|Hi Friends of Belize Mission Society,
I'm writing this newsletter from the home of our dear friend Miss Sue. What a gracious host and friend she is to me and all of you. I have had the fun opportunity to learn more about the history of the BMS, see pictures and hear wonderful stories on how VBS is the cornerstone of this mission field. Thank you to all who have served on a VBS team and has pioneered the way for all of us who have a heart for Belize.
I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" to all of you! Our year-end fundraising campaign has reflected the love you all have for the mercy work the BMS is able to continue. Your generosity has humbled me. The BMS would not be able to sustain without all of you! What a blessing you are . . thank you for loving our friends in Belize.
I am sharing a letter I sent to all of the mission trip team leaders:
The BMS Board of Directors made some necessary decisions regarding sending mission teams to Belize. The original plan to send a small recon team at the end of February as been postponed. We have a tentative plan to send this team in April, but realize that this could be postponed as well.
The CDC is now requiring a negative Covid test result from all international passengers entering the United States. Here are few links to the CDC website with the information:
CDC Covid Travelers FAQ
CDC Covid Notice Belize
The Board of Directors made the necessary but difficult decision to protect our short term missionaries and our friends in Belize by postponing all mission trips through August 2021. We have hope that a few small returning teams could visit our friends in Seine Bight in the fall. I know that this is not the news everyone has been hoping for but it is the right decision.
Here are a few things that I encourage you to do:
- Pray for the Belize Mission Society and her Board as we navigate through this uncertain time.
- Pray for our friends in Seine Bight and the missionaries on the ground in Belize.
- Get together as a team and consider serving a local community outreach project.
- Fundraise amongst yourselves to support the BMS.
- Reflect on the joyous reunion you will have with our friends in Belize when you reunite. What an amazing day that will be.
Our hearts beat for Belize!
With much love,
His humble servant,
1 John 4:19. We love because He first loved us.