Below are excerpts of our time on Saturday…we are off to church in 3 minutes, so I will update and we will try to be back on tonight or tomorrow morning…
Grace: Saturday in Belize started with a bang! We went to Hopkins Beach an hour away with the amazing Pop family who graciously host us at Loforna. The view was amazing and the food was amazing (as usual). The water was absolutely stunning and warm, plus the company was great too. I definitely got a lot of photos out of today J
Nate: Hopkins Beach was absolutely gorgeous! The sand, water and sky were so perfect and relaxing, nothing could have been better. We had so much fun relaxing in the sun and heat and enjoying some time with the Pop family. Afterwards, we went back to the base and had an awesome time together chilling and talking about plans for the morrow. It feels good to laugh with friends in the middle of the jungle at 11:00 PM. Though I miss everyone back home, Belize is exactly where I want to be!
Sonya: I had an amazing time yesterday, we did a fun team building activity for the entire morning. Then in the afternoon we went to the beach, the water was so warm and the sun was high. I did not get a sun burn this year! But over all I had an amazing time, it is nice to get a day of relaxation after being in the hot sun for a long time. Since the river we normally bathe in was dirty, we went to a small pond and quickly washed there because it was getting dark. We are getting ready for church at the moment. I’m excited to see what it will be like.
Jess: I really enjoyed our day of Sabbath. It was such a good reminder to “be still, and know that I am God”. Belize is a beautiful, beautiful country and I found myself being in awe of God’s creation as we drove to Hopkins beach and once we got to the ocean. I am so thankful for the rest we had yesterday, and the reminder that busyness and running around doing things doesn’t change God’s abundant love for us. He is a good, good Father!
Anthony: So far, amazing trip. We’re going to church today and I’m really excited to see Jason Pop again at lunch. We might also stop at Marla’s again and I’m looking forward to it. Our Sabbath was really nice. We went to the beach and in all honesty, it’s the best I’ve been to and was practically empty. Overall, it’s awesome.
Zosia: I’m having the best time here. Contemplating not coming back home. Honestly though, It’s great weather, great people, great food, and a great place. I wake up happy and go to bed happy. Love it here. But I still love you guys too 😉