Who We Are
God's Plan for Our Lives
God has directed us to minister to the vulnerable and downcast populations in Belize. We believe that the primary need of any individual is to come into relationship with God. This is done by building bridges to peoples hearts through Bible studies, education, and time spent with them.
Our Party for Christmas Break
In September, we started our third year Sunshine Tutors. We have new students and many of our former students. As the years pass, we see changes in the attitudes of the students. Children, who in the past, would have been considered behavioral problems are now much more cooperative and desiring to learn and succeed.
This year we have expanded the devotional time to include small group breakout sessions. During each session, we discuss the story from devotions and its application to our lives. We talk about our emotions and to recognize what we are feeling and how to respond in a way pleasing to God. The students then draw a picture or write a prayer which becomes part of their prayer journal.
For our Christmas break celebration, we invited the parents to participate. The children did skits, praise dancing, and charades, where the parents had to guess what word the children were acting out. And, oh yes, eating!
Christmas Dinner at Freedom House
The men at Freedom House, and the volunteers enjoyed our annual Christmas Dinner at Freedom House. We had a time of worship, the Word of God, testimonies, and shows of gratitude from the residents.
The Children Displaying their work from the Small Groups to their Parents
A party's not complete without food!
Miss T and Miss J Leading the Children in a Praise Dance
The children doing a skit based on Mark 9:14-24
Here's a girl who loves Jesus
This family has three students in the program
Many of the men got up and spoke giving testimony of God's goodness, reflecting back on where they were and the new hope they have in Christ. They presented gifts of their handiwork to the members of the board.
Enjoying the party and each others company
Pastor Manuel, the director of Freedom House. He lives on Campus with the men. God has brought him from a life of addiction to a place of discernment and being able to speak into the lives and building up of the men of Freedom House.
One of the residents reading his thoughts of gratitude to God for the provision of Freedom House
We Can Make a Difference in Children's Lives
Make A True Change
We instruct the children in reading comprehension and math, but the cornerstone of our instruction is a time of devotions where we combine bible stories with vocabulary words and talk about application in our own lives.
Partnering with the Local Primary Grade School
Partnering with the local primary grade school
We hosted a qualified team to speak to the teachers about addressing students with behavioural issues. In the foreground is one of our staff persons who does a fantastic job with Standard 2 students.
Working with Children in the Public School
Doing Phonics with Children Who Have Difficulting Reading
Edna takes s children who have difficulty reading out of class to work with them. She has one of the mothers working with her. Besides helping them with their reading, she has an "emotional toolbox" she uses so the children learn how to identify their emotions and how to deal with them in a constructive manner.
Preparing Lunches for the Children
Taking care of physical needs.
During the break between sessions, we make sure the children have lunch. It's hard to learn on an empty stomach.
Miss T with her Standard 2 Students
Miss T was with us since we started. After the first year, she had the vision for working with the Standard 2 children. She developed a lesson plan and has been working with them since then.
The Future of Belize
We sponsor students for secondary school, junior college, and vocational school programs. Miss J, on the left, is an education student at a junior college, and works with us on Saturdays at the Learning Center.
Freedom House is a re-entry house for men recovering from difficult lifestyles. We conduct Bible studies and literacy improvement and training. We talk about life application of Bible principles and the development of habits that makes God the center of our decision making process.
Making a Commitment - Reuben has since left Freedom House. He saved the money he made and bought a taxi. He now has his own business.
Help Us Soar
Thanksgiving Dinner at Freedom House
A Time of Fellowship and Fun
Chapel Service at Belize Central Prison
Ron is doing a Friday afternoon chapel service at Belize Central Prison. Men have been coming forward for prayer, with many dedicating their lives to the Lord.
Would you consider supporting us through prayer and giving monetarily. A donation of any amount is truly appreciated. With regular giving, we can make the commitments necessary to send children to school for the time it takes to complete the program. Knowing that you are a partnering with us, helps us as we look to expand the work we are presently doing.
To give, click on the button below which will redirect you to the Brooklyn Tabernacle giving page, select "Belize" and follow the directions. A tax deductible receipt will be available.