Day 4 of Mission Belize. Looking back in my journal, I didn’t have very much written about this day. The crazy thing is that the most powerful thing happened that day. We woke up that morning about the same time as usual. For our meal, we had breakfast burritos and more fresh fruit (usually pineapples and watermelon). We got to VBS around 10:30. More children showed up than the day before, following the pattern of previous days. We had some kids that came every day. (Junior and Roy…always smiling. Wish I had pictures of them! I think Ms. Sue does). Then we had other kids that didn’t come back but new ones in their place. Really beautiful children. They would say “Miss! Miss! Please take my picture!” while they were smiling and so excited about something we take for granted with our kids. I don’t know what they were thinking about when we took the picture because they always got so serious!
Then we’d show them what their picture looked like and they would start giggling. At the end of our VBS lesson, W talked about them needing Jesus. Faith like a child. They were so eager and about 40 of them received Christ. Just before we closed out for the day, a young lady came in with her baby. She was about a year old, I think. The lady had her bundled up (and it was already warm out) and the baby was sweating a lot. She was sick with fever and had been for a day or two. While Ms. Sue and I finished up, the men prayed over the baby.
James 5:14-16 (KJV)
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Mark 16: 17-18
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
This woman asked in faith that her child be prayed over. The lady left with her baby and Bro. Jerrel and the guys worked a little more on the side of the church.
Just before we left (about 30 minutes later) the woman came back. The baby was wide awake and no fever! Praise God for his healing!!
Next Bro. Jerrel took us to go see a river that had flooded because of all the rain that had come in (which was also why it wasn’t 105 degrees when we got there).
The bridge we were sitting on was almost the width of the van. And the water was just a foot or two short from coming up to the bridge. We also drove through another banana plantation. I don’t remember which number it was. But we didn’t tour the thing like we did with Farm 4. There are several, several banana plantations out there.
We went back to camp and Bro. Jerrel and W went to Pastor School. Ms. Sue stayed with Flora and Max, Phillip, and I had empanadas with cherry and oreo cheesecake for dessert! After dinner, Phillip had me teach him mexican train dominoes. We played for a bit then went to bed!