Just imagine….two people checking in at the airport with 10 bags and over 600 pounds of children’s ministry materials, including two large projection screens! That was the scene as we headed back to Belize this month. We were blessed with a check in agent who understood and appreciated what we were doing and even more, once we arrived in Belize we were personally greeted with a duty exemption letter from the Belize Minister of Finance, thus saving thousands in duty! Next came the awesome blessing of Pastor Henry’s large van to carry all of the materials. It all came together.
We kicked off the week of Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus ministry training by leading a large group presentation for the entire school at Light of the Valley….240 children! They were captivated by the projector and large screen lessons and absolutely loved the new worship songs! The leader of the Belize Baptist Association was attending and was all smiles as he told us this style of ministry was certainly a first in the country and is EXACTLY what was needed to reach children!
The training of teachers continued each day at Light of the Valley and at night we held training sessions for leaders at Dangriga Baptist Church. The week ended with another energetic large group at school and then an amazing Sunday where both churches were full of children. Pastor Alvez had told us not to expect many, if any, children on Sunday night, yet the church was full! These two initial ministry sites will be monitored, evaluted and modified over the next four months as we prepare to implement the Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus ministry into other villages in September. Training for these new locations will take place in August. The vision is to add a group of villages each September and January until the entire country is covered!
We again thank you for all of your prayers and support! We would again like to ask that you please share the vision of Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus with your local pastor and/or youth/children’s pastor, friends and neighbors. We need local US church and individual partners to expand the ministry. There is a version of the ministry brochure on the web that can be downloaded and printed for easy distribution. We can also send out a “kit” with more detailed information if you will send us the contact name.