Monday, March 19, 2012

the gifts of breaking ground...

Yesterday we attended a ground breaking service for the church that we've been attending.  It was exciting to be a part of this new phase in the life of Bethel Disciples Church.

The church property will not only benefit the congregation here in Belmopan but also the sister churches in the various villages.  It was such a delight to see such a beautiful rainbow of people coming together to celebrate this step in the life of the ministry.

part of the worship team
 
the children's choir is so big I couldn't get them all in one photo!
 
Pastor Han playing the guitar while the children sang...
 
another view...
 
the Spanish worship leaders...


prayers were written on cards and taped to balloons...

leaders of the various sister churches preparing to launch the balloons...

balloons soaring into the skies...


officially breaking ground...


There were so many joys throughout the day...so much to celebrate!

568.  colorful bracelets on the arms of little girls...

 
569.  prayers attached to balloons...

570.  listening to Pastor Han preach in English while Phillip translated into Spanish

571.  being a part of such a diverse congregation
572.  truly feeling at home among this body of believers
573.  having a new believer lean over to me and ask if she belonged to the church now
574.  sitting next to her in the group photo
575.  enjoying a girls day out with several women from Bible study
576.  coming home to a hot meal waiting in the crock pot
577.  conversing with group leaders from the Women's conference back in March
578.  hearing stories about 'the way it used to be' when they were growing up here in Belize
579.  touring the Good Shepherd clinic run by a nurse down in San Jose Succotz
580.  the beauty of the peace-filled grounds
581.  having a blog post featured in the Cayo Scoop!  Best of Cayo E-Magazine
 

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8 comments:

  1. Oh wow that looks like a beautiful service! Congrats on the church breaking ground but I know sometimes it's not a building that makes a church! Love the prayers on the balloons!

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  2. What an amazing blessing! Congratulations on the ground breaking.

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  3. What an amazing church to be a part of! I love the fact there are so many different ethnicities and backgrounds represented. And the sight of all those kids participating in worship just melts my heart.

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  4. Nice to see where my baby is going.

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  5. There are so many beautiful blessings here. beautiful

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  6. Love your heart for the nations ... have yet to share Jesus in Belize ... someday.

    Thanks for splashing me with God's goodness today. I hope you don't mind if I wade around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into all things good..

    Splashin'
    Sarah

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/

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  7. This looks like it was a wonderful day.

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  8. It's rare to come across a fellow Christian blogger. Your photos just showed me that a building is NOT a church. It's the people and the faith.

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