Thursday, March 29, 2012


Psalm 63:3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 4:2-3 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

If you have not seen our team blog check it out at Westwood Belize Mission page.
Thank you for all your sweet messages and prayers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mobile Does Not Equal Belize

"We found out today that our Pallet is in Mobile, AL!!!!!"

Monday afternoon our little world became much bigger. We found out our pallet was in Mobile and Not Belize. The pallet that contains all our electrical supplies, all our VBS supplies and all our teacher supplies. The pallet that we were suppose to unpack on Monday and use all week.

The email went out to our mission team and twenty or so emails followed in reply.
Questions came up.

  1. What would we do on our trip without supplies?

  2. Do we want to try and fly the pallet?

  3. Do we want to drive to Mobile and divide up the supplies?

  4. Do we want to go buy more stuff?

  5. Or do we want to ship and pray?

By the end of the twenty or more emails, I was reading in tears. Panic was not an option. This little team decided to ship and pray. God was going to get that pallet to Belize when He wanted to. His time is perfect. We really don't know what the plan for our trip is and it is well. I am 4 days from leaving this world for another world. I would get on the plane right now because it is well. I am ready to leave all these distractions behind and love on some children because it is well.

Since this will probably be my last post before we leave, I wanted to let you know that if possible I will be posting here: Mission Trip Blog during our stay if I can get access. You can check there hopefully each evening and get an update on our day.

Thank you for all your sweet comments, prayers and support.

It is well.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

About to be two Hands

We are almost two hands away from going to Belize. My house is buzzing with excitement. Things to pack. List to check. Dogs to board. Well, not really. Lulu is actually going on a vacation with her brother Sonny. She has heard that she will be busy killing squirrels, eating socks, attacking children and sleeping in a bed with daughter's first grade teacher and her softball coach. I think daughter might be a little jealous.

I am praying I get to fly over this wonder of Belize. This is The Great Blue Hole and according to Wikipedia it is 470 ft deep. According to my teacher friends, The Bachelor jumped out of plane into the hole and swam. I promise mother, I will not jump out of a plane unless the captain demands me to do so. I feel like in many ways my heart is already in Belize. We had our last meeting as a team on Tuesday night. We got our flight details, the itinerary of the trip and some last minute packing instructions. I am so excited to go on this trip with some of my favorite friends. Someone at our home group was telling us that in a book they were reading it stated that children's worldview is formed by age 12. I am so jealous that my kids will experience their first third world country and their first mission trip at age 9 and 7.
This is the school where we will spend the majority of our time. The name of the school is Light of the Valley. I am excited about the work that is in front of us and the mission. I am looking forward to a dependence on God in unfamiliar locations and unfamiliar culture.
I am also wondering how God will stretch me and change me.

"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him"
— Hudson Taylor