I was very fortunate to give a presentation today at the church about the culture of Belize. Belize has been on my list of places I want to go and see before I die. With my passion for cultures you can imagine how excited I was to be able to do research and present my findings. I found so much useful information that I found myself not knowing where to begin. The only thing I was nervous about was giving too much information.
There was so much information about the history of the Maya people and all the immigrations that have taken place over time. With the Mayans, the Spaniards, the British, the Africans and the Caribs all finding a home in Belize it's no wonder the histories were full of richness, drama, and tragedy. After reading many articles, facts and statistics I have moved Belize up in my list of places to go.
I am bummed I will not be able to go in November with the church. Financially we are just not able to do the trip this year. We are hoping to go in April. I am still working out the child care situation. But I will continue to pray and I know when God feels that it is our turn to go, then will be able to go and serve in His name. Until then I will just continue to do any research that is required (or just for fun) and help in any other way that I can from Augusta, GA.