The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is community. From our science classes we understand community to be a group of like creatures in a defined space. During the last week I have been widening that defined space as I traveled to the Central American country of Belize.
Up until December of last year this country was just a name on the map to me. I certainly did not consider them to be part of any community I would be associated with. That changed dramatically during my first seven day mission trip. I met and came to know some pretty fantastic people that call Belize home.
Specifically a team of folks from a tutor center which serves a community known as Maya Mopan, a village near the capital of Belmopan. The folks run the tutor center to assist kids with studies and also give them a place to read, play and learn about Jesus.
We also made a difference in their community by partnering in the process of finishing their library project. Bringing a few hundred books with us and helping build enough shelves to complete the library will certainly strengthen their community.
Our seven person team also got the joy of living our faith as members of the Christian community as we shared the Christmas story with 42 boys and girls.
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Things about helping and assisting are always great! 😀
Good job, Joe. Looks as though you had a wonderful trip. Welcome back.
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I always have admired those who take time from their busy lives to go to another country, or even stay home, and volunteer their time to helping others less fortunate. Can community get any better than that?
But for a different sort of community, here is my entry for this week’s challenge: Community (and Sub-communities)
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