Belize Mission Trip

Matt Wolff

This year was my third trip to Belize and it was an amazing experience for me personally. Karen and I were able to see and experience God moving over the hearts and lives of the Bella Vista community more than any other year! Our students did a fantastic job with this year’s drama presentation. It spoke with an intensity to the children at Bella Vista. Following the drama presentation, we split the children into their different groups and the GOSPEL Journey presentation was shared with them. All over the soccer field the groups of students and children sat on blue tarps. We saw 10–15 children in each group respond to the gospel message! It was so powerful and thrilling for us to watch! Our students came to the school in the morning each day, which is different from years past. This gave them the opportunity to establish a relationship with the kids. We believe it really served to break into these kids’ lives and establish some trust before we shared our hearts with them.

We were also amazed that the principal of Bella Vista invited us to have a time with all the teachers of her school. On Thursday afternoon, as soon as school was over, Karen Pirtle and Cindy White hosted a conference to minister to the teachers. What a great opportunity to speak life and encouragement into these leaders.

I was overwhelmed at how well our students ministered and worked with the children this year! They reflected Christ’s love in such an impactful display that I was constantly moved to tears! Kirwin, a young man who gave his life to Christ as a result of a South Tulsa Belize trip several years ago, brought his students to worship with us on Wednesday night. Kirwin serves as the Student Pastor at Sienne Bight. It was a powerful night of worship and fellowship.

We are so grateful to our church family for the prayers and financial support. We are already planning next year’s trip! Join us tonight in the Chapel at 6:00 for a full report.

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