We’re Going to Belize!!!

Over spring break our ministry is sponsoring our church’s first family mission trip and I’m so excited about it.  Awhile back I was introduced to David and Karen Rhodes.  You might have seen them highlighted at Orange.  Their ministry is called Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus.  They seek to partner children’s ministries in the United States with schools and churches in Belize.  We partnered with them about a year ago.  Our sponsored ministry is in Light of the Valley. Our goal is to continue to build connections and relationships between our kids and theirs.

One huge step is coming in March!  Five families from our ministry are going on a mission trip to Light of the Valley, Belize! We will be spending the week with the Rhodes and with our adopted church!  We are taking kids that range from 1st grade – middle school.

I’m really excited about kids catching a glimpse of what missions is about at an early age.  Here is why I think Belize is a great fit for our ministry:

–  It is only a couple of hours away via plane.  I can’t imagine taking kids on an extremely long flight!

–  The kids there speak English.

– Because we aren’t going as far, it is not AS expensive as some trips.  It works out to be about $1200/person.

–  We have an opportunity to develop lasting relationships.  Our kids can see firsthand what their offering money goes towards.  Because of our partnership, we can continue ministering to the church even when we are back home.

–  David and Karen are doing a great job of developing activities for everyone to have the opportunity to minister, especially the kids.

–  I’m excited that some of my best friends are going, all of whom have a heart for missions and to see their kids serve alongside of them.

I’m praying that there are families here and in Belize who will never be the same because of this trip!

Have you ever organized a family mission trip?  Do you have any advice to share?

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