Guatemala border claim vs. Belize sovereignty

PRAYER ALERT on Guatemala border claim. Guatemala’s claim on the land of Belize goes back to 1493. At that time Pope Alexander VI proclaimed Spain’s right to the entire western hemisphere excluding Brazil. Accordingly Spain colonized all of Central and South America except Brazil and Belize. (Northward, the US evantually escaped its grasp.) In the […] Continue reading →

World persecution of Christians worst ever

PRAYER ALERT on world persecution. From IPMI monthly global prayer teleconference. “A recent report by Aid to the Church in Need documents that world persecution of Christians today is worse than at any time in history. Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith groups. But ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of […] Continue reading →

Evangelicals unite in Guat before border vote

PRAYER ALERT on evangelicals unite. A team of six Belize evangelical leaders will participate in a January 25 meeting in Guatemala City with the Association of Evangelical Ministries in Guatemala. AEMG involves hundreds of denominations. NEAB President Lance Lewis will lead the Belizean delegation. We seek to deepen relational ties with Guatemalan evangelicals as the referendum on the […] Continue reading →

Hungry Venezuelans raid field, kill 300 cows

PRAYER ALERT on hungry Venezuelans. Facing skyrocketing prices for scarce food supplies, mobs of Venezuelans are hunting for whatever small sustenance they can find. For instance, in the western state of Merida, mobs recently attacked and plundered a state-run food collection center. They ransacked a supermarket. They stopped and raided a truck carrying corn. Nationwide, […] Continue reading →

Male-female relationship guidelines to follow

PRAYER ALERT on male-female relationship guidelines. The cascade of allegations of sexual misbehavior against public figures seems like it will never end. But the much-called for “dialogue” about the remedy has hardly begun. Last month BPN shared some biblical principles on treating younger women as sisters and avoiding coarse talk and obscenity. Now it’s time […] Continue reading →

Evangelical Christmas message -Lance Lewis

December 2017 Evangelical Christmas message by NEAB President Lance Lewis. Christmas greeting to one and all.  We wish you the warmth of Christ love in these wonderful wintry days! The birth of Jesus Christ is a miracle and a pivotal part of God’s Word. In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 1:18-25, we read the fascinating story […] Continue reading →

Evangelicals vs Rastafarians -the Bible on pot

PRAYER ALERT on Evangelicals vs Rastafarians . On November 23rd CARICOM’s Regional Commission on Marijuana held a public consultation at the Belize Biltmore on the prospect of legalizing marijuana. There several Rastafarians claimed a biblical case for legalizing marijuana. Yet the panel did not allow NEAB to answer, though we represent 250+ churches. Directly afterward, the Commission asked […] Continue reading →

Bible supports Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

PRAYER ALERT on Bible supports Jerusalem. French Prime Minister Emmanual Macron followed many other world leaders in opposing US President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed that the Bible and history support Jerusalem as capital. Israel National News quoted his words to Macron. “You […] Continue reading →

Nations rage at capital Jerusalem, God smiles

PRAYER ALERT on nations rage at capital Jerusalem. The nations rage at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In fact, the Palestinian leadership called for “three days of rage” and got them. Palestinian protesters faced off against Israeli soldiers in at least 30 flashpoints in Jerusalem, in the West […] Continue reading →

ISIS plots Christmas market attacks in Europe

PRAYER ALERT on ISIS plots Christmas market attacks. ISIS has targeted Christmas markets in Britain, France and Germany for new terrorist attacks. In messaging apps, ISIS jihadis have circulated posts saying “Soon on your holidays” in English, French and German. One shows a hooded figure dressed in black standing over a kneeling Santa Claus. The […] Continue reading →

Evangelical appeals, no government response

PRAYER ALERT on evangelical appeals. We must admit, the Body of Christ in Belize is in a place of discouragement. We have been working long and hard on national issues, and the government has ignored us. More than two hundred pastors signed a petition against decriminalizing marijuana, and the government did not respond. We presented […] Continue reading →

Biblical courtesy vs. sexual harassment

PRAYER ALERT for biblical courtesy. The recent flood of charges of sexual harassment against public figures has only begun. We can expect many more. In fact, almost half of all women say they have been sexually harassed in the workplace. This should not surprise us. Hollywood movies supercharged with profanity and eroticism have set the […] Continue reading →

ICJ ruling —can we be sure Belize will win?

PRAYER ALERT on ICJ ruling. Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has often made assurances that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would confirm Belize’s sovereignty against Guatemala’s claim. Belizeans have only to vote in favor of the upcoming referendum to take its case to the ICJ. But could Belize match Guatemala’s $46 million campaign to go […] Continue reading →

New Guatemala map includes Belize claim

PRAYER ALERT on new Guatemala map. Guatemala is circulating a map which displays Belize as its “disputed” 23rd province. The new Guatemala map shows Belize divided into three parts. Each part was claimed by Great Britain from Spain/Guatemala on three different dates. Guatemala considers illegitimate these claims. But for the former British colony Belize, these […] Continue reading →

Murder spike blamed on pot—why decriminalize?

PRAYER ALERT on murder spike blamed. Minister of Home and Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington on October 21 blamed the recent murder spike on high grade marijuana imported from Mexico. When local sellers don’t account for their sales, “that is when these people are being executed.” Why then did Elrington sponsor the bill to decriminalize the […] Continue reading →