November 8 vote expected to shake the world

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on November 8 vote. Lately observers have lamented how the issues have been overshadowed by offensive personas of the presidential candidates. Though there’s much to say about that, it has already been said. There’s not enough said about the crucial stances on issues that we must hold the candidates accountable to. Pray […] Continue reading →

UNCAC —roadmap to recovery for Belize?

PRAYER ALERT for UNCAC. On October 6th the Government of Belize (GOB) bowed to one key demand of both business and labor unions. GOB agreed to sign UNCAC, the UN Convention Against Corruption, on December 9. Some union leaders immediately criticized the two month delay as another stalling tactic. But the Belize Chamber of Commerce […] Continue reading →

Debt grows as corruption spreads in Belize

PRAYER ALERT on debt. Corruption has spread in Belize in ever widening circles. The recent audit of 2011-2013 alone made this abundantly clear. So much corruption has repelled investors whom we have sought to alleviate Belize’s staggering debt. The huge PetroCaribe loans at 2% interest are drying up, now that Venezuelan economy is collapsing. Now […] Continue reading →

Hurricane Matthew blusters through Caribbean

PRAYER ALERT on Hurricane Matthew. Though dozens of miles away, Hurricane Matthew sent a storm surge that flooded streets in Columbia on Friday, killing one person. Its wind speeds whipped up to 150 mph. That made Hurricane Matthew the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Gilbert in 2007. Gilbert killed 49 people and caused $700 million in […] Continue reading →

Church-State Commission sets pro-family goals

PRAYER ALERT for Church-State Commission. On 26 September the first meeting of a “Morality Commission” for Belize exceeded expectations. It involved leaders from the Belize Council of Churches, and the three evangelical associations—NEAB, BAEC and the mostly Spanish-speaking Alliance of Ministers and Leaders. Church leaders anticipated it with considerable skepticism. Much of that skepticism was […] Continue reading →

PM concedes some church & union demands

PRAYER ALERT for PM concedes. In response to public outcry against recent government moves, Prime Minister Barrow is already reversing course on several issues. He agrees to appeal the Chief Justice’s interpretation of “sex” in the Constitution as meaning “sexual orientation.” The PM concedes that the churches can mount a full appeal of the Chief […] Continue reading →

Sex orientation ruling opens door for appeal

BELIZE JOURNAL Pt. 1 on sex orientation. After Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin legalized sodomy on August 10, the churches were told they could not appeal. They were only Interested Parties in the case. Only the Defendant—the Government of Belize—could make the sodomy verdict appeal. And the government refused. But the case is not closed yet. […] Continue reading →

Sodomy verdict appeal gains ground in Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL Pt. 2 on sodomy verdict appeal. At his second meeting with church leaders on September 9, Prime Minister Dean Barrow agreed to appeal the Chief Justice’s redefinition of “sex” in the Constitution as “sex orientation”. That allows the churches as Interested Parties to make their own sodomy verdict appeal. Oddly, this chance to appeal […] Continue reading →

Russian Christians banned from sharing faith

PRAYER ALERT for Russian Christians by Antony Bushfield. From Intercessory Prayer Ministries International August 4 Prayer Agenda. Russian Christians are now banned from discussing their faith outside of churches and other designated places under new anti-terror laws. As of July 20th it is illegal to preach, teach or share faith outside state-controlled settings. Senior Protestant […] Continue reading →

Chief Justice ruling on sodomy law in dispute

PRESS RELEASE on Chief Justice ruling. “The National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) is calling upon the Prime Minister of Belize to appeal the ruling of the Chief Justice on the Section 53 lawsuit.  In a mere 4 hours, 11 Denominational Overseers and 132 National Pastors responded by text saying they support the request for the […] Continue reading →

Unjust judgment for sodomy—appeal pondered

NEWS UPDATE on unjust judgment. On Wednesday morning dozens of Belizean intercessors stood praying across the street from the Supreme Court in Belize City. We waited for a just judgment against our adversary the spirit of sodomy. Instead an unjust judgment was delivered. The Chief Justice struck down the law against sodomy and opened a […] Continue reading →

Outside independent investigation urged—NEAB

NEWS UPDATE on outside independent investigation. The National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) has issued a press release on the recent atrocious murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas. NEAB “hereby calls on the Prime Minister of Belize for an outside independent investigation into the brutal murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, and also an outside independent investigation concerning William “Danny” […] Continue reading →

Guatemala evangelicals hail Belize partners

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1.on Guatemala evangelicals. When NEAB leaders met with Peten, Guatemala evangelical leaders to pray at the border for peace on 28 May, little did we know that it would quickly lead to an even bigger meeting. But after our heart-felt hugs at the border, we should have known that it would be hard […] Continue reading →

Belize Fest of Hope promoted by Guatemalans

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.2 on Belize Fest. On Day Two of the July 18-19 Guatemala CONACOME conference in Santa Elena, Peten, the five attending NEAB leaders were asked many eager questions by our new, affectionate friends. Can they come to our meetings in Belize? Can they come to our Belize Festival of Hope? Can we come […] Continue reading →