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Belize Journal

A monthly update on the progress and activities of the Belize Prayer Network, Belize City House of Prayer, and Tree of Life Ministries in Caye Caulker and Belize.

Christians mobilize for outreach to gangs

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 1 on Christians mobilize. The first shock came when 60 leaders of Belize City’s 14 gangs marched together for peace on April 12. The second shock came when the city realized that no gang murders had occurred during the entire Easter break up until April 21. But the police are reassigning one […] Continue reading →

Long range community development for Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on long range community development. Our current Festival of Hope evangelism campaign peaks with a week of gospel activities July 16-22. But we must look beyond it for long range community development for Belize. Already we’ve planned a 12-week discipleship program for converts. And Kenrick Burns’ upcoming seminar for pastors will […] Continue reading →

2017 Prophetic Roundtable: prayer becomes real

PRAYER ALERT on 2017 Prophetic Roundtable. The 2017 Prophetic Roundtable calls 2017 a breakthrough year in which long-persisting prayers will finally see answers. The late missiologist C. Peter Wagner started this Roundtable of well-known prophetic voices, called the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders in 1999. ACPE has released prophetic words every year since then. The […] Continue reading →

New Reformation prophesied for 2017

PRAYER ALERT on New Reformation prophesied for 2017. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation that changed Europe, the annual ACPE Prophetic Roundtable has prophesied a new Reformation. They say it will reach every sphere or mountain of influence with a Fourth Wave of the Spirit. Our Prayer Guide continues with the vast implications of […] Continue reading →

Pro-family curriculum to resist LGBT agenda

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on pro-family curriculum. Sodomy may now be legalized—at least until we can mount a successful appeal of that Supreme Court decision. But we must do all we can to see that sodomy is not promoted. Especially not in schools—where kids are just beginning to grow into their God-given sexual identities. The National […] Continue reading →

Watchmen Committee to guard family values

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on watchmen committee. With sodomy now legalized and the difficulty of appeal, we can expect the foreign gay lobby to push more pro-LGBT measures on Belize. So the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) has started a Watchmen Committee to guard family values. We will watch for LGBT incursions in all seven […] Continue reading →

Gender policy revised again with church input

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on gender policy revised. On November 22 the new Church-State Commission met to have the still offensive government gender policy revised as promised. The Prime Minister had accepted 95% of the churches’ recommended changes in 2014. Only 30% of those changes were included in the revision we finally received, after repeated […] Continue reading →

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 the offensive personas of the presidential candidates. There’s much to say about that, but it has already been said. There’s not enough said about the crucial stances on issues that we must hold the candidates accountable to. […] 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 →

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 →

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 →

Sodomy lawsuit verdict set for July 27

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 1 on sodomy lawsuit. On June 17 Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin announced that he would deliver the sodomy lawsuit verdict on July 27, 2016. He made a similar announcement after the sodomy lawsuit case went on trial three years ago, on May 7-10, 2013. He declared that he would decide it by […] Continue reading →