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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.

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 →

LGBT claims that publicity is victory

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on LGBT claims. On June 23, gay US Ambassador Carlos Moreno raised the LGBT flag over the US Embassy in Belize. There the UNIBAM sodomy lawsuit attorney Lisa Shoman claimed victory for the LGBT cause. How could she do so, having never said a word in the 2013 court case and […] Continue reading →

Evangelicals meet at Belize-Guatemala border

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 1 on evangelicals meet. On May 28 history was made. The busy border crossing near Melchor, Guatemala witnessed teams of both Belizean and Guatemalan evangelicals meet for the first time. Recent border shootings March 26 and April 20 resulted in the death of one 13-year-old Guatemalan boy, and the wounding of his father […] Continue reading →

Border communion & prayer unite 2 peoples

BELIZE JOURNAL on border communion. At the Belize-Guatemala border near Melchor on May 28, leaders of evangelical associations from both nations joined in a time of fervent prayer. Then we lined up facing each other. Guatemalan leaders stood on the west side and Belizean leaders on the east. One-on-one, we laid hands on each other […] Continue reading →

Guatemala border crisis —how to pray

PRAY WITH US about the Guatemala border crisis. Father God, You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You made the world and everything in it. You determined the times set for men and the exact places where they should live. You forbid moving the ancient boundary stones. Affirm the boundaries of Belize […] Continue reading →

Guatemala intruders targeted Belize sergeant

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 2 on Guatemala intruders. A recent preliminary report by the Organization of American States (OAS) indicates that Guatemala intruders deliberately ambushed Sergeant Richard Lambey on March 26, the day before Easter. These civilians apparently wanted to kill him. Sergeant Lambey was wounded in the hand and abdomen but survived. He had come […] Continue reading →

Guatemala troops move near Belize border

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 1 on Guatemala troops. We must pray now that 500 Guatemala troops have been sent by President Jimmy Morales to its eastern border with Belize. The move was a reaction to the April 20 death of 13-year-old Guatemalan Julio Alvarado at the border. Morales said that Alvarado’s eight wounds from bullets fired […] Continue reading →

Garifuna Christians stand against spiritism

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 1 on Garifuna Christians. The National Garifuna Council of Belize recently demanded an apology from Pastor Scott Stirm of Jubilee Fellowship, Roaring Creek, for offending their people group. Garifunas (officially known as Garinagus) are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African peoples, who settled in Belize in 1832. On a video recorded […] Continue reading →

Evangelical statement on decriminalizing pot

BELIZE JOURNAL on evangelical statement. At our Feb. 29 general meeting NEAB put forward Vice President Scott Stirm to present our evangelical statement on the new marijuana policy. First he gave us background and updates on the government’s Decriminalization Of Marijuana Committee (DOMC). It started in 2012 with Doug Singh as chairman. It has eight […] Continue reading →

Evangelical churches plan nationwide actions

BELIZE JOURNAL on evangelical churches. On February 29, 215 pastors and ministry leaders attended the NEAB annual meeting at the Belmopan Civic Center. They represented evangelical churches from all six districts of Belize. About 150 were from the Toledo District alone. President Lance Lewis hit the keynote with his message on man’s stewardship as extending […] Continue reading →