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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.

Evangelical values drive evangelical vision

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on evangelical values. You’ve heard of the purpose-driven life. But what drives our purposes? What propels our vision? For years evangelicals in Belize have had a great vision—on paper. In our evangelical association, our stated vision has been: “To bring the Body of Christ together for maximum impact of the Kingdom of […] Continue reading →

New evangelical association visits Belize PM

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on new evangelical association . Recently our National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) sent a committee to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow. It was a courtesy call. He responded with reciprocal courtesy. PM Barrow acknowledged that our new evangelical association , with 244+ members, represented the churches in a wider way than before. […] Continue reading →

The Cross is where sins die and wounds heal

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 2. At YWAM Belize on August 20-23, Westwood Ministries Potter’s Institute taught leaders the difference between emotional wounds and sin. “A wound is ‘other inflicted’ while sin is ‘self-inflicted.’” A wound must be opened to be healed. A sin must be confessed to be forgiven. Healing and forgiveness are found at the […] Continue reading →

LGBT Pride Week and Belize Prayer Summer

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1: On September 5-12 the Caribbean Villas Hotel in San Pedro will hold the first publicized LGBT pride event ever in Belize. They call it “Temptation Island Pride Week.” Temptation Island was the name of the notorious American TV reality show also located in San Pedro. It divided up three couples and put […] Continue reading →

Evangelical statement to gay activists

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.2: In response to the Sept. 5-12 LGBT Pride Week to be held at a San Pedro resort, we are publishing the following Evangelical Association Statement to Gay Activists in Belize. Our intent is to speak the truth in love and win them to Christ: “We thank you for reading what we have […] Continue reading →

Belize church leaders to simplify constitution

BELIZE JOURNAL PT. 1: The nation now awaits the final reshaping of new constitution of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches. The first draft was revised and expanded again and again. The more it grew, the more there was to disagree about. Finally, Belize church leaders realized that we had to reduce it back to essentials […] Continue reading →

Easter holy days vs. heathen debaucheries

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 1. To avoid offense to non-Christians, businesses often take Christmas out of Christmas and Easter out of Easter. They call them simply holidays. They forget that “holidays” mean “holy days.” For believers, Easter holy days remind us of of the most important realities on which our faith is based. These realities are […] Continue reading →

High alert for crime during Easter season

  Caye Caulker Police Sergeant Raymond Barry told me more about the Cadet program which the police will start again soon. Cadets learn manners and basic respect for elders that many of them aren’t learning at home. Cadets keep on high alert for people who lure kids into sex and drugs. They watch that girls […] Continue reading →

Answered prayers for Belize in 2014

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1: We thank God for many answered prayers for Belize in the year 2014. In fact we’ve had major answered prayers on the average of once a month since March 2011. That was when we started the Belize City House of Prayer. Below we count mostly earthly blessings. Our spiritual blessings are uncountable! January […] Continue reading →

Churches in Belize to elect new leaders

BELIZE JOURNAL, Pt.1: In this transition to the new year 2015, the evangelical churches in Belize are also making a transition into a new national expression. In November the seven chapter chairmen of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches elected interim national officers. Howell Longsworth, chairman of the Belize District chapter, is president. Scott Stirm, […] Continue reading →

Christmas greetings for Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL, PT. 2: Like the Belizean people in general, our churches have different pasts. But we have the same future. BAEC is now implementing changes so we may better engage together in that future. Because we share the same Bible to guide us. We share the same Lord to lead us. In our Christmas greetings […] Continue reading →