Last Crown Witness in Pastor Beheading Trial

PRAYER ALERT on last crown witness. On July 29 the long-delayed trial concerning the July 2016 beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas saw the final Crown Council witness take the stand. Sergeant Holly Vasquez testified that on July 15, 2016 he went to Sanchos Bar in Belmopan to investigate a robbery that had taken place on […] Continue reading →

Nicaragua strengthens Iran ties, defying US

PRAYER ALERT on Nicaragua strengthens Iran ties. On July 22, as US-Iran hostilities increase, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif visited Nicaragua.   Both Zarif and President Daniel Ortega denounced the US sanctions that the two countries are suffering.  Zarif called the US sanctions “economic terrorism.” Ortega decried them as “unilateral and illegal” and contrary to […] Continue reading →

Christian Alternative Celebrations Parade

PRAYER ALERT on Christian Alternative Celebrations Parade. At Global Day of Prayer in June in Belize City, we launched our Raising Standards in Belize campaign. We prayed in groups and corporate prayer led by pastors concerning the seven areas in which Belize must raise standards. They include abortion, traditional marriage & family, the LGBT agenda, […] Continue reading →

Belize-Guatemala border treaty key to ICJ win

PRAYER ALERT on Belize-Guatemala border treaty. On March 12 church leaders met with Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala Alexis Rosado at NEMO in Belmopan. We had long wanted to hear the “yes” side for going to the ICJ (International Court of Justice) to refute Guatemala’s land claim on Belize. Last August we heard the “no” side […] Continue reading →

Possible roadblock to Belize victory at ICJ

PRAYER ALERT on possible roadblock. Exactly 100 years after the 1859 Wyke-Aycinena treaty on the Belize-Guatemala border, legal expert William Bianchi published a book about the dispute. He titled it Belize: The Controversy between Guatemala and Great Britain over the Territory of British Honduras in Central America. In it he explains how the UK sent […] Continue reading →

Family-friendly church-friendly curricula

PRAYER ALERTon family-friendly church-friendly curricula. Belize has signed international commitments which compromise our Constitution. Specifically, our Constitution upholds the “supremacy of God” and freedom of religious expression. But certain of our international commitments restrict religious expression. They discourage any mention of God. How do we remain true to our commitments both to God and to […] Continue reading →

Nicaragua protesters flee to Catholic Church

PRAYER ALERT on Nicaragua protesters flee. Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega has outlawed protest as he seeks to erase any traces of the nationwide tax revolt that first broke out in April. Since then, his National Police and paramilitary forces have killed 300+ citizens and jailed 550+ protesters. They have beaten, robbed and arrested journalists who were covering […] Continue reading →

Anticorruption measures called for in Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on anticorruption measures. Still another Gaspar Vega land fraud has hit Belize headlines. Once again we learned that the Lands Department then headed by Vega sold privately owned lands to Vega relatives for small prices, this time on Caye Caulker. Then the rightful ownership was “discovered.” Vega’s relatives were lavishly compensated, this […] Continue reading →

Police abuse in Belize censured by USDS report

PRAYER ALERT on police abuse. The US Department of State just issued its report on Belize’s human rights practices for 2016. It reserved its harshest criticism for police abuse. “The most important human rights abuses included the use of excessive force by security forces (especially the police),” the USDS said. “The government occasionally ignored reports […] Continue reading →

New police force seeks help in Caye Caulker

PRAYER ALERT: In response to the brutal police killing of Hilbert Sotz, 18, on June 8, Belize Police Department officials announced that an entirely new police force is being put in place in Caye Caulker. These officials met Thursday night with villagers who packed the community center to overflowing. Pastor Oscar Delgado of Shekinah Glory […] Continue reading →