March 3rd, a team of Maplewood students, staff, and friends will travel to Belize to continue building a new school in Ladyville, Belize, as they have outgrown their old facility. Maplewood has been going to Belize for a few years now, and they are excited to work for the people of Ladyville again this year. Adventist education in Belize is well respected and the majority of the students are non-Adventist children. This school’s enrollment steadily increases year after year. The school is raising its own funds to build their new facility, and so volunteer groups from several Adventist academies, working with WeCare Missions, have been involved in the past few years.
While our group is in Belize we will carry blocks, mix concrete, lay block to build walls, and perform other building tasks. But the job our volunteers enjoy the most is getting to interact with the children. Watching our teenagers play games and give horseback rides to the little kids is a joy and blessing. This year we are reaching out to the teenagers too as we will conduct a week of prayer at the Adventist academy. Our goal is to be God’s hands and feet, to serve Him and the great people in Belize.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we embark on this mission trip to Belize. We value the help that many of you give to our students here at Maplewood.
Laura Cummings, Maplewood Academy Registrar and V.P. of Student Life
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