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1 Taylor-Belize2013 Sponsored by the PHP Department

2 Taylor-Belize J-term trip 2013 Team

3 Uriah Compound


5 Trip Planning Planning and recruitment began in the spring. Meetings started in the fall after soccer and included 10 planning sessions. Initial meetings addressed Belizean culture and global health topics. Classes through the trip focused on Global Health concerns.

6 Leaving on New Year’s Day Schedule

7 Exploring the Mayan Culture Lamanai

8 To visit Lamanai, we had to take a 1 ½ hour boat ride down the New River before having lunch. Coming back was in a cold rain.

9 We met the monkey, a Toucan, and some amazing Parrots. Banana Bank

10 And Tika, a spotted Jaguar Tika

11 Some easy hiking in the rain forest before caving. Visiting the Jungle

12 St. Herman’s Cave and the Blue Hole

13 Cave Tubing and Exploring

14 We had the opportunity to lead a chapel service at Cayo Christian Academy and sing or lead music at four churches. Praise and Worship

15 As Exercise Science students, there was always time for massages, evening workouts, and one team relaxation session. Relaxation Therapy Time

16 We were asked by the Ministry of Health to lead some exercises for the seniors at Help Age – Belmopan. Our team included Abby and Gretchen who both work with the LITE Program here in Upland. Help Age - Belmopan

17 Promotion of lifetime Physical Activity, Flexibility, Team Building, and teaching the students our team verse. School Outreach

18 The King’s Children’s Home


20 We attended a marathon informational meeting about the referendum being voted on this October Belize-Guatemala Border Debate

21 The Kids We really fell in love with the kids in the schools, Camalote churches, the orphanage, Pastor Lee’s church, and the YWAM program.



24 We traveled from the Cayo District into Stan Creek to visit Hopkins Beach on our last full day in Belize. Hopkins Beach

25 Saying Good Bye

26 Flight Home We flew back to Atlanta and said a tough farewell to the Ohio group who flew on to Columbus. The rest of us boarded our flight for Indianapolis.

27 Arrival in Indy

28 2013 Outreach Opportunities Help Age – Belmopan Roaring Creek Nazarene School Belize Christian Academy LifeNet Youth Group Destiny House - YWAM Uriah and Faith Churches Camalote Church Armenia Franks Eddy School St. Matthews School Ketchi Church

29 Cotton Tree School Health Fair at St. Jude School in Camalote Anglican School in George Ville QSI School - Camalote

30 Academics and Cultural Mennonite Community St. Herman’s Cave Blue Hole Farmer’s Market 4 different churches US Embassy U of Belize Lecture Toured Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan Global Public Health academic modules Mayan Culture Garifuna Culture

31 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 1 Leave2 Team Building 3 Class + rain forest 4 U.S. Embassy and market 5 Lamanai 6 Church at the Compound 7 Help Age 8 RCNS all day 9 RCNS CCA 10 BCA all day 11 BCA 12 Cave Tubing 13 Church Orphanage 14 Help Age 15 Armenia w/ rice and beans 16 PHW + 2 schools 17 Schools Univ. of Belize 18 Cotton Tree 19 Health Fair with the CDF 20 Church Orphanage 21 George Ville + QSI 22 Hopkins Beach 23 Return242526 2013

32 Comments from a Missionary When we arrived at the compound, there was a team from Taylor University in Indiana here doing ministry. They are students studying physical therapy, sports training, and medical professions. So they came for 3 weeks to use the skills and knowledge they have learned thus far in a hands on way. But what was so great was to see them love the people here and really care not just about the physical needs but about them spiritually. When I wasn’t working hard handing out tools and getting Terry and the boys drinks of water, I was able to follow along on a few of the schools, an orphanage, and a mental handicap facility they went to and see them in action as they talked to the kids about how God had made them special. And I do want to confirm that college kids do like to stay up late..... and not get up early! (Believe in Belize Blog Spot, 2013)

33 Team Verse 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV) Psalm 139:13-14

34 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 12 Leave34 567891011 12131415161718 19202122232425 2627 Return 2829 ------]3031 2014 Plan

35 Join Us in January, 2014!

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