Hi, my name is Joanie and I have the blessing to be a part of the DP family! Since I got here, God has been continually bringing me out of my comfort zone and He really is transforming me more and more every day, as I’m taking steps of faith.
Last week, we did some ministry in San Pedro and it was amazing! From teaching the kids in a school to cleaning houses and praying for people, I learned a lot about putting into action the love that God has poured in my heart! “Loving on people” means so much more to me now, as I have experienced something completely new! I thought that I was going out to bless, but I have been so surprised by how the people I met, all throughout the week, have blessed me and impacted me in a very special and unique way! I got so much more than I thought I would actually receive from giving!
I got to connect with a woman who is living in one of the poorest area of Belize, called San Mateo, with her kids and family. My team and I spent a couple of hours at her house, just cleaning the outside of the property and talking with her. I was honored just to be able to sit and spend time to get to know this woman of hope, joy and faith. Even though she didn’t have enough food to feed her family and a clean place to lay her head, she has the most important thing: a joy simply coming out of her and radiating!
The more time I spend in the Belizean culture, the more I think that I LOVE IT!! The Belizeans are so welcoming and rich in love! It’s hard to believe that we are almost finished with our time in Belize but we are more than excited to be leaving on Outreach in just a few weeks! Our team is going to go to South Africa and Guatemala. For those who want to support us in prayer, it would be really appreciated since we want this time to be completely about God and memorable! Both teams are going to post updates from their respective location, so that you can be a part of this adventure! We look forward to sharing more of what God is giving us the chance to be part of!