CCR Ringer Michelle recently served in mission to Belize, on the coast of Central America. Her team traveled to Ambergris Caye to work at the Holy Cross Anglican School, located in the community of San Mateo. San Mateo is very poor, with little electricity and water, no sewage, and only recently-built roads. Despite the setbacks, the residents are striving to build a new, strong community. Holy Cross is critical to this endeavor by providing affordable education to 450 children, as well as providing for them two meals per day, routine services at an on-site dental clinic, and by housing the largest computer lab in Belize—all achieved through various donations and the efforts of volunteer workers.
Michelle helped with construction, painting, and leading a Vacation Bible School for the students while they were on Easter Holiday. In just five days, Michelle’s construction team sawed a wall in half, rotated the sides outward to fill in a breezeway, and finished the walls and ceiling with drywall and paint. Their efforts turned a small preschool room into a larger space, complete with two small bathrooms.
She looks forward to another opportunity to serve in Belize… maybe next time with handbells!!