Today was our eighth day in Belize and our final day of service. The 4:30 a.m. wake-up call was followed by a delicious and filling breakfast courtesy of the Nazareth Retreat Center. We then headed out on our final rocky road trip to Jalacate, where the library is located.
There was no better way to start our day of work, than being invited to attend the school’s morning assembly. Here we witnessed the school’s weekly announcements and heard them sing Belize’s national anthem and pray the Our Father, for which we joined them. The community of Jalacate was so welcoming to us each day. As a sign of their appreciation, the students formed a line and shook our hands thanking us for our work. Seeing their smiles and enthusiasm made all of the work we had been doing much more meaningful. As a sign of our appreciation for being so welcomed into their village and able to serve with them, we presented the school with a Mount St. Mary’s University hat, which the principal accepted and actually wore the rest of the day. It will be placed in the school’s principal’s office as a token of our gratitude....Click here to read more.