I received the news today that a dear couple of missionary friends are going to San Ignacio, Belize. Juan Bernardo and Maria Isabel Marentes announced this today. What joy and blessing they will bring to this wonderful church and country. I had the privilege of serving this congregation as part of my sabbatical last year, in April. I have had a huge burden for the Church in Belize and its bishop, Philip Wright. San Ignacio, known locally as Cayo, is only a very few miles from the Guatemala border. In the hills and surrounded by higher ones it is beautiful. There are several spectacular Mayan ruins in those hills. There is a small fellowship of missionaries, three Anglican Schools and both Anglo and Hispanic congregations. Last year I shared with Bishop Philip that I would work and pray for five missionary priests. God takes his time!
Juan and Maria will have a fabulous ministry there. My only sadness is that I shall miss them in Peru. However we shall see them next week when we arrive in Lima.
Praise God for answered prayers
The picture is from last April at the Church in Cayo.