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Belize: Summer 2019

Get to know the beautiful country of Belize and prayerfully consider if God is calling you to serve with us this summer! By Celeste Bailey

Radford Baptist Church will be heading to Belize in the summer of 2019... will you?

Belize is a small country located on the Caribbean Sea just south of Mexico and Cuba. It has less than 400,000 residents half of which are under the age of 18. Formerly a British Colony, Belize became independent in 1981. It is still the only English speaking country in Central America.

Because of the ease in ministering in an English speaking country,

many Belizean have been reached with the Gospel, but there remains others who have not yet made a profession. Those that have been reached often remain as “babes in Christ” without the opportunity for relational mentorship.

The beauty and ease of mission to Belize also lies in the fact that churches operate the public schools for the government. Entering a school to teach the Bible is welcomed—even encouraged. With half of the population under 18, access to the school children to reach them for Christ is paramount and the natural progression to reach families is eventual.

Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus exists to meet the need for Bible education in the schools in the Stann Creek District—a district less visited by foreign teams. KK4J conducts weekly FULL DAY Biblical instruction in over 10 local schools. Over a thousand children are being taught the Good News of the Gospel. Opportunities to minister to those children’s families occur during quarterly medical missions trips which have consistently been going on for over 8 years. . .every quarter. Young people over the 6th grade age are being sponsored to offset the cost of unaffordable $1,000 per year tuition. Those teens are reached through weekly Bible studies.

In addition, KK4J just began a trade-school component of its ministry. The Crossing trains young adults skills like wood-working, metalworks and welding, IT, sewing and kitchen work. These long- term relational ministries offer opportunities for spiritual investment.

Many at Radford have much to invest. Could this trip to Belize be for you? Pray about going.

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