Well, we are back online and connected with the internet!
At least enough to tease us!
We have made great progress on the aquaponics project. We now have finished all 4 garden beds and are working on the irrigation system. We will not be able to get it all finished, but there should only be a few things to do, like adding a pump, filtration system and a few other details. This project has been a lot of work but it has the potential to provide financing for the school as well as teaching young men and women how to provide for their families and make it possible for them to have a much better diet.
The two classrooms are almost finished, as well! The ceilings are finished and the painting is almost done. The addition of these 2 new classrooms will give the High School much needed room to accommodate the increasing student body. Pray for the Alvin Young High School and the students and their families that they reach. Lives are being impacted for eternity at this school.
Yesterday we were able to go the Belize Zoo. It is a zoo comprised mostly of animals that have been rescued for health reasons or were a danger to people or livestock. It was interesting to see some animals that we don’t get the opportunity to see in the U.S. It’s not often we can stand and watch a leopard resting on a perch only 15 feet away from us! But Daryl and I had that very opportunity! He hardly looked at us, but when a group of college students for the States came up to his enclosure, he intently stared at them! I’m thinking he thought they would be much more tasty and tender than we would be!
Well, I need to get back to work or the team may decide to sacrifice me on the top of Xunantunich, the temple that is just across the river from us! And that would not be pretty!
Thank you for all your prayers! We have had a great trip. No one has been ill and only a few minor scratches.
We love Gateway and can’t wait to see you all again soon!
Mark, for all the team!