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Published: July 26th 2006
Tapir- National Animal, Belize Zoo
I've officially found the ugliest animal alive! It's called a Tapir. It's really gentle though.
These last few weeks have been amazing! We had a group of over 120 people from Houston (of course everything is bigger & better from Texas!). They had a fun mission trip in Belmopan (Belize's capital, the smallest capital in the world). Then I took 1 week off & went to Guatamala, loved it! Spent a couple days in Placencia, Belize where I went scuba diving at Laughing Bird Caye & went zip-lining. Belize is famous for it's scuba diving & now I see why! Lots of colorful fish & coral. Then last week we had a group from South Carolina in Ladyville, Belize. Wow, I've never seen a group like this before! They were so charismatic! We're talking healings (I saw a blind man that was prayed over & then he could see!). They were quite a group but it was exhausting. We took them out to Caye Caulker, love that place! It's the cutest island (only 3 streets) & there's no cars, people drive golf carts! Really good sea food, very caribbean style. This week we are in Belize City. Last night we went into the slums of Belize City. It's called Majestic Ally. We're talking poverty, gangs, drugs,
This is the main street in Placencia (it's a side-walk!!)
etc. We're there putting on skits, giving testimonies & I'm just praying no one gets mad at us, what if someone snaps?, etc. But all was good. We're going back there tonight. The Belizeans are really accepting & nice people. Today we went to a nursing home, precious! I spoke to a guy named Mario (he's almost deaf, blind & only speaks Spanish). Talk about a language barrier! But we managed to communicate! We went to the Belizean Zoo (check out the picts) & to Altun Ha, the Mayan Ruins, very cool!
What makes all of this a wonderful job is the people I'm working with. Our staff this summer is one of a kind! I feel like I've known them forever! Megan, Mike, Janell, Tatianna, Laura, Jason S., Jason P., Matt, Jon, & Kristi. They are all such wonderful people & I love them! We have such a good time together, I'll be going up to Minnesota for a reunion to see all of them in August.
Anyway, miss you all (wherever you are in this world!). Praying for you! Mike and Meg's Blog
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