Pilgrim's Journal, Day 4
This is been such a great trip! As has been our practice - we begin each morning in silence until we come together to pray. As we pray the psalms together we effectively break our “reflective mode” and return to voice our praise to God and reconnect with each other. After prayer we came together for breakfast and conversation.
Well, after a hard day of work on Thursday we headed out to take in some of the natural beauty common to Belize - the islands and ocean that surround this tropical paradise. As a team we loaded up on a large boat and retreated to a secluded island called Goff Key. This was our day to work together as we snorkeled the reefs that create a natural break for the country’s coast. The cool thing about today - even with to “non-swimmers” each person snorkled with the help of our buddie and guides. |it was so cool to see folks over coming fears, working together as a team and encouraging one another. It was fun to see the kids playing together in the shallow pools that surround this beautiful island. It was wonderful to see students serving students lunch - as they worked together to make sure everyone was fed and full. At the end of the day - even in the midst of fun - is was awesome to watch this team work together, serve one another and set a good example for all to see.
After we returned to base, ate and got cleaned up - our team met to discuss, “where we saw God.” It was fun to see the students communicate all the unique ways they experienced / saw God. In each other, in the ocean, swimming with the fish, in the sun and in the midst of having fun with each other. They SAW GOD, experienced his presence and embraced his changing power.
All in a days pilgrimage…