Blackman Eddy Belize

Age Group:
All Ages - Family Friendly

Trip Availability:
Year Round

Trip Duration:
7 Days

Why you should serve

The need in belize

Location: Blackman Eddy, Belize

41% of Belize's 386,000 people live at or below the poverty line. Many of these people live in remote tribal villages deep in the bush. We are partnering with ministries on the ground who are committed to serving these people. Through community outreach, educational and feeding initiatives in public schools, and children's programs we hope to have open doors to sharing the gospel.

Ways to serve:

In Belize, children are a big focus of the ministry you’ll be doing. Depending on the time of year, your team may have the opportunity to go into a local school (or schools) and present the gospel through skits, music, crafts*, etc. During the summer, our local ministry partners run camp where you’ll get the chance to build relationships with the same kids all week.

* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.

Whether you’re ministering to kids at school or at camp, we think it’s important to help meet their physical needs as well as their spiritual needs. Making sure they get to eat lunch all week is a huge blessing. Your team will prepare the food, serve the meal, and clean up afterwards.

Our local ministry partners are passionate about seeing lives transformed in Belize. They make building lasting relationships a priority. Much of what is considered “community outreach” is simply having fun with the locals. When their kids are engaged in soccer, jump rope, tag, etc. parents enjoy coming out to watch, which leads to openings for conversation and gospel presentations.

Missionaries often don’t have the budget for repairs or updates, so we ask our teams to contribute to the ongoing upkeep of the mission site, and help with bigger projects as needed. Additionally, many of the local schools are constantly in a state of needing repair.

Week at a glance

Sample Schedule

Below is a basic schedule for the week. However, we expect great things from God on our trips, so that means approaching each day with flexibility in order to achieve His will for the trip.

Each morning, we ask that trip participants take some time to be quiet by themselves. Serving internationally can sometimes be exhausting and overwhelming and we think it's a good idea to spend some time gathering your thoughts and talking with God as you prepare for the day.

In conjunction with team leaders, our staff will lead a time of debriefing, next day prep, and a short devotional each evening. Whenever possible, we suggest that teams come prepared to lead worship as it's a great addition to the evening meeting. Please let us know if you have anyone who sings or plays guitar on your trip so that we can coordinate this ahead of time.

  1. Breakfast

  2. Quiet Time

  3. Leave for school / Community

  4. Lunch

  5. Service projects / Community outreach

  6. Break & Clean-up

  7. Dinner

  8. Team Meeting

  9. Free Time

The Details

Duration:

7 days

Travel:

Fly to Belize City & drive to Blackman Eddy

Housing:

Dorm style housing or hotel

Meals:

Home-cooked American & Belizean cuisine

Recreation (May Include):

Mayan Ruins, Cave Tubing, Rio Frio & Swimming


Vaccinations:

All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Belize vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.

Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.

Lodging:

Your team will be staying at the mission site. * There are two dormitory-style rooms which house up to 14 people each. The rooms each contain 7 bunk beds, two showers, toilets, and air conditioning units. Both dorms also have nice porches with seating (a great place to have quiet time or just hang out).

* Upon request, teams may stay at a hotel. An upgrade fee will be applied if this option is chosen.

Food:

Food is prepared by our local ministry partners. Teams will be asked to help prepare and clean up from meals. We suggest assigning the same team members to help at all three meals one day out of the week.

Gluten free foods are not available for purchase in Belize, so our hosts are unable to provide these items. If you are gluten free, please bring your own bread, pasta, crackers, etc.

Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.

Transportation:

It is each participant’s responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.

Upon arrival to Belize, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.

Important:
All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.


All trip participants under the age of 18 must carry a written, notarized letter from both parents stating that they have permission to leave the country (two separate letters are acceptable, if necessary). If a minor is traveling with just one of their parents, they must have a notarized note from the other parent granting them permission to travel to Belize.

The letter should show the following:

  1. Child's legal name as it appears on their passport and date of birth
  2. Both parents' legal names and formal signatures
  3. Legal name of team leader
  4. Legal name of temporary guardian (if different from team leader)
  5. The specific traveling dates for each country. Include flight number, arrival time, departure time
  6. The destination country
  7. The purpose for travel to the destination country

Dress Code

What to wear

We ask that trip participants do not wear tank tops or short shorts. If you’re considering a sleeveless shirt, the straps must reach the edge of your shoulder. Shorts may only be worn if they reach the top of the knee (the same goes for skirts). Sneakers should be worn when out in the community or on work projects. Sandals/flip flops are okay during free time. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach.


Join Us!

If you would be interested in going on a trip with us to Belize, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 24 - 48 hours. If you are the trip leader, you can help speed things up by giving us a count of the people that will be in your group. For faster service, give us a call at 267-544-5016.


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