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What is the best ethnic food you ever had that you just can't find at home?

Rice and Beans! I cannot tell you how often I crave this Belizean delicacy!

  • From Windsor, Canada
  • Currently in San Ignacio, Belize

Belize 2011 - Mission Accepted

Reuniting with Belize, my long lost love! This trip is more than a getaway, as I have some serious goals I hope to achieve during my time in beautiful Belize.

Hugs For The Heart & Soul

Belize San Ignacio, Belize  |  Aug 04, 2011
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 We both shared the belief that being a doctor to us isn't about the social status or the big salary but instead having the capability to help many people each and everyday. 

Dear Journal,

Today, Thursday August 4th, was a day that pushed me to a place I have never been before spiritually. My sisters, yes sisters, Nafeesa and Darcy, brought me to their weekly Bible Study in Cayo. Although I am not Christian, I enjoy witnessing conversations about God and am open to almost anything that comes to speaking about being a better person that lives in service. Nafeesa and Darcy spoke in the part of the night to state what they are thankful for. They both mentioned how thankful they were to have me visit them and spend my time in Belize with them. The warmth from my heart spread to my entire body. The pastor from Nigeria noticed me and gave me a great big welcome. The message he shared was about how God will never give you a bad day. He is always there to give you lessons and the way you take the events that happen is up to you. It really resonated with me. He emphasized that God is always on your side and will only grant you good days, if you let them be good.

Near the end of service, he started talking to me from his podium, asking why I was in Belize and about my project. He was happy to listen and wished I was staying longer than a month. Then, one of the most precious moments of my life happened. He asked for me to stand and for the others that were there in service to welcome me. All the children there came up to me and gave me great big hugs and many elders welcomed me with smiles and handshakes. I almost teared up. The amount of love I felt that night was immeasurable.

I met a doctor that night there who works at the San Ignacio Hospital. I told him I would be there the last two weeks of August. We had a conversation of what it means to be a doctor working where people are in need and are not financially stable. We both shared the belief that being a doctor to us isn't about the social status or the big salary but instead having the capability to help many people each and everyday. I was really grateful to meet him and talk to someone that not only shared that view on health care but was living it as well. It was refreshing to say the least.

The clinic went well, a tad slow today, but still glad to meet people, mostly women and children, who are taking steps towards bettering or maintaining their health. I love being at the clinic, doing what I love doing: helping to spread awareness and provide as much medical care as I can. Today was a good a day, a very good day.

Thanks for sharing the love Belize, I needed it.



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