On our last day in Belize, we served again at Holy Cross School. Our time at Holy Cross was great because we were able to help out the school in several ways, build relationships with staff and students, and we saw all team members use their diverse gifts. This was actually really shown in situations that were a little chaotic.
Working in a school with hundreds of kids in a different culture can be overwhelming. But in those times, somehow I find that the things I'm made to do take over. And it seems this is true for others as well. Several times serving at Holy Cross, things changed at the last second. And team members went with the changes. Hearing Carolyn sing in Spanish to fill time when we had to go between classes with a craft, Karl coming up with a new devotional sermon for older students based on a new Bible story with just a few minutes' notice, the Lowder kids pitching in to help with song actions and craft activities, and so many other times.
This is in some ways exactly why I'm a part of the SOH team. At the end of this trip, I find myself looking forward to more work helping people use their gifts, whether that's people coming to Belize, or people who call Belize home.
It takes time to really process everything we've done and seen, but for now, it was a great trip that's ending too soon. And I'm glad to be sleeping in my own bed and spending a weekend with friends at home, even though I will spend most of my time on laundry.