Adventure Sports Ministry Volunteers visit Holy Cross
Monday, June 15th, 2015
A group of 31 volunteers from Adventure Sports Ministry (ASM) of Houston, Texas in the United States are presently on the island at the Holy Cross Anglican School providing volunteer services. The group, which mostly consists of high school students, will be in Belize for a week starting Monday, June 8th. Their mission is to motivate high school students to get out and do things with their lives, to give back to their community, to show love, compassion and support the less fortunate. The main focus is on religious schools where students primarily go to church but are involved with their faith. ASM finds easy ways for students to experience ministry and missions. During their week’s stay, the group of volunteers will be engaged in different activities from beach cleaning to religious concerts.
According to the organization founder, Graham Gamble, this is the first time they have visited Belize, and they can’t wait to start doing all the activities they have planned. “During this week, we are doing some manual labor at the Holy Cross School, like painting, cleaning around the school and the beach as well. Also, we are doing some work at Pastor Palacio’s Church, and then in the afternoons we work with the kids at Holy Cross where we do vocational bible studies, games, crafts, music, stories, and talk to the children and build relationships and have fun together,” said Gamble.
Tamara Gordon, who is one of the volunteers and the organizer of the activities, explained that the group won’t just be work-focused, as entertainment is also included for residents of the island. “In our group, we have a Christian rap artist who will be doing some hip hop dance. They are going to some of the elementary schools throughout this week, singing and talking to the children. The group is also attending school assemblies, where they will talk to the students, deliver good messages and teaching them about making good choices in their lives”, stated Gordon.“Then on Saturday morning, at 10AM, we are having a big free Christian concert at the parking lot outside the Paradise Theatre. We will also include some drama, face painting, balloon animals and all types of activities for the children.” The concert will go until noon and the general public is invited to attend and bring the entire family.
ASM would like to thank Mike Cobb from ECI Development, Exotic Caye Beach Resort, Grand Bayman, Linda Carter, Cindy and Richard Schafer, Pastor Palacio at Faith Bible Church, Kyle Thomas at Sage Brush, Steve Sherwing at Ramon’s Village Resort, Hot Spot Grill, El Patio Restaurant, Caramba Restaurant, Moncho’s Golf Cart Rentals, Searious Adventures and the entire community of San Pedro for their support.
Please help support Local Journalism in Belize
For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.Click to Donate
Follow The San Pedro Sun News on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. Stay updated via RSS