Hello all my faithful followers! Sooooo, I do have Wi-Fi, but not a strong connection, plus some computer problems with it, so many posts may be shorter due to me having to type everything on my phone.
With that being said, let me share some adventures!!!! I left about 12:10pm on Sat from Atlanta, Georgia to Belize. The lady next to me has lived in Belize 30 years! She got this picture for me.
We landed into Belize at about 1:00, nearly 10 min early. (That is my time in Belize. It was a close 3 hour plane ride, but due to time change, I’m 2 hours behind many of you)
I went through customs…only to find out I had to have an address!?!?! I was able to call Alyssa (the mom of the kids I’m nannying) and she gave me an address. I got through that and went to pick up my claimed baggage….only to discover it wasn’t there! Once again, I asked someone for help and found it hidden behind a security guard.
After gathering my things together, I went through another security check-point and the man asked again where I was staying. I explained once again and he waved me through. I went through the door to purchase my Tropic Air plane!! 🙂
After receiving the ticket, I walked through another security, removing shoes and my computer from my bag. Then I gathered it all back up, went through another door and walked allllll the way back to my gate. When I arrived I found the kind lady who I was sitting next to in the airplane into Belize. She was glad I had made it through and I told her my troubles of getting in.
I showed my ticket to a guy, as I had no idea what time it was and it said my plane left at 2:10. The man saw it, tore my ticket and said, “we’ll send you now” Talk about quick and fast! Ha ha!
I got in line and waited about 5 min, then they directed us outside into the hot and humid day, to a tiny 8 seater plane. As you can see, I got to sit directly beind the pilote.
We had about a 30 min ride over the water to San Pedro island. It was beautiful clear, light blue water. And islands dotting the water, with white sandbars and green palm trees.
(Runway onto San Pedro Island)
We arrived at the little runway (gripping tightly to our seats, anticipating a bumpy landing…only to have one of the smoothest landings I think I’ve ever had) and we got out. I followed everyone else, because I had no idea where I was going, and there before me was Alyssa!! 😀
We got my baggage and she drove their car over. Yes it was a golf cart. Ha ha! That is the main mode of transportation they have here. She drove to the store quick and I waited while she got some stuff.
After a few min, a little boy walked up with a bag of things and asked if I wanted to buy something. I declined, and he rushed off. It’s common for Parents to have their children sell stuff for them. Alyssa said that sometimes they are as young as 4.
We drove the rest of the way here to Destination Paradise, YWAM (Youth With A Mission) I got unpacked and settled into my room. I have not only one roommate, but two! Mandy is sweet and kind, she’s an amazing decorator and draws soooo well. She’s from an island off the coast of France! Rachel is a super smart girl from Navada.
Everyone here is so sweet and welcoming. They are all very curious of course and ask the usual questions. I have only told one person though about the large family I come from.
Saturday night I went with some of them to get frozen Custered. It was wonderful and worth the $3 I spent. That night we had a booming thunderstorm over us. I woke up for part of it, then rolled over and went back to sleep.
Sunday is a day to relax, so I did that. I read and slept, and wrote, and read, and slept, had brunch, read and slept some more, and wrote again and listened to music, had supper and finally got to meet Faith!
Sunday night (last night) I woke up at 1:30ish and felt wide awake. I almost got up to shower, but looked at my clock and realized my mistake. I woke up at 5:30 and after showering, went out to the dock to have a quiet time. It is rather windy here.
I had breakfast and then went with Alyssa and Israel and their kids to the house. She gave me a schedule (it’s a bit confusing, so I won’t explain that) and she left me with the kids.
Faith is about 2 & 1/2. She loves to laugh and smile. Josiah is about 10 months and he seems pretty content to stick anything and everything in his mouth.
I was only there for about 30-45 min, but I can say I am going to enjoy myself immensely with these two children.
As for now, that’s roughly it! I am missing family, and friends, but I’m keeping busy and making new friends. Thanks again for prayers and encouragement! God has guided me through much these past 2 days and I’m excited to see what another 80 days may hold!