Day 9: Punta Gorda & San Pedro

Day 9
The nuns made us pancakes for breakfast!

We were out of the Novitiate and on the road to Boom Creek by 7:30am. We brought bags of school supplies and and prizes for winners of the art and writing contests hosted by CFI.

Within minutes of stepping into the classroom, the teacher handed me a book and asked me to do a spelling test. Then she told me I was going too fast, and then she took the book away.

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We were able to walk down the road a little bit (Boom Creek is a jungle village right by the river) to see the new church and walk through the thatched-roof missionary house. We also met Pastor Sanchez and had the opportunity to pray with him and for his village and family. We sang for the kids and did our drumming thing, the teenagers gave their testimonies for the older classes, and we presented the awards to the art and short story winners.

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We ate lunch with the Farleys and celebrated their daughter’s 18th birthday at a little restaurant in Punta Gorda.  They had the best coconut-curried chicken and frozen chocolate bananas!

The Farleys drove us back to the airport, and we said goodbye to Boom Creek before loading the puddle-jumper once again to fly back to Belize City, and then out to San Pedro. It was our last look at the mainland…

…But San Pedro was beautiful!

The entire island is sand, and no one wears shoes—not even servers in the restaurants. We made it to the hotel just in time to unload our luggage and enjoy the sunset at the end of the dock, where we ate dinner together as a team, before heading to the roof for devotions and shooting stars.

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