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The ministries of Friends
UnitedMeeting in Belize
Belize is a small
English-
speaking
country in
Central
America/
Caribbean.
The
population
is diverse:
Mayan,
English,
Mexican,
and
Garifuna
The
Southside of
Belize City is
riddled with
poverty,
gang-related
crime, drugs
and weaponsBelize Friends School
Image cre...
Belize Friends School has been “Bridging the Gap
BetweenPoverty and Possibilities” for 21 years
Originally a boys-only program, there are now
girls as well asboys enrolled.
Friends School provides a “second-chance” for
students who have failed in traditional schools
The values-based curriculum is much more than
remedial academics. It is whole-life redemption.
Our school
has a
reputation
for taking
the hardest
kids, and
turning
their lives
around
One-on-one Christ-centered instruction speaks
to the heart of each student
The government believes that “Friends
School can do it” when a child has been
rejected (academically and behaviorally) by
...
Our dedicated staff include Darcel Murray,
Teacher, and Candi Young, Acting Principal
Dale Graves, Acting Director,
has agreedto stayfor a second year
What’s next for Belize Friends Ministries?
The Belize Discernment&Planning Task Force is
seeking God’s willforthe expansion ofFUM’s Belize
ministries.
The task force’s assignment is:
“to glean through the information that’s already
been gathered
to pray together for divine...
It’s clear we arecalled to educational ministries.
Can we expand to serve more students?
There are so manychildren eagerto study. Even
their parents wantto learn to read and write.
An evening
adult
education
program
will begin in
September
2015.
Our building
is so small, we
can’t do much
more than
what we’re
currently
doing.
We lack
outdoor
space, so a
lot of school
activities
happen in
the street
We’re clear
about our call
to this
particular
neighborhood
Should we buy
and rehab?
High rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment
fuel the spiral of violenceand despair.
We believe we are called to increase the variety
of waysthat Friends impactthe community.
We believethat we are called to gatherpeople
into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known,
loved and obeyed as Teacherand ...
Webelieve we arecalled to make a crediblewitness
to the Gospel in wordand deed.
Our students
need help
developing
healthy
interpersonal
skills
The nascent Alternatives to Violence Project in
Belize needs encouragement to grow.
We are about to begin
searching for a
pastor/counselor who
can gather people for
worship and can
disciple students,
famili...
Praywith us forthe future of the work inBelize.
Thank youfor your
support for Belize
Friends Ministries!
101 Quaker Hill Drive
Richmond IN 47374
765 962 7573
info@fum.org...
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Belize Friends Ministries overview - May 2015

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An overview of the present work and possibilities for future expansion of Friends United Meeting's work on the Southside of Belize City.

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Belize Friends Ministries overview - May 2015

  1. 1. The ministries of Friends UnitedMeeting in Belize
  2. 2. Belize is a small English- speaking country in Central America/ Caribbean.
  3. 3. The population is diverse: Mayan, English, Mexican, and Garifuna
  4. 4. The Southside of Belize City is riddled with poverty, gang-related crime, drugs and weaponsBelize Friends School Image credit: amandala.com.bz/news/the-bleeding-heart-of-the-southside/
  5. 5. Belize Friends School has been “Bridging the Gap BetweenPoverty and Possibilities” for 21 years
  6. 6. Originally a boys-only program, there are now girls as well asboys enrolled.
  7. 7. Friends School provides a “second-chance” for students who have failed in traditional schools
  8. 8. The values-based curriculum is much more than remedial academics. It is whole-life redemption.
  9. 9. Our school has a reputation for taking the hardest kids, and turning their lives around
  10. 10. One-on-one Christ-centered instruction speaks to the heart of each student
  11. 11. The government believes that “Friends School can do it” when a child has been rejected (academically and behaviorally) by all other schools
  12. 12. Our dedicated staff include Darcel Murray, Teacher, and Candi Young, Acting Principal
  13. 13. Dale Graves, Acting Director, has agreedto stayfor a second year
  14. 14. What’s next for Belize Friends Ministries?
  15. 15. The Belize Discernment&Planning Task Force is seeking God’s willforthe expansion ofFUM’s Belize ministries.
  16. 16. The task force’s assignment is: “to glean through the information that’s already been gathered to pray together for divine guidance and to develop a concrete ministry plan for consideration by the FUMGeneral Board.”
  17. 17. It’s clear we arecalled to educational ministries. Can we expand to serve more students?
  18. 18. There are so manychildren eagerto study. Even their parents wantto learn to read and write.
  19. 19. An evening adult education program will begin in September 2015.
  20. 20. Our building is so small, we can’t do much more than what we’re currently doing.
  21. 21. We lack outdoor space, so a lot of school activities happen in the street
  22. 22. We’re clear about our call to this particular neighborhood Should we buy and rehab?
  23. 23. High rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment fuel the spiral of violenceand despair.
  24. 24. We believe we are called to increase the variety of waysthat Friends impactthe community.
  25. 25. We believethat we are called to gatherpeople into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved and obeyed as Teacherand Lord.
  26. 26. Webelieve we arecalled to make a crediblewitness to the Gospel in wordand deed.
  27. 27. Our students need help developing healthy interpersonal skills
  28. 28. The nascent Alternatives to Violence Project in Belize needs encouragement to grow.
  29. 29. We are about to begin searching for a pastor/counselor who can gather people for worship and can disciple students, families and the community as a whole.
  30. 30. Praywith us forthe future of the work inBelize.
  31. 31. Thank youfor your support for Belize Friends Ministries! 101 Quaker Hill Drive Richmond IN 47374 765 962 7573 info@fum.org fum.org

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