We returned to Belize to continue construction of a storage facility, which will allow us to more easily provide resources for our future mission trips. We also wrapped up loose ends regarding the Killeen Heights Rotary international grant application. Read more about the trip
We are excited to return to Belize April 23-30 to continue serving the children of Sittee River. 14 volunteers will take on several projects at the school, as well as provide veterinarian and dental services.
We also anticipate finalizing the Rotary International Grant in July. This will allow us to begin construction of a storage facility in Belmopan to secure SAM1 and SAM2 (our medical RVs). Additionally, we will begin remodeling SAM2 in preparation for its deployment to Belize.
We are in the early stages of planning another trip to Belize in February or March of 2016. We will provide follow-up treatment to the people we treated in November, as well as provide care to others in need. In the coming weeks, we will begin seeking volunteers for the trip. If you are being called to help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third week of November will be the maiden mission for our mobile dental van. Our first project will be in Sittee River, a village in the Stann Creek district. Arrangements have already been made with local village leaders and permission granted by the necessary government and health care officials.
Grateful Samaritans has been blessed with a second RV, which will be converted into a mobile medical clinic. It will take some time and resources to make the necessary renovations, but we know God is faithful and He has met our every need along the way. God is good! We hope to deploy the new RV by end of 2016.
We will also begin construction of a storage facility that will be large enough to house both RV’s and provide secure temperature controlled storage for materials. This building will be constructed in conjunction with A Better Belize at Camelot Camp in Belmopan.
We will be taking a fact-finding mission the first week of August. On this trip we will finalize shipping details for the mobile dental clinic; storage, maintenance, and security of the unit in country; and secure relationships with a local Rotary club in Belize City who will act as a sponsoring club in the grant writing process. This October, we ship the mobile dental van to Belize. A few final preparations need to be made and then it will be ready to ship.
We will take a group of volunteers to work in the capital city of Belmopan which is in the Cayo district. We will provide dental care to the children who attend the Methodist High School, aid in the construction of a new school building and visit a local orphanage for young girls.
Grateful Samaritans will be busy this year. We will start with a fact-finding mission to Belize where we will meet with several government officials and health care workers who serve in public care to educate us on the greatest need in country and to direct us to the most underserved areas.