October 2019

Trip Location: Belize

Approximate Cost of Trip: $1,475.00
Date the Trip Will Start: October 18, 2019
Date the Trip Will End: October 26, 2019
Final Date for Signup: May 31, 2019
Organization: Belize Mission Project
Goals of The Trip: To do dentistry in a Christian way.
We seek to do this by providing care in a loving manner. At times when we are not rendering care, we hope to be good examples to the people with whom we interact. We minister to people based on the time and talents of the people participating in the project. This witnessing may include visiting with people, prayer, music, devotions, attending church services, and building relationships.

To encourage those who have never been on a mission trip to get involved.
We do this by having a well-organized project where we try to explain in advance what they will experience. This is a safe trip where we stay in comfortable surroundings and many people speak English. We serve a diverse population in areas of most need.

To allow participants to have an introspective look into their own lives.
People who go on mission trips do so because they feel they want to help others. And while they do help, participants receive far more than they give. This is in the form of peace and satisfaction with oneself. We all have a variety of problems and issues in our lives. Participation in a mission project smooths those issues and creates a “Place of Power” in times of need.

Mission Overview

Church Host Information: The Belize Mission Project is a nondenominational project that follows Judeo-Christian beliefs.
Description of the area: Belize, also referred to as British Honduras, lies on the East coast of Central America in the heart of the Carribean basin. Its borders include Mexico to the North, Guatemala to the West and South, and the Caribbean Sea to the East.

Belize is divided into 6 districts: Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Toledo, and Stann Creek. We have clinic sites throughout the country.

The cayes (“keys”) are small islands and mangroves, that are located between the mainland and the barrier reef. The cayes are divided into north and south cayes. Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are some of the many north cayes.

The barrier reef, which extends 185 miles in length, is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. This barrier reef provides some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing known to man.

English is the official language of Belize, but Spanish, Creole, Garifuna, and Mayan are also widely spoken throughout the country.

Mission Trip Logistics

Destination Airport: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, Belize City
Lodging: Xanadu Island Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Special Requirements (VISA, Immunizations, etc.): non required
Meals: Most evening meals and 1 breakfast provided
Currency: Belize Dollar, 2 BZ$ = 1 US$.
Free Time and Opportunities: We reserve one day to explore all that the beautiful country of Belize has to offer. Activities like snorkeling, diving, fishing, cave-tubing, visiting a Mayan Ruin, and zip-lining, are all options.

CDS Member Contact Information

Full Name: Sara Orjansen
Address: 1900 Kruchten Ct. S Suite 101, Sartell, MN 56377
Phone Number: 3202608180
Email Address: sara.belizemissionproject@gmail.com