A FAMILY HAS A NEW HOUSE
A STUDENT STAYS IN SCHOOL
A COUPLE CHOOSES MARRIAGE
CHILDREN LEARN TO READ
BELIZEANS FIND A RELATIONSHIP
WITH JESUS CHRIST!…
February 15 – February 22, 2014
Colonie Christian Life Center raised enough funds for a team to build a house in Belize for a family in need. The team finished the house in 3 days and spent the rest of the week working with children in schools, teaching lessons to the children during Oasis Ministry’s services in a “Sunday School” setting, aiding Oasis Ministry with tasks to maintain and improve their site, and overall sharing God’s love with the people of Belize.
ABOUT THE HOST ORGANIZATION
OASIS Ministry is committed to caring for the needs of the community, to connecting the community to God and to cultivating a Christian lifestyle in those who come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.
There are many venues that OASIS Ministry is involved in to fulfill their mission. By partnering with short term missions teams from across the U.S., they endeavor to bring hope and help to surrounding communities in Belize. eas that are completely isolated, such as bridges over swamps to facilitate their contact to the outside world, provide fresh water by drilling wells, construct churches, schools, medical clinics, rebuilding homes and installing stoves that burn twigs – saving the people from hauling wood for fires as well as slowing deforestation.
You can learn more about Oasis Ministries by visiting their websites: oasisministrybelize.com or on Facebook at OASISBELIZE.
OASIS Ministries offers short term missions opportunities that include building houses for local villagers, serving children and families through an on cite preschool for local village children and helping to enhance worship services through music and drama at the ministries church.
Belize is a country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although an English creole and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 180 mi long and 68 mi wide.
With 8,800 sq mi of land and a population of only 334,297 Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. The country’s population growth rate of 1.97% per year is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the western hemisphere. Belize’s abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
Belize has a diverse society, with many cultures and languages. It is the only nation in the region with a British colonial history, and as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it shares a common colonial history with Anglophone Caribbean countries, sharing Elizabeth II as monarch of other Commonwealth realms in the Caribbean. From 1862 to 1973, its name was British Honduras. In general, Belize is considered to be a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to the entire Latin American and Caribbean region.
Belize is a parliamentary democracy, a Commonwealth realm, and therefore a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.