A network of Pastors and Ministry Couples. Blended Souls is a gathering of "sista's" and "brotha's", from various Christian denominations, ages, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Our goal is to purposefully make an impact for change in the world by promoting unity, opportunities for ministry couples to network, and exchange ideas so that our churches can partner together within our communities. We strive to reach out to women and men from every tongue, tribe and nation!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Breaking Ground on a Multi-Ethnic Ministry in Belize

Last week Bethel Disciples International Church in Belmopan, Belize broke ground for a new ministry building.  It was an incredible experience that we are still excited from.  This church began many years ago but the building is part of a new phase for this congregation.  

Pastor Lim Han came from South Korea as an 18 year old and has been serving the Lord and planting churches for over 20 years in the Cayo area of Belize.  His heart for the Lord and for discipling His people no matter what their ethnic background are evident throughout the 15 churches he has planted.  Some are Spanish speaking, some are English speaking and the church we attend, Bethel Disciples, includes the founding members who are Chinese speaking believers so the service is translated into Mandarin for them.

 The service was attended by over 400 people and here are some of the memories from that day...

Pastor Dan and Johnny (worship leader)

members of the worship team including a few people from one of the sister churches

the children's choir was too large to fit in one photo...

Pastor Han, speaking while Phillip translates into Spanish

everyone at the service had an opportunity to write out prayers for the new building...

leaders from the various sister churches launched them into the sky...

finally breaking the ground!

Jill and her team serving snacks when the service ended...

Bethel's plans for the ten acres are to have a Meeting Place, a Medical Center, a Media Center and a Multi-Purpose  Building.  Tom and I are excited to be a part of the ministry at Bethel and we love that the church personifies what Blended Souls is all about.  It is truly a place where everyone can feel welcome.   And we felt that the ground breaking service...with all of the sister churches included...was a slice of what heaven will be like!

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