On our rides from our house to the village we encounter various things that would be strange, unique, or breathtaking to an American. Here are some photos that I thought you would find interesting along with an explanation.
This is the road that goes through the village:
Here is the view of the lagoon from our house. God’s glory.
This is the largest house in the village. It is NOT a typical village home. This is a vacation home for someone who grew up in the village and went on to be a lawyer.
Miss Alice’s house, where we eat lunch every Sunday.
Gentle’s Cool Spot: The only place to go to for a dinner date.
No matter how many times we pass, these dogs still bark at us.
The Angelican church in the village meets every third Sunday.
There is a small flock of sheep in the village.
If you knew how difficult it is to get in and out of the village, you too would ask, “How did this get here?”
The village dock.
Village graveyard. Families have been buried here for generations.
This is a typical house in the village. This is also an example of the homes that the Belize Mission builds for the villagers.
Galilee Gospel Chapel: The church we attend and serve in.
Beautiful mural painted on the side of the church.
The village horse.
The Community Center.
A cute little restaurant that is open on big holidays. Hoping for it to be open regularly very soon.
A typical Belizean fire hearth. The hearth is found outside, separate from the house. It is usually enclosed or at least has a roof on it.
It’s a jungle out here!
We hope you have enjoyed our “tour”. We have grown to love and appreciate many aspects of Gales Point. What would seem strange or surprising to an American has become normal to us and simply a way of life. It is truly a unique village in a unique setting. Our love for the people of this village only grows.