Day 5

Hey y’all, its Amber and Ashlyn here for your daily scoop. We first started our day off with a wonderful breakfast. Cereal and muffins have never tasted so good. After that we had our daily devotion time and then a quick group meeting to discuss how the day was going to roll. Today was not going to be a typical day for the team. The kids did not have school toady so we were not going to have VBS today. Instead, we stayed on base for the morning and cleaned the beach. It took us a wapping 2 hours to get it all done but it was worth it. The beach looked beautiful after we were done. Some of us got some sun but no one worry, everyone is ok. After we finished cleaning the beach, we were just in time to catch the boat to the village for lunch. We had a truly American lunch with a little Belizian flare. We had hamburgers, french fries, watermelon, strawberry tea, cucumber and pickle salad, and Amber’s favorite; KETCHUP!!!!!!! Jill made the lunch again. After that, we just chilled in the church with the kids and oh yeah we forgot to tell y’all. Jacob got tinckled on by a dog. HAHAHA!!! After a while we decided to go down to Jill and Emmet’s house for milkshakes and drum lessons. Jill makes the best milkshakes and Emmet plays a mean drum. We just chilled there for a while and we met a couple that were here from the U.K. We all had our turn at playing the drums. Kasey, especially, had fun: braids and all. Yes Ms. Cammie, Kasey actually got his hair braided. We have pictures to prove it. After that, we walked back up to the boat and waited for Vera and the crew, including Grandma, to come back from the city. They got back with food and water and then we were ready to go. It took 2 trips to get us all across the lagoon. Please pray for Mrs. Vera. She fell while getting into the boat and hurt her back and ankle. We think she will be ok. After we came back and got all of the food into the kitchen, some of us went swimming in the ocean, as usual. Dinner is great as well. We had stewed chicken, rice, beans and much more. It was a true Belizian feast. Well, I guess that was about it for our day. Oh one more thing; well, make that a few things. Will some one tell Lisa to comment on the blog. Brian wants to here from her dearly. Mrs. Stacy, Zach asked if you could tell Shai to comment on the blog. And Mrs. Sandy and Mr. Monty, Mary says that she is not feelin’ the love back. Everyone sends their love and please pray that God will open doors in the village for us and that we will be safe!!!!!!!! Yep, Aunt Judy hurt another toe. Again we love y’all and miss y’all so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 thoughts on “Day 5

  1. Shai Hicks

    I am so glad that ya’ll are going good and having alot of fun there its good to hear that. I have been praying for you all. Zach i have missed you so much i cant wait for you to come back home and get to hear all your stories. I love you Zach and i hope your having fun and i am praying that ya’ll all will be safe and share the love of God!

  2. Teresa Hill

    That was a great update! I am so glad Amber had her ketchup fix for lunch! Haha. Sounds like Judy is having some problems. Haha. We love you all and can’t wait for you to get home. Amber, I hope you are remembering your sunscreen! I love you VERY much!

  3. Sandra Newton

    That is too funny Jacob was the dog claiming you, I hope they let you come home. Your Mama misses you. Judy what are you doing I thought you were there to look after the young adults, but I think they are doing a great job looking out for you. Do me a favor give Jacob a BIGGGGG hug and KISS from me. Thanks. Casey, braids that is cool. Sorry this comment was for me to talk to Jacob. I’m very proud of all of you keep up the Great work and stay focused on God and you will do great.
    Please tell everyone there Thank you for taking such great care of ya’ll
    Love you
    Sandra Newton

  4. Sandy, Davis and Monty Batchelor

    It is great to read the update again. Sounds like everyone is hanging in there and having some great adventures. We look forward to hearing about everything when you get back. Please tell Mary Elizabeth that we have commented everyday and miss and love her very much. Also, please tell her that Monty arrived safely in Orlando today and will see her when he gets home Thursday night. Keep up the good work and be safe. We continue to pray for all of you daily.

  5. Stacy Gainey

    Hey guys, it sounds like you had a busy day! I hope yall are taking lots of pictures. We miss you and remember to stay focused on God. We love you, Zach and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

    Zach, this is from Garrett, I miss you so much and I have to tell you about our games this weekend. We won our pool which was 4 teams and then we played Hartsville Nationals for the championship and we lost by 1 run. We played 3 games in 5 hours. We got a big trophy!! I got some really good hits and made some good plays. See you soon, I am praying for you!! Garrett

  6. David & Wanda Hodge

    Awesome! Y’all sound like a crew truly on a mission. I am so happy to hear from you. God’s working in your midst and you may not even know it. Keep Him first in what you’re doing and you will see Him in ways that are amazing.

    Ashlyn, Canada was great. Vancouver is a beautiful city. I can’t wait to see you and show you the pictures. Just know that your Mom and I love you very much and miss you greatly. Have fun and see you next week.

    Mom and Dad

  7. cammie

    hey guys,
    great blog….so kasey sat still for braids. i need to see the pics of that.
    kasey i was thinking u should get that mop braided while u were down there. i love u and miss u very much. i’m glad to hear that the animals have taken to jacob and left u alone for at least one day any way.
    all of u continue to be in my thoughts and prayers keep u the good work.
    kasey be safe and i will see u soon.
    niki did u give him that hug for me??

    love u

  8. Elaine and Lisa

    To my favorite Son-In-Law,

    HURRY HOME. I spent Saturday afternoon at your house in the garage painting molding. Ya’ll think that it is hot in Belize, you have not been in that garage. Mimi puttied, sanded and painted in the nursery. We ran out of paint but not to worry, we went to Lowes and bought 55 more gallons. It seems that all of the colors in the house are wrong now. Welcome to married life. I hope that everyone is having a good time. Be safe in your travels home. Amber, no screaming on the plane. Zach, behave. And if I get a vote, just leave Aunt Judy there and hope that she does not destroy the village.

    Take care and love to all……Papa (Moore)

  9. Lisa

    Hey everybody!
    I’m glad to hear that all is going well! Tell Brian that both of his girls are fine and love him very much. The little one misses her daddy and is a little confused about the day and the night right now. She thinks that 11:00 is time to play, or either she is a daddy’s girl and just doesn’t know what to do without you. I’m praying for you all! Continue to listen to and follow what God wants you to do.

  10. Milissa Martin

    Hey guys!! Glad to hear that you had a good day. Niki, Skylar misses you and is ready for you to come home. I have so much to tell you. I just want to say again how very proud I am of you guys. I can’t wait to see pictures and hear all the stories you have to tell us. They are having a great time in the Pacific Rim also. If you get a chance there is a video of them sharing craft time with the kids. Can’t ait to hear tomorrows or todays update. Well, I will talk to you guys soon. Getting ready to leave for church. Hope you have a great day. Give my love to all. Kasey give Niki a great big bear hug for me.


  11. Teresa, John and Ashley

    hey guys! i posted a comment from my phone that is still waiting moderation. i wanted to tell you to check the comments from the previous days as well as the current ones. I know that Michael and Amanda Smith left one last night on day 2’s comments. Amber, Grandma Barbara and Papa said they left you a comment but I haven’t seen it yet. I think she forgot to hit submit! lol I will talk to her and get her to comment again. We love you and Colby is missing waking you up each morning! Princess misses your love too! See you soon and we are so VERY proud of you! You have survived flying so don’t give them any trouble coming home! Remember God is taking care of you!! Love you all! Niki take care of Amber!!

  12. Caroline

    Wow! Y’all sound like you are having a blast. That Belizean food sounds great.

    Mary E, I hope that you are not too tired when you get back b/c we need to get together and plan our stuff for VBS! You get to pick the restaurant we go to, ok? I will be doing the decorating before you get back.

    Love to you all!
    Caroline, Jeff, and Matthew Privette

  13. Liz Norris

    Hey Kasey :)…Liz here…just wanted to write a quick note to say how proud we are of you…glad to hear the horse incident didn’t result any major injury…lol…hope you continue to have a blessed trip…be safe…love you…Liz

  14. Carrie Norris

    Hey Kasey I hope you are having a blast. You better call me and tell me everything when you get back, I’m kinda jealous. lol. I miss you, and love you. Be good…but not too good hehe šŸ˜‰ Carrie <3

  15. Marcy Smith


    Sounds like things are going really well and you are having fun. I am so proud of you for taking this stand to tell others about God. Kyle we really miss you and ready for you to come home. Austyn keeps asking for you. Stay safe and have fun. Love you


  16. Deborah Guest

    It’s great to get the updates! Keep them coming. We will continue to pray.

  17. Karen Baughman

    It is alwyas great to hear how things are going on mission trips. Sounds like lots of fun.

    Ashlyn, glad you were able to be a part of the trip and help others. Glad you are having lots of fun while doing good things. Hope to see you soon (and the pictures).
    Aunt Karen

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