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This is our Daughter, Isabella Divine Shelley, and she is going on Mission this summer to the country of Belize with her youth group. We have raised her to love and serve others, and she exemplifies what Christ has called us to do, to Love God and Love people. This will be her 4th official missions trip to another country, not counting home mission trips to different cities here in the United States. She is such a hard worker, earning money babysitting, chores around the house, and any other odd jobs people might give her, to go on these mission trips.
Isabella is looking forward to going with the High School Ministry of Community Bible Church on this summer's Missions Trip to Belize. They partner with a ministry called Thirst Missions in Belize. She came back home last summer and told us her heart was there and had to go back and work with the kids again. She told her Mom she felt so lonesome for them while naming some of the kids she had the privilege of ministering to. Then her Mom told her that it's kind of like us, that God knows our name and He loves and calls us by name.
This has all started while she was young. My wife reminded me about a time 10 years ago when we brought our California youth group to an Orphanage in Mexico. We had 3 young kids, and Bella was a 1st grader. We saw first hand her love for other kids and a love for telling them about Jesus. God is faithful, and He continues blessing us today with the promise of our children continuing the call on our family.
The team she will be a part of will help out a ministry in Belize called Thirst Missions. It is Thirst Missions pleasure and passion to try to make a difference throughout the country by bringing groups from around North America to serve, encourage, and share Jesus Christ’s message and love. Belize is a country with great physical and spiritual needs. Belize is the most ethnically and culturally diverse nation in Central America. 41% of the Belizean people live below the poverty line and many who find work, have to do so outside the country due to lack of opportunity. On this mission trip, Bella's team will work with a Belizean church in a variety of activities to further their ministry goals. Some of these activities include service projects, mercy ministry, outreach events, sports ministry, evangelism, children’s or youth ministry, etc.
This is where you come in. Bella is working hard to earn money to pay for this trip, and you can have a hand in providing a way for her to go minister to the least of these. If you would like to give toward sending her to Belize, you can do so by clicking the button below. Every gift is tax deductible and goes directly into her account to pay for the trip. She needs $2000 dollars by May. Please consider giving today so she can be the hands and feet of Jesus to people that are in need. And please pray for her and the team, that God protects and anoints them on this journey.
Click the button below to go to the missions website to give your tax deductible gift toward Bella's Mission Trip: