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Messages To Belize Team


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 8:30:16 pm


Hey guys, hope you had a great time today. I am going to miss being there with you tonight. It is truly an awsome place. Just a quick heads up, the plane I flew out on today was the small one. Hope you get the bigger one tommrow. Miss you guys already. The coffee here in the atlanta airport does not come close the the coffee there at the compound. Love you all and praying for your safe trip home. (HI Ralph, thanks for the lift to the airport, and for your friendship)love you buddy.


Posted By:Frank Waldo


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 5:14:10 pm


Hey Jessica! It's another boy. The boys went in for the ultrasound. They were soooo excited. Have a safe trip home! I'll see you when you get back. Angie


Posted By:The Lundy Family


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 3:33:21 pm


Kathy & Joe - this is the last day i will be able to check out this site. I will see you tomorrow at the airport. Love you!


Posted By:Allie Darnell


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 1:14:50 pm


ann, the braids are awesome!!! you have found the new you!!! lol


Posted By:vance egan


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 12:48:08 pm


Enjoying your photos and narratives. I will show some of them at the next Missions Committee meeting. Before you leave, could you include a few photos of team members giving your viewers a tour of the Uriah compound, so we can all see what the compound has grown to be. Thanks for keeping everybody informed of how God is working through the ministry there, and how we can become involved.


Posted By:Glenn Lawson, First Baptist New Bern, NC


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 11:05:56 am


looking good from BIG FRED! Jeff says to tell Randell to save me a little work to do when I get there next month. Fred wants to know if Ralph's guitars are still in tune? GOD BLESS ALL and have a saft trip home!!!!!


Posted By:Jeff Estepp and Fred Byas


Date and Time Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 - 10:33:44 am


Hey team, it looks and sounds like you have had a great week!! it is good to see some pictures of familiar faces also. you can see the lord has run your cups over all week and I cant wait to hear from all of you about your trip and hear the testimonys you have. we are praying that you have a safe flight home, god bless you all for your labor for the people in belize and for the lord!!


Posted By:vance egan


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 9:01:22 pm


Hi Crystal. I can't wait to hear about your trip. What's your favorite thing to eat in Belize, besides the ice cream?


Posted By:Katie Bourne


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 6:49:11 pm


CRYSTAL SEE YOU SUNDAY HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME MAYBE I WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOVIES SOON


Posted By:SAVANNAH BELLAMY


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 6:45:08 pm


BROOKS - Your Dad wanted me to call you MONDAY NIGHT. When I told him you were still on your trip, he said "He's already been gone a wk." Today he wanted me to call Alex & see if he was OK. Little concerned - but all it well here - hope you all are well & getting a lot done. MOM


Posted By:Joy Shipley


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 6:37:47 pm


Hi Everybody - hope you are having a wonderful time and getting everything done you set out to do. We miss you all. Rebecca, I love the puppy and the owl. Would love to hold the owl. Never seen one up really close. You all take care and we'll see you Sun. Love you, Judy


Posted By:Judy & John Read


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 4:49:41 pm


For Layton... What's the scoop on Dad? IS he going to be able to get home tomorrow? Bless you for being there for Dad...you always are. Praying for you all


Posted By:Penny Dail (Bill Powers daughter)


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 10:06:50 am


Layton Here are the numbers you need---247-1547 Home 378-5665 Work 423-863-2086 cell I have already called and spoken to them.


Posted By:Brenda B.


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 9:55:41 am


JOE & KATHY - Everything is fine here. I will try to call Brenda tonight to see what time she is expecting the call from Belize so that maybe you can talk to Taylor tonight. The bridge on 58 has been completed - no more red light! Polly is coming over this weekend for Taylor's b-day party and to come with me to pick you up at the airport Saturday. I love and miss you both. JESSICA & REBECCA - I love your jewelry from the pictures. :-) The fluorescent colors are great.


Posted By:Allie Darnell


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 17, 2007 - 9:22:58 am


Ann, all is well here and I can see from the pictures that you all are having a wonderful time. Mom checks out the pictures everyday. I wish I could have been there when you found the scorpian in your towel!!!!! See you when you get back. Love you very much and miss you all.


Posted By:Ronda Dingus


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 9:30:30 pm


I've been praying for you. Tyler and Mom and Dad said Hi. The ice cream looks good there. See you when you get back.


Posted By:Kaleb Lundy


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 5:07:29 pm


Hi Frank & Layton,Ralph,Penney ,and all the crew. May God Bless ,and keep you well come home soon. read Ps. 118:5&6 See you soon Pastor & Margaret Sims .


Posted By:Pastor Stan Sims


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 4:53:28 pm


Crystal, How much ice cream have you ate? Hope you do not get to attached to your scorpion and want to bring it home. Love Abby*


Posted By:ABBY *


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 4:49:41 pm


Hi everybody, Things are fine here. Glad to see you all are doing well.We miss you all and having been praying for you.Does Joe have a blister on his finger or jus or just pointing at something? Marvin done a good job at church Sunday. I know god is blessing you all in Roaring creek.Cathy ,Abby wants to know how old you are?


Posted By:JIMBO,TABETHA,ABBY AND MCKENZIE


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 4:37:11 pm


Did he have a tummy ache also?! :)


Posted By:Mandi


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 4:05:36 pm


Hi Randall, I still miss you!!!! It's raining in Bristol, Yuck. I been landscaping for you. YEAH It really looks nice. Ms Topaz is having behavorial problems, today I left her out running free in the house (quit chasing her). Everyone is looking at the Website (family, neighborhood). You may get some messages. WHY ARE LAYING ON A BED WITH ANN LOOKING IN YOUR EYE. Are you OK??? See Ya Jan


Posted By:Jan Roller


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 11:00:18 am


HAPPY BITHDAY KATHY TAYLOR!


Posted By:Liz Gibbs


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 7:33:41 am


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!


Posted By:Allie Darnell


Date and Time Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2007 - 1:33:30 am


Hi Darius! Looks like you're working hard and doing some great work. Two questions; 1. Have you seen my little buddy? And did you give him the special cap? 2. Did you eat all of that beautiful green chicken behind you in the picture? If not please bring me the drumstick :-) I sent brother Joe Pat the site and we are keeping an eye on your work! We love you and what you're doing. See you soon.. John and Catherine


Posted By:JB & CC


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 10:12:52 pm


To All, Looks like you are working very hard. May God Bless and care for all of you.Jeff what a blessing to be able to see what you all are doing and to be able to send you all messages.Crystal we will be waiting to hear all about your trip in Sunday school.


Posted By:Charlotte Ray


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 9:00:24 pm


Darius Hall I have that Email address you wanted nolaah@yahoo.com Darius Hall I have that Email address you wanted. nolaah@yahoo.com


Posted By:Brenda B.


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 8:57:48 pm


I have that e Darius Hall I have that Email address you wanted. nolaah@yahoo.com


Posted By:Brenda B.


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 8:43:47 pm


Just wanted everyone to know that Andy and I are praying for all of you. Glad to hear that Rebecca is feeling better. May God bless each and everyone of you as you work for him. Love you, Linda


Posted By:Linda Anderson


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 5:51:11 pm


Hello to Jerry & Darlene, Frank, & Bill, It looks like you guys are having a wonderful trip! I'm thankful that you made it there safely. I pray that God will bless your efforts and your ministry this week & that you will each receive a special touch from the Lord. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God richly bless you! Love & Prayers!


Posted By:Kristi Davis


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 4:59:37 pm


Hi Jessica! Hope you're having a good time in Belize. It looks like it's really hot down there. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a safe trip back home. Watch out for the tarantulas and scorpions! Mom and Dad say hi.


Posted By:Kaleb Lundy


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 2:29:29 pm


Hello to all. I can really feel the presence of God just looking at the pictures and reading your daily blog Jeff. What a mighty God we serve. Hope that he continues to bless in the ministry that is being done. We miss you and are praying for you. Kathy Taylor that was the cutest baby from sunday's pics. Seeing the pictures makes me long that much more to be there and meet the child God has for Vance and I.


Posted By:Sherry Egan


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 1:02:00 pm


Hey team, the work is looking great!! I noticed ann took off the denim jacket pretty quick and randall, how could they leave you out of the ice cream eating!! lol boo, looks like you are feling better and it sounds like lives in roaring creek and in the team have been changed already. When you all go to the villages, it will really make you ashamed of what you have when you see what they have, You really do have to be there to feel and see the poverty. Wish we were there with you, God bless you all!!


Posted By:vance egan


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 10:24:13 am


Joe & Kathy- Just wanted to wish Kathy a Happy Mother's Day (I know a couple of days late... I tried to call). And let you know that Jennifer is in Afghanistan and sends her love to both of you. I will email Allie with her address as soon as I get one. Take care, Tom


Posted By:Tom Sweet


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007 - 7:45:45 am


JOE & KATHY - It looks like you all had another wonderful day. Everything is fine back here at home. Scooby and Opie are being well taken care of. Poor little Taylor has fallen and bumped her head two more times. Gerald wants to get her a helmet or put carpet down in the house. He hasn't decided which. :-) Just in case I can't send a message tomorrow - Have a wonderful birthday Mom! I love and miss you all.


Posted By:Allie Darnell


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 9:14:37 pm


CRYSTAL SHIPLEY - We're thinking of all of you. Hope you are keeping a diary so you don't forget all the details to tell me. Much love, Mom Mom


Posted By:Joy Shipley


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 8:04:40 pm


Dear Layton and Belize mission team, I seen pictures of Saturday and Sunday and it looks like it is really hot! I'm waiting to see pictures of the work the team is doing. I guess that will be later in the week. Just wanted to say hey, God bless and return home safe. P.S. Mothers day flower hand outs went really smooth...no ties this year! In Christ, Andy


Posted By:Andy Anderson


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 6:01:49 pm


Hi Randall, I miss you. Little Topaz layed at the back door Sat night waiting for your return. You are going to have a lot to answer for. Went to church at Deck Valley Sun morning???? We brought my mom down at 1:00 and she stayed to 7:30 and we all had a balst, It was GREAT. Mandy and Jon is staying the night on Mon and Tue. We are landscaping and working. I work on Thur and Fri. I can't wait till Saturday night. All is great except your absence. I LOVE YOU JAN


Posted By:Jan Roller


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 4:19:09 pm


Hi, I love you all. Me and mamaw seen all of the pictures. They were awsome.Hope you have a safe trip home.We are praying for you all. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Amber Gutierrez


Posted By:Amber Gutierrez


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 3:33:26 pm


Hey Kathy and Joe, we are thankful that you all got there safely, I am praying for you folks. Good pics on Sat and Sun, that scorpian would have caused me to do a little shoutin to. The wise looking bird in the Sun pics is that an owl? I do believe Kathy that you are enjoying this missions work. Take care, everyone here doin good. Dexter


Posted By:D Terry


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 3:22:25 pm


Hey, everyone, I see everyone's doing fine and enjoying the weather down there. Your team is in our prayers and thoughts daily. May lots of people receive Christ this week due to your faithfulness. Take lots of pictures to scrap...oh and Ann, love your new pet scorpion! LOL!!


Posted By:David Perkins and the EIG Group


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 2:00:16 pm


Jessica, I miss my e-mail buddy. You and the mission team are in my thoughts and prayers. Kenny and the boys said Hello. See you soon!


Posted By:Angie Lundy


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 1:26:40 pm


Hi to everbody, Keep up the good work. The pictures are great. We are praying for you and hope you have a safe return. Mary


Posted By:Mary Powers


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 7:59:23 am


First thing I do every morning is turn on the computer and look at your photos and narratives. Wish I could be there. God is using you greatly to bless the ministry in Belize.


Posted By:Glenn Lawson, New Bern, NC


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 7:39:02 am


Jeff - Great job on the pictures. It is such a blessing to see you all every day. Mom & Dad - We love and miss you both. Belated Happy Mother's Day, Mom!!


Posted By:Gerald, Allie & Taylor Darnell


Date and Time Posted: Monday May 14, 2007 - 6:24:58 am


Hey Ninny and Pretty Papaw, looks like you all are having fun. We miss you and hope you're not too hot. We're praying for you and everybody with you. Love you bunches!!!


Posted By:Brittany & Holly


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 11:40:42 pm


May God Bless Each of YOU THIS WEEK, DOING WHAT HE HAS FOR YOU TO DO. MISSED YOU ALL AT CHURCH TODAY. YOU WILL BE IN MY PRAYS THIS WEEK. CRYSTAL MISSED YOU IN SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS MORNING. CHARLOTTE RAY


Posted By:Charlotte Ray


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 10:47:42 pm


Hi Dad! So happy you are there and safe. I will continue to pray for you all and that lives will come to Christ. You all be safe! I got home safely.....love you!!!! Penny Dail


Posted By:Penny Dail (Bill Powers daughter)


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 10:21:18 pm


Just a quick note to let you all know that we're praying for God's presence & blessings upon your ministry there. We're keeping up with your web site & blogs. We're at First Baptist New Bern, NC. Dr. Fitz


Posted By:Dr. Fitzgerald


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 10:19:00 pm


You haven't met me, but I've heard all about you! I'm the Sr. Pastor at First Baptist, New Bern, NC & we want to let you know that we're all praying for your success there in Belize with Ralph & Penny, Body & Soul Ministries. I'm reading your blogs & I feel the power of God's Spirit with you! May God grant you health physically, mentally & spiritually! Dr. Fitz


Posted By:Dr. Steven E. Fitzgerald


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 8:59:42 pm


Brooks - I didn't finish. Angela got upset when Dwight asked if I still drove. She told him it was her Dad that was 80 - NOT MY MOM. ha We really laughed a lot. Have a safe & fun trip. Stay cool if possible.


Posted By:Joy Shipley


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 8:56:48 pm


Brooks, Ann, & Crystal, I had a pleasant Mother's Day. Friends from Midway United Meth. Church have you all in their prayer's this wk. Angela, Savannah, & I had a great time at the Longwood Graduation in Farmville, VA. We stayed in a 4 x 6 motel room w/Kim. ha They thought I


Posted By:Joy Shipley


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 8:28:43 pm


Great to hear that God had his arms around you on your trip down. What a joy to know that we have a God that cares about his children. Thanks Jeff for some wonderful pictures. I'll be praying that God will use all of you in a mighty way. Tell Ralph, Penny and the whole crew hello and I'll keep in touch daily to see what God is doing through you all. I lok forward to seeing Roaring Creek again in about a month. May God bless you, give you souls for his kingdom, and strength for the journey.


Posted By:Larry and Brenda Browder


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 7:58:59 pm


This message is for Bill Powers. I am glad you got there safety and I hope God will richly bless you and the mission team for your efforts. I am glad to have this message board and pictures again to know what you are doing. Jeff is doing fine and I will check on him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the team. See you in a week. Try and post a message back so we can hear from you.


Posted By:Donna Akers


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 13, 2007 - 4:23:03 pm


Hello to CRYSTAL


Posted By:savannah


Date and Time Posted: Saturday May 12, 2007 - 8:38:27 pm


Hey all, i was just thinking of being in your shoes last year and what a spiritual high the whole week was!! I know the lord is going to run your cup over. jeff, being on this side, i want to tell you, already it has been a bleesing to keep up on the internet!! god bless you for all your labor and we hope boo is feeling better!! say hi to ralph and the kids for us and we cant wait to come back to see them and the lord willing bring back one of those beatiful children!!


Posted By:vance egan


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 10, 2007 - 2:43:38 pm


Can ya'll believe that it's just two days away!!! I'm soooooo excited!!!! I could leave tonight!! I can't wait to see Roaring Creek Again!! See you all tonight for pack night!!


Posted By:Jeff Arrington


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 10, 2007 - 1:32:01 pm


May God truly bless this mission! I wish we were able to go with you. I know you will have a great time and that your lives, once again will be changed forever. Know that we are thinking of you daily and praying for God's will to be done during your mission trip. Be careful and Be Blessed! We love you guys!


Posted By:Kevin and Tiffany Wheeler


Date and Time Posted: Sunday May 6, 2007 - 3:58:53 pm


Last night, I reviewed the photos and messages from the 2006 trip and they are fantastic. Layton, I wish Virginia and I could go with you, but since we can't, we'll review your photos and messages every day and vicariously enjoy the trip with you. Say 'Hello' to Ralph and Penny and the kids for us, and Robert, Anna, Holly and Hollis Popper. That is an awesome photo of Robert being baptized in the river. And tell Rosita to keep her eyes on the prize. Time passes quickly, and she will soon find herself in Nursing School, and then a whole world of new opportunities will come up for her to use the gifts God has blessed her with. We dream of seeing her at work some day, treating patients in the clinic. Tell her that Virginia wants to go with her to pick out her first uniform. God Bless!!!


Posted By:Glenn Lawson, First Baptist Church, New Bern, NC


Date and Time Posted: Thursday May 3, 2007 - 2:07:47 pm


Just checking out the website and noticed you all are going back to Belize. That is awesome. You all our in our prayers. We will be praying for God to be preparing hearts before you go.


Posted By:Sarina


Date and Time Posted: Saturday April 7, 2007 - 10:52:15 am


To the mission team::: I am so excited to be a part of this team. Only a short time remaining and we will be going back to Roaring Creek, Belize. I cain't wait to see the faces of those who will be going for the first time when they see, feel, smell, and walk on the grounds of Uriah. To experience seeing the children, feeding the poor, feeling the presence of the Lord in everything we do. Watching the sunrise and sunset over the jungle surrounding the compound at Uriah. Surely this will be a life changing experience for each of us. Thank you for stepping out and letting God use you for this important task. God Bless !!!!


Posted By:Layton


Date and Time Posted: Friday April 6, 2007 - 10:42:06 pm


Hey everyone,
Well We've went ahead and opened the message board for use for this year's Belize Mission Team. So let the messages start!! Just a little over a month before we leave, I'm sure everyone is as excited as I am!!

Love you all,
Jeff & Becca


Posted By:Jeff & Becca


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