Today marks the last full day that the team will spend in Belize.
The team utilized the last day in the country to visit the Maya ruins and visit a local market in San Ignacio.
The first stop of the day was a large market. Vendors sold everything from used clothes, fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade crafts, and food.
From there the team headed to the Mayan ruins to spend the afternoon in the sun.
The legend behind the “Stone Lady” name is that one time a hunter was on the grounds of the ruins. He heard a noise coming from one direction so he listened and aimed his gun in that direction. Then he heard something behind him. On the top of the ruins was a lady in white, dazzling in sunlight. So he went back to town to gather a crew. They returned to find the ghost lady. When they couldn’t find her they believed she disappeared into the stone and only appeared to some, hence the name “stone lady.”
After hiking the ruins, the team stopped by some vendors to stop and look around.
After returning from a day of excursions a few members set up a small clinic to test the eyes’ of the people who worked at the place where we are staying.
The evening ended with dinner and devotions. Deanna lead devotions tonight and shared an insightful message. She shared with us that even though this week has been amazing and we’ve experienced many highs, we still have work to do at home where God has placed us.
While today was more of a relaxing day spent learning more about the culture and sights of Belize, we didn’t forget why we came. We thank everyone who donated time, money, supplies, and prayed for our trip. This trip didn’t only impact the nearly 700 people whose vision we helped improve, but the lives of everyone on the trip as well. We have loved our time here, but can’t wait to see you all when we get back.
Hasta la próxima vez Belice!