Dear Friends and Supporters, Please join me in a short walk down memory lane...


Four years ago, almost to the day, the students of Holy Cross participated in their first ever Children's Rally in celebration of Belize's Independence. There were about 40 children in 2006 - they sang and marched with great enthusiasm and made this new school's presence known.

Yesterday was Children's Rally 2010 and I was overwhelmed with the changes in just four short years. With tears in my eyes, I looked down the streets of San Pedro and saw hundreds of Holy Cross students, dressed in red, white and blue, proudly waving the flag of Belize, marching with great enthusiasm and making a real impact in the life of San Mateo, Ambergris Caye and the nation of Belize. I could easily imagine future teachers, doctors, policemen, office workers, computer technicians, politicians and maybe even a prime minister in the assembled crowd of students. WOW!!!

And just how did this giant leap forward come about? Through your efforts, that's how!! You have prayed, come on mission teams and built this school; sent school supplies, tons of books and shoes; donated money, supported the Feeding Program and underwritten scholarships; sent computers, reams of copy paper and cartridges; paid for toilets, land fill and electricity; brought down tools, dental equipment, toothbrushes and toothpaste. You have created Holy Cross Anglican School and turned a swampy garbage dump into a safe and loving place where children learn, grow, dream and blossom.

I am so proud of what God and all of us working together have accomplished - smile. I pray that you will continue to generously support and bless this tiny corner of God's kingdom. In spite of everything we've done, there is always more to do.....our students arrive daily to school hungry, in need of shoes,school supplies and dental care; computers require constant upkeep, electricity and supplies; more land fill is urgently needed so we can start construction on the playground and much needed pre-school; books wear out, toilets need repair and tools break. And right now, the school must build a water garden - approximate cost of $20,000US - to complete the composting toilet facility!!! I pray that you will continue the good work that Christ has begun in and through you here at Holy Cross. Please take a moment today and send a donation to:

Holy Cross Anglican School
San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye, Belize

or make a credit card payment at www.hcefoundation.org

or mail to:

Holy Cross Education Foundation
7550 Corporate Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55436-2045

PS: Tropical Storm Karl passed by on Wednesday and all we got was tons of rain. Thanks be to God!!! School was surrounded by about a foot and a half of water (see attached photos). Could have been much worse but our hurricane season has just begun (September and October). Say prayers.

Love and hugs from the staff and students of Holy Cross Anglican School - smile.

Support Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro www.holycrossbelize.org












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