Happy Valentine's Day

March 11, 2010

Dear Friends of Holy Cross, I know I'm a little behind the calendar but Vernon and I were in the States when the 'Happy Valentine's Day to Holy Cross' bulletin board was put up. (thank you Deacon Jan!) I just took it down and finally had a chance to see what the Standard IV, V and VI classes had to say. Needless to say there were tears in my eyes as I read those little red hearts. I narrowed down the ones I'm sharing even tho I wanted to send them all. Spelling and grammar may occasionally look strange as I copied each card verbatim - smile. The children wrote these Valentines to Holy Cross but you are truly the heart of this school - the real reason these cards could be written. Your love, support and generosity have made Holy Cross the incredibly special place it is. Many thanks and Blessings, Francis

I Love Holy Cross because.....

they are there when we need them. Indira
it is so awesome and they give us food to eat. Nachor
they give you disipline. The teachers try their best to let you learn and you are feeden and you are given medical
care when needed. Most of all I love Holy Cross Anglicans because God sent me their. Isolene
they give me attention. Deson
it's beautiful. Rosit
they give me food. Michael
they always help me when I need help!! thank you. Aviel
they treat me good. Heidy
the teachers have patience for the children. Ashley
it has a computer lab. C.E.
it is realy nice and it is the only place in San Pedro that has a nice principal and an cafitirea. Jose
they give us food and the teachers are nice to the students. Jissel
it is fun.
I have a lot of friends and at my old school I had none. Christian
their kind to us and it is the best school in Belize.
I learn a lot and disiplen.
they are always there for us!! Kendesha
it is a kind hearted and generous school that takes care of its children. Kendice

So Happy Valentine's Day to Holy Cross! May God grant us the patience, love, kindness, perseverance and financial ability to continue being there for the children of San Pedro.

Please send donations to: Holy Cross Anglican School; San Pedro Town; Ambergris Caye, Belize
Support Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro www.holycrossbelize.org

Our Church at Work

March 5,2010

Dear Friends of Holy Cross Anglican School, I am happy to share the following article written by recent volunteer Dr. Eric Fee. Holy Cross is so thankful for the many volunteers and mission teams who share their time, talents and treasure with the children of Holy Cross. We are also incredibly thankful for each of you! Your prayers, financial contributions, gifts of school supplies, shoes, back packs, teaching aids and books are a blessing to all of us. With your continuing support Holy Cross will continue to be a beacon of light, love and learning to the disadvantaged little ones of San Mateo. Many thanks and Blessings, Francis

Our Church at Work

In January 2010, Cindy Lee Hall and I traveled to Belize, Central America. We boarded a ferry for a bumpy 2 hour ride across the beautiful Caribbean Sea from Belize City to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Our final destination was the tiny village of San Mateo that had been built upon unwanted government swamp land by the hearty people of this welcoming country.

The purpose of our visit was to work with the students and teachers of the Holy Cross Anglican School (www.holycrossbelize.org). Literally, this school has been created like a seed sprouting from the ground! And, it continues to grow with the support of the San Mateo community and the worldwide parishioners of the Anglican/Episcopal church. For those of you who have contributed to this ministry (www.hcefoundation.org) I assure you your monies are being put to great use.

In addition as a family physician, I explored the health care needs of the school and surrounding community. Despite the lack of abundant health care that we are accustomed to in the USA, the Belizean healthcare providers and people make excellent use of their limited resources.

This island does not have a hospital or emergency room or urgent care. The ability to transfuse blood, provide intravenous fluids, perform surgery or obtain a CT scan does not exist. We sadly learned of 2 children who had recently died from infections stemming from simple cuts due to the lack of appropriate antibiotics. In the face of this harsh reality, you quickly learn to appreciate the gifts bestowed upon us at home.

Belizeans and those serving the church's ministry are working feverishly to overcome these challenges. Holy Cross Anglican School is growing both in its physical plant and student population. A community health center with a domestic violence safe house and student health center is moving from the planning stages to the groundbreaking ceremony.

We plan to return to Belize on an ongoing basis as part of the Episcopal church's ministry throughout the world. And, we thank God for giving us the ability to do so.

Eric C. Fee

Newer Posts Older Posts Home