Thank you from University of Belize Graduate, Amieka Myers

University of Belize scholarship student, Amieka Myers, will officially graduate on Saturday, June 16th. Our church has been sponsoring her since she finished Grade 8 (Standard 6) at St. Hilda’s School.  She has persevered despite many difficulties and has accomplished what has never been done before in her family.  They, as well as we here at Christ Church Cathedral, are very proud of her.

Hi Ms. Bev,

First of all, I want to extend a huge thank you to you and your church for the assistance with my graduation that’s coming up so soon.

I’m happy everything has worked out regarding the graduation. I will stop by at UB to see Mr. Palma and pick up the graduation regalia tomorrow morning.

I’m not sure who I’m going to invite but my mom is definitely a part of the invite list. I wish you were near to experience this moment with me; nonetheless, I know you will be here in spirit. I will send you some pictures so you can see what it looks like.

Once again, thank you and your church for all the kindness you guys bestowed upon me and my family throughout my educational journey. It is truly a blessing!!

Regards,
Amieka Myers

Thank you from scholarship student Paul Jones

Dear Ms Bev and church congregation at Christ Church Cathedral,

I am writing this letter to thank all those who have supported me during my four years of high school. I am so grateful to God for bringing you all into my life.  Without Him none of this would have been possible.  I am happy to say I have made you all proud even though my time in high school is almost over – just a couple of months to finish.

I will never forget you and what you have done for me.  I promise to keep you all posted as I continue to study.  Throughout my four years of studies there are people who have inspired me and uplifted me, especially the Lord.  Throughout my four years of school I have been doing well academically.  Now that I am in my fourth and final year of high school, my goal is to graduate and go to university to study forensics or marine biology, but mostly forensics.

My family and I want to thank you and your congregation for all the support.  I have four months until graduation and I will send you pictures of my graduation and a short video clip of me on my graduation day.

Once again, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  My prayer for you all is that God bless you always.  I love you all so very much.  Thanks again.  I will keep in touch with you.  Love you all!

Thanks,

Paul Jones

Thank you from Amieka Myers

Here is a recent letter from Belize scholarship student Amieka Myers following the final payment of tuition for her now completed program. Although the scholarship is completed for Amieka, her plans are to obtain her teacher’s license and save some money on her own to return to University and further her education.

Hello Miss Bev,
I would like to let you know that I have received the funds from Ms Indira, it was very nice of her to do us that little favor. I would also like to thank you and your church for the assistance you have showered me with over the years. I appreciate every single thing you guys have done for me. As of today, I will start gather my documents for the license and I will keep you updated on how that’s going.

I can’t wait to see you and your team on the 28th. I know you must be very excited for your trip to Belize. I pray you

have a safe trip to beautiful Belize.

Regards,
Amieka Myers

 

Greetings from Ms. Indira Spain in Belize

This is a letter we received from Ms Indira Spain, teacher at St. Hilda’s as well as mother of one of our high school scholarship students, Anique Hernandez.  Anique is currently in Grade 10 at St. Ignatius High School in San Ignacio.  She is a very good student and is also involved in extracurricular activities at her school.  Her mom wrote this letter in June.
Greetings from Belize.  As I sit to write I can’t help but feel overwhelmed at the idea of connecting with some of the very best people I know, whom I’ve never met but whom have given to me one of the greatest gifts of my life.  Your generosity surpasses that of anything I have ever seen.  I remember being a smart student, achieving a whole lot in primary but struggling through high school because of financial reasons.  Anique is blessed to have an entire congregation behind her and for that I wish to extend a sincere thank you to every member of your church who have contributed to my daughter’s success.  Whether they have contributed financially or with a word of prayer we are grateful to all of you for keeping us in the warmth of your Jesus-filled hearts.  
Find attached Anique’s second form report card.  She has done well but I believe she can do much better.  The last lap of second form was a little challenging for her as the teachers tried to cover material that will be needed for third form.  Her grades fell a little and for that she sends apologies.  I am very proud of her despite the little drop and I’m sure that you guys will be as proud. 
Thank you again for everything you do for my child and I.

You Better Belize It!

It is official! The 2018 Belize mission team has booked their flights and will be starting preparations soon for their mission trip in January. The team consists of Rebecca Butler-Goddard, Nat Fetter, Caryn Gunter, The Very Rev. Geoffrey Hall, Kelley Hall, Beverly Morell and Jim Morell. Please keep them in your prayers, along with the staff and students at St. Hilda’s Anglican School, and stay tuned for ways you may be able to help out as part of the home team.

Last call for Belize Missioners

The Belize Mission is a Go! At our recent meeting, there was enough interest to send a mission team to St. Hilda’s School in Belize. The one week mission will take place sometime between Jan.26 and February 18, 2018. The size of the mission team is open ended and anyone interested is invited to contact Brad McKnight, Beverly Morell or the Cathedral office. A final commitment will be needed by team members by Friday, October 20th.

News from Belize!!

Congratulations to SHANTEL JONES as she graduates from Memorial University of Newfoundland with the degree of Bachelor of Nursing on October 5th!

The Cathedral mission team that served in Belize in 2007 met both Shantel Jones and Ashley Jones at that time.  Ashley was assisted by our church family until she graduated from high school.  Shantel was financially supported through high school by one of our missioners, Susan Watson and her family.  Then, with help from our Cathedral family, Susan and her family continued to ‘walk along side of’ Shantel throughout her university years at Memorial.

Many will remember the service here at our Cathedral in 2012 when Shantel visited to express her thanks to us for the education she was receiving thanks to the love and generosity of her Canadian friends.  The words she spoke to us were from her heart as she thanked us for our help, and she touched each one of us present at that service with her words of gratitude.

I believe we also have been blessed by our relationship with Shantel and the other Belizean students who have been given the opportunity to go on to higher education.  From this beginning with Shantel and Ashley, the “Canadian Friends of St. Hilda’s” scholarship was established by the members of the 2010 team to St. Hilda’s in Belize.  Today our Cathedral church continues to sponsor four students per year as they go on to higher education after finishing Grade 8 at St. Hilda’s School.

Congratulations Shantel – and well done!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SIGN A CONGRATULATORY CARD TO SHANTEL ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH. The card will be circulated after the service this Sunday.  The card will go with Susan Watson when they leave for Newfoundland on September 28th to attend Shantel’s graduation.

Congratulations to Ms Jane (in Belize) with the second highest GPA!

Greetings Mrs. Bev:

Sorry for not responding earlier. i read the email yesterday but got so busy that I forgot to respond. I am glad to hear that you had some time off for family and relaxing. We are back at workshops and this will continue until school reopens the first week of September. The holiday is over although I did not get much of a holiday. I was preparing for final presentations for a School Leadership program that I was enrolled in this year. We had our graduation yesterday. I must say that God has been faithful to me and given me favor among my colleagues. I was awarded with the second highest GPA. Yeah!! To God be the Glory!! 
I am encouraged by your trust and dedication to St. Hilda’s. The children are all doing well and making final preparations for the reopening of school High School year will begin on August 28th. I am in the final stages of preparation for Jocelyn as well. We have a few more books that we will get from the school to prepare her for her journey. She is so excited about this opportunity. I keep encouraging her to do her best and ask for help when needed. I really want her to succeed. I have five staff members who will be on internship this school year so we have a challenge ahead. I may also have to teach the Standard 6 class so I ask for your prayers. Being administrator and teachers is not an easy task. I continue to thank you for your support and pledge to continue working with my staff, parents and the community to transform St. Hilda’s and make it a shining light in this community.
 
Blessings to you and the church family.
 
Best Regards,
Jane Martinez