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

Greetings from Indira Spain in Belize (June 17, 2017)

Greetings from wet Belize.  The rain started a little while ago and has completely cooled down our corner of the Earth (Thank God for that).  I’m very sorry that I did not respond to your last letter but I didn’t have access to a computer.  My computer updated itself and now I can’t use it.  The update wasn’t compatible or something like that and now I’m without a machine.
As I said in a previous email, I will be picking up Anique’s report card on the 22nd and will email you a copy as soon as I get it.  I thank you again for all that  you do for my little girl and I.  your gift is priceless and I pray for you and your church everyday because you are so awesome.  You are a true picture of what it is to be Christ like.  You help me keep my faith going and for that I thank you.  I ask that your church family say a special prayer for me as I embark on my internship this coming September.  I finished up all my courses and now need to complete internship to receive my certificate in Primary Education.  Internship is a grueling 13 weeks and is so very expensive.  With God’s grace I’m sure I’ll meet all expenses and keep my sanity.  :)… Keep me in your prayers.
I had my top 5 students write letter which I typed.  Please find them attached all in one document.  Its a really hard decision and I’m sure you will agree after reading the letters.  Thank you for your yearly blessings.  We at St. Hilda’s love all of you. 
Sincerely Yours, 
 
 Indira Spain 
– Teacher at St. Hilda’s School and mother of scholarship recipient, Anique Hernandez

Congratulations to St. Hilda’s class of 2017 and scholarship winner Jocelyn Herrara

 

Best wishes to the 2017 graduating class from St. Hilda’s School in Belize! A special congratulations also to Miss Jocelyn Herrara, this years recipient of the “Canadian Friends of St. Hilda’s Scholarship”.

 

 

I am 12 years old.  I live in Georgeville Village. My greatest wish is to go to high school, sixth form and the University of Belize.  I love school and I am praying to get a scholarship so I can get and education which is the first step to being successful in life.  I am very smart and enjoy reading any book I can get my hands on.  

I’m glad I got this opportunity to write to you in hopes of getting a scholarship.  This is probably my only chance at moving on to high school so my hopes and dreams lie in this letter.  I come from a very poor family and if it wasn’t for my teacher Miss Indira my mom wouldn’t have even considered high school.  After coming in first in my class for first and second term, my teacher begged my mom to find a way to send me to high school.  I have goals that I want to achieve so I can lift my family.  My father works part time and the money he receives for his hard work is never enough.  After paying rent and buying food for the house we are not left with much.

I am thankful for this opportunity and your time to listen to what I have to say.  I hope you enjoyed learning about me.  I really want the chance to become a better person and to help my family in the future.  I thank you so much for every child you have given an opportunity to over the years.  It would be great if I got a chance to receive the scholarship this year.

Sincerely yours,

– Jocelyn Herrara, 2017 Scholarship recipient

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“She is the first for her family to have the opportunity to get a high school education. She comes from a very humble single parent household. Her mother would not have been able to send her to high school. I have faith that she will do well as she has the desire to make a difference. Ms. Indira and I have pledged our support to assist her with her schooling. We have made available the internet and computer from the school so she will have access to do assignments. We spoke to her and her mother today and explained the expectations to retain this scholarship. She has enrolled at Eden High School”

– Jane Martinez, Principal at St. Hilda’s

 

 

 

Letter from Indira Spain mother of Belize student Anique Hernandez

The following is from a recent letter sent by Indira Spain who is the mother of Belize scholarship student, Anique Hernandez, and also a teacher at St. Hilda’s school.

June 17, 2017 

Good Evening Miss Bev,

Greetings from wet Belize.  The rain started a little while ago and has completely cooled down our corner of the Earth (Thank God for that).  I’m very sorry that I did not respond to your last letter but I didn’t have access to a computer.  My computer updated itself and now I can’t use it.  The update wasn’t compatible or something like that and now I’m without a machine.  

As I said in a previous email, I will be picking up Anique’s report card on the 22nd and will email you a copy as soon as I get it.  I thank you again for all that  you do for my little girl and I.  your gift is priceless and I pray for you and your church everyday because you are so awesome.  You are a true picture of what it is to be christ like.  You help me keep my faith going and for that I thank you.  I ask that your church family say a special prayer for me as I embark on my internship this coming September.  I finished up all my courses and now need to complete internship to receive my certificate in Primary Education.  Internship is a grueling 13 weeks and is so very expensive.  With God’s grace I’m sure I’ll meet all expenses and keep my sanity.  :)… Keep me in your prayers.

I had my top 5 students write letter which I typed.  Please find them attached all in one document.  Its a really hard decision and I’m sure you will agree after reading the letters.  Thank you for your yearly blessings.  We at St. Hilda’s love all of you. 

Sincerely Yours, 

 Indira Spain

 

10 New Lay Ministers in Belize

Give praise to the Lord with David and Mary Beth Alenskis in Belize for the ten new Lay Ministers who were licensed last week for their churches, in particular, a handful of young men (ages 17-20) who have real possibilities for a lifetime of leadership and service to Christ. Mary Beth and David have spent time nearly every week developing a relationship with them and mentoring with them, and they’re excited, anticipating them being deployed in ministry in the coming weeks and months.

Letter from St. Hilda’s School in Belize

The following is a recent letter sent to Beverly Morell by Ms. Jane Martinez, the principal of St. Hilda’s School, in Belize.

Greetings Mrs. Bev,

I am glad to hear that the fundraising was a success. Your donations are what makes it possible for us to provide materials needed for the classrooms and other school improvement. There has been many changes through God’s blessings. We are working on making our school environment more child-friendly and welcoming. Our children have come a long way in respecting the school property and taking ownership for what we have. 
It was a wonderful experience making the video. It gives people an opportunity to see the success of their investment. I am also looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. Hopefully, it will be soon. We have already bought some school supplies for teachers. We have also made costumes for our children for the annual Festival of Arts. The competition was held today and we won two gold certificates and one silver ! Yeah!!! The groups that got the gold will represent the school at Golden Awards night in May. I will be sending pictures to you as soon as Mrs. Bennett emails them to me.
I thank you for your continued support. Greet your family and church family on our behalf.
 
 
Blessings,
Jane

Please pick up your tickets ASAP!

Please join us at the hall, this Saturday at 6:30pm for delicious treats, a silent auction, and stories directly from…

Posted by Christ Church Cathedral – Fredericton on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fundraiser for Belize: Dessert Party & Silent Auction

Join us Saturday, February 25, 6:30-8:30pm for an evening in support of St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Belize! Tickets are available at the hall and will also be available after worship services Feb.12 and 19. $10/adult, $5/child. Desserts needed! Please use the sign up sheet at the back of the Cathedral. We are still requesting donations for the auction (such as services, new or gently-loved items, gift baskets, or artwork). Please drop off donations at the hall by Wednesday, Feb.22. Questions? Contact Brad and Kirsten McKnight at 454-9335 or mcknight.brad@gmail.com

Letters From Belize (Part 3)

Dear Ms.Bev,

I want you to know I am very happy in school. I am working very hard at doing the best I can in all subject areas. I am having a wonderful semester completely loving my friends and my teachers. I  really love math because it gives me the opportunity to expand my mind and see my world differently. It is my favorite subject . I am thinking of taking accounting in third form therefore I will need to have a strong foundation in Mathematics. The subject that poses more of a challenge to me is Spanish because I don’t speak a word of Spanish at all and the subject is taught in the Spanish Language. It is the area that scares me the most but I’m proud to say that for mid-semester I got an A in it.

This year a couple teachers came together to start a cheer leading squad at school .  I tried out and was chosen to join. I   really love it because I get to cheer for my team and to travel to different schools and districts. My mom has made me promise to keep my grades up or she will take me off the squad so now I’m working extra hard because I love being a part of a group of girls that are positive like me.

I really enjoy school because I learn new things every day that will help me in life. I am very grateful to you because you  gave me the opportunity to go to school. I am sure that my mom would have found a way to send me to school but this scholarship that you gave me makes me feel like I’m helping my mom through hard work. This scholarship is proof that if I work really hard nothing is impossible.  My life has never been happier and for that I say thank you very very much.

I am very curious about how you look and would like to see a picture of you(if you would like). I would like  to wish you and your church a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. May the lord bless you guys in many ways,for you are doing his work. You are helping students with your kind heart. You all are very caring and loving. I am very happy that people like you all are in this world.
I have attached a few pictures of myself, My first form Honor Roll certificate and my mid-term report card

P.S It doesn’t snow here but it gets really cold in October through to February or March each year.
With love,

Anique Hernandez (Belize High School Sponsored Student)