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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

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)


Letters from Belize (Part 2)

Greetings Ms.Bev,

Happy new year to you and your family, I wish you a prosperous new year. Thank you for the wishes and prayers as well, I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

I’m happy to learn that my fees are paid, and I’m excited to venture off to the final courses of my program. However, classes begins January 16th and I won’t be able to meet with Ms. Stuart until then to discuss the circumstances of my final outstanding course. I’m hoping and praying all goes well.

I will utilize any financial assistance with traveling for this semester. I would appreciate it very much.

I’m sure you’re enjoying the winter season in Canada, it must be very beautiful and cold. On the contrary, the weather in Belize is very hot during the day and chilly at night. God is truly an amazing God, we are experiencing different weather under the same sun.

My mom sends her warmest greetings and thanks to you and your church for being such a blessing in my life. Thank you.

Amieka Myers (Belize College Sponsored Student)

God Bless

Letters From Belize (Part 1)

Greetings Mrs. Bev,

It has truly been a while since we communicated. I must apologize for lack of communication. There have been so many challenges this year that for some time it became overwhelming. By God’s grace we finished our first term and are looking forward to the rest of the school year. We begin classes on January 3rd. Our vacation was cut short in order to make up time that was lost during the strike in October.
I pray that all is well with you and yours. Season greetings to you and the church family. I pray God’s continued provisions and guidance to your ministry for the new year.
I just wanted to greet you and say thanks once again for your support of St. Hilda’s Anglican School. Have a blessed and enjoyable New Year!!
Best Regards,
Jane Martinez
(Prinicipal of St. Hilda’s School)

Update for the Congregation on the Belize Mission – Dec.11/16

As many of you know, our congregation has been sending mission teams to Belize since 2005. Since then we have developed a very meaningful relationship with our Anglican friends in the small village of Georgeville. In particular, we have been supportive of the teachers and students at St. Hilda’s elementary school, which has about 200 students and is run by the Anglican Church.  We have been supporting St. Hilda’s in many ways:

  • We have sent 5 mission teams since 2005 to work directly with the students and teachers at St. Hilda’s and continue to foster our relationship together.
  • Prayer. Each week during our worship services, and also personally, we continue to offer prayers for them (as they do for us!)
  • We send about $2000 each year ($1000 per semester)  to assist with the education program and the upkeep of St. Hilda’s school, and
  • Thanks to some faithful givers, we annually provide as much as $4000 in scholarships to up to four needy students so they can continue their education through high school, and in a couple of exceptional cases, to a St. Hilda’s graduate who has gone on to university

The basis of our relationship with the people of Belize lies in Christ’s call to us as Christians. God expects us to be a mission-driven church, to know and help our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our relationship with Belize has been a strong and loving one for over 11 years.  Letters of appreciation from the both the students and teachers, graduation pictures and updates from the principal have reminded us of how important this relationship is.  You can see some of these letters, pictures and updates on the missions page of our Cathedral website. We have learned much from them and they from us.  Most importantly we have all learned that we share our faith and our belief in God – we are all members of Christ’s family.

The last team to go to St. Hilda’s School was in 2013.  An attempt was made to send a team in 2016 but we learned that our plan was not necessarily God’s plan, and that mission had to be postponed. The Missions Committee has expressed support for future missions to Belize and we are asking you today to pray about this and share your thoughts with us. Beverly Morell has been a key person in organizing all four missions, but she has told us that although she remains involved with our ongoing mission she won’t be leading the next mission trip.  So if we are to start making plans for our next mission trip, we will need a team leader AND we need congregation members who feel a call to mission-work and are willing to go.

We have always remained in contact with our friends in Belize, regardless of whether it is a year we send a team or not. That being said, it is still very important to renew that personal connection whenever we get the opportunity. Sending another team to Belize will help us build on our ongoing relationship with the people there and enable us to financially support them for many more years. It will also open the eyes and, more importantly – the hearts, of the missioners from the Cathedral. Today we are inviting every member of the congregation to prayerfully ask yourself if you are being called to this ministry. If you believe you are, or if you would like to explore the possibility further, please speak to me or any member of the Missions Committee or to Dean Geoffrey or leave your contact information with Fran at the office. We will be happy to discuss with you.

In the meantime, we are anxious to continue our support of St. Hilda’s. I am happy to announce that on Saturday evening, Feb.25, the Missions committee will be hosting a Belize fundraiser. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! It should be a fun evening  to raise awareness of our mission there and to generate some much-needed funds for the students and the school. This fundraiser may have a different feel to it than previous years but we are hoping to bring together the entire congregation as in years past. This event can only happen with your support. If you are willing to volunteer in any way, please let Beverly Morell, Kirsten McKnight, myself or any member of the missions committee know.

Thank you for listening, and may I conclude with the suggestion that we all add the children and teachers of St. Hilda’s School to our daily prayer lists.

Thank you.

Brad McKnight (on behalf of the Cathedral Missions Committee)

SAVE THE DATE! Belize Fundraiser Saturday evening, Feb.25/17

Please mark your calendars for Saturday night, February 25, 2017. A fundraiser is in the works to help  our friends from St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Georgeville, Belize. Proceeds will be used for our continued support of the school and scholarship students. More details on this event to follow soon. Volunteers needed!  Please contact Brad and Kirsten McKnight. 454-9335 or [email protected]

Hurricane Update from Belize

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

Hi Ms. Bev:
Thank God we made it through. My family and I did not sleep on Wednesday night. It was really scary looking out at the trees fighting against nature. The hurricane caused a lot of damage mostly in the city. The water in town almost reached the Hawkesworth bridge which joins San Ignacio and Santa Elena.
The wind didn’t die down until almost ten Thursday morning. Thank God we all survived. The school buildings are intact. The office got a bit of water but the damage was minor. A lot of people in Belize city lost their homes. Some roofs got blown away. This was only a category 1 hurricane but it caused a lot of damages because it moved through the country at a slow pace. We had constant 70-75 mph winds for about five hours in Cayo.
Thanks for your prayers and concern. I will pick up the money on Monday. I have been fighting the stomach flu since Thursday. I’m feeling much better today though. Your financial assistance will be a blessing this week as teachers are buying materials to prepare their classrooms for the new school year.
I pray God’s continued blessings on you and your church family. Continue to pray for us as we also pray for you.


Prayers for Belize as Hurricane Earl approaches

Greetings Ms. Bev:

It’s a blessing to work with you all. Today we are preparing for a hurricane which should be passing our area later this evening or tonight. I ask for your prayers for all us us. There have been so much violence and scandal over the past few weeks. I pray that God is merciful and spare us from terrible disaster.

I continue to look forward to your emails. Be blessed!


Jane Martinez (Principal of St. Hilda’s School, Georgeville, Belize)

A word of thanks from Amieka Myers in Belize

The following letter was sent to Beverly Morell by Amieka Myers. Amieka is the college student supported financially and in prayer by donors from our Cathedral church.  She is a graduate of St. Hilda’s School in Georgeville where we have sent mission teams to serve over the years.  During her high school years, Amieka was also supported by our church by donors to the High School Scholarship Fund established by the 2010 team which was in Georgeville.

Please continue to pray for Amieka as she enters her final year of school.  As you can tell from her letter, she is most grateful for our making it possible for her to earn a university education, which is an outstanding achievement for a student from St. Hilda’s Elementary School.

Hello Miss Bev, 

Summer classes were tiresome, and nearly took over my entire summer. I haven’t received grades as yet until this week’s Wednesday. I feel so relieved that Mr. Palma took a pinch and told you my marks are good. This is the first summer I did so much homeworks and studying for tests and quizzes. I’m glad it’s all over, and feeling accomplished for wiping two more subjects off my course sequence. My mother is proud indeed, and without a doubt,  I know you guys are as well. 

Thank you for informing me that my fees are covered. I’m grateful, and anxious to begin the new semester.  It’s correct, I’m taking five(5) classes this semester(Aug-Dec 2016), which will leave me with six courses for next semester(Jan-May 2017). I will be completing my program in 2017 with my final courses, I’m confident of that. I will keep my commitment to completing my studies in June 2017, as you guys are keeping your end of the commitment in assisting me.

For my upcoming semester, I will be using some text books due to the major courses I’m taking. However, I will still try my best to seek electronic copies because they’re much easier to carry and free of costs. 

I’m thankful for all your prayers and support. I’m lost for words at times to express my gratitude because it means so much to me and my family. Please continue to pray for me. THANK YOU so much my Canadian friends,  I hope and pray that God shower your homes with the same blessing you guys are showering my home with. Continue to pray for me, as I continue to pray for you guys. I will works hard as I can in my upcoming semester, there is no doubt. I’m determine to succeed.  

Amieka Myers
God Bless