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Field Staff Reports: Sam Barber – February, 2013

January is always a time of transition at Belize Friends School. Now that the second term has begun, our focus is geared toward the preparation of the Primary School Examination (PSE). We also accepted three more students, bringing our total to ten.

On a personal side, our house was broken into again on January 14. This time some of Felicia and Naiema’s money and Becky’s laptop used for the school books was stolen. This computer had the Quickbooks software that was loaded last fall on it. The police reported to us since the house had not been ransacked, the perpetrator had to be someone who was familiar with the house. They also suggested the need for a surveillance system which was installed just a little while later.

This month may seem like a month that would make many want to throw their hands up in the air and say, “I’ve had quite enough!” Instead it has done the opposite. It has shown how important it is for us to be here in Belize and do the work we are doing. I am happy and call it a privilege to be part of God’s people and to represent Friends in Belize City.

As I conclude, I want to thank you again for the support you have shown us both in prayer and financially. May God richly bless each and every one of you!

Samuel L. Barber
Belize Friends School

  • Phyllis J. Paulsen

    I am happy that you are happy! I’ve no doubt that you are needed there and doing greater work than you realize. What wonderful examples your family is to everyone in Belize City and farther on even. The telegraph system among neighbors is very effective. Make sure each of you waves and calls out as you pass by “Good morning, afternoon, evening”. When we were there in 1987, the people greeted us as we walked passed. The word is spreading and now you have three more to educate. Keep up the good work. I’ll keep praying for your ministry.