Friday, February 20, 2009

And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. R's trip to Belize; abridged by mom
he loved the tropical climate and the school kids...
Placencia, Belize, 2nd grade
a hop, skip and a jump from the coolest vegetation EVER;
a chance to work with Jose, the coolest worker ever,
and no complaints about the 85 degree working conditions...
or the view from where he slept.
Recess, Belize.
hauled LOTS of cinder block to top of school, where they worked on the second story addition to a very small and crowded building.
with a sea breeze and a view of the Caribbean, it was a pleasure to serve.
10 days went by too quickly, and the work is not done.
But the lives of those who participated and those who benefitted were affected deeply.

13 comments:

Becky said...

thank you for sharing those pictures. what a great experience that he will NEVER forget. it's always a fun time when roger comes. thanks for letting me borrow him for a couple of days. ;)

Jo Jo said...

Great pictures, wow, what a lot of work! I'm so glad he got to go. Welcome home! He'll be the pretan envy of all of us whitesters.

Joy said...

What great experiences for him. The beginning of many in life. We are glad that he is home safely and are excited about him BYU exceptance!

shirlgirl said...

Wonderful pictures of R at work in Belize. I am sure this is one experience he will never forget and he has made lifelong friends as well. Welcome back to the cold winter of New England, R.

Swimmingmom said...

Wow, looks like an incredible opportunity and lots of hard work to help others. How neat that he did that.

priscilla said...

I had not heard that he got into BYU. Way to go, ROGer!!!!
Byu will be the better for it.
mimi

ellen said...

That's my favorite scripture. :)

I loved the photos and hearing about R's trip. Would he do a guest post on Daily Blessings and tell us all about it?!

Jane said...

What a great trip he had! I am sure he will remember if for a long time to come. He is all grown up, so hard to believe.

I just got caught up on your blog. I was out of town, and then trying to catch up and haven't had time to visit your corner of the web. Loved your love weeks and all that you did. YOU ROCK!

Alana said...

It looks like a wonderful trip. I'm so jealous. Its so great he got to do that now. Tell him congratulations on BYU from us.

ChefTom said...

Service is one of the best habits to teach your children, what they receive through service is always much more than they give.

Christy said...

He will always look back to those days! A great set up for future mission and the service & love it requires. Great work!

The Mormon Monk said...

I'm not sure we're friends any more, Whitcombs. I had to call Ben to find out Rog got into BYU? LAME.

Marilyn said...

What an experience, I am so glad he got to go. Also Congrats on getting into BYU!