Belize is a beautiful country, but poverty in Belize is high. A priority issue for ICCM’s Belize program is reaching the children who are lost in a cycle of poverty and despair and to prevent them from turning to dangerous activities such as crime, drugs and other destructive activities. The project in Belize is operated under the name of Belize Camping Experience (BCE.) This project seeks to develop tomorrow’s leaders with fun, positive, life changing experiences that strengthen confidence, competence and Christian character. This is done by working with schools, churches and individuals who are running programs with children doing summer day camps. These camps are similar to many Vacation Bible School in that they include Bible stories, memory verses, skits, crafts, games and snacks. Our desire is to place people over programs. Our group leaders are expected to get to know the children in the groups well and to know what each child is facing in their lives in order to present God’s love while addressing that child’s need.
For the remainder of the year, we conduct follow-up programs. We continue to work with the schools and other groups providing, material and moral support wherever needed. On a regular basis we lead a chapel service for the students. These chapels are lively, interactive and culturally relevant. Each lesson is different in its presentation using exciting and captivating instructions that will instill more values to enable them to have happy and productive lives.