Today counts as the first relaxing day of our trip. After arriving late last night at the Five Sisters Resort last night, we explored around the vast area. Taking pictures of exotic plants to going down to the waterfalls for a swim, there was very little stress going in to today.
In the morning, a few of us woke up to the early sounds of birds, monkeys, and any other forest animal you can think of. I initially thought that since the rooms were nicely furnished with actual beds, not just airbeds, I could be able to sleep until 9 AM. Turns out, nothing ever sleeps in nature. Breakfast consisted of cereal and bagels.
Once breakfast ended, all of us proceeded to walk down the resort to go to the Five Sisters Falls. The water was delightfully cool, and washed all of our worries away for the time being. Alas, the day can’t go perfect without any twist. Patti slipped off the rocks near the waterfall and ended landing painfully on a rock at the bottom. Patti was shaken up, but fortunately seemed fine later on. On the ride back to the Chinese Church at Belize, Pastor Brian got carsick. Luckily, with the grace of God, P. Brian came out of the bus alive and unscathed.
As a first time missionary, there’s a lot to learn from my first trip to Belize. Belize still needs lot of work. Leaving the resort, you can definitely tell the big gap between the impoverished and the wealthy. Like the ordeal with the airport at Houston, at the resort, anything can happen. Even though P. Brian was our leader heading in to Belize, everyone including him could’ve went through something horrible. One thing I have learned for sure: The power of prayer can always help.