Pastor Jim and Anna Mensie and our Sunday school kids!
_ Dear Friends, We are excited to share with you the call the Lord had placed upon our lives. After serving Jesus with all our heart, mind and soul at Calvary Chapel of Truckee since 1979, and as a pastor on staff for 15 years, the Lord has led us to become full-time missionaries in Belize, Central America. Being a missionary is not new to us: In 1980 we started traveling with a band called Heartbeat until 1986. In 1988, we began spreading the good news throughout the western United States with Truckee Graphite and The Sonrise Dance Company. We started going to Mexicali, Mexico in 1989 and served once a year there for about 15 years. Beginning in 1998 and 1999 the Lord took us abroad to the Philippines, in 2000 Los Barriles,Mexico, in 2001 Maui and then Belize for short term missions trips. After four short-term mission trips to Belize, it had become evident that there is a need for Bible-based teaching in the Belize and especially in the Placencia Peninsula , as well as spreading God's love by working with the children of Seine Bight, Placencia, Independence and evangelizing the area. We moved to Belize full time in 2007 and began ministering all over the country. We desired to plant a church in Seine Bight but wanted to wait for Gods timing. The time was right and we had our first church fellowship in Seine Bight in April of 2010 on a piece of property that we purchased. We now have a two story building on the property. We have our adult services upstairs and out Sunday school downstairs. We are able to use this building for much ministry in the village and we praise God for his faithfulness!
There are many who have partnered with us in this ministry. We believe God is seeking otherswho will also respond to the call to minister to Belize. We need a team of people in our lives who will pray, who will encourage, and who will support us. We believe we are called to this mission, but not alone. As Romans 10:15 says, "How will they preach unless they are sent?" Those who serve as senders are as equally important as those who go on the mission field. We cannot express to you enough about how we consider MissionBelize a team ministry. Would you prayerfully seek the Lord to discover if He is calling you to join MissionBelize with your prayers and support? We are grateful for your prayers and pray that God will richly bless you and make His face to shine upon you.