Never a dull moment...
We would like to introduce you to a young man that accompanied Pastor DC McKillop (and family) to Belize. Meet Bro. Cole Edgar...
Bro. Cole has been working with the McKillop family for the past 8 months in the country of Belize. He's been an incredible help to them and the work of God in Central America. He is finishing his final year of High School in Belize, partnering through a distance education program provided by Truth Learning Academy in Plaster Rock, NB. Sunday school bus driver, youth leader, errand runner and flat tire changer are just a few of his job descriptions.
Our family has been blessed to have Cole with us here for the past several months. We are thankful for his commitment to work for the kingdom of God. What we are accomplishing here would have been EXTREMELY difficult without his help. He is an inspiration to the youth group and we appreciate him being with us.
Pastor Damon McKillop, Belize
We thought it would be good for you to hear a few of Cole's missionary experiences in “his own words”. We trust that Bro. Cole’s commitment to missions is an inspiration to other Apostolic young people throughout our movement. You are not too young to make a difference in the Kingdom of God…
In His Own Words>>
Greetings from the beautiful, sunny country of Belize!
December 2019 was quite the month… to say the least. By far it was our most intense and exciting month since our arrival.
One Friday night, during Youth Service & Ministers Session, an armed robbery of a local Chinese Grocery store led to two (there were more than two) criminals being cornered in the yard of the Headquarters Campus. While this was going on, all the young people were herded into a back room of the church for safety. Before it was over the robbers were shot (not fatally) by police... right there at the church! Afterward, they were mobbed and beaten by many of the angry villagers of Guinea Grass.
When the injured robber was taken to the hospital, while hospital staff prepped him for surgery they found the stolen money strapped to his body — totalling four-thousand dollars! The continued search for the remaining criminals led to the discovery of guns, ammunition, and bullet-proof vests that they had shed under a tree while escaping the angry mob. We still are not sure if they found the other criminals.
As if that wasn't enough, one of the local boys shot a killer snake behind his house, and brought it to the church for us naive Canadians to admire. As you can see in the attached picture, its length was just short of Jayden’s whopping 5ft stature.
FWC Belize Youth, in celebration of the holidays, had a yankee swap and played many fun games. Sis. McKillop spent hours making absolutely amazing homemade pizza that the youth devoured. Oh, and don’t forget about Coca-Cola! ;) This fun night was a great time for the youth to unite even more!
At the end of December, one of the men in the church organized an overnight camping trip to the middle of the jungle. We camped beside a crocodile infested river, might I say! We had tons of fun! First of all we had smoked ham sandwiches for supper! Then we all took off fishing and hunting, with one of the boys coming back with a good size baby crocodile. Before the trip was over, we threw the crocodile on the open fire to cook it. I won’t get into all the details, but we all tried a piece of crocodile meat. It wasn’t bad… but it wasn’t that great either!
In closing, I have included a few more pictures (below) of “just another day in the life of being a missionary”! From flat tires, to dead batteries, to keys locked in the vehicle in town. Never a dull moment. :-)
Thank you all for your prayers and support. God is doing amazing things in Belize, and I’m thankful to be a part.
Bro. Cole Edgar
Cole celebrated his 18th birthday last week. His mom, sister, and niece were able to be with him on his special day. Happy Birthday, Cole! 🥳
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