New volunteers in Belize!

Adrian and RosalieWe at FUM are very pleased to announce that Adrian Bishop and Rosalie Dance, of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, will be traveling as Living Letters to the Belize Friends Center! Adrian and Rosalie first visited the Belize Friends School in 2008, while living on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Adrian says, “We were completely entranced by the school, and their mission of giving students who had failed the national exams an opportunity to re-enter the educational system.”

Adrian and Rosalie attended last summer’s FUM Triennial in Wichita, where they met Dale Graves, Oscar Mmbali, and Candi Young. In Wichita, they heard about the need for Friends to invest in building a beloved community in Belize. Adrian’s background is in community organization and leadership development, and Rosalie is a retired math educator and a mentor of math teachers; together, they realized that they were equipped to make a powerful impact.

Adrian and Rosalie continue to feel called to their current work in Baltimore, also, so they are not making a full-time commitment to living in Belize. Rather, they are generously volunteering their time toward community coordination, supporting staff and curriculum development, and fundraising through short-term visits to Belize and long-distance work from Baltimore. They will begin a two-month term of service on April 15, 2018, and will discern the dates for future 2-3 month stays, hopefully 2-3 times per year. Please hold Adrian and Rosalie in the Light as they take on this new work! One of their responsibilities will be to revive this blog, so stay tuned!!

—Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director

PS. Are you interested in working in Belize, or know someone who might be? We’re still searching for a Director.


2 thoughts on “New volunteers in Belize!

  1. I’m so happy for Adrian Bishop and Rosalie. They are wonderful couple with a genuine and big hearts for community, service and commitment. The fatherly and motherly love in both of them is a great boost for ministry work. God bless you daddy and mum for answering the call. I hold you in prayer. God bless you Abundantly.

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