Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of your who have been a part of our family in some way this year.  Whether through visits, phone calls, prayers, donations or all of the above - we appreciate the support and love we have behind our family.

The girls continue to do well in homeschooling.  It gives us time as a family together during the day when every evening is filled with dance, choir and soccer!  All 3 girls take piano lessons - Eva and Naomi both recently took their ABRSM theory exam for Grade 1 in which they received a Merit (Eva) and a Distinction (Naomi).  We are so proud of them!

Charlotte continues to enjoy her school.  She is quite the little one, I often suggest that two full pages of Math for each day is more than enough. :) She also enjoys arts and crafts, baking and playing with her animals.

Naomi has continued to take violin lessons over Skype which has been a challenge in itself with the Belize wifi quality - but she enjoys it and is playing Silent Night for our Christmas Eve church service.

Evangeline is growing up before my eyes and is always a big help for me.  She is compassionate, witty and hilarious.  She loves her cat more than anything.  She also enjoys science lessons - She has a knack for remembering facts - often turning the lesson back on me telling me the parts I missed LOL.

This year has been a year of opportunities for us.  John has taken several sports trips to assist and help bring some structure to a global sports ministry initiative, something he is loves and is energized by.  For those who have followed the YWAM Boyz football team (soccer) - that John and Santi coach.  In their U 13 Christmas cup competition, they played 9 games and won 7 games zero goals against them, first final game we won 3-2...our boys score 41 goals and three against them...we won most goals, Allen score 11 goal keeper Amare Jones...we tied last game of finals - we went into penalty and lost first place with one goal against us.  They had won 5 championships in a row and came away feeling that it was good for others to experience the joy of winning.. Great job YWAM Boyz!

The dance studio has continued to grow as we have a visiting teacher - Kelsea MacKenzie with us!  She is amazing and our students adore her.  Many know of the unfortunate eye infection that removed her from Belize for the month of November.  She is BACK!  We praise God that she is well and recovering.  Thank you to all who prayed for her!
We also did our annual Dance Revolution trip in November.  It was an amazing time for our girls who went - We had 5 from our studio go and 2 other former students who met us there!  The girls had dance from morning until evening in the styles ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tribal funk and musical theatre.  I love seeing our Belize girls get exposed to all of these styles as we don't have all those opportunities here (yet :) )
A big thank you to all who donated and gave towards our fundraising efforts!

Again, thank you to all of our partners and supporters for a GREAT YEAR!  We would love to hear from you.  Feel free to write, call or visit!

Love The Georges
John, Patti, Evangeline, Naomi and Charlotte

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Summer 2017


This year was amazing year! I am so thankful for the Lord guiding us through.  The girls I feel like are growing right before my eyes.  They are creative, energetic and full of life.  School was great this year, Charlotte will officially be starting Kindergarten in September, Evangeline is going into grade 5, and Naomi grade 3.  John has been keeping busy with sports and training, I have to say I am very happy for a bit of a break!  We are hoping to travel to Canada end of July- mid August.  John has not been to Canada in a long time so please pray his visa goes through quickly.

Also, this year most of you know of the physical challenges both my dad and Bev have had.  I was blessed with a ticket to be able to go up to Canada in April to be with them during the early weeks of dad's recovery and home from the hospital.  I wouldn't trade that week for the world!  I even helped dad fix a tractor (surprised?).   Our summer trip we feel is very important, family is everything and we so want to see our churches and friends.

We have been extremely blessed to have some of our family and friends do some fundraising for us for a new vehicle.  This has been a very difficult transport year for us, and we just need something safe and reliable to be able to do what we need to do.

If you would like to give to either our tickets or a purchase of a new vehicle - please go to:
Our project info is:  John and Patricia George
Giving Code:  GJ23

 En Croix School of Dance 

We finished off the year with 45 students ages 3-20. This year we were blessed to have teacher Mindy Reid take on more ballet classes. She has returned to the US and thankfully God has provided another teacher for us that I will share more about in the future.

 Our performance was called "Through the Seasons", something the Lord was speaking to me about. We journeyed through Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Here is the write up I wrote in our performance program. "I have had such an amazing time diving into "The Four Seasons" and seeing it in the beauty that our Creator has made. I have loved finding the beauty in each season as a visual display of the seasons of our lives. There are times when the birds are singing and the sun is shining and there are times when things are hard and we feel worn, cold and isolated, but we can always rest assured that there is a hope and a new season is coming! Spring will come again!"


There is a lot the has been happening in sports in the nation of Belize. John has been involved in several conferences from different Global Sports Movements in the US, we also hosted our first Sports Conference in Belize!  All is geared towards using the Power of Sports as a tool to see the Great Commission fulfilled.  Please watch the video below, it makes me want to play football (haha)


John continues to be very influential in establishing the very first football academy in the nation of Belize.  They presently have a U13, U15, U17, U21 and First Division selection.  Their First Division team are the boys that he began working with in the beginning of the football ministry in 2006.  They are all grown up now and continuing to be positive role models in the community.

The U13 made history by winning every single game they played during their recent tournament.  They are presently the 4th time defending champions for this tournament.

John was also asked to take part in the University of the Nations College of Sports gathering as they prepare to establish their faculty of sports within Youth With A Mission.  They are working to develop an Associates, Bachelors, and potentially a Masters degree in sports degree within YWAM.

Thanks to all our churches, families and friends who pray for and support our family!

John, Patti, Evangeline, Naomi and Charlotte

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer 2016 Update

Hello from Belize!! Well, we did it!! We have successfully completed our school year, dance recitals, football tournaments and soon our music school recital and we are so excited it's summer!! The girls and I, Patti, will be travelling to Canada June 28th - July 19th. We are SO PUMPED since our last trip was 4 years ago!! (How does time fly by so fast?!) We will get to go to my best friend from high school's wedding, and visit family and friends I haven't seen in YEARS!! After a VERY hot few weeks here in Belize, we are so thankful for some rain!! Oh sweet rain! Our avocado, mango, sour sop, and star fruit trees are beginning to bear, the girls are in holiday mode (pajamas, art projects, too much tv and boredom).

George Elementary -  Evangeline has successfully complete grade 3! She loves science, piano and dance- also anything with her pet cats! She will sit her Grade 1 ABRSM exam for music theory in November. Naomi completed Grade 1 and continues to be a reading machine. She also recently started the violin and after just 7 lessons performed in her first violin recital! All of us stood in amazement at a very obvious natural talent- she reminds me so much of my mom. Charlotte started pre-school and loves learning her numbers and letters. She is always ready to be a helper girl and also performed in her first piano recital this year playing "Mary had a little lamb" with little to no help from me. She is a very strong and independent force of nature (her name means 'free lioness of God' so what did we expect right?)

En Croix School of Dance May 14th - "Fly"
We had our year end recital for the dance school and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!! 43 students from ages 3-21 performed in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary. God is good. We have had a lot of transitions in teachers and instructors this year - but the message is clear - God's plans for En Croix in Belize is not depending on people. His grace and favor is on us and we will continue to stay the course.

Football(Soccer) Ministry 
YWAM Boys (team Valencia) recently finished a local football tournament. Coaches Santi, John and Andy coached the boys into 1st place for the U13 category! These boys, who only last year barely knew the rules, had no real training, and did not place anywhere in this same tournament worked SO hard this year and came to win it!! Praise God!! I have watched John and the other coaches work with these boys- it truly is a ministry in mentoring and championing these young men in the life skills of discipline, respect, hard work and perseverance.
John will not be coming with us to Canada on this trip because he was asked to coach for the U13 football team tournament in July.  July 6th-11, the "Codicader Belize Games" will feature football, basketball, volleyball and table tennis with players from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama all under the age of 13. This is the first time Belize has hosted this event and we are so excited for the kids of Belize to get this opportunity.  Please be keeping John in prayer as it is a LOT of logistics and training that needs to happen before this tournament.


We are currently in need of finances to help cover our travel expenses.  If you would like to give towards our trip, and need a tax deductible receipt, please see the info on the right.  If you would like to send it directly to us please contact me for paypal info or a mailing address for cheques.
We thank you for partnering with us!!

The Georges

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer FUN!

Well this past season seems to have slipped away and here we are in AUGUST!  How did that happen?  This year has been a whirl of lots of missions teams, dance, and soccer (football).  


In June, the dance studio had our year end recital called "Diamonds".  50 students, ages 2-18, participated and blew away our little community with their talent, grace and skills.  It was the perfect end to a fabulous year of pouring into these young people in the arts!  Of course our girls were right in the middle of it all!  What a privilege to do this as a family!

 We are gearing up for another year at En Croix as well as preparing for another trip to Dance Revolution with a few of our students.  After much prayer, we have decided I will take Evangeline with me this year!  Last year I was impressed with their kids program and so Evangeline (8), Janae (10) and Bethany (11) will be traveling with us to participate in the Junior and Apprentice classes!  We also have one teacher, Keilah Andrews going again this year.  I am convinced God is going to do something radical in their lives!  We are busy fundraising and have started a gofundme account.  Please consider sponsoring these awesome kids in a life changing experience!

FIFA Training and TEAMS

These past 2 weeks we have had two teams with us - one of them was a Street Invaders team from Eston, Saskatchewan.  We had a great time doing evangelism, VBS, distributing school supplies, etc. Good bye Street Invaders!!  It was so inspiring to watch these young people take steps to pursuing God in a radical way, it made me think of the years I did Street Invaders.. a.. erm.. uh... few... years ago lol.
John also was invited to participate in a FIFA fitness training course.  He of course did well and LOVED all the input.  Valuable keys and tools to continue excelling in coaching and training the YWAM football boys!


Our family will lift of to New York THIS Thursday!!  We are VERY excited to visit John's sister and her beautiful family andto get away as a family after a VERY busy year so far. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

December 2014 UPDATE