Belize is a small country in Central America whose people are from various ethnic groups. The largest religious group are Roman Catholics who comprise 49 % of the population. Evangelical Christians make up about 12% of the population. However, being a Christian in Belize for the most part only means going to church and not being different from anyone else.
- 13 tertiary institutions, 4 IVCF groups
- 1 full-time staff and 12 volunteers (teachers)
- high school ministry in 15 schools
- graduates fellowship under development
- largest group: over 30 members
- smallest group: 8 members
IS/IVCF thanks God for students willing to step out in faith. The group at the University of Belize in Belmopan has had a consistent witness on their campus from the year it started (1996) to the present. In 2014, IS/IVCF had an outreach to San Pedro, the capital city of an island called Ambergris Caye, about an hour away from the mainland of Belize. A number of contacts were made and they now hope to start a group at a high school there.
The movement’s camping ministry has also had a big impact on the spiritual lives of young people. Over the years, their pre-Easter camp brought together 50+ students and a dozen helpers – with some of the campers coming to faith each year. The movement thanks God for committed volunteer teachers in its high school ministry.
- for passionate staff to stand alongside the students;
- for students to resist the lure of materialism and traditional religious practices;
- for the pioneering of new groups.