Belize is a country of many contrasts. Though economically challenged, it is home to some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Despite poverty, her people are resilient, resourceful, and cheerful. Home to jungles, miles of lush coastline, and the largest cave system in Central America, Belize has much to offer. Thirst Missions’ aim is to strengthen the local church and show the hope of Christ while respecting local culture and traditions.
Belize Fun Facts:
- Belize has the lowest population density in Central America and one of the lowest in the world. But it has the highest growth rate in the western hemisphere.
- Wildlife includes jaguars, howler monkeys, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, birds, toucans, storks, and sea life.
- 20 Miles offshore, and near many of the cayes, lies the second longest barrier reef in the world and the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Diving and snorkeling opportunities are plentiful out on the reef.
- The average rainfall is 50 inches in the north to over 150 inches in southern Belize.
- Rain falls almost every day, except during the dry season from February to May.
It is Thirst Missions’ pleasure and passion to try to make a difference throughout the country by bringing amazing groups from North America to Central America to serve, encourage, and share Jesus Christ’s message and love. Prayerfully consider registering for a mission trip with us and experiencing Belize for yourself. We believe you’ll fall in love with the people, the land, and the beauty of this incredible Central American country as we have.
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