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Believing in Belize: Forest Lake LLC makes mission trips smoother

By August 19, 2015Headlines

FOREST LAKE — When a 21-year-old Jason Pfingsten visited the Central American country of Belize, he was struck by the people’s friendliness, the beauty of the landscape and the needs of local Christian churches.

Fast forward more than two decades later: the 45-year-old father of three has founded a Forest Lake-based LLC called Thirst Missions that has helped some 5,000 people travel to the Third World country. The LLC’s function? To handle logistics, oversee safety and arrange for behind-the-scenes local experiences so attendees can focus on ministry itself.

This year the interdenominational organization will sponsor 50 trips involving about 1,000 people, while 75 trips involving 1,500 are planned for next year. Staff now includes six employees in Minnesota and 15 in Belize.

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