The Mission; Belize, at Double Head Cabbage

Soulfire: 'The Mission in Belize at Double Head Cabbage'

On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA held an 80-minute “Soulfire” rock concert. The music varied from Elton John to 'New York Blues'. No Lady Gaga this time. But the main event was a short film and slide show of the Youth trip to a mission (specific location named below) in Belize (Central America) in early July of this year.  There was about 12 minutes of vivid video footage, some of the surrounding countryside and even wild monkeys.  The interaction, as shown in the film, between the volunteers and the kids was more personal than some people would probably be comfortable with experiencing (at least me). There were a few interviews. There was even a trace of very light drag. The food – Mexican rice and black beans, no recipes offered. The film did not have a formal title, so I’ll give it one The Mission in Belize at Double Head Cabbage.

High school students are likely to have watched the 1986 film by Roland Joffe, The Mission (Warner Bros.), about a Jesuit mission in 18thCentury South America (at least I saw it in 2004 when working as a sub, in a history class.)

This concert was intended to raise money for the 2013 Belize mission, in late June.  An earlier similar concert in March had raised money for relief in Haiti. (See also "Nacascolo" in Nicaragua, May 22, 2008, here.)

Update: Aug. 16, 2018 Look at the sports clinic and mission activity in Kenya by baseball player David Bote, Chicago Cubs, who hit a historic walk-off grand slam against the Nationals Aug 12, 2018. Some interesting karma. Update: Nov. 26, 2018 Look at the Facebook page of travel host Josh Garcia, Nov. 24, 2018, from Honduras, a similar experience. And Honduras is one of Central America's most troubled countries.