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Dec 7, 2017

Salvation Army Parties Too

It’s the Christmas season and there are parties galore across the city! Today, we joined the Salvation Army at their annual grand Christmas festivities at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall. About seven hundred students gathered for a day of dance, gifts, food and entertainment organized by the Salvation Army and supported by the Belize City Council, Bravo Motors, Grace Kennedy and Taiwan Chamber of Commerce. Here’s a look at how that went today.


Joliker Leandre

Major Joliker Leandre, Commander, Belize Salvation Army

“It is an every year event. We usually cater for the children from various schools in Belize City and it is such a joy for us because Christmas is all about sharing and caring. It is about showing love and we need to start with our children. If our children can experience the love of God and the love that we have for them, then they will have a better future.  What I would like them to take away is to know that God loves them and the love of God is going to be manifest in and through people like themselves and when they grow up they will find ways and means to show Kindness. Christmas is all about others and if we show others then love will come back to us but if we think only about ourselves, then we will never be loved and appreciated. So, it is all about others and the more we care about others the more we will get love back in return.”


Darrell Bradley

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“The City Council always support this event and I always attend. Also, the City Council staff organizes the food and distribution and so forth. There are also a lot of other sponsors. I look forward to this event every year and it is a good opportunity to really encapsulate the spirit of Christmas that it really supposed to be about blessing others in our community by random acts of kindness; if even if it is sharing a meal; sharing music and fellowship; sharing a toy. Particularly those within our community who are less fortunate and may not have a Christmas as good as ours and that is really the message at this time of the year. No matter what we are going through our own frustrations, you can be a blessing and service to others and if we adopt that attitude through-out the year, I think many of the problems in our city would be a little less.”

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