Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Lot of Newsy News!!!

I’m running behind on my blogging! EEEK!

Broken Down Bus
This last weekend brought a lot of repairs (reparación). With all of these visitors, we need our vehicles up and running. Jose has been working tirelessly to get them running. The visitors are coming from 6 different places. That’s a lot of vehicle upkeep. Please keep in mind the roads here are HORRIBLE!!! Which means A LOT of repairs. Due to several couples doing outreach in all of those different areas, we desperately need larger vehicles with good suspension. Keep this in mind when you pray.
See if you can find the villages we work in: Tower Hill, Carmelita, Trial Farm, Guinea Grass (Headquarters), Fire Burn (You won't be able to find this one) (These are all located in Orange Walk District) & Corozal District! We have churches in San Felipe & San Jose too... There are visitors coming from Ladyville, Belize City as well. 

We ended the contest on Sunday, 27th, 2013, with 132 visitors. It was a tight race, with both teams working super hard! Remember, there were no losers. The team that brought the most visitors was Bro. Elias’ team, so the blue team won.

In a joint effort, this coming weekend, the two teams will be cooking a cow underground. (They call it a PIB here.) We will accompany that with rice & beans and potato salad. (In Belize, when you say rice & beans, it is mixed/cooked together.)

This blog post is a little more newsy (is that even a word?) than normal.

Do you remember the family that we went to visit last Tuesday? They came to church Sunday night! The mother came to the front and prayed really good. The father talked to Jose after church and said he really enjoyed the service. He said to please make sure the vehicle passed for him on Thursday night. This is really exciting because our efforts to go and invite visitors were not in vain!

Please pray about the vehicle situation and for those visitors as they are seeking more from God!

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Friday, January 25, 2013


As I was sitting here thinking about the different things that life has for a person, I was thinking about my many Blessings (Bendiciónes)!

I was blessed to be raised in this wonderful truth!

I was blessed to have parents that encouraged me to follow after God. I received the Holy Ghost when I was 9 at a church my dad pastored on Red Oak Road in Livingston, LA.

When I was 23, the Lord blessed me to marry my best friend, Jose Hernandez.

When I was 24, He blessed me with a sweet little girl. Josey Madelynn Hernandez. She has made me see the world through her eyes. That's a pretty awesome experience!

Then, there are people that bless you and things in life that bless you. I wrote all of this to tell you about a person, whom I've never met, that blessed me.

His name is, Billy Roberts.

Bro. Roberts! =o)
Bro. Roberts' granddaughter, Amy Hood, lives here in Belize. She is married to a minister, Jason Hood. (The Hood's are missionaries here as well) Bro. Hood is a musician and is giving lessons to different people here. I am privileged to be one of those students. Not only am I learning keyboard, but I am learning to play the mandolin too.

I had mentioned to Bro. Hood that I was interested in buying a mandolin. He said, "Let me talk to my grandfather-in-law about it." So, he did and Bro. Roberts looked into getting me a mandolin.
While the Hood's were in the U.S. in December for vacation/family time, Bro. Roberts gave a brand new mandolin to the Hood's to bring back to me. I asked the Hood's how much I owed Bro. Roberts. In which they replied, "Nothing, he wanted to do this for you."  I was humbled that a man that doesn't even know me, would do something like this for me.

That goes to show you there are still people with kind hearts in this world.

While I have never met you, Bro. Roberts, I appreciate your sacrifice. It is a blessing to me. Thank you so much and may the Lord richly bless you and yours!

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. II Corinthians 9:8

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On The GrOw Again

Part I

My husband (mi esposo), Jose, and I are extremely excited! Josey, my daughter(mi hija), is too and just doesn't know it. =o) She's just along for the ride and meeting new people.

Anyway, as the new year has started, we've decided to get out more. That means going beyond our comfort zone, inviting new people to church and witnessing more. We have gone to a village in another district, Corozal. That is the northernmost district in Belize. Corozal is about 1 hour away from us.

On Sunday, we went and invited some families, and only one family came to church. This lady was touched by God and came to the altar. She had tears streaming down her face as the Lord was stirring her heart.

Yesterday, Jose and I went to visit her. She wasn't home, but her mother was and invited us in. We spent around 45 minutes in her home. We got to meet her husband and other children. The mother told us that her daughter was telling her how beautiful the service was and how God had greatly touched her and how she wanted to change. Looks to me as if they are searching for more.

Part II

Last week, we got word about another lady in Corozal. So, I called her up yesterday to find out if we could come and visit her. Her response, "Sure, what time?" So today, Jose and I went to Corozal to visit her. We got to meet her, one of her daughters and her grandson (what a sweetie). She seemed happy about us being there and invited us back. She said we could set up a tent and have services at her home. She also wants to come to our anniversary services in 2 weeks.

Again, we are excited and are looking forward to visiting with these people again. I can't wait to see what God has in store for these families.

Look out 2013, here we come!!!

"Growth means change and change involves risks, stepping from the known to the unknown." Author Unknown

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Monday, January 21, 2013

Excitement Mounts!

Here we are at the beginning of another week. I hope you and yours had a wonderful weekend!
As I told you I would do, I am updating the visitors contest status weekly.

This weekend brought in 8 more visitors than last week. In total for Sunday, we had 118 visitors. What an excitement (excitación) to our church!

Throughout the weeknight services, the groups are bringing in visitors as well. We had 6 on Thursday and 31 on Saturday. We are excited! Each service allows these visitors to experience a touch from the Lord.

Sunday night the service moved people to tears. People who have never been in a Pentecostal church were touched. A lot of sinners in the altars.

The teams are bringing visitors from 5 different villages: Guinea Grass, Trial Farm, Fire Burn, Ladyville & Carmelita. And from Orange Walk Town.

Do you want to know who won this week? Can you guess? It has been a close race. Each captain with a good spirit. This week brought Bro. Carlos' team 74 visitors and Bro. Elias' team 81 visitors. yes, Bro. Carlos got his tie cut again. I forgot to get a picture though (this time it was cut different). Maybe next time. Stay tuned for the upcoming blogs concerning this contest...

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

In The Life Of A 15 Year Old

Hi, folks! I told you I would tell you a little bit about myself and Belize, etc. SO, here goes!

My dad felt the Lord (El Señor) calling him to Belize the year (año) of 1998, I didn’t feel this burden AT ALL...

He ran from the calling until the year of 2001. I was SO happy about that...Oops, did I just say that? :o)
This is my dad on his last trip to Belize before bringing the family to live here, bringing some of our luggage, a vehicle and a map. =o) He went looking for us a home in this photo.

I mean, I was 15, we evangelized off and on all my childhood up until I was 15. I had friends EVERYWHERE! I didn’t want to leave the comforts of the US and all my friends behind. The only way I could even communicate was snail mail. It would take WEEKS for us to get it. Calls were EXPENSIVE! And forget email, who knew much about it back then? Not even Facebook!

We left on a cold, rain/sleet night in January to drive through Mexico. I had ALWAYS heard terrible stories about Mexico. I was afraid. :-O

This journey from the US, via Mexico, to Belize, was ONLY suppose to take a few days, not 10! We had trouble with vehicles all the way through Mexico. The funny, yet not so funny thing about this was, my pastor’s wife, Sis. Taylor, told us she would fast until we made it there safe. Um, none of us realized it would take THAT long!

We FINALLY made it to Belize and it didn't seem as bad as I thought it would be. Except for the fact, I had NO friends whatsoever here. 

We moved into a rented house that had no furniture. NOTHING! We used the seats from our van as couches. 

Then came the “journey” of finding the village of Guinea Grass to witness to the mother of a lady we met in the US. We found her!

This was Sis. Lima's home (Our first convert) in the background. We had church here for around 2 years. If you'll do a "Where's Haley?," you'll find me. I was between the age of 15-16. 
We had church every night of the week except Monday and 3 times on Sunday. OH MY WORD, some of you are saying! 

I think I was around 16 here. This is the church we had started in Vista Del Mar, Ladyville.
We had flat tires SEVERAL times a week because the roads were so bad. We would get to church just in time to pick up people and set out equipment. Then we would take the people home from church, pick up the equipment and load it back in the van and get home around 2 a.m.

I HATED IT HERE!!!! Wahhhh, I wanted to go back home to the US.

We had to use interpreters because these people spoke “no” English. I couldn’t make friends because I didn’t speak Spanish. After about a year, these people would come and talk to us in English. When asked why they had never spoken to us in English before, “We have shame,” was the response.  Hmmm....

I was around 17 in this picture.
If someone would have offered me a plane ticket back to the US and a house to live in, I would have GLADLY accepted. But God had different things in mind. Over time, I learned Spanish, made friends and came to love my new home! Until next time, see you later!

P.S. Due to heat and water damage, I was not able to find a picture of me when we first came here. But in this post, you will see some photos of me between the ages of 15-17. Hence the smile. I came to love the people, a guy=o), and the country! More about that later...

"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it." C. JoyBell C.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Monday, January 14, 2013


Some of the visitors standing!
Yay! We had over 100 visitors in church this weekend!

We are on the brink of Revival (Avivamiento). There's a stirring that can only be Jesus.

Bro. Elias' team brought 58 visitors and Bro. Carlos' team had 52. So close! Pictured below is Bro. Carlos getting his tie cut AGAIN!

Sinners in the altar. Backsliders in the altar.

I believe that 2013 has better things in store. I am going to believe with you and your church for the same thing!

Are you ready for Revival? Are you ready for new souls? I know I am!!!

Let's believe together that He is going to do it! Not only believe, but pray to see this happen all over the world!

New 10 year old boy in the altar

"God's time for revival is the very darkest hour, when everything seems hopeless. It is always the Lord's way to go to the very worst cases to manifest His glory." Andrew Gih


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Belize Newsletter January 2013

We are almost ready to  mail out our newsletter! I thought I would give you a chance to read it  here first. 


Missionary Tim Joiner – Belize January 2013
Greetings in Jesus’ name and Happy New Year! I hope this update finds everything well with you. We are rejoicing in the great things God is doing in Belize. We are thankful for your interest in the work to which God has called us and we hope this update will enable you to share our burden for the Church in Belize!
We would like to begin by thanking ALL of our friends who have supported us in prayer and finances. YOU are the reason for revival in Belize!

This past year has been a very busy one with the blessings of the Lord on His work in Belize. We were blessed to have a mission team from Calvary Pentecostal Church of Jeanerette, Louisiana (Pastor A.L. Lyle) to visit us in the month of June. We had several great services with Bro. Anthony Polotzola preaching for us. We were honored that they chose Belize. Thanks to Bro. Polotzola for his offering which enabled the installation of a suspended ceiling in the Guinea Grass Church. What a difference it has made in the sound and looks of our beautiful sanctuary.
Mission team from Jeanerette, LA
Pastor Jason Calhoun ministering in San Jose

Pastor Jason Calhoun of Texarkana, Texas honored us with his anointed ministry in several services in July. In spite of pouring rain at an open-air meeting in San Jose Village, people responded and were praying and seeking God. There are around 30 Saints who have outgrown their rented building. We need to purchase land and build a church building.
Mission team from Colorado Springs, CO

We also give thanks to First Pentecostal Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado (Pastor John Burgess) for allowing a mission team to come and be with us. What a hardworking bunch they were. They, along with the mission team from Jeanerette, completely rebuilt our garden in the front of the Church and sponsored a Vacation Bible School. They had an average of 148 children hearing about King Jesus. With the inspiration of the Colorado mission team, some of the members from our headquarters Church went and conducted VBS at some of our other Churches. There were around 480 children reached with Truth during this time.

NEW OUTREACH POINTS: Teams are being sent into unreached villages to teach Bible studies and pass out invitations. We are already seeing results from this endeavor. Please pray for Yo Creek, Carmelita and Trial Farm that a harvest of souls.

Various native and visiting ministers at the 2012 International Conference

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE: Pastors Ben Weeks, Darian Hosch, Keith Smith and Steve Ward honored us with their ministry. We had an outpouring of the Holy Ghost in every service with the ministry doing an outstanding job. Thank God for 15 souls receiving the Holy Ghost. We were also blessed to have various other guests from the United States who were a part of our conference. The sacrifice that they made in coming is greatly appreciated. Fondly called “The Missionary Girls,” Bethany and Nicole Wakefield were with us for our conference and blessed us with their singing and worship. They are very special young ladies and are dedicated to the field of their calling in Mexico.

Young men in the alter during conference

15 received the Holy Ghost during the International Conference

BIBLE SCHOOL: This year also marked the beginning stages of a Bible School at the headquarters Church. Currently eight students are attending weekly training sessions under the direction of Missionary Jason Hood which are the first building blocks toward a full term Bible School and Training Center.

We have miraculously acquired around 20 acres of land close to our headquarters Church in Guinea Grass. It is our prayer to develop this into a campground one day. Once developed, we would be able to use these grounds for our Church meetings and also to rent them to other churches and businesses to help generate income to supplement the cost and upkeep of the grounds.

A view of the future campground property

We are in the process of closing a land deal on two lots in Indianville, Toledo District for the construction of a Church. Pastor Chun is experiencing revival and has outgrown the place that he has been renting. Finances are needed to build a Church for this group of believers.

I have tried to make it my policy not to bother or beg, even when things are low. I understand the hardships that have hit North America and most everyone is having a hard time. The average family in Belize does not own a vehicle, which requires running buses and vans to transport people to Church. Our fuel is around US$5.45 a gallon. Please prayerfully consider becoming a mission partner or continuing your support for the work of God and the Joiner family in Belize.
I have always been reluctant to mention needs, but I have been told that I need to show them. If you would like to be a part of any of these projects, please earmark your checks in the memo line with the project that you would like to sponsor.
Mark 16:15 – “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
What has been accomplished for the work of God here in Belize would not have been possible if it were not for those who have faithfully supported us in finances and prayer. Only eternity will tell the story of how many souls have been reached because you have been willing to share our burden. “GO” is still in the Gospel! While not all can go, you have made it possible for the Joiner family to work for God in Belize, Central America.
If you are not already a part of the revival in Belize and would like to be a part, please pray daily for Belize. And, if you would like to contribute, please send any offerings to our stateside address:

Stateside Adress:
The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Belize
P.O. Box 745
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 985-507-5119   Email:
Foreign Address:
Elder Tim Joiner
P.O. Box 185
Orange Walk, Belize
Central America

God Bless You,
Your Missionaries To Belize,
The Joiner Family

“We are carried on the shoulders of those who cannot see the landscape we describe, but we own them far more than our weight.”

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Visitor's Contest!!!

I hope you had a GREAT weekend and are charged up for the week ahead.

I will be posting how I came about getting to Belize one of these days on my blog, but today, I want to share with you a fun contest we started this weekend at the headquarters church in Guinea Grass. The first group that reaches 300 visitors, wins!

Elias Vicente
Carlos Lima

We have two team captains. Bro. Elias Vicente & Bro. Carlos Lima. Bro. Elias has been coming to the Guinea Grass church for around 10 years. He has been pastoring a church for around a year now in a small village called Fire Burn. Bro. Carlos' mother was our first convert when we came here. He has been coming to the Guinea Grass church steadily for a little over a year.

These brothers chose their teams and now the contest begins.

The Cars

The teams each have a car that will race across the width of the church, which is 40 feet wide, or 480 inches.

The contest goes like this. Each group has to bring visitors (visitantes). The visitors count only once. For each visitor, the car will move forward 1.6 inches. For you non-math junkies out there, we divided the width of the church (480 inches) by our visitor goal (300) to get 1.6 inches! :o)

The prize? The losing team will cook a meal for the winning team.

BUT, in all reality, neither team is losing, we're winning souls!

We are excited about this contest! 

Yesterday was our "first" day of the contest. The blue team (Bro. Elias) had 26 visitors and the yellow team (Bro. Carlos) had 11 visitors. 37 first time visitors! Thank you Jesus!

The race has begun!
I almost forgot to tell you about the other part of the contest. The team captains have to wear the same tie each Sunday. The one that lost for the week gets his tie cut. It's all in good fun!

Pastor gets to start the tie cutoff. :o)
AND it's cut!!!

I did forget to get pictures of the visitors. Oops, until next time then.

I will keep you posted weekly on our contest results. So, make sure you come back regularly to see what's happening!

Have you done this type contest before? Did you have good results? 

Put your responses in the comment box below.


p.s. Please pray that we win these visitors to the Lord! We want them to become saints, not just visitors. 

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos waters, but GOD gave the increase.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Reason I Am Starting To Blog

I'm pretty excited to share with you some details of my life here in Belize!

For those of you interested in getting to know more about me and about Belize, YOU are the reason I am starting this blog. I would like to think that I can inspire you to go make a difference in your church, community, or your family.

The blog title comes from brainstorming a name. From Haley's Vida (Life), Haley's Mundo (World) and, finally, HALEY'S COMmEnT. I decided on HALEY'S COMmEnT because, as a young girl, who's family evangelized most of my adolescent years, when we would go to a church, almost always someone would come up and ask me my  name. When I would respond, "Haley," they'd immediately pipe up, "LIKE THE COMET?" I would then begin to explain that, yes, it sounded alike, but was spelled differently. :o) Therefore, years later, here I am writing a blog, with those from my youth as an inspiration for the title!

Join me in this journey as I share details of my life, family and burden for the people of Belize!

p.s. Have you or anyone you know visited Belize? Please share your answers in the comments section below.

If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price. Bud Wilkinson

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"