Awaken Belize opened its doors this evening in Mango Creek Village at 6:30 pm at the Senter. It is an annual Youth event that caters to the young people of Independence Village in the South and surrounding villages. The event started as the brain child of Liz and Emilio Zabaneh of Mango Creek Village as a means to reach young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has since grown over the years to include teams from the United States under the leadership of Pastor Dustin Sample of Gateway Church . Over the years, various speakers, both local and international, have graced the stage, sharing the message of Hope and Success that comes with following Christ. Music, fun filled activities, and messages geared towards young people all make up three intense days of youth activities. This year’s Awaken Belize is being held under the theme “Fearless”. It runs from the 23rd to the 25 of July.