The National Evangelical Association of Belize held its first AGM after officially formulating the new association late last year. This was after the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches suspended all non Belize City pastors, leaving behind a handful of Belize City pastors under that banner. Most of those pastors kicked out of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches went under the banner of the newly formed National Evangelical Association of Belize. On Monday February 29, the National Evangelical Association of Belize displayed its strength in numbers as hundreds of pastors from all over the country converged at the Belmopan Civic Center for updates and decisions not only on church matters, but also on issues of national importance. It was a historic gathering and President of NEAB, Pastor Lance Lewis, told us why he thinks the turnout was so positive. Pastor Lance says NEAB’s AGM will hopefully send the message tht the Church is alive and well in the country of Belize and ready to go the distance in seeing positive change in the nation. He told us more about the content of the AGM. While it was not discussed at today’s AGM, Pastor Lance says NEAB will also be addressing the issue of alcohol, another societal ill, in the near future. While these issues are important to be addressed, Pastor Lance says the main focus of NEAB is to see the lost saved. He says that there will be a concerted drive to see evangelical outreach increase as well. Vice President of NEAB, Pastor Victor Hernandez, brought with him to the AGM almost 200 pastors fromteh South of the country. He was asked how it is tht the southern pastors have become so unified. Pastor Vic also gave a word of encouragement to those pastors who may still be on the sidelines. It is noteworthy that NEAB drafted a statement on the Decriminalize Weed issue that church leaders at the AGM signed on to.