The flag of Belize is a continued version of the earlier flag of British Honduras (the name of Belize during the British colonial period). The coat of arms recalls the logging industry that first led to British settlement there. The figures, tools, and mahogany tree represent this industry. The national motto, Sub Umbra Floreo, meaning I Flourish in the Shade, is written in the lower part of the coat-of-arms.
GMC Flags of the Nations: Belize
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Global Ministry Center
Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Belize

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Belize in 1934.

Belize had a population of 327,719 in 2012. That same year, Belize reported 57 Churches of the Nazarene, 56 of which had been officially organized. Belize has 2,823 total members.

Belize is a Phase 3 district on the Mesoamerica Region.

For more information about the Church of the Nazarene in Belize, click here.

Note: Flags are not flown at the GMC during inclement weather. If flags are not flown for at least three days during the week, that flag is flown the next week. NCN News only publishes flag articles on weeks when flags are flown at least three days.

Previous flags featured:

Argentina Equatorial Guinea Madagascar
Aruba Ethiopia Mali
Belize France Nicaragua
Benin Gabon Niger
Bolivia Germany Nigeria
Brazil Ghana Paraguay
Burkina Faso Guam Peru
Cameroon Guinea Senegal
Canada Guinea-Bissau Sierra Leone
Cape Verde Guinea-Conakry South Africa
Chile Guyana Suriname
Colombia Haiti Swaziland
Côte d'Ivoire Ireland Togo
Cuba Israel United Kingdom
Dominican Republic Italy Uruguay
Ecuador Liberia Venezuela

Some countries cannot be represented in this project in order to maintain security of those working there.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.
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