Helen Lacey’s Obituary

When Michele and I arrived in Belize we learned about the amazing work of God throughout the years here. As newcomers to this ministry, we have jumped into an ever flowing stream of gospel work for Christ’s glory where the past, present and anticipation of the future join together.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Philippians 1:21

Tom and Helen Lacey were the first MTW missionaries to Belize and God used them tremendously for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom. Beginning in the early 1970’s, they were instrumental in helping start Presbyterian churches, Presbyterian schools and a Presbyterian medical clinic. As we visit these churches and the school where our children now study, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and of the hard work and dedication of the Laceys.

Tom Lacey passed to glory in 1994 and Helen continued serving in Belize until 2011 before returning to the U.S. to live with her son. She departed from this earthly life to join her Lord on May 15, 2020. Though we are sad to hear that she has gone, we rejoice in her joy of being in the presence of the Lord. Please remember her family and friends in your prayers.

“Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

2 Cor. 5:8

Read more about the history of the Presbyterian Church of Belize here. See Helen Lacey’s obituary here.

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?'”

John 11:25-26

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