We Loved General Conference

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lots of people were at church yesterday in both the Belize City and Cinderella Branches to see the broadcast of general conference. In the chapel we had the regular English broadcast. In the cultural hall was Spanish. Both were well filled for the morning session. The afternoon session attendance was sparse—about like Saturday’s.
The upside was that conference was wonderful as usual. Roshane, who is borderline less-active came at our request (morning session). Also Letitia, a young woman that we met while shopping at Brodie’s (she is a clerk there) came with her two little children (morning session) at our request. After the morning session was a baptism for a Brother Gift from Kenya. Sister Vernice, a member, talked Letitia into staying for the baptism, which was very good.  This was the 4th baptism we’ve seen since we arrived.

One of the mornings that the Sandbergs were still living here, Sister Sandberg was in the shower. All of a sudden we heard a loud scream. After Sister Sandburg turned off the shower, she had grabbed her towel and started to dry her face. She didn’t know that a gecko had crawled onto her towel.  It really startled her when the gecko ended up on her face. The gecko was probably startled, too, as they don’t really like to be around people and usually stay up on the walls. Geckos are good to have in your house, because they eat insects. But they can startle you from time to time, and you have to clean up after them.

A few days ago we drove to Belmopan, which is the capitol of Belize. It is about an hour's drive east, and a little south of here.  We had to go there to get registered in the country and get work permits. The countryside kind of reminded us of an African veldt. 


Erika said...

I don't know what I would have done had I discovered a gecko on my face...crazy! Sounds like things are going really well. It's amazing how many baptisms they have in Central and South America. It's obvious that many are ready to hear and accept the gospel. Happy things are going so well.

Troy Pattee said...

I've heard that those geckos are good eatin!

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