November 29, 2010 - A Visit to Orange Walk

Monday, November 29, 2010

We visited Orange Walk Town, which is about 1 1/2 hours northeast of Belize City.  It got its name from the many orange groves that used to grow there.  Though we visited here once before, this was our first time to be able to go to church. 
New member, Racquel

We took the sister missionaries to dinner at a Mayan restaurant. The food was good, but spicy.  That night we (including Sisters McDougal and Maroquinn) picked up some members in the van and went to the baptism of a young mother named Raquel McLoughlin.

We were the speakers for sacrament meeting Sunday morning.  Sister Pattee spoke about hope and faith in Christ, and Elder Pattee spoke about the Restoration of the Gospel.  Later Sister Pattee visited primary for awhile before joining Elder Pattee in the gospel doctrine Sunday school class, which was well taught by Sister Swift.  
Primary nusery class

Some of the Orange Walk primary children with leaders

Relief Society sisters at Orange Walk

I didn't realize that we didn't get any photos of the men at church until I started working on this blog, but there were plenty of them there, as well.  I'll have to get photos of some of them next time.

When we got home, we quickly plugged in the crockpot and heated up the chili we had made before leaving for Orange Walk, as we had a dinner for Alwayne Cherrington and his friends Sunday evening.  Alwayne leaves for his mission to Gautemala on Wednesday.  
Alwayne in blue shirt

Elder Pattee spent several hours each day this past week working at the distribution center.  Many members went on a temple trip by bus to Guatemala City--a 10 hour bus ride. Sister Pattee was supposed to help at the center, too, but she has been ill all week.  We are also working on PEF.

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