February 22, 2012 - Elder and Sister Sandberg Leave - New Senior Couples Arrive

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It has been a time of changes. Elder and Sister Sandberg left Belize for home this past Monday. We will surely miss them. They have done much good here and have truly helped move the Lord's work forward.  They have often helped us in our missionary tasks. We look forward to seeing them in Utah.

Elder and Sister McLaughlin arrived about a week before the Sandbergs left, so that they had time to do some training with them.

Elder and Sister Davis arrived one week after Elder and Sister McLaughlin.  This will be the very first time Belize has had 3 senior couples all at the same time.  The Davises will live in Belmopan and will work with the Belmopan Branch and the Dangriga Branch.  Dangriga Branch is about 2 hours away from where they live.   
Sister Villatoro received a new companion--Sister Capra (left). We enjoyed having Melanie and her husband Herb come to dinner. The sisters joined us. We gave Melanie a picture of the Savior. 

Melanie and Herb own the Quality Water Store, which is where we met them. 
Sometimes we go for a walk down by the sea.  The Caribbean is just behind Elder Pattee.
We were very happy to attend the baptism of the Garcia Family.  They will be wonderful members. 
Congratulations Garcia Family!

Some of Sister Pattee's dearest Belizean friends--sisters from Belize City Branch.
The Belize City Branch had a fundraiser on Saturday. They sold turkey dinners for $8. The money will go toward a temple trip to Guatemala City Temple. Elder Pattee carved 2 turkeys, and Sister Pattee spooned rice and beans into Styrofoam containers.   

Beautiful girls!

Beautiful flowers!

This bougainvillea outside our window has both pink and white blossoms. The little blooms almost look like they are made of paper.

Our landlady loves plants and flowers. All of these photos are from her (our) yard. 

I will miss the beautiful foliage of Belize.   We have less than 3 weeks left here.

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