We spent the first part of the week monitoring Tropical Storm Franklin. Early reports said that the storm was headed for Belize. We were preparing to evacuate the missionaries out of the areas of Corozal, Orange Walk, and Belize City for their safety, but with the change of the storm's path, the missionaries ended up staying put. We were grateful to the local members and government officials who were advising us about the situation. A year ago Belize was effected by Tropical Storm Earl with winds of 80mph and flooding. And of course, in 1961 there was Hurricane Hattie that killed more than 400 people, left thousands homeless. demolished almost half of Belize City.here.
We live about a mile from the beach and we've taken several early morning walks there. We have seen some interesting sights. I decided to take some pictures of unusual signs we have seen along the path.
As you recall a nice fisherman gave us some lobster tails last Saturday. I am proud to say that I researched on Youtube how to prepare and fix the lobster tails and we enjoyed them for our dinner on Monday. (notice the third step of applying melted butter, so of course they were good)
Our official assignment is to serve as MLS missionaries or Member Leader Support missionaries. Yesterday we were happy to attend the Orange Walk Branch and worship with the church members there. After church we were able to train the leadership in the different branch auxiliaries. I met with the Primary and Relief Society leaders. Elder Magnusson met with the Bishopric, Elder's quorum, and Sunday School leaders. Elder and Sister Adams met with the Young Men/Young Women leaders.
During the Primary training meeting, I was able to show Sis. Janet Checkio teaching a primary song from the Friend Magazine, Build An Ark. She modeled principles of teaching children that everyone one us can use no matter what our assignment is with teaching children (including teaching our own children and grandchildren).
You can also see the above video by clicking here and going to 9:20
You can find the written music to Build an Ark by Marianne P. Wilcock by clicking here
Below is the Friend Magazine's rendition of the song
You can also see the above video by clicking here.
During our Relief Society Training we focused on the visiting teaching program. As we met, we discussed what it means to minister in the Savior’s way as we do our visiting teaching. I enjoyed focusing on the Savior's example of ministering "one by one". (see 3 Nephi 11:15)