Tuesday, October 26, 2010

So, this post will start with the more spiritual aspect of Kevin's past week. Here we have Kevin with Elder and Sister Martino. He is from Texas and is a member of the second quorum of Seventy. They were in Belize to preside over a zone conference (missionaries) and a district conference (local members). Unfortunately, the coming hurricane forced the rescheduling of the district conference.

Here we have a picture of the zone with the Martinos, President and Sister Lopez, two senior missionary couples and the younger missionaries. Kevin reported having enjoyed the conference which brought some introspection when a quote was shared which basically said something about one not likely to be better than he/she was on his/her mission.

Are you able to pick Kevin out of the group?

One of the senior sisters (I can't tell which) is a Sister Sandberg who is a descendant of Henry Lunt - Kevin's great-great-grandfather.

Now we turn our attention to the hurricane that Belize experienced. Our first photo is of the missionaries leaving their apartment to go stay with a senior couple, who must have better digs. I don't know what is in their bags but the one elder seems to have confirmed that the most important emergency response item was accounted for.

Fortunately, the hurricane lost some umph before hitting Belize so the damage was relatively minor. Here we see a fallen communications tower bent over some power lines. That may help explain why the missionaries were still without power today.

I guess the mission rule is that you can survey natural disaster damage while wearing your most casual attire.

Not surprisingly, the hurricane caused some flooding. Coincidentally, the mission president delivered our package with Kevin's new shoes this week. I hope he keeps them dry enough to last the rest of his mission.

Here is Kevin's testimony from this week's letter.

I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and that He leads and guides this church through a modern day prophet. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that all who read and do as Moroni asks will know for a surety of the truth-fullness of this book. I know that it is of utmost importance that we as members of this church share this message with everyone we know and I regret that I didn't do more to help my friends know the truth and give references to the missionaries, but it is never too late to change.

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