Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Evidently, the mission president and his wife (see the third picture below) wanted to visit the Altun Ha ruins in Belize one last time so they took Kevin's zone (I think).

My favorite, irrefutable source (Wikipedia) says the name means "stone water" in Mayan. That name was assigned in modern times in reference to the nearby village of Rockstone Pond.

Evidently, this ancient Maya city was occupied by 200 B.C. As near as I can tell, this was around the time that the first King Mosiah left the Land of Nephi. Evidently, regular construction was going on until about 900 A.D. when there appeared to be some rebellion against the leaders.

Evidently, the site covers five square miles and the central square mile contains the remains of approximately 500 structures.

I'm sure there is a story behind Kevin wearing this Mennonite hat but I don't know what it is. We do know there are some large groups of Mennonites in Belize.

We will finish with a pre-baptism picture for Nephi (15) and Laemani (10). Their uncle, also in the picture, baptized them. Their mother is less active but their grandmother has been bringing them to church. Their names would suggest their mother was reading the Book of Mormon about the time they were born.

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