On Jan. 15, Sister Carlette Gentle celebrated her 40th birthday but not with the usual cake and celebration. The constant rains in Belize had washed away the paint and made the house look worn and covered with mildew. The SCN Center in Belize City needed a “facelift”. For Sister Carlette’s 40th, she asked her family and the Sisters to come together to paint and clean the front of SCN Center. The front was power washed and the family gathered with protocols in mind to paint the front of the house and celebrate her birthday. “It is a memorable 40th birthday,” says Sister Carlette.
42 years ago, on Sept. 21, Belize was declared free from British rule and became an independent nation.