A very special 40th birthday present

Posted by Spalding Hurst

January 17, 2021

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.

See more, including before and after photos here.

13 Comments

  1. Rita K. Davis, SCN

    Carlette soooo dear to us all, what a great idea and accomplishment. The house looks gorgeous thanks to you and you family’s painting it. I remember with love and joy my 3 months in Belize for my 25th! Loved being there. Thanks to you and your family and friends for the ‘face-lift for the house. It’s always such a joy to get to see you at Naz. All the best to everyone there.

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  2. Linda Soltis

    Birthday blessings to you, and a big thank you to your family for their love of you and their generosity.

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  3. Andy Meyer

    Wow! The house looks great! What a blessing. Happy Birthday Carlette!

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  4. Sarah Ferriell

    What a great idea, Carlette – a gift all can enjoy, and one that all who pass by can enjoy too! May you find many blessings in the year ahead.

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  5. Brenda Gonzales

    No easy job Carlette because we know from experience but a very creative way to get more folks to help. Looks so nice and clean now. Blessings❤️

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  6. Ann Palatty

    Wow! What an example of true altruistic love. What better birthday gift can a family give to a member. Thanks to all your family members. And birthday wishes to you. You are a blessing for the SCN Family.

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  7. Barbara Joseph Lammers

    What a difference some paint and elbow grease make. The house looks good. And so do you. Happy Birthday and year ahead.

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    • Roselyn

      Indeed a wonderful and other centric birthday Carlett and team. Congratulations

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  8. Amrita SCN

    Very creative way of celebrating your birthday dear Carlette. All will remember you forever.

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  9. Sara C Anderson-Greenwell

    What a thoughtful way to celebrate YOU. The presence of your family and fellow Sisters made the work one of joy. Happy birthday…..

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  10. Angie Shaughnessy SCN

    You are a star and a beacon of hope in our SCN community. We are blessed by your presence in our community!

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  11. Judy Donohue

    Thanks Carlette for gathering your family and friends to paint the SCN center. God bless your generosity.

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    • Maria Brocato

      This is a beautiful way to celebrate! Because we didn’t get to be a part of the Zoom call, may we have a time to call you for a special visit.❤️

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