On Tuesday we stayed in a bit to watch over the workmen doing the patching up of the ceilings in the apartment. Then I went in to work and Mom and I both went it later that afternoon. We went to a Japanese restaurant with Ray and Marilyn Anderson, a new couple here. It was the "Nikata" by our apartment. We caught up on the Hurricane and the boys and families are all fine.
Wednesday we walked over to the hospital to get Mom's tests done, then worked and then went to the temple after work.
Thursday we worked all morning in the office, then went to 25 Março with the Sharmahds and Sister Whiting. It really took a lot longer than planned, so we didn't make it back into work this afternoon - which was fine because all of our work was caught up. Tonight I was asked by Kawai, a friend here, to help at the CTM. He picked me up and as we were arriving he said I would be teaching a two-hour class while he and his counselor interviewed all the new missionaries! I had no idea until that moment. But all went well and I was very blessed. It was a nice experience in several ways - especially since it was all in Portuguese as they had no Americans in this district. Kawai was very grateful because they had 22 new missionaries and didn't have any way of getting all the interviews done without my help. My lesson was on acquiring the attributes of Christ and adjusting to missionary life.
On Friday (September already!) we went over to the Thacker's apartment with the Passeys to help them plan their upcoming trip to Manaus.
Saturday we did some cleaning and preparing for the next week. At lunch time, Ric and his mom picked us up and we "took them" (they drove us) to lunch at El Mariachi, the Mexican restaurant we really like. The food and company were very good.
After dropping off his mom, Ric took us to a couple houses that had belonged to famous people here in São Paulo. The first was the house of a famous woman architect who designed the Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP), which is quite famous and we have been there a couple times.
The second house was of Oscar Americano, a famous industrialist from the mid to late 1900s.
|Oscar Americano's House (rear) - next one is a front view|
Sunday we made it to church on time... again. The meetings were very good, but still no sound system - it was stolen last week so we haven't had a microphone for two weeks now. We Skyped with the older kids and called Matt to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Love to all,
The Church is True
Dad and Mom