|Elder Lima, Sister Wheeler, and Elder Workman at the mission home|
We had ESL classes again on Tuesday night (taught in Portuguese) and on Saturday (taught in Mandarin). We have the beginning class so the students know very little English. We only have one student for Portuguese and one for Mandarin.
All the missionaries for zone and district meetings were dragging on Wednesday. We think it is because of the heat and anticipation for the big transfer coming up. President Brower plans to shuffle the deck and completely mix up the missionaries from the former east and west missions. Everyone will be affected (but hopefully not as much as us by loosing our security blanket in Elders Lima and Workman). It seems everyone is leaving us. Sister Stebar, Sister Sellers, Elder Herycz, and Elder Blomfield will all be returning home from our zone.
|Hermana Wheeler gets a long-awaited package at zone meeting|
|Sisters in PINK: Sisters Stebar, Phillips, and Sellers|
Friday was our touring day with the Dodges and Bolins. We went across the border into New York (yes, with President Brower's permission) to take a boat tour on the Erie Canal ("Low Bridge, Everybody Down"). We thought of Lucy Mack Smith leading many of the New York saints on the canal on their way to Kirtland.
|Approaching Lock 34 on the Erie Canal|
|Sister Dodge (head turned), Sister Bolin, and Sister Wheeler on the boat|
|Door of the locks opening|
|Elder and Sister Wheeler in front of one of the many tourist traps at Niagara Falls|
|American, Bridal Vail, and Horseshoe Falls|
|We actually get to wear P-Day clothes|
|Elder& Sister Dodge and Sister & Elder Bolin|
|Sister Wheeler with humidity-curled hair|
|Water Lily pond|
|Fort Erie in New York as seen from Canada|
|Fatima and Joaquim Verdasca|