|Area Presidency of Brazil|
|Elder & Sister Ferguson|
|Filipe who is preparing notebook computers for workers|
|Badu who works right next to us|
|Cintia, a technical guru and leader|
|Ice cream break|
As we go to and from the office we often run into younger missionaries. There are thousands of missionaries from Brazil serving all over the world.
So far we spend most of our time in the office getting ready for training of technology specialists. Paulo, the supervisor, has asked us to give a half-hour session each morning on leadership training (in English) so others can practice their English. That means more preparation. We walk to work every day. During odd hours we walk along a busy highway. Sometimes we walk through the neighborhood and enter the back gate that is open at certain times during the day. On Wednesday we were able to see two pica-paus (woodpeckers) on the way. They are rare in São Paulo.
|Sisters in the grocery store|
|Sisters in front of the temple|
|Pica-pau on the wire|
|Food court at the mall|
|Police offices in São Paulo|
|Stacked oranges - I want the one on the bottom!|
|Soaking pears in chlorine water|
Praça da Sé is considered the center of the city. The main cathedral (Sé) is there. The park is full of people sleeping on the street (mostly hippie-types rather than homeless), bathing in the fountains (soap and all), and picking pockets. Contrast that with the people inside the cathedral worshiping Jesus Christ in the manner they have learned since youth.
|The municipal cathedral|
|Are we in Minas Gerais?|
|Walk through Praça da República|
|Come join the ranks|
|Trains going both directions|
|Water in a drought|
|Museum of the Portuguese Language|
|A long wall of videos|
|A cartoon we liked|
|Little house in Parque da Luz|
|Well, we are techies, aren't we?|
We heard a piano playing church songs this evening so we went to investigate the source. It was the Correa's right below us. It ended up they were having a birthday party for Sister Correa so we crashed it. He is serving a mission as the Executive Secretary for the Area.