This week was a little more exciting. On Monday we had our special Family Home Evening on traditional foods of Brazil. Several thought it was interesting and gave the proper "Yuck" when we showed the Sarapatel (pig innards cooked in its own blood) and Buchada de Bode (goat innards stuffed in a stomach). For refreshments or light dinner Diane prepared a delicious Caipira dish (Assada Mista), açaí sorbet, and other treats from around Brazil.
|Our book on Brazilian foods|
We have been preparing presentations for a big meeting Friday including metrics of our work here and what we will be doing for the rest of the year. We found out Wednesday that the meeting is postponed for a week so the pressure is off. When we got home Wednesday night the power was out in the condo so we had to walk up 6 flights of stairs (20 steps each) to get to our room. Lights were on, but nothing else. We used matches to light the gas stove for dinner and waited for the power to come back on to start the laundry - late night!.
Friday turned out to be a different day. We were all called together to be informed that it was Evanir's last day at work; he is retiring. He was the one responsible for Webcasts - now I will need to learn how to do it before Elder Oaks comes in September. We all went to a Japanese restaurant for a farewell lunch for Evanir. On the way I felt something biting me on the side. After 8 bites (or stings) I got it out. The Brazilians said it looked like a type of fly that bites and lays eggs in the skin. I'm just waiting for the maggots to start coming out. It could have been an orchid bee.
|I could eat some of the food|
|Evanir has his tie off already|
|Flower on our walk|
|Nice produce - broccoli anyone?|
|We couldn't fit into this bus|
|Our grafiti queen|
|Walking through the pearly gates|
|A Happy Father|
We received an invitation for a baptism today after church. The family went all out to make it a special occasion. Even the mission president was there to speak (we think he is related to the family). Gustavo's brother is on a mission in Japan and gave a talk via technology. His little sister also gave a talk to a packed chapel - what a marvel!
|Invitation to a baptism|
After the baptism we were invited to the luncheon held in the activity room of the condo. It was a lot of fun.