This has been a furious week getting ready for training with a lot of emails going back and forth to technology specialists, stake presidents, and area seventies.
Sister Wheeler had a real missionary experience this Monday. We often greeted a lady on the way to the office. We finally stopped to talk and found out her name was Iraci. Sister Wheeler bought a Book of Mormon to give to her and made a list of Ginny's favorite scriptures about the Savior. We went quite a while before we saw her again, but on Monday we passed her and gave her the Book of Mormon and Sister Wheeler gave her a hug. We don't know the results, but at least Sister Wheeler made the effort.
After a long wait we finally were able to download the LDS edition of the bible in Portuguese. It is linked to all of the other scriptures. We had downloaded a bible and would go back and forth during lessons, but now it is all linked together. A team had been working for years and it was finally released this week. The printed edition will come out next year.
|Small palm trees at the temple|
We went through the Memorial for Latin America, a group of buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the designer of Brasîlia.
|Memorial of Latin America|
|Represents the Dominican Republic|
Another gallery had large panels of carved stone showing scenes from the Americas.
|Panels of stone murals|
|Detail of a mural|
|I like the one on the right|
|All hands up!|
|This is a school of architecture, isn't it?|
The Música Caipira trio?
The park also included a small, but very nice geology museum. Now I can name all of the minerals in Portuguese - oops, I have a teflon brain and it's all gone.
|This building has an open floor plan|
|Making ice-cream cones|
|Maracujá ice-cream cone|
|This old man has had it|
|Waiting for the train|
|Don't let the nice reflection fool you|
|Santo Amaro stake center|
|Two missionaries on a hot day|
|São Paulo Interlagos council|