|Our friendly marmoset|
|View of São Paul suburbs|
|I think I can:-)|
|Our thunder storm is now on the city below|
|Tabernacle Choir on tour?|
|She liked the strawberry-flavored|
|View from our apartment window|
As we looked through our bedroom window Thursday evening we saw that a car had run into the Nelson's Store across the street. Police were standing around. When we went to bed the car and police were still there. They finally got the door closed with the car inside.
Friday was a very busy day. It started with an 8am meeting with Emerson and Paulo to get their corrections on a presentation for Elder Aidukaitis of the Area Presidency. Then I had a meeting with the Area Engineers about training I had prepared on meetinghouse sound systems. Our meeting with Elder Aidukaitis went very well. It was a matter of showing him our plan for self-sufficiency in technology for the stakes. He was very supportive.
|Is this car for sale at the Nelson's store?|
We didn't really get a preparation day on Saturday (although we did clean the apartment). We were invited to a training meeting in the afternoon for the São Paulo West council. It was held in Osasco, a city to the northwest of São Paulo. It was a bus ride, a train ride, and a mile walk to get there.
Most of the walk was along a busy pedestrian street with many shoppers out for a Saturday stroll. It was a hot day, but we were early so we stopped in a small park for a brief rest.
It was very nice having a Council Technology Specialist doing the training instead of us. There were not a lot of people, but I think the training was meaningful for those who were there.
My Portuguese is getting worse. On the way back we found some pixeição on a wall that was actually labeled as pixação. It ends up that even that is spelled wrong because the dictionary lists it as pichação. How am I ever going to learn this language?
On the way back to the train station we walked through the Osasco Shopping.
Since we transferred from train to bus at El Dorado Shopping we decided to get dinner there in stead of fixing something at home after getting back late. We tried Applebee's, but after a wait we learned that they have gluten in their oil and butter they use for cooking so we went to Divino Fogão for a quick bite before returning home.
|Osasco as we left the train station|
|Snow in Logan, but heat in Osasco|
|Colored houses on a side street.|
|More STS training|
|Is this pixeição, pixação or pichação?|
|At least they spell "mall" as shopping|
|Artwork in the shopping|
I have been doing some reading in Portuguese (besides the scriptures and everything else I need to read for the work we are doing). In Porto Alegre I found a book of the history of Rio Grande do Sul I thought looked interesting. I finally finished it. It was written from the point of view of an Indian who was cursed to live 400 years and personally experiences everything that happens in the history of the state. (Oh, that kind of sounds like the Steel family in Church history).
|A history for youth|
|Meet Chico Bento|