We have a new employee in the ICS department. His name is Daniel. He is also an STS for the Santos stake. When someone new arrives they seat him on a stool and ask a lot of questions (like do you prefer an iPhone or Android) to get to know him better.
|Daniel on the hot seat|
We passed St. Patrick's Day without incident, but I did enjoy the Blarney Stones Diane made.
We don't know if you have been getting news from Brazil, but there is a huge national crisis going on. The Brazilian government is known for its scandals and one of the biggest has been uncovered lately. It makes Watergate look like a swimming party. It started with large contractors secretly meeting to overcharge Petrobras (a government-owned energy company) then using part of the excess money to bribe Petrobras directors and government officials. A couple of weeks ago the special prosecutor uncovered evidence against Lula (the former President of Brazil) so Dilma (the current president of Brazil and Lula's protege) appointed him as a Chief of Staff to shield him from prosecution. If this last sentence sounds confusing, it is not nearly as confusing as what is going on in Brazil. The result was massive demonstrations (over a million people) protesting against or supporting the government.
|The sun sets on Brazil|
We were planning to visit some museums at Parque da Luz on Saturday, but felt it wise not to go downtown. We went to Embu instead.
|The American mob catches a bus|
|Let's look at Brazilian shirts|
|Missionary eating lion|
|Tall, skinny giraffes|
|Feira at the bus stop|
|Refreshments at the Relief Society birthday activity|
They finally got the wireless mics working for Sunday School so we can hear what is being said. Since it represents meetinghouse technology, I couldn't help taking a picture of a ward member reading a scripture for the class.