|Musical number by the primary|
|The new mission president for Angola|
We are preparing for a visit from Elder Holland in May. On one evening there will be three meetings at the same time broadcast to about 100 chapels in São Paulo area. We have never done anything like this in Brazil (actually neither has it been done in the church) so we need to find a way to use the new webcast in a massive way.
On Wednesday we went to the Polícia Federal to get our new IDs. We are now good for another year. We needed a copy of certain pages from our passports (which Diane had, of course), but we then needed to make new copies in the office. We went home a little early to work on some things in the apartment when Diane noticed she left the passports in the copier/printer on her desk. They would be OK until the next day, but I decided to go back and get them. It's a good thing I did because when we got to the office the next day the printer was gone (to be used elsewhere).
Diane had her last physical therapy session Thursday morning. There are some good views from the clinic which is just down the street from our apartment.
We are starting to clean out files on the computer for the Andersons, who will be our replacements. It is a slow laborious process, but needs to be done. On Friday we went to see Captain America and had a late dinner. We enjoy going out with the other couples.
We are getting several new missionaries. On Saturday we decided to see some museums on the University of São Paulo campus. Other couples decided to tag along. We were delayed leaving, which was good because we were able to greet the Shumways who just arrived from the airport.
We picked out 5 museums which according to the São Paulo guidebook were open on Saturdays. We went to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which ended up being an empty building (the exhibit moved across town). We then tried the Geosciences Museum (closed on Saturdays) and the Oceanographic Museum (also closed on Saturdays). Striking out, we didn't try the other two, which were smaller museums.
We were able to walk around campus a bit, which was nice.
We had our regular church meetings today. After priesthood meeting I went outside for a breather and encountered two visitors from George Washington University who are here to give training. We took them into Sunday School then fast and testimony meeting. It gave me a chance to try translating for them.
|Our apartment complex|
|São Paulo view|
|Diane's last treatment|
|Does anyone speak Japanese?|
|Burkes greet the Shumways|
|Sculpture in front of the empty museum|
|Many nice shaded areas|
|Brazil's olympic ski team?|
|The academic crew strikes out|
|Friends from George Washington University|
|How does this thing work anyway?|