In addition to our awesome Office Elders (normally there are two, but we have a third this transfer who is training) we have four sisters serving in our ward. They have averaged one baptism per week since we have been here - they are some of the ones who work so hard, as do the Office Elders. We're blessed by our association with them.
|A couple weeks ago for a birthday celebration. Besides us, (l - r)|
Sister Walker (US), Sister Luna (Argentina - former STAKE RS Pres!),
Sister Lugen (Uruguay), Sister Ferreira (Argentina)
|Sunday Dinner today - oh I long for a nice table|
and nice serving dishes! :) At least I have a beautiful
light in the living room - connects to a HOLE in the ceiling! ;)
We were invited to an FHE at the home of one of Brother Cintra's daughters. (The Cintra family was the second family baptized in Fortaleza. While Craig didn't baptize them, he is the one who street contacted the father and taught them the first two lessons. See "Craig's Week," 27 July) They were very gracious to come pick us up, feed us, let us participate in FHE and bring us home. The cute girl in front served a mission in San Jose, so she and I had a great conversation while Craig was able to visit with Brother Cintra and learn more about the history of the church here in Fortaleza, and his life story. It was a lovely evening - Experiences like these are why I wanted to come here.
|Leaning tower of Cindy - I was trying not to block Brother Purple Shirt!|