Friday, December 8, 2017
Today begins 3 days of celebration. It is celebrating the Patron Saint of Tatui. That is the statue of her in our praca. They have been working very hard the last few weeks to really fix up this praca that is just across the street from our apartment. You can see our apartment just behind the statue. The official name of the praca is Praca Martinho Gueddes but everyone calls it Praca de Santa. In Al's pictures you can see the steps are painted like a piano keyboard. Tatui is the music capital of Brasil. They have a wonderful Music Conservatory here that students from all over the world come to to study. Just about every weekend at the praca that is a block away from us there is a band or orchestra performance.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
December 1st, Sister Ribeiro, our Mission President's wife, hosted a special conference for all the Sister Missionaries in the Sao Paulo North Mission. I was a guest speaker, they all kindly said they could understand my Portuguese. Photo 2 is all the Sister Missionaries. Photo 3, besides a wonderful meal, later in the afternoon they had a 'tea'. Photos 4 and 5 are our own beautiful Sister Missionaries here in Tatui, Sister Gamarano and Sister Kapp.
This is our dear, sweet Angelica. She celebrated her 30th Birthday at Seminary Class on November 21. Angelica was just baptized in September and she is a very important part of our Tatui Branch. She serves as secretary in the Relief Society Presidency.