Elder James is being transferred. So sad for us. Our first few weeks in Tatui would have been very difficult if it had not been for Elder James and Elder Marinho. They guided us, translated, fixed - they were true blessings for us. Elder James is a wonderful, hard working missionary and will be an asset to his upcoming assignment. Boa Sorte, Elder James!
The Young Women had a fund raiser for camp Friday night, February 10. They showed the film Up. Thyanna (pictured with Elder Barrus) is the Young Women's President. She announced that they had a special guest for the film, Mr. Fredrickson (Elder Barrus!). Everyone wanted to have their picture taken with him, good thing he is such a good sport. I made brownies to serve and Thyanna, Debora and Dalva made hot dogs. I helped them and learned a new way of dressing up hot dogs. They squirt a mild hot sauce on the buns, and then put mayo and ketchup, thawed frozen corn and shoestring potato chips and then the dog. It really was good!
Our English classes have grown! They are lots of fun. We have students of all ages, they are eager to learn English and doing so well. Each week I make some kind of dessert (cookies, cupcakes, rolls) to serve after the closing prayer. That way the members and non members have time to socialize. Usually someone asks me for the recipe so I am getting good practice translating! So thankful I brought my Pella Cookbooks!
On our P Day we found this FABRIC SHOP across from the bus depot. I was in heaven. I went for the cotton fabrics for quilting. They are different from what we are used to in the States, at least in this shop. The cottons are a looser and coarser weave. But I purchased a few pieces for my 'museum of fabrics' that Al has nicknamed my stash!