Thursday, October 9, 2014

Greetings from Brasil 10/9/2014

Dear Family,
Greetings once again from Belo Horizonte. Another week has already passed. In the week since Chris’s return to the U.S., we are back to our normal missionary schedule. This past weekend, we were able to attend the General Conference sessions transmitted by satellite to the Pampulha chapel. As this was the first conference where speakers were given the opportunity to give their talks in their native languages, the members here were especially excited to hear Elder Godoy of the Seventy. His son was Diane’s tutor before we left for Brazil.
Yesterday, the sister missionaries were transferred out of Pampulha, so we are left to cover the entire ward in addition to our work in Lagoa and Venda Nova. We will need even more help with rides from the members, as the long bus rides really eat up our time. We will begin working with a special family that the Sisters were teaching.
This past Sunday was Election Day in Brazil. Voting is mandatory! There has been a lot of campaigning, signs, flags, flyers, marches, cars playing songs, etc. Since there still has to be a run-off election for President later this month, the campaigning will continue.
For P-day, we visited the Instituto Inhotim outside of Belo Horizonte. It is a contemporary art institute with galleries and outdoor exhibits spread throughout a beautiful botanical garden. It was a relaxing day away from the concrete of the city.
That’s all for now.


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