It has been a special week as we awaited news of a new member of our family. Congratulations to John and Kate on the birth of Liam James. Unfortunately, we have to wait until September to begin to know him in person. We will take advantage of Skype opportunities in the meantime.
This past week, we had a visit of some friends from Pampulha. The ward mission leader and his wife as well as a man that we had the opportunity to teach joined us for family home evening. We enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on news of our many friends there. But more special, was the chance to hear of their progress in the Gospel. They showed us a video prepared by the missionaries of several ward members who shared their testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the impact changes that have occurred in their lives and in their families as a result.
Yesterday, we spent our preparation day here in Belo Horizonte, shopping and some new museum exhibits. Next week, we head to São Paulo for week. We plan to mix time in the temple with opportunities to see some of the sights in the city.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve here.
That’s all for now.