Monday, May 25, 2015

May Activities

Once a week we have a missionary district meeting.  There are four Elders in our Gramado District and usually one of the Zone leaders participates in the district meeting with us.  The Elders love having Sister Copa in their meetings because she always provides snacks.  Usually it is fruit, deviled eggs, and cookies or cake. Brazilians don't know about deviled eggs and most just love them.  The Elders do a lot of roll playing during the meetings.  Here the Elders are talking about the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham.

 Once every transfer we have a Zone meeting with the other three districts in our Zone, Canela, San Francisco de Paula, and Taquara.  Then about every two or three months we have interviews with President and Sister Wright for all the Elders in our Zone.  Here is the latest picture of all the missionaries in the Zone with President and Sister Wright.
We love the hydrangeas and can still find several blooming.  They were just starting to bloom when we arrived in October and bloomed all summer.  Now that it is late in the fall there are only a few, and we love to have them in our condo.  Here is a sample of  several of the different colors we get here.
 Sister Copa went to what the Brazilians call a "cha de fralda" (diaper tea), which is a baby shower. This was one put on by the relief society of the Petropolis branch for an expectant mother.
They played games, like feeding each other baby food while being blind folded. 

There were lost of presents and stuffed animals.

Heidi and I went recently to visit a hotel on the outskirts of town.   The grounds are beautiful so we walked all around.

They also have an exhibit of exotic birds on display there.

 There was also a cute rabbit there.

 We had a beautiful sunset that day.

We heard about another hotel out in the country that we wanted to check out as well.  Here are some pictures of that one.

The surroundings were beautiful and they had some animals also.


We drove back home through the countryside and saw logs piled beside the road.

The road wound around and came out by Snowland.