Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Transfer and First Interviews

Dear Family and Friends,

It's been a busy couple of weeks with a lot of firsts.  We had our first group of missionaries leaving, our first missionaries arriving, our first transfers, and now our first interviews.  Okay, most of this was firsts for Howard.  I get to watch, sympathize and appreciate.  

Saying good-bye to missionaries that we'd only known for a few weeks was hard.  They are such great young men and women, it's easy to get attached really quickly.

The new missionaries we have received are so sharp and well prepared.  It's fun to watch them jump into the work.

Interviews have been fun.  While Howard is meeting one on one with each missionary I get to hang out with the other missionaries and listen to them joke and find out more about them and their backgrounds and future plans.  

We have a television but haven't turned it on until this week.  We've been watching a little of the Olympics this week.It's a little frustrating because we haven't been able to see much of what's going on with the US.  They just show what's happening with Brazil.  Go figure!  I did watch some of last night's volleyball match between the US and Brazil.  It was fun to watch BYU's Taylor Sanders on the court again.

This weekend we start with Stake Conferences and will continue with another week of interviews.

We're having a rich and wonderful experience, loving every minute.

We miss you all a lot.  We hope to see many of you here in Brazil.  We have lots of beds.


Brazilian sushi!
Working with the sisters

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