|The church's building|
|Bro. Djalma and Dad enjoy talking|
|Michelle and Alexandre|
I ended up sitting on the small varanda outside of the kitchen door and playing Uno with Bro. Djalma’s son, Alexandre, and daughter, Michelle. Michelle is in her last two years of highschool, and she is studying hard in hopes of being accepted into medical school after she graduates. Alexandre is a little bit younger than Michelle. He is very tall and shy and at the moment he doesn’t see much need to study,
but he is still plodding along in his schooling with his parents’ constant encouragement.
|The snack being served in the kitchen|
Michelle won several of the games of Uno, and I was just starting to explain to them the zero-seven variation when Sis. Eva called us to come in and have a snack. She served us fresh bread with butter and two types of juice – guava and graviola. We had only ten minutes to eat and then had to hurry over to the church building, which is a little less than two blocks away.
|Looking at books|
The Lord gave Dad grace to preach a clear message about sin - the origin of sin, the nature of sin, the end of sin, and the Saviour. They must be harvesting some of the sugarcane fields around Jaciporã, because four times during the service a heavy sugarcane truck would go by on the road in front of the church building. As is his habit, Dad paused in his preaching until the rumbling of the truck had subsided and then resumed where he had left off.
We spent just a few minutes talking with the brethren after the service, before packing the car for the trip home. Our hour and a half drive home was uneventful and we arrived home at 10:30pm.