Friends at the Lar
It is quite easy to make friends quickly at the Lar Batista orphanage. Below are photos of Nanci from Minnesota, who helped out in the sewing room and visited with the kids, "Tio" or uncle Curt (Kregness), who had a difficult time parting with some new little friends (as they did him), the co-director of the Lar, Maura, with the youngest child here, whose mother sadly is in jail, and me with my buddy Kaique.
Speaking English at Vila Andrade
English classes have begun at the Vila Andrade Project, and I also teach some of the girls from the church that I met when we went to camp together in February. They are a fun bunch of kids to teach!
Sites arounds São Paulo
My friend and fellow-missionary Elisabeth and I visited a neighborhood in São Paulo one Saturday afternoon called 'Liberdade.' It is a one of the larger Japanese communities in the area, and this year is the 100th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil.