|Seated: Fábio Dias, Adam Anthony, and his wife; Standing: Clay Beck,|
Elders Gallo and Willard, Kevin Galbasini, Sis Conger and Sis Thomas, Kirk
|Fábio Dias, doing fine|
| Clay Beck slicing cinnamon-coated|
pineapple hot off the grill - yum!
|Green stake (zone) and purple ward boundaries in FOM|
|Sis Allred at the ward party|
Sister Allred is a spanish-speaking missionary who moved into our Windy Ridge ward on a week when our regular organist wasn't there. She walked up to the front and started playing a prelude for sacrament meeting. Sis Jan noticed she was using the english hymn book, which has different numbers than the spanish one, and took her a spanish one. Sis Allred continued to accompany throughout the opening song without any hesitation. She later introduced herself as being new in the ward and bore her testimony in flawless spanish.
Thursday while Jan was at trainer's follow-up meeting, I took Elder Jackson to the FL DMV for his written test to get a Florida drivers license. We called ahead but couldn't get specifics. Elder Jackson lost his wallet recently, including his Canadian drivers license. We brought both passports (dual US/Canadian citizenship), proof of residency, and his US SSN. The DMV seemed unsure how to handle his situation, but said he had to start as if he had never driven a car before, since he couldn't prove otherwise. They gave him a list of 16 driver training courses and told him to take a class, and then come back for the written and driving tests.
|Elder Jackson and Elder Monson, showing|
Elder Jackson's new Florida Drivers License
|Sunset over the Orlando LDS Temple|
After picking up Jan after the training meetings at the Orlando South Stake Center, we got this picture of a nice sunset over the Orlando Temple as we headed for home.
We helped Elders Gallo and Willard prepare a portuguese article about Brazilians serving LDS missions in Orlando for Nossa Gente, a Brazilian magazine. The editor liked it but was surprised that we have Brazilians come here for missions. He thought we used only US missionaries, at least here. Anyway, he wanted some more pictures of them, on bikes, to go with the article and the picture of them by the temple. Friday morning we took a few more pictures of them and sent them off. Here's a test shot of Jan in her walking clothes to see if we had enough light, and one of the elders that we sent.
|Sis Nielson in her exercise outfit|
|Portuguese Elders Willard and Gallo with bikes|
|Elder Delgado, Alex Wright, and Elder Agor|
Saturday morning we went to a baptism for Alex Wright in the Poinciana ward where Elder Delgado is now serving. It was a great service and so good to see him again, still with thumbs up.
|Sister Ward, Sister Heiner, Cherry Cooper, and Keith Hill|
Saturday night we went to another baptism in the Olympia ward for Cherry Cooper, an enthusiastic lady who was delighted to find the restored Church of Jesus Christ after a life-long search for this missing part of her life. She was taught by Sister Ward and Sister Heiner, and baptized by Keith Hill.
|Saturday nite fuss over a worker on the Orlando Temple Steeple|
On leaving the baptism saturday night we saw someone across the street on the spire of the Orlando Temple. We thought it was a base jumper or something, and apparently others did too, because soon there were police cars all around the temple and also an ambulance. After a while the emergency people left, and the guy on the spire stayed there, apparently just cleaning or working on it.