Sunday, January 22, 2012

Video Example

Well yesterday and today have been interesting. We are going to do the family home evening lesson on Monday night for the Senior Couples and we decide to teach them how to do some things with their pictures both on and off the internet. We also want to show them some of the resources the Church has available and also some ways to use your mission experiences as a missionary tool on the internet.

We decided to make our bbq sauce base and video it and then make a video combination video and add it to our blog. So we made the sauce and videoed it and tried to upload it to YouTube. Wouldn't you nnow we had major difficulties. Because I have a 4 hour meeting on Monday and can't spend all day on it, I wanted to get it done on Saturday but Youtube did not cooperate. It said that my video had already been uploaded (somewhere). However, I don't remember uploading it and it did not land in my uploaded videos and I don't have time to re edit another movie, so I am putting up Darwin's whole wheat sour dough pancake recipe and giving them a basic tour or the internet stuff and a quick, how to on picasa. If anyone, wants of needs more, I will do a class. So this post is just a way to get the video of the pancake recipe up on this blog. It should be below.

Know that we are healthy and happy. The work here seems to be never ending but I have decided that I can only do what I can do and that I am going to start looking for more resources in each mission. Dad is doing really well with Portuguese and when I have to talk to a mission president he is right at my side coaching me with the vocabulary that I don't know. His pronunciation is a lot better than mine and he has a handle on the grammar just like he does in Spanish. (I should have had another year of spanish under my belt and maybe it would be so confusing). Buy for now. We will try to get the bbq lesson up later.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Well today is Jan 2, 2012. I can tell you it has been an exciting and exhausting week. We had couple of firsts yesterday. Darwin drove us (yes in São Paulo Brazil) to church. The senior couples have several cars checked out to them so we can get to the MTC (across the city) without taking a taxi (costs about $60.00 round trip) or the bus (which means 4 transfers). We have been riding with one of the other couples but everyone here has to learn how to drive in the city so yesterday was Darwin's first day behind the wheel. We made it, no accidents. Sunday is a slow traffic day but we have to go to the MTC one day for me to observe the teaching of the stress management material to the new missionaries. I can't wait to drive through this city on a regular traffic day.

It is interesting here. They have cameras at various places along the way and they take pictures of you and figure your speed. If you are speeding they send you a ticket through the mail but usually it takes 4 months to get to you.

The second first was that Darwin was called to be a counselor in the Branch Presidency of the 4th branch. The 4th Branch is an English speaking Branch with all American Elders and Sisters. He also played the piano for Sacrament meeting (that was a first here because he has been having trouble seeing the notes with the macular tear he has in one eye).

I thought you might like to see some pictures of where we are. I hope you read the rests of the posts, no pictures but alot going on here.