When I first arrived in Brazil, I rarely ever saw cyclist; not just people out riding a bicycle, but the hard core cyclist with the stretching shorts and clip in shoes. Now, I feel like I see them ALL THE TIME, and everytime I see one a baby part of my heart cries out to be out there on a bicycle right alongside of them. Até our recent convert, André has gotten into cycling and is always going on some adventurous cycling trip or coming back from one when we pass by his house. AY! Cycling is the best!! And even all the way here in Brazil, the people of Sousa are discovering the love of cycling!! Isso aí!!
André has wanted to have family home evening in his house for a long time. This past week, his sister and brother-in-law from São Paulo arrived to visit. He took advantage of this missionary opportunity and planned a family home evening activity for this Wednesday! Our branch was great, and we had about 20 or so members that came to support André! It was so fun to watch as André made sure to welcome everyone, start the lesson, assign the prayers, and then pass out the cake at the end. The best part of the night was when we played a game called, 'O gato e o rato'! (The cat and the mouse). The game is played with two ties. One tie is the mouse, and has to be tied twice around your neck before you can pass it on. The other tie is the cat and has to be tied once around your neck before you pass it on. If you end up with both ties, then you lose because the cat caught up with the mouse!! When the 'cat tie' starts getting close to the 'mouse tie' everyone starts screaming and jumping up and down, trying to tie their knots as fast as they can! hahaha! It's way fun!