|Visiting Grasi at her university|
We met Grasi at her university, where she gave us a quick tour, then we went to some of her favorite places in the city.
|Watching surfers from the pier. The guy in the middle is Mauricio; he works with the various students in the LDP program. He was also our translator.|
|Most of the family sleeps in ordinary beds, but Grasi's sister sleeps in this hammock. Well, not right now, she doesn't...|
Grasi serves on the worship team at her church as a vocalist. She wasn't on duty this week, but she and her friend Debra sang a couple songs for us after the service. Debra helped out with some translation; she learned English by reading novels and listening to Jars of Clay and other English language bands. I wish it were that easy to learn Japanese!
|After church, we ate ice cream and talked to the pastor and some of the other students in the LDP program.|
|Everyone becomes a kid again at the beach. We started by looking in tide pools.|
|We saw some awesome hermit crabs.|
|Random loose donkey on the sidewalk. He seems friendly, though.|
We walked back to our hotel (oh my, it was hot), and had coffee in the cafe there (delicious). We prayed together and then we said goodbye. (I have to say I felt kind of bad for not crying as much as Grasi did.) We headed for the airport, and flew back to Belo Horizonte!