I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Sao Joaquim da Barra where I was well looked after by Uncle James Crawford and his daughter Margaret. Margaret did all the driving and one day we travelled to Sacramento where we enjoyed a lovely time with Chrissie McSorley. We visited the orphanage that Chrissie looked after and now it is being renovated and will be run by the local council. We finished the day speaking at a fairly new assembly at Igarapava.
The rest of the week was involved in four assemblies in Franca where Uncle James did the translation. We had a special night on the Friday when the local council In Sao Joaquim honoured Uncle James for his help to the town an especially in his radio program over many years.
Our last meetings were in Guara and Ribeirao Preto were very well attended and the following day I was takrn to Descalvado where my cousin Janeta Waterson lives. I was able to visit their three children Janice, Bill, Anita and their husbands and wife. I visited four of the assemblies but I had no preaching engagement in their area.
I was then taken to Andrew and Alison Renshaw’s in Piracicaba where there are five thriving assemblies. I had a wonderful time in the assembly where the Renshaws worship having a number of meetings with them and I enjoyed real warm fellowship. I was able to visit a full time worker who works in the Amazon among the Indians. He had a serious accident on kneecap and it will be some time before he will be able to return to his field of service. I also visited the widow of Loiz Suaraez who was a highly respected full time worker.
I am now in Sao Paulo for my last week and I am staying with my cousin Anna, the oldest daughter of Willie and Leila Maxwell. Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement. [photo is of the Guara assembly]