Last week, from Monday to Sunday, we had the blessing of a visit from our friend and missionary colleague, Carol Dennis. She and her husband, Bruce, have worked in Fortaleza, Ceará since 1993.
On Tuesday and Thursday she helped to teach my English I class at the seminary.
We tried to take her to as many places as possible here in Curitiba. This is on the Rua das Flores (Flower Street), downtown.
We admired all the beautiful and colorful produce in the mercado central. We even bought a couple items. Imagine that!
No visit is complete here without visiting the Tôrre de Mercês, a 41-story telephone company tower. Here one can see a 360-degree view of the city.
On this day it was unusually clear and the view was fantastic! Even the distant mountain range, the Serra Do Mar, was clearly outlined.
Another must is the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden). The building in the background is a greenhouse for tropical plants. This is necessary because Curitiba does not always have very tropical weather! In fact, March is usually a bit colder than what we had the week Carol was here. The Lord wanted her to have a wonderful impression of our fair city.
I was glad that Carol had the opportunity to get to meet several of the people here that we have come to know and love.
Thank you, Carol, for the blessing of your visit!