We had a few spare hours in the morning, so we took
a quick trip to down-town Lisbon to see the “commercial
area”, which is lovely “old” buildings which are really
not so old. Lisbon was almost totally destroyed by an
earthquake in the 1700s, and completely rebuilt, so the
buildings are relatively young.
We dashed back to Tojal to get ready for the
“graduation celebration” in the afternoon,
which went really well, with lots of hugs,
kisses, and tears. The students were so
drawn to the team, who loved them well.
Idalia, a Portuguese, told her story, which
was very good for these ladies to hear.
Some show real interest in what Ron
and Idalia (full-time GEM missionaries)
are doing in Portugal.
In the evening, all our team plus the two missionary
families who helped us, had a appreciation dinner at
a nice restaurant, shared experiences, what God did
in us during the week, and exchanged gifts. Very nice