We had a meeting of our teens’ group tonight and a surprise party, partly to celebrate Brazilian Children’s Day, which is next Wednesday, and partly as a social activity as we probably won’t have a chance to have another meeting until I get back from New Zealand in mid-December.
It was also an opportunity for six of our teenagers to receive their new ranks within our group structure, including Kevin who is the first member of the group to be awarded the Junior Commander rank.
Turnout was less than expected, which was not doubt due, at least in part, to a shooting (death) that happened here in the hillside last night, and the environment here which feels like we are in a state of siege at the moment. Nevertheless, the meeting went very well and the party was a great success.
Here are some photos from our meeting tonight.