Dear Mom,This week was a good one. we didn't have the privilege to baptize this week but we the other elders in my district did! they had a great week and definately worked very hard to be able to make things work out. we had a pretty busy week trying to make our teaching group larger. we have several investigators that are close to getting baptized but just need time for them to actually get baptized.
We are teaching this couple Dilma (42) and Sivaldo (59) they are to definition of humble and the only thing keeping them from getting baptized right now is that they first need to get married and the way that civil marraigi works here is a little weird they have to get a new birth certificate in the city where they were born with an active date of a least 6 months and its a complicated process to actually get it too and so Sivaldo was born on this farm about 40 minutes away from our area. We also works where he was born for about 3 weeks every other two weeks or right around there and so he can only work on trying to get the papers when he is there and its hard for him to even do that because he has to work all day almost every single of those days. Talk about stressful for the missionaries as we have to go to their house everyday to see if he came back with the papers or not. There is a woman in our branch who has a friend in the govement building here and can help us marry people really fast like in a month compared to 3 or 4 by yourself.
We are also teaching this woman named Vera (50) and she is living with her "husband-to-be" Warley (22) they are a piece of work Vera is almost basically a member and Warley is a just a really big littte kid haha. they have to get married too but they are the type of couple that fight and every other day she is threatening him to leave. we have to wait to marry Dilma and Sivaldo first then we can worry about Vera.