Wow another week just flew by didn´t it? First off let me just say that the weather here is crazy! It´s Summer down here for those of you who didn´t realize Brasil is on the Southern half of the globe. Everyday is a surprise those. For half of last week is was freakin hot! And for the past three days it´s been rainy and cold. I never know what to expect.
This week we kinda went crazy about casamento (marriage) with our investigators. First with Leidi and Rogerio. Leidi really wants to get married and they have lived together for 14 years so they should be but for some reason Rogerio doesn´t want to and he´s disappeared since we tried to talk about it with him. Next we have Derrick. He´s just 16 but he was already engaged and his fiancee lived with him. Luckily (for us) they broke up two days ago and she has already moved out so he is ready to progress. It would be cool if we were able to baptize him with his twin brother Denis on the same day. And finally we have Severino and Angela. They are really poor and when we talked to them about marriage and that we could marry them for free (it´s super expensive to get married in Brasil) Angela started to cry! They have wanted to get married for a really long time but couldn´t afford it. We´re going to the Cartorio with them this week to start the papers. It seems like with them we have everything they need... elect?
We have been working with a less-active named Shirley and she is so cool. We have practically reactivated her and she has been to church the past two weeks. This week she asked us to baptize her kids! Ah! I´m so excited! Moises is 10 so he will count as a convert baptism. Her other son Philipe is only 8 and since she´s active again it won´t be a convert baptism but still it´s great.
Sunday we had even more goodness. We got 7 people to church! That´s the most I´ve had since I got out into the field. It was awesome! It was also my first week as the new Principles of the Gospel teacher! Since we had so many people in church the class was packed so I was a little nervous, but it went well. I taught about the signs of the second coming.
Hm... anything else of interest? The other day a dog followed us around the whole day and we named him Gaga (my comp is way into Lady Gaga). Oh, people have started giving us tons of food all of a sudden. We live with two irmas, Ieda and Leda, who almost everyday make us some sort of torte or treat. Things are really looking up here in Grajaú!
Love you all! Remember that prayer starts in the heart, not in the head.
Elder MacLane Taggart