Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Good morning everyone!

This week was a pretty good one. And by pretty good I mean that nothing special happened again. But it looks like things will start getting better here pretty soon. We had an interview with João Carlos this week (who has been going to church for like 6 months now), and he's getting pretty close to being baptized. He's a really cool guy. Also, every time I talk to him I realize that he's richer and richer. The other day we went to his house to talk to him, and he was pulling out in a convertible Peugeot. It was a rather expensive car. And he was driving out to unload a machine in a different warehouse that is his. Some people and their money. But he should be baptized here pretty soon.

Then we got Maria and Carlos. The couple that needs to get married. We actually met Carlos this week, and he's really cool. He is interested in the church and is super nice to us. They actually made us dinner last Wednesday and we just sat and talked with them for a while. It was a pretty good night. They are still working on the marriage papers because it seems to be quite an annoying process, but hopefully this month Maria can still be baptized. Carlos will be a little bit longer because he smokes and drinks coffee still. But they're both excited!

We also finally met a guy named Thiago that we had been chasing around for a while. Elder Gade and I were in the mall about 2 weeks ago and a man walked up to me and asked me to go to his house. So we did. Multiple times. And he was never there. But finally this last Monday we caught him. Turns out he's from Maceió and his family lives there. He's living here with his cousin and they're working here for now. He has a wife and kid back at home. They actually had been receiving the missionaries at their house for almost a year, and were planning on getting baptized. But they want to be baptized together. Kind of a problem when they don't live together. But Thiago is this super nice, super humble guy that is super hard to find at home, but an awesome guy. Definitely a blessing that he came and found us!

Well, that's about it for this week! No pictures this week, though :( It was raining quite a bit and I didn't want to risk bringing my camera with me.

Love you all! Have a great week!

-Elder Hopper #1

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