elder J. Silva my week was just fine! sunday we went to get william before church and right when we got there his dad walked out of the house and told us that his mother in law had literally just died. in that very same hour. sad. also very sad that william was not able to go to church with us nor the other 5 houses that we passed by to bring people. lets just say it was a sleepy sunday morning in our area. william is progressing well and liking our visits he just needs to get to church. He has a baptismal date in a few weeks and so far nothing that is holding him back.
monday we passed the day in the office doing normal work. we were able to visit a reference from romilda named luiza! we taught the restoration and we had a good lesson then we marked a family home evening with her for monday night because she was going out of town for the rest of the week! i did a lot of shredding but it has not ended! still many boxes.
wednesday we had such a sweet day. we were able to get out of the office early after doing a few important things (bus tickets and lots of printing stuff for president and shredding papers) then we were able to GO DO A DIVISION WITH OUR WARD MISSION LEADER WOO HOOO. it was sweet elder hilton went with him (mike) and i stayed with elder cantuario and we were able to teach some sweet lessons. We taught a woman named Maria and her two kids mauricio and franscyelli the restoration and they ate it up. maria told us all about how she has been in and out of church and never stayed still in one but really liked our message and wants to learn more. we taught Cristiano another young man with a baptismal date who already has a bunch of friends in the church and goes every week. we were able to visit some less actives and just have a good afternoon/in our area.
then the week started getting kinda crazy. we had to go to the bus station to buy passes that president requested and for an elder coming to salvador to renew his visa (expires in two weeks oops). He arrived safely thursday morning and we started getting everything set to go to the airport to renew with visa. normally you have to mark a day to go in and renew it but i guess the site had a problem so we went in unmarked. the lady just sent us back out right away even though because of some policy he should be able to renew it without an appointment. just a bunch of confusion. he now has an appointment for feb 5 just like 4 days before his visa expires. really cutting it close hahah. not to mention that at this same time we had an elder that will be staying with us enter into surgery on a hernia. we were able to print out some packets that are important for missionaries leaving/coming into the mission so thats a blessing that we got those done a few weeks early. the elder ended up staying in the hospital overnight and we picked him up yesterday morning he is now staying with us.
it was a pretty good week. we also got to visit nathan who is a really cool dude! we found him knocking some doors and he invited us in right away. he is currently jobless (i forgot the correct word for that) and is trying to learn more about religion he has been in and out of protestant churches and is kinda doing study with the jehovahs witnesses.