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Monday, March 30, 2015
This was the first week of my thrid transfer here in Vera Cruz. This is the first time for Élder Lemes and I to be with the same companion a second transfer. Yesterday at church all the members were expecting a new missionary but they were very happy to see us both here still. They had really grown to like us the previous transfer. In fact the branch president liked us so much he assigned us talks in church!
On Tuesday while we were planning the week, we were discussing what we could do for Maria & Sebastião to help them get married seeing as they missed the last opportunity. Right in the middle of our conversation we received a call from the business that does marriages. The lady on the phone told us of a marriage previous missionaries had arranged months ago that never ended up happening. She wanted to know what we wanted to do with the money that had been paid, and after a few minutes we were able to transfer the marriage for Maria & Sebastião.
Later in the week we faced the problem of getting their birth certificates from distant towns. While we talked about it a less-active member told us that he knew people in both of the towns and could arrange something to bring those documents here. Miracles happen!
Also during the week we found a fox living in our attic... Apparently he wasn´t privvy to the rule that only missionaries can be in the missionaries´ house!