Friday, March 10, 2017

Bless Up Nas Brenhas

BOM DIA everyone!!!

I can think of two scriptures that have stuck out to me a lot this week.

The first is Jacob 4:10
10 Wherefore, brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works.

And the second is Isaiah 55:8-9

¶For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Sister Nicoli and I had an awesome week! On Tuesday after we studied, we both felt like we need to do something different, and we both felt impressed that we should start working in a neighborhood that´s a little far away, but that has almost never been visited. It was still Carnaval on Tuesday, so there wasn´t a single place open to make a smaller copy of our giant map, so we just took it with us and went to where we thought we needed to go! After we arrived and found out that it´s super different there, and almost nobody is in the street we were kinda confused about what we should do, but after walking and walking and walking, we found a family of less active members! Heavenly Father literally sent us to “as brenhas” (middle of nowhere) to find his lost sheep. I feel so grateful that we were able to hear and follow the spirit. Especially because that is something I´ve been trying to develop for the past year and a half J
                Something else marvelous happened this week!! João Vitor was baptized. He and his best friends have been coming to church with us for a while, and João Vitor wanted to be baptized after he gained his testimony of the Book of Mormon. He says that during his free time he always wants to read it, and he´s never felt that way before about any other book. He was baptized on Saturday before a young men´s activity, and it was so special! After he was baptized and came back to the room, all of the young men hugged him and took turns baring their testimonies. Ahh this week was so #blessed!!
                I found a quote this morning that I love:
“A waiting period isn´t simply a time that needs to be waited out to get what we want. We should treat it as a process that will mold us to be who Heavenly Father wants us to become”

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