Monday, August 24, 2015

The Lord's Thoughts and Ways Aren't Always Our Ways

Hey guys!

First of I just wanted to give a shout out to Mark Lewis his family. Mark was a good neighbor and friend that passed away this week. Keep the Lewis family in your prayers please.

Mark Lewis a friend and neighborhood basketball buddy

This week went well. We have an awesome investigator named Luiz that we´re teaching. We´ve been teaching him for about a week now. We ran into him knocking on a few doors.  He went to church and really liked it. He´s on date too for this Sunday. He´s excited and we´re pretty excited too! We´re hoping it´ll all work out. He´s 17, and he's a bit shy, but he really listens the the messages and looks to learn more. The members seemed to like him a lot too!

JanaĆ­na went to church yesterday too! We work going to mark a baptismal date yesterday with her for this Sunday, but she wasn´t home...bummer. And during the week she leaves 7 am and gets back 10 at night. We´re going to see if we can find a day to teach her when she´ll be home. But she´s progressing a lot and is really liking the messages. It looks like she´s changed a bit and opened up a bit more since we started teaching her. 

We found a few other really great investigators. One named Rosangela. We ran into ont he streeet and started talking to her just a few hours after her Husband left home and separated from her. She was really needing the Gospel at that moment, which goes to show that the Lord really puts the prepared in our way. We taught her about the Restoration and the plan of salvation this past week, and she was super excited to comet to church yesterday, but she wasn´t home on Saturday nor on Sunday morning when we stopped by to bring her to church. Bummer..

My short message for today is this. We always have to remember that the Lord´s thoughts aren´t always our thoughts, neither are his ways always our ways (Isaiah 55). We won´t always understand the the Lord´s plans are or what he´s thinking, and many times we´ll ask why he lets certain things happen. But he lets them happen because he know it´ll be for our good and for our spiritual growth. He loves us and will always help us out in our trial and provations. We just need to have faith in him and look to understand what His thoughts and His ways are. Love you all, miss ya tons! Boa semana!

Elder Jackson

The missionaries took part in an indexing challenge. They were reading records and entering them in a data base to help the families with their  family history.  If you are interested in learning more about family history you can go to or there are also family history libraries that are open for free to the public at a few different LDS buildings in Charlotte.

Pres. and Sis. Genaro Apucarana Zone

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