|Elder Davis with Samara & Adriano at their wedding|
Bom Dia!This past week was great. Hope everyone else had a great week! So many awesome things happened this week. I have to begin with Saturday because it was Adriano and Samara's wedding! What a super day that was! It was just a few months ago that we baptized him and Saturday I got to witness him take another step forward by marrying Samara. I cannot wait until they go to the temple next year to be sealed for time and all eternity. He is such a great man, really a brother and a friend. I wish him and Samara the best! They are so awesome and I hope that they have such a great life together. I am so grateful for the opportunity and it is definitely a memory that I treasure.
|CTM group together at mission wide meeting|
|Catching up with Mission friends at Meetings|
|Walking on the footbridge over the Piracicaba River going to our meetings.|
Monday night Elder Rasmassen (the other district leader) and I left to go to Piracicaba because we had a leadership meeting on Tuesday morning. President picked us up because we ended up getting in there at 11pm. We left around 8 and its only supposed to be 45 minutes to an hour bus ride but we ended up having to trade buses and then hitting traffic. It ended up being a crazy long 3 hour trip. So President picked us up at the bus station and put us in a h
|View of Piracicaba from Hotel|
|At a US hotel you usually find a pool and bball hoop - in Brazil you find a pool and soccer field!|
|At the hotel with Elder Rasmussen|
|Dinner after Leadership with Elder Sander and other district/& zone leaders|
One last thing I wanted to share. I have been studying a lot in the scriptures and in Conference talks about the attributes of Christ. I know by striving to become more like him I will become a better missionary and better person. That is one of our purposes here on earth, to learn of and be more like Christ. I think in the past before my mission that I may have been a little prideful in some things I had done. So I am striving to learn to be more humble in my life and truly put the glory of God first, knowing all blessings and power comes from Him. What a blessing it has been on me and how I view things differently. In 2nd Nefi 9:28-29 it says,
"O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.
But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God."
To be learned is a good thing but when we become proud in those things is when it goes wrong. We start to depend solely on our own knowledge when we should be seeking and listening to the Spirit also. Submitting to the will and wisdom of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father brings great knowledge and growth. "Lean not unto thy own understanding". Good counsel to remember. As we recognize our weaknesses and that they are all knowing in their power we open the door for them to help us grow. In Ether 12:27 it says
"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
It is that humility and the strength of Christ I hope we all seek. Love you all and hope you all have a great week!
|Another wedding picture|
|Important to take every opportunity to let Sister Cardoso know how short she is!|