BOSS IN ARGENTINA
COMODORO RIVADAVIA MISSION
COMODORO RIVADAVIA MISSION
This week was super tiring as we visited all the missionaries in the zone in the mornings and cooked breakfast and worked with them. It was a good time to get to know everybody and hangout with my friends. I also got to visit this other little town where the sisters are serving, took a bus out there, its super pretty, and way chill.
We also experienced a ton of miracles in our area. This Saturday A and F are getting baptized! They are super good kids and their grandma is taking good care of them. Every time we teach them they always say the sweetest most sincere prayers, its super humbling.
We were asked to speak yesterday in sacrament meeting and it was mothers day here. Love you Mom! I talked about the spirit and the joy of sharing the gospel. I feel like it went pretty good. I am super grateful to be a missionary and I love these people. Every day, little things just help me so much as a person, and I really have strengthened my testimony more than I would have ever imagined.
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This week went by crazy fast and I´m way tired today. We had a three day trip to Comodoro for a meeting and so we only had three days to work here in our area. It was amazing how the Lord made the time we had worth a lot and it was insane all we were able to get done. Yesterday we had 3 people come to church so way sick. Two kids we are teaching that are getting baptized the 21st, A and F. 13 and 9. Their mom died recently and they live with their grandma. Basically their whole family are members so they have lots of support. Also L who is a member just getting active after 10 years, he´s 20, came with his kid and baby and his wife. She is not baptized so thats what we are going for coming up.
On Saturday we talked to R, the same girl that we found who like a year ago had read the whole book of mormon. She told us she prayed and had a super spiritual experience. She felt the spirit and felt ¨like peace and that everything was going to be ok.¨ Super cool like so legit. Literally when Heavenly Father answers someone who you are teaching as a missionary its like better than baptism. Because when you think about it baptism is just a direct result of that experience. We all teared up when she was telling us this it was so sick.
It´s getting pretty hot so definitely about to get wrecked by the climate. I already have experienced an exponential increase in freckle count from day one until now and the forecast looks to be making some fresh skin cancer. I´m super stoked to be serving a mission and hope to be able to serve as best I can.
This week was a super good experience. We talked with a lot of people and taught few lessons. Trelew is a little different than what I´m used to.
We were able to put several baptism dates on the calendar and we found a girl who met the missionaries like a year ago. They left a book of mormon and then she never saw them again, but she was so interested she read the WHOLE THING! Super sick! We both just stood there like uhhhhh wow ok haha. So we will be teaching her this week! We couldn´t get her to conference but we did get Alan and his little brother Facundo. They are 14 and 9. They just lost their mom and they have a lot of need for the Savior´s healing power in their family.
I really loved Elder Nelson´s talk about the book of mormon. If you couldn´t see it, go back and watch it, and if you haven´t been reading start now! The Book of Mormon has changed my life and I have seen it change so many others. The promised blessings await us if we heed to the counsel of our modern-day Prophets.
¨For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come.
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.¨ Romans 8:38-39
Moms note : Here are a few details I pulled out of him this week. He still has to go someplace and pay to use a computer but he says the internet is really fast. He said he can't carry his camera on him very often so I am guessing this area is a little bit rougher. They live in a apartment above a member family. He and Elder Ekblad are the Zone leaders so I am guessing they will get to travel some as the area is pretty big. He is in a ward for the first time instead of just a branch. It is so far North that it is warm. Big difference from Rio Grande where it is still snowing some days. The high today was 69 and the low tonight will be 45. Spring has arrived just as we go into Fall. He has a white shirt on that we bought at the Travel store in Bountiful. It is supposed to be mosquito repellent and it has reflector on the collar. Thats why it looks funny in the picture. No explanation on the pictures.
Jake Is currently serving in the Argentina, Comodoro Rivadavia Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. He reported to the MTC August 3, 2016. This blog is for family and friends.