This week was super chill although you might not expect that at this time of year. The most exciting thing definitely was talking with the family on Monday. I honestly felt like I just saw them all! The time has gone so fast for me these 5 months! I hope that continues for this year haha!
This week we had some really cool moments while not doing a whole lot of the regular stuff. My companion is not doing so well and is having really bad knee problems, so we are having to take taxis and stick to appointments only. He may be headed home in 2 weeks I think we will be finding out soon. He loves the mission and does not want to leave.
Tuesday we had a cool little lesson with Clara, who is a really old lady that has been sort of an off-and-on investigator for a while. While we were talking with her Tuesday she said she wanted to be baptized, but she feels like she needs to learn more and doesn´t feel worthy. It´s really sad actually because we have probably taught her all the lessons like 5 times each and she can´t remember anything. She has been taking valium for sleeping for like 20 years and it totally wrecked her memory. I hope we can help her feel ready and that she can make that decision for herself soon.
New Years Eve, we hung out with our investigators Noelia, Milton, and Frida. We had a super cool lesson with them and they are progressing a ton! Yesterday was their third time at church so that was sick. We talked about the Law of Chastity and marriage and they want to get married and they said that for sure they want to get baptized! Holy I was so happy. To think that for all the countless doors I knocked in these 4 months here, that one door one afternoon turned out to be someone looking for the truth, and that they really want the Gospel in their lives and the blessings of an eternal family. Here, these people and these moments are very few, but I will knock another ten thousand doors if I have to find another family like them. So neat to be able to share something so near to my heart and such a part of me with people who want the same things I do; a peace and security in this life, and a surety that they will be able to be together forever.
I hope that this year we can all make the small changes necessary to feel the power of the atonement in our lives. That through small things every day we can combat the power of Satan and stay worthy of the countless blessings we have received, and those that are awaiting us. I am so grateful for everything I have and I love this Gospel with all of my heart.
¨...inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye shall know that it is by me ye are led.¨ 1 Nephi 17:13
¨If God had commanded me to do all things I could do them, if he should command me that I should say unto this water, be thou earth; and if I should say it, it would be done.¨ 1 Nephi 17:50
¨Yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee, O house of Israel. Behold, I have engraven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy wall are continually before me.¨ 1 Nephi 21: 15-16
¨Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.¨ 2 Nephi 4:28
feliz año nuevo!
Not very many pictures this week. We did not do anything too exciting.
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.