I celebrated my birthday just how I wanted to, preaching the Gospel and eating lots of food.
We taught Leo and Carla a bunch this week and she made me an ice cream cake on Friday. Then right after we went to Antipans and had chorizo and chicken and salad and potatoes and then a massive way good other cake. Good times had by all. Thanks to everyone that put cards and stuff in the package my mom sent it was the best ever getting that!
Ok best story ever. Tuesday morning we were walking outside this apartment complex in our area and we passed this lady on the sidewalk. I tried to give her one of the cards we use to contact people the one from easter that just has Jesus on it. She rejected it and began to explain her beliefs and how she already has God in her heart and a bunch of stuff. (typical contact by the way) and so we are just listening to her go off for a sec and then things took a turn haha. She starts explaining that she has been going to her church for many years and that she often comes to this apartment complex to cast the demons out of the youth. She claims we all have the authority and that it is necessary because of the drugs and other activities that have taken over the youth of this apartment complex hahahaha. She´s all, ¨because, we all have the authority right?¨ but she wasn´t asking a question she was just wanting an agreement. I said ¨no¨ haha and she was like ¨no?¨ haha then Elder Ekblad explained the Priesthood authority and she got all mad and literally yelled at us saying ¨sal de este cuerpo!¨ ¨sal de este cuerpo!¨ which means like she was commanding a demon to leave our bodies hahahah and
she´s all like making these crazy motions with her hands, I was so startled. After that she let me give her the card so its all good haha.
¨God´s opportunity is man´s extremity¨ -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
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.