Had a good week this week for my birthday. Thanks so much for all the cards and letters.
We had a lesson with this girl who has been an investigator for like 3 years and she and her sister made me a cake on Thursday. Then we spent like 3 hours with our buddies Gimena and Julio on Friday cuz they wanted to make me a cake too, then we went to Corallan´s house to help get stuff ready for the activity, he is the branch mission leader, and his wife made me a cake too, and then sister Rodriguez who is a returned missionary that always makes us food, she made me another cake and we ate that one at the activity haha. So I ate a lot of cake, which is good because I think the only thing I like better here than in America, really out of every little thing you could possibly think of the only thing that is better is the cake. They stack a bunch of different ones and they put like fruit and dulce de leche and all this stuff in them. So that was good.
As far as the work goes this week was slow again. We are working our butts off and it feels like not a lot is happening. We have some good people though, and we are fasting again today, just waiting on miracles.
I am so grateful for this opportunity in so many ways. Not only have I come to know my Savior so much better, but I have learned so much about who God really is, and what we really are doing here. I have learned how blessed I truly am, and how easily we take for granted all that we have been given. Literally everything we have is from our Heavenly Father. Every second we are here on earth is because He is allowing it and we need to live so gratefully. That means not only expressing our gratitude to Him constantly with our words, but also with our actions. To live according to the knowledge that we are sons and daughters of God, that our Savior suffered and died for us, and that we have a living prophet on the earth today. To live in this way means more than just happiness in this life, it means living with our families forever.
Thank you for all the support.
Note: There was a 6.2 earthquake in the northern part of Argentina. He heard about it but felt nothing. It is not hot at all but the wind is still super crazy everyday.
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.