This week was a really good time. Two pdays recopados in a row and Zone Conference. Well zone conference isn´t fun but I always get stuff from the office so I like zone conference.
Last Monday we went to Caleta for super pday. We ate pizza and watched Finding Dory, haha pretty funny! The pizza here isn´t too good but hey, I miss just chilling and watching movies.
Tuesday was some chill work, with my companion having some knee problems, we do what we can!
Wednesday Gimene´s mom taught me how to make empanadas. If you don´t know what that is look it up, really famous Argentine food. So I have got some skills under my belt in respect to the kitchen.
Thursday was another chill day and we had a dinner with this super funny member. The family is huge and the brother is the funniest guy we are such good friends. He reads so much and is so smart and knows so much stuff its insane. Every time we go to his house I just talk with him for like 2 hours and I only say like 20 words because he talks so much. We talk about politics and church history and profound doctrine its great. We had to go to Caleta that night so we slept there. We froze our butts off haha we hardly slept maybe like two hours. I don´t know why it was so cold but the heating is off and its summer so I´m not sure. But we did not have our sleeping bags or anything so we started out the night in socks, and by morning we were in suits hahahaha. If I could send the video I would, super funny Hernandez and I trying to prender el calefactor in the middle of the night hahahaha we were laughing so hard.
Then the sick part of the week! Today we went to Puerto San Julian with the familia Hileni, the investigators we have! They are so cool! When I got in the car in the morning, they told me to open like the dashboard thing and there was a present for me in there! It was the sickest knife, its massive and has like a massive finger of a bird on it, they are like ostriches but smaller and they just roam wild. So that was cool. Then we went to Puerto San Julian and saw a massive boat and tons of cool stuff! Guanacos and Armadillos and lots of way old stuff from the Spanish Exploration.
Talking with them on the drive back (like 3 hours) they told us about how since they have been praying individually and as a family they have seen miracles in their lives! They want to get baptized! I hope if I stay here another transfer that we can make that happen! I feel so blessed and fortunate to have been called to the Patagonia! These people are so genuine and they would do anything for us! I had the amazing privilege to be the Lord´s instrument and bring them to the knowledge of the truth!
My faith has never been stronger, my testimony of this Gospel is something I am willing to give my life for! My Father in Heaven has given me so much and this is the least that I can do! I no longer think of this as a sacrifice but as a privilege.
¨O, my beloved brethren, give ear to my words, Remember the greatness of the Holy One of Israel. Do not say that I have spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker. I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness; but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.¨ 2 Nephi 9:40
¨And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.¨ Luke 9:23
A little bit of history: The origin:The name of San Julián was given by Ferdinand Magellan when he reached this bay on March 31st, 1520. On the following day, Palm Sunday, there was the first mass on Argentinian territory, said fact is remembered by a monument located in one of the extremes of the avenue that runs along the coastline (Avenida Costanera).
This is where he visited with the investigators on P-day. Pictures are near the bottom.
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.