Buen dia from my home away from home
I really feel like I am never leaving this little town, which might not be too bad because I am really comfortable here and I can walk around with my eyes closed and find where I am going. It will be really strange in a month when transfers come.
This week we had lots of meetings so that means lots of travel. My favorite. The worst bus ride this week was actually the best because we got to watch two movies on the way to Comodoro and I was sitting behind some like traveling Jews from Israel. They are like famous or something on instaG so they took a picture with me and were freaking out because they were gonna be the only ones of their Jew buddies that had a picture with a redheaded mormon in Argentina. Haha or something like that I could understand because they spoke like 10 words of Castellano and about 25 of English.
Wednesday we had the broadcast in Caleta at 2 in the afternoon. They talked about some cool stuff and our new hours are so sick. We have two different schedules now for the summer and the winter, and we can choose basically everything we do. We don´t have to be home until 10 and we sleep at 11, and we wake up at 7:30. Also we can study during the siesta when everyone is asleep and nobody will open the door. Thats like from 2-5 in the afternoon. So anyway that was pretty cool. Also we are counting numbers different now and I think it´s going to be so much better.
Friday we had a multi-zone conference in Comodoro with President. Got a little boring at times but it was fun because I got to see Elder Rennaker and Ward and a bunch of the other guys I am friends with from the MTC.
Saturday we had a cake night at the church that we organized, and actually more people came than I thought would come. Elder Popa and I made an oreo cheesecake which was so dang good I almost cried.
Monday we had a crazy cool lesson with this family we are teaching and totally witnessed a miracle. The last Saturday we went over the law of chastity and how they need to get married and stuff. We tried like we always do to talk about a baptism date so they will actually start working on that and can prepare. The husband, one of my good friends, is totally ready. He totally has a testimony and wants to be baptized. The problem is his wife is like a super feminist so she always says that she needs to choose when to get married and when to get baptized. She doesn´t understand that we just try to put a goal so they will actually do stuff. She says she is going to for sure, but we know that if we just leave it like that it will never happen. And they have already been living together for like 13 years and have an 11 year old daughter so its not like marriage is that big of a decision any more. So thats basically what went down Saturday, then we fasted
Sunday and Monday and had a lesson with them Monday night. When we got there it was totally different, they started asking how they can start getting ready because this guy is totally ready to be baptized. It was so cool to see that change of heart and how the Lord blesses us for our faith.
That´s basically it. Julio and Gimene got back from Salta so now I have somewhere to go when I walk all day and nobody wants to listen haha. I am just doing my best and trying to enjoy my last month here.
So grateful for everyone and everything in my life. I wouldn´t trade the mission for anything, besides seeing the Gospel change peoples lives every day and being able to testify of my Savior, I have learned a ton of stuff. I hope and pray to be the Lord´s hand in working miracles for the rest of my time here in Argentina. I know without a doubt our Savior lives and loves us, and that His gospel has been restored.
¨Yea, even he commanded them that they should preach nothing save it were repentance and faith on the Lord, who had redeemed his people.¨ Mosiah 18:20
¨And thus they were instruments in the hands of God in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the knowledge of their Redeemer.¨ Mosiah 27:36
Some way good ice cream the flavor here is Calafate its like fruit, Watermelon and salt.
La Joda con Rennaker y Ruano, Random pic of district meetings
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.