Felicidades a todos los pibes
Ésta semana fue un éxito enserio
Last p-day was an excellent produce and then we had vacations. We left on Tuesday for district meetings in Las Heras, which is about an hour away towards the Cordillera and Chile. To give you an idea of what it is like, it is the number one city in Argentina for youth suicides. Nevertheless my good buddy Elder Christensen from Logan is out there and so we have a good time. We had divisions with the zone leaders out there and Elder Clark and I made some decent contacts.
Wednesday we took an early bus to Perito Moreno, another little city that the Elders from Las Heras are working in. It is closer to the mountains and there is actually grass! Wow it was a long 6 months without laying in some nice green grass so I took every opportunity. I had been there once a couple months ago but this time we got the whole day to work. Had some cool lessons over there and got back really late. Also watched Furious 7 on the bus so what more do you want.
Then the rest of the week was filled with really really spiritual moments. I am so grateful of the countless opportunities I have every day to testify of the beautiful simplicities we have in the gospel. We had two pretty sweet lessons with our investigator family, and we taught 22 lessons this week. Starting in January there was a new plan made for the mission in which the focus was to teach at least 21 lessons a week. That really is a lot and takes a lot of walking and diligence to accomplish. Last week we were the first district in the mission to get an average of 21 so we were pretty stoked.
We gave two really inspired blessings this week that really made an impression on me. On Saturday we were contacting and we passed by these sort of apartments that had a little gate on the sidewalk. Basically just like 4 little houses and the doors share the same alley. Popa just walked right in there and we started knocking the doors. First one there wasn´t anybody but the second one was totally guided by the spirit. We talked with a guy about 35ish that has some serious arthritis. I have seen some depressed people before but this guy is in bad shape. His ankles were so swollen he said most days he can´t even get out of bed. We talked with him a little and he told us how he can´t work and he can´t leave to visit his 3 year-old little girl that misses him. I felt impressed to teach him about the restoration with the objective of explaining the priesthood of God and the power to heal. We got there and asked if he would like a blessing. We ended up doing it and it was so neat.
Then just yesterday we were visiting an older guy who is the father of one of our other investigators. He is a really rough dude and he smokes like a chimney. His wife was a member and she died from an illness about 2 years ago. He is really hurting still and the whole time he talks about how none of his kids visit him and how nobody understands what he is going through. We testified that there is someone, and that that person already felt the pain that he is feeling right now. We taught him that if he just has faith and long-suffering, that he will be with his wife again. We ended up giving him a blessing of comfort and it was a miracle to see the power of the Holy Ghost bring this really hard-hearted guy to tears.
Two weeks until transfers and I am having a blast. Super grateful for everything I have been given and it is such a privilege for me to represent my Savior.
I would also like to say that the Lord is coming very soon. I hope you are prepared and are keeping your covenants so you aren´t left without time when He comes again, for it really will be like it says in the bible ¨as a thief in the night.¨
¨Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.¨ Luke 21:36
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.