Felt like a week on vacation! We did so much traveling for baptism interviews we hardly had any time to work here in Pico. The week was so fun though and tons of cool stuff happened.
Monday our investigators were on vacation so we had to make other plans.
Tuesday we spent the whole day in Las Heras eating steak provided by President because we are the best district in the mission. My companion cooked the meat and one of the sisters from Paraguay made some other way good stuff.
Wednesday we went and visited a ton of inactive members with Hermano Oyos, he is a stud.
Thursday I packed all morning for transfers. Packing is the worst! I have no idea how but I have more stuff than when I got here! Oh thats right, my Mom, haha love you Mom! Then we had a baptism interview here, and following that we took a bus to Las Heras for the second time. Had a baptism interview that night, and then got the call for transfers. My companion is staying and Elder Sudweeks is coming down from Trelew. He came in with my group, and I
don´t know him well but he seems like a good kid. Tonight I am headed to Rio Gallegos at 9 and I will be in a bus all night. I will be in Gallegos at the very least until June so lets hope its cool. I am excited for a change and excited to go further south out of the heat. My companion is from here, Elder Gonzalez. Never met him but I am just glad he´s not a gringo. Haha los odio.
The change is going to be weird but good! I have loved my time here and have learned so much and grown so much as a missionary and as a person.
Friday we spent the day in Perito Moreno and had a baptism interview with Nahuel. Then slept in the hotel and the baptism was Saturday at like 1 in the afternoon. Drove out to the lake and saw fresh water and the mountains in the distance. First baptism there and Nahuel is such a stud. His wife is a member and they have been waiting a long time for him to make the decision. They have plans to get sealed and it was so cool to see them so happy. They are both Doctors and they have so much love for each other, for others, and for the gospel. Super neat.
Yesterday spent the day saying goodbye to all the members and investigators!
Milton, who has been an investigator since last October, and my really good friend wrote something really cool in my journal. He said that he knows that we were friends before this life and that I promised him I would find him and teach him the gospel. That this isn´t ¨Adios¨ but ¨Hasta pronto¨. He has such a strong testimony and I am so grateful for the time I had to share mine with him and his family. I know they will get baptized soon and he will be a great leader to help strengthen the Lord´s kingdom here in Patagonia.
Our Savior lives! He really did come and he really did pay for all our sins and pain in this life. We are so loved and I have loved these almost 7 months already sharing that love with these amazing people. I hope you all know how much this Gospel means to me. I invite you to ¨Come unto Christ¨ and feel of His love and the healing power of His sacrifice. He knows you better than anyone and wants so much for each one of you to receive these things.
¨And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some.¨ Alma 26:30
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.