Happy Tuesday, I can`t believe it`s May already.
We taught a ton this week! There really is nothing compared to just trying to help people and figure out what they need, and then watching the love of our Savior work miracles in their lives.
Yesterday we met with Julio, a friend of our Branch mission leader who has been living with him for these past few months since his wife kicked him out. He has been coming to church since General Conference. He is a really neat guy and meeting with him is super spiritual. This was the third time teaching him and he is working to be baptized in a couple of weeks. It is amazing how the trials we face humble us and how our Heavenly Father uses them to get us on the right path.
On Thursday I think it was, we were talking to people in the city cemetery like we always do and we met another super prepared guy. We had seen this guy lots of times either leaving or arriving but had never talked with him. We decided to talk with him and turns out his wife died like just a little over a month ago. He goes to the cemetery every day in the afternoon and just sits there and talks to her. After talking to him for a bit and testifying to him that he would see his wife again, that which he was super grateful to hear after 40 years of being married to her, we left him with the little pamphlet of the plan of Salvation. Walking away, I had to take my scarf out of my backpack because I was dying of cold, and I could hear that guy reading the pamphlet out loud to his wife. It was super sad but also super happy that we could share that with him.
Thats the good stuff from the week. Besides that its cold and today its raining. The lights are still broken in the chapel so we had like a 20 minute sacrament meeting and went home due to the lack of heating. We are having a little bit of water trouble in the apartment so I think we are going to have a long week walking to the apartment of the other Elders to shower, which is like 5 miles walking one way. Tomorrow I will have been in the mission for 9 months! Love the work and I am super grateful for everything I have been given.
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.