Well it was a cold cold cold 7 days down here in the bottom of the world. On Tuesday we received a letter from President that we should be expecting a ¨cold wave¨ and there was several things we had to do to prepare. Good thing we got some extra water because Friday we had no power or water! They cut the power in the whole province due to the lack of payments and all our water pipes froze. Now you`re all thinking ¨well you just had to leave the faucet dripping overnight¨ but the water system doesn`t work like that here and we would have just drained the tank asi que callense por favor.
The best day of the week was Thursday when we woke up to snow! We left way early and didn`t get back until the last minute it was the best. I missed the snow so much! We passed by to help some of the members and had massive snowball fights. I took one snowball directly in the left eye and was running blind for a bit but its all clear now. It was a super cool opportunity on Thursday to serve others, and to be able to explain to them that through the Atonement of our Savior they can be made clean like the white snow.
We also met with Julio a lot this week and talked the whole time about sharing the gospel. He is dying to tell everyone about his testimony and so we go over lots of ways to explain things and how he can share with his friends and family. The power of sharing the Gospel is impressive in just improving the life of the sharer. I can tell you with 100% certainty that if you ever feel kind of down, testifying of the Savior and His Gospel will make you happier than any other thing you could possibly do.
We are starting a big iniciative with the Book of Mormon down here and I know we will see miracles. I cherish the daily time I have been given to study it, and it has made such a difference in my mission and me as a person. I invite you all to read it!
¨Therefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive, for of such is the Kingdom of God. Behold, for such I have laid down my life, and have taken it up again; therefore repent, and come unto me ye ends of the earth, and be saved.¨ 3 Nephi 9:22
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.