I have thoroughly enjoyed my six months here in Trelew serving the Lord, but tomorrow I´m headed back to the island. It looks like I´ll be serving my last months in Ushuaia. :) I am going to miss everyone here so much and I´ll never forget everything I have learned both the temporal and spiritual. I have a very strong testimony that our transfers are made by revelation from the Holy Ghost and I am excited to see what the Lord has prepared for me to accomplish in Ushuaia.
This last week was a lot of fun as we were able to do some divisions with the elders in the zone, and play soccer with the young men and a bunch of their friends and potential investigators. Leo and Carla received callings on Sunday and they are doing great. I was able to say goodbye to everyone in both of the wards and yesterday we ate lunch with los Antipan.
A sweet miracle on Friday morning, we taught Nadia for the second time, an investigator we found a while back but could not keep in touch with due to vacations. She messaged us and wanted to meet again to learn more, so we invited a sister from the ward about her age to come with us to teach. Turns out the two were friends from childhood but had lost contact after Nadia had moved away to study. We shared the message of the Restoration of the Gospel with Nadia and she was stoked to read the Book of Mormon!
The Lord knows his sons and daughters, and we are instruments in his hands to bring them to a knowledge of the truth as long as we are worthy and willing. I love the Lord and have come to know him very well. I love the people I serve and hope to be able to help as many as possible in my time remaining as a representative of Jesus Christ.
¨The highest manifestation of love on man´s part is seen in his devotion to God; the next, in his attitude toward his fellow men. But love of God is found only among those who love their fellow men.¨
¨If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.¨ (1 John 4:20-21)
Bruce R. McConkie
see ya in Ushuaia
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.