Pastor Ronny Pulgar writes to us from Punta Arenas where he has just been elected as District Superintendent for Magellanes, allowing him to continue his mission work in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego – the ends of the earth.
Regarding Covid-19 in Chile, step by step we begin to return to daily life, despite the fact that infections are high. The capacity has been expanded but the use of the mask is mandatory, and we have already had 4 doses of the vaccine.
This Sunday we start, after two years, our Sunday services in person, but only for Sunday, the other activities of the week continue virtually.
In turn, I would like to share with you the privilege that the Lord has given us in the elections of our new ecclesiastical authorities, in which I have been elected District Superintendent in Magallanes. We accept it with great humility and simplicity; this means spending 4 more years in the Patagonia area, directing the churches, outposts and social assistance institutions and where the Lord’s mandate has been carried out. “and you will be my witnesses, to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8.
Regarding Porvenir, I will resume work there on the island the first week of April. I take the van with supplies to cut the grass, salt as herbicide, materials and tools to fix the infrastructure in case it is required after two years without use. The ferry has deferred schedules to cross to the island. On Mondays there is no departure from Punta Arenas, but if I go from from Primera Angostura, a distant place 170 kilometers and then 150 to get to Porvenir, a total of 320 kilometers, I will have to leave around 05:30 in the morning to take advantage of the day and be there for about 3 or 4 days. In the Pastoral House and Temple there are problems with water and electricity. There is a family there that goes once a month to do the cleaning.
Gratitude to God for his love and providence.