Elder Justin Jacobson ~ CALLED TO SERVE ~ Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission September/2010 - 2012

First Area: La Grandeza,
Companion: Elder Heywood 11/9/2010 -3/15/2011
Companion: Elder Tadeo 3/15/2011-4/5/2011
Second Area: Central,
Companion: Elder Platero 4/5/2011-4/26/2011
Companion: Elder Lira 4/26/2011-6/7/2011
Third Area: San Pablo (in Malacatan),
Companion: Elder Altamirano 6/7/2011-7/19/2011
Companion: Elder Matute 7/19/2011-10/11/2011

Fourth Area: San Sebastian
Companion: Elder Platero 10/11/2011-02/15/2012
Fifth Area: Pueblo Nuevo
Companion: Elder Jack 02/15/2012-
Companion: Elder Velasquez -08/30/2012
Companion: Elder Ortega 08/30/2012-09/13/2012

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hola Mi Familia

Dear Family,
Today is Wednesday, exactly one week since i last saw all of you, and so much has happened i don't know if I'll be able to get it in one e-mail. like I said in my letter (which I hope you got) my companion is Elder Shane Evans. He is so cool. We get along really well, and I'm learning a lot from him. There is 9 people in my district, there used to be 10 but 1 had to go home because he was too home sick. I sleep on the top floor in my building, and the top bunk in my room, good thing im not afraid of heights. my companion and i share a room with two elders that have been here about 8 weeks . they are way cool too. its amazing how well people are learning spanish, including myself. Last night i Prayed in spanish, and i could express almost every thought with spanish, (well it was more like spanglish, but i was proud). i can only say that it is the gift of tongues.
I have two teachers, Hermano Mcallaster y Hermano Ortiz, they are both awesome as well. everyone here is just happy to be here, every one smiles and laughs and is looking for ways to help. Well today is P day so its the only day im aloud to write e-mails or letters, its been tough not to write you guys, but im trying to be as obedient as i can, so i can keep the spirit with me.
we have done some things where we role play on teaching people who pretend to be investigators, its hard for me because i have never been that good at talking, but it is awesome to see how it would be to be telling someone the wonderful news of the gospel who had never heard it before. Yesterday we practiced knocking on our classroom door, and our teacher answered and our goal was to try to make an appointment or get in to teach him. I mostly let my companion do the talking, and gave him the old Jacobson stone face, the Dawg will know what im talking about. Next tuesday my companion and I are going to go teach someone the first lesson with just the two of us. i think I wont do that good but we have to practice to get better i guess, and i just thought of it but the tuesday after that i think i will be leaving for guatemala. my teacher says that will be the best thing for my spanish, because i wont be able to keep resorting back to english, it will force me to learn, so im excited.
Well sorry my thoughts are so scattered, but i only have 30 minutes to get it all down, and my time is just about up. thank you all so much for your letters and the wonderful packages, all that candy has made the the most popular elder on the floor, and thanks for the rasberries and peppers, but im sad to say they wouldnt let the salsa through, too bad. in closing i would just like to bear my testimony is spanish, Dayne said to always write some spanish in my letters so we can see how it progresses.
so.. yo quero compartir mi testimonio que, yo se que Jose Smith es el profeta de Dios y el profeta veradero de el restuaracion. yo se que el libro de mormon es la pablara de Dios. yo se que Jesucristo es nuestro salvidor y Dios y Jesucristo nos ama. yo se que tenemos el profeta viviente de Dios. Digo estas cosas en el nombre de Jesucristo Amen.
ha its pretty short but i think i spelled all the words right, thanks to all my family and friends who have given so much support. I love you all
See you soon enough
Elder Jacobson

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