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, October 27, 2010

Hello Familia

muy bien semana esta semana. estoy aprendiendo muchas cosas. siento
que mi espanol esta improviendo cada dia. a cerca de trec dias pasado,
2 elderes benga a mi para preguntar una pregunta, uno fue north
american y el otra, latino. ellos preguntaron a mi donde les
necesitan ir. en mal español yo explicè a el latino y explicè en
ingles a el otro, haha soy un bi-lingual. pues no hay mucho tiempo
por mas español, tengo que usar 10 minutos cada oracion entonses
escribire en ingles.

well any way things are great here. im counting the days
till i head to the field, im pretty nervous but very excited. this
past week i studied about recognizing the spirit, and charity. its
crazy reading about charity. Corinthians 13 talks a lot about how
everything will pass away, except charity which never faileth. ive
been trying a lot harder to see everyone as children of God, and give
them the love they deserve. one day as i was falling asleep i was
feeling kind of bad because i felt like i had accomplished very little
that day. as i prayed i realized i felt that way because i had not
shown one person sincere love that day. im grateful that the gospel
allows us to change and become something better tomorrow than we are

the A.P. life isn't too much different from
normal. besides the small army of servants at my command, and this
guy who keeps following me around and fanning me with a big leaf, really
not a lot has changed. ha but it has been fun to get to know more people
as they come to my companion and i for help and to ask questions. the
other day a latino elder came to me and was talking to me, but i
couldn't understand a word he said. out of 3 or 4 sentences i only
picked out the words- donde - and- compro -, which mean - where - and
- i buy -. ha i think i had the gift of tongues because i realized
that he didnt have something and he was trying to figure out how to
get it. i said que necesita? and he said champoo, and soap(which i
cant remember the word for). so we went and got him some. ha ha i
guess its not that cool, but i thought it was pretty great.

this week i think i will study chapter 2 effective study, in preach my
gospel, so all the future missionaries at home should take a look at
that one, if you want.

well i have three minutes so i will finish by telling you all
i love you . sometimes things are way busy here, but every time i slow
down for a second i feel your love for me. the other day an elder
started singing a bar j wrangler song and it was the first time i felt
home sick since i got here. ha well hang in there for another week
and i will do the same. im so grateful to be here, and i hope its
blessing your lives as much as mine. hasta proximo semana adios de
elder jacobson

Google Translation

This week has been a very good week. I'm learning a lot. I feel my
Spanish is improving every day. about 3 days ago
2 Elders began to ask me a question, one was north
American and other Latino. they asked me where I
needed to go. in broken Spanish I explained to the Latino and
English to the other, haha I'm a bi-lingual. there is not much time
for more Spanish, I have 10-minutes left to write in English.


  1. Sounds like Jusin it doing great! Oops I mean Elder Jacobson!! You must be so proud of him and quite rightly so! As ever he remains in the Rayner's prayers.

  2. Thanks so much dear for letting me know about this blog. My new computer is not behaving and often it will not let me click on a blog and get it.....but today it let me find this one. I am so happy that I did. Thank you for going to the effort to post his letters.
    I love you and I love Justin. Have a good day. Mom