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

Monday, November 15, 2010

premera semana en el campo

Justin and his Trainer in La Grandeza
Elder Heywood and Elder Jacobson
(looks like the tie trading has begun. I don't remember him packing this green tie! Ü)

yo attatched algo fotos de mi experiencia misional. tengo mucho más, pero el computador toma 5 minutos cada foto, entonses solo les dio 5. mi primer semana en el campo ha sido muy bien. esta muy differente del ccm, y me gusta mucho. mi compañero se llama Elder Heywood. el teine como 14 meses en el campo, y El es bien calidad, puedo ver que el esta listo para trabajar, y yo sé que peudo aprender mucho de el. nuestra area se llama lagrandesa, y tambien esta muy bien. estamos los dos nuevos en esta area, entonses no sabemos casi nada, pero estamos aprendiendo cada dia. mi español no es perfecto, pero puedo entender mucho de la genta aqui. Dijo Elder Heywood que despues uno cambio, voy a entender casi todo. veremos.

well thats all my spanish for this week. ha i hope all that made sense to you, because im not sure if it even makes sense to me. so like i said my new companions name is Elder Heywood. He is awesome. he has a year plus a few months in the field, and im his second son. i can tell he likes to work hard and that i can learn a lot from him, and i think that we are going to get a lot done with our time together. our area is called la grandeza. its up in the mountains like i was hoping for, and it is living up to its reputation of being nice and cold, its been real nice for me. our area just got split from another so in a way we are kind of opening the area, so thats way cool. Its been some work because we dont know anything about the area or the people. luckily there is one elder here that has been in the area about 3 months, so he kind of is showing us the ropes, and introducing us to the people. we met the bishop and his counselors, a bunch of members and 1 investigator named hermana monica. we also found 2 people and taught them lessons, and we have appointments to return and teach again. on sunday the attendance was 59 which is pretty good for our little area, but the member roster has like 300 plus, so alot of work is going to be reactivating. elder heywood says it will be a lot of work, but i have a good feeling that we are going to strengthen this area a lot, i think that we can work miracles here.

the people are awesome. the area we are in is quiet, and very calm. a lot of members say that other areas are sometimes dangerous, but ours is very calm and tranquilo. we live in a house with 2 other elders, and they are way cool as well. we live in the house of a family of a mom, and her 3 kids, 2 are older then us, and the other one is 15 or 16. on top of those 4 there is a bunch of people always coming and going, i dont know yet who is related and how, its just like a big happy family. they cook all the meals for us, and its always really good, especially they have this drink that is like vanilla hot chocolate, that they always serve on the cold mornings, its so good.

well i dont have a lot of time left, but ill just say that things are great here. sometimes im not really sure whats going on, but i think my spanish is getting better everyday. Im learning alot to trust my Heavenly Father and have patience. Im so grateful for this chance to learn grow and serve. i love you all, and im grateful to have had such a great family. i hope all is going well there, and that everyone is happy and content with life. enjoy your week. until next week. Elder Jacobson.


I attatched some pictures of my missionary experience. I have a lot more, but the computer takes 5 minutes per photo, entonses only gave them 5. my first week in the field has been very positive. It is very differente from ccm, and I really like it. my companion is Elder Heywood. He has 14 months in the field, and the quality is good, I can see that he is ready to work, and I know that I'll learn a lot from him. La grandeza our area is called, and is also very good. we are both new to this area, entonses know almost nothing, but we are learning every day. My Spanish is not perfect, but I can understand a lot of people here. Elder Heywood said that after a change, I will understand almost everything. we'll see.

with Elder Bassett

With Elder Evans (companion in the Provo MTC)

With the CCM President and His wife (I think)

With Elder Thornley(Companion at the CCM)

With his Class?

1 comment:

  1. What a nice post. I am so happy to see the pictures. Our Elder Justin is just beaming. How I love that boy....uhh....elder.
    How do I write him now that he is in the field? Please send me his new mission address.
    Thanks dear. I send love, Mom