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, December 27, 2010

Jappy New Year

Well, Christmas has come and gone. its hard for me to believe that i left in the summer, and already we are looking at a new year. the time is really flying. it was great to talk to you on saturday, it was really the icing on the cake of a great day. it was sad hanging up because it went so fast, but now we have mothers day to look forward to.

so this week was a really good week for us. i think we beat our record in lessons taught and in the amount of new investigators we found. we found 15 new investigators that let us teach and invited us to come back. out of that number we probably wont baptize them all, only 13 or so, but we truly are being blessed by the Lord, and led to the people who are willing to listen. I cant think of alot of specific events this week, we've been working hard so the days kind of run together but all in all it was a very good week.

my companion told me that one of the traditions here for christmas is to make tons of tomales, and give them to everyone who comes to your house. ha so we have about 12 in our refrigerator right now. last night we contacted a house and the lady there obviously didnt want to talk to us, so we said good night, and were about to leave, but she told us to wait and gave us some tomales. its like trick or treating for food.

yesterday was really good. two different people from the ward leadership told us they really want to work to improve the ward here. so we are going to meet with the bishopric wednesday to talk about how we can improve the missionary effort here. i really think that we are going to make some big changes for the better in these next few weeks. im really excited. also we taught 3 great lessons. the second one was to a lawyer, we left him a book of mormon about 3 weeks ago and hadnt seen him since. but when we found him yesterday he told us he had been reading and made it through 2nd nephi. we explained some of his questions about it, and he promised to keep reading. after that we taught the godinez family. we had a lesson planned, but right at the beginning he asked us two questions that could be explained with the plan of salvation. so we taught him about that, and i could tell his questions were answered. at the end we told him he could pray to know it was true, then we challenged him to be baptized, and he said if he knew it was true he would. so that was a way good lesson. and to finish off the day the mom fed us a way good tomale, and served us this juice drink with chunks of apple pineapple, grapes, and peanuts in it.

So im loving life here. its not always easy but i always know im doing the right thing. i love you all, thanks for a great christmas and for the great blessings you have always been in my life. have a happy new year. ill talk to you next week.

Elder Jacobson.

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