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, January 10, 2011

halfway through change 2

Ya se fue otra semana. siempre no creo cuando ya es p-day otra vez, porque las semanas estan pasando tan rapido. la vida es buena aqui. ya pasé mi primera semana de cocinar mi propia comida. me gusta mucha el poder a escoger lo que voy a comer. yo como cereal todos los dias por desayuno. yo olvidé tan rico es tener cereal con leche, y aveces yo pongo bananos in mi cereal. por almuerso he comido los tomalies que recibimos por la navidad casi toda esta semana. y la cena siempre es juevos papas, frijoles con jalapeños, en a tortilla, que rico.

well there is my spanish update, the whole thing is about how ive been making my own food for the past week. its been good for me to see how to buy and cook for myself, its really made me grateful for all that i had back home. other than that it has been nice living on our own. there more stuff to do like clean dishes and sweep, and the stuff the family did before, but i like it, and i think im getting more prepared for life.

although we had another kind of tough week, the work here is going along nicely. some of our families aren't progressing like we had hoped, but we are finding new people, and making sure to stay busy. im learning alot about patients and faith, and what it really means to trust the Lords time. I keep thinking that we will be able to baptize certain families or people, but im coming more to realize that it just isnt time for them yet. i read an article in the december liahona that talks about how when we really understand the atonement, we have the ability and hope to know that God will always provide a solution for our problems, and that there is never room in our life for fear or worry. that helped me alot. but that being said, elder heywood and i are still hoping and planning for a baptism this month, you can all expect pictures very soon.

One of the highlights of the week was that yesterday we were able to have a good priesthood executive meeting. we met with the bishopric, and the elders quorum pres, and talked about how we could help the ward, and how they could help us. they were all willing to help, it was a successful meeting, and we have another planned for next week. at the end i made a joke about how the most important thing to discuss in these meetings was who would bring the refreshments for the next meeting. we all laughed, but then the bishop went to his truck and brought out a cake, jaja. i really feel good about what we did there, I think i said it before, but we are really planning on making some big changes here.

we werent able to work with our normal investigators this week, for various reasons, but we have been finding more. we met with a mother who had a really sick child, and the doctors dont know whats wrong. I was able to give him a priesthood blessing. i dont really remember what i said, but i was grateful for the opportunity to exercise the priesthood. after that we talked to the mom about faith and how according to her faith her son could be healed. then we asked her to pray, she reluctantly did, and as she prayed she started to say how she wanted to change her life and be better for her children. it was really powerful. they have been in the hospital with the son so we havnt been able to meet with them since, but im really hopeful for her family. we also talked only briefly to the dad of the godinez family, but it was a good meeting and he said he would try to come to a church activity.

so thats about all the really memorable events, other than the fly massacre we had in our house this morning, (we must have killed over 100,000.) and some really good moments i had in my study. its really been awesome to have so much time to study the scriptures.

Well thats about it for this week. I hope all is well there, and that everyone is enjoying this new year. i also hope that everyone took the chance to make a missionary plan, and think of someone you can invite to the church. I hope everyone is happy, the scriptures say we are here that we might have joy, so i think it would be a shame if we let any days go by without fulfilling our purpose. so be happy this week, and i will talk to you in another short seven days. I love you all, and am more grateful every day for the life that you have given me. talk to you soon.

Elder Jacobson

Another week is gone. not always think when it's p-day again, because the weeks are going so fast. life is good here. I spent my first week of cooking my own food. I like a lot of power to choose what I eat. I eat cereal every day for breakfast. I forgot so rich is to have cereal with milk, and sometimes I put bananas in my cereal. I've eaten by almuerS Tomalia Christmas we received almost all week. and dinner is always Thursday potatoes, beans and peppers in a tortilla, that rich.

1 comment:

  1. Lynell why does he get to call in 7 days? Does he get to call on his birthday? I wish we could be there.
    We had so much fun at your house. I miss you all since we are home.
    Hugs, Mom