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 17, 2011

Happy Monday to the Family

well another week has gone by. Its nuts but we are in our second to last week of change 2 here. thinking about my first day here is like a dream, and the mtc is like another life. time is weird like that, it doesnt seem to go so fast until its gone. but it was a really good week this week, we got alot done, and i feel that the area is progressing nicely.

this week was a week of divisions. tuesday my companion left for a meeting, so i worked in my area with another companion, and wednesday in his area. it was a fun to work with someone different and see how he teaches and works. friday we did divisions again because my companion had to be in another area to do a baptismal interview. and saturday we spent most of the afternoon in the baptism, the dad of the family he interviewed asked elder heywood to baptize him, so that was a really good day. I really learned alot from both divisions. But it was good to be back with my own area and companion, on sunday.

sunday we left early as always to invite people to church, but no one we invited could come. I was kind of disappointed, but ive been trying to not let things like that get me down. we were happy to see when another of our investigators that we havnt seen in a while showed up on his own. just goes to show that if we do all we can, God will provide the way. We also did divisions on sunday. I went out with one of the members. he was an 18 year old recent convert who was baptized about 1 year ago, and is already the ward secretary, and getting ready to go on his mission, he is as they say here bien pilas. It was good, we got to teach one lesson, and i basically had to teach the whole thing. it was tough and i dont know how good i did, but it was a good experience for me. we got out of the lesson at about 5:45, and had another appt. at 6. the problem was that the next appt. was about 2 miles away, straight uphill the whole way. ha so we ran up this mountain in about 20 min, and arrived out of breath, and sweating. the good news was that we only arrived about 10 minutes late, and he was really excited to invite us in to teach, the bad news was that he was really drunk and could barely stand up. haha so that was a disappointment, but the rest of the day went really good.

so it was tough to reach all our goals this week because my comp was gone almost the whole week, and i was gone a bunch of days, but we did well and found 10 new people to teach. all in all it was a very good week. I learned alot, especially about faith, and how when we understand the atonement there is no problem in our life that is too big to overcome.

well im low on time for today, im going to try to organize my pictures so i have more room on my camera, so i cant write alot this week, but thanks for you letters, and for your prayers, and for your support. i love you all so much, but i try not to think about you guys too often, haha gotta stay focused. talk to you next week. Elder Jacobson.

1 comment:

  1. You are doing so well Justin. I enjoy each of your letters that your mum so kindly shares with us and I can see your growth as a missionary in each one. I am amazed at how much you look like your grandfather Staffanson. I know the whole family is so very proud of you and I want to let you know that over here in the UK, the Rayners are very proud of you and praying for you as well. xxoo