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, March 28, 2011

Another Beautiful Week

well another beautiful week has gone by. ha, every time i sit down to write you guys it seems like i was just here. the time is really flying.

So we had a good week. Nothing super exciting happened, but i felt that we are really making a difference. We have been having alot of success in finding people, which is always the first step, now we just have to teach and baptize. Elder Tadeo is a good missionary with alot of experience, Its been fun working with him and learning new things. We have three or four people that we hope to baptize in the month of abril, and a bunch more that are at least accepting our visits, so things look posotive for the future of La Grandeza.

This week we had alot of opportunities to serve, which is a real blessing because it seems like the people here dont feel comfortable accepting service. they always give the excuse that they dont want us to get our close dirty, haha, one time we saw a lady get off a bus with a 100 pound bag of corn. we offered to help her carry it and she said know we can get it (referring to herself and her 8 year old daughter) after she made 3 unsuccessful attempts to carry it, elder heywood and i just picked it up and started walking. But we have been praying for chances to serve, and i have really seen how more and more people are willing to accept our help. We got to harvest potatoes, move a pile of rocks, move a pile of dirt and rocks, cut down corn stocks, chop wood, and a bunch of other little tasks. So it was a good week for service.

this week i learned alot about faith and obedience. the more i learn about it the more i realize that all the rules and commandments God gives us are just to help us live happier. I think that when we come to be Gods will be the day that we understand and live all of Gods rules perfectly. Im also realizing more and more about how Faith with action really is power. in one of the conference talks, one of the Apostles says that he is sure that Christ used faith to make the most distant galaxies and the smallest building block of matter. I think if we can master Faith and obedience we will see alot more power and success in our lives.

My spanish is coming along well. The other day i had my first dream in spanish. ha I only remember being in school and the kid sitting in front of me kept talking to me in spanish. when i woke up i thought to myself, "he doesnt speak spanish". Another funny thing that keeps happening is that alot of times in the middle of a sentence i switch from spanish to english unintentionally, and without noticing. I think my brain is having a hard time knowing which is the dominant language. haha crazy.

So I saw the cleats jalen made. I with this computer had inventor so i could see them from all angles, but i guess ill have to wait till i get home to see all the amazing things he has done. I also went back and looked at the pictures of johnnies gymnastics meet. We really have a pretty amazing family. Tell everyone to keep up the good work, or I will send a swarming bee hive of PWN to you.

The news about what happened to Grammy and Grampy is pretty devastating. Its kind of crazy because we always feel like that kind of stuff happens to other people, and never really expect it to happen to our own family. But what a miracle and a blessing that everything is going to be alright. Let them know that i will be sending them my prayers. It will probably be a long difficult recovery, but God sends us challenges to make us stronger and to help us trust Him more.

Well i think thats all for now. Im loving life, and learning a ton here. I cant say that i never miss you guys, but the time is going by fast, and it goes by even faster when i work harder. Next week is General conference, and im super excited about that, and about a month after that ill be making my Mothers day call. So there is alot of really exciting things coming up. I love you all, talk to you next week .

Elder Jacobson

1 comment:

  1. I love catching up with Justin's missionary activities even if I don't always comment. He is doing so well and I am sure that everyone who comes in contact with him is blessed by his beautiful and loving nature. I know he is a wonderful missionary, and he and your family will be blessed through his dedication and faithfulness. xxoo