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 21, 2011


So last wednesday completed my 3rd change here in La Grandeza. I didnt have changes, so ill be here in lagrandeza another 6 weeks. ha but i feel like i did get changed because everyone around me changed. Elder Heywood got sent to the coast to enjoy the blistering heat of summer, i dont think he was too excited about the heat, but he has been in the mountains almost his whole mission, so i think he was ready to go. also the other 2 elders that live with us had changes, so i was the only one that stayed for another. im happy that i stayed, i like it here.
my new companions name is elder Tadeo, he is from El Salvador, and to be honest, i think im going to kill him. actually i know im going to kill him. ha ha for those of you who arent fluent in mission talk that doesnt mean i dont like him. He's cool, and i know im going to learn alot. I said im going to kill him, because this is his final change in the mission before he heads back to his house. Im happy because he's not using it as an excuse to not work. we worked really hard this week, and we are starting to see results, mostly in the ward with less active members. Elder Heywood and i realized a few weeks ago that inviting people back to church may get them to come once or twice, but if they dont gain their own testimony, they will stop coming eventually. so we have been focusing alot of time on teaching the less active members about the restoration, and alot are starting to show up on their own every week.
It was kind of a week of waiting as far as investigators go. We had alot of appts planned that I was excited about, because they were with families that seemed pretty positive. but at almost every appt they said that they had to be somewhere, or that their husband couldnt get off work, but that we could definitely come back next week. It was kind of tough because i was hoping to have alot of success this week, but sometimes i guess we just have to be patient and wait for the timing of the Lord.
My spanish has really improved alot this week. I can express my thoughts alot more fluently because i dont have the option of changing to english when i cant think of how to say something. So im pretty happy about having a Latino companion.
Well what else can i say. It didnt rain this week, but it got super hot. the sun is so strong here and it will burn you in seconds. (just kidding... but seriously). along with the 3 elders that left from my house, 3 others left from my zone, so we got a bunch of new people. im excited, they all seem like really good missionaries.
Well i guess thats all for this week. this last week went by super fast, and im sure it wont be long until im sitting here writing you again. Thanks for your letters and e mails, and everything your doing there for me. Congratulations to johnny and lonica on successful competitions. REPRESENT. I love you guys, keep me posted on the latest . Talk to you next week.

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