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 14, 2011

It's Me Again

man im running out of good titles for my e-mails. ha ill have to work on that. But, another week has gone by just like that, and march is like half way over, its crazy how fast the time goes.

its good to hear that everything is going well with work and life, sounds like the jacobson family is as busy as ever. its crazy that youve got your own office now, it sounds like everything is going good with that. and johhny and lonica are both busy with their competitions, I expect to hear about some victories, and giant trophies in the not too distant future.

So things are great here in la grandeza, the work is moving along, and Heavenly Father is continuing to bless us with people to teach. In our zone of san pedro, we have a list of all the past months and the number of baptisms in our zone in that month. our leaders told us that the numbers in the past were always between 0 and 3. last month we broke the record with six, and this month we are scheduled to get almost 15. the only problem is that my companion and i dont have any baptismal dates to contribute to our zone this month. We are both praying and working hard to find someone that is ready. Im sure that with enough faith, we will be able to find someone, and help them make this sacred step in their life.

In other news changes are this week, i have a feeling that im going to stay here in La Grandeza for at least 1 more change, but Elder Heywood is pretty sure that he is going to another area. They say that its rare for a companionship to be together for more than 3 changes, and he has been in the mountains for a long time, so he thinks its his turn to head out. we will see what happens, we are supposed to find out later tonight.

This morning i, and the other 3 elders in our house had a little party, because we think that everyone is going to be heading to different places. We called it pot luck p-day. everyone made a different breakfast food, and we all got to eat everyone else's food. it was pretty fun. I made oat meal and hot chocolate, the hot chocolate was kind of gross, but the oatmeal was pretty good. we also had eggs beans and tortillas, and other assorted things. it wasnt until after everyone had eaten and was super stuffed that we realized that no one in the house had toilet paper. big mistake. but o well i guess you live and learn.

The man that i told you about last week that broke his leg is doing very well. we had more chances to visit him, and it looks like he will start coming back to church when his leg is better. its good news because we think that all his sons will follow suit, and we will have more worthy priesthood holders in church. Another cool experience happened saturday. we had some appts fall, so we went to knock some doors. as we were walking the rain picked up really strong. at the first door that man there told us that he was catholic and didnt want anything. then a big gust of wind blew alot of water into his house, so he said come in and get out of the rain. he let us sit down and we talked a little bit, then we asked if we could share a message with him, and he said yes. we were able to teach him and his family all about the restoration, and Joseph Smith. they understood really well and we were able to make another appt with him.

On tuesday and wednesday i had some classes with the President. I decided to fast both days to help me feel the spirit and learn more. I learned a ton, and really felt the spirit tell me what i could change. It was a great chance to learn from such a powerful man, and now i have a new focus of how i am going to work to have more success. I really enjoyed it alot.

Well if there has been any worry about me not eating well, it can stop now. i have had 3 different people on 3 different occasions tell me that it looks like im getting fat. ha i think it might be true, because we get fed almost everywhere we go, and i dont have a whole lot of time to exercise, except 30 min in the morning, and walking. ha ill have to see what i can do. i cant come home fat. i just need to figure out how to stop eating the sweet homemade bread that everyone gives me. Now that will require some faith.

Well thats the main points from this week. it was another good week, and i am learning new things every day. keep us in your prayers, and you will always be in mine. keep working hard, and remember that our trials are to make us stronger, and help us change to be more like Heavenly Father. Have fun this week. ill talk to you next monday. I love you all

Elder Jacobson.

P.S. let me know what is happening with the weather back home, and give me some details on the situation in japan. and be looking in the mail for something from me, i sent you guys something small.

1 comment:

  1. Another wonderful week. It soujds like Justin is doing ever so well. I really enjoy reading about his mission and how things are going. Thankyou for sharing with us Lynell. As always, he remains in our prayers and love. xx