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, April 11, 2011

Cambios de emejencia

this week will be one that i will probly never forget. there is good news, bad news, suprising news, and good and suprising news. the good news is that i have alot more room in my backpack because i dont have to carry around my sweater. the bad news is that its freakin hot here. ha the suprising news is that on tuesday we got a call from the zone leaders at about 9 30 at night, telling me that i was getting emergency changed, and had to be on the bus to reu at 9 00 the next morning. I was way suprised, and part of me didnt want to leave, but i was excited to go to a new area, to meet new people, and learn new things.
as soon as i arrived in my new area i started sweating, and i have been sweating ever since. i take two cold showers a day, and sleep with the fan on and no covers. but the members here say that this is the hottest month of the year, and that it will cool down in may. my new compaƱon is tight. he is super relaxed, and he likes to work hard. our personalities go along well. The members are awesome too. my companion told me that we never pay for food here, but that the members feed us lunch and dinner for free. at first i felt bad taking their food like that, but then i saw how happy it made them to feed us, and i dont feel quite as bad, im just super greatful. on top of feeding us they are way helpful with the missionary work. in La Grandeza almost all the people we found by knocking doors. but my companion (his name is Elder Platero by the way) says that here, almost everyone we teach is the friend or family of a member, it makes the work alot easier and more effective.
Which brings me to the next subject, the news that is good and suprising mentioned in paragraph 1. when i got here on wednesday, my comp told me that we had a baptism planned for this saturday, (two days ago). He told me that we were going to baptize a little girl, whose mom died when she was younger. but what was more suprising was that he told me that the little girl was introduced to the church by her friend, and that her friend had basically done everything, even set a baptismal date. ha it was incredible, all we had to do was show up, teach, and then baptize her. It was a great experience to teach her about how her Heavenly Father loves her and wants her to be happy. she learned about the gospel and the restoration super fast, and on saturday Diana yuseli vasquez aragon was baptized. she recieved the Holy Ghost the next day. it was awesome.
so thats about all the exciting news for this week. Im loving life here and the future looks promising in the work.
It sounds like everything is going well at home. Good work in your competition johnson and keep up the good work. I love you all and i am always praying for you. keep working hard and enjoying your lives. Ill talk to you next week. Adios
Elder Jacobson

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