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, May 30, 2011

Week 6

Hard to believe im in the final week of this change, this will be change five for me here in el campo misional. It was a pretty good week, it didnt rain alot and we had alot of opportunities to teach, so i cant complain.
well what can i tell you about this week. on monday we went to do a family night with one of the families in our ward. at the end we played charades, acting out some of the cards my comp and i had made. when it was my turn i drew my card and it said "caminando feliz" aka walking happy. ha i dont know why i always get the hard ones. i put a big smile on my face and started walking and the family started yelling things like "walking" and "super model" ha they didnt get it so i backed up and started again, but this time i put a bigger smile on my face and started skipping. this time they stated yelling out things like flirting and walking sexy. ha finally someone got it, but by the time it was done we were all busting up and we couldnt continue for like 5 minutes.
Another cool experience was last night. we did divisions so that we could cover 2 citas. i was with a member of the bishopric, and we went to teach the husband of a member. he had only let us teach him one time before and we could never get an appt with him, so we decided to show up by surprise (AMBUSH). his wife asked if he would accompany us, and he agreed. when the lesson started i asked if he had any questions and he told us he had seen in the bible something about Melchizedek, but he didnt know who he is or why he is so important. Ha i was a little worried. I feel like i know a little bit about Melchizedek, but i also knew that this man (his name is mario) knows the bible pretty well, and i wanted him to feel more confidence in us. so we started looking up scriptures and teaching him about the preisthood. it was cool for me to see how i could teach fairly well about a subject that i had never really studied. at one point he said " i would like to know who, out of all the people in the bible was after the order of Melchizideck" we responded that all the prophets and other men of God in the bible were priesthood holders. then i saw an opening for the fatal blow and asked said "Its important to know who had the priesthood in the past, but what might be more important is to know who has the priesthood of God today" he thought for a second and said I dont know i will have to study it more. I was about to tell him that we had the answer to that question and that we had evidence of how he could know who has it, but unfortunately one of his friends yelled into the window for him to come outside. Satan narrowly escaped defeat this time, but he is only Prolonging the inevitable. We have a cita with hno mario next suday.
Other good news, Gustavo, the young man that had problems with cutting has a baptismal date for this saturday. ha yesterday in church one of the members asked him if he knew when he was going to be baptized and he said on the 4th of june. ha i was stunned because we had never really set a date. Later in the day if my comp knew about that and he said, "ya, we talked about it on the phone and set the date a few days ago, i must have forgot to tell you" haha i dont know how he forgot to tell me, but alls well that ends well i guess. ill send pics next week.
Hna Josefina, the grandma of our recent convert didnt come to church yesterday. but i feel that she will get baptized soon. she said that the only thing holding her back is that she cant give up coffee. so we taught her about the word of wisdom and the blessings we can recieve, and we bought her a bag of coffee that isnt bad. she said she would start using that instead, and we are going to keep teaching her.
Well i think im at the point where im thinking more in spanish now than in english. ha while im writing you guys i keep wanting to write down the spanish word. its pretty cool. im just worried that im am going to be changed to have an american companion. ojala que no.
Well im out of time again. I couldnt write about everything, but those were some of the highlights. to close ill just tell you what i read in the book of mormon this morning. its in alma 62 vs 4. it talks about how moroni went from city to city and everywhere he went he raised the title of liberty. i like how i can apply that as a missionary. thinking of cities as the areas where i will be, i can raise a title of liberty in every area by making it better than when i found it. I think the scripture works for everyone. you should read it.
I love you all. have fun in your dance, engineering, gymnastics, reffing, working eating and whatever else you do with the 16 hours of daylight your given each day. until next week
Elder Jacobson

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