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, June 20, 2011

livin la vida loca

im not really living the crazy life, but sometimes i feel like my life is pretty crazy. the weirdest thing for me is time, sometimes it feels like a day will never end, but then i blink and its p day again. how crazy is it that we are almost done with june.
this week was good. im still getting used to my new area. sometimes i feel a little lost because i have trouble remembering all the names and places and needs and challenges, and all the other stuff that a missionary needs to keep track of. but im trying to be patient, I remember that i felt the same way in La Grandeza, and now i know that place like the back of my hand, so i figure it will come, its just going to take some time.
we had some ups and downs this week. this coming saturday is going to be our last chance to baptize this month, so the zone leaders have been putting some stress on us to baptize people. they really stress baptism alot, but i have learned from the president and my personal study that every time the Lord has a blessed and happy people it is when they are all converted and baptized, because that is what Jesus wants us to do, so i understand why they put so much focus on baptism. But i was excited this week because we had one investigator that was really positive, and i felt pretty sure that he would be baptized this saturday. but he didnt come to church and when we went to see what happened his wife (who is a member) told us that they had talked alot and that he wants to go back to his own church. Well needless to say i was pretty bummed, but i guess that part of life is that people always have their agency to choose between happiness and misery. we are going to keep working.
The good news is that Heavenly Father always provides a way for us to have success. when i first got here my ran into a lady in the street, and my comp told me that she was an investigator who wanted to get baptized but couldnt because she couldnt get permision from her parents. well its kind of a long story, but suficeth to say that her mom gave her permision, so she is going to be baptized this saturday. Just goes to show that Gods ways are higher than ours, and when one door closes there is always another that opens
My comp and i are getting along well. the first week was kind of a get to know you week, so we didnt talk a whole lot. but we are both starting to open up. hes way funny, and we can mess around with each other with out getting mad. The members are cool too. Im starting to get to know them better and feel more at home. I hope that President leaves me here for a long time so that i can really make a difference in this area.
well thats about it for now. im having fun and loving life and it sounds like your doing the same. im excited to come home to raspberries, strawberries blackberries, cherries apples plums pears and whatever else there is. keep working hard and reading the scriptures. enjoy the cold weather, because the grass is always greener on the other side. I love you all, enjoy your week.
Elder Jacobson

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