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, July 18, 2011

Change 6

well another change has passed by. hard to believe that i have been here in san pablo for 6 weeks already. Its been a fun change, and i feel like i have learned alot. its cool to me how i get to know and love every area that im in. ha they are going to tell us about changes today in the afternoon. im pretty sure that i will be staying here for another six weeks, but thats what i thought about san felipe as well. ha who knows, im not really worried about it, ill be happy either way.
it was kind of a tough week. these past few weeks we have found alot of investigators. many of whom seemed very positive to me. but lately they have kind of been falling, or in other words, they are choosing not to progress. before they seemed really excited when we would come, and they were excited to go to church, and change their lives, but almost none of our investigators came to church yesterday. my comp and i came to the realization that it is probably time to stop focusing so much time on them, and go to look for others. its sad to me, because many of them know that what we teach is true, and will make their lives better, but they choose not to act on what they are learning. I guess that must be how Heavenly Father feels. He is constantly teaching us things that well make us happier, but alot of times we choose not to act, or change, or repent to be better. Im sure He could take away our agency, and force us to do things, but His love is such that He allows us to struggle and suffer because He understands that we will only progress when we learn to make our own choices to follow HIm. Ha, its amazing to me how great the Plan of salvation really is. Especially when i think that the final result of it all is that we will be Gods like Him.
The good news is that Im sure that we will find more people to teach. our goal for this month is 3 families baptized. it would truly be a miracle, but i know that Heavenly Father works miracles according to our faith, so im going to try to not doubt, and put all my trust in Him. Get ready for a miracle.
saturday night was pretty cool, we have alot of young men in our branch that are of the age to go on a mission, but are having trouble deciding. we wanted to do something to get them excited, and to get to know them better, so we got permission to invite them to dinner. like 4 of them came to our house, and they all brought something to eat. my comp cooked fish, and they were playing soccer with a little plastic ball. while all this was going on i mixed up a cake mix that was left in the house, and started cooking little cakes in a waffle maker that my papa elder heywood gave me. ha it all came out pretty good, and we had alot of fun. All 4 of them came to church yesterday, and i think the stake is working with them to fill out their papers.
Well im still enjoying life. i discovered a know fruit that i am addicted to . its called rambotan. the best way to describe it is its like a grape, but as big as a kiwi. its super juicy and super sweet, and they sell like 15 for 3 quetz. ha i live on rambotan.
well crap i didnt realize, but im out of time. but i love you all. have fun with everything. keep working hard. talk to you next week
Elder Jacobson

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