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, October 3, 2011

General Conference

Wow, how crazy is it that another general conference has already passed, thats my third one in the mission. It was an awesome week that finished off with a bang. things are looking good here in san pablito.
This on tuesday we had a great conference con presidente maravilla. he has a good way of making us feel bad for the things we are failing to do, but then encouraging us and motivating us to be better. he gave us alot of things that we can, and need to, do. with the promise that if we do them we will see the fruits and success we are looking for. I committed to do the things he told us without delay or procrastination, and i am faithful that we will indeed see the fruit. at the end of the conference he played a video of a familia that was baptized and then went to the temple to be sealed. the spirit was so strong. I felt like something was squeezing on my chest, and had a hard time breathing. it really motivated me to go find a family that is ready to accept the gospel and be sealed as an eternal family. speaking of which, remember hno armando from La Grandeza. he and his family will be eligible in february to go the the queztaltenango temple and be sealed. wont that be a great day.
friday was an interesting day, because we finally got our acts together and changed houses. i was worried that we were going to end up staying there another month and paying way to much for a house that isnt that great. so we spent the whole afternoon moving. the problem was that it was raining buckets, and all we had to move with was a pickup. so we ended up just wrapping everything we had up in garbage bags. it was a pretty quick move, but because of the conference we havent unpacked anything. today in the afternoon we are going to have to go clean the old house and organize the new one. it will be tiring, but ill be happy to have it done.
sunday morning we were able to bring a whole family, of six, to the conference. they got there on time to watch music and a spoken word so i sat with them before going into the room where they had it in english. it was cool to see how the whole family just sat there staring at the beautiful images and listening to the choir. i think we take for granted how blessed we are to be members of the true church, because i think that the families idea of church is having their pastor yell at them for 3 hours. i think they really liked it alot. we are going today or tomorrow to invite them to baptism again. Pray for us. the other cool thing sunday night was when we went to teach another investigator. when we started the lesson we asked her if she had prayed about the things we had taught her. she told us she prayed about the book of mormon and felt a joy in her heart. we explained and testified that that feeling was from God and means that she needs to continue in what she is doing. it was a good lesson. hopefully she keeps coming to church.
well what else to tell you. General conference was amazing. i really took for granted before how much the talks can help us. i noticed that they talked alot to the youth, and especially future missionaries. i hope everyone went to the priesthood session and heard elder Hollands talk, because while i was listening to it i thought ¨ this talk is specifically for my brothers at home¨ they also talked alot about the scriptures and especially the Book of Mormon. what a great weekend.
Well changes are coming up again. we will see how it goes. alot of people think i will stay around another changed to complete the 6 months, but who knows. Ill go where He wants me to go.
its good to hear that things are going good there. looks like jalen finally started listening to my advice on how to play soccer. thats why he is goalin it up. have a good week. work hard. go online and watch the talks again. (especially Elder Holland in the priesthood session) I love you all so much. talk to you next week
Elder Jacobson

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