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, December 19, 2011

I'm dreaming of a blistering hot Christmas

I dont know what the deal is, but nature is really confused in this part of
the world. these 3 weeks of december have probly been the hottest that i have
experienced on my mission. im craving snow more and more every day. for like 2
weeks in a row i have found myself super tired like every day, and i think it
has something to do with the heat. i drink like 5 gallons of water a day. But
in the end im loving life, and you dont really notice the heat that much when
you are working ( i wish)
its getting closer to Christmas. im super excited to talk to you all
and hear your voices. its going to be a good day. Today was our mission
christmas conference. It was alot of fun. each of the zones had to put
together some musical numbers. there were piano solos Polynesian dances, guitar
numbers, a native american hoop dance and more. our zone did a number featuring
a harmonica solo, and you will never guess by who. yep you guessed it, my comp
elder platero. ha he used my harmonica and it sounded really good. i tried out
for the part but didnt get it. ha ha maybe next year.
well what else can i say, things are moving a little bit slower as far
as the work goes. for the time that we had baptisms we kind of stopped finding
new investigators, and now it is kind of hurting us. we have a few from
before, but almost no one that is coming to church. we will have to work really
hard for these next two weeks to find some more investigators, but we are both
ready and willing, its not like we have anything else to do. Macedonio, jorge,
ligia, marvin and ana maria are all doing well here. i feel realy good about
our converts here because they all have alot of support from the members, so i
dont really worry about them inactivating. I imagine that they will all be
sealed in the temple someday. yesterday we had a cool experience. we went to
bring investigators to church, but no one really could, so we went to look for a
less active member. we found hna dominga in her house, and invited her to go to
church. dominga is a lady that got baptized only a few months ago, and hasnt
come to church since i have been here. she thanked us for coming and said that
she wanted to go to church, but that she didnt have time because she had alot of
work to do. so we started helping her. we washed clothes ( by hand) and swept
her patio and washed dishes. when everything was done she changed and came to
church with us. we showed up right on time to take the sacrament. I guess it
doesnt sound like that much of a story, but i think we really helped her alot
and it felt good to help.
if your worried about the package not getting here on time you should
stop worrying about it and ill tell you why. From now until new years every
person in this entire city is going to be giving us food, and they will be
offended if we dont eat it all and ask for seconds. so needless to say i will
be passing the next 2 weeks stuffed to my brains with food. if the package gets
here before christmas it will be a problem, because i dont have enough will
power to not eat the candy and other goodies in there. but we all know that
when we eat food when we are not hungry we dont enjoy it as much. therefor if
the package comes now i will eat it all and wont enjoy it. i would prefer it to
come a little later when i dont have mountains of food being shoved down my
throat. you may not believe me, but trust me, its better that way.
well, i dont have a whole lot to say. nor alot of time to write. but
i love you all. i imagine that i will be thinking of you all this christmas,
but not too much. have a good week and enjoy the beautiful christmas season.
keep working hard, but relax a little too. take care. Adios
Elder Jacobson

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