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, January 23, 2012


well hello family jacobson. i hope you are found happy and healthy today. 1 week has finished as another begins. it never ceases to amaze me how time is like clock work. think about it, there has never, in all of modern history, been an instance when 1 week has finished without another one starting right after. i guess its just another sign that we are not alone in the universe, and that the ancient egyptians invented light bulbs with orange juice. If any one didnt understand that you need to watch history channel more. ALIENS ARE REAL So this week went by pretty normal. we continue to work hard, and the lord continues to bless us. things were a little harder because of the fair in san seBASTIN. it was pretty big, a ton of people came. the hard thing was that we couldnt find any one in their houses. but we always had things to do. The traditional dish here is called Chojin ( pronounced show-heen) its like a soup made out of roast beef. but its really good. we ate it for lunch on tuesday and wednesday, dinner on thursday and lunch on sunday. I dont really know how they make but they said they could get us the recipe. i think the secret ingredient is eye balls, because every time a lady in our ward gave it to us she always had two eye patches on. ha it happened in like three different houses. I dont know why i swallowed an eye... perhaps ill die. ( i just made that up) the new elder Elder lezcano bought one of those tiny airsoft guns in the fair, and he kept shooting us even when we told him stop like a thousand times. So on saturday my comp and i bought some of the big pistols, that were equipped with lazer and flash light features. we got home a little early and set up our ambush. first we shut off the breakers so they couldnt turn on any lights. we also put on our suit jackets, (it was something like james bond) then i layed on the floor behind the bed and my comp hid in the other room. when they got home they stood confused in the darkness like 3 blind mice (there was only two of them) then with a movement similar to that of a lightning bolt striking a palm tree (ive seen that) I silently attacked. first i shot elder Skousen and saw him run into the room where my comp was. i shot elder lezcano once in the leg and he ran out the door. i lept to my feet and ran out the other door as my comp terminated elder skousen. i got out the door just in time to cut off elder lezcano in his retreat, and gave him two in the chest. he turned around to go back into the house, but my comp cut him off again. once we had the victim surrounded we laid into him with everything we had. ha when we were out of bullets we both fell to the ground laughing at how perfectly the ambush had gone off. MISSION COMPLETE. on tuesday we taught hna letis friend, her name is amparo. we challenged her to baptism again, and she said that she wanted to keep listening, but that she wasnt going to get baptized. but then we taught her about the restoration and we watched the movie of joesph smith. when it was over we challenged her again and she accepted without any problem. it was amazing to me to see how the spirit could touch her heart so easily. im sure that it was nothing we said or did. it was just because the spirit was there and she felt good with the descision. now i just wish more of the members would get involved. if they invite their friends, its almost sure that they will accept the gospel, but most think that it will never happen so they dont even try. but we will keep working. Well as you know wednesday was my birthday. i thought it would be a normal day and that nothing out of the ordinary was going to happen. i hadnt really said anything to the members, and no one had said anything to me. but we had an appt with macedono, so we went to his house at 5 o clock. when we got there he was waiting outside and said that his family hadnt shown up yet. we said we could at least talk to him, so he told us we could go in. then he opened the door, and all of his family yelled surprise and held up a cake. i was really full of gratitude. that day hadnt gone that well, and i wasnt really happy. but when i saw all the people there that loved me, i really had to re think, and realize how blessed i really am. i think sometimes we get so bogged down with the little things in life that we fail to open our eyes and see all that we really have. after the cake the family went around saying nice things to me. its a tradition here. then i had to say some words. (i didnt cry) so thats about how my week was. sometimes hard, but always worth it. im happy and ready for another week. thanks for your prayers, and the birthday letters that everyone sent, they were really beautiful. have a good week. always be grateful for what we have, because we have alot. Finish the book of mormon, and start a gain if you want. i love you all. until next week Elder Jacobson

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