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 5, 2011


the word wattaweek isnt a spanish word so dont look it up in the translator.
Like it says there this was quite a week for the humble elders in san sebastian. you said you liked when i wrote about some of the miracles that happen here. well this week ive got a few.
one of our investigators name is Hna Ligia. She has been going to church for about a year, but has never accepted baptism. its always been crazy for all the members and missionaries, because no one can ever figure out why she wont accept. and whats more is that her husband is a member, him and all his family is always encouraging her to do it but she just wont. My comp and i decided to leave her for a little while with the hopes that when we came back she would be more accepting. but lately the members started saying more and more that we needed to go visit her. so we went to her house but she was busy so we talked to her husband and asked if he knew why she didnt want to be baptized. he started talking to us weird, like a kid when he has a secret, and saying all these indirect statements, like he was hinting that she was ready to be baptized. so we made an appointment to go back later that night. we went back and taught her and at the end of the lesson her husband said. "i want you to give me your answer in front of the elders." then he explained to us that he had asked her if she would be baptized with macedonio (they are related by the way) and he said she didnt answer, just hugged him tightly. then we looked at her for a response. her eyes filled with tears as she explained that her parents had forbiden her from being baptized. but then she said that she had her own family and that her husband and kids were the most important to her. She said she didnt want to get baptized with macedonio because it was his special day but that she had made the decision to do it. we planned the baptism for saturday.
So Macedonio was baptized on tuesday and Ligia on saturday. how awesome. they are both completed families with the goal of being sealed in the temple next year. I would like to say that it was me the great missionary that did it, but the truth is that all the work was done by the spirit and by the families of the people. It was a blessing to just be part of it.
but the good news continues. Jorge was in church on sunday and we talked to him about baptism, but he kind of dodged the question and said maybe next week. but then in the night we ate dinner with the family that brings him to church. with him and us sitting there the oldest daughter valeria asked if we had scheduled a day and we all said that he wouldnt accept a day. so she started asking when he would do it. he ended accepting a baptismal date thursday night. how awesome. we have worked alot here, and now all of the work is paying off. things look good.
Im continuing to enjoy life. im learning about how powerful prayer really can be. if we pray with faith Heavenly Father has to answer our prayers and give unto us according to our righteous desires. Ive seen time and time again how i receive specific things that i ask for. im also learning how powerful the scriptures are. im doing something where i memorize a scripture that has to do with all kinds of things, like patients, or humility or love or diligence. and every time i feel like im lacking that thing i just say the scripture in my mind. the scriptures are becoming part of me and changing me character. how awesome.
Well its late and im out of time. but once again know that i love you all. i hope you all enjoy the cold and snow. i hope you enjoy no school and 1000 mile an hour wind. have a good week. work hard. im about to finish another month in the mish. Adios
Elder Jacobson

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