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, March 26, 2012

Tomorrows another day, so bring on the rain

Yes ladies and gentle men. the rainy season has started back up, and let me
tell you, it came with a bang. ha 2 days out of the week it rained hard.
actually it wasnt super hard, but the most ive seen it a while. Elder Jack was
pretty excited to see so much rain. i remember thats how i felt when the rainy
season started last year, i thought it was cool to hear the rain pounding on the
metal roofs, and see rivers running down every road. 3 months later when i had
fungus growing on my skin, and my feet were falling to pieces from being wet
24/7 i wasnt so thrilled about the rain, but i guess its all part of the
experience. so this week was pretty nuts, but pretty good at the same
time. we didnt make a whole lot of progress in our area, but we did alot of
good, and things ended well yesterday. on tuesday we went to work in san
felipe, the area of the zone leaders, because there were two families there
that needed baptismal interviews. i was doing interviews from like 7 till like
10 at night (we got home a little late that night) and into wednesday we had to
finish one more. we spent the night in the zone leaders house because there was
no buses back to our area. thursday was a normal, but then on friday i had to
go to Calahuache to interview another family. we got done like a 7 but at that
time there wasnt any busses again, so we had to sleep in the elders house
there. on saturday we went to the wedding and baptism of the family because
they had invited us. it was awesome. saturday in the afternoon we had our
english class. i kind of didnt want to do it because the only people who show up
are kids who ask for candy. but on while we were waiting one of our neighbors
that we had invited showed up. so we taught him a little and he taught us some
things in kiche. Sunday we talked to the members about a goal of attendance and
used a poster we had made to show the goal and the actual number, it really
motivated alot of people, and i could tell they were all excited to go visit so
more people come. that was phase 1 of 3 that we have planned. things are gonna
start moving, i know it. Things are going well with Elder Jack. we get
along very well . something that has helped alot are the companionship
inventories that we have. its when we talk about the strong points, and the
things that could improve of each other. its helped because if there is anything
that the other does that we dont like we feel open to talk about it, and to find
a solucion. its cool. we do pretty well teaching. sometimes i struggle
because i get in talking mode, and i dont give time to him to say what he
feels. but im trying to get better and listen more and talk less. so
in the end things still arent exactly where i want them to be. i feel like ive
procrastinated alot, and that i should have acted quicker to get things done.
but ive got some high goals to get things done, and the future looks bright.
Tomorrows another day, and im thirsty anyway, so bring on the rain. . . . even
though i hate the rain here. i love you all. enjoy the week and
especially general conference. take good notes and look for personal revelation
to your specific life problems. times going fast. talk to ya´ll next week.
Adios Elder Jacobson

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