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, May 21, 2012

Open House

well this week was exciting. the chapel was finaly good to go. the only thing was that the stake presidency said that we couldnt didicate the building until we did an open house. the our branch president said he didnt really know how it needed to be done, so he kind of put me and my comp in charge. i figured it wouldnt be too hard, i would just do the same thing i did the last time i planned an open house a new chapel. Oh wait now i remember, ive never done one either. ha he basicaly told us to talk to our mision president and ask how its supposed to be done. so thats what we did. we made invitations that fit 4 on a page. we were told to make about 120 to start. on tuesday i did divisions with another elder, and told my comp to print 120 invitations. funny story he went and printed 120 pages, AKA 480 invitations. en the end it worked out better that way, because we used them all and invited everyone and their dog.
the open house was kind of funny to me because my branch president sat up in front of the pulpit and started reading the scriptures. as people came through he would every now and then look up and ask me and the other misionerys why we wernt working harder. afterwords we all laughed about it. it went really well though. about 140 people came. alot less than we expected, and of those we have a list of about 40 people who said they would like to know more. it was a success.
it continues to rain alot. my feet are pretty much constantly wet. i bought a fungus spray for my feet because recently this black growth has appeared between my toes and when i try to rip it out the skin breaks and bleeds and itches like crazy. haha just kidding, but you can imagine right.
my comp and i get around really well. he is a joker, but i like how he works. always with alot of faith, even when we dont have one single investigator he always says that we will have at least one baptisme this month, and three in the next. it really motivates me. i feel like the things we have done to gain the confidence with the members is really paying off. more and more are starting to give us references, i think it has to do alot with the fact that they know they can trust their friends with us. i know i always say it, but i think success is right around the corner.
well im low on time. thanks for the updates and the pictures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAD. i hope that the fruit continues to flourish for when i get home. I love you all. have a great week and finish the school year strong.
best wishes
Elder Jacobson

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