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, June 11, 2012

The week without rain

When i wrote that this was the week without rain it was a lie. ha its been raining so hard here. when we first got here all the members told us that we werent going to beleive how hard it rains in these parts, and they were right. sometimes we cant even leave the house. one day we moved our beds out side, well not really out side, we have like a patio that has a roof, but no walls. so any way we moved them out there to sleep because it was cooler. the next day we didnt take the time to move them back in, and we left to work. about an hour later a tropical rain storm from the burmuda triangle came rolling through. needless to say our beds were soaked. we didnt let it get us down though. in the rooms downstairs there is a bunch of fans from the old church. the only problem is that they dont have plugs, because the were wall fans. so using our guatemalen enguinuity we jammed the loose wires into the outlet until they turned on, then we put our electric stove in front of them and turned them on high. it probly wasnt very intelligent, or even really safe, but our beds dried out.
our investigators are looking good. a bunch didnt come to church. the main dissapointment was the family that came last week said they were really excited to come this week, but on saturday a cousin of the dad came to their house, there was a big fight, and in the end he got drunk and they whole family didnt come. but if anything that just encourages me. ive seen a bunch of times how whenever someone wants to do the right thing, satan sends whatever he can to bring them down. i think that it might even help because they will all realize how important the gospel is. its funny how when satan convinced adam and eve to eat the fruit he thought he was frustrating Gods plan. but in the end he only helped it. maybe something similar will happen. in church yesterday we had two suprises. one was the cousins of a memeber. they are like 3 young men that have never really wanted to listen to missionaries before, but they have been listening to us, and came to church. the other suprise was Presidente Maravilla. he was in the zone and wanted to go to talk in a sacrament meeting, so he came to ours to see the new church. he spoke about alot of cool things and helped the branch alot. after it was over and he was leaving he just looked at me and said ¨theres alot of work to do¨

yesterday night my comp and i were doing our planing for today, we were almost done, and were just deciding who else we should visit. i put my head against my wall to think and my comp did the same. that was like at 9 00. next thing i knew i woke up and it was 9 45, we had both fallen asleep. this past week we worked so hard. we are never in the house. we just get up and study and leave, to work, take an hour for lunch and keep working. we get in at 9 00 plan for the next day, talk to the zone leaders, pray and sleep. i feel like we spend every hour we have just looking for someone who wants to talk to us. and i feel like we are really being blessed for our efforts. the days seem to pass like a dream.

changes are coming up. i dont know what will happen. but ill be happy either way. i like it here alot, but ill go wherever im sent, and work as hard as i can.

i love you all. keep doin work and enjoying your lives. thanks for the pics they mean alot to me. talk to you later

Elder Jacobson

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