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, August 13, 2012

The Final Countdown

well theres good news and theres bad news. the good news is that my computer is a spanish speaker, so every single word i write appears with a red underline. you may be wondering if that was supposed to be the bad news. but lets just say that that is about the best thing that has happened to me all day. the bad news is that i woke up this morning to find a dog marking his terretory on my bed. in a furiouse rage of anger i shouted to my compaƱon. KILL DOG NOW. he responded with the same emphatical force I NO ESPIKIN INGLISH. Thats when i happened to round house kick the poor little guy in his ugly snout. afterwards i realized that i should have kicked the dog instead of my companion. but i guess thats one of lifes priceless little lessons.
later we went to rhetaluleaue. to buy food. i was hangin off the side of the bus as usual. everyone was makin fun of me for being a white guy hangin off the side of the bus. so i decide to do something cool to shut up their dumb mouths. when it was our place to get off i stuck my leg out to jump off while the bus is in motion. thats what all the native experienced bus riders do. the bad news is that right as i jumped the bus driver hitted the breaks. therefor the bus stopped faster than i did. thats when suddenly my knee went rammun into the side of the bus. i screamed out in pain. and all the riders including my companion started chanting "GRINGO ESTUPID, GRINGO ESTUPID"
i limped off having taken a serious blow to my knee and my pride.
the other good news is that our zone did really well and had a lot of success in july. so any way the mission let us go to an amusement park called xetulul. we went there once before. it was way fun. mostly went on bumper cars. other missionaries and i would gang up and smash little kids into the wall. bwahahaha ill show them gringo stupid. i had a lot of fun. the coolest part was to see macedonio. the man that we baptized in san sebastian. his wife was there too. they said that he has been blessing the sacrament every week, and that he is going to baptize his daughter next week. he also asked if it would be possible for me to go see their sealing in october. i told him i would have to see, but that i would do everything i could to be there. what do you guys think about me coming back in october. we can talk about it later.
in other news. we have been working for a long time with an investigator named Luis. he has never really considered baptism before, but my comp went while i was at the park, and he accepted a baptismal date for the 25 of august. we will have to work hard with him because he hasnt come to church yet. but i really feel like it will happen. ill let you know.
for like a year i have been playing the harmonica. ive gotten pretty good. i can play pretty much any hymn by ear. my comp told some members and they all said taht i have to present my tallent in a family home evening tonight. my comp also says that i have to do it in a branch activiy this saturday. i dont know about that but ill think about it.
well thats like all i have time for. just so you know only like 34 % of the first part i wrote was true. no one called me gringo stupid. ha but i love you all. the weeks are flying by. just four more. how crazy. have a good week. talk to you soon.
Elder Jacobson

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