Monday, June 24, 2013

New Suit

Wow! How fast this week flew by! I feel like yesterday i was here in this little cyber writing you guys! Hahaha! This is crazy! So hows everyone enjoying summer! Is it hot there yet? Well this week has been really good! Our Zone is really raising up the level of work here in Duran Sur. Its great! Me and my companion have been all over the place! We practically hardley are in our own sector! And when we are we have to take advantage of everyminute! We have some great Missionaries! But i feel so bad saying this but i was bummed when the sisters here were changed here this week and a gringa came! I Loved being the only gringo! haha, im so selfish! But its all good, im still the only white person! Because Sister Chill from Florida is Latin. And she speaks spanish really well so im just not going to count it and say im the only Gringo. hahahahjkjk. But really, it is an experience of a lifetime just being practically solo with so much culture so many countries. It is helping me learn and truely feel the joy that EVERYBODY is a child of God. That it doesnt matter where your at or what language you speak or whatever. We are all brothers and sisters and all with the same goal. To work togeather to be able to return back with as many as possible to our Loving father in heaven! I love that! So yesterday i had an awsome oppertunity to attend a worldwide conference with all the leaders and missionaries in the world! According to the apostles, it was a historical event and it sure was. One of the neatest conferences i have ever witnessed! Wow, what inspiration and excitment to be part of one of the greatest times in church and mission history! I love it! We are truley part of Gods Army! I love and miss you all so much! Gods speed! 

Elder Jacobsen 
P.S. I am stoked to announce that i got my first Ecuadorian Suit Done with some of my greatest amigos here. And yes, it is definitly my favorite suite. And yes, im a little crazy. haha. Viva Ecuador! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Life is Fantastic

Welllll heellllooooo! Whats happenin mis amigos! Well i hope you are all doing great! Life is fantastic! How could it not be! We got the gospel, we got sun, we got life! Live it up! I have had the oppertunity to ponder a lot on whats going on in my life right now and i realized i should be the happiest guy in the world. And i think i am! We all are! Why? Because Our Father in Heaven loves us! He loves us so much! Well, The work is going good. Were still workin with Miguel. And we found a single mother who is passig through some really rough times and i know the best thing for her is the gospel. she attended church and felt really god. Keep them in your prayers please. Forgive me, i have a lot of this things i gotta do so i gotta keep the email short. And the majority of my emails are going to be getting shorter. But its all good. Im doing great! I love this work! I love life! And l love all you guys! Just smile! Thats all i ask. Doesnt matter what situation is going on. I promise you that the Lord understands because he felt the same and we can smile knowing that he will help us and loves us. The happiest life comes from being happy! Love ya! 

Elder Jacobsen 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Attitude is Everything

Well this week has been a good solid week! Just working hard here in Duran Sur de Ecuador Guayaquil! Im just loving this work! So hows everyone doing in SUMMER TIME? Wow, I can't believe it's already summer again! I hope everyone is just enjoying it up! I was thinking the other day about the seasons and I realized I'm pretty much in a two year summer! haha. Its gettin hot! The rainy season is now gone and the SOL is comin out stronger and stronger! But please be safe and just know I love you all so much! 

Harold B Lee said, "There is only one day that you and I have to live for, and that's today!" And it's so true! We just got to make the best of every day! There's no reason to not make the best of each day! If you know that it might be a long hard day well then make it Great, hard, long day! As always, Attitude is Everything! Well we recently touched the heart of a man named Miguel who has a wife and children that have been listening to the missionaries for over 6 years and has liked to listen but has never wanted to commit to anything! Yesterday, the spirit of the lord touched him and he now has a goal to be baptized the 6th of July! It's a ways away but we got a lot of work to do and I think we can really help him complete his great goal! 

With God anything is possible! Keep him in your prayers please! I love this work! I love you! Adios! 

Elder Jacobsen 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Love the Gospel

Well it was a good week! Passing by rapidisimo! We're already in Junio! This is getting ridiculous! But wow I love the mission! I love learning every single day! If there is anyone out there doubting about a mission,  I will tell you right now. Just go!!! It will be the best experience of your life and the best thing you can do! Serving your brothers and sisters around the world! So I love studying the gospel! It is something I will be doing throughout my entire life! I learn something new everyday! Or if I'm reviewing something I realize what I need to improve on! 

My comp and I were reading a talk from Elder Uchtdorf from the junio Liahona and it was fantastic. It completly told us the importance of applying the conference talks and scriptures to our lives. Not just listening and reading but actually applying. 

Well, today was a fun day! We had a Pariada! BBQ in english! It was delicious until they said that we were going to eat chicken heads! But they were joking! Well I have absolutely no time! Less and less each week! But it's all good! I'm doing great! I love this work! I love this gospel! There's honestly nothing better! Just got to live it all up! Be safe! I love and miss you all! 

Elder Jacobsen