Monday, August 26, 2013

Life is Good

Hola Familia y Amigos! Que tal! Como estan?Bueno, life is good! As always. I love the idea that life can be good in any situation and at any time. Even in times of trial, need, hardship. Well, I cant express enough how much I love this amazing gospel and this mission. Hey is it just a rumor or is it true that they're thinking about extending the young men to 3 year missions? I would love that!  

Anyway, this week we had some  great baptisms. 2 youth that have been preparing for the past couple weeks. Tatiana and Marco. Two siblings that live practically alone. Their dad works at 3 in the morning till like 8 at night. We're trying to teach him but we never get a chance. But they are great kids and its funny because all they want to know is how they can become missionaries.  It's great! 

Man this  work just makes me so happy! Just  poco a poco seeing peoples lives change! Having more hope and faith! When you see someone that always wondered and doubted become a BELIEVER its the best! Because that's what we are -- believers! And I have the opportunity to testify what Ibelieve! I want us all to become believers and even to the point of Knowers because  through testimony we can know these things are true! Through the love of God, the miracles of God, and through this perfect gospel. I read a quote that I love that says "If this is Gods work, and he still lives, then the miracles and angels are still there."   I love that! If we truly believe that there is a father in heaven and that Christ lives then we must believe in him and his teachings. And he teaches us that miracles are real! I know that Christ lives! I know that we literally have a loving father in heaven that loves EACH one of us and wants us to grow close to him! We are his children and he wants us back! We must trust in him and just be happy to have a loving father and brother and summit ourselves to their will! That is true happiness! 

WEll I love you all so much! Its time to go! Be strong! Pray and talk to you father in heaven! He's there! Trust me!!!! Till next time! 

Elder Jacobsen 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lots of Changes in the Zone

HELLO HELLO HELLO! Well it's already almost 5 which means time to get dressed back into the work clothes and GET TO WORK! I love this work! I love every moment that the Lord is giving to me in the work. It is life changing! And have I mentioned that I love it? haha. Well, not much time as usual.  This zone requires a bit of informes and other stuff so my emails are very limited but it's all good. Its all worth it and I know I'll have plenty of time to talk to all of you later. Well I might mention that WE HAD CHANGES IN THE ZONE! I've been abandoned. hahaha just kidding. But My compion was changed.  Elder Munoz was excellent and has taught me a TON! A great friend. In addition 3 of the 4 district leaders were also changed! So it will be a fun challenge to welcome the new Elders and get to work. I'm sure they'll be great! My companion is Elder BURGA but not the same Elder Burga. My companion now was born in Otavalo but has lived all of his life in Chile so he just says he's from Chile. He seems like a great elder. I met him in the last meeting we had with president and I'm excited to work with him! Elder Christiansen is gone. It was so great to have some time again with him. The elder that replaced him is from Mexico! Wahooo! Fiesta! haha kiding. Anyway, 

I'M GETTING WAY SCARED! The mission is going by way too fast! TIME IS FLYING! Because they just made me realize that I am the oldest in the whole zone! (Have the most time in the mission). I haven't even realized it because I have always felt sooo young and then ya. I realize that I can not take any moment unseriously! Every second is a gift and a blessing! Who ever said this is a sacrifice I'm sorry but I would have to say your mistaken. And not in a harsh way. But I promise and testify that this is nothing less than a great blessing! 

Well, love you all so much! Think most of you are back in school! Work hard! Enjoy life! HAve fun! Be good! And just be happy! 
Elder Jacobsen 

Funny story with the pic! So we were at a house visiting a great family and then they randomly pass me the little pouch and say we found this and have no idea what it says and we need you to translate it. I was like ya, no problem. Let me see it. And they passed it to me and I just started crackin up laughing and then they started laughing and didn't even know why. And then they asked me again. And I was like, this is gonna be fun to explain. hahah. Anyway, I explained it and everyone was like ewwww hahahaha. Funny moment for me. 

Anyway, the other picture are of the new elders in our house! My comp is the one in the dark shirt! 

Monday, August 12, 2013


Please dont get mad at me but I'm with no time at all this week! Just busy busy busy. haha. I hope you are all doing great! Has school started again? Well I'm sure everyones doing great! I love you all so much! 
Ok ok, a quick funny story before I go. So we have one great investigator that we are teaching. His name is Abraham and is like 75 years and is so so nice. We met him this week and he just wants to hear everything we have to say. We haven't found any big challenges with him yet so we're excited to teach him. Anyway, he came to church and I was sitting next to him and we were in the sacrament and he was just looking around and when the bread came around the young boy raised up the tray and Abraham put coins thinking they were asking for money and then said out loud "por que hay pan en esta cosa, que pasa¨ or in other words why in the world is there bread? It was so funny. I quickly grabbed his hand and money and started to explain quitley to him and he doesn't hear very well and was talking really loud. It was a little  irreverent but it is not his fault at all. It was funny and we will be teaching him about the sacrament tomorrow. haha. 
Well I love this work! Keep working hard! Keep smiling!
Elder J. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Crazy Week - No Time!

Bueno, I have no time! as always! haha. So this week has been a little crazy! Dont have anytime to explain hardly anything! All i can say is that i know this work is the work of the Lord! A week ago we had a great baptism and got a bunch of the missionaries together to have a noche blanca. Our two converts are Hilda (the little girl) and Maria (la senora). Both great great converts! So ill try to send some pics of the baptisms. The other pics ill send are somewhat funny. So i got a little under the wheather this week. DONT WORRY mom! Im completly fine. But the picture is of what happens when a bunch of elders get into your house and want to mess around. haha. Well i love you all so much! SOOOOOOOOOOO muCH!! Cant express that enough! Thanks for all your prayers and support! chao! 

Elder Jacobsen