Friday, December 12, 2014


Rain Rain Go Away
Hola hola hola!

Sorry again for the email delay.  I promise that I don't like it anymore than you guys do.  We always find out about it on sunday night that we are going to change pday.  This week was to go to the temple again which was amazing as always!  But ya maybe they should just change pday to wednesday permanately ha.

Well this week it has rained. And rained. And rained.  We have been soaking wet all day every day.  It's not my favorite thing in the world ha, I really liked it when it was hot and sunny.  One night we were at a menos activos house that lived in a sketchy area.  We felt like we should start heading home.  We looked out at the sky and could tell that it was going to rain, but we felt like we should go anyway.  The second we got out of the house it just started pouring! Like it was raining harder than I have ever seen.  Mom the waterproof bag you got me has really come in handy haha.  But we just getting drenched so we found some cover under an old tarp but it didn't really help.  So me and Elder Leishman looked at eachother and had the same idea...just run for home.  We took off and we were litterally running through rivers in the streets.  Some of the water was like mid shin level.  And then the lighting started...It was soo close to us that it lit up the street we were running on.  And the thunder was so loud it hurt our ears.  Elder Leishman started belting "I hope they call me on a mission" at the top of his lungs haha.  We made it back to the apartment finally and found that it had flooded, but that didn't matter, we were having too much fun!  It's weird how that works here. Something, like the rain, in any other moment would be disheartening, but on the mission it's fun!  I have a new favorite quote, "adversity becomes and adventure in the service of the Lord" M Russel Ballard.  It's so true! 
The adversity here causes you to be more motivated and more creative, and that is exactly what the lord wants from us.  We have been doing everything possible to have success here, but we have'nt had a baptism yet.  So last week we decided to fast.  That very day we found a man that couldn't have been more ready for the gospel! We have also been planning new activities and lessons to share and we have seen the results.  The Lord blesses us when we make the effort! And it causes us to learn and grow.

Next monday is independence day here, so we might have pday on wednesday again, just so you know.  And tomorrow is zone conference! And guess what, there is a 70 coming to speak to us, anndd I'm having an interview with him ha! Not sure why, but the zone leaders told me that I have to be there early to meet with him! So I will let you know how that goes.

One of the pictures is with Mauricio, he is a menos activo that we got to come to stake conference with us! He is awesome!

Love and miss you all!

Elder Jacobsen

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