Dear Elder Jacobsen,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You have been assigned to labor in the MEXICO MONTERREY WEST MISSION. It is anticipated that you will serve a period of 24 months... You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish Language.
Friday, January 2, 2015
another month has gone down. Holy cow it moves faster and faster every
single time. We are also ending the change today. It has been a
good first change here with my hijo. We have been able to get a lot done,
and we have even more planned for this upcoming change. It has been a
busy week. The heat has picked up, and the humidity which makes for
enjoyable afternoons walking and sweating ha. It was a lot of fun to talk
to the fam yesterday. I apologize that I am not more exciting to talk to
ha. And it hit me after I hung up that I never even said Happy Mothers
Day...ya I'm a horrible person. But happy mothers day mom!!
has been a really rewarding week. The Lord continues to bless us so much
that it is hard to put it into words. We had five people in church this
week, with four of them that have dates for this change. The mission has really
been pushing the goal to baptize every week, and it looks like my little hijo
and I are going to be able to do It!! The ward is doing a nice job of
helping us out and all of the investigators had rides to and from church, but
more importantly the investigators are feeling the spirit and loving the
doctrine. There really is a big difference between someone who has been
prepared by the lord to listen to us, and someone that we have to force.
I used to think that missionary work was finding people that believed in stuff
completely different and them helping them to change 100%. I have learned
that the best way to do misisonary work is just to get out of the way.
That the lord prepares the people and the spirit finds and teaches them.
We just have to be worthy vessles of that same spirit and we can work miracles.
this week has been a lot about prayer. I have been helping Elder solá to
improve his prayers (as a missionary I told him that 30 second ones don't count
ha). But I have learned a lot more than I have taught. In preach my
gospel there is a secction about pray with fait, and there is a part that says
prayers require effort, concentration, and emotion. I have been reminded
one time more that my favorite part of the day is getting to pray at the
end. To express everything I have to heavenly father and plead with him
that he will let us be guided by the spirit. I know that he listens and
that he cares. He is working harder than we are.