Monday, August 7, 2017

Goodbyes and Basketball




 Well, E. McIntyre left for Barbados and We welcomed the arriving sisters, and a new greeny. It was a sad day for sure. I am sure I will see him again in the mission though.
We found this super delicious restaurant called "Umbrellas" and it has a killer veiw over the ocean. It is our favorite spot to eat as a district. 
This week we helped One of our investigators named Aston. We heped plant seeds for him and in return, we got fresh mangos, and bananas. 
My two companions, who are Zl's, had a 4 hour MLC meeting over skype and I joined in on that. You always learn something new from those skype meetings.
As always here, We have a friday "Sports night". We call it; "SPORTz @ Mt. MORTZ" It is so fun to play Basketball and futbol with the local teens. Believe it or not, but our trio destroys at basketball. We are a solid team.
Also Grenada has their carnival starting up and it is called: JAB JAB. It is super weird, but the people love. I dont advise doing any research on the event....
Well we hiked to the "Seven sisters" waterfall and it was pretty. Grenada has a lot of water falls though.
AS always, I love and miss you all back home. Missionary work here is progressing. So many nice people we meet. Possibly, people ready for this gospel.
love you all,
Take care
-E. Jacobson

July 24th update-

This week was fun yet slow. 
First off. Both elder Mcintyre and I got a cold and we have been coughing a lot. We also both got really high fevers, and joint pains.
Now that I have said all my complaining, this week was fun because I got to eat "oil down" it is a local dish and is AMAZING. So delicious. Sounds fattening, but It is not really. haha!
We also did service up in the mountain for a member named brother Cummings. he is such a nice guy. His wife served a mission. They are such a wonderful family.
We had to hack our way through thick bush to get to his land. It was long and treacherous journey. REALLY it was just one of those moment where you feel like a boss because you cut your way through a jungle.... HAHA!
This week we had a mission wide fast for our investigators. It truly was effective for the mission. Just something I will throw in there.
Transfer calls!
So My comp. Elder McIntyre is moving to Barbados and I am moving just down the street to live with the ZL's (Eler Monroe, and Ashcraft) They both go home next transfer. Our "Trio" is covering both the area I currently work in and as well as the Zl's area. I love both of these areas very much.
Well, that is about it. Cant believe I will hit my year mark in 7 weeks.
I love you all, Have a great week.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Zone Conference- Grenada



 We had President Herrington and his wife fly into Grenada for Zone Conference. The ^ hour meeting went well. Learned a lot of things for contacting. We can always improve.
We have been assisting an old widow that cant walk or move reall. She has a care taker that forgets her  a lot. She lives in a very big, rundown, mansion. We assist her in anyway we can. Sometimes, we stop by randomly and she is happy because she needed someone to shut the front door. Hope the situation for her improves.
We have been getting up really early alot this week to cut bush for Ricky. He is a member. We feed all of the grass to his sheep. It is always fun. even with the blisters :)

We also had many events this week playing sports with local youth. That includes mostly futbol, and basketball.
The Zl's had a baptism Saturday. Super cool. 
I also gave a talk in church yesterday about amalikiah, and how we shouldn't let Satan bring us down, even just a tad. We should never come down from our mount. I just love where I am at in the BoM. The War chapters are so awesome!
Alright,
I love and miss you all! Always!
Take care!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Strengthening the Less Active






Well, another week.
We had 3 lessons with Martin this week! Two of them were with a super cool member (Ricky)
It helps so much to have a member who can easily relate with other locals. Unfortunately, He couldn't make it to church for unknown reasons...
We were stopped by a drunk this week who took our hands and insisted praying to Joseph Smith and President Thomas S. Monson...... We gave him a WoW track and left him to read that.
Elder McIntyre and I visited a less active Family (The Maturines) They own a small bakery and needed some help. Yes, they hooked us up with some bake goods after that ;)
Although we ended up giving them to a super poor Less-active, single, mother of 6 kids! They are going through a tough time right now and we have been visiting them. 
BUT, They unexpectedly came to church! All of them! It made our day!
ALSO, I bought my first cutlass! and We helped "Ricky" in his garden on Saturday. I love it so much!
We ended up cutting grass for his sheep. Still a lot of fun.
Well, I love and miss you all!
Have a good week!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy July 4th!/ A Hole in my Foot!


This week was good,
We are seeing a larger increase of Americans at church due to people returning to med school here. It is fun to meet new people all of the time!
This whole week, I have had a long, black needle like thorn in my ankle. Got approved to go to the doctor and get it checked out. They decided, to numb me, and cut me open! HAHA! It was crazy, and I spent most of this week resting so this giant hole in my foot will heal.
BUT I am all good!
I love this place!!!!
We also had a member lesson this week for a little girl, and the spirit was strong there, as well as another lesson we had with: Martin.
We have Martin set for the end of this month. It seems as if he has been preparing for 26 years for this!!! We believe he is ready for baptism!
We just love him so much. Everyone here!
Just love this place!!!
Well, I love and miss you all,
take care,
-Grant







Monday, June 26, 2017

The Land of Spice Where Everything is Nice!


Hey everyone!
Grenada produces a lot of nutmeg. weird huh? Their slogan they have is is so true though. everything is nice.
We had a great week with teaching our progressing investigators such as "KIM" they are married and are excited to learn even more!
We also visited Martin this week. He has read 30 chapters out of the BoM and is LOVING it! He was so Crazy to see us and tell us all he has learned. he loves the church environment and the members in it. We are excited to see him baptized on July 15th as well.
So many fun and crazy things to talk about. This place is paradise. The sunsets are indescribable and the people here are so much fun to work with.
Another great week for me. Love and miss you all have a great week!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Loving GRENADA!!



My goodness, so much to say.
I have so many pictures this week that are so worth sharing, but I'll just show some of grenada.
I am loving my new comp. (Elder McIntyre) He is from Canada. He is a hard working chill guy. Love that Elder.
Our fist lesson we taught together, we already set a Baptismal date for "Kim" (Super Loving guy)
I just have a good feeling about this area. :)

I taught my first District meeting this week! I was nervous, but everyone said I did a good job.... So thats good!
We have four sisters and 4 elder in my district including me. 
I love this district so much, it has been my favorite thus far.
Super crazy week, So much to say, but Just wanted to let everyone know I am here safe, and Loving every second of it!

Panorama for the blog, Me and Elder McIntrye, and the church w/ its view!!!