Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Goodbye Grenada!!




 Elder Orme and I hiked to Hog island. It is a small island next to this island. it is connected by a long bridge.
We Got to Play with TJ and Lily at a pasture. They are ages 5 and 7. They are so cute. We played basketball and football.
We also got to cut bush up in the mountain. We hacked our way through the bush to get there.... It was a BOSS experience. 
We had many service opportunities this week. It has been a lot of fun.
It was sad to hear President Monson Die. He is Greatly missed out here even in the Caribbean. 
transfers: I was actually supposed to stay another 6 weeks, but president changed his mind. I will be flying to St. Lucia and I will be Serving With Elder Schmidt as a Zone Leader. I have served around him before. I am excited for it. It will be fun!
It has been really sad to say good bye to the many people I love. Some people have been crying, and it makes me sad. OH I WILL MISS GRENADA!
I love this Gospel, I love this island, I love my Mission.
Love you all!
- Elder Jacobson

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!


  I can officially say... "I go home this year" HAHA I am not trunky.
I got to do another trade-off with an elder from Grenville. His name is elder Tewson. He is a good missionary. We got to teach a new family! They were very eager to learn about the Restoration.
Though he is new, he will be returning home tomorrow. It was sudden, but I am sad to see him go.
This week, a returning senior couple that served he years ago came back for a visit. Ricks brother came back for the holidays too! His name is Ryan. These people have all met my parents and sister back in August during Ricky's endowment session at Salt Lake City. It was an awesome experience to meet these people!
transfer calls will come this Saturday. I have been here for 7 1/2 months, but I am unsure what will happen to me.
I love and miss you all! have a happy New Year!
Love,
-Elder Jacobson

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas!!!





   I got to do a trade=off with Elder Newman this week in Grenville. I love that area. Though I never have served there. I hope to be able to serve there one day. We had a Grenadian Returned missionary come home. We hope to be able to work with him. The Senior couple (elder and sister Mills went home this week! We dropped them off at the airport and waved good bye! Then we got to take their Brand new Rav 4! :)
The Christmas season here was real busy, but I am glad it is over with. The stores always run out of eggs and milk during the holidays :P
I was really happy to see my family over skype! It has been over 7 months! wow!
Well, Too much to say this week. I took a lot of pics but here is one of me and the "Cummings" family. They are an awesome family!
Hope your Christmas was good too! 
Enjoy the New Year!

AP Trade-off!/ Baptizing/Cooking Crab- December 18, 2017






   We flew to my second home, Barbados! We went on a Ap trade-off with Elders: Hendricks (utah) and Joufrax (france). They were so much fun! We worked our feet off while contacting for 30 hours, but man, It was a fun time being with those missionaries. We had so many fun experiences, and wild things happen, just know it was good. They got me my favorite.... MAPPS! bless their hearts. We drank non-alcoholic wine, and spent the days working and laughing to the fullest.
So many moments where it is just AWESOME to be a missionary!

Elder Orme got to baptize "angel" this week! It was great! Except, He stepped on a SEA URCHIN! During the next day, his foot hurt real bad in sacrament meeting, so we drove him to a clinic. They did a terrible job, but they pulled out a small spine out of his foot. he is getting better now.
We found a large crab behind our apartment, So we caught it, and boiled it! It was my first time, but I made it real nice. It was in a coconut milk soup, and it was real tasty! Even ask elder Orme!
Wow, So many crazy fun things happening. I have really enjoyed this week.
I love and miss you all. I am excited to hear from my family in 7 days. It is gunna be sweet!
Merry Christmas!🎄🏝

December 11, 2017 update- Zone Conference


My responsibilities are ever increasing as the days go on. I now handle petty cash and paying for many bills for the mission.It is hard to remember everything.

Zone Conference was nice this week. The Herringtons flew in again. It is always nice to see them. they taught about our efforts and where to focus them better. We also created new ideas for "finding".
I got to chaperone president and his wife around from place to place and it was fun. They have such a busy month. I am so grateful for them and all that they do.
We did so service for our Land lady. We poer washed part of her driveway and she rewarded us with my favorite kind of mangos! Oh how I love them. 
We also had the branch Christmas party and they had 2 Turkeys! It was so awesome! There were alot of local families there. I am glad I got to taste the turkey.... I miss that stuff. 
Our main investigator "Kendell' is doing much better this week. The senior couple joined in on a lesson and did such a great job with answering  questions and being very open about things. 
I will be flying to Barbados again this week for a few days. I get to do a trade-off with The Assistants to the President. It should be fun. I love those elders.
I ask for your prayers in safe travel. 
Well, i love and miss you all! have a great week!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

MLC/ Problems with the Elect


We had another new greeny fly in this week. Elder Graves was sent to Grenville. I took his passport and I am in charge of filing and doing all of the crazy nonsense the senior couple does, so I got him a visa. I feel like I may be able to manage this role now.... Perhaps
There was another MLC Skype this week. President expressed great concern with our finding efforts. He does such a great job as Mission president. I have high respect for him. 
We were stunned when last night we thought we heard gun-shots, but to our surprise, we Found a large and random firework show! It was quite the treat. That doesn't happen too often in the Caribbean. 
One of my "second" moms, Sister P., left with her husband back to the states. i may not see her again in my mission.... :(

Our main investigator :Kendall, Has gotten a hold of anti Mormon material to place doubts in his heart and he is angry with us now. He is in a very rough situation to teach and I feel that we may have to drop him.....
This is the FOURTH person this has effected here in Grenada this WEEK! I only wish we could have an Apostle come here. 
We have President flying in for a Zone Conference this week. I look forward to be speaking with him on this matter. 
I love and miss you all! Have a great week!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

14 Months!/ Raynol's & Theo's Baptism

This week I  began learning and doing all of the roles that the senior couple does here for immigration and visa stuff. It is really hard and a new world to me. I am doing my best though.
I am also in the process of closing another apartment here in St georges, and it has been a night mare to clean up after old past missionaries.

We visited a Less active I have never seen before. Her name was: Sister Beatrice. She had a stroke a few years back and hasnt been able to come to church since. She is a real sweet heart though she is difficult to understand, she reads her Book of mormon everyday and was crying so much when she saw us! All I wanted to do was to give her a big hug. bro. Cox took care of that for me.
She was so happy to see us. We look forward to see her again. 
While finishing the book of mormon this week, i read over e
ther 12:32. It talks about hope. I cannot share how I felt reading the 7th chapter of Moroni.... Just go read it for yourself.

This week we had 2 baptisms! Raynol and Theo Streete. they are two wild, but cute kids. They were baptized by a med student, bro. Burk... he is so cool.
Elder Orme and I both confirmed one in sacrament yesterday. It was my first confirmation in the mission. It was really neat. 
I love and miss you all! i especially love hearing from the ward family! Have great week!