Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"water from heaven"- July 6

okay family! another week down at the CCM!! I loved reading about tori,s birthday and the cabin!!!! i am so happy it went to wonderful! We wore red white and blue here for the 4th of july and hung a flag in our room! oh you can go to and see our group pictures! we took on the first 3 weeks, and we just took another one with all of the new latinos and north americans that came last week. so we have a billion missionaries here right now! 130 or something, i am in the case de huespes side of the building and it works fine! i have two new latina companions and i can communicate with them as much as i need to, still loves of hand motions and sound effects when i dont know a word but i can express myself so i am happy! This week i tried to say the word rain but i didnt know it so i said "auga de el ciello" or water from heaven or the sky, hahah they laughed. i also said  the word "pollo" (chicken) when i meant "poco" (small or little or somehting) so that was funny. the temple trips were fun! we did one session completely in spanish with english headphones i used sometimes, and the last part in spanish for the past 3 trips. oh i forgot to tell you last week! last week i got called on the spot to give my spanish talk in sacrament meeting! i wrote a good talk so i was happy to share it but it was funny because im sure it wasnt perfect. but i think it went well! i also gave the relief society lesson that week with hermana green, but in english. oh one of the latinas here said she found my mission blog before she got here on her mission!! i love you all so much! sorry about your foot tori! i love you!!!

here is the group picture from the website she mentions- can you spot Hermana Jacobsen? (hint: in red, third from the end on the right side...)

 Note: if you go to you can take a little "virtual tour" of the Guatemala CCM to see where Hermana Jacobsen is!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Week 3 is done!!- June 28

Hi family! so today we took a bus around the city again and went to a market and bought guatemala things!!! we also went to a 3d map thing and a museum... sooo cool!!! SO i took pictures and will send them. ALSO there is this family here staying in the other side of the CCM where visiting families stay and they were with us and all of a sudden the mom looked at me and was like... "JACOBSEN!!! oh my goodness you are eliot,s daughter!!! i watched you open your call on facebook!" it was so funny. her maiden name is Jacobs and she went to saratoga with you daddy! She and her family are here picking up their son from the guatemala central mission. I am sending her home with some tiny gifts for you guys from the market! They will be home in like a week and you should meet up with them! Today my comp and i got moved to the other side of the CCM because there are about to be 115 missionaries this week ( more than double how many the past 3 weeks, all of our latina missionaries left yesterday and we will be getting new latino and north american missionaries tomorrow!!! a lot of them, so we are overflowing into the hotel side of the CCM. sorry that was confusing. we had a wonderful spiritual week and my lessons are getting better and so is my spanish. i really felt like i was able to get to know our latina misisonaries even though they didn{t speak english. it was wondeful., oh and we have snack time at 7:45 every night which is awesome. we get to go to the temple twice this week! I am sooooo excited. mommy im sad you got stung by a scorpion!!! But i LOVE the picture daddy took of you, you are beautiful! i love you bye!!! - Hermana Jacobsen