Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!

This is going to be another short email :( We had an all mission conference yesterday, so I wasn't able to email, and I don't have much time today! Dave is doing a lot better and has started reading and praying almost every day. He said that he has seen a difference that that has made in his life after only a week of trying to read and pray. He also came to church because Julie sang in the Christmas program! She was amazing :) I love to see how much she is growing in her faith and confidence. 

I am so grateful for this Christmas season to remind us of Christ's birth and life and all He has done for us. I testify that he lived and died for you. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to us to be a perfect example and to die for us. I am so grateful for His sacrifice. I am grateful that He lived His life to show us how we should live ours--loving and serving others. Spending the last four months in the service of others has made me happier than ever before. I still have my struggles and trials, but there is no better way to get through them than serving others. 

I am so grateful for all of you that have sent cards or packages! I was not expecting so many of you to show your love and support! Thank you so much!

Love, Sister Jacobsen

Here are some pictures from the all mission conference!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Elder Foster's Visit

Hi Everyone!

This week has been great! We can finally focus on one ward and really get things going. We have talked with the bishop and the other leaders of the ward about ways to get the missionary work really going. They are all so supportive of us--it's great! Elder Foster came to visit is last Thursday and talked to us about how to work with the members to help hasten the work. He also talked for a while about the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. I know that our Heavenly Father hears our prayers and knows each one of us personally. He wants to hear from us, and He wants to bless us--We just need to come to Him and receive His love! I have never felt so strongly about His love for us than right now. He is aware of each of us--even the ones who reject Him. 

This week has been pretty boring. We are trying to find ways to fill up our time with meaningful service now that we only have one ward. It's been hard! We are going to focus on finding more people to teach and serve. 

I am so excited for this Christmas season to remind us the importance of Christ and to find ways to serve Him. The church came out with a video about the Saviors birth entitled "A Savior is Born." It is so good! Here is the Link:

Thank you for all of your love and support! I receive strength knowing that there are people back at home that support me in the Lord's work.

Love, Sister Jacobsen

Monday, December 7, 2015

A short email this week!

Hi, everyone!

There are about 12 elders is this room, and I can't focus at all! This is going to be the shortest email. 
The Instant Choir at Walmart :)

Sister Kitchen went home :( But Sister Gee stayed with me! We've had SO much fun serving together. This is going to be such an amazing transfer! We are only serving in one ward, but we got permission to visit Naoma once a week! We were also able to go to a baptism of a ten year old last Saturday from our other ward! He was so excited :) It was really hard to say goodbye to Steve :( We all cried. Hopefully I can still see him at stake events.

We also taught the first lesson to Nathan, a golden investigator for the ward we had to leave :( He is amazing! We think he is going to be an apostle one day, so we had to get a picture.

I am so sorry for such a short email!

Love, Sister Jacobsen