Monday, January 25, 2016



I have no time so i just want to share one experience!

We had gone to a retirement home because a member had asked us to go visit an elderly lady in our ward that lives there. He said that her living conditions are not pleasant and its not the best life so she would really love a visit! We went over right before heading back to the flat on Saturday and it was about 8:20 so we knew we had to be quick. She is partly deaf and is handicap so there would be very minimal communication. We found her corner that she lives in. She shares with another elderly lady and when we walked in we saw her Church clothes hung up and ready to go. The lights were turned on and her face lit up! Dawn was so happy to see us. We said a prayer with her and decided we would sing her a song. We asked her what her favorite hymn was and she yelled out Hymn 219! When we looked up the Hymn it read "Because i have been given much!" She sang the entire song out loud with us. It was special. She has a taxi pick her up to go to and from church everyweek. She has her priorities straight. I can promise you that i learned so much more from that lesson than Dawn ever will. When we got back to the car, i just stared crying. It was a great experience! Other than that our investigators are doing Great! The vision is becoming real. We have ward council members coming with us multiple times a week and Bishop is coming with us this week and we are hoping to make some solid plans.=!




Monday, January 11, 2016

Bats and Roaches

My Dearest Family,

I have no time to write. I apologize, but what's new? A couple of really quick updates! Emma received her interview with President Gomez and it was very positive, we still need to talk with her more about how it went! The Tipiwais are really excited for their baptisms, we are still working with Brother Tipiwai, they came again this week and President Back got to meet them. Oh how i love him. He decided to tag along to our ward! They are the BEST NOT THE BACK! We believe Bishop pulled Brother Tipiwai out of Gospel Principles class and interviewed him. We are having dinner with Bishop's family on Wednesday so we will talk to him then! The work is great and i never want to leave.

Update, there are bats, spiders, and cockroaches.  Last night i captured a flying roach and i set it free off the balcany of our flat. Our Neighbor Mick just laughed at me. We accidentally almost went to the sydney opera house on the bus! Have you ever tried making homeade popcorn with coconut oil? It's the best! TRY IT! Today we are going to a tongan farm for P-day! I am way stoked. I AM 10 PAGES AWAY FROM FINISHING THE BOOK OF MORMON! The book is true. I pray time and time again and i get the same answer. I love you all!


P.S. John 14:27

P.S. Ether chapter 12 is great

Monday, January 4, 2016

The only way to win is to lose

Wow this week i just can't even put into words! Ok so update on the Tipiwai family! Yesterday was one for the records, the entire Tipiwai family came to church, they came in a pack of 12! It was so beautiful! I will never forget that sight! So we were talking to the grandchildren about who would want to baptized them and they wanted their grandfather to! He has been Inactive for a while and just recently started coming back, but we asked him and guess what? He wants to! He said that he needs to get back into church though! So we are going over tonight for FHE and one of the ward council members is coming with us on Wednesday to sort things out! I really want to make things happen! I've been fasting because i know we need the Lord's help! This family is ready. It is the time right now!  Also, church switched to 9:00 so we knew it would be hard to get Emma to come but She and Ebony came! She also has recently been staying for the other meetings as well which is great! Emma is still overcoming the WOW. The next date that we extend to her, we want to make sure it happens. The ward is ready for her to become a member as well! We just want to make things happen! I know that conversion takes time and every investigator is different! I could honestly stay in the pool for my entire mission and be immensely happy. President has joked about that but i really would!! 

I hope everyone made goals this week! I actually hadn't received a priesthood blessing yet on my mission aside from the departure from the MTC. Pondering about going into the New Year and the 5th transfer here I felt prompted to receive one! So i did! The blessing was so inspired. In it i was told to make and set goals! It also talked a lot about my future family which i wasn't expecting and it talked about my investigators! SOoo my Goal for this year is to Give my Will to God. You know that scripture that talks about how when you lose yourself you find yourslef? Well i want to lose myself and i know i will do that if i give my will to GOD. The only way to win is to lose! It's funny because when we give back to God we are actually just returning everything that he has already given us. The only thing that we can truly give to him as a gift is our WILL. I also made spiritual, emotional, and physical goals as well but that is my overall goal! I just love how we can ALWAYS progress! I started a miracle Journal and have really enjoyed writing down miracles that i see every day. I read an article about smiling to the blind. It related to miracles and talked about how we just need to open our eyes and we will see them. We can see them TODAY. I love you all so much!

Sister Jacobsen

P.s. Somebody slashed our tires this week along with 5 other cars on the block so guess who is tire changing worthy? Yup it's me! It was actually really fun, and our neighbors are so nice and a bunch of them totally came and helped us! The people are so nice here! 

Also, we are half back on bus! The elders now have the car. I lasted a transfer without giving it to them but now i have lost the fight because the AP's said we will be sharing with the other sisters! I am still working on my humility and prayed for forgiveness for being stubborn! But the BUS is great! I forgot how much i loved it! The only reason why we wanted to keep the car was so that we could see more of our investigators! I will send pictures next week!! Love you heaps!