Wednesday, September 25, 2013

1. First Letter Home

Hello family,
I know it has only been a day but already I have more to tell you then I ever would have thought possible. We were given two pass-along cards to take with us and give away on the plane or during travel in the packet with our visa. Well the night before I left I was thinking about sitting on the plane for nine hours on the way to Brazil and the thought came to me that there was going to be someone on one of the planes that I would be able to share the gospel with. But never did I think it would play out the way it did.
So after I boarded the plane on the way to Atlanta I sat down and right when I did the lady sitting in the seat next to me said,  `I am so glad you are sitting next to me. I saw your mom crying and I wanted to know the story behind it.`  She thought we were Jehovah Witnesses but I told her that I was going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After I said that she said `Oh, the church that puts on the Hill Cumorah Pageant up in New York."
It turns out that she lives right next to the pageant and she went to see it the year Donny Osmond came and spoke to the cast after the show. So I got to give her a card and talk to her about that.
Then when I got on the second plane on the way to Brazil there was this family that was returning home to Brazil.
Drats!  Time is up!  I'm dying to tell you this one but it will have to wait!!!!!
I love you so much.

Elder Bryan Jacobson


  1. Already an awesome missionary before you even get off the planes! Sweet! So excited for you and your family! These two years truly will be the Best Two Years and you will always look back on these awesome experiences throughout your lifetime!

  2. It is so awesome to know you are feeling the Spirit so strong that it shows in all you do and says. You sounds so happy. That is Great work Bryan

  3. You have learned we'll how to follow the prompting of the Spirit! You are in for a wonderful two years of spiritual experiences! Looking forward to the second part of your travel missionary experience! Love you, Sister Groves

  4. How special it is to hear of your missionary experiences already. I am waiting, too, for the second part of your missionary experience on the plane to Brazil! Hope you love your MTC experience as much as I did mine!! Love you, Nana