Sunday, February 21, 2016

World Cup - 23 June 2014

Hello everyone!!!!!
The world cup has been killing us here in Franco da Rocha as we have been so blessed to find more investigators then we have time to work with being that our time has been so cut down by all the games. With luck, if Brazil looses this should be the last day stuck in the house!!!!!
yesterday Me and Elder Throckmorton had a special planning section to help figure out when we could go find all of our families. What a great problem to have on a mission right!!! we have truly been so blessed here. I know that the Lord has truly been watching and blessing our efforts and truly they have been multiplied.
Rodrigo has been having a hard week. He had his baptismal interview. He passed everything but in the end he said that he did not feel ready to be baptized. He knows its true, He loves the church. He doesn't have any doubts, he's just a little scarred. We have been praying for him and thinking allot about what we can do to help him.
Yesterday we got to talk to Grasiele again. Her baptism date is marked and ready for this Saturday!!!!! I am praying that Brazil looses because if they win and move on their next game will fall on Saturday and we will be stuck in the house again and have to move the baptism. haha She is hilarious. She is trying to learn stick shift.....haha you know how that is. And just like me, hasn't got it down yet. haha but its getting better. Every trip back to our house is a little..... exciting. Yesterday when she came to church. She got to the parking lot and then was having a lot of trouble parking. in the end she had to have one of our investigators that showed up park her car for her. haha. I found it funny cuz I can totally relate!
We have continued to work with the family of Edimar. They are a family that has been working with the missionaries for a very long time now. We are trying to get Edimar to be baptized so that he can be an example to his wife who is trying to stop smoking. She has been having  a really hard time. we want Edimar to be baptized so that he can get the priesthood so that he can bless her and help her have the strength to quit. He is working through some things with the bishop and we are praying that the lord will prepare a way for him.
Rita came to church yesterday!!!!! It was here first week in a normal meeting. the first time she came we had stake conference. She told us yesterday after church that she felt that she was gaining the strength that she needed. She made some great comments in the gospel principles class yesterday!!! She learns so fast its incredible. She is ready to be baptized as well and we will mark a date with here at our next visit.
I got a picture this week with President and Sister Martins: They are leaving the mission here in about 3 weeks and President Farns will be coming in. We had a great conference with president Martins this week. It is always a great learning opportunity. I got some pictures with him and Sister Martins. haha. They are going to be missed here in the mission.
Again, Thank you all for your prayers, letters, boxes, emails!!! For every thing that you all have done for me while I am here!!! I love you all so much and know that I have been blessed with the best family in the world!!!
Mom dad  I GOT THE BOX WITH THE PLAN OF SALVATION PUZZLE!!!! I was so happy when I say my name on that box!!! Thank you so much!!! the puzzle is awesome!!!!! And eating cold cereal for the first time in 9 months is awesome!!!!!!
                   I love you all so much!!!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!!
                                                          Elder B. Jacobson
with President & Sister Martin
Neusa wearing an American flag shirt

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