Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Week 70

I have a lot of mixed feelings as I begin my last full week of being a missionary. I know it will go ridiculously fast. This last week was great. We were teaching one of our investigators and we asked her when she wanted to get baptized. She said that may is going to be really busy for her so naturally we were thinking sometime in june but then she said that wednesday would be good! And we were like "wait, THIS wednesday?!" We settled on Saturday but we have a lot of work to do this week. It will keep me busy I'm excited. 

The book of mormon musical is back in Boston so again, I had the opportunity to stand outside and hand out copies of the Book of Mormon. There are a lot of mixed experiences with that. We got some people who were really interested, some even came looking for us so they could get a copy. Some laughed at us, others yelled. It's funny how you start to not care what people think of you, as long as you know it's right. It didn't phase me at all. I may have accidentally given a gay guy a pass along card that says "how can I make my marriage stronger" oops. 

I finally got a mormon helping hands vest! Woot, we did a stake service project and picked up garbage all around revere and they had those vests for us. I was really excited about that, and there didn't even have to be a natural disaster for me to get one! 

I love you all! See you soon! 

Hna Jacobsen    

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 69 (Part 2)

Hello Everyone! 

It is really weird to think that I will be seeing you all in just over 2 weeks. I warn you now that I will probably be a little weird haha. 

Things have been going great here in the MBM with record breaking number of baptismal dates and some really good weather.

 Boston knows how to do patriotic holidays. There was so much going on yesterday. In the morning we went to a battle reenactment of the first shots fired in the revolutionary war. That was pretty cool even though the British completely destroyed us in that battle. A member lives close to where it was so they invited us over for breakfast afterwards. Afterward we went to the marathon. It was significantly better that it was last year, but I do have to say that it was less exciting. There was also a redsox game yesterday but we didn't go to it. We just took some pictures outside of the stadium. It was fun walking around downtown with so many people because we were stopped 10 different times throughout the day so that members from around the country could say hi. We would just be walking and we would hear "look missionaries!" one of them gave me a hug and said it was so good it see us. I love how the church unites so many people, it doesn't matter where you are from. I felt a little famous haha. 

This last week we had the opportunity to go to a temple session in spanish! It was really cool, I'm glad that I was able to understand all of it too. It gives you a different perspctive when you hear it in other languages. I'm excited to go to the temple more when I get home. We will have to have a temple night! I really want to go to the Salt Lake Temple. 
Easter was amazing. We actually had stake conference that day too. There were a lot of wonderful talks about the atonement. I love learning more about the atonement and how it can take us from good to better. We don't have to do bad things for the atonement to apply to us, it's what gives us the power to better ourselves every day. 

Well I really have to get going but I love you all! Have a great week! 

Con Amor,

Hermana Jacobsen

Easter gifts

A tiny piano I was playing at a members house 

We got some easter eggs... on our car. 

At the battle! 

This guy is really good at playing dead. haha

Boston Marathon! 

Week 69 (Part 1)

Hey everyone!

 I'm emailing from the apple store again! I forgot that it was a holiday today so all the libraries are closed. We went to a battle re-inactment in lexington of the first shots fired in the revolutionary war. It was pretty cool but we had to get up at 3:30 to get there on time. I did my make-up in the car on the way there haha. I hope we get to take a nap later. We are going to pop by the marathon and then probably head home. There is going to be a LOT of people there. All the runners who didn't get to finish last year got to run again this year. I will probably get back on tomorrow to email. Love you! Have a good Patriots Day! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 68

Hello Everyone!

So apparently everyone and their dog reads the blog Noel is running before coming out to the Massachusetts Boston Mission. I saw a sister the other day and she was like "Oh my gosh! You are Sister Jacobsen! I read your blog! It's been a long time since you have written your family!" haha so I decided it was about time to write another group email haha. 

Things are going great! I am in Revere MA, and loving it. It is such a great place. I love my companion, Sister Romans. I couldn't ask for any better way to end my mission. This area was going really slow when I first got here but now we have a solid investigator. We didn't even have to ask her to get baptized, she just said I think I'll get baptized in may. haha she is so great. She came to church for the first time yesterday. The best thing ever is to see the people you are helping finally make it to church and take the sacrament. 

The most exhausting days for missionaries are sundays. I always say, if you are not running around crazy, you are doing something wrong haha. There were a lot of non members there yesterday and we had to run around to make sure they were all being cared for. There were 2 that just saw the chapel and walked in. The Elders gave them blessings. Right now we are working a lot with the members and helping them share the gospel with their family and friends. That's really where all the work is at. The members are the best way to share the gospel. If there is one thing I have learned from my mission is how to be a member missionary. 

Well I love you all! Not sure when I will be on next week because we will be going to the marathon :D 

Have a good week!
Con muchisimo amor,
Hna Jacobsen

From a few weeks ago. The library was closed so they had to improvise :) 

Hermana Jacobsen and her previous companion having fun with Photo Booth! haha