Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween was super lame here. the kids trick or treat, but their costumes are stupid. and they started at like 4:30, and here it is almost summer time, so the sun was no where near going down yet. Oh well, I guess if you´re gonna copy an American holiday you can´t do it perfectly. Trick or treat in Spanish is Dulce o truco. There is another way to say it, but I don´t remember, most of the kids just say dulce o truco.

Go Beavs, is Cal good this year? Not gonna lie, I might root for the Ducks if they go to the championship, pac ten needs some good representation.

That Doctrine and Covenants scripture was really good! (D&C 109:22
And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them;)

It always amazes me how blessed we are and can be as members of the church when we do what is right. I have been studying a little bit in the New Testament and this week I was able to use it in a lesson, it was way cool. I was never good at the Bible, I´m still not, but the investigator said something that went perfectly with what Jesus told some pharisees, so I opened it right up and quoted the bible.

We had the baptism of T this week. hardly any members came, but then again, we hardly have members here, so I wasn´t surprised. the talks were awesome, this lady with gave one about the Holy Ghost, and it was great. It was just really simple, but really powerful at the same time.

The Jason Mraz song is pretty easy. You play the bar chord E on the 7th fret, then on the 2nd then the 4th and then an A bar chord on the 7th, and that just gets repeated throughout the whole song. You´ll have to look up the pattern. Those Jonas brothers, what bums for copying that song.

We had a lot better week this week. We almost doubled our numbers, not that that means we had good numbers, but it was a good week. I feel a million times better.

love you

elder b

We had that same Sunday School lesson about stakes and the millennium this week, it was a goodie!

Your halloween costumes are hilarious mama!

We had a pretty good week this week. I had an interchange with the zone leaders, which was super hectic, because I then had to go do a baptismal interview an hour away(by train) in the middle of the day. But we got to work with a kid in their ward who is technically a missionary, but at home. His visa isn´t done yet so he had to come home after like 3 weeks in the mission. So he just sits at home now and sometimes helps the missionaries, poor kid.

We had our baptism, it was way cool. I got to do it, we were asking T, the kid who got baptized, who he wanted to do it, me, my comp, the bishop, the YM president, and he said that he wanted me to do it.

But... this week we decided to only speak Spanish when we are walking in the street so we could practice, and it was easier than I expected, it stunk, but we did it. I could feel my Spanish get a lot better, I hope my comp could too.

We had an awesome lesson the other day. A guy named J. He lived a while in the states, so he speaks English, but I can´t talk about the church very well in English anymore, so most of the lesson ended up in Spanish. It was awesome, he talked about how he has no faith, so we read together Alma 32. You could tell that he could feel the Spirit. I feel really good about it. And I feel super stoked for this week.

I have some ideas for a Christmas list...



music:marimba, phantom of the opera, wicked, the goofy movie soundtrack, those are just ideas, don´t feel obligated.

duct tape

gangster bandana

primary music, scripture power!!!

That's pretty much it, for now. I don´t really care though, also... cards to be able to right thank you notes to people.

I love you mom!!!

elder barry

(A note from Jenny: If any of you Barry friends decide to send him anything from this list will you please let me know. I would rather not double up on it. Except for the duct tape of course... you can never have too much colored duct tape! Thanks!!!)

1 comment:

Kara Lohberg said...

Haha I'm glad he wants marimba music! Man, this guys is on fire! What a great missionary.
I'd be more than willing to send him anything on this list, Sister Jacobsen. I don't know what yet, but I'll send him something. :)