Monday, August 14, 2017

Hey Y'all!

This week started off the right way with MLC. Oh it's always a good time. ❤ We discussed for the majority of the time, the power of the Book of Mormon and how we can share it in unique ways! Also found this quote from Brigham Young , "No man can say that this book (laying his hand on the Bible) is true, is the word of the Lord, is the way, is the guide-board in the path, and a charter by which we may learn the will of God; and at the same time say, that the Book of Mormon is untrue; if he has had the privilege of reading it, or of hearing it read, and learning its doctrines. There is not that person on the face of the earth who has had the privilege of learning the Gospel of Jesus Christ from these two books, who can say that one is true, and the other is false" So I have challenge for all of you, every single one. Just like I invite those I am teaching I want to invite yall to pick up the Book of Mormon and read from it THIS WEEK! I can promise you that more peace will come into your life and you will feel closer to Jesus Christ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We had exchanges this week! Sister Soren came here with me! It was pretty great! We found a new investigator together ๐Ÿ˜Š Also no joke she looks like one of my  roommates from byui  and it really was throwing me off all day hahah

We taught SO many people this week. Sadly, not all of them wanted to set a return appointment BUT still miracles. Last night was a real great one. We were walking in this area and knocked on a door. This man comes out and we started a conversation with him. We asked " If the same church that Jesus Christ established while he was here, was here today, what would that mean to you?" And then he grabbed his wife, and eventually we got inside. We taught the full restoration and after sharing the first vision they told us that they felt the spirit (': So awe invited them to be baptized. And the man looked thrilled. The wife seemed scared to change. She turned it down. But we testified to them to pray and read the Book of Mormon, and to not forget the spirit they felt while meeting with us. Even though it didn't end the way we wished, we gave it our all and helped others come closer to Christ. We fulfilled our purpose.

Last miracle....... TAMMY AND HER GIRLS CAME!! Oh we were overjoyed!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤ Except the whole time we were so nervous about every word that came out of anyones mouth ๐Ÿ˜‚ and in sunday school some member brought up some deep doctrine and we were a little panicked haha but it all ended well. The daughters liked young womans! We will hopefully get to see them on Saturday to start teaching them๐Ÿ˜Š

Spiritual Thought:
"To those who have been offended or lost interest [in the Church], or who have turned away for any reason, we invite all of you to join in full fellowship again with us. The faithful members, with all their faults and failings, are humbly striving to do God's holy work across the world. We need your help in the great struggle against the powers of darkness so prevalent in the world today."

Well North Carolina is super rad and I know I was called here for many reasons. ❤ I hope that whoever still reads these emails knows how much I love them and am thankful for them๐Ÿ˜Š Have an amazing week!

PS we are going hiking for zone activity soooo if you dont hear back from me today sorry in advance, I will catch you next week๐Ÿ˜˜


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•
   

Thursday, August 10, 2017

#71 Too Blessed To Be Stressed! August 7, 2017

Holy inspired transfer! This week has been FANTASTIC! Isn't just so amazing how Heavenly Father knows exactly who needs to be your companion?! Yay for fresh starts and new beginnings! ✌

So Tuesday we got to pick up my new companion! Sister Fonatano!! She is from..... VEGAS! Woot Woot! She went to Rancho and obviously we have some connections. (like Tahnee trained one of her best friends, one of her young womans leaders works at Make A Wish, and a few others)

Wednesday we met with the Zone Leaders to set some goals for this transfer. So every zone here has a nickname of sorts...except ours. I suggested some the last few transfers but no one wanted to have a nickname. But alls well that ends well. We are now officially, "The Winston Wolf Pack" We have had lots of fun with it already! ๐ŸŒœ๐Ÿบ

Saturday we were asked to sing in a group at the Stake Womans Conference! We also stayed and went to the classes with Diana, a recent convert in the ward. And bonusssss.... all my favorite ladies from Stuart were there!! Tender mercies are real my friends. You would think that was the biggest miracle of that day, but nope it gets better!

Miracle #1 : So we went and contacted an investigator and then decided to find around her area. There was a street I had never been on before so we decided to go down there. We also decided to walk to the bottom and work our way up. While doing so, a lady and her two daughters were outside. So we started talking with them. Turns out they had met with missionaries before and even had been to church! They said they were interested in meeting with us again! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Miracle #2 : Saturday night we had just met this man who became a new investigator and we were already on cloud 9, then we walked back to the car. We had  set a goal that day to talk to EVERYONE about church so that we could hit our sacrament attendance goal this week. We invited a lot of people but nothing was too solid...THEN,  when we were out finding, we were about to go to the car when we felt prompted to talk to a mom and daughter down the road. Long story short, they were super nice, we shared Chapel Tours videos with them, and they committed to come to church the next day (with another daughter too) and we were really excited about it!! The Lord will always place people in our path when we work to achieve our goals!!! Sadly , they texted us and said they forgot it was their sunday school teachers last day. But they loved meeting us and will for sure come next week! ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤

One last story. So we were in Relief Society yesterday and Sister Rogers was giving a fantastic lesson....when all of a sudden we hear someone gasping for breath. Another sister in our ward had a heart attack!!!! Like what?! 911 was called, doctors from the lewisville ward came in, it was all sorts of crazy. But we heard she is okay, so that's good!

Spiritual Thought: 
"Those who listen to and follow the counsel of living prophets and apostles will not go astray. The teachings of living prophets provide an anchor of eternal truth in a world of shifting values and help us avoid misery and sorrow. The confusion and strife of the world will not overwhelm us, and we can enjoy the assurance of being in harmony with God's will."

Also for all of those who have endured to the end of this email, and for those who were wondering, My Homecoming will be Sunday September 17th @ 11AM at the Overton building. This will be the only time I mention it, so save the date if you wanna see me. ๐Ÿ˜˜ And if you need any more details you can ask me or momma j

Life is SO good! Especially when you are a missionary! Love you all SO much! Thanks for all you do for me! ❤


Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•
924 Hawk Ridge Circle 
Winston-Salem NC 27103


The Pictures:
1) meeting with our ward mission leader ๐Ÿ˜Š
2) we went to a cupcake decorating class! ๐Ÿ˜
3) My good old southern ladies ๐Ÿ˜˜

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•


Monday, July 31, 2017

#70 The Beginning of the End July 31, 2017

*disclaimer I cry like every 5 minutes lately so be careful what you say in your emails* ๐Ÿ˜‚
Okay but seriously my emotions are just about everywhere and I dont know how I made it to my last transfer.

We had another busy week here in Tanglewood. Last Monday we got together with the sisters for the day! We ate, played games, and laughed alot. I LOVE THEM!❤

A few weeks ago we met this man who seemed super intrested and so our appointment with him was this week. It was the weirdest lesson of my life. He was basically just flipping through Netflix the whole time but still answering the questions we asked. He was also weird about praying. He legit asked how long it would be hahah. We didnt set a return appointment.

We had zone conference  Thursday! So Sister Alexander did this training on families. During it some missionaries did a roleplay with her. During this roleplay they sang the primary song about the wise man and the foolish man. And that my friends is when the tears started rolling. I felt the spirit SO strong and then I thought of my own family and our upbringing. And then I raised my hand to make a comment and lost it even more. In case yall cant tell I LOVE MY FAMILY. ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤

After zone conference, we started exchanges! For one last time, Sister Charles and I were a companionship (': It was so much fun! We also saw a miracle! We tried this lady that Sister Christensen have tried 1000000 times and who is never home. But this time she was there!! And let us in!! Yay!!

Also we got transfer news! I am staying and getting Sister Fontanio! Who is from VEGAS๐Ÿ˜ Yay!! Sister Christensen is going to my homeland of Concord ❤

Spiritual Thought: As you seek to be happy, remember that the only way to real happiness is to live the gospel. You will find peaceful, eternal happiness as you strive to keep the commandments, pray for strength, repent of your sins, participate in wholesome activities, and give meaningful service. You will learn to have fun within the limits set by a loving Father in Heaven.

Well yall here is my address one last time
924 Hawk Ridge Circle Winston-Salem NC 27103
Just a friendly reminder that i loveee getting mail ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜

Love yall so much!! Have a great week!! 


Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

Photos: 1 - 16 month mark in the mission!   Going stong!  Ahhhhhhh! 
 2) We played apples to apples bible edition hahah
3) Oh I love the south
4) Our Trolls on a date!  
5) Sisters at zone conference ft elder bishop ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

Monday, July 24, 2017

Well first off HAPPY PIONEER DAY! Today marks over 100 years since the early Saints reached the Salt Lake Valley after months of trial and hardship. So do me a favor a go watch 17 Miracles today.๐Ÿ’™

This week was crazy busy and most days I felt like a chicken with my head cut off. But onward ever onward!

We had another MLC on Tuesday. We drove down with the Greensboro sisters! No one knew why we were having this extra MLC so we had a lot of guesses. We were wrong about all of them haha. We had a really spiritually meeting with the Assistants, who trained us on exchanges and just being better, kinder, and more loving leaders.

Also miracle! We meet with this less active and no joke everytime its a disaster. He argues everything and just makes us frustrated haha so this was the magic solution : having an opening prayer. Awful we just figured this out. We normal just chit chat before and it leads into the lesson, then the prayer doesn't happen. But this time it did. And it was the best, calmest lesson ever, he even said the closing prayer!  ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

We went on exchanges with the Bethania sisters! I got to be with Sister Flake this time. We had a lot of fun! And get this. We go have an appointment with a less active and her son. I was talking to the son and thinking "he sounds so familiar but I dont know why." Then I hear his mom say to Sister Flake "after my husband died, i fell and broke my hip..." Then I connected the dots. Her last name is Taylor and when I realized that I asked if she had a son named Todd. Of course she did! I was in the home of my last branch presidents mother!! I was in Stuart when all those tragedies took place, so I heard all about it. I just love crazy connections and tender mercies๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday another miracle occurred, we finally got to teach this lady we met a few weeks ago! Her name is Jeanette! She was so great and she wants us to help her husband with his faith as well! We are excited to go back ๐Ÿ˜Š #foreverfamilyforthewin ALSO when we pulled up to that area something crazy happened. Remember how last week we prayed with Patsy the super old lady? Well there was a ton of cars by her house and then two limos pull up with flags that say Fueneral!!! Patsy died๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The rest of the week, we got to teach some people and help them start progressing so that always makes life better! Oh I have a funny story! We went out to eat with this member who is in charge of a single adults activity coming up and she is really stressed out. So she was thinking of ways to get out of it and somehow one of the elders in our ward was mentioned, and she goes " Oh he is cute as a button!! Do you think I could marry him by Saturday?" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ hahahah  WE DIED!

Spiritual Thought: I didn't find a quote or a scripture this time, but I wanted to bare you my testimony on the power of priesthood blessings. This whole week and actually for a while I have literally felt like I was gonna explode. I have a lot of things I have to be in charge of, I have a short amount of time left to accomplish it all, and I was just at the end of my rope. Sister Christensen and I both received a priesthood blessing from our Bishop yesterday. They were both so personable and exactly what we needed to hear. There was no doubt in my mind that Bishop Eldredge held the priesthood power necessary for that.  The fog that clouded my mind was cleared, I felt the weight come off my shoulders. I can testify that this is the one and only true church that Jesus Christ established. The same priesthood he held, can be held by all worthy males of the church. I am SO thankful for men who treat that priesthood respectfully so they too can help those who hang down.

I am so unbelievably glad I am here in North Carolina. It is sacred ground. Thank you thank you thank you for your continued prayers, emails, and just general support. You have no idea how much it helps. I love you all!! Have an incredible week❤    


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•
   

Monday, July 17, 2017

#68 ZONE WEEK *** July 17, 2017

**** From the MOM --- Jenni has lest than 2 months before returning home.   She is focused and working hard.   She LOVES to get letters....it is easy...just email her at the address on this blog.   Thanks!   

Hey Y'all! I can't believe it is already Monday!!!! I need time to take a chill pill for a second.

This week we were kept pretty busy per usual. Last Monday we had a district activity at Rockin' Jump, which is a trampoline park. It was way fun! We treated ourselves to Subway after and just got to hang out and get to know each other better!๐Ÿ˜Š

Tuesday was cow appreciation day  so obviously we hit up Chik Fil A! It was packed! But so worth it! Our picture even ended up on some Facebook page haha. We also stopped by a 7/11 because thats just what you do on 7/11!❤๐Ÿ„

So this whole week was #ZoneWeek. So we used to have Zone Meeting once a month, but that stopped a few transfers ago so some real creative missionaries came up with a replacement! So this is how zone week works, everyday we get on Facebook messenger at 10am. We start as a companionship with a song and prayer then send in an emjoi when we were ready. Then us or the Zone Leaders lead out the discussions! We had bad example videos to discuss what we could do better, we had companions send in their role plays, and the best part was everyday had a theme with a challenge and a limited time hashtag! It was great and we saw a lot of miracles as we got out of our comfort zones! A miracle we saw together was on Wednesday our training was how to use the Book of Mormon in our finding and teaching efforts. We were challenged to give out a Book of Mormon that day. Sister Christensen and I had a full day with only 2 hours of finding time. But Heavenly Father answers prayers!! (duh of course he does) We were able to give not one out but two! Sadly they were both to people who were just visiting or house sitting so we don't get to see them again, but we can send missionaries their way!

I will spare you every detail from zone week and move on to some more fun stories!

Wednesday we were able to be in charge of Activity Days. We taught them about missionary work and even had them practice. It made my heart SO FULL! Also this was a convo we had with an 8 year old 
Her: Wait so do missionaries not get to watch normal TV?
Us: nope! or movies or play on the computer or even have a smart phone
Her: thats why i cant be a missionary, i cant live like that                                        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We ran into 2 Vivent boys this week. Both were returned missionaries (,: One asked for some pass along cards from us that he could hand out! yay!!

I have one other interesting story but that is going to be told by a voice memo because why not?

ALSO stop what you are doing and google Bill Carpenters conversion story. It will change your life.

Spiritual Thought: I would love to invite y'all to join our mission in reading the Book of Mormon and studying the Christ-like attributes with it. "The Book of Mormon combined with the Spirit, is your most powerful resource in conversion." (PMG, pg. 110 )  This includes each of our personal conversions. Attached is the reading schedule and calendar. We began reading on Saturday, July 15. Read and study the Book of Mormon, marking scriptures that refer to the "Christlike Attributes" in Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel. Read 5 pages each day (the calendar includes several make up days) and you will complete the reading with the mission on November 10

As missionaries, we hope to receive the blessings that President Monson promised us:
"I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day.  As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven's help in our lives."  Reading the Book of Mormon and studying the attributes of our Master, will help each of us become more consecrated disciples.  I invite each of you to accept this invitation and seriously study the Book of Mormon every day.  I testify that as you do, the promises given by our dear Prophet, President Monson, will be fulfilled in your life.

If you have any questions feel free to ask! And if you need a Book of Mormon hop over to mormon.org and request a free copy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you again for all your support with my missionary efforts! Y'all are the best and I just am so thankful to have you all in my life!! Have a wonderful week! LOVE Y'ALL! ❤❤❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

​THE PICTURES

1) Highlights of all things zone week 
2) district activity! 
3) eat more chikin ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ–ค
4) blurry but our cute little future missionaries❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•​

July 10, 2017

***** Disclaimer....the MOM is behind on the blog....this is last week (the 4th of July stuff)  ****  Enjoy!   Lots of fun things here!   

Oh my gosh y'all, it has been a week! Actually it has been a transfer. I never sleep haha BUT IT'S OKAY BC MISSION LIFE IS THE BEST. Just like this week. So let me share some things with you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Monday: Zone Activity! We had been fasting as a zone for the week before so we had a break the fast BBQ activity! It was so fun! We played water balloon volleyball, missionary tag, had a water balloon fight, and a watermelon eating contest. It was the besttttt❤ Everyone had so much fun, I love the Winston Zone! 

Tuesday: Happy 4th!! I am thankful for the freedoms I have been blessed with and for the individuals that help us keep them. We had a ward pancake breakfast which was fun! After that I got to go to Greensboro on exchanges with..... SISTER HICKENLOOPER๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’• It was the best way to spend the 4th! We had so much fun catching up๐Ÿ˜Š The Greensboro zone helped at this festival so we were in charge of helping people park..... for 4 hours! It was fun though! I have not been in a crowd that big forever haha I got to be stationed with Sister Garcia! She is from Reno! Yay for Nevada!! She is super cute! It was fun to be with her! Plus we got a free tee shirt and duh who doesnt like those?! 

Wednesday: Another great day! Because we had MLC! I looooove MLC! We were given some great advice and training and I left feeling so HAPPY! The urgency to spread the gospel is too real right now and how blessed am I to get to do it?? ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤ Also got to be with 5 of my past companions so like hello it doesnt get better than that....oh wait it does.... BECAUSE WE GOT PANDA EXPRESS FOR DINNER ๐Ÿ˜ It was glorious. 

Friday: Interviews with the Alexanders. *cries bc i only have one left*  I know I say it all the time, but the Alexanders are heaven sent❤ Forever grateful I was called to serve with them. We also had exchanges with the Pilot Mountain sisters! Sister Atkisson (who is brand spankin new) came with me! She is SO amazing! She has that new missionary fire in her❤ We found 2 new investigators and it was a miracle! Plus she loves TSwift and we got sushi so it was a super great exchange hahah  

The rest of the week was filled with teaching people repentance and sadly not baptizing any converts haha one day. Speaking of! I had my first baptism on the mission a year ago yesterday❤ So crazy how fast it all goes by! But we are looking forward to seeing the people we have been finding progress in this great gospel๐Ÿ˜Š

Spiritual Thought:   "What if the day of His coming were tomorrow? If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow—through our premature death or His unexpected coming—what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue? What accounts would we settle? What forgivenesses would we extend? What testimonies would we bear? If we would do those things then, why not now? Why not seek peace while peace can be obtained? If our lamps of preparation are drawn down, let us start immediately to replenish them." 

Okay well yall are amazing. I sure love ya! Enjoy this little extra thing I added to this email! ❤๐Ÿ˜Š

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

The PICTURES
:
1) Happy 4th! ๐Ÿ’™❤๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท
2) Zone Activity! ๐Ÿ˜Š
3) Sister Atkisson!! ๐Ÿ’•
4) Love these ladies❤ We all came out together 
5) 5 of my companions ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•




Monday, July 3, 2017

Oh my goodness! This week was crazyyyy and this upcoming week will be even craizer! #thelifeofanstl 

So remember last week when I told yall that the one lady we met last weekend called and wanted us to come over? Well we did. It was going so great she was really emotional and telling us she felt like she needed to reach out to us.... turns out she just wanted us to loan her money to get out of debt๐Ÿ™ƒ like what?! So weird.  

So this week as a zone we had fast week! So every companionship took a turn! So all day Wednesday we went without food and water so we can see miracles! It worked ๐Ÿ˜Š We found a new investigator! Wahooo! We actually found 5 this week so we are pumped๐Ÿ™Œ  side story: while we were fasting we went to service at the old folks home. We alllways bake with them. It took everything in me not to lick the spoon of the chocolate cake mix hahaha but its ok I didnt give in and it was worth it! 

So we had exchanges back to back this week! On Thursday, Sister Peterson from High Point, came here with me! It was so great! I learned alot from her and we were able to find some solid potentials! The next day I went to Bethania with Sister Payne! Fun fact, she said she wanted to go to Spain on her mission haha so I told her my mom got that covered for her #hermanapayne Also we arent related well I dont think we are haha. But  it was a good time! I loved it! While we were there we taught someone who was high as a kite๐Ÿ˜‚ it was intresting. That is my favorite part of talking with everyone, you get fun stories! Also this lady we talked to told me to come back after my mission and marry her son???๐Ÿ˜‚ people are nuts 

Spiritual Thought:  "As we pray with faith, sincerity, and real intent, we will see God's influence in our lives. He will guide us in our daily lives and help us make good decisions. He will bless us with feelings of comfort and peace." 


That was pretty much my week! I love being a missionary so much. Yesterday we walked by primary and they were singing" I hope they call me on a mission"  and I started crying hahaha I wish I could stay forever! I am so grateful for this gospel and I invite everyone to do something this week to increase your faith in Jesus Christ. It makes life worth living๐Ÿ’• This week is gonna be crazy fun! I am so pumped! ❤ I hope to here allll about y'all and what kind of fun things you have been up to! Have a good 4th and enjoy the fireworks๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ’™

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•