Monday, March 27, 2017

This week zoomed by, but what else is new? 

So we had interviews this week, It felt like I hadn't had them in forever! So it was so good to be with the Alexanders. They always know exactly how to help! ๐Ÿ˜Š President told me he has seen alot of growth in me, which is always nice to hear especially when you don't recognize it yourself. We also had our last district meeting of the transfer, which is sad because I really liked this district! And this next transfer, our district is getting all rearranged. Speaking of transfers, I am staying put in good old Stuart for at least 6 more weeks! ๐Ÿ™Œ

 Friday was an exciting day! So we were asked to be on the radio! We were guests on, "Patrick County Profiles." I am going to try to send the media file out later today, but if not you can find it on my moms facebook page! But anyway it was fun! Surprisingly I wasn't nervous at all! We talked about our beliefs, what we do as missionaries, and sorted out some myths about our church! Unfortunately, not everyone flocked to the church this Sunday, but we planted seeds! And one day all of Patrick County will be converted ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

We also had our branch chili cook off! Sister Charles and I worked SO hard on a cute display for it and like 3 non members showed up. And didn't pay any attention to it๐Ÿ™ƒ But it's okay, that's how we learn humility right? ๐Ÿ˜œ We were asked to be the judges, which I was so not thrilled about, but it was okay. Everyone who came had a good time and that's what matters!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

On Saturday BOTH our recent converts went to the temple๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ Katelynn thought we were coming with her, and we wished we could!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Sadly the temple is not in our mission boundaries, the struggle is real. But on the bright side, both Wendell and Katelynn had a great experience!❤

We were blessed to have the General Womans Conference this weekend too! We gathered with part of the stake to watch it! It was obviously so good! One of the talks struck me, it was given by the general relief society president. She talked about the influence of certain women in the church. Which got me thinking of certain women that I admire! I have been so blessed in my life to be influenced by such good women. I thought of obviously my mom, sister, aunts, and many women in my home ward and stake. I hope they know how thankful I am for their influence in my life๐Ÿ’—   

And lastly.... WHERE DOES TIME GO?!? This day last year I was giving my farewell talk! This Thursday I hit my one year mark!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™ƒ It's insane. When I first got out I prayed for time to go fast I thought I would never see the end. But now I pray for time to slow down! And I don't want to see the end! Some days are harder than others. I would be lying if I said I never wished I could be with my family or go to a certain event with my friends,  but missionary life is incredible. And it is worth all the worldly things that people tell me I am missing out on. Coming out on my mission I really had no expectations or thoughts of what it would be like. I just came! And I am so glad I did! As basic as this sounds, I can't picture my life without my mission. I really can't. So I will hold these next 5 1/2 months near to my heart, because in a blink of an eye, they will be gone!! 

Spiritual Thought: 
"Sin will always be sin. Disobedience to the Lord's commandments will always deprive us of His blessings. The world changes constantly and dramatically, but God, His commandments, and promised blessings do not change." 

Well that's all folks. Shout out to all you people that have actually kept up with me for this past year! Some of you I haven't heard from in a whole year, but that's okay that's what repentance is for right? hahah๐Ÿ˜‰ But seriously I am one lucky sister to have the support that I do. So thank you๐Ÿ’— I hope you're week is amazing and you all make time to watch general conference๐Ÿ˜˜  Love youuuuu! 

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

Monday, March 20, 2017

#51 HAPPY SPRING March 20, 2017


It was another good week! I swear all the weeks just melt together and fly by so quick! 

This past Tuesday I had my first vegan meal, can't say I was a fan, but the experience was good I guess! I also got to drive in ths snow for the first time in my life! 

At the religious meeting we were asked to read a bible scripture for the lady leading, and after this other man started saying how the King James Version has faults in it and blah blah blah and then the cutest thing happened. Another lady stood up for us! She said " Their prophet told them to read that version so they are gonna do it!" (': 

Wednesday we had a super powerful lesson with an investigator named Regina. 
We taught the Plan of Salvation and she opened up to us alot. That day we also saw a less active we are working with who is giving up smoking! So for the first time in my mission life, we were able to ask him for his cigarettes!! He gave them to us haha so natuarlly we took a selfie. 

Thursday we were spoiled because a General Authority drove 600 miles to come to our Zone Conference!!! His name is Elder Zaballos and his sweet wife came too! They are both from Chile! It was a really good meeting! He talked for a little bit about the mission call process and how the ission president and his wife have a kinda big role in it. I know for a fact I needed to be with the Alexanders! They are literally angels. In the words of my wise old companion Sis Hill, " I would serve a mission all over again just to know the Alexanders" ❤ 

Friday was a happy St Patty's Day for sure! I thought of my cute grandma Tonia alot ๐Ÿ’š We had such a busy busy day! But it ended with a baptism!! Katelynn who is 12 got baptized Friday night! She has been going to church with her grandma for a while and wanted so badly to be baptized! She was so thrilled!! We were too! ๐Ÿ˜Š

The rest of the week just involved a lot of door knocking and trying to build our teaching pool! 

Spiritual Thought: 
"In obedience there is joy and peace unspotted, unalloyed; and as God has designed our happiness … He never will institute an ordinance or give a commandment to His people that is not calculated in its nature to promote that happiness which He has designed, and which will not end in the greatest amount of good and glory to those who become the recipients of his law and ordinances."

This week I find out my fate if I am staying or leaving Stuart! I am pretty sure I will stay but I guess we will find out! But if you have been hiding any mail to send my way make sure it gets here by next monday just in case ๐Ÿ˜˜

I hope you all have a blessed week! Hope to hear from ya soon! Love ya!  ❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•
PO Box 1025
Stuart VA 24171 

1) Mission Conference ft Elder Cook! Can you spy me? ๐Ÿ˜œ
2) Don't worry we threw them out hahah
3) Baptism!!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š
4) I bought a polaroid so naturally I needed a pic with Sis Hill๐Ÿ˜˜​

Monday, March 13, 2017

WOW. I had the best week ever!! I seriously am so pumped to be writing this.

So Tuesday, we got to lead the religious meeting. Best part though was President & Sister Alexander picked us up and came with us!! They had been in a meeting in Charlotte ALL day and didnt even get to eat dinner, but they still drove the 2 and a half hours up here BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST EVER❤ Seriously. And like I am so thankful because they saved us when some of the questions people asked got tricky haha. 

Wednesday we had zone meeting. We got to have a pancake breakfast before to celebrate meeting last months goals. The meeting was great though. We have some power house missionaries up here in Winston! I guess our zone has the best investigator/baptism ratio in the mission so thats pretty neat! 

Okay now to the good part. Y'all still with me? 

This weekend was so great! Friday we drove to Winston and had a sisters sleepover (minus the pilot mtn sisters) I haven't had one of those since my days in Concord! Haha it was full of junk food and giggles. Oh and really ugly selfies. I am pretty sure no one got a good nights sleep because we were way too pumped for the next day. 

Saturday we drove to Charlotte and got Chick Fil A because why not, then got to the church building. Every missionary was there. It was so great. Obviously I ran to all my past companions that I miss with everything that I am. It was a joyous reunion. So they had us line up and situated us for a mission pic. Sister Alexander came in and started crying. She said she has never seen everyone together. It was precious❤ So we were all where we needed to be for the picture, and then Elder Quentin L Cook walked right past me and a wave of spirit filled me. In case you didn't know, just like Jesus Christ had 12 apostles, we too have 12 apostles since this is Christs church restored. So Elder Cook is one of those apostles. It is a pretty big deal. Anyway after the picture we lined up and walked into the chapel. We got to shake the hands of Elder Cook, Elder Klebingat (of the 70), and Elder McArthur (area 70) , and their wives too! 

The other general authorites spoke, and their wives. Then Elder Cooks turn! I won't tell you everything he ever said to us, if you want to know you can ask. But I will tell you the spirit was STRONG. And it was something I needed. I can testify he is an apostle of the Lord, He has been called of God. He left a blessing on all of us that one day we would see the impact of our missions. It will bless our lives, our families lives, and our future generations. What more could you ask for? 

Sunday was just as great, although to be 100% honest I was SO distracted this time haha. So we drove down to Charlotte with the Mullins at 7am! (Yay for day light savings ๐Ÿ™ƒ) We had a regional, 7 stake, conference at the Coliseum. Every missionaries dream part 2, because all the areas we serve in were invited to come aka I saw ALOT of people I love. Which is why I was distracted hahah because I was looking for those faces. I saw the Tracys aka my Lancaster family so pretty much best day ever. 

The same people spoke as on Saturday, just with different messages! Elder Cook spoke about some ways we can establish Zion in our hearts and in our homes. I will make this my spiritual thought because this email is getting long. Sorry not sorry. 

1) Have religious observance in your home 
2) Be an example where ever you live
3) Honor the Sabbath Day. He talked a lot about this. I am pretty sure it is one of the most broken commandments. Like hello people. He didn't give a do's a don't list but just counseled to do wholesome activities with your family. But when we do better at honoring the sabbath, we will be more blessed!  
4) Focus on the importance of the temples 

He left another special blessing and in it he talked about loving those in your family who are going down forbidden paths. Which hit home. We all have people we care about who may not be doing what we think they should be. But we should love them anyway!! 

Okay so sorry but like this weekend was so great. If you wanna hear more about the other speakers let me know!! Today I realized I have exactly 6 months left AND I FREAKED OUT. Seriously this is the good life. I love it and I love ALL of you!! Your support and prayers lift me up! ๐Ÿ˜˜❤

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello everyone! ๐Ÿ˜Š It was a pretty good week here in the Virgina mission feild! 

Tuesday was full of miracles! We had Wendell teach us! It was pretty fun. We made and video and fingers crossed that it works! 
We were going to contact a less active member and we had like the worst directions given to us. "Red brick house on the right side of the hill". Do you know how many red brick houses by the hill there were?! So Sister Charles and I prayed to be able to find the right one. So we try like the 3rd one we see, planning to just ask if they know who we are looking for. And they did! Because it was him! ๐Ÿ™Œ
Then on the way up the mountain, on very curvy roads, I was turning a corner and I kid you not, was about an inch away from a semi hitting us. They were for sure not all in their lane. So thankfully, I had a tiny patch of dirt to swerve to. God protects his missionaries!! 

We had a real cold and rainy Wednesday! The weather here is so bipolar! You honestly never know what you will get. 

Thursday we got to attend a baptism for the Mount Airy Elders! The ladies name was Jenny, so I was thrown off alot ๐Ÿ˜‚ But it was a great baptism! Our district is killlllling it๐Ÿ’ช*humble brag* 

A miracle happened Friday, Stuart FINALLY got a media referral (someone requesting church media, bible, book of mormon, videos, ect.) And even better! They became a new investigator!!! Yay!!๐ŸŽ‰

We were also able to teach Katelynn a few times. She is 12 and wants to be baptized! She is on date for March 18th! So we are hoping everything works out! ๐Ÿ˜Š

This upcoming week, will be spent preparing to meet Elder Quinten L. Cook, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Also some members of the 70 will be joining! The mission is so excited! I briefly met him when I was in 8th grade, and I dont think I understood the importance of it then. So I am excited to be spiritually prepared for Saturday! And Sunday he will be speaking at a 7 stake conference in Charlotte! So it will be a great week! ๐Ÿ’™

Spiritual Thought: 
"Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves."

I just want you all to know, how thankful I am for this gospel. It changes lives. It can help you endure any hardship that comes your way. It can bring you peace and joy. I love being a missionary. I love being able to serve in the south. There is no where else I would rather be ❤ Have a great week y'all! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•