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A Tribute to Jacob Zajicek

Jacob Zajicek
Barbara Zajicek, Jacob's Mother
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I remember woirnkg really hard the first 6 months. I had an incredibly dedicated trainer who kept all the rules. We had lots of success. My next companion wasn’t so dedicated, he was ready to go home with 6 months left to serve. About that time, my parents divorced unexpectedly and I was sure that my lack of activity had something to do with it (I know now that it had nothing to do with it, but I was young and inexperienced). At that point, I rededicated  myself and kept all the rules and worked really hard. My parent’s were still divorced, but I learned a valuable lesson about magnifying my calling and the blessing that await those who are obedient. Because of that experience, my life was changed forever. I loved my mission. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to serve. http://qxrrxgxmqpz.com [url=http://jfwfnkvflc.com]jfwfnkvflc[/url] [link=http://srqjrbdyhkf.com]srqjrbdyhkf[/link]I remember my misoisn president preaching to us as misoisnaries that we must clean our vessels if we wanted to experience success.  The only way that we could teach with the power and authority like the Savior is if we were clean ourselves.  I took this to heart and worked as hard as I could to live the way we were instructed to live.  I wanted to be able to come home knowing that I truly had the Savior’s image on my countenance (Alma 5:14).  To this day, I strive to do this.  I know that it is impossible to live without blemish, but I know that through the Savior, I can correct those mistakes and have my heart changed to the will of the Father’s and have the Savior’s image upon my countenance.  The sign of a successful misoisn is if we can still live and practice what we taught as misoisnaries years after that experience.  I will always strive to do this as I go through life for that is where I can have peace and pure joy.I remember when I was srvnieg in the Riverside area with Elder Williams.  When I arrived in the area things were on fire.  Teaching appointments from sun up to sun down.  There were so many investigators to be taught.  The Lord was blessing this area with so much work.  During this time I had come to love the scriptures more then I ever had before.  I had a desire to preach the gospel with all my heart and I wanted to help my investigators progress and see the blessings the restored gospel would bring into their lives.  I had come to love these people and because they were my life nothing else matter to me anymore. I  wanted to help these people find answers to their questions.  I wanted to help them find peace and comfort that we are all looking for. I can say that I lost myself in the work of the Lord and it’s the greatest feeling in the world.  Obedience was a huge part of my mission.  Obedience brought structure into my life, and it helped me and my companions come close together as brothers and feel the spirit of the Lord.  I love my mission. It was the greatest experience of my life. http://qzmyodiafu.com [url=http://hvmmjsz.com]hvmmjsz[/url] [link=http://zxcdbx.com]zxcdbx[/link]This question is one that I blveiee every missionary coming to the end of their service asks themselves.  I remember very clearly the last day I spent in San Diego, a day spent in the temple.  The day began in a session with the Temple President and our Mission President.  My mission president, a man whom I grew to love like a father, spoke to us counseling us to go to the Lord in prayer and offer our service.  He testified that the Lord would speak to us and whisper if he approved of our service.  I took this counsel just as I had taken all his inspired counsel.  I went to the Lord in a quite corner and gave everything to the Lord. The feeling that came almost instantly was a feeling “Well done thou good and faithful servant”.  This feeling for me is the same feeling I hope to feel when I enter into his eternal rest.  I have never before and never since felt such a feeling of approval.  I knew in an instant that I could leave that sacred service and that I had become a man. I had learned to know and love my Savior and his gospel that I had preached.  I was returning with Honor, I felt a feeling of pride to report to my loving parents and family that I had left everything.  I know to this day that I gave everything that I had. I spent every minute of my two years studying and preaching his gospel. Let’s go back  and I thought to mylsef  She will not be home. .  But we kept looking and searching for her home.  We finally did find the home.  She was not there and so somewhat depressed we went to lunch.  We were told she was not interested in meeting with us.It was the next day, the morning of the 7th that I realized a small miracle had happened.  David and Lourdes were the neighbors of Ilda.  She and David had seen us looking for her home the day before.  She had wanted to avoid us and thus had told someone to tell us at the door that she was not home.  At this time though David and Lourdes had also seen us they had wanted to avoid us.  David however was from this experience somehow impressed with our efforts to find Ilda and that is what made him decide to listen to our message.  He told us that morning that he had decided that he would not come to the discussion that morning.  It brought tears to my eyes when he said the reason he came that morning and that he had brought his wife and neighbor Ilda was because of our efforts the day before.  I know the Spirit testified to him that we were bringing an important message that would change his life.  From my journal that day  I know God loves us all and he just wants so bad for us to follow Him and do what is right.  When we do-watch out-blessings.   I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to teach these humble and good people.  I know that hard work and faith and diligence in the work conributed to our success.
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