Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Izach arrives home Friday 22nd of November. 
His homecoming address will be December 8th at 11am in the Pioneer Ward, South Weber UT.

November 18, 2013

I guess I am signing off!  My last email so my last mission post to the blog.  Thanks everyone for keeping up on how I'm doing.  Thank you for all the letters and the support.  I'm super sorry if I never wrote you back or havent in a long time.  I'm a terrible letter writer.  Just know that the letters meant A LOT to me and helped me more than you will ever know.  I want you all to know that I love and care about each of you and am so thankful for all of your examples to me.  I know that this Gospel is true, and that if you desire to feel more of our Father in Heavens love then talk to the missionaries and they will help you.  I know that our Savior wants us all to receive the fullness of the blessings that he has in store and that there is no other way to receive them except through this restored Gospel.  I know that following the teaching of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will make you happier than anything else you will ever find in this entire world.  I know that our Father in Heaven loves you SO much that he has made it possible for you to return to live with him and our Savior, and that that way has once again been brought back to the Earth through a modern day prophet.
Thank you all so much!
Love Elder Jach-Goates

November 11, 2013

Things here never cease to be anything less than amazing!  We had stake conference over the weekend.  The adult session on saturday was great.  We had 2 different investigators there and they both really enjoyed it. It's great to have a meeting so focused on moving forward the work of salvation.  Sunday was great with all the talks focused on overcoming trials and relying on the Lord.  The spirit filled the room from the opening hymn to the closing prayer, and to top it all off I was able to see so many of my families from my first area of Manchester.  Man it made me miss them and feel like a brand new missionary again.  It was so great to see all of them right before coming home.  This last week has been filled with tender mercies, and I already know this week will be filled with them as well.  There are so many little things that the Lord blesses us with which sometimes we look over completely.  It's when we take the time to see those little things that changes our whole perspective and helps us to live a happier more abundant life.  Perspective is everything!  Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!  It's having the fear or the doubt and taking the step anyway that changes it all.  It's not until after we take that step into the darkness that we find out that there is solid ground awaiting us. It's not until we seek the light that we find pure joy.   Look for those moments.  Look for those little blessing and then be thankful.
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 4, 2013

It's been pretty crazy this past little while! We  had exchanges on Tuesday, a trunk or treat on Wednesday and the temple on Thursday.  We picked up 3 new investigators who all said they would come to church this week and who we are teaching again this week as well.  We invited all of them to be baptized and they all excepted.  We found 2 investigators the week before and we have a few potentials for this week as well. We're setting specific dates in which to be baptized with some of them this week.  It's great to see how the Lord is blessing us for working hard and doing what we have been asked to do.  I'm grateful for the opportunity I have been blessed with to serve my brothers and sisters and to help others feel more of the Saviors love!
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Sunday, November 3, 2013

October 28, 2013

It's been another great week! We found 2 new investigators and have return appointments with 3 more solid potential investigators this week. We also set baptismal dates with a few of our current investigators.  We had a fast as a mission a few weeks ago for new investigators and it was so great to hear about all the miracles people witnessed because of the fast.  People have been popping out of the woodwork.  It's been amazing! It's Halloween this week so gather up some pass-along cards and start taping them to your candy.  You never know who's life you will change just from a simple card.  I love you all and I Love this gospel.
Love Elder Jach-Goates