SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
All things work together for good
Monday Apr 11 2016

No hay palabaras para describir esta semana pasada! (There aren´t words to describe this past week)

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

Well I loved so much in conference last week, someone said that we make the choice to choose faith over doubt everyday. It is so rewarding to do so. Obviously there are a lot of hard things about the mission, but man, when I chose faith whole heartedly, I feel the hand of God guiding my day. My spanish is better, Im able to share my testimony in a language I barely know, but completely understand and feel what Im saying. I love that we have been given agency in this life, because without this agency, we would never know the difference between good days and bad days. Therefore, we would never know happiness. There are two different kind of choices that we get to make throughout our lives, good or bad. When we choose faith, everything works out and makes sense! I just love it.

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors though him that loved us."
"Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:37&39

WOWOW!!! How motivating! Seriously! I love it so much!

A recent convert and his brother and my comp and I were all talking about our testimonies about the Book of Mormon. And when it was that our testimonies were really set in the Book with no doubt. He said, "while reading the Book of Mormon, I realized how much confidence God has in all of us." I loved that, its so true! Our Heavenly Father has so much faith and confidence in all of us, I feel it while talking to investigators everyday. He is the ultimate dad! (sorry dad youre fantastic too ;)) But really! He knows we can overcome any hard thing, because He knows that He will always be there for us. I love God :)

sooooo... I've been kissed by a man.

It was an accident, Im still getting used to the culture hahahaha.

Yesterday, was fantastic. After church, we did our studies and went to go to one of our appointments with a family. And I just randomly felt like I needed to bring my Plan of Salvation layout thing, (even though thats not what we planned to talk about),that Jordan Hansen got me before I left, (shout out to reddragon haha) We called Wendy, our friend who is a member of a year and a half now! Woo she is amazing she´s 18 years old and is planning to go on a mission! Anyways, we went to her house so that she could accompany us. There is an inactive member named Flora who lives right by her and we always go to just spend time with her and see if she needs anything, we´ll sing for her and just we love her so much :) anyways, while we were waiting for Wendy to come out, we walked accross the street with Flora so that we could talk to her in the shade, so we sat on the curb. We had 20 minutes til our next lesson, and I got this strong impression to talk about the Plan of Salvation with her. So I quickly told my compañera and we asked her if that would be okay with her and she said yes! So we sang a short hymn and then we asked her who she would like to offer the opening prayer, she volunteered and it was so sweet! So I asked her if she had heard about the Plan of Salvation, and she said never! I got so excited to teach her that I think she started getting so excited haha its my favorite part of all things that we share on the mission, because it clearly shows Gods love for all of us, His children. She got so happy and excited and kept saying "START!" So we started with the Pre-Mortal Life, she was like "What! Keep going!" She was loving it so much. She asked about babies that die because she has always worried about them and we explained to her a little bit about Moroni chapter 8 how it talks about how young children die in Christ basically. That they dont need baptism because they are no sins. She just started crying, We went through the whole Plan with her. She told us this has answered all the questions that she has had in her life, because she was so confused. She was so happy about it and thanked us a million times.

The Plan of Salvation, is a plan that God prepared for us before this earth. We came to the earth to obtain bodies and experience all things, but most importantly, to except Christ, live His gospel, and allow his perfect atonement to heal us so that we can be happy for all eternity. It was so special with Flora. I felt the spirit so strong. I know that God created the Plan for us to one day live with Him. I love sharing this Plan with everyone I can, because I feel so much love from God, I feel close to him, like I know more about him.

In Jarom verse 2, I dont have the exact scripture, but I love that he says something about how the Plan of Salvation has already been revealed many times, so he doesnt need to explain it again. This verse for me, shows me how important this plan is for us to know, 1 because God wants to live with His kiddos again (us) and 2 because we can learn how we can return to live with our daddiyo again, for all eternity, gaining all that He has. I just love it.

I've met so many cool people here, like legit gangsters with tear drop tats on their face, that have solid testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And the food is amazing! I love the food. I drink so much coke everyday but Ive lost about 10 pounds...

My compañera y yo make the funniest videos, Im going to try to send them. hahaha I love my comp. She is so strong, and I have learned so much from her! Im just so happy, and I feel so previledged to devote this short year and a half of my life to think about other people all day and how I can serve them.

I love you all and hope that you guys have a fantastic week :)



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Hermana Geertsen

Called to serve in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Feb 2016 - Aug 2017
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