SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
And he that receiveth light
Monday Apr 18 2016

This week went well, pretty normal, but well!

DC 50:24
"That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light growth brighter and brighter until the perfect day."

So we have an investigator, his name is Juan Carlos(17 years old), he used to be atheist before we started teaching him. He was so shy, very serious and yeah, just very shy! My comp and I noticed a huge change in him this week. He has been so happy and laughing so much and smiling so much, and asks so many questions and just loves to talk to us. He told us that we are like his best friends and that he loves us. We fasted this week with him and he just explained to us how happy he is and he brought me and my comp cake and pie (tan rico :)) He is planning to be baptized the 30th of this month.

I love to see what the teachings of Jesus Christ, does to the countenances of people. Its so beautiful.

To follow that, this morning, we were at La Cancha, a huge place to shop, and my comp and I were walking to find the other sisters to get a taxi so that we could go eat at a place called Mexico(a place owned by a guy from highland, he married a Boliviana and they're moving to Highland this week!) anyways, haha #ADD... As we were walking, we walked passed these two huge scary looking guys... And they were speaking english!!! haha I got so scared and just walked past them and got the strongest feeling, "hey they're children of God too! Go share your message!" So I told my comp that we needed to and she was like yeah, we don't have much time, but if you think we should lets do it.
We turned around and I was like, "hey guys! I heard you speaking english, and I speak english and I wanted to talk to people that speak english!" haha they were like "Hey! Yeah, whats up hows it going? (looked at my tag) you're from the church!" and so I was like yeah! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you know about this church?" and they were like "No!" haha so I was like, "Mormons?"... "Oh mormons! Yeah, well a little!" So I said, "Well, since Im always sharing our message in spanish, could I share it with your guys in english?" They kind of hesitated but then he was like , "Yeah, sure!" I just started telling them why I was here, because God loves us so much, and I want everyone to know that. That we are all children of God and He wants the best for us, I really cant remember everything I was saying! I was just so at peace to share the message in english, but not only that it was in english, but that I literally saw something in his eyes as I was talking to him. change. We gave him a pamphlet of the restoration and he said, "Im going to read this. Wow, thank you so much, yeah Im going to read this, thank you!" THE SPIRIT WAS THERE, IN LA CANCHA!!!

God loves us so much, and I love that I get so see a small portion of His love for everyone around me!

Just this past Saturday, There was a huge party across the street from our house and we just were joking around about how funny it would be if we could go all dressed funny and ready to share our message... So we made the funniest video, Im going to try to send it but Im still trying to figure out how!

I love you all and hope you all have a fantastic week!

Oh and Happy Birthday to McKinley, Ava and Skyla this 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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