SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
I was looking for ugly things
Monday Jul 11 2016

How can we live the Gospel?
In other words, How can we live the teachings of Jesus Christ?

This week, I realized how we can live the Gospel completely in just one step.

Now, There are 5 steps for all of us to take en this life. So that one day we can live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, again.

These 5 steps are:

-Faith
-Repentance
-Baptism
-Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost
-Enduring to the End

now, how can we live all of these things in just one step?

I have the answer...

Participate in taking the sacrament.

How?

We need to have FAITH. Faith in Jesus Christ that he can accompany us in our decision to REPENT. By taking the sacrament, we remember our covenants that we make with our Heavenly Father, such as baptism. In so doing, we are promised that we will have his spirit to always be with us. To be our guide. With the Spirit, we have the help of the Lord in our lives to help us endure to the end.

It really is a blessing that we have to take the sacrament each week.

Jacob 4:13 says

13. Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls. But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also spake them unto prophets of old.


We are going to have many experiences whether we would like it or not, throughout the week. And only through the Holy Spirit we can learn exactly what God wants us to learn. Or be aware of the things that God wants to protect us from.

I know we have this opportunity each week to partake of the sacrament, to be a symbol of God saying, he never mind last week, you do better this week. Give it your all, cause you can, Ill be there with you!"

Romans 8

31. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?


Time for a story....

So this week, my comp and I were contacting just knocking on doors. We came to a door, and my comp was like, "what a creepy house." and I was like, "yeah, but maybe a special person." haha so we knocked... She was super special.

She was paralyzed on the right side of her face, so her eye was shut and she talked side ways. She opened the door and looked at my comp and said, "I know you, come in!" and we were like "oh a sweet little old lady that knows my comp! lets go" (This never happens that someone just invites us in)

So we walked in and I walked in first and all I remember thinking was, this is so weird, theres so much space, and so many things but it just feels so empty. Then this old lady said, "dont be scared if you see anything ugly." I just looked at my comp and me being the biggest baby, my eyes just became so wide and I was looking for ugly things.

There were two couches across from each other, a 2 seater against the window, or a 3 seater with empty space behind, and a door to the kitchen, the window couch was safer to me cause in my mind, there were maybe uglier things where there was more space. So I sat on the two seater and my comp sat right by me and this old lady just slowly started to talk towards me like she was going to sit on my lap, but we asked if she wanted to sit and she said no... Then I got up and said, "lets sits over here the 3 of us." So we did and she was talking about random things. then got up and went behind the couch to walk scarily into the kitchen. I hurried and asked my comp how she felt and she said. "I don't know." and I said, "were going now." and I got up. (I felt so sick) My comp got up and walked after her to see if she needed help and she just turned so fast and said no, its okay." So then she came and sat with us again.

Now we asked her about Jesus and she started talking about the things in her house and I just thought (please don't say they're all from dead people) and she didn't say that and my comp said, "hey, we need to sing for her." and so her sitting in the middle of the 3 seater, we both got on the floor in front of her and sang lead kindly light" and she was staring at my comp and her eye went completely normal and big and then we finished and my comp stayed on the floor across from her. But I thought, well, this lady can see behind both of us so Ill sit by her so my comp can see behind me and I can see behind her. She was talking about how beautiful the song was then randomly shot her head to the right and asked my comp, "who are you looking at?" and my comp said, "No one" and she said, "Oh I thought there was someone right here." and my comp looked at the couch and it was as if someone had sat up from the seat. So I hurried and said, "Were going to say a prayer to bless your home okay." And she said okay, and yes, I held my comps hand and then we finished and ran out and she ran out and said, "when will you be coming again?" I lied. I said, next week. I wont be going back.

After walking on a busy street for about 6 blocks, we noticed her dog was running ahead of us and then coming back and doing circles around us. we kept telling it to leave. Then I prayed, and it left the second I said, "amen."

Haha she was half our size but I nearly wet myself.

That was a little story about my week! I hope you all had a great week. Im praying for you all and love you a bunch!

Have a great week with the Spirit to be with you :)



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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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