SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
Jaihuayco is amazing
Monday May 29 2017

Jaihuayco is amazing!

My comp is awesome too! She is so motivating and loves working! The ward is amazing! Im feeling really good.

The week started out a little rough and I was a bit down to be honest about not being able to work how I normally would, but changing areas and everything has helped me to really recognize the blessings that God has waiting for us that He is eagerly waiting to give!

To start.. On the first day, we had a great lesson with an investigator named Elmer Romero. He is 27 years old and is a carpenter. we answered a lot of questions that he had had from the lesson about the Restoration and when we explained to him the importance of the Priesthood being restored he finally accepted a baptismal date for the 24th of June. He started to get really excited to read the Book of Mormon and pray and the lesson was so awesome!
I instantly had so much love in my heart for the people in this area.

later on this week, we visited another guy named Yerco Omonte he is 41 years old and LOVES that we teach him. He has lots of faith and knows so much! He had mentioned that out of all the people in the world, we are the most spiritual. Haha so cute.

He has an addiction to smoking but wants to stop so that he can be baptized on the 10th of June. As we thought about something we could do to help him, I remembered something so sweet that Amberleigh did in her prayer room/closet. She had a lantern and a bottle of oil sitting on a little tall table. I remember her telling me that she would put a drop of oil in her lantern to show that she was filling up her lantern and preparing herself.

I thought, "what a great idea!" so we told him about the story of the 10 virgins from the bible and we brought him a little jar and a thing of oil and we added a plastic water bottle with a money slot haha. We told him that every time he had the temptation to smoke, that he would put 1 boliviano(money) and then he would put a drop of oil in his jar so that he could physically see that he is preparing himself to be baptized! He was so excited to start!

I'll get my cast off this week, IM SO EXCITED!

This transfer is one of 3 weeks because of the change of mission presidents and then we have one of 9 weeks. Were pretty sure that my comp will leave me in like 2 weeks and IM SO SAD!

But whatever God wants :) God is the best. I love Him, I know He loves each of us. That He has a perfect plan for us and that everything in this plan has its purpose!

A sister here told me, "no es, por qué?" es "para que"
That is to say, "its not, why?" its, "for what"....

Its true! Cause there is a reason! Love you all, have a great 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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