SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
She took the discussions about 10 years ago and remembered
Monday Nov 21 2016
This week was good!

Remember that one contact in the street of the woman who left her house to be calm? Well, her name is Basilia and we just visited with her yesterday!

It went so well, Im really excited to see how it goes. She took the discussions about 10 years ago and remembered a little bit about Joseph Smith and all that great stuff! So when we went to ask her to pray about Joseph Smith if he was a prophet, she said, "not only that, but I really want to pray about everything that you've all taught me." She also wants to go to church and activities and Im just praying so much that this goes really well for her. She is so great!

We also had the most beautiful Plan of Salvation lesson with Willma (mama de Ada). We asked her if she had any questions about our first discussion and she had a lot of great ones but it was really interesting to see how Satan had affected her right in between the week that we hadn't visited her. She was so sure and crying in the first visit and then she became a little more unsure and it was sad for me to be honest. But we answered all of her questions and personally I was reminded so much of the grace and mercy of God. I almost cried as I testified of that. We left and she was so happy and she said she felt a lot of peace. It really seemed to be the "perfect lesson" haha. i'm also excited to see how she keeps progressing!

Ada on the other hand is doing great! She's ready for her baptism this weekend! Ah Im so happy!

This work makes me really happy and just FELIZ! hahahha

Something sweet that happened from our contacting this week just happened on this Saturday, so we wanted to knock on doors in a neighborhood, so as we went, usually, we knock and wait a bit and if they don't come, knock for the second time and then wait a little and then we go, but this time, we did the 2 and then as we looked at each other like yeah lets go, I was like, wait, no, we gotta knock one more time!

So this old lady comes out and her sweet little 6 yr old comes out too and she was really a little angel. We shared with the old lady the pamphlet of the Restoration and on the front page is a lamb in Christ's hands and so we explained to them both that that little lamb was us and that we will always be in Christ's hands but only as we follow him will we feel his hands, the old lady didn't really give much interest cause she was very catholic and they usually don't give us the time of day, but she gave it to her sweet little Samantha and she just hugged the pamphlet and then as we left, we looked back and the old lady left but little Samantha was staring at us and saying bye and then her grandma looked at us and then said, COME IN! and she looked at us again and mouthed to us "chao" which is "bye". My heart just felt so happy we didn't even know the sweet little girl but she looked at us with familiar eyes and as I looked at my comp I told her, "she looked at us like we were angels!" and my comp said, "I was thinking the exact same thing."
I know that we pass every experience whether they accept us or not, to learn something new. God works in beautiful ways!

Have a great week :)


He can see his best friend again
Monday Nov 14 2016
This week was really sweet and filled with many small miracles and blessings

Contacts of the week,
So, my comp and I had a goal to have 11 contacts for the day and we had finished our 10 (goal of he mission) and I was content and thought, If we didn't get the extra 1, we would be okay. However, while walking on the side walk, ahead was a young man and I told my comp, lets contact him, you start. She didn't hear me cause we just walked passed, it was funny. But then, on the corner was another young man and I said, no, he's the one. So we walked, as he put his arm up for a taxi, so I thought, or not, and the taxi got really close as if to stop and then just swerved and kept going right as we were passing, so I knew for fact we needed to talk to him. So we talked to him. and he said, he never has time, and I said, God never gave you a life that doesn't have a little time for him, theres always time. and he looked me in the eye and he said, you're right. (at this time there were no taxis passing) and I thought, I need to promise him that the next taxi will stop for him because he gave us time. So I told him that as I randomly lifted my arm and the taxi stopped right there. I walked away laughing at how God really follows through with the promises we make as missionaries! And quickly too, Haha!

A different day we had to go to the Stake Center to practice a song for our Stake conference that we had this past weekend. We finished and got in a taxi and I felt like we needed to ask for how long he had been a taxi driver and he said, "Its funny cause Im actually not, Im helping out my friend who just died yesterday, you didn't hear? He fell off the roof of the airport." and we asked him more questions and at the moment he said he doesn't believe in God. He has recently been divorced 2 months ago and his world literally began to fall. He told us many personal things. We explained to him about the Plan of Salvation and how one day he can see his best friend again. My comp had with her the very last pamphlet of all of our Plan of Salvation pamphlets and we gave him it. We told him that we know he might not want to hear it at the moment, but we are always here for him to talk to.
I love to see the hand of God in the little things, like which taxi stops, the last pamphlet for the very specific day after the death of his best friend. There is hope from believing in Christ.

We also had an amazing lesson with Willma, the mom of Ada. She cried starting with the opening prayer. She said, "its all real". She is the kind of person that reminds me of Nephi and Joseph smith, because she was born in a family of goods Christian parents who always taught her to have the faith. It really is so important for us to teach in our families the first and most important step of all, Faith.

This week was really just a sweet week. I love you all so much! Keep the faith and have a good week!


Look who God put in my way
Monday Nov 7 2016
This week was so beautiful!

Here is a sweet little miracle of the week that I just loved so much!

We had visited the 1st counselors wife a couple days ago with our mission leader, in her home and we planned to have a family night for last night. So we left to go to the house and for some reason, we couldn't find the house and we walked back and forth for 30 minutes looking for the house we asked someone if he knew the street and he didn't, so we kept going and then after a few minutes I said to Hna. Cardoza, this means that God wants us to talk to someone, we looked around for another 15 minutes and there was no one really in the streets and then a young women walked towards us and I asked her about the street name and she told us she didn't know, and then as we walked away, I felt that we needed to contact her, so I turned around and asked to give her a folleto and she accepted, it turns out she had visited the church years ago with a friend and was just recently fighting in her home so she left to somehow feel more calm and then she said, "and look who God put in my way, thank you." and she had tears in her eyes and we just testified again of our first comment about the folleto, that God is really a loving Heavenly Father.

I don't have too much time to write, but I really know that God loves and watches out for each one of us.

I don't know how the elections went, but... Ether 12:4. Something I love about the Book of Mormon is that it was so inspired for us in this day. Keep your faith and hopes up high and you'll be able to see the whole world with better eyes.

I love you all so much! 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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