SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
And don't forget to pray
Monday Apr 17 2017
My new comp is so cool and its so fun we speak straight up spanglish but we are meeting so many new people and have found more families to teach!

Do you ever literally "Stand all amazed" at the love that Jesus has for you?
Cause I do!

There are so many times that in our lives we will pass the feeling of being alone, not good enough, frustrated, etc. But I can testify that God, if we allow Him to be, will be in every single moment like this. I know that He loves when we call for Him to join us in our problems. In fact, at times I really feel that He gives us our hard times to really more powerfully call upon Him. I also know that when we do our part to call upon Him, that He will send us our angels to walk with us and to give us that heavenly hug that every human being really is in need of. Whether they admit it or not.
We as humans cannot live without love and thats something that I love about Christ cause someone that can feel no love from anyone can surely feel it from Christ. It's so unconditional.

I hope that "Prayer" is a daily priority for each of you. This week I have been contemplating a lot about Prayer and what it has been for me in my life. I remember that when I was about 8 years old, possibly younger, I prayed every night that I wouldn't forget to say my prayers. I repeated the same prayer every night. However, since then I can promise you that I have been reminded every single night, to the point that I realized I can't end my day without ending it with a short or long conversation with my Heavenly Father.
I have come to learn that He absolutely LOVES it!

I invite all of you to make this a priority and if needed, to pray each night to never forget to remember Him.
He will bless you and you will feel it cause your mind will naturally start to recognize the spiritual kinds of stuff. Its the best!

If you would like to, you can even go listen to, "Did you think to Pray?" the LDS church hymn. I've been singing it lots this week haha.

We also have been teaching a family. La familia Camacho, their son, Enrique has a baptismal date for the 6th of May. He is doing really well and the past two weeks as been coming to church with his little sister who also has the same baptismal date.
Last night we had a family night with their mom and two little 7 year old twin sisters. Their dad lives in the states. The moms name is Karen and after we finished teaching the Plan of Salvation to the family she really liked it and felt that it answered so many questions that she has had. I felt the spirit so strong and my comp and I testified to her of this pure plan that God has for us and we committed her to pray about being baptized and she accepted and told us that she will come to church on Sunday!

Things are going great for me personally and in the area.

My comp, Hermana Campana is from Parris California and she's so fun! We get along so well and I just really know that God knows us all so perfectly!

Love you all! Have a great week! And don't forget to pray ;)


Love is an Open Door
Monday Apr 10 2017
pictured: Here are some mariachis and I :)

This week was a normal week with some little special blessings (love those)

So I was on an intercambio with a one of the sisters who is in Villa Moscú (where I started my mission) her name is Hermana Howell she is from Las Honduras and sings like an angel!

We contacted so many people this day, its a harder area because the people are usually on vacation but we talked to every person we saw. One of my favorite things that happened that day was when we were walking and out of the blue just stopped to contact a guy sitting in his car outside of his house about to drive away and he told us that his son was studying to be a missionary like us and trying to make sure that it was our church and not of another he ended up calling his son so his son came out and was like, "hey sisters!" and came down to talk and we set an appointment with his dad to visit this coming week (I won't be there) and when his dad left the son had explained to us that he just sent his papers for the mission in, and then he said, "Thank you for being the answer to my prayers to teach my dad".

What a special little miracle!

Also, with hermana Jordan, we did a talent show and sang, "Love is an Open Door" from Frozen, I basically wet myself laughing and it was so funny, I'm going to try to send a video!

Were meeting a lot of new people and families to teach, so that makes me super pumped!

We had cambios this week, so Hermana Chambi will be going to a different area and Hermana Campana from California will come here to Cala Cala with me!

Love you all so much, have a great week!


How did you like the 15 minutes?
Monday Apr 3 2017
Picture: cholita selling cocaine on the streets.

This week has been another week filled with small and big miracles. I love it so much!

More than anything, I love that our Heavenly Father knows our hearts and wants to bless us, obviously depending on the state of where our heart is at.

President and Hermana Hansen invited us and two other companionships in our Zone to have a family home evening with investigators and so we invited a new family that we just started to teach. I met Rosario (mom) while I was with a different sister, here in my area. We contacted her and invited them to go to church the following week, (last week) and she ended up bringing her daughter and granddaughter, Andrea and Samantha. So we invited them for the FHE but they told us that they couldn't cause they had something for Samantha(8 years old) at her school. So we visited them the day of the FHE and Andrea ended up asking more about the FHE and what it is and told us to convince Rosario to come so that they could all go. So haha we did ;)

So we were going to pick them up at 6:40 to be on time for the FHE at 7 and when we got there in a taxi the husband of Rosario, Edwin, pulled out their garage in his car ready to "drop us off".

We pull up to Presidents house and he is just waiting for us to all get out, I said to him, "hey you're not going to come?" and he told me, "no, I have things to do." So I told him, "but you're the father of the family you should just come to spend a little time with them." He insisted that he had other things to do. Then here comes the voice of the marvelous spirit, "Just 15 minutes and then you can leave with no problem." He parked the car and we walked in the house with the whole family.

Guess who stayed the whole time, and made a special comment about what he loved about how he felt, EDWIN!

I love the spirit so much. Its so bold, yet so subtle. He laughed as I told him at the end of the hour and a half, "how did you like the 15 minutes?"

He asked us to never stop visiting them until we leave from this area.

This was probably one of my favorite things that happened this week. I'm feeling so thankful and more than anything, I love to follow the spirit even if it's just a small comment, it can really create a big outcome.

Something I absolutely loved from conference was from Elder Rasband he said that the spirit often comes in a feeling from familiar words.

If it feels good and even familiar, just do it!

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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