SAIGEABAMBA, BOLIVIA
What a special end to the most special time in my life
Monday Aug 14 2017
What a special end to the most special time in my life that I will always hold very close to my heart.

Limber was baptized yesterday after church. His grandma, mom and twin nieces came. His mom said, "I can feel a lot of love, I like it here." She told us she wants to start coming and this morning we got to teach her about the Restoration of the church of Jesus Christ.

I got to sing a song that I made up here in the mission called, "Savior for you", for the baptism.
My comp and I have had a good cry and I'm so sad to leave her.

Bolivia will always be my second home.

Love you and See you tomorrow!






Thank you all for the support that you have given me
Monday Aug 7 2017
Although I know that I'm coming home in just a week, It doesn't feel real that everything is coming to an end. I'm sure if president were to call me now to tell me that I need to stay, I would say "NO PROBLEMA!" Haha but it will come to an end, and I'm really excited to see you all and share with each of you my testimony of these beautiful things that I have learned here in Bolivia.

This weekend there have been many bands and parties going on, basically its because they want to celebrate my time here before I leave, so my going away party! How sweet right?
No, I'm just kidding lol, the 6th of August is the National day of Bolivia so everyone has been celebrating by doing bands and having big parties all around.
Hermana Pastillo and I got to eat a traditional Cochabamba plate called Salchi-papa with a great amount of CocaCola and we enjoyed the rest of the day.

This week has been so beautiful. I'll go into more details when I'm home, but Limber is doing fantastic. His birthday was on the 1st of August so my comp and I bought him a little hymn book, a Liahona from this last General Conference, a missionary name tag, and a nice triple of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. He teared up as we gave him his gifts and told us that he would pray right in that moment thanking our Heavenly Father for sending "two angels in the form of missionaries" to his home because we had changed his life. He then bowed his head for a little. My comp and I looked at each other with tears filling our eyes! He told us that this was the best gift that he has ever received in his whole life and that he will never forget us for that reason.
His mom was smiling so big. Earlier this week she had let us in on her life story and her broken heart because of the death of her husband 16 years ago.
We also gave her a nice Bible that she had been in search of since then.

I'll tell you these stories in person. So I won't spoil it for you now ;)

I appreciate each of you for intently reading my emails. I hope that in this time that I have been given, to grow spiritually and have more opened eyes to a world full of problems with one amazing solution being the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that you as well have been able to feel the spirit and confirmations of this beautiful work.

This week as I contemplated on all of the things I have learned and as I could recognize my feelings, I thought I would share with you what has gone through my mind.
Coming to an end in the mission field is really only about to start in a new field of harder situations and more learning experiences. I'm so thankful that for the rest of my life, from all of the things that I have come to truly know with my whole heart and not only my head in this time, that I will be able to know why I have to go through certain trials that will come my way. Thanks to the Book of Mormon, I will always be able to have a stable guide to bring me through any tribulation that I will pass through. And with this confident and peaceful feeling that I feel as I come to the end of my mission, I will be able to have this same confidence and peace as I endure to the very end! Im thankful for my better understanding of the armor of God that we are to build stronger each day as the wars outside grow more furious.

I invite each of you to the same party that Christ has invited us to. That of Faith in Him, Repentance thanks to his suffering and everlasting Atonement, baptism, Constantly inviting the Holy Spirit and being worthy of the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the end, with me! That we can endure so well that we can be like Moroni in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon..

Moroni 10:

32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.

33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.

34 And now I bid unto all, farewell. I soon go to rest in the paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both quick and dead. Amen.

Thank you all for the support that you have given me. I love you and I'll see you in a 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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