I was fasting and we have never been offered so much FREE food
Monday Sep 26 2016
For Women's conference me and the sisters in our zone went to dinner before and it was so fun we just laughed so hard!

Conference was so amazing and when Uchtdorf got up, I literally felt like what I fasted for that whole day, was answered. I felt that he had literally thought about me and exactly how I needed to be talked to.

So all of Saturday I was fasting and we have never been offered so much FREE food before that was so good, well looked good! haha I was so tempted but knew that what I wanted in return for fasting was so much better and worth the wait and hunger pains haha!

So we were walking to meet up with our mission leader, we were already a little late but as we walked past a street that we had contacted about 6 weeks ago, I thought about a young lady that told us to come a different day (they all say that lol) and that we needed to go pass by. So we went and she let us in, she was actually so happy to see us and we talked and I told her about the impression that I had to go and visit her and we taught her to pray and in the prayer she thanked God for sending us to her in the difficult time of her life.
I find it so fascinating the way God works!

I wish it was easier to fast and to be able to do it more often cause seriously, the mission is like, enhanced while doing so hahah!

If you haven't ever fasted or even just haven't done it in a while, I challenge you to try it with an opening prayer of something you might want, and if its the will of God, He will allow it. Focus on what makes you happy and how you can be happier!

I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!

There was even a dog that came and joined us in the sacrament meeting
Monday Sep 19 2016
This week has been really good.

We have the most faithful investigator, that never leaves our sides! We named him bobby. He waits for us while we are eating in the penshion then follows us to our appointments and waits for us til we leave.
If only we could do baptisms for dogs! LOL.

Danitza was baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday. It was so beautiful, her friend came. The spirit was so sweet. She bore a beautiful testimony and I just felt my purpose here as a missionary, again. God does good things!

There was even a dog that came and joined us in the sacrament meeting haha, #onlyinBolivia.

Were still trying to find more people that want to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which isn't too easy, but were trying!

Yesterday, the 18th, was the patriotic day of Chile and because I basically know more about Chile #4chileancomps, we celebrated by making empanás... Which were so good!!!
Then we went to a far away, hidden part of our area, and theres horses and cows and happy dogs and little homes and cute things! and we went to talk with investigators and menos activos but they weren't there. But it was so sweet to see that part of the area, its quiet and I don't know, I just loved being there! Cool to see the difference in our normal part of the area with tons of taxis and people hurrying around, to go to a land of peace! haha

Then, we went to Eugenia Canchis (investigator) house, she's a Cholita, Cholitas are women that work sooo hard! They will hold on their backs a bag filled with something, triple their size! They work so hard from like 5am til late at night. I really am amazed at how hard they work! Soooo, she let me dress like a Cholita and it was way fun haha! I told her that when she is baptized Ill dress like a cholita and we can do divisions (I'll go with her and my comp goes with different member) she was excited! Lets see what happens! :)

This week was good! I love you all, be yourselves, its important! Have a great week!

This life is not easy
Monday Sep 12 2016
I know that God lives, and I know that he is not unaware of us. I know that He likes to answer our prayers, but sometimes we need to suffer just a little bit longer till we can feel the big difference.

I haven't really had the best week ever this past week. Things have been a bit harder and I haven't felt so much love and peace of mind, kind of like I don't have a purpose here.

I've been praying a lot to just feel it and haven't felt so much of answers to my prayers either!

Yesterday, before church, I had a really specific prayer of something I wanted answered and then we went to church, I started to feel a bit more peace in my heart but still a little troubled. Then, we had a lesson with Danitza, and we were talking about the commandments and specifically about the commandment to pray, Danitza specifically answered my prayer, word for word, I truly was amazed in a calm way. By the way Danitza is doing really good, she´ll be baptized soon!

Then, at the end of the day, for whatever reason, I still had this continued feeling of unsureness and unconfident in myself. With many, many, I mean like 6 billion prayers in a day, finally, just today, just 10 minutes ago, this random kind of odd guy came and sat by me, asked me if I was from Spain (I get that a lot here haha) and then I said no and that I'm from the US he started talking about all the things that he thinks are way better in the US yet he hasn't even been, and I felt bad that he didn't see the light in his own country, so I then asked him to tell me 10 things that he does like about Bolivia and it actually helped me even to see the light about this place. I've really just been having a hard time, but its part of the mission. Whatever missionary ever told you that everyday on their mission is so amazing and happy, they lied.

There will be hard days in this time, especially cause I'm trying to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, the life of Christ never was easy, why should I ever think that all my days should be happy bliss!

Anyways, he started to ask me a ton of questions, that really made me think harder about where I am in my thoughts and I just testified to him of the things I knew, and I myself was strengthened.

Hang in there, this life isn't easy. Nor will it ever, be especially being a member of the church of Jesus Christ.
There shall arise false prophets who will deceive even the elect who have died spiritually.
He just came over to tell me: "you are beautiful" in his broken english, and then he asked me what it means. so I told him it means "You're a pig" hahahahahahah love languages I should probably tell him it doesn't really mean that haha

Have a good week I love you all so much!



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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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