Thursday, June 30, 2011

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I'm home! Just to let you know...
1. I will call you!
2. I made a new blog for spanish speakers wanting to know more about the gospel. Refer whoever you want!
3. I'm doing alright. Thanks for all your support and prayers; I have felt them!
4. I love you!
Besitos y abrazos, Emily

Friday, June 17, 2011

She is in the States!

Emily called about 6:45 a.m. to let us know she was in Dallas. So it looks like she will be in SLC at the scheduled time.

Airline: AMERICAN AIRLINES AA604
Leaving date: 17 JUNFrom: DALLAS TX at 12:05 p.m.
Arriving: SALT LAKE C, UT at 1:40 p.m.

Gate A3

I know there will be lots of missionaries coming home from Argentina. So we may be hard to find.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

On Her Way Home Finally!

Emily wrote that they were leaving early this morning. She neglected to tell where she was going and how. But we will assume that they made it to Santiago. The flight was on time into Dallas at 6:11 a.m. on Friday, June 17th. (as of 11:30 p.m.) Anticipated time of arrival in Salt Lake City is expected to remain the same.

I will check first thing in the morning to see if she sent out any messages when she lands. We will call the travel department to make sure that the missionaries made it onto this flight.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NEW ITINERARY

Emily sent an email saying that they would not be leaving until Saturday and coming in late Sunday. But an hour later we received her new itinerary. Parts of this letter are below:

The missionaries will be traveling to Santiago Chile tomorrow (Thursday) and they will travel from Santiago to the United States. This is the new itinerary.

Airline: AMERICAN AIRLINES AA940
Leaving date: 16 JUN
From: SANTIAGO, Chile at 8:50 p.m.
Arriving: DALLAS TX at 6:05 a.m.

Airline: AMERICAN AIRLINES AA604
Leaving date: 17 JUN
From: DALLAS TX at 12:05 p.m.
Arriving: SALT LAKE C, UT at 1:40 p.m.

We think they are sending them by bus to Santiago. I am curious about the volcano ash in Santiago, but they seem to think they can do it.

If you are thinking about coming to the airport, please check here to make sure she has made it out of Santiago on Thursday night. At that point, she is on her way home and it should be okay. I will make sure to post it as soon as American Airlines verifies that the flight is in the air.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DELAYED BY A VOLCANO!!!

Yes, you read that right. Emily's flight has been delayed by a volcano. Let me explain. Last week, a volcano in Chile erupted spewing tons of ash in the air. The ash has reached Buenos Aires and is making it difficult for planes to take off. She is in a hotel in Buenos Aires with other missionaries on their ways home. She will call me as soon as she knows when she is flying out. We are all bummed.

Anyone who still wants to come to the airport, please call me at 208-705-6090 and I will put you on the call list.

Marilyn Georgeson
(Emily's Mom)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You Are Invited!


Anyone desiring to come greet Emily when she comes home, here is the itinerary of her flight into Salt Lake.

Date: 15 June 2011
Airlines: AMERICAN AIRLINES, Flight AA 2529, Terminal 1
Leaving DALLAS TX at 300 P
Arriving SALT LAKE CITY UT at 440 P

Please look for our family and join with us to make her homecoming a big one.

A VOLCANO ERUPTED!!!!!!!!!

THIS WEEK WE HAVE A MIRACLE BAPTISM!!! And we're excited. He's been a tough cookie. He's the husband of an ex-missionary and has been investigating for the past twelve years, and now he feels is the time to put his family together. That's his main reason. He's a good husband and father, and wants that family unity, and that's a big push for him. He will get his confirmation as he works and learns in the gospel. His son just turned 14, so we think that his son will be able to baptize him. BUT his family still doesn't know! That's okay, a sweet little surprise for his family on Saturday.

This weekend is stake conference. We're getting a special satellite broadcast from Salt Lake. A baptism for stake conference. A baptism for my last week. That makes my little heart sing.

We've been working more and more with members this past week. We had 13 lessons with members, when we struggle to get 7! We're involving members more and more and we've been meeting with success. All of our new investigators have friends in the church. The bummer is that we didn't get to meet all of our goals because...

A VOLCANO ERUPTED!!!!!!!!!

Puyehue, a volcano about 100 Km from in in Chile erupted spreading ash all over the place. We were helping the members clean the church when we noticed a big nasty cloud coming in. We thought "Snap that a huge storm!" and then when we went outside we realized that it wasn't rain, but ash and pumice. We left with a member to visit some appointments, and we asked him "should we be worried?" Na, he said, we were fine. We left out of our first visit, and people are running around with hospital masks like crazy "Are you sure we shouldn't be worried?" Na, we were fine. When we left out of our second visit we realized that we had a couple calls from our district leader. Turned out we weren't supposed to be outside. We thought that it was fine and we waited for someone to let us know that it wasn't okay. Alright, they call us two hours later. But we're fine. We bought some food and began boiling water-I believe that we now have enough water to last us a month. We've got water all over the place. I'll show you the pictures when I get home.

Yesterday only five of us were in church - us, the ward mission leader, the
bishop, and my convert Andrés Vila. Then an hermana came at the end. The stake president also came and called us the wimpiest ward :) We had sacrament meeting and shared testimonies. It was cute. They didn't want us walking around yesterday, so they said that we can visit members or stay in the pension. We were in the pension for a couple of hours and my companion decided that she was going to go crazy, so we ended the day visiting members. We had ash all over the place. I imagine that when I'm home I'll still have ash in my hair :)



And now Bariloche looks like the beach.



Wow! I can't believe that I forgot! It was crazy the first night because ash was falling like snow and there was some killer lightning. It was intense! The windows were rattling, and the thunder lasted for 30 seconds at a time I say! It was the shortest shower I have ever taken because I was so freaked out :)

The bummer is that now I have to visit a bunch of members to say goodbye since they weren't in church, especially to remind them that we have stake conference this weekend.

I gotta go, but take care! And I'll see you soon!

xoxo, Hna. Georgeson

The pics are from Hna. Bundy's camera, therefore she is in the picture of our patio Sunday morning.

Letter from the Mission President

Dear Family Georgeson

Your daughter, Sister Emily Rose Georgeson, will complete her missionary assignment in the Argentina Neuquén Mission on June 14, 2011. We have greatly enjoyed having Sister Georgeson in our mission and appreciate more than you will ever know your willingness to share her with us and with the wonderful people of the Patagonia.

Sister Georgeson has served a most successful mission as an obedient, caring missionary. You can be justly proud of her and her accomplishments. She is returning home with a strong testimony of the Savior and the spiritual strength that comes from having served Him faithfully. We feel confident she will continue a life of activity in the Church. We encourage you to give her ample opportunity to share her testimony and missionary experiences.

Please recognize that adjustment is a difficult process for all returned missionaries and Sister Georgeson will need your continued love, support and understanding. Give her encouragement in making some of life’s important decisions.

Sister Georgeson has had a wide variety of experience as a missionary that will serve her well throughout her life. She has served as a junior companion and senior companion. More importantly; she was called to train a new missionary. The calling to train a new missionary is the most trusted responsibility in the mission. This shows the confidence that Sister Georgeson has earned. She is a wonderful woman of faith and it has truly been a joy for me to serve with her. We will miss her here in the mission and sincerely pray that she will experience success in all of her future endeavors.

On behalf of the entire mission, we express our deepest appreciation to you and pray for the Lord´s choicest blessings to be with you.

Sincerely,
Darwin F Peterson, President
Argentina Neuquén Mission

May 30: I got my super trunky papers today.

Get to feeling better! I won't let you get me sick :) Really. I'm sorry that you had to miss Barrett's graduation. But at least I'm not alone in missing out on everything. Did Barrett's graduating class do anything fun for graduation?

I got my super trunky papers today.

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! No gracias!

Hna. Bundy says that the MTC is for the new missionaries to de-worldatize themselves. There should be something like that for returning missionaries. Between the freak out of finishing and having to sign up for classes at BYU-I, I'm starting to hate my internet time. I tried signing up for classes but it won't let me. I want to say ENOUGH! Trust the Lord shall be my motto, because it's totally out of my hands now. Okay.

This week has been kind of a shocker. One of my converts, who everyone thought was doing really well stopped coming to church and began going to her old church. I have to call her because I haven't seen her in a long while. Nobody really knows what happened. But okay. I'll do my best to help her out.

I got to see folkdance in the church. The Samba, the Gato, and another one that I don't remember. We had the activity for the 25 de Mayo where I ate a butt load of empanadas. Hno. Cañumil sang folksongs. It was awesome. Hna. Bundy had her 22nd birthday! I made her biscuits and gravy. We ate with the Fila Guevara, and Hna. Guevara is una buena cocinera :) I'm sorry. She's a great cook.

We reached our goal of finding 16 new people to teach. It's all just a matter of opening your mouth. We're aiming to have at least one baptism each week until I go home. It'll be a little bit of a miracle since we have nobody prepared for these days, but the Lord can make things happen, no?

I got to speak yesterday in church. I based my talk on Brightly Beams our Father's Mercy, and who knew that the interlude hymn was the very same? I took it to be that the Lord wanted the talk that I had prepared.

I really don't know what else to say.

But take care, and I love you all!

Hna.Georgeson

Tell Adam good luck in his new calling! Pray, listen to the Lord, trust Him, and he'll do great :)

Letter from the Mission President's wife

Brother and Sister Georgeson,

I just wanted to send a quick note and tell you how much we love Hermana Georgeson. She is so positive and so kind to everyone. She is such a wonderful missionary and has served so faithfully and with all her heart. Her beautiful singing voice has invited the spirit to be with us in many zone conferences as she has shared her wonderful talent. It will be hard to see her leave in a few weeks but we know that she is going to continue to be a missionary throughout her life. Thank you for teaching her so well.

Love,

Hermana Peterson

Zone Conference May 2011


Here is a picture of our zone. I am in the front row next to Sister Bundy. Next comes the Mission President and his wife.

May 23: ¡WOW MOM!

¡WOW MOM!

I love saying that because if you print this out and flip the page upside down, it says the same thing! How cool and ingenious is that!

Pero en serio! Crazy stuff! Sweet laptops, hijacked Internet stuffs, your bebito growing up, your other bebito apparently growing younger. The world has gone upside down crazy just like my ¡WOW MOM!

Whoa.

I hope you feel better, you must take care of yourself- drink water, drink tea, drink air, whatever you can get your hands on! I keep thinking that you're all in winter because it's turned freakishly cold here, but alas, these are summer bugs. Here you bundle yourself up more and drink tea. Mmm, tea... Don't contaminate! :)

How's Papito doing? I haven't heard from him in a little while. I imagine it's crazy with Barrett graduating. Scream extra loud for me!!!

This week has been fairly calm. It's gotten a lot colder. It snowed a little bit. Now that it's colder the snow isn't melting in the hills round about. Everybody kept threatening us with snow this weekend, but we came out triumphant. We just have to wear a little more.

This Thursday is Hna. Bundy's birthday. The 25th is a holiday, and we're going to eat empanadas at the church for lunch. We can invite investigators, and who wants to miss empanadas?!?

We're shooting for two baptisms on Hna. Bundy's birthday. They're the spouses of members. Walter and Vanesa. They'll wonderful, really. Sincere, caring, they just need a little help to awaken their desire to know for sure if the church is true. They already know it, but that's our work to help them acknowledge it. It sounds weird, and it's hard to explain, but it's true.

I LOVE MY MISSION! I keep having dreams about going home or being home, and they make me freaked out and sad at the same time. Go home?!? That's not supposed to happen! I just got here! I don't want to stop speaking Spanish! NEVER!

Well, I have to speak to you when I go home, but it'll be a weird experience.
But fine. I'm keeping myself concentrated. I always forget that I'm going home. I'm working so that nobody realizes it. It's been working up till now. MWA HA HA!!

love you all and take care!

Hna. Georgeson

May 17th: AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

NOW I get the message from Janelle :) Just kidding! Let her know I think about her too and I loooove her!

Kristin is married!!!!!!!!!

Rhawnie is pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Por qué el mundo sigue tan rápido???? Ré loco!!!

Anyway, zone conference yesterday! Bittersweet because it's my last! But it was great. We listened to the talk from Elder Oaks about desires, because in reality, everything has to do with our desires. It blows my mind away! The thing that I loved the most was when president showed a talk given by Elder Holland in the MTC in January this year. It made all of us think.

It stirs up tiernos sentimientos upon thinking about this moment.

I must say it again, I loooove being companions with Hna. Bundy. Ella es un pan de Dios! Really, she's a sweetheart, a hard worker, and a motivated missionary. She has patience and confidence in me. She's helped me a lot in these two short weeks. I know that Alto 1 will be in good hands when I go. She never ceases to amaze me.

Cristina got baptized! Her cousin, Diego Sepulveda baptized her. Her daughter came to the service. The next day when she was confirmed she cried. She felt the spirit. She received a witness, and I'm so happy she did. It came out great.

We're now fighting for Walter, the husband of a member, to be baptized. We're teaching him tonight, and we're going to try to set the date. We're also fighting for Marta and her family so they can be baptized also. Marta I met when I was here with Hna. Smith, and always wanted to visit her, but never found her. I say she's the reason why I haven't left yet! I needed to find and baptize her and her family! We're aiming for a baptism on Hna. Bundy's birthday, May 26.

I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! And I love my crazy Argentines. I have dreams at night. Weird dreams. Sad dreams. If I'm not working in the mission field, I'm going home, and it makes me sad. Last night it was Johnny Depp dressed up as Jack Sparrow as a member. Hna. Bundy and I called him Sparrow and he didn't like it, and was trying to avoid us. But when I called him Johnny he came and said "How can I help? Who needs fellowshipping?" And then I woke up. But I liked it. I would love Jack/Johnny to accompany us.

Gotta go, but I love you all! Stay cheery and cool! Keep my baby well! Keep yourselves well!

xoxo, Hna. Georgeson