Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Letter From Luke 04/08/13

Hey everyone!

So this week has been really really good. It's been spring break up here, so a lot of families have been out of town. But we still found people to teach and help! 
One of the days this week My companion, who is a zone leader, had to conduct a baptismal interview. So I went on transfers with another elder for a night. It was pretty cool to be able to go out and teach someone who i had never met before. The family we taught was so receptive, and loved to learn about the gospel.  We've got two families who we are teaching, both of them are super solid. One of them is going to get married here pretty soon, then will get baptized. The other, we originally were teaching the 18 year old boy, Moises. But after coming by a few times, his parents started wanting to listen to us. They're all on date to be baptized later this month. It's really cool to see how the lord has prepared people to receive this gospel. With some people, we really only have to ask them to be baptized, and they accept.  
With General Conference being this weekend, we really wanted to find tickets so our investigators could go. This was fairly difficult. We called everyone we could think of. Finally we came up with a few tickets to give to a family. As conference came closer, we got calls from stake presidents, saying that they had tickets for us. Friday night we were planning how to use our tickets, and we were able to bring our investigators to every session except the two Sunday sessions. We were so excited! For the priesthood session, we wanted to invite one of our investigators, Moises. When we talked to him about it, he said that he wasn't going to be able to come with us because he had to go make a baseball video for his application to some colleges.  We were super bummed out. We really wanted him to be able to go.  Our appointment to watch the Saturday Afternoon session fell through, so we went to the bishop's house and watched there. About halfway through the session, Bishop Resek came downstairs and asked us if we had anybody that could use tickets for the sunday afternoon session. My companion and I looked at each other, rather shocked. Then we told the Bishop that we really needed tickets for a few investigators. He said he would see what he could do. So the next morning we went back to his house for breakfast, he couldn't be there because he was translating for some of the speakers in Conference. But one of his sons handed us some tickets. we had 8 tickets in total, half for the balcony, And half for plaza, right in front of the pulpit. So we called Moises, and told him that we were able to get tickets, he was so excited to come with us! We ended up being able to take him, a member, and another family. Our seats were about 15 rows back, pretty much right in front of the pulpit. It was so cool! Seeing the Prophet and the Apostles speak that close was absolutely amazing!

So I was able to watch the thing on tv between the sunday sessions. I saw myself like a whole bunch in the choir, Also my mission president was on there! That was pretty cool!

I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve in this mission, and with these people. I know that God has a purpose for me being here in Salt Lake rather than Argentina. I'm so grateful for the chance I have to serve the Lord, and spread this gospel. Thank you for all that you all have done for me to get me to this point. You have all impacted my life in so many ways.

I love you all!
Elder Luke Morgan

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