Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luke's Letter dated November 25, 2013

This week we had the baptisms of Olinda, a lady that has about 60 years, Jasmin a little girl that has about 8 years, and Karla, a girl that has 17 years. It was really pretty awesome! 

We had District conference this weekend so we couldn't do the baptisms on Saturday.  We had to do them after conference on Sunday.  In total we had 25 baptisms as a zone all on the same day, in the same font! It was pretty awesome! The mission president was there and helped us out with all of it too! Really a pretty awesome experience! 

Things have been going really well for me! Transfers are coming up, and we think my companion is going to leave. 
Our area is on fire. We have been working like crazy. We found a new area that we have, it's a little town called Olivera. We went down there and tore it up the other day. We worked our butts off and found a lot of new people to teach. One of them we found on Saturday, and she came to church Sunday with her two daughters! It was pretty awesome! 

I don't have too much more time. But I hope you all have a great week! 

Elder Morgan

Monday, November 18, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated November 18, 2013


It's been another great week! Nothing too exciting most of the week. On saturday we had to wake up at 4 to go to the mission office. We had a special meeting with all three of the missions in Buenos Aires plus the MTC here in buenos aires. Elder Jeffery R. Holland was presiding at the meeting. Also there were the president of the area, and one of the members of the presidency of the 70.

Elder Holland began by saying "I came halfway around the world to tell you one thing. It'll take me a while to say it, and i'll use a lot of words. But that one thing is that I love you." He went on to say that we are the most prayed for group of people on this planet. Perhaps only the prophet is more prayed for than us. 

He went on to say that his work, and our work is the same. Every day, we have the responsibility of saving souls. He said that we are never ever to forget what we learned here. We can't just come out on the mission, then go on with "Real Life" He said that this is the closest thing to "Real life" we will ever experience. He said the most crushing thing in his life is to see a missionary who has walked away from all of this. 

I couldn't help but think about my companion who ran away. I hope he realizes what he walked away from. And that he will remain faithful in the gospel, and live up to the covenants that he has made. 

He told us, concerning converts, that the only thing he can promise us is that if we have even one single ounce of integrity, we will convert ourselves. 

He told us why they chose the title of the manual to be "Preach My Gospel" He expounded each word. He spent the most time on the word "My" He said this is the lords gospel. Not ours. If we want it our way we have to go somewhere else. (He then made a burger king reference) lol. I wish I had time to relate fully what he said to us. But I don't. Some other day. 

One really funny part. Elder Holland was speaking in English, and he had a translator there speking spanish. In one point elder Holland said "You need to savor every part of your mission. The good, the bad, the in's, the outs, the ups, the downs, the side to side, the back and forth......" He went on like that for a second, then realized that that was nearly impossible to translate. He stopped and looked at the translator. The translator calmy translated it the best he could, it sounded smooth, and made a lot of sense. Elder holland then grabbed the translator and kissed him on the cheek. haha. It was absolutely hilarious! It was really cool to see him speak in an environment where he could be a little bit more relaxed, and have a little more fun. 

I love this work. 

I love this gospel. 

I love this mission. 

And I love all of you.

Elder Morgan

Monday, November 11, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated November 11, 2013

Well this week flew by like crazy!! It seems like just yesterday it was P-day. 

I kinda forgot completely that Halloween was last week. It wasn't a really big deal here. Kinda weird. 

We have been working hard to find families who are going to progress, this week we found a couple of them! 

WE have still been working with the Robles Family. They have some difficulties to overcome, but with a little faith they'll be able to do it! The daughter now wants to be baptized the 24th of this month. (Mom's birthday!!!) 

That day we'll have at least two baptisms, the elders in our ward will have like 6, and the sisters will have 8. Plus we have district conference that Sunday, so the other missionaries will be having their baptisms in our chapel. Overall we're going to have about 20 baptisms at one time!!! It's gonna be pretty awesome!! 

So we were looking in some directories and records of our area, and found out that we have three cities that we've never even been to. We decided to go to one of them Saturday.  It was about a ten minute train ride down there. Then we had to walk like 10 km in total. We were looking for a few less active families. We got super lost and didn't find even one of them. lol. It was good though, we got to contact some people down there, and know a new area.

We are looking forward to working more in that area! We'll just have to bring our bikes next time! 

I hope that everything is going well for all of you! 

Look for ways to share the gospel with those you know this week! 

Love you!!

Elder Morgan

Monday, November 4, 2013

Letter From Luke Dated November 4, 2013


This week has been pretty sweet! I'm in Lujan. My area is like mostly country. I dunno really how to describe it in english. The spanish word for it is campo. But it's pretty sweet! We are like one of the few areas in the mission that has bikes. It's nice. But I think I enjoy walking more. It's easier to talk with more people when you walk. But my companion like never stops. He has so much energy! It's pretty sweet! 

We have been finding families like crazy. We have one family, the Robles Family. They're all pretty awesome! They came to church this sunday. They're like all super ready to change their lives. It's pretty sweet! The Lord really answers prayers and helps his servants with what they need. 

Sorry for the short letter. I'm running out of time on the computer. 

I love you all! Hope you have a great week!

Elder Morgan