Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated December 30, 2013

This week was pretty awesome! We started out with our Christmas P day. Including a trip to the temple! The new video was really awesome! I think it'll be even better in English! 

On Tuesday we went to the Cepeda Family for dinner. We got there about 7 and hung out till almost 10. They had soo much good food!! I honestly don't know what most of it was called, But it was good!! 

At midnight here in Argentina they start lighting fireworks. I'm pretty sure some of these people save up all year to buy fireworks for the 24 th. It was pretty impressive! It sounded like some kind of war zone for about 20 minutes straight. After that we decided that it was time to get some sleep. 

On Christmas we just kinda did normal missionary stuff until the afternoon. We went to the family cepeda again and ate lunch there at their house. After that we got Skype all set up and talked with our families. My companion talked first, then me. The Cepeda family was really excited to see people that speak English, and to see snow. lol. Good stuff. 

Saturday we had the opportunity to see 13 Baptisms. We had one and the other elders had 12. (Capos) We Baptized a lady named Blanca. She is 79 years old. 

My companion kinda forgot how to baptize someone and had her plug her nose with the wrong hand, so she didn't go all the way under. After the first time she said NO!!! That's enough!! hahah. The mission president talked her into giving it another shot. After my companion trying all sorts of weird stuff to baptize her, he finally got it right, and everything went off really good. 

The other guy who was baptizing couldn't get the prayer right. He kept saying Cristo Jesus instead of Jesucristo. The mission president said " Well, He said the saviors name, I'm sure Christ will understand." lol

Overall everything went great! It was humbling to see someone change their life even when they don't have a whole ton of life left to change.

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

Elder Morgan

 The Cepeda Family

 And when I was little we used to make forts in the basement on Christmas eve. Well I'm not so little anymore, But I still do that (: The fort wasn't very impressive, just our four beds out in the main room of our house....

 We Baptized a lady named Blanca. She is 79 years old. 

Saturday we had the opportunity to see 13 Baptisms

Our Christmas Tree

Monday, December 16, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated December 16, 2013


This week was full of little miricales! I made a resolve this week that I would follow every single prompting from the spirit. 

On Saturday we had a ton of stuff to do, and we had lunch with a family wayyy outside our area. On our way there my companion's bike went flat. So we had to get a little creative. (I'll send a picture) We fixed the tire while were at lunch and went on our way. Well, we got on our way, and this time it didn't go flat. It exploded. Sweet. So we started the walk back into our area. We had planned to go to a little town called Jauregui (Pronounced kinda like how-ree) But at this moment we didn't really have time to go there. I felt like we needed to go, so we did despite the fact that it didn't really make sense and we didn't have time. Well, after going there and knocking (Clapping) A bunch of doors we found an awesome guy who was super interested. Just goes to show that when you trust in the lord, everything works out.

Next week i won't have time to use the computer, so I wanna talk a little bit about Christmas.  

This Christmas I hope that you all can take some time, personally or in your family and offer a prayer of gratitude for what Jesus Christ has done for us. I hope that as you go about all the things that you have to do this season that you can remember the reason behind Christmas. 

If you have a few seconds you should find the mormon message named "The Spirit of Christmas." 

Always remember to keep the Christ in Christmas

I love you all, 

Merry Christmas!

Elder Morgan

Monday, December 9, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated December 9, 2013

Hey everyone!

This week has been pretty good! Nothing super new and exciting. 

Transfers was this week, I am still with my companion. We fight quite a bit, but we're working it all out. haha. He has 7 months in the mission, and he is my district leader/ Senior companion. 

This week we had a really cool experience with Olinda, one of our recent converts. We brought one of her neighbors, blanca, to her house. Olinda started bearing testimony to blanca about the church, how it's changed her life, and how she needed to get baptized. The next day Olinda brought Blanca to church. It's really cool to have had a part in teaching such a prepared convert. Really a humbling experience. 

With Christmas coming up, I want to invite you all to think about the real meaning of christmas. If you can, look up a video on youtube called the spirit of Christmas. It's one of those Mormon Messages. Really powerful. 

I love you all. 

Elder Morgan

Monday, December 2, 2013

Luke's Letter Dated December 2, 2013

This week was fairly uneventful to be honest. 

We have been working a lot in a little town called Olivera. There's only like a couple thousand people there and there haven't been missionaries there for a while! So we are having a lot of success there! 

One really cool thing that happened this week; We have an awesome member family, the Cepeda Family. They were baptized like 4 months ago. They are super solid and help us out a ton! So we are at their house a lot. 

Brother Cepeda does cement work and has been out of work for a while now. We tried our best to always excite them and everything, but they had some really hard moments and were pretty down sometimes. We kept telling them that faith without works was dead. If they didn't go out and search for the work, that it would be really hard to find it. 

Well, they did just that. They exercised their faith and started to work in different ways. They started baking bread and working from their home to make money. The income wasn't much, but it was something. Three days later Brother Cepeda got a call. He now has three big jobs to do. One of them he is doing all the cement work for a giant warehouse. 

After they started to exercise their faith god showed them the miricales. It is amazing to see the hand of god in all things!
I love you all!! And I hope you had a great thanksgiving!! (I didn't even remember that it was thanksgiving. They don't really celebrate anything like that here. Just "The Day of the Virgin of Lujan" ) lol
Elder Morgan