Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated June 30, 2014

So this week started out kinda rough. On tuesday we got a phone call that a 19 year old girl in our ward had committed suicide. I didn't really know her very well, but it hit me really really hard. She was always so happy and nice. She and her boyfriend were planning to get married in a few months and everything.

In my short 20 years of life it seems I have been reminded time and time again not to take one second you have with someone for granted. Because in an instant it can all be taken away from you. But I know we can all hold strong to the knowledge that things will get better, that this life isn't the end; rather the beginning. 

I love you all and I'm glad that every single one of you are in my life. 

Have a great week!

Elder Morgan

P.S. We got a new president on sunday, so hopefully we can drink Coke now. I'll let you know next week. 

P.P.S. The girl that I was talking about is the one on the far left in the picture

Monday, June 23, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated June 23, 2014

So this week was pretty good! 

We had a transfer meeting on Wednesday. The whole mission was invited to this one. This was the last meeting with President Carter. It was more of a farewell than anything. It was really bittersweet. My zone sang God be with you till we meet again. President cried. That means we did well. Then we all got to say goodbye individually to the President and his wife. That was kinda tough, but it was good.  

Then this Saturday we had the baptism of Maria, Leo's mom. We started filling the font at like 12 then we went home because we have to be in the house during the games that Argentina is playing in the World Cup. We left the house at 4 and went straight to the chapel. When we got there there were a few members who had squeegees and were trying to dry the floors. We were soo scared, we thought that the font had overflowed. We ran inside and opened the door to the font where we could hear the water still running. It was about half full. The members were just mopping the floor, but we were so scared that we had flooded the whole chapel. 

The baptism went well! Maria was a little scared, but everything worked out just fine! 

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

Elder Morgan

P.S. The United States has a slight chance of not getting eliminated in the first round of the World Cup!!! Go Us!!! 

 Me and Leo and his awesome hat.
 We didn't have water or power for like 5 days. So we had to heat the house using coals, and go outside to the street to get water from the faucet out there. 
Maria, Leo's mom

Monday, June 16, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated June 16, 2014

So this week started the World cup of soccer. It's not really a big deal back in the states, but here it's like the biggest thing in the world!!! haha.  We can't really watch the games. But everyone has them on their tv so we can stay informed pretty well. haah. Argentina played yesterday, every time they made a goal everyone went out into the streets and lit off fireworks and yelled and all that fun stuff! It's pretty crazy. 

Other than the mundial everything is pretty normal this week. We had zone activity today.That was pretty awesome! (: The zone leaders planned it really well and we had a ton of fun! Also I found out that two of the sisters in my zone go home with me! So that's pretty sweet!!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Morgan
 Luke's Bunk.  A little sag in the middle
 Zone Conference Activity
More Zone Fun

Monday, June 9, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated June 9, 2014

Hello everyone!

This week was pretty sweet! We started off the week with a zone meeting on Tuesday. We live with the Zone Leaders so we had to stay up till like 3 preparing everything, then had to be up by 5 to take everything to the chapel. Really long day to say the least. But the meeting turned out good! 

The other day the power went out because we had way too many heaters hooked up. It actually burned the wires going in to the breaker. My companion and the other elders were like all confused as to what we could do to fix it. I got it all fixed and done in no time. The other elders were amazed that I knew how to do that. It's really nice to know how to do simple things around the house! I'm grateful that I had the chance to learn those kinds of things!

We found a few new people to teach this week. One of them is the mom of a recent convert. This recent convert changed his life completely, he went from doing drugs and robbing and all that to sharing the gospel with everyone he sees. He's seriously one of my favorite people here. 

We have transfers coming up next week. I really hope that my companion and I stay together. If we don't I'm going to be so lost in this area! But it'll all work out good!

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

Elder Morgan

Monday, June 2, 2014

Letter From Luke Dated June 2, 2014

So this week has been pretty sweet! We have been seeing miracles like crazy! 

We have a few families that are progressing pretty good. My companion and I are doing awesome! Seriously I'm working harder and having more fun than ever on my mission!

This week we got to play soccer with some of the people in our ward and with some investigators. That was really fun! But it's painfully obvious by the way I play that I'm american and have never played soccer in my life before the mission. haha. It was still pretty fun though! 

We have a few baptisms that are coming up here. Nahuel and his grandma Blanca. We're teaching the whole family, but they are the ones that are progressing the quickest. Nahuel has made some huge changes in his life, and continues making them every day. He's had a lot of bad habits that he's had to get rid of, but he's doing great! Seeing him, and other people, change in this way makes me anxious to change the things that I need to! I have learned on the mission that we should always be changing and improving. We can never just settle for where we're at. 

I love you all! 

Have a great week!

Elder Morgan