Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated October 13, 2014

Well hello everyone!

This week has been pretty sweet! We had interviews with our mission president on thursday. My companion and I were the last ones there so we got to chill and hang out with him a little while. He told us all about when he got kidnapped the other day. (I think that they talked about that back in the states too.) He was saying that he was super greatful that he was able to just be let go like that. He said that the lord was really really looking out for him. Pretty cool to hear from him all that happened, and really cool that the Lord protected him like he did. It was just a testimony to him that when we are in the service of the lord and when we are doing the things that he wants us to do, he will protect us. No matter what. 

As I told you before I set the goal to read the Book of Mormon again before I finish the mission. I have been doing pretty well with reading every single day even though it's been kind of difficult. I lost the triple that I had been studying for a long time, and all the notes and everything that I had inside. But that was also a good opportunity to start fresh and have a fresh new outlook on the scriptures as well! I love that every time I read The Book of Mormon I find new, exciting, interesting things! I hope that you all are finding the same joy and excitement in the scriptures that I have come to find during this time. And if not, What are you waiting for!? Start today!! 

I love you all!!!

Elder Morgan 

Luke's Letter Dated October 27, 2014

Well, This week was pretty awesome! 
We were able to get a lot of work done! We had divisiones on Friday. That was pretty fun! I was in my area with an Elder named Elder Urquhart from Orem. We ended up in a really rural area late at night (Kinda Sketchy) But we were walking by a couple big fields and there were just a ton of fireflies! I decided that fireflies are one of the coolest things ever.  
On Saturday we helped out with a Youth Conference. We took the youth out with us and visited some "Investigators"  It was really fun and the youth that we took with us absolutely loved it! It's fun to try to help them have the desire to serve a mission! 

So later on saturday night we were heading to an appointment that we had planned. We really didn't have time to go. It was a ways out of our way and wasn't anything set in stone. So we were kind of doubting whether we should go or not. Both my companion and I felt like we should go, so we went! When we got there, the people weren't home. Well crap. We had walked all that way and didn't see any results. We decided to knock a few doors down there and see what happened. We ended up knocking on the door of a man named Florencio. He and his family had known the missionaries for quite a while now but they couldn't ever get baptized because his wife is waiting for a divorce so that they can get married. Well, turns out we showed up at just the right moment! There were a few big things that have happened in the past few months that made it so the divorce is going to be a lot easier to get! They're super excited to get married and get baptized! 
This whole deal was just another testimony to me that we need to follow the spirit at all times! If the spirit tells us to do something! Do it!!!! 

I love you all! I hope you all had success on the deer hunt! 

Elder Morgan 

Luke's Letter Dated October 20, 2014

Bueno, this week has been pretty good. It went by flying!! 
Yesterday was Mothers Day here in Argentina. So that was pretty good!! My companion and I went and visited a few members and investigators and wished them a happy mothers day! 

Other than that, I have been reading the Book of Mormon a lot this week! I finished Alma and I'm in Helam├án right now. It really surprised me that just a few years after some awesome guys were around like Moroni and Teancum, all the nephites fell into wickedness and forgot all the things that they had learned and applied in their lives! They fell into apostasy. It's so crazy that they were so quick to forget all the things that they had felt and seen!! 
In these days we need to be so careful to not fall into that in our own lives! It can really just sneak up on us and before we notice it, we're in our own little apostasy.
They way to avoid this is the same thing that one of my friends suggested in his letter this week. He said: "we must always focus on strengthening of testimony on faith, repentance, baptism, Receiving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end; through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. we do so by simple things that we must do daily, Reading the Scriptures and words of the prophets as well as praying. We must all so partake of the sacrament to feel the fulfilling cleansing power of the atonement. These things are so simple but powerful and are need for salvation."

I invite you all to apply the things that he said! 

I love you all!!

Elder Morgan

Monday, October 6, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated October 6, 2014

Wow. What a great week!! Well, first off I had my birthday!!!!! My last birthday here in Argentina was honestly kinda lame.. But this one rocked! Pretty much the members here in this area love me. So I had three Birthday Parties!! So basically all the exercise that I've been doing in preparation for the end of my mission just went down the drain. haha. 

The rest of the week was fairly uneventful except for this weekend. CONFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!! So as you may know, in utah when the prophet speaks he's on just about every channel. There's a better chance of seeing him when he speaks than seeing the President of the United States when he speaks. So nobody has any kind of excuse for not watching conference. Here, however, all the members have to go to the stake center to watch it. The two saturday sessions were awesome. We got to watch it in a little room with a tv so that we could watch in English. On sunday the weather was really rainy and ugly, but there were still a ton of people there. About halfway through the session the satelite signal cut out and we were left with a black screen. One of the counselers in the stake presidency came and asked us to pray. We had a whole zone of missionaries in a little room knelt down each offering up silent prayers. It was a really really special spirit that could be felt in that room. After we had gotten done praying, we just stood up and waited. About ten minutes later the signal came back on!! It was a little spotty, but we were able to listen to some of the talks. What a great blessing in the lives of these people to be able to hear a prophets voice!! 

That whole experience is just another testimony for me of the power of faith and prayer! 

I love you all!!

Elder Morgan