Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated December 29, 2014

Well hello everyone!! 

I hope you all had a great Christmas!! I know I sure did!! 

Here in Argentina the 24th is the big day. Everyone gets together in family and spends a good part of the day / night together. We had permission to stay out until 1030 so we went to Maxi's house to have dinner. They made a giant asado. (Argentine BBQ) Pretty much I ate more meat there than i do at tucanos!  At 1200 they always light off  a bunch of fireworks and stuff, so about that time I couldn't sleep, so I went out and took video of all the fireworks!! (I would send it, but this computer won't let me get into my camera.) 

Anyways we had a great week! We were able to find and teach a few new people. Including a new family that's really really awesome! I have a lot of hopes for them that they will progress in the gospel as a family! 

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to go to the temple as a mission! It's been more than a year since I've been there! I hope to never pass so much time without going to a temple again! 

I love you all! I hope you have a happy and safe new year! 

Elder Morgan 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated December 22, 2014


This week was very very eventful!!!

We had transfers. Elder Reynoso left and I got Elder Mateo from Peru! We had our Christmas P Day oafter the transfers. They had a really really nice Christmas program about Jesus Christ. Then we got to watch the movie Ephraim's Rescue. Overall It was a really really fun day. But I was super tired when I got home.
Up until Friday it was kinda a normal week. We had a ward dinner and activity. So that was really cool! We could stay out late so we got to be there till 10! (Don't laugh. That's late for missionaries! )  Then right when I had gotten to sleep the phone rang. My companion had some problems back at home and had to go home. We had to pack all his stuff up and get him to to the airport at 0430. Needless to say I didn't sleep much....  Later on that day I got a new companion, Elder Blake from Las Vegas!!

I'm really looking forward to Christmas and hoping that they don't change my companion again!! (:  I hope you all have a great christmas and that you really remember the reason behind Christmas. Christ.

I love you all!!
Elder Morgan
A random Jesus Statue that I found.

My old comp Elder Mateo

Luke's Letter Dated December 15, 2014

Well, I'm now a Pastor. That's what they call the missionaries that are on their last transfer in the mission! The time has gone by really fast, but I still have a lot of really good time ahead of me! I'm really excited for what lies ahead of me! 
This week was full of a lot of fun and hard work! We are taking advantage of our waffle maker in every chance we get! We have already done two family home evenings with it and we have another one tonight!

Our area is kind of split into two distinct areas. We have Aldo Bonzi, which is kind of a richer area, then we have Barrio Hernandez, (Where we live) Which is a more humble little place behind the central market of Buenos Aires. Usually it is a lot harder to work in Aldo Bonzi. But this week we have been focusing on some members and investigators that we have over there and we are seeing a ton of success! It's always amazing to me to see the hand of the Lord in the lives of the people I get to meet.

Anyways, this week we have our Christmas P-day!! We're gonna all get together as a mission on Wednesday to celebrate the birth of our savior! 

I love you all!!

Have a great week!!

Elder Morgan 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Luke's Letter Dated December 8, 2014

Well, this week started out quite interesting! ON tuesday my companion was cutting some bread and asked me for a knife. Well... after second guessing myself for a couple seconds, and him reassuring me that it was a good idea. I gently tossed the knife to him from the other side of our apartment. Well, It ended up landing perfectly and stabbing him in his foot. We were both pretty impressed with the throw! So we got it all cleaned up and called the mission presidents wife. I started the phone call with "Everything is okay. We're all alive. Nobody is going to die. My companion is okay, he's here with me." (That's usually just about what I would tell my mom before I showed her some crazy injury that I got doing something stupid)
So Sister Robertson said that if we didn't think it was too bad that we didn't have to go get stitches. We didn't go. Argentine hospitals are sketchy. (:

So that was a very very interesting start to our week! 

The rest of the week went great! We did divisiones with the other elders in our district. One of the had his apendix taken out. So we went to be with them and work with his companion for a little while! So that was pretty dang fun! The best part was we ate waffles with buttermilk syrup the next morning!!! That may not sound so great but it has taken us a really really long time to find a waffle Iron here in argentina.

So on Sunday we had Stake Conference. We were waiting for a bus to take us to church and a car rolled up and the man inside said hop in morgan! It was an investigator that we had a while back named Leo. He doesn't really believe in anything. Even less in religion. But he really likes us so he gave us a ride to church. When we got there he said "Can I take a look around inside?" OF COURSE!!!!!!! So we took Leo inside and showed him around a little bit. He got talking with the ex stake president and one of the bishops. They convinced him to stay for alittle while, so he stayed and absolutely loved it!! It's amazing to see the little miracles that God puts in our lives every day!

I love you all!!
Have an excellent week!!!!! 

Elder Morgan
 My Companions Foot
 A monument kinda like the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Friday, December 5, 2014