Luke is serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Luke's Letter Dated January 19, 2015

Well, Here we are. 
This will be the last time I write to you all as a missionary of Jesus Christ. I have a lot of things to tell you all, a lot of stories and experiences to share. But there will soon be plenty of time for that. For now, I want to share with you a few things that I have learned in this short time. 

I have learned that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. It isn't just a story that we read about, or a subject to talk about in Sacrament Meeting. It was a real event. And it has Real power today. I know that each and every one of us can apply that power in our daily lives. It's not just for repentance. It has power every single day, and in every single thing we do. 

I have learned that the Book of Mormon really is the word of God. I have learned that by simply reading a few passages from its pages every day a person can come closer to God than ever before. I have learned to love that book. It has become a part of who I am. 

I have learned the power of good parents. The first thing that Nephi said in the Book of Mormon is that he has good parents. I have seen that parents can completely change the lives of their children. I have seen this in my own life. I know that I too was born of goodly parents. I know that they are a lot of the reason that I decided to leave home and come here on the mission. 

I have learned that this church is true. That by lving the principles that this church teaches one will find the way to be truly happy.

I love you all. 
I hope to see you all soon. 

I will be finishing my service as a missionary Tuesday the 27th of January
My homecoming talk will be the 22nd of February in Elk Ridge.

Read 2 John 1:12

I love you all.

Elder Morgan

Friday, January 16, 2015

Luke's Letter Dated January 12, 2015

Dear everyone,

How was your week? I hope everything went very well for you all! 
My week was great!! On saturday we got to go to the temple with the Sosa Family! Maxi sosa was baptized a while ago. His mom got baptized about a year ago. And now we're working with Gastòn and his girlfriend! They're an awesome family! I love them all! The temple was amazing. We got to talk about the blessings that God gives us as his children and the love that he has for us! 
This week was also kinda sad because I had to say the first of many goodbyes. The Cruz family (The family we live with) left to go to bolivia for a month or soon saturday. It's kinda weird not having the little boy (Titi or Michael) Come up to our apartment and talk with us! But I'm really grateful for them and all they do for us! 

As I am coming into the last 
​two weeks of my
 mission I really feel the desire to sprint to the finish. I remember in the army when we would do our two mile run for our physical test the satisfying feeling I got when I sprinted the last quarter mile or so and absolutely put all my strength into the final stretch.
​ I really want to feel that same feeling as I get to the end of my mission. I want to get onto that plane knowing that I did everything I could here.

​I love you all! I hope you all have a great week! Especially those of you who are on cruises this week! 

Elder Morgan ​

Monday, January 5, 2015

Luke's Letter Dated January 5, 2015

Hello everyone! Well at least everyone that reads this! 

How are you all? How was your new years? 

Our new years was fairly uneventful. We had to be in the apartment at 830, so our day was cut a little short! But we were able to go outside and see the fireworks and talk with our family (The family we live with) a little bit! 

On Tuesday we were able to go to the temple. This was the last time I'll be able to go inside the temple of Buenos Aires. It was a really peaceful, calm experience. I love the peace and the reverence that is felt in the temple. In a world where peace is almost nonexistent and it seems like the media dominates every aspect of our lives, it is refreshing to be able to enter into the house of the lord and feel his spirit there. Our ward mission leader is the engineer for the Buenos Aires Temple. I love talking with him about the temple and everything he does. I hope that I will always be able to be close to the house of the lord throughout my life.

Anyways, This last month of my service to the Lord I am trying to focus a lot on treating others as he would treat them, saying what he would say, and doing what he would do. He is our grand example in life. I love him.

I love you all.

Elder Morgan