Monday, March 19, 2018

Week 85

Once again, no group email.  Thanks to the ward mission leader, Facundo Aguero, we have a picture­čśŐ.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Week 84 --- BAUTISMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know I haven´t written for 2 weeks now, and I am sorry for that, but today I got some stuff to share. So to start, my dear companion Elder Lucero finished his mission, and is on his way back to Chile, sooooo I received another companion, his name is Elder Rojas, he from Peru, and for those who are counting this is my 3rd from Peru, but white comps are still in the lead with 6, and Chile 1. 

So this last week was wild, a bunch of farewells for Elder Lucero, a few asados, and not a lot of time to work for the preparation we had to do for our baptisms. So the 2 that were baptized are Maria and her son Axel, they are dope. Axel is 12 years old, and told us that he wants to be a missionary too. 

Also yesterday we found a dope family, The Leguiza Family, all of them accepted fechas and the invitation to go to church in the first lesson, we also hit it off so well that they invited us to eat an asado with them Sunday after church. Sooooo yeah it was a pretty great lesson.

Well sorry that this email wasn’t so long, my mother made me do some college stuff, and that took up a lot of time, soooo I´m gonna end with a story about Albert Einstein. Soooo in school a professor explained to his class that God created everything that exists, and because evil exists it means that God created evil, therefore God is bad. So Einstein asked his professor a question, he asked if the cold existed. The professor said obviously. Einstein said no it does not, it is only the absence of heat, then he asked his professor another question, he asked if the darkness existed, and the professor responded yes of course, and Einstein explained that darkness did not exist either it is only the absence of light, and then explained how God did not create evil, evil is just the absence of God in one´s life. So lets not create evil, lets not allow the absence of God take place, because God is good.

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Last district pic before Elder Lucero left.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Week 83 --- Last P-Day for Elder Lucero

With Facundo Aguero and Elder Alexiis Lucero

Last P-Day for Elder Lucero and a Birthday Celebration for Sister Wyman

Monday, February 26, 2018

Week 82 --- Sorry

Sorry but this won´t be long, and I think I´ll share a scripture and pictures from last week that I forgot to send.

D&C 58:2-4

For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments, whether in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.

It’s a good one, am I right?

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Photos:  We went into nature, and I got burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnt!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 81 ---I hadn't felt that in a while

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let´s just say it´s been quite the week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I honestly don´t even know what to write, soooooooooo it´s gonna be short this email, but I will share with y'all something special that happened this week!

Soooo remember last week when I told y'all about a dope guy who is excommunicated from the church, well we are teaching a friend of his right now, and here is what went down. We had already taught him the Restoration, so we were gonna share the plan of salvation with him this visit, and at the end of the lesson we asked him how he felt about the message, and he told us that he didn't feel as if he had received an answer, but he thought he hadn't received his answer because he was angry for things that were happening in his life, and so forth. Well the excommunicated member starts asking some very inspired questions to his dear friend until his friend started to tear up and says to us, "It´s true, I feel as if there is a voice talking to me, telling me that this is correct." The excommunicated member knows better than anyone I know what the spirit feels like, he knew from the beginning that his friend had received his answer, he understands the language of the spirit, and Sunday he even brought his friend to church. Not to throw shade at the other members, but this brother is doing more for missionary work than all the other members, except our branch mission leader who is dope, and this guy isn't even a member. 

That´s really all I wanted to share with you guys, cuz it was a suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper spiritual lesson. It was dope, well sorry this was so short but we went and did some stuff in the morning today, so we are just now writing, and I still haven´t eaten, and it´s 4:00 pm and I wanna eat now so I´m gonna go eat, bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week 80 --- That's what I call a testimony


Alrighty it is indeed Monday, for that reason I am addressing you fine people. So weird thing happened is this very moment... I received my trunky papers! For those of you who do not understand that term allow me to enlighten you. So trunky papers are a document sent to the missionaries who are soon ending their missions, which includes information so that the mission can prepare my trip home. Soooo it kinda hit me that I´m really running out of time here... sadly.

Now I´m gonna tell you about my homie Brother Trotta. He is dope, and his story is even doper. So he was baptized some time ago, about 20 or more years, and then went on a mission. Well in his later life he became a branch president. Unfortunately he was later excommunicated, but for reasons that are not that bad, what he did was an attempt to help a member who was needy. Well that happened 11 years ago, but here is the kicker … he has gone to church every Sunday for these 11 years, and during these 11 years he has not been treated too greatly by his church leaders... sadly, but through all of that he is still one of the people most involved in missionary work.  The other day he gave us a reference, a friend from his work, and at the end of the lesson he shared one of the most powwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwerful testimonies that I have ever heard. He said that through all the hardships and trials he has gone through in these 11 years of being excommunicated, that every time he lays down at night he knows it to be true, and I was thinking that needs to be the kind of testimony that we have.

Well that´s what I wanted to share with y’all today, bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Dinner with Brother Trotta and Facundo Aguero (ward mission leader) ---  chorrillana prepared by Elder Lucero

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 79 --- A great way to start my time here in Progreso

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wellll it is indeed Monday again, so it will be my privilege to address you this fine day. As you all may have noticed, I did not write last week, and there is a very good reason why. I didn´t feel like it. Sorry, but I´ll try my best to make this one good. To start, maybe I´ll tell y’all what happened with transfers. I got transferred, I´m no longer in Bermejo, and as y’all can see in the title I´m now in a place called Progreso, which is in San Juan.  So, yes, I´m back in San Juan and it's hot.  My comp is Elder Lucero, he´s from Chile, and I´ll be his last companion, because he finishes in just 5 short weeks. Alright now I´m gonna tell y’all about my week.

To start something interesting happened, some dude the other day pulled up to us, and asked us where y’all goin? So we were like we are going over yonder, and he was like get in, so we were like alrighty then. So he drove us to where we needed to go, and we were talking and we were like you a member? And he was like no, I´m Catholic, and I was like wow, cuz Catholics usually hate us, like a lot. Sooooo it was very tender, that a man was willing to do that for us just because we shared a love of Christ. So that was pretty dope.

Other things, this week we helped some sister missionaries in our district move, and soooo we called a guy with a truck to help move the stuff, it's a service that they do down here, so we didn´t know the guy, but our branch mission leader rode in the truck to show him where the new apartment was, and we went in taxi, and this guy asked if gays were accepted in our church. So we explained the church´s view on that subject, and dude said to our mission leader ohhhhhh because I´m gay, and spent the whole ride flirting with our mission leader.  After we finished unloading everything, he gave his card with his number to one of the sister missionaries and said "for the one with glasses" which is our mission leader … so maybe next time we need to move we´ll get a discount. 

Ohhhh, the other day we were heading back to the apartment right, cuz it was late, and a group of women, started yelling at us.  They started off just asking for selfies with us, but ended up saying some pretty inappropriate things, and they followed us for a while, they even turned on the same street where we live, so now they know where we live.  So we are a little worried they might come back. We might need to move, but at least we got a guy who´ll give us a discount (reference to the gay guy) 

Well squad, I´m out of time here soooooooooooooooo I´ll talk to y’all next week.


Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

The guy in the glasses is the ward/branch mission leader,  Facundo Ag├╝ero