SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooo I figured because this is my last PDay in the mission I should probably write something. Well this last week was a little stressful for me. Remember that guy Sergio that I talked about, well we dropped him... It is so sad, because he knows without a doubt that the church is true, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, but he won´t be baptized because his wife doesn´t want him to, and he doesn´t want conflict with her. And we have to find those who are willing to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized, I know he´ll get there, I just don´t know when.
Awhile back I spoke of an excommunicated member (Brother Trotta), who is a stud, well he´s back at it again. He called us one day and said I´m gonna take you to a friend’s house who really needs the Lord. So this lady lost her husband, and one of her daughters recently had spine surgery, and she was going through a rough time, and this stud during the lesson bore one of the most powerful testimonies I had ever heard about the helping hand of the Lord in the lives who follow him. He committed the whole family to be baptized. It was an amazing experience, but it wasn´t the only time it happened. He took us to another guy´s house that he worked with, and we had taught this guy a while back, but he didn´t want to be baptized, because he felt that he would sin again and would fail the Lord after. So our friend began to testify of the atonement, and how it applies to all those who repent and come unto to him, I´m gonna be honest I don´t remember most of what was said, but what I do remember is the spirit that was present. I learned something from these two experiences that it does not matter how smart we are or how great our knowledge of the scriptures is when it comes to the power of a testimony.
I just want y’all to know that I have really enjoyed the mission, I have learned so much, I have grown closer to my Heavenly Father. A lot of things that I hoped to be true before I left on the mission are now things that I know without a doubt. I thank each and every one of you for your constant support throughout these 2 years.
I leave you all with my simple testimony. God lives, He loves us, He sent His son to suffer and die for us, Jesus is the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world, and through his atoning sacrifice we can return to live with our Father in Heaven. I have come to know these things thanks to the power of prayer and the Book of Mormon. If any of you are not convinced of these truths, I would invite you to accept the invitation that the prophet Moroni gives us,
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
I love y’all and I’ll see ya next week!
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission
We went to Zonda as 2 zones and had a picnic!
These were the predictions of the traslado (transfers).
Gran noche de hogar con hermanos y nuestro amigo Sergio! #obramisional
Great night of home with brothers and our friend Sergio! #obramisional
Note from Mom: Once again, no group email. Here is a little bit from my personal email: Mom: Please send a group email because you're almost finished with your mission and everyone loves hearing from you. Keaton: I´m gonna be homein 2 weeks, I can tell people stuff when I get home. At least Facundo sends me pictures😊
Well this week was pretty good, I´m gonna tell y’all a story, soooo for 2 weeks
I´ve been sick, and last Monday, I decided to go to a doctor, and he was like
bro you got pharyngitis, you need to rest! So I was pretty bummed, and I was in
the house of our mission leader for lunch, and his dad who works in radiology
heard my cough and he said “I need to take you to my work for an x-ray of your
lungsS.”o we went, and he did the
x-ray, and told me bro I´m pretty sure you got bronchitis, so he sent me to
another doctor who specializes in that kind of stuff.He looked at the x-ray, and listened to my
breathing, and my cough, and was like bro that´s bad, you got bronchitis. Then
they gave me a bunch of meds. So you could say these last 2 weeks I haven´t
been 100%, but regardless we were able to have success.
So remember Serigio,
well he´s dope, he continues to come to church each week, and our branch
organizes a Family Home Evening kind of activity every other Sunday, and
now Sergio goes to those activities, and he doesn´t just go he participates.
It´s so hard for me knowing that he has a testimony of the restored gospel, but
still can´t make the decision to be baptized.
Also we had zone
conference this last week, and every zone conference the missionaries who are
going home that transfer have to share their last testimony, sooooooooo I had
to share my last testimony, it´s getting real that I´m ending my mission. 3
Sorry the email isn´t
too long, but like I said I´ve been sick for the last 2 weeks, and I just don´t
remember a lot of what happened.
SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How y’all doing? I know I didn´t write last week, and I´m sorry. I have some things to share. To start I should probably explain the title, because just reading it, it might seem like there are some problems going on, but it´s not true. I was simply referring to the fact that I will die here in Progreso which is missionary slang to say that I will be end my mission here. I got a new companion, and for those who aren’t keeping track that would be 3 companions in one area. WOW! Sooo yeah, we had a pretty good week. We were able to teach a lot. 15 lessons this week! We also found 14 new investigators.
So my new companion is Elder Castro, he´s from Mexico, he speaks really good English. When we are in the apartment, we pretty much talk only English.
Sad thing, Sergio, our investigator who was supposed to be baptized, told us he isn´t ready which to me is kinda weird, because he told us that he knows the Book of Mormon is the word of God, he believes everything we have taught. He said he´s just a little scared to make such an important decision. So we are gonna see what we can do to help him.
Sorry I ran out of time, I´ll tell y’all more next week.