Monday, April 16, 2018

Week 89 - BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!!

I don´t have a lot of time, SORRY! but the Carmona family got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a family that has been inactive for a very long time like 7 years, and well we started teaching them, and finally their last 3 kids were baptized.  The littlest one, Abril, asked me to baptize her, it was such a great experience. I love being a missionary, I get to see people obtain, or regain, their testimonies.

D&C 15:6
And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen. 

I really have noticed that it really has become of the most worth for me, as well as it should be for each and every one of you. I truly do know that God lives, that he is our Father, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Christ. Before my mission I believed these things and now I know them to be true. I love you all and I will talk to you next week.

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 88 --- Coincidence... I think not

Squad. I heard from my dear mother that Wayne Lindsay, a beloved member from my ward back home, passed away last week. I just want you all to know that he was a great man. I had the privilege to be a home teacher for the Lindsay family, and I got to know Wayne quite well. He and his wife, Anita, were always so kind, and helped soooo much the youth of our ward, inviting them over Sundays to eat, or to watch a movie. Wayne was a great example of what a Christian life should look like. I am soooo grateful for God´s plan of happiness for his children.

Now to tell you about my week.  On Wednesday, we were working right, and all of a sudden a little dog started to follow us. I was thinking it was gonna return home in a few minutes, but noooooooooooooooooooooooo it followed us for 3 hours and we walked very far. At the end, we were returning back to our apartment, and we heard some people yelling “come here!”  So, we went to see what they needed, turns out it was their dog and they had been looking for it for a few hours.  They were like it´s not a coincidence that you guys passed by with our dog right when we were outside, and they invited us in to teach them. God works in mysterious ways...

Also we had taught a lady over 2 weeks ago, she said she was gonna read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, and give us her answer later.  Well for these last 2 weeks, we couldn´t get in contact with her, and finally this week we found her, and we had a lesson and she gave one of the most sincere testimonies of the Book of Mormon that I have ever heard. She said there is no doubt that this book comes from God. She then asked if she could be baptized. It was soooo cool. 

Well that´s all for this week.  Ohhh and we have 3 baptisms this Saturday, wooooooooooooooooooo. Bye.

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission



Monday, April 2, 2018

Week 87 --- Conference

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well this week was kinda off; we started off doing an activity in my district, we all worked in one area that was having difficulties and we had some pretty good success.  Later in the week, I went to the doctor because, for the past 4 weeks, I have had a problem with my foot, and we went and got it looked at.  Well, for these last 4 weeks, I shouldn´t have been working. Now the doctor said I can´t work, and I can`t even use shoes until I`m all healed up, sooooo I`ve been strollin ‘around in Crocs. I even went to conference in my suit, wearing crocs. Soooo I didn't get to work too much this week, and I don`t even know how long this will last.

I did, however, get to enjoy General Conference, it was a good one. I hope you all watched it and enjoyed it as well. I’ve got to say it was quite the Conference, and because I couldn´t really work this week, I don´t have any great stories but I´d like to share with you perhaps my favorite talk from conference. It was given by Lynn G Robbins. He talked about failure, and how many people do not understand the concept of failure. He explained that failure is a tutor and not a tragedy. Failing does not mean we are failures, it simply means that we are learning. He also taught that true success is being able to fail without losing hope. He taught that we must never lose hope for Christ has given us a second chance. His suffered for us so that we would have a second chance, so that we could repent. He also said "Repentance isn´t a backup plan in case we fail, repentance is the plan, knowing that we will fail."  Failure is the plan, there is no way to progress if we do not fail. Do not fear failure or repentance.  Welcome it because, like he said, failure and repentance is God´s plan for us.

Well, like I said, I couldn´t work, so I don´t have stories, but maybe next week I will. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Note from Mom:  Keaton said I couldn’t share pictures of his foot injury (it happened while he was playing soccer).


Monday, March 26, 2018

Week 86 --- It's been a minute

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So my dear mother is upset with me because I haven´t written group emails the last few weeks, and it´s true. I apologize for that.

So some stuff has happened in the last few weeks, so I´m gonna tell yall some of the highlights. To start I´m gonna tell yall about the Leguiza Family, We found this family last week, and the first lesson was great. We set baptismal dates with all of them. In the first missionary lesson, The Restoration, it talks about the restoration of the Priesthood upon the earth, and many times this has brought up the question if baptism in other churches really counts, and so the dad says to us "I was already baptized, but if what you´re saying is true, does that mean that it didn´t count?" This has always been a difficult question for me to answer, but we told him that his baptism wasn´t valid in the eyes of God, and instead of getting upset, he humbly answered, then I need to be baptized. It was quite the experience. After the lesson he invited us to have an asado with him, soooo soon we will be eating an asado with this great family.

Ohhhh also we are now teaching the Carmona family, they were less active members, and not all have been baptized, but they came up to us last week at church, and told us to come prepare their children for baptism, this family wasn´t going to church for a very long time, and they just told me it was time to come back. Sooooooo not this week but the next 3 of their children will be baptized!!!!!!!!!!!

Well that´s all for this week folks, I'll talk to yall next week, I hope everyone enjoys General Conference!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Pictures of soccer injuries shared with Mom

Monday, March 19, 2018

Week 85

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

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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.

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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