Monday, November 20, 2017

Week 68 --- Opposition in all things

"Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us to become." -Elder Dallin H Oaks.

Squad. This has been a rough week. A lot of wear and tear on us spiritually. We started off the week really well, we were finding a lot of people, and things were just going good. We were supposed to have a baptism Saturday, but that didn’t happen. This guy passed his baptismal interview and everything, but he never showed up. So his name is Luis, and he has absolutely no one who is supporting him in his decision to be baptized. Literally only the missionaries support him, and every moment we aren’t there, people are telling him that he shouldn’t be baptized, and it seems like they finally got to him. I´m gonna be honest --- I´m super sad about it. This kid has a tough life, he needed to be baptized, he needed the gift of the Holy Ghost. It just hurts me, but I know as the quote at the beginning of this email. These trials will make not only him into the person that God wants him to be, but also I believe that us as missionaries will also become as God wants us to be. I´m so sorry that I don’t have a lot to say today, but know that I know that we have opposition so that we can become who we are supposed to be. This is the true church of Jesus Christ, he lives, and he loves us, and if we trust in him, we will always get past the opposition in our lives. I love you all, until next week!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week 67 --- The Power of the Book of Mormon

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I´m so happy to be writing you this fine Monday morning. So I once again wasted a ton of time here, and forgot that I had to send this email. So I´ll do my best to make sure it´s a good one. So I got my new companion Wednesday. His name is Elder Benincosa, he´s from Arizona, he doesn't speak any Spanish. So these next 12 weeks of training will be interesting... I hope I can teach him something. Anyways the coolest thing happened the other day... We were teaching 3 siblings, and they had a doubt about the Book of Mormon, The oldest told me that when he read the Bible he felt that Jesus Christ was talking to him through the Bible, and he said he just doesn't think it would be the same with the Book of Mormon. So I said " wanna bet?" So we went to 3 Nephi 11, when Jesus comes to the Americas. We read the chapter. After he told me he was wrong, that he honestly felt as if Jesus was talking directly to him through the Book of Mormon. I testify that as the Bible has the old and new testament, God truly has given us another testament of our Savior Jesus Christ. If anyone of you is not convinced of this, I invite you to read the Book of Mormon, and pray about it. You will know of the truthfulness.

Now to end with a scripture D&C 11:8
8 Verily, verily, I say unto you, even as you desire of me so it shall be done unto you; and, if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation.

Let's do some good!

That´s all I got bye!
--
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

The trainers
​The new missionaries


​My new comp with the glasses

and Elder Sharp, because he's a stud.











Monday, November 6, 2017

Week 66 --- Baptism...Transfers...

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I´m sooooo darn happy to be writing you this fine Monday morning. So this transfer I will be staying in Bermejo, and I will be training, so I´m pretty stoked not gonna lie. Guys I had a good week. My companion was sick, so we didn´t get to work as much as we would have liked, but we still had a really good week. So Saturday my pal Mia got baptized, she is a stud, right now we are working with her mom too, she has to get married, and then she will also be baptized, so we are pretty excited for a wedding, hopefully, and another baptism. Well now that I mention it, we are actually working 2 weddings. I´ve never had a wedding in my mission, but that´s the dream. Guys I have wasted all my time I´m sorry, and like I said we didn´t do a whole lot this week because my comp was sick, but I´ll at least leave y’all with some scripture.

Mosiah 4:27:

And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength.  And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.


God wants us to be diligent, but he doesn't require us to do anything we can't do. So don´t be so hard on yourself, that´s something that I've learned a lot here. 

That´s all I got. Bye!



-- 
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Mia's baptism





Monday, October 30, 2017

Week 65 - BAPTISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I apologize for that, it was uncalled for, but I´m just so darn happy right now! So we had another amazing week, we found another 23 new investigators, and Gabriel got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He had such a long journey to get there, he had a lot of problems. He was a drinker, a smoker, he went to clubs with the ladies, he had 2 kids, and a broken relationship with the mother. When he came to the missionaries he said he had to change to be a better father for his kids. He stopped drinking, smoking, going to the clubs. This experience has strengthened my testimony about the power of the atonement, that no one is truly too far gone. It makes me think of something President Uchtdorf said in a talk he gave a while back, "Just as the Good Shepherd finds His lost sheep, if you will only lift up your heart to the Savior of the world, He will find you." I absolutely love this quote, and it applies to each and every one of us. 

To make this baptism happen was not an easy task. Satan was putting in the work to make it not happen, the hardest part was getting Gabriel to his baptism, sooo it was a few minutes before his baptism was supposed to start, and he still wasn´t there, so we went to look for him. We get to his house, and a river had flooded everywhere, sooo we had to find some higher ground and fight through weeds that were my height, I fell into a ditch, then eventually we see him throwing bricks across the water to make a path to walk, he took a while but eventually we all got out and got to the baptism. We started almost an hour late, but it happened.

So interesting thing happened this week, we meet this guy right, and he showed us a special plant in his house... he grows his own marijuana. Then he explained all the different ways to use it, he said he really likes to make brownies with it, and then explained how one time when he made those weed brownies he left them on the table to cool down, and when he got back little children had eaten half the pan. So that was interesting...

Hey guys next week if things go well we will have another baptism, sooooo we are pretty happy.

I also got to go on exchanges with Elder Thompson, he´s the GOAT. I love that man.

That´s all I got this week! BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission


Description of photos:

Baptism

We made empanadas again, cuz why not, we are really talented

weed guy

Elder Thompson







Monday, October 23, 2017

Week 64 --- What a week!


SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You would not believe the week we had, sooooo much teaching sooooo many people we met. I haven´t had a week like this in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So this week we found 23 new investigators!!!!! Never in one week have I done so much teaching. But I boast not of my own strength but that of my Father in Heaven. Like my boi Ammon says in the Book of Mormon Alma 26:

11 But Ammon said unto him: I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God.


12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

So I´m very grateful for all the help that God gives this companionship every day. Oh also remember Gabriel, that guy that we have helped with his lady problems, well if all goes well this week he will be baptized this coming Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooo we are pretty darn happy right now!


Also this area has had problems with getting investigators to go to church, but this transfer we have had 1 every week, and yesterday 4 people came. Things are just going so well.


Maria and Mia, the mother daughter combo, came to church, they love us sooo much, they brought cake for us to church, and if they come to church this Sunday, we will have another baptism next week.

Hey y’all I´m so sorry that this
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wasn’t
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a very long email, and that I don´t have pictures to send, I just kinda goofed off for a while, and now I´m out of time. I´ll try better next week. I love you all!!!!!!!!

---

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Note from Mom:

I received a photo from the companion's mother.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 63 - Que flippin Milagro!

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I just love talking to y’all every week, it was a swell week I´m not gonna lie! Soooo I´m gonna just start off talking about Soccer, So I don´t know how many of you are soccer fans, but I now am one, so I´m gonna share a little about my team here in Argentina. They were close to missing the world cup for the first time in like a really long time am I right, but then Messi decided to score 3 goals, and took them to the world cup instead, I may have caught a little of that game it was nuts. Unfortunately our beloved U.S. soccer team did not make it.

But let’s get serious, something super cool happened this last week, so I went on exchanges with ma boi Elder Botelho, from Brazil, and well we started off the exchange losing the phone, and it was late at night, so we couldn´t go look for it, and it might have fallen out in a bus. So we went to bed and all that good stuff, then the next day we spent half the day going to mission offices, twice, to get a new phone. So we were all stressed out and stuff, then all the appointments fell through, but we just kept on working, and at the end of the day an older dude came up to us, and told us to come to his house now. So at first we were a little freaked out, he wouldn´t really tell us why he wanted us to come to his house, we both had a very weird feeling, but we both felt that we should go anyway. So we get to his house, and he just tells us that he needs us to bless him. He told us that he believes we have the power to do so. So I was able to give this man a health blessing, and after, me and Elder Botelho both had a strong impression to invite him to be baptized. Not only did he say yes, but the following Sunday he went to church, and that almost never happens. I feel it was indeed a miracle for us. I believe with all my heart that Elder Botelho and myself were blessed for our diligence. I was very grateful for that.

So this Gabriel guy we have been teaching the past few weeks is a fricking stud, he came to church yesterday for the third week in a row. We´ve become his relationship counselors, it's quite entertaining, but if all goes well, we will have a baptism next week. He also needs to stop smoking, sooooo we´re working with that.

To end this lovely little email I´m gonna share 2 scriptures...

1 Nephi 2:15
15 And my father dwelt in a tent.

2 Nephi 5:27
27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.

Now perhaps these 2 scriptures don´t make a lot of sense right now, but if we think about it, Nephi and his family had many riches in Jerusalem, and they left everything behind, and are now living in tents, only because they wanted to be obedient to God, and as it says in the second scripture they lived happily. I testify that as we are obedient to God we will be happy. We may not always have the coolest car, or fanciest clothes, but we will be truly happy.

That´s all I got for today bye!

-- 
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Description of Photos:

My comp got a little ill...

Our Pet Lou Lee

The empanadas we made





Monday, October 9, 2017

Week 62 --- It's a trap!

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow let me tell you, I am such a happy camper right now! Wanna know why? Because I´m a flippin missionary!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO! So we had an interesting week. The sweetest thing happened the other day, we found this family right, well we went to teach them, they didn't have a lot of time, so we just chatted for a bit, made some jokes, and left.  They invited us back the next day, so we get there, and the 10 year old daughter was waiting for us. This little girl told us that after we had left, that she felt soooo happy, and that the problems in her house just left. Her mom felt the same way. It kinda hit me in that moment that missionaries really do carry a special spirit with them, and I'm just so darn grateful to be able to bring that spirit into the homes of those that I teach.

Other thing that happened! So we met this one guy right, Alejandro, and he told us to come back that Saturday. So we went, and when he opened the door, he introduced us to his pastor, and so I started to think “It’s a trap!" So for the next hour this man insulted us, and even worse the church. That made me kinda sad not gonna lie.

What else happened? Ummmmmmmm... oh yeah, sooooooooo after this pastor thing, we went to visit a couple we had met a few days earlier, and well the guy was leaving, so we couldn´t have a lesson, but we chatted outside with his girlfriend, to invite her to church and what not, but then 2 of her cousins asked if I was single.  It wasn't the first time it had happened, so I didn't think too much of it, but then it got kinda weird. We then invited all of them to church, and one of the cousins looked at me and said “I´ll go if I can be with you" and then winked. At this point I was very uncomfortable. Then they asked for my phone number, obviously I don't have one because I share a phone with my companion, so my comp said that, and wrote down our number and gave it to her, just to make me feel awkward. I was not a fan of this moment.

So recently everyone here has been telling me that I look like the Russian guy from Rocky 4.  if you don´t know who that is, look him up  and tell me if that's true.

Yesterday we didn't have lunch, so Saturday we bought a bunch of stuff, and we made empanadas, alone with no help, from scratch, the dough and everything. They were frickin good too!

Well that´s all I got for this week bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week 61 --- General Conference!

​SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!! What a pleasure it is to be writing you this fine Monday morning. I hope you are all doing well! I´m doing great just in case you were wondering. So I´m gonna start off talking about General Conference, because I just can´t wait, man you don´t even know, every conference I have watched here in the mission, has made me love Conference more and more each time. It´s just so amazing how inspired the messages are. I would also love to hear some of your thoughts about conference, so if you would send me some of your conference highlights. I would appreciate it a lot. So I´m just gonna share a few of my favorite parts. In Bonnie Oscarson´s talk she talked a lot about service, something she said really hit me, it was something along the lines of, without service our lives are without purpose. She also said the reason we have a church is to form a community of saints. When I think of the word saint, I think of a holy person who is dedicated to blessing the lives of others, and we are saints in these latter days, so we should be devoted to doing exactly that, blessing the lives of others. She also mentioned something like this, that God obviously wants to help, and serve us, but sadly, because of His plan, he can´t come down and help someone every time someone is in need. So we need to do him a favor and do it for him. This reminds me of a few scriptures that I would like to share. 

Mosiah 2:17
17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

Matthew 25:35-40
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

So you all gotta serve. I also loved Elder Holland´s talk, he talked about our potential to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect, but he explained something very important to us. He related it to a primary song, "I´m trying to be like Jesus" the key word there folks is TRYING, we are not perfect, and in this life we will never be perfect, we will always make mistakes, but we need not to feel bad, or discouraged about that, as long as we are trying we are chillin.

I also noticed  that the Book of Mormon was talked about a lot this conference, and I´m not going to share a specific talk about it but I encourage all who have yet to receive a testimony of the church, or who are struggling with their testimony, to read the Book of Mormon, ponder and pray about the book, and I testify unto everyone of you, that you will know as I know that the book is true, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church upon the earth. I invite all of you to accept the Prophet´s invitation to read the Book of Mormon every day. It will change your life, as it has changed mine.

Now I´m gonna share very quickly a few things that went down this week, because I´m out of time.  First, we had a gun fight right outside our apartment; Second, we helped one of our investigators hit on a girl on the bus, he got rejected; Third, we found a guy in the street, and we started talking, and he said the words I feel like there needs to be a restoration of the gospel, because it just isn´t the same anymore. We pulled out the pamphlet that said the Restoration.  His mind was blown. Well I´m out of time, I love you all! BYE!!!!!!!!!

Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Week 60 --- Transfers ...


​SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It´s a great day to be a Mormon, and an even greater day to be a missionary! I just wanna start off my email by telling you all that I love you, every single one of you! I´m gonna tell you about this last week that I had, it was a pretty good one not gonna lie! So what happened with transfers you ask, well let me tell you... sadly I left, I left a lot of good investigators, and a great ward, I did wanna stay not gonna lie, but I got to my new area with my new comp, and now I'm chillin, Elder Douglas he is a swell guy, we're gettin along great! I´m now in a place called Bermejo. So let's talk about my last week in Rodeo del medio, so to start let's just talk about some interesting stuff that went down.  To start we got free ice cream one day, just because a return missionary was working in an ice cream store when we walked by, he invited us in to chat for a bit, and then gave us free ice cream. Also we met this guy, Tony, this guy has a hobby, a very interesting hobby, so he's a trainer, he trains fighters. Yeah that doesn't seem that interesting, but the fighters that he trains are quite interesting... they're chickens... He trains chickens to fight. He showed us his whole set up, it was sick, he made a treadmill for them, ya know to stay in shape. Also my last night in my last area, a family wanted me to come say bye, so I went over, and they made some cake, and bought me a gift, we stayed there for awhile, and just had a sick time, it was weird, because I wasn't even in that area that long. Well sorry I don't have a lot more time to write sooooooo bye!!!!!!

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Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

new comp, some pics with the Bourger family, and there is my boi Jesus, and the gifts and notes they gave me


with new companion, Elder Douglas

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 59 --- This is gonna be a short one, and I don´t even have pictures

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So this week went by pretty fast not gonna lie, a few things happened not too much, but I´ll share the few things that went down. The most interesting thing was probably how we found one of our investigators this week. So we were knocking on a butt load of doors, forgive my language, and we had absolutely no success, we were knocking for an hour straight without anything, and then we see 2 old people waving us over, and this was right after my comp had ripped up a Jehovah's Witness flyer, so we thought it was 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses about to rip us a new one for ripping their flyer, so we walked over, and, they just said " Finally! it´s been so long since we have seen Elders around here" soooooo the story is that these 2 old people were baptized in our church in Orem, Utah 13 years ago. They showed us pictures and everything of their baptism. So we went in and started visiting them, soooooo they moved in our area a few years ago, when our chapel still wasn´t built, soo they thought there wasn't one here, so they haven't been able to go, but something interesting is that the wife was confirmed a member, but her husband no, so we have to teach him again, so he can be baptized again, and be confirmed.
 Also y'all know that lady who I explained last week who brought us a bunch of food, and looked us up on Facebook, well she now refers to me as Keaton, it´s a little weird not gonna lie.
 Sorry this was such a short email, I´ll try to do better next week. I love you all, bye!!!!!!!
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Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 58 --- Miracles . . . kinda


SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! You would not believe the week we just had! Well actually you might. We found 10 new investigators, and set 4 new baptismal dates. So obviously I need to explain the title of this email. asi que the other day we met this guy Osario. and well he invited us in, and we had a little chat with him and his wife. So they are an elderly couple and they were super nice and funny, and then he started to tell us about what he does for a living. So he told us about this dude from Egypt, and that he had a book... a special book. This book contains sacred secrets concerning the healing of men, and our boy Osario said he ran into this guy from Egypt, and the man gave him the book, and now my boy Osario is known worldwide for healing people, from twisted ankles to blind or deaf people. He told us that to heal one must breathe in for as long as you can. The man from Egypt said if you can breathe in for 8 whole seconds that is where the real power comes, sadly our friend Osario in his old age, can only reach 7 seconds. He has people coming from Chile, Canada, and Spain to be healed. Obviously I´m a little skeptic about that but it was an interesting conversation.

Also recently we have found some of the nicest investigadores, I´m gonna talk about a family, and then this other lady. So we start with the Diaz family. So we met them 2 weeks ago, and they invited us to come back another day because they were busy, so we went back a few days later, and they are the sickest family. We went to teach them last night, and they had bought a bunch a food for us, we got there and the mom was already preparing something to drink for us. It was sick. Then we taught the restoration to the family, and it was awesome. They understood it sooooooo well. The lesson was soo good that even the son who was pretty much atheist told us that even he wanted to learn more, and he accepted a baptismal date. The spirit was so powerful with his family. They are seriously sooo cool. The other lady her name is Lorena. The first time we met her she rejected us like bad, but we left her a pamphlet about the plan of salvation, and we were bold and said we are gonna come back, and when we went back she had changed completely. She came out to greet us with a huge smile on her face, and had read the whole pamphlet, and had questions and comments written all over the pamphlet, and we had a very good discussion. Then she just started chatting with us, like asking about our lives, and the mission, and all that good stuff, and know we are like best friends, so she lives really close to us, and yesterday she sent us a text asking if we were home because she wanted to bring over some leftover food from her kid´s birthday saturday, so she came over with a LOT  of food, and I included a picture of all the food she gave us. She also asked for our facebooks because she didn´t wanna lose contact with us, because she said our discussions have helped her a lot.

We also got to do some service the other day, we built a roof, it was sick, and it was raining, and I got electrocuted plugging in the cement mixer, ya know cuz it was raining and all, and me and Elder Ransil were playing catch with bricks on the roof, it was pretty swell.​​

Also the look on the door to our apartment broke, and so we were locked inside, and we had to leave for an appointment, and soo we thought maybe it would work from the outside, so we decided we should get to the front door, but we are on the second floor, sooo it was a little tricky, I had to climb over a little railing, and walk along the window frames and jump to the stairs that lead to our front door, I sent a pic of the area where it happened, but it didn't work from the outside, soooo I said a little prayer outside, and then we both remembered about another door in the pension with a key that looked similar sooo we thought we would try that, and it worked, which was weird because it wasn't the same key, but now it´s quite the challenge to leave and enter our apartment every day.

Well that´s all I got to share today so I will talk to y'all next week bye!






Monday, September 4, 2017

Week 57 --- You can't teach a drunk


SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so very blessed to have this time to write all of my dear loved ones! I have quite a bit to share with y’all today, I think. So this past week we were in a neighborhood, and a few guys stop us, and tell us that they need us to bless them. So we start talking to them, one guy told me he wants to stop drinking, so I was like well we can help you with that, then his buddy shows up with a LOT of beer, and I then realized that he was drunk out of his mind. Usually in situations like that we would leave, but one of the other drunks was fixing shoes, and so my comp asked him to fix his shoe, and he did, so I just sat there having a pointless conversation with a guy who smelt of beer, and smoke. He was drunk right so he was slurring words, and spitting a lot while trying to talk, so I got a face full of spit. So that´s cool.

We also had a family home evening last night, and well it was three families, and one of the moms spent the whole night roasting her kids, it was pretty darn funny, and remember last Monday I think I talked about Craig the dog, well we left our area for 2 days, for exchanges and a special stake conference, and when we got back he was gone. Turns out he got hit by a car, and then hobbled his way back to his owner’s house. So he´s good. Also so y’all know last Monday we played soccer and I had a hat trick, yeah that's right, 3 goals I got the fundamentals.

So remember when I talked about an American restaurant called Fidelito’s, well we went there last Wednesday for Wing Wednesday after interviews with the mission president. So it was 200 pesos for as many wings as you want, so that`s a great deal. Well they have a spicy wing challenge called the butt burner challenge, so you can see by the name there´s a good chance that one will have problems  after eating it. Well I decided to do the challenge with a few other elders, unfortunately they didn't have enough sauce, so the owner gave us 3 to try, and well this sauce destroyed my insides.

Also some spiritual stuff has happened so I'm gonna share that too. Sooooo we were able to find 12 new people to teach. It was crazy we went to a ward activity, and there were 8 young non-members there, and well one of the kids in the ward just started teaching his friends about the Restoration, and he knew like everything, but to give us a lesson and some new people to teach, her turns to us and says, hey Elders could you help me out, I'm not sure if I'm explaining this right. Then he took his friends into a room in the chapel, and we had a sweet lesson.

Other cool thing, so in our mission we just received permission to drink something called mate, it´s an herb that you put in water with sugar, and well we were teaching one of our investigators the other day, and after we were just chatting, and she offered to teach us how to prepare it, so that´s pretty cool.

Now I´m gonna end with a scripture 1 Nephi 11:17

17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.

We don't need to know everything, or understand everything, the only thing we need to know is that God loves his children, and that everything he has commanded us to do is for our benefit.

That´s all I got for this week BYE!

--
Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

That mate grind

Me and ma boi Elder Sharp

The squad at Fidelito’s

Massive sandwich at Fidelito’s

Free fries

The end of Wing Wednesday








Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 56 --- Beefy Hanes

SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooo I hope you are all doing good. If not, you need to change that. So I`m gonna let yall know what happened this last week. It was pretty darn good not gonna lie. So I begin explaining my title, I know it`s a little weird, but so was the event that happened that caused me to put this title. So the other day we were just knockin doors ya know, typical missionary stuff, and we come to this one house, and we both felt this strong impression to knock this house. So we did, and a dude comes outside wearing only his beefy hanes, and if you don`t understand what beefy hanes are, figure it out.

Also the other day we had a dog follow us for an entire day, then when we woke up the next day, it had waited outside our pension for us. It spent the whole night outside in the cold waiting for us. We named him Craig.

Also one day we were walking through a sketchy neighborhood, and we found this kid we knew, who wasn`t a member but he plays soccer with our ward every thursday, so we met him, so we stopped and talked to him, and he was running like a fruit and vegetable stand, and I saw a few peppers that were very appealing to me, so we bought some, and last night we ate them, and I can honestly say it was the hottest thing I have ever put in my mouth. It messed up my body not gonna lie, I'm not sure why I did it, but it was fun.

Also Saturday we did exchanges, and I had the grand privilege to work with Elder Crist. He`s a good guy. and night we bought 8 kilos of ice cream, for 6 elders that were there and we ate it all. The reason there were 6 elders there was because the next morning we had a special stake conference, so we all had to be at the stake center, it was a broadcast to Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay, and we heard from Elder Rasband, and 2  from the seventy, and a lady from the presidency of the Primary. It was really good. One talk that I really liked was from the lady from the Primary presidency, she talked about when she was a kid they had a garden and they planted a lot of stuff there, and one day she asked her dad why there wasn't any strawberries, and he answered because we didn't plant any. She then explained how many times we have this question, why don't I have this, but many times the reason is because we didn't put in the work for it. For example, everyday I pray that we can find new people to teach, but if I don`t go outside and knock doors, and talk to people, God really can't answer that prayer. So just make sure when we ask God for something that we always work to receive the answer.

Now some spiritual stuff, so 2 weeks ago, we found some old teaching records of a family, and reading over the notes they seemed really good, so we decided to go find them, but when we got to the address it turns out the address that was written on the teaching record was wrong, so we didn't find them, until last week. When we were contacting a few people we had been a few days earlier, and we walked up to one of the houses ready to knock, but then we just both decided not to, so we walked around the corner and ran into a kid that we had met before, not a member, and he invited us to his house to talk to his family, and so we did, and it turns out it was the family we were looking for the week before. What a blessing, if we had knocked the first house, this kid would have already gotten to his house, and we probably would have never found this family.

Well that`s what I got to share this wonderful Monday morning, so I'm gonna leave you all with a scripture, or scriptures I should say Hebrews 11, please read it, it`s a good chapter.

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

As you can see faith is kinda important. Well bye!
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Elder Keaton Jorgensen
Argentina Mendoza Mission

Photos:

Bowling Last Pday
Elder Crist after exchanges
ma boi Elder Christensen
8 kilos of ice cream

the pepper I found and ate