Called to Serve - Osorno, Chile

Elder Keenan Robertson is serving in the Osorno Chile Mission as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Elder Robertson left on July 16, 2013 and will return sometime around July of 2015. Missionaries have a limited time to respond to all the E-mails and letters they receive so we will include here some of his letters home so that friends and family can keep up to date on how things are going for him and his ministry among the wonderful people of Chile.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 7, 2013

Conference was awesome!  All the gringo elders got to watch it in English!  It was so good!  I learned so much.  All the talks were awesome but I really loved Elder Holland’s and my favorite was Monson's talk Sunday morning.  I think the package will take a little bit to get out to me from Osorno but I’m hoping Wednesday because that’s when cambios (companionship changes) happen so there will be elders coming from Osorno.  I’ve heard the mail is really reliable.  I did get some letters from some people in the ward and that was really cool not sure who sent them all because it was from different people.  But it was really nice I liked it! 

Here a few people have cars but most people walk everywhere they can. It’s a bummer the weather is getting crappy!  It had been getting so nice!  There have already been a couple days I’ve worn just a short sleeve shirt!  It’s awesome!!  I got super sick Sunday but it went away when conference started. The food is all really good but some of it doesn`t like me very much.  I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say I’m not going to get fat here! :)

I hope grandma’s and nana’s surgeries go well!  Make sure they get blessings.  I hope they can help Aunt Carla too.  I hope it’s not too serious.  Make sure she gets a blessing also.  Things have been good here. I’m going to take a bunch of pictures today and then send my SD card home.

Chile is beautiful!  This week we hiked way out into the country side to where some super super super rich people live and it was awesome.  It’s all rivers and streams and beautiful swamps, it’s so green! Elections are coming up so there are signs everywhere for politicians and stuff!

Teaching has been good we have been doing a lot more contacting and that’s helped a lot. We taught a young couple that was really nice.  Familia ______, I’ve told you about them, they have a 10 year-old boy that lives with them that we committed to baptism at the end of this month, that was cool! Fam. _______ is really starting to turn around it is so cool to watch!

Did you ever find my house on Google Earth?  If not, try adding “Fundadores” on the address, that’s my neighborhood.  So the address is something like Felix Garcia 965, Fundadores, Valdivia, Chile.  Lots of streets have the same names and stuff.  It’s really confusing but I’m starting to get a hang of the area!  I can`t believe I have been out for 6 weeks already, it’s flying by so fast!  6 more and I’m done with training!

Your prayer really helped, we found some new people to teach this week!!!! Thanks!  Our numbers are getting better every week, it’s been awesome.  I try to do a lot but I can`t really so I have to rely on Elder Parsons sometimes!  Ha-ha I’m at a point that my head is so confused with Spanish and English that sometimes I can`t think of words in either!

Chile is awesome and I love it here so much, I can`t believe how fast time is moving!!!!  Glad everything is going well, I pray for you all a lot.  You better all stay safe and healthy! :)  I pray about you guys a ton!

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