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, March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

Well, This week was ok.  I didn't go to Torres Del Paine.  Because I have been super sick!  Ha-Ha.  Lots of stomach issues.  So I was bummed about that.  I heard it was super-awesome! 

Cambios are here!!!!!!  I'm going to Por Venir!  It's a super small little port city away from Punta Arenas.  My companion is Elder Powell!  He is from my group!  It's a three hour boat ride, so that should be a blast! :/ Ha-ha.  I don´t have time to write today so sorry about that.  I'll make sure to take lots of pics and make it a really good email next week I promise! 

Elder Robertson

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

This week was good. We worked with a ton of menos activos and one guy even got a calling! That was really cool!!!! The eye infection is gone so that’s good! I’ve been really healthy this week, it’s been great! That storm was crazy! It really seemed like everything was going to blow away! But it was cool. It was crazy walking in it. But with my new jacket, rain pants, and boots I’m waterproof! :) My boots work super good! I just pull my rain pants around my boots and cinch them so nothing gets in. I’ll take a picture next time I’m in my full Rain Battle Suit! :) We finally found Fabian he has just been working a lot. Erica and Sebastian are back but we haven’t had a cita with them yet, so I don’t know! We found some really cool people this week. We found this one lady named Edith; she is 28 and has a 1 year old baby. She is really cool and we went and blessed her house. It was really cool; it was my first house blessing! She didn’t come to church because her kid got really sick so that was a bummer. There isn´t a man in the house so we brought this guy named Ivan he was a missionary and a bishop. He is a really cool guy. Wow mom, your surgery sounds crazy! I’ll fast for you on Tuesday. Dallin was in a wreck! Ha-ha, oh dear. At least everyone is ok! How much will that cost him? I don´t know the Maybes they look cool! And really tall! Ha-ha, wow! That’s awesome you got a tie and tie pin from papa! I’ll use those a lot! And wow, his watch! That’s really cool, thanks. Definitely don´t send that! :) I like your idea about the talk. I’m reading in Alma and Helaman and I bet that what a lot of the Nephites thought was that they could just repent later until they were so lost they didn´t know they were so bad. And then they were destroyed! Don´t wait! I like it; that will be a good talk! Love you guys a ton!!!!! I’m all out of time. Sorry I didn´t send pictures again, my card reader doesn´t work sometimes! Love you! Elder Robertson

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 10, 2014

I think I did take Pepto the night before I had black mouth!  That was probably it.  There isn't a doctor in my ward but there is a doctor in another ward.  My eye got a little infected so I was going to get prescription eye drops but it is pretty much gone so I don't need to. 

Fabian fell through, it would have been Saturday but we haven't talked to him for 2 weeks so hopefully when he gets back from vacation.  We still haven't been able to find Erica and Sebastian but they are back from vacation! Eventually we will find them.

This week was good we don't really have progressing investigators anymore so that sucks but, whatever.  We do a lot of walking around and knocking doors and talking to people in the street.  Saturday There was a massive storm it was crazy!  I'm pretty sure it was close to a hurricane.  All the streets were flooded and it was the strongest wind since i've been here!  But it was cool!  We had 6 lessons that day!  The weather has been really cold, especially at night, but I just wear a lot and I'm not cold at all.  I have been sleeping super good that last little bit!  It's been great.

Me gusta su español papa. Es super bueno. Fue chistoso en la calle un poco antes emailing, esos turistas nos preguntaron donde esta una calle y yo no pude hablar en Ingles!  Ingles no es fácil! Puedo sacar mas fotos del centro.  Vamos por el centro cada Lunes por p-day.  El centro es super bonito por que hay mucha plata.  Hay mucho gente de Europa en vacaciones.
(I like your Spanish dad.  It's super good.  It was funny, in the street a little before emailing, these tourists asked us where a certain street was and I couldn't speak English.  English is not easy!  I can take more pictures of the city center.  We go to the center every day for p-day.  the center is super pretty because there is a lot of money.  There are a lot of people from Europe on vacation.)  

Pretty cool story!  I don't need a jacket or rain pants anymore!  A guy in my ward had some super nice ones a missionary gave him years ago and they were too big so he gave them to me!  The brand is "REI" I've never heard of it but Elder Mcdonald says they are super expensive!  They are super awesome!

It's crazy how tired I am!  We have been walking so much!  And the wind has been crazy!  Ha-ha, It's kinda funny, it has been really super hard and frustrating but I'm happy and excited so I guess that's all that's important! 

And!!!!! I'm going to Torres del Paine!!!!!!!!! on the 24th!  I'm so excited!

Well I think that's all, not much happened this week.  Hopefully this will be a more exciting week so I can put more in my email.

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Les Quiero Muchísimo!!!!!! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 3, 2014

This week was good!  I was kinda sick but I'm better now.  Yesterday I woke up and my mouth was brownish black but it went away so I don´t think it was anything too serious.  It was weird 'cause I brushed my teeth before bed and my mouth was fine but when I woke up it was weird, it tasted bad and it was like a slime or a gunk it was weird but I'm better now! :)

Ha-ha Dad that is the coolest thing ever!!!!!  You married someone! Do you feel old?  For some reason I think that would make me feel old :).

Not much happened this week we taught a lot and found some new people but we don´t really have anybody progressing.  But whatevs, we are working with the members a lot and they are starting to progress!  And have more excitement. 

Mom, sounds like your week was really busy!  ha-ha tons of work!  That sucks about the surgeries!  That's crazy. 

Thanks for everything you guys do!  I love you so much!  Thanks for sending the letters from seminary!  If you want pictures of anything let me know!  Love you tons!!!

This is what I got for Christmas, they are scripture cases that a guy handmakes here!  I got them for my English Scriptures!

This was a youth activity, most of them are inactive so it was really cool!

I know it's hard to imagine but I found better puppies :-)