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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 22nd, 2014

This week was good.  It was Chile's Independence day so it was great.  It's like Thanksgiving just for a week.  It was a lot of food.  We ate lots of empanadas and Alfajores.  I learned how to make empanadas so I'm excited!  Alfajores are like two cracker-like things with Manjar in the middle.  Manjar is kinda like caramel but way, way better.  We had a ward activity Thursday and that was really fun!  It was 12:30 to 6:00! Ha-ha.  Pretty much the entire day.  And then we went to our mamita's house the rest of the day and we were over there Friday too.  We couldn`t work those two days.  Saturday we worked... kinda, we tried street contacts for awhile.  But after the 7th or 8th drunk person we stopped.  It's sad how much they drink here.  It was funny, one guy that couldn't even walk wanted to fight us.  Drunk people are so funny.  I don't want to ever try it! Ha-ha.

Church was really good.  Elder Marshall gave a really good talk.  After church we visited some members of the ward that are sick or caring for someone sick so they can`t leave the house.  It was cool to just go visit people and make their day.  This week has been pretty slow.  Not to much has happened with the holidays.  We are trying really hard to work more with the members.  Something that all the stakes and districts in the mission are supposed to be doing is ward council every week.  We have done it two weeks in a row now!  Ha-ha, the first one was 2 and a half hours long!  But this Sunday was only half an hour.  So it was a little bit better.

The fleas are still really bad.  I don`t think there is anything I can do!  Ha-ha.  I`ve tried everything, I even found a Doterra bug repellant but it didn`t work.  I`ll just have to deal with it.  We laid tons of poison down and it's all gone so hopefully the mice are gone, but we will see. :) 

I'm excited for this week we can work hard and people should be getting over the hangovers.  Thanks for everything Fam!  Love you guys tons! 

Elder Robertson

p.s. Long live the Colts and Utes! :)  


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