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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20th, 2014

This week has been good.  I will find out about cambios tonight.  I don´t think we will change but we will see what happens. 

This week has been good.  We had some great lessons this week.  The weather has been crazy.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it rained non-stop.  I watched that video on the email.  I can`t use youtube but I watched it from the email.  Ellie can play super-well!!!!!!  That was amazing! 

Last Sunday they asked me to give a talk this week.  But yesterday when they were announcing the talks they said Elder Marshall.  It was super funny.  But he gave a super good talk.  It is going to be stake conference in two or three weeks.  It's going to be super awesome! 
My stomach hurts a little bit today so I'm kinda out of it.  I'm super tired!  The runs are dumb. haha

I'm excited either way with cambios.  If I leave or if I stay.  I'm excited to work.  If I stay here we should have some baptisms! 

Football is awesome!  That is so cool about Peyton Manning!  He is the best.  Hopefully Utah keeps it up and wins some more big games!  Too bad about BYU!  What are they going to do?  Was Hill a senior?

You guys are the best!  I love you so much!!
Elder Robertson

p.s. tell Trevor to write me!  He still hasn`t! :)

 This is brother and sister Osorio.  We ate lunch with them yesterday.  This is the family that we cut tons and tons of wood for.  They are awesome.  One of the best families I've met.  They were baptized 34 years ago and have been super strong in the gospel ever since.  Hno. Osorio is really sick right now.  It was really cool because we passed by the other day and he said how he wanted to come to church Sunday and go to the temple (the ward is going to do a temple trip).  When he said that, I just felt super-strong like we should give him a blessing.  So we did.  It was really cool because we worked it out so he could come to church and there he paid for his ticket to the temple!  It was super cool.  It's a bummer he is really sick but he seems to be getting a little better.  It is the coolest thing to go into their house.  They live alone because all their kids are grown up and have big families of their own.  The spirit is super-super strong in their house.  I like it a lot.

 I got a package from Nana!  It was delicious.  We ate it super-super fast.  I sure love the Scottish/English chocolate.  It's crazy she will be home soon.  Time sure flies by when you're having a good time!

We had a ward talent show Friday.  We were going to play the Drums with the son of our mamita, Gonzalo, but he canceled!  I was super-excited but oh well.  Maybe next time.  We have been practicing after we eat lunch everyday.  It's cool.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13th, 2014

Just pictures this time.

The biggest Bumblebee I have ever seen somehow got in our house!
I took this pic outside our house yesterday after church.

The kid closest to us is Alexis Canedo he just got back from a faithful mission to Santiago! He is the only member. The guy in the blue lives in a different sector and is going to be baptised next week!

Spring is finally here! 

One of the coolest flowers of all time!  It opens during the day and closes at night!

The great Bull of Osorno.

I can never see fish so I guess it's not so bad. :)

Last p-day was really nice so we walked around and took a bunch of pics. 
The Villa Olimpica is where we play sports and stuff.
In the third pic if you look way in the back on the left side you can see the volcano!

I got a letter from Nana. Read the sticker on the side of the envelope very carefully.......That's why it took so long to get here :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6th, 2014

Hey Fam!  Conferencia was the best thing ever!  I got to watch it all and I watched it in English!  It was really good.  I learned so much.  There were a couple of the seventies that had way good talks!  It was really good.  I don`t know what was my favorite, I liked them all.  Saturday we got home at like 11:30 because of priesthood!  I was so tired!  I loved the talk by Lynn G. Robbins.  Which way do you face?  What a good question!! 

P-day has been good!  There are some sobre cambios happening.  A sobre cambio is when there are cambios before the actual transfers.  One the leaders of Zone??  Uno de los lìderes de zona esta saliendo.  Me and elder Marshall are having a little bit of a change too!  We are going to be in a trio for the rest of cambios.  Elder Weech or, something like that, is going to be our companion for a little bit.  I think it will go good. 

I found out my release date, mas o menos!  The first of July is the cambio day, I will leave here Thursday, July 2nd and probably be home sometime July 3!!!!!  Just in time for July 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

This week was good we are still working hard!  We will see what happens this week!  Elder Weech gets here tomorrow morning! 

Elder Robertson