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, May 11, 2015

May 4th, 2015

This week was good.  Monday the ash was really bad but we still worked through it.  You could look right at the sun it was so bad.  Tuesday we had to go to Valdivia to do paperwork and there was a little ash there but not too much.  While we were in Valdivia we ended up talking to the AP`s.  While we were talking they mentioned that all the missionaries in Valdivia hadn`t been working because the ash was so bad.  It was funny because Villarrica was like 100 times worse and we were working.  So we told them that Villarrica was bad and they told us we should have been in the house that whole time!  Haha, they didn`t think there was ash that far north.  And they told us nobody could use contacts because the ash gets in and can irritate the eyes!  I feel bad because we called some of the sisters to tell them and they said they had already learned the hard way!  One sister had bloodshot eyes, it was way bad!  But the good thing is, it's all better now.  It has been really cold but I've heard this week is going to be really nice.

We didn't have any investigadores come to church this week so we are working hard on that!  Hopefully we can get people to come this Sunday. 

We have another investigator with a baptism date.  His name is Luis.  He lives alone and is 44.  I'm really excited for this week.  We had branch council yesterday and we were able to animate(get them excited) the members a lot.  It's cool how much is changing here. 

I love the mission so much, I sleep so good at night!  My head hits the pillow and I've trained myself to get up about 5 minutes before the alarm goes off! 

It will be good to Skype with you!!!!!  Love you tons! 

Elder Robertson

Oh, by the way, I'm pretty sure we will get permission to watch Frozen next P-day!!!!!!!  Haha, I have all the music on a memory card and I pretty much have it all memorized!  Haha 

This week we had to go to Valdivia to do paperwork.  These are pictures we took by the river waiting for the bus back to Villarrica.  I didn't tell you guys, but after all the problems I had with my Visa it still didn't work!  Haha.  But now everything is fine!

This is the Copihue.  It's the national flower of Chile!  They are really cool!

Elder Meneses and I

This picture was during the day last Monday.  The sun looked like the moon there was so much ash.  But the wind changed and it rained so all the ash is gone.  Nothing has happened here in Villarrica. 

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