Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Great Week

The week was the beginning of the three month long assignment to speak in the 9 Stake Conferences in the mission. Chimbas was the first stake, which is in San Juan. We took Elder and Sister Nope with us (our new senior couple) and they had the opportunity to bear their testimony in Spanish in both Saturday and Sunday meetings. They did a great job! During Priesthood meeting on Saturday Sister Nope and I went to visit President Noriega of the San Juan Stake. They have a precious family. We love the Noriega's. Even with their humble surroundings they wanted to give us flowers (laying on the table) as a gift for our service.
This young man is a special friend. His name is Daniel Fernando. He lost a kidney and the second was failing, there was little hope for his surviving. President gave him a blessing the first year that we were in the mission. His health has greatly improved and we like to keep tabs on him (sorry caught him with his eyes closed).
Christian Funes a potential missionary. He will be putting his papers in this year.
Every Stake Conference we have taken a picture of these two young ladies and their mother. Sandra, Mother, Paola Rojas. This sweet young lady by my side is one of the most beautiful young ladies in Argentina. Problem is she can't find a husband- as you can see she is as tall as I am. I feel so bad for her, if only she could go to the states where we grow returned missionaries so tall.
Saturday morning before we traveled to San Juan, President and I walked around the lake by our home. They were having club races. Jim took this picture with his phone. The teams raced in 4 man, 2 man, and 1 man boats. They came from Chile, Buenos Aires, and Bariloche (South Arg.)
After the training this week in the San Martin Zone, President took the missionaries for ice cream. It was a beautiful day to sit outside along the street and enjoy the sunshine.
We wanted to take this special picture of the Assistants who helped us achieve the 125 baptisms this month (August numbers). Today we have new assignments for 3 of them and so we wanted to take this picture before they left.
(back left) Elders Wajchman, Medina, Paz and Smith (our traveling AP's)
They have been presenting and training the 8 new focuses the church is emphasizing for missionary work.
(floor left) Elder Wiest and Rodriguez the office Assistants to President.

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