Friday, May 30, 2014

missionary leadership council


DSC01600Here are some pictures from around the room at the Missionary Leadership Council. For all of the tennis fans out there, we used Djokovic’s rain delay video as the inspiration for a discussion involving working with missionaries of our zone, working with members and working with investigators. There were some great scriptures shared and beautiful personal missionary experiences. The assistants gave an excellent workshop on being self-sufficient. As always, Presidente offered lots of good advice.

I love these meetings.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

25 de mayo


This morning, we had a unique start to our Stake Conference. The Stake President invited the members to stand and sing the national anthem.3807escarapela

It seemed as if everyone in the congregation was wearing the traditional escarapela in a show of national pride. For me it was quite special to hear the saints sing the song of their country.

Hear, mortals, the sacred cry:
"Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!"
Hear the noise of broken chains,
see the noble Equality enthroned.
On the surface of this land now rises
A Nation glorious and new,
Her head is crowned with laurels,
And a Lion lies at her feet.

On the way home, we saw billboards advertising the traditional soup for sale and neighbors gathering around big pots with large bowls to enjoy a warm meal on this sunny, but chilly day.


You can read more about this national day on a previous post here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

saturday night conference in merlo


We have stake conference for the next five weekends, starting today with Merlo.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

may pastores


It is May and it is gray. There are not many people touring the city on a day like today, which is actually kind of a bonus for us. The Pastores found that the exterior of the Casa Rosada was getting an upgrade. I don’t think it will be completed by their Independence Day on Sunday, however.



One of the great things about the Teatro Colon is that the experience there is always different. Today there were practicing for the ballet that will be performed tonight, Le Corsaire. They didn’t have much of a tour, but what could be better than actually witnessing a professional performance?


The missionaries are always surprised to learn that there is a folk tradition in Buenos Aires that if you touch the dog’s nose in the cemetery, you will return to the city. No one wants to miss out on that opportunity!


In Argentina, if you are annoyed with someone, you “drop the cane” on them. This group of Pastores joined together and gave us a gift, our very first cane! It is really beautiful. You can be sure that there will not be any “cane dropping” done with it!