Thursday, December 8, 2011

Multi-zone Conference and Ward Activity

On Monday we drove down to Cordoba for a multi-zone conference and loved being with the missionaries.  The conference was held with the Catamaraca, La Rioja, and Rio Quarto zones.   Here are some pictures from our day with them.

Some of the elders waiting for the conference to begin.

It was great for the missionaries to be with each other.
A break during the conference let the elders visit a little bit with each other some more.

Lunch consisted of an asado/BBQ with sausage and steak.  It was delicious and Elder Schlachter/Canada, the mission secretary, is ready to dig in and enjoy it all.
Santa, aka President Salas, his wife and the assistants were busy handing out gifts to all the missionaries.  You should have seen the happy looks on all the faces of the missionaries.  It was great!!
Sisters Brown and Adair having fun during the outdoor activities.

Today is a BIG holiday in Argentina, especially in Catamarca, the Day of the Virgin.  Thousands came here from various parts of the country with many sleeping in tents in all the plazas in the central part of the city.  We had an activity at our church for the families to be together and enjoy.

Walter and Emilia Chaile fixed 285 empanadas (the members donated the ingredients) to share with everyone as well as 2 humongous cakes. The other members brought a variety of things to add to the food the Chailes prepared.  Elder Gonzalez/Chile along with his companion, Elder Burton/CA, organized the activity.
                                                            The kids loved the games!

The Crettaz family along with the niece of the Guerrero family.

Elders Burton/CA and Auma/Peru along with Brian and Gustavo Chayle and Karen Guerrero.

Elders Richter/LA, Winger/UT, Guymon/UT, and Adams/TX enjoying the day.

Elvita Alduncin, Mario Gomez, and Elder Guymon.

Ariel Chayle with some flour on his face from one of the games.

At one of the plazas we saw this tiny horse and llama - ready to add to the festivities.

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