Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Well, I no sooner get the blog up to date and Jordan informs us that he was transferred on Dec. 29th. He was hoping to stay one more transfer in Resistencia but it was not to be. As you can read on the left sidebar he is now across the Parana River in Corrientes.
Jordan said that , Gauchito Gil (see sidebar), is lengendary there, and was made a saint by the Catholic church. There is a celebration in honor of him every Jan. 8th (the date of his death)and along the roadsides you can find small shrines created in his honor. If you want more info on Gauchito Gil just Google him. Jordan also mentioned that the Virgin Mary has a visible presence and is highly worshiped, the area being predominately Catholic. From the info the mission sent out, there are many cathedrals in the area as well as many universities, and specialty schools.
Jordan sent us a couple of interesting pictures and as soon as his Dad gets them in the computer folder I will post them. One is of the clay oven, finished, that Jordan and Brother Leyes were working on, as seen in the slideshow. And another is of a very large fish. It almost looks like a catfish. I will ask Jordan what it is before I post it.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Pictures are of:
-Jordan with children at church
-Jordan with the group of missionaries he met in the Mission Training Center and who all came to Argentina at the same time.
-Standing near a clay oven. They put a pig in the inner circle and build a fire underneath. They do not turn the meat at all and it cooks evenly.
-The owner of the clay oven, Brother Leyes, and Jordan. He asked Jordan to help him get it ready to roast the Christmas pig.
-A repeat of Jordan, dogs and fabric store
-A picture of a humble home.
-Repeat of Jordan with monkey
-Getting smoke in the eyes
-What's for dinner?

A Jordan Update

Well as promised last summer here are some more pictures of Jordan. If some are a repeat I apologize. I really need to take a computer class! It took me 2 hours to figure out how to get the slide show up and running. But enough of that. Jordan, as of this writing, is still in Northern Resistencia. He really enjoys the area and the people. We had a nice chat with him on Christmas day and he said the weather has been hot. We asked him how cold it gets in the winter and he said it can get pretty cold. I don't think as cold as the Northeast but once your body adjusts to over 100 degree summers anything below 40 could be cold!!
One of the things he treated himself too was a pair of custom made leather shoes! There are a lot of leather goods in Argentina due to all the cattle that are raised there. When Jordan's brother heard this he requested a pair too!
If you have been wondering about the worth of a peso to the dollar. Jordan said that 40 pesos is equal to $10.00 US dollars. Another words 1 peso = 1 quarter.