Sunday, April 17, 2011

A New Companion

In March Jordan greeted another new missionary. Elder Posadas from El Salvador. Jordan says it has been quite different training an Elder who already knows Spanish from training one that is struggling with the language. He did say that Elder Kennedy was coming along well with the language and adapting to Argentina.
Preparations have started for Jordan's returning home. We are not sure what day he will be arriving, but he has notified the school that he would be returning and has permission to register for classes.
His primary focus, however, is his calling as a missionary and helping his District meet their goals.

On Top of The Church

Jordan with the missionaries in his District. Elder Kennedy, his companion, is on the far right. They are on top of a Catholic church which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.



A Chance to Serve-(In Jordan's words) We were walking and I saw an old lady, which looked to me well over 80, it could just be that she aged really fast but she was super old and she was hoeing out grass to make dirt beds around new trees her family and her had planted. There were already 2 finished. I asked her if I could help. She was hard to understand at first, she spoke really soft and had few teeth. But she finally gave me the hoe and I finished the last one for her, then someone brought out a bucket of water for me to wash my hands and then we left.


Well, I know I am once more late in adding to this Blog. I better bring it up to date before Jordan gets home. Which by the way should be in 4 months or less. This post goes back to news from January so bare with me. In January Jordan was asked by his mission president to write, in Spanish, a history of the mission for 2010. Jordan had been keeping notes on things that had been happening, in Resistencia, where he served. He felt it an honor that he was asked.
During the week of January 17th Jordan was made District Leader again as well as a Trainer. I explained what a District Leader was in a previous posting but for those of you who do not want to go back, Jordan basically is over a group of missionaries in a specific area. He makes sure everyone is working together and making goals that they can work to achieve. As a trainer, Jordan is companions with a brand new missionary. One that has just arrived in Argentina. Jordan is their first companion and he helps them get acclimated to the work and country. The new missionary companion is Elder Kennedy from Southern California.

This fish is called a SURUBI. People in Argentina want to catch them as they are very big and have very few bones. This one in the picture is about 4 feet long. When you cut into them it is pure meat which they fry up to eat. Quoting Jordan, "It is sooooo good!"

Brother Leyes and Jordan with the finished clay oven. (see slide show)