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ELDER JORDAN A. NELSON Argentina Resistencia Mission Entre Rios 435 Resistencia, Chaco CP 3500 Argentina
Elder Jordan Nelson
Companion- Elder Ruiz from Mexico
Companion-Elder Moore from South Carolina
March to May 2011
COMPANION-Elder Posadas from El Salvador
Jan. 2011-March 2011
Companion-Elder Kennedy from Southern California
4th AREA -Dec. 2010-Present
COMPANION-Elder McCroby from North Ogden, Utah
WHERE HE IS-In Corrientes the capital of the province of Corrientes.
ABOUT THE AREA-The province of Corrientes is situated across the Parana River from the province of Resistencia. It is surrounded on all four sides by rivers. These four rivers separate Corrientes from the countries of Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The landscape consists of flat plains ideal for raising thousands of cattle. They also have the highest citrus production with other important products being, lumber, leather goods, rice, herbs and tobacco. This is also the area where the legendary gauchos or cowboys originate. The most famous of which is Gauchito Gil (Little Gaucho Gil). A Robin Hood of sorts who lived in the 1800's.
CLIMATE-is subtropical with no dry season. It's hot and humid, with annual temperatures between 70 degrees F and 100 degrees F. Hardly any fluctuation in temperature and it rarely freezes.
3rd AREA-July 2010-Dec.2010
Companion-Elder Castro from Argentina, Elder Zimmerman from American Fork, Utah
WHERE HE IS--In northern part of Resistencia
CURRENT SEASON--Winter-Around April thru Sept. Summer-Around Sept-April
2nd AREA-Dec. 2009-July 2010
COMPANION-Elder Campos from Chili, Elder Blacker from Idaho
WHERE HE IS-Southern Resistencia is a city in the northern part of Argentina and is the capital of the Chaco province. It is located near a tributary of the Parana River. The Parana River separates the Chaco and Corrientes provinces. Resistencia is a commercial and transportation center and a major crossroad for Paraquay. Goods manufactured in Resistencia food, textiles, metal, wood and leather. The most important social event is the biennial woodcarving contest, celebrated every two years through one entire week in July.
FIRST AREA Nov-Dec2009
COMPANION-Elder Jeria from Chili
WHERE HE IS-Goya located in the province of Corrientes. Lies on the eastern shore of the Parana River. Corrientes has about 87,000 inhabitants and is surrounded by rivers that separate it from the countries of Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This area is also where the legendary gauchos, or cowboys, originate. The city of Goya hosts the National Festival of the Surubi (a fishing contest) every year. Surubi is a popular large catfish of the Parana River.
CLIMATE- Is subtropical, without a dry season. It is hot and humid with the annual temp. between 70 degrees F and 100 degrees F.
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!"