Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Area Mission Presidents Seminar in beautiful Bariloche Argentina. To make an adventure out of it so we decided to drive along with President and Hermana Martinez of the Chile Concepcion South Mission and President and Hermana Rappleye of the Chile Osorno Mission. It was a lot of fun and Kent was able to cross Drive over the Andes Mountains off his bucket list.
|Martinezes, Arringtons and Rappleyes|
|There were miles and miles of fields of these yellow flowers. They extract some kind of oil from them.|
|Bariloche is famous for chocolate. Wish we could send you a bar or two. Yummy!|
The seminar was such a great experience. We learned so much from the Area Presidency. We laughed and cried with other mission presidents as we shared experiences - we hope to NEVER have the experiences that some of them have had. Our time together was priceless but soon it was time to hit the road and return to doing what we love - spending time with our missionaries.
|Welcome to Chile!|
The best surprise ever was waiting for us when we got home. Our awesome Assistants, Elder Carvajol and Elder Evans, had dinner ready for us. The made completos - Chile is famous for them, they are hotdogs on a toasted hoagie bun with diced tomatoes, guacamole, and mayonnaise on top. Yummy! For the second course they made spaghetti. They weren't sure how much to make so they cooked TWO big bags of noodles for the four of us. We will be eating spaghetti for many days to come :) They are the best and we were so grateful for their thoughtfulness.