Saturday, June 15, 2013

mini-misionera

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Brianna continues to wait for the paperwork for her visa to come through, so that she can leave the country.

In the meantime, she is helping out as a mini-missionary. We almost constantly have mini-missionaries that are kids, ages 17 and up, from our mission that are preparing to serve their own missions. They normally serve for a transfer, or up to six weeks, to help us even out our numbers and keep areas open that we would otherwise have to close while waiting for our own missionaries that have visa problems getting in.

Her current companion is from Brazil. However, we’ll see her again, really soon at the transfer meeting on Wednesday.

*spoiler alert*

She is getting transferred. She made it perfectly clear though, that she was a mini-missionary and didn’t want us to treat her as if we were her mom and dad, but rather like the Presidente and the Hermana.

Okeee-dokee.

I wonder if she’ll mind then if I make her cookies???

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Friday, June 14, 2013

last day of school

1001489_513225555409156_1810940677_n[1]All of a sudden, she’s a senior!

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Saturday, June 01, 2013

costanera sur

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DSC01309There is a park on the east side of the city called the Reserva Ecol√≥gica de Buenos Aires, also known as Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. It is an 865- acre tract of  lowland. It opened in 1918, when the “Municipal Riverside Resort” hosted thousands of locals that came to enjoy the seaside. Eventually coffee shops and variety shows added to the attraction. By the 1950’s though, it had more or less been abandoned due to the contamination of the river. In the early 1970s, a new project was created to reclaim the land, but it was never fully completed. However, Mother Nature took over and plants, birds and animal populations found a nice place to settle. It has been officially protected since 1986 and has became a meeting point for joggers, cyclists, students, naturalists and even foreign bird watchers passing through Buenos Aires. In the summer of 2009, it caught fire, however it has rebounded once again.DSC01315 (2)DSC01303