Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mission Presidents' Seminar

We are in Buenos Aires until Wednesday afternoon to visit President and Hermana Carter from the Buenos Aires West Mission. In our free time we have been attending the Mission Presidents' Seminar.

Twice a year all the Mission Presidents in the Area (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) get together for training and to share ideas and experiences. We have the privilege for this training to have Elders Christofferson and Jensen here with us. As is always the case, the training is invaluable and the question and answer portion very timely. And, it is always good to know that you are not the only one dealing with certain issues, and to hear how others are handling those matters.

It has been fun being back in Buenos Aires. I certainly see it through different eyes this time. The Carters showed us the area they live in, their home and a great ice cream place. Just looking at the different buildings, homes and parks as we drove around reminded me why Buenos Aires is called the "Paris of South America". I wonder if the French call Paris the "Buenos Aires of Europe". I think I know the answer to that.

At one point during one of our meetings I looked around and thought, there are not only a lot of wonderful missionaries volunteering their time, there are a lot of incredible mission presidents and their wives doing the same thing. Diane and I feel pretty fortunate to get to know some pretty special people from all over the world.

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