Monday, August 26, 2013


This week was a rollercoaster of emotions. I had the good, the bad and the wet. Honestly, it was exhausting. The adjustment is harder than I thought it would be, but with the help of my awesome compaƱera and the Lord I am doing better and my perspective and focus is turning towards the Lord and coming in line with His plan.
We had a baptism on Sat. for a young teen, and she was super excited to be getting baptized! Even having the capilla [Chapel] freezing.  There is a special spirit with baptisms down here. They really are humbled and turned to the lord. It has really helped my testimony grow to see all this.
So, Sat. for my cumple [birthday] fabulous companion told pretty much everyone...haha love her. After the baptism the Pres of the branch´s wife sang happy birthday to me in English. It was so sweet. And later that night at our mission leader´s house for dinner, they surprised me with decorations and cake. It was really cool and I felt so loved. They decorated their dining room area in snowflakes for Hna ¨Snow´¨ and they gave me a really nice green scarf. So overall it was a really good day. And I don´t really feel 22, it is strange to think that I am.
I hope you all have a fabulous week!
Hna Snow
ps. tell everyone thanks for the Birthday wishes!!
1. The decorations, with me and Hna Tobar
2. The decorations
3. Me and the Familia Arias, I am wearing the scarf they gave me for my cumple 
4. The pension [rooming house, guest house]
5. Table/study area
6. The kitchen
7. Our room
8. I thought this was funny. I understand Idaho, but to find them here in Argentina...bahaha [Brad & I both brought Corelle Dishes into the marriage]



Saturday, August 24, 2013

This Week

This last week was exciting, we had a baptism or two actually. A brother and sister. It was really cool to have the chance to experience so soon in coming to Argentina. They were both super excited to be baptized. We have had good lessons, and my spanish is coming, some days are better than others, and others I feel like I am moving backwards .. it is not so much fun. I will admit, it is a little harder than I expected, but I really don´t feel like I should be anywhere else than here right now.  And hey, if it was easy, it wouldn´t be worth it right? The members are great and really strong, and they try to help out when they can.
The food is delicious, and the members feed us well. With all the walking we do, I think  I walk off every meal right after I eat it.
There is sand EVERYWHERE and it gets in absolutely everything. haha
The work is great, and the people are usually open to what we have to say. It is cool that no matter where you are the gospel is the same, it doesn´t matter what language. It is still the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it is for everyone.
I am having the adventure of a lifetime and can´t wait to see what God has in store for me down here. I hope you are all doing great!
Hermana Snow

Top Pix: Sister Thurgood, Me, Hna Tobar and Pres. Thurgood
[Pix is slightly out of focus]
Middle Pix:  The baptism of Kevin y Natacha, with Hna Tobar and I and their older sister Magali
Bottom Pix: Our Church Bldg.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Email Hermana Snow

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Argentina Bound

Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Hola Famila,
I am alive and well. Argentina is great!! It is beautiful and cold. Although I haven´t noticed this humidity they are talking about. We arrived bright and early Tuesday morning after 13 hours of travel (all day Monday) Pres. and Sis. Thurgood are super nice  and they had us write letters to our families that night while Pres. did interviews.  It explains what happened that first day.  

My comp is super cute, she is 19, from Chile, she has been a convert for two years and she is trying to learn English. . entonces it has been fun each of us trying to learn each others languages. Our area Pinamar is in La Costa, so I am near the coast. Pero [but] I have only seen it from a distance. It is a beautiful area though that I have only been in a few days, given we traveled a lot last week.  Miercoles [Wednesday] we traveled from the mission home to our area, a total of a 5 hour drive, needless to say I slept a lot.  Thursday we traveled as a zone to La Plata for a mission conference with Elder Gonzales (?) of the 70, on Friday . It was all in Spanish, but I understood most of what was said.  We spent the day in La Plata and traveled home that night. So I have really only spent a few days actually in our area.  But it is great and large with a lot of walking but that is okay.   There is a LOT of sand! haha. It is like one large beach with a bunch of  houses and a few paved roads. Our zone consists of 12 missionaries. 9 of which are from the states and 3 are from Chile, and the best part out of those 9 -7 of us are from Utah. haha go figure. And I found out today that one elder went to the U at the same time I was there. There is even a sister that I graduated with in La Plata., Hna Farnsworth, oh how small our Mormon world is. haha. 

As for the language, it is coming. I can understand a lot more than I can speak but speaking is coming one day at a time. It is just a matter of practice. We have taught a couple lessons in the few days that I have been here, and I am really good at bearing my testimony and praying, so it can only go up from there right? But I was having a hard time yesterday, I think everything finally caught up to me.  I was tired. . no exhausted, yo entiendo nada, I couldn´t focus on nada, it was bad. But today was better. maybe b/c it was P-day! haha my first in Argentina and it has been raining most of it. 

I am glad to be here and able to have these experiences. I know that with the help of the Lord I can get through anything. Even with the hard times I am excited to be here. The members are great, the missionaries are awesome as are Pres. and Sister Thurgood. 

It was good to hear all your stories and to it was good to have had the chance to catch up with my long lay over in SLC.  I hope things are going well for all of you! 
Mucho mucho amor 
Hna Snow

ps. Pictures will come later, I don´t carry my camera with me so I forgot to grab it today. Next time! 

pss. Turns out we are here on tourist VISA´s so we really don´t have our actual VISA´s yet.  More on that when I know. 
Love ya 
Hna snow

Sorry one more thing. One of the elders in my zone Elder Day is from Logan  . .a cerca [near, close] to Hunts. He lived in their neighborhood. Brian is his Bish. haha see small world. Talk to LuWana for more details. 
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 6:08 PM, JaNel Snow <> wrote:

Hi if you get this thanks for all the updates. Did you mention Kunz to new Mission Pres.?  Mom

Yes, I did and I explained the whole situation also. haha they got a good laugh out of it.

So awesome to kind of sort of “chat”. So so happy you are doing well. Miss you so much. Can’t wait to see pictures of your area and am so relieved you are in good hands. Typing your blog as we speak - thus on the computer. luv ya, your momma

Much Awaited Phone Call

Monday, August 5, 2013 from JaNel -

We hadn't heard a word from Dani since previous post and so we sent an overnight envelope to her to let her know we would be out of town when and if she called on Monday aka "the airport phone call." Funny how well the Lord knows us...he knew we would be in Las Vegas for the week and probably knew Dani would have a 6 hour layover in SLC and definitely knew this mom would purchase a ticket to get through security just to see her again.

Here is a bit of the 1 1/2 hour phone call - had Shayla on speaker phone from Bear Lake - love technology!

Sunday, August 4th - spent at the Mission Home in Pocatello, ID with other missionaries
Monday, August 5th - flew from Pocatello to SLC to Atlanta to Buenos Aires

Six missionaries got their VISA's Elder Nord, Sister Mills, Elder Peterson, Elder Stohl, Elder Miller and Dani. I believe she knew three of them from the MTC. She sounded great. Has boxes to be delivered via a member who will be down this way the end of the month.