Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fotos and More Fotos!

Hola Todos!

This is my Zone from the last transfer (end of January?)- from left to right, top to bottom- Elders Bradford (Utah), Searcy (Utah), Morales (I think Mexico), Moreno (Mexico), Pierce (Utah), Jones (Minesota), Yates (I think Utah), Pesoa (Argentina), James (I think Utah), Ratliff (California), Rosario (Dominican Republic), Smith (Las Vegas) and Hermanas Antuña (Argentina, and lives in my house), Ortiz (El Salvador, lived in the house until she left), me, mi compa (Utah), Peterson (Boston), Morgan (I think Utah), Rodrigez (Equador) and a-really-really-long-name-that-I-can't-spell-or-say-something-like-Stygarivia (somewhere in South America)

This is a giant dessert from Argentina called an Alfajor. It's bigger than my hand! And don't worry, I split it with the 3 other misioneras that I live with.

This is me and my comp after we got stuck in the rain one day. We went home, changed, and went back out again!

Elders, they have no chance at being normal- they start out as boys, already pretty crazy, they wear suits everday, they walk all day, everday... they have no chance at being normal!

This was on Christmas... I realized this is one of like 3 pictures that are not food, me making funny faces, or me making funny faces with food. Apparently I need to broaden my foto subjects!
That's all the pictures for this week-  Now an inspiring story- We found a new investigator this week. The week started out kinda rough- no one wanted to talk to us, everyone was either an atheist or católico (Catholic)! And then we found a milagro (miracle)! An ex-investigator who wants to prepare for baptism! It was so great! Moral of the story, if you keep doing what you're supposed to be doing, even when it's hard, the Lord will always bless you!

Hermana Long

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So, about last week ...

Hola Everybody-

Ok, a Little explanation on what happened last week- we e-mail every week from the capilla (chapel), and the computers are some of the best in Argentina (circa 2003), but last week, we couldn't get the keys to this room, so we had to go hunting for an internet café. We found one, with some of the worst computers in all of Argentina (circa de the assassination of Lincoln, and manufactured in Hades) I was on for my allotted hour, and I only had about 20 minutes of actually doing SOMETHING! It was awful! I almost died! It took about 10 minutes to load one foto! Also, usually I print off your e-mails to read during the day (SO I LOVE LONG E-MAILS) but I couldn't print anything last week, and I had to read all the e-mails.

Today were back in the Capilla, but Hermana Eubanks couldn't find her adaptor. I can try poking the monitor with my SD card, but I don't think it will help.
This is a cake we made last week- 3 leches, pero fue 4 leches porque tuvo dulce
de leche... se llama LA BOMBA!!!!! ("Tres leches" a cake made from 3 kinds of milk, but this was 4 because it also had "dulce de leche" so it's called THE BOMB!!!)
I thought this week I would send a list of interesting things about my life in Argentina-

1. The grocery store is run by Chinese people. They have Chinese decorations, the workers yell at each other in Chinese, and the music is a hybrid of Asian music (leaning heavily on the Korean-Pop side), Latino, and American pop and dance. All in all, it is always an interesting expierence.

2. Shoes here, for women, are tall and clunky. I think it's a who-can-walk-and-not-break-their-ankle contest.

3. Men use fanny packs as man-purses. Just picture that for a minute. Yep, it's weird.

4. Everyone here is a fan of the soccer team River, from Buenos Aires. It's a thing. It's on ads, it's in candy, it's in church clothes. Everyone except Hermana Antuña. She's a fan of Rosario Central, a very hipster team.
This is a sucker from the team River, in Buenos Aires. And now I'm a fan too, because the River sucker is better than the Boca sucker, the other big team.

5. People here think my name is weird and exciting. No one in my entire life has thought "Long" is weird or exciting.

Well, that's all for this week. I'll send pictures next week.
Much Love-
Hermana Long

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


At long last- fotos...

Me and mi compa on our first day (on the bus for FOREVER).

My first (of many more than I would like to admit) alfajor!

These are our neighboors- I think there are 4 in total. Hna Eubanks named them all- I think one is Harris, one is Ruth, one is Ekekiel, but I don't remeber the last one.

This is one of the horses of a part member family we teach in our ward.

New Years- we had a Noche de Hogar with a family, and then ran home in the rain. It was awesome!!

These are a few of the Young Women in the ward who stole my camera for a selfie

This was our last p-day with Hna Ortiz, so we had ice cream.... they have delivery ice cream here... it's both the best thing ever and very dangerous. It's  a good thing I have a little self control, so we've only done this onces (as pictured!)

That's all for this week!
Much love!
Hermana Long