Argentina - May 11

One of many Catholic churches in the city of Rosario.

May 11 by Casey Speredon

Once again our day began on a bus. After our match Saturday we loaded the bus and drove about seven hours. During our drive we were stopped once again for about two hours, but most of us slept right through it. With that delay we got to church a little late. We all managed to change into our Sunday clothes on the bus. It was a good thing that they had Sacrament was last so we had some time before Sacrament. Shawn (Olmstead) gave a Sunday school lesson about how they dedicated all of South America to missionary work in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then Brother Evans taught about how we are missionaries right now. After Sunday School we went to Sacrament. It was very spiritual...even though we didn't know what anyone was saying. After church we went to our hotel. All the girls wanted to shower and nap after our long bus ride. My day was pretty relaxed; we just explored the city a bit (most everything was closed) so we decided to take another nap. Then we went to this restaurant, which was pretty fabulous. I got a Caesar salad, which was good. Most of the girls got pizza, which I tried and it was real good! We all went to bed pretty early since we had to get up at 5:30 a.m. to get going at 6 a.m. to drive to Buenos Aires. It wasn't the most eventful day we've had, but it was a pretty good day in Argentina.

The LDS Church in Rosario.

The BYU women's volleyball team after church.

One of many Catholic churches in Rosario.

May 11 marked the annual celebration of one of the city's patron Spanish virgins. The city monument was decorated in her honor.

A shrine of the virgin.

We ran into four LDS missionaries in the city park.