Update: Also check out my post on What to Expect in Argentina for Missionaries.
At the halfway point in my mission, when I had been in Argentina for almost a year, I was serving in a city called Fray Luis Beltrán. There was a new member who had been baptized only a few months prior, Sister Santoro, who lent us a video camera. My companion, Elder Gertge, and I then spent a few minutes over a couple of days recording aspects of our life as missionaries in the Argentina, Rosario Mission. These videos were taken in September of 1996, and though 15 years old now, I think they will still give you a good taste of missionary work and mission life in Argentina. Enjoy!
This video gives a tour of our (Elder Jimmy Smith and Elder Gertge) missionary apartment in the city of Fray Luis Beltrán, a small town north of Rosario, Argentina. It was a typical, Argentine, three-room missionary apartment: a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
Here we visit to a member family, la familia Godoy. You will see a little of the every-day life of a family in Argentina, getting there kids ready for school, etc.
As we are about to begin district meeting, I take a minute and introduce the Elders and Sisters in our district in Rosario Argentina. I didn’t record the actual district meeting, but it still may give you a feel for what those meetings are like.
In this video, us missionaries are eating dinner with a member family, the Wagner family, of the city of Fray Luis Beltran. Again, you will get a good view of a typical Argentine family.
Here, Elder Gertge and I give a tour of our area, the city of Fray Luis Beltrán. We show you some typical sites and sounds in a small town that is a suburb to the much bigger city of Rosario.
Sister Santoro, a member of the LDS Church for only a couple of months, and the one who lent us the video camera, bears her testimony. Then Elder Gertge and I say goodbye from Rosario, Argentina, September 1996.