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A few weeks after returning home from my mission to Argentina, I had the awesome opportunity to go back to Argentina with my parents so they could see where I served, meet my friends, and so forth. Let me tell you, what an amazing trip. It started off at 12:00am at LAX for the 5 hour check-in process with TACA airlines (later named by us “Take a Chance Airlines”) and we wont even get into the horrible organization of that company. At least the plane was nice! After 12 hours of airtime, we finally landed in Buenos Aires in a huge storm and that is where our adventure started! We were able to drive around my mission, see my areas, visit people, eat some awesome food, and go shopping in the capital. It was so much fun!
After a few days in the city, we drove 7 hours to the other end of the province of Buenos Aires to a little town where my companion and me were called to start the church. What an amazing experience that was. It was so awesome to see how fast the church is growing out there in such a short time. When I was there we had church in our tiny little living room and now they have a brand-new facility with 2 classrooms, a bigger room for sacrament meeting, and a kitchen and bathroom in the back. It was so neat to be able to attend church there with my parents. And now it is an official branch of the church! We stayed for a few days, got caught in a tornado-like storm that was knocking over trees, demolishing buildings, and almost blowing us over, and finally headed out.
Unfortunately, the trip had to come to an end and we are glad that it came to a safe end. We were a little worried after our plane had to make an emergency landing back in Buenos Aires for a serious problem that it was having. Despite the fear, I was really looking forward to jumping down those slides out of the side of the plane. The flight attendants were at the emergency doors with the keys in ready to activate them and then they got the word that they would be sending those big trucks with the stairs over. We landed, came to a halt on the tarmac, and were taken back to the terminal on busses where we waited for hours for the plane to get fixed. Unfortunately, we had to get back on the same plane! That was a little scary! Since that happened, we missed our connecting flights and had to stay the night in El Salvador. I don’t recommend vacationing there! What a scary place! But now we are back safe and sound with some awesome memories!
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