well, the mission is coming very quickly... the semester is closing, and the goodbyes have begun. very bittersweet. the packing is about to begin--i am on my way home :) i can't wait to see my family again!
Villarrica seminary came to bus stop at 6:50 am to say goodbye
A new companion in Villarrica
Hnas Chomorro and Bertagnole
Hiking the volcano at Villarrica
Definitely not Kansas
Missionaries love mail. My e-mail, the best way to get letters:
Farewells, tornado, and a birthday -- all in the same week!
Janelle with Pres. and Sister Lovell
Tornado damage in our area
Tornado took off top of steeple at LDS Church
My new friend
Waterfall at Pucon
Hnas Gebara and Bertagnole
Volcano near my new area
Hermanas Gebara and Bertagnole
Just before I was transferred...
A successful week in Osorno
Intercambios with my old MTC companion, Hna Larkin. My, how we have grown since the MTC!
At the Osorno Museum
Another fun week in the mission
Sometimes we climb trees
Mi hija and me
The Osornino bull
One of my friends
Hermanas in Chile Osorno zone
The trio of hermanitas
Hnas Hunt, Turcios, and Bertagnole
Another week in the mission
Grafitti outside our house
What Do Mormons Believe?
Only the elders...
The elders put the sisters' name tags in Jello
My sticky name tag
My week in pictures
This picture is for Eric
The Primary kids were missionaries, complete with name tags and pass-along cards
We contacted a guy...and his horse. We're buds now.
On a suuuper shaky bridge
The biggest aloe vera plant I have ever seen
Hna Hunt teaching a lesson.
One year in the mission, come and gone
Mi mamita goes home, while mi hijita arrives
Three generations of missionaries- Hnas. Hunt, Bertagnole, and Aponte
Mi hija, Hna Hunt
The moon is spectacular! Oh, I love Chile!!!
The moon over Osorno
Tracting in the moonlight
Cascadas and jungle
A week in Osorno
Oh happy day! We found Dr. Pepper
Sitting on the roof at night, talking, watching the kids play soccer... and drinking Dr. Pepper
Luau at the Ovejeria Ward
Hanging out with my new zone
Celebrating the hermanas' birthdays
My new home in Osorno
Our study area
Bedroom in Osorno
Another view in our home
Protests in Punta Arenas on the day Janelle had transfers
Walking through one of the blockades with other missionaries
The family who kept the missionaries overnight as they walked to the airport
Walking through demonstations on way to airport
Because of protests, Janelle walked 25 km to airport
Hnas Bertagnole and Braun multitasking
Getting ready to move again
Our puppy (at least he thinks he is ours) which we named Amarillo...or Rillo for short
Awesome new scripture covers!
My Punta Arenas zone
Strikers and protesters against high gas prices are flying trash bags instead of the Chilean flag
Home, sweet home
Our little house
Janelle in Ovejero area of Punta Arenas
NOT our house - the Sara Braun Palace
Chile Osorno Mission Blog
My mamita and papito who rent to us. They are leaving for a month, and I will probably be transferred before they get back.
The elders encouraged Janelle to take the largest gift at the gift exchange. Inside was a lamb's head from a barbeque the elders attended the previous day.
Miss you all!
My Christmas card for you
Skating with my hermanas
Saying goodbye to the Magallanas area
Hermano Diaz, mi favorito. He was like our third companion
Hermana Lisa, the Relief Society President
Very hard to say goodbye to Claudia
Ladies at pasteleria made cocadas (like chocolate truffles) for us
My new area of Ovejero
This picture should go on the MTC wall. If you have been there, you know what I mean
Us the the rico seco area. De oro.
The four hermanas in our zone
Goofing off with Hna Byam on P-Day
Our Christmas tree
My area...the Leawood of Punta Arenas
Rico Seco neighborhood
saying goodbye to Hna Aponte...again!
I'm grateful for my mission!
Sharing a hamburger with 'mi mama' Hna Aponte
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Mi companerita. She calls me tia-amen.
Janelle's new best friends
At the Strait of Magellan
Home sweet home
Check out the stove!
It had to happen sooner or later...
My dog bite
The elders and President had an ugly tie contest
All Saints Day in Punta Arenas
Tracting at cemetery
Tracting with ward youth
A new companion
Hnas Bertagnole and Campos
P-Days are pretty fun in Chile
Touching the Strait of Magellan... so cold!
Ferdinand Magellan also came by here... in 1520
Janelle and the penguins
The exact midpoint of Chile...and I was there! Who knew part of Antartica was also in Chile.
Reunited with Hna Aponte, my first companion
Sightseeing in Punta Arenas
So if you kiss the statue's foot, some day you will return!
Stray dog was also visiting cemetery
Amazing cemetery in Punta Arenas
A great week!
Claudia and Boris before wedding
Celebrating Dieciocho, Chile's Independence Day
Hnas. McMaster and Bertagnole
Paloma and Janelle
Hna. McMaster & me at museum
My last week on the island of Chiloe
Marcelo and his family
Chiloe Zone missionaries
Ancud District missionaries
Celebrating six months in the mission
Mission conference and a baptism
Me right behind Elder Richard G. Scott
Coming home from Conference...back to my magical isle of Chilote
I gave Karen my skirt for church meetings
A standard meal at Momita's...fried eggs on pasta
Still on the island of Chilote
Classic Chilote - training your horse on the beach. How dulce la vida!
The Huenchur family. They live in the campo, I want to live in the campo, too. So pretty!
A rainy week on the island
Students in our English class
Janelle in Ancud
Looking at the ocean from Calle Costanera
Mi Cajita Feliz
Tengo 5 meses in la mision...
My new companion, Hna. Kelley
Saying chao to my first companion
Hna. Aponte saying goodbye to our momita
The last week with my companion, Hermana Aponte
Hnas. Bertagnole and Aponte
Learning to chop wood for the stove
Learning to like seafood
Susana, Marcelo, Yeni, and family
Another week in Ancud
Knocking on doors, no success here
P-day in the country
Our "pet", Gringo
He actually lives next door, but has adopted us
Boat trip to Puerto Montt
On boat to Zone Conference
Hermans Aponte and Bertagnole
Still in Ancud
All the cool kids wear them!
Our friend Pasqual
At the beach in a coat & boots
My first zone
Beautiful sunsets here!
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May 3, 2010 - September 3, 2011:
Sister Janelle Marie Bertagnole Chile Osorno Mission POB 30150 Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150 USA
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