Monday, May 11, 2009
April 29, 2009
Hey everyone I finally made it to Buenos Aires! We got on the plane today along with some BYU perfomers from the show "Living Legends." It was pretty funny knowing that most of the people on the plane were LDS. When I was on the plane my seat was however not by anyone I knew. I sat next to a man name Ralph who was also flying to Buenos Aires for business. We began to talk and he began to ask questions. It was a good conversation that addressed our beliefs. He said he knew a little about our church because he used to work with someone who was LDS. I ended up talking to him for about 2 hours and had him read the introduction and Moroni's promise. He was really interested and I asked if he would like his own copy of the Book of Mormon, and he said "yes" so I gave him one. It was a great feeling and a good way to start out. After the 10 hour flight was over we got off and made our way to our bags after getting our passports verified. I then walked through the sliding glass doors to then be met by the assistants to the president and my trainer Elder Lloyd. They were pretty excited to meet me as I was excited to meet them as well. Elder Lloyd is from Sandy, Utah. As we were waiting in the airport my mission president, President Benton called to welcome me. He was really excited I made it and couldn't wait to meet later. We then went to the car and started to drive to the mission home. I am in a totally different country, I love it! Everything is different and everyone speaks spanish. We met with Pres. Benton at the mission home and I had my interview. The interview went really well he said he loved my resume and thinks I'll be just fine. He has a lot of energy and passion for missionary work. I can tell we will have a lot of success. We then had a little lunch which was really good. After stoping by the mission offices and signing a few papers we came to our apartment and I unpacked. We live with two other missionaries. The apartment is pretty nice for where we are located. I wouldn't consider our area upper class. Most streets are dirt. After I finished packing we picked up lunch from a members house, the people here are amazing. I hope I can start communicating with them soon, hah. We also stopped by another members house including the bishops but he wasn't there. On the way we contacted as many people as we could and set up a few appointments so we'll see how it goes. Hope everyone is doing great, look forward to hearing from you. Take care, Elder Brooks.