Saturday, February 13, 2010

And then there was TWO !!!!!

Dear Family, Hey sounds like everyone is doing great! Everything is going well here in Argentina. Elder Garcia and myself have continued to work obediently and diligently each and everyday and we are grateful for the strength that our Heavenly Father continues to give us each and everyday. This past weekend we had the opportunity to help clean the church again. This time there was a total of three of us. This includes Elder Garcia, mylself, and another member from our branch. We noticed that each time we clean the church, less people have ended showing up. If this is true this can mean that Elder Garcia and myself will be cleaning the church by ourselves this week hah! This week we had the opportunity to teach and talk with Antonella and Leonel. We were pretty excited to finally meet with them but it turns out that Antonella will not be able to reach her goal to get married and baptized this week. It turns out that had some troubles with their paper work. It was a little disappointing but we understand it is all part of the Lords plan. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this great work and help those around me come to know of our Heavenly Fathers plan. Also, our other investigator Oscar has decided that he does not want to attend church anymore as he is looking for something different. We have been able to continue to find new investigators and we look forward to helping them progress in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today we had a zone activity and it went pretty well. We ended up playing some volleyball, soccer, made some tacos, and ended with a water balloon fight. This week is the last week of this transfer, I am not sure if I will be staying or if I will be called to another area but I will try and keep you updated. I am grateful for all of your love and your support and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a great week. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

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Flag of Argentina

Flag of Argentina
The national flag of Argentina dates from 1812. The full flag featuring the sun is called the Official Ceremonial Flag (Spanish: Bandera Oficial de Ceremonia). The Official Ceremony Flag is the civil, state and war flag and ensign. The sun, called the Sun of May, is a replica of an engraving on the first Argentine coin, approved in 1813, whose value was eight escudos (one Spanish dollar). It has 16 straight and 16 waved sunbeams. According to tradition, during the Argentine War of Independence General Manuel Belgrano was commanding a battle near Rosario. He noticed that both the Crown's forces and the independence forces were using the same colors (Spain's yellow and red). After realizing this, Belgrano created a new flag using the colors that were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810. The flag was hoisted for the first time in Buenos Aires atop the Saint Nicholas of Bari Church on August 23, 1812. - Ref: