Tuesday, February 2, 2010

If your refrigerator is running.... Go catch it!

Dear Family, Hey it is good to hear from you, sounds like everyone is doing great! I received a few letters this week so I would like to say thanks to those, Dad, Cody Collins, and Connor McKenna. Everything is going well here in Argentina. The weather here has been pretty nice and at times rather hot. This week we faced a pretty big challenge as our refrigerator stopped working and the light in our study area stopped working as well. They took our refrigerator to work on it and they should be sending someone to come and fix the light. As for now we have been fine as we have another area to study and the Valle Family has been sharing their refrigerator with us. This past week we also had our interviews with President Benton. He is amazing! The interview went very well, I am very grateful for President Benton and his example. We had a pretty good week here in Billinghurst. A few of the members have left for vacations but the branch continues to grow. This week we were able to bring two of our investigators to church, Oscar and Dálida. We have been teaching Oscar for a little while, and he has a good attitude and desires to learn more. We have put a baptism date for the 13th of February and we look forward to helping Oscar with this opportunity and blessing in his life. Also, we were able to meet Dálida in the home of some recent converts. Dálida has spoken with the missionaries before and is interested in continuing to learn more. Dálida also has a baptism date for the 13th of February. The challenge that they both have for now would be to continue gaining a testimony of the gospel. We believe as they continue to keep their commitments by reading in the Book of Mormon and by praying for guidance they will receive the faith and strength to continue in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, our other investigator Antonella has not been able to make it to church and we have not been able to communicate with her. We know she has the desires to learn and the desires to be baptized but it seems that she is very busy with work. We will continue to try and call and pass by this week in order to help her prepare herself for her wedding and baptism date the 10th of February. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and that we have the opportunity to receive His guidance through daily prayer. I am grateful for the guidance I have received in my life through daily prayer. I know that our Heaven Father listens to our prayers and will give us the guidance we need according to our faith which is in His Son Jesus Christ. I appreciate your love and support. I am praying for you always. I hope you have a great week, I look forward to hearing from you soon. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Cam! Umm so I am sure your mom is taking care yof your blog so I did have a question! We tried sending out a letter to him and it came back saying it was insufficiant address. Please let us know if the address has changed! Thank you!


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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: Wikipedia.com