Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Opportunities for Growth!!!!!!!

Dear Family, Hey it is great to hear from everyone sounds like everyone is doing great! Everything is going great here in Argentina. Today we just started a new transfer and there were quite a few changes made. My companion Elder Baldomero has been transfered to another area. Elder Baldomero was just starting to feel better but when we received the call saturday night that he was getting transfered he started not feeling to well, a little sad and disappointed becasue he did not want to leave. We were able to get along very well in the short time we were together and it was a little tough on both of us when we found out he was getting transfered already. I explained and we talked about how the mission or life is just like sports. You never now when it is your last game, you need to give it all you got and leave everything you got on the field each game, each day. We had a great transfer and we worked very hard and we are very grateful for what we were able to accomplish. It was a good conversation and it was also interestesing in our transfer meeting as we listened to President Bentons message as he touched on a similar topic. So now we have begun a new transfer, I am still in Las Heras and serving as district leader, and I will also be training this transfer! I am not sure who my companion is, right now I am on divisions with Elder Zapata from Panama who will also be training this transfer. Tomorrow we will report to the mission offices and meet our new companions. Also they placed new elders in our district, Elder Chatwin and Elder Rodriguez who will be serving in Lobos. The work is going well here in Las Heras. We have been working a lot with the members, converts, less active members, and investigators, trying to help all strenghten their faith in Jesus Christ. Our recent convert Joana is doing great and she is loving early morning seminary as she has not missed a day. We are excited as I am sure you are for this weekend and the opportunity to hear from our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and from all of apostles and many leaders of the church. It is a blessing to hear and receive guidance from our Heavenly Father as he speaks through his disciples. I invite you to take advantage of this opportuinty and attend as many sessions as you can. I am grateful for all of your love and support and look forward to hearing from you soon. Con amor, Elder Brooks.



  2. Aloha! I am Jarom Baldomero's aunty. Mahalo (thank you!) for sharing his photo with us. it's great to see how well he/you are doing on your mission. Thanks again.
    -Jarom's Aunty 'Ofa


Slideshow of Elder Brooks' Mission

Cameron reads his mission call

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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