Monday, March 8, 2010


Dear Family, Hey sounds like everyone is doing great, it's great to hear from you. We had quite a week here in Las Heras so let me try to fill you in. This past week we had our district meeting and I had the opportunity to prepare a lesson/talk for my district. It went very well and I talked about "finding as we teach, teach as we find." Our district is doing well but we can improve in a few areas such as finding those who are ready to accept the gospel in their lives. I talked about the importance of talking and inviting all those we can to listen to our message, even though there may not be as many people out in the streets in our areas we can try and take advantage of all our opportunites. I also mentioned that not only do we know that we need to teach with and by the spirit but we should also work on finding with the spirit in order that we can be guided to those who are prepared. So thats a little update on last weeks district meeting, now I am preparing and thinking on what I should address this week in district meeting. This week we had a great opportunity to preform some service in one of our areas, Navarro. The service project went very well, and was very well organized by some of the couple missionaries from the area office here in Argentina. We had the opportunity to paint a local community facility in Navarro that treats and takes care of people with special needs. We had a nice turn out, the elders from the mission office came, the elders from my district, local church members, local community members, and President and Sister Benton. It was also a great opportunity to share the gospel through our service and we were able to talk to many that were present about the church of Jesus Christ. There is a picture in this weeks paper "The Sol." Also they told us that we might show up in the Liahona, in the local section so we will have to see how that turns out. Elder Baldomero and I are during very well, and we are eating well, today Elder Baldomero threw out an idea of eating rice with gravy and hamburgers so we are looking forward to that. The weather has been very nice here in Las Heras and continues to rain here and there. The other day we were in Navarro and it started to pour again, I finally decided to buy some rain boats, I think mom will be proud hah. I am gald to hear everyone is doing well, I love hearing your updates. I am going to try and send some pictures today through email. I love you and I am praying for you. Thanks for your love and support, have a great week I look forward to hearing from you soon. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

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Cameron reads his mission call

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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: