Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The people are amazing!!!!!

Dear Family, It's always great to hear from everyone! Also I would like to thank Desi for the card and pictures that she sent and I would also like to say happy birthday to Jaxon! So everything is going great here in Mariló A. Elder Bunn and myself are doing great and had a pretty good week even with the little time that we had to work with. This week we had our district meeting and we had the opportunity to get to know everyone in our district and we also had the opportunity to talk to the zone about what we want to focus on this transfer and what are goals for this transfer will be. Our zone is pretty young but we are excited to get to work this transfer. This transfer we are focusing on teaching lessons with members, helping our investigators attend church, and focusing on the power of prayer. As a zone we had a good week and look forward to continue working hard. Also during the week Elder Bunn and myself had the opportunity to attend a leadership meeting held in Ramos Mejia for all the zone leaders along with the assistants and President Benton. As a new zone leader I was given the opportunity to share my testimony. We were able to hear messages from President Benton and his assistants concerning our focus for this transfer as a mission. Also each zone had the opportunity to give a review of what they were able to accomplish last transfer and what they will be focusing on this transfer. After the meeting we had the opportunity to eat lunch together and we had a really solid meal! Sister Benton made taco soup and we also had chori pan, (one of my favorite meals, its like a sausage/hotdog). After lunch we then played some basketball and had ice cream. I am very grateful for the opportunity that my Heavenly Father has given me to serve and for the opportunity to work and serve with all the Elders in the zone of Moreno. I feel very humbled and I want to continue working hard in order to help all those come unto Christ. Our area Mariló A is similar to Rafael Castillo and Billinghurst. Mariló is located closer to the city, its a poorer area with dirt streets, but the people are amazing. Elder Bunn is a great elder and has a very positive attitude. We are getting along well and we are excited to work and serve all those around us. I appreciate your love and support, I am praying for you. i hope you have a great week. I look foward to hearing from you soon. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

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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