Monday, June 21, 2010

Thanks Sister Tyndall....

Dear Family, Sounds like everyone is doing great thanks for your emails. Everything is going well here in Argentina. This past week we ended our transfer. We had a good transfer but we have a lot of room for improvement in our area and also in our zone. Today we had transfer meeting in Ramos Mejia. We met together as a mission and went over the last transfer and began to prepare ourselves for this transfer. President and Sister Benton spoke to us and both of their messages were very good. Sister Benton spoke about patience and she shared a very interesting story with us. She shared a Standford study on patience. The study consisted of young children being tested with their patience. The children had the opportunity to eat a candy bar immeditately or they had the opportunity to wait 15 mins and they would be able to eat two candy bars. The results of the study showed that thirty percent of the children were willing to show patience and wait in order to receive the second candy bar. Stanford contined to study these children throught their lives and later found more information concerning those that had patience and those that did not have patience. Those children that had patience when they were younger grew up and had a very successful life. I found the story to be very interesting and I invite you to read more of the story if you have the opportunity to find it. I want to continue to strengthen my patience in order to continue to complete Heavenly Fathers will. Now we have started a new transfer. Elder Bunn my companion was transfered to another area and I received another companion, Elder González from El Salvador. Elder Gonzalez is a good Elder and we are excited to work together. Elder Gonzalez has a little more time than me and this will be his first transfer as zone leader so we are excited to get to work and help the zone. Elder Gonzalez is from El Salvador like my other companion Elder Garcia but they did not know each other before the mission. Also during transfer meeting Elder Gneighting, Elder Sheperd, Elder Hart , and myself all had the opportunity to talk and take a picture together being that we are all from the Red Rock Stake. Elder Gneighting gave his farwells today and will be heading back home. I invite you to go meet him as he will propably be giving his homecoming talk in the Town Center ward. I love the mission and I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve and participate in the Lords work here in Argentina. I appreciate your love and support. Also I want to thank Sister Tyndall for the dear elder that she sent me. It was a very nice letter tell her thank you and hi for me when you get the chance. Hope you have a great week! Con amor, Elder Brooks. NOTICE: This email message

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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: