Monday, August 16, 2010


Dear Family, Hey it's great to hear from everyone and sounds like things are going well. Everything is going well here in Loma Grande. This week I received the package from Mom! Thanks Mom I love you! This week went pretty well and we stayed busy with our district meeting, leadership meeting, and our stake meeting which we had with President Benton and our stake president. In our leadership meeting we are learning new lessons from "preach my gospel" which are really going to be nice. These new lessons are helping the missionaries focus on those to whom we are teaching the gospel and meeting their needs. The meeting we had with the stake president also went well as we were able to talk about the missionary work in our stake and we were able to set goals and put plans in motion in order to continue to improve as Elders. The highlight of this week was a baptism which we were able to have for one of our investigators, Ruben Fernandez! Ruben has been investigating the church for a long time now and he has been attending church for the past few months. As Ruben has been praying, reading in the Book of Mormon, and attending church meetings he was able to make the decision to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized in his church this last Saturday the 14th of August. The Bishop was able to baptize Ruben and Damian who is preparing for his mission was able to confirm Ruben member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The baptismal service went very well and we received a lot of help from the members. One of the members was able to give Ruben a suit that is not being used and other members were able to make a chocolate cake for Ruben. Ruben is very grateful and enjoyed his baptism. I am grateful for my companion Elder Vita and his example. Things are going well and we are getting ready to plan our lesson/workshop for the zone conference which we have this week. I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to serve. I appreciate your love and your support. I am praying for you. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes our lives, gives us the strength we need to continue and finish strong, and gives us hope. I know this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the the Book of Mormon testifies that it is. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a great week! 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: