Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy New Year!

Dear Family, Hey happy New Year! Thanks for all your emails and your letters it sounds like everyone is doing good. Sorry for writing late but we have been pretty busy here in the offices this week. This past week we have been busy in our interviews with President Benton, office work, working in our area, and a special meeting with the zone leaders in the mission home. We had a great week here in the offices and also in our area. This past Sunday we had a really great meeting and one of our recent converts Adriana shared her testimony during sacrament meeting and you could really feel and see the change that the gospel has made in her life, she has a great testimony. Also another recent convert Eduardo Aguirre has recieved the Priesthood and is now blessing the sacrament, he is a great example and he and his wife have a lot of faith and also a strong testimony. Our Bishop from our ward here in Caseros 2, his name is Bishop Obispo Cabrera came up and talked to us after sacrament to fill us in that in the year 2010 we doubled the converts that we had in 2009. In 2009 Caseros 2 had a total of 8 baptism and this year 2010 we finished with a total of 16 converts. Our Bishop is really nice and it was great to see him so excited at the progress that there has been in Caseros 2. That was some great news and thanks goes out to the other missionaries that were here before us and together we were able to achieve this success. I love New Years and I love the mission! I have put some new goals and plans down for the new year 2011 and tomorrow we have interviews with President Benton here in the offices and we will probably go over them together. This last Friday we went over to the mission home with all of the zone leaders and the staff and we reviewed our accomplishments from 2010 and set some new goals and plans for 2011. Its going to be a great year and we are pretty excited to keep working and sharing the gospel with everyone. I heard Greg received his mission call to Paraguay, Asuncion North mission congrats, thats a great mission and it is in our area. Greg will have a lot of success and he will help many come unto the waters of baptism. Also those were some nice pictures of the snow back home, that's pretty crazy but looks nice. Also mom asked about flight plans I am not sure when Elder Rodriguez will be calling you but dont worry he has the information to call you and if you miss the call he will just call you later. Everything is going well thanks for your love and support. I am praying for you. I look forward to hearing from you have a great week. 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: