Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Dear Family, I'ts great to hear from everyone and i am sorry to write to you so late but we have been really busy with transfers. I am just writing to give you a little update and when I have a little more time I will write you a bit more. We had transfers this last Monday and they went very well. I received my new companion Elder Thompson from South Jordan, Utah and we are pretty excited to get to work. Elder Thompson came into the office a week early so that Elder Palacios and I could start to train him as we will only have one transfer together and he needs to now how everything works here in the mission, the office, and in our area Caseros 2. Everything has been going well and it is staying pretty hot here in Argentina. Things have been a lillte tough in our area as we have not had much time this last transfer to work in our area as we prepared things for Christmas and New Years and transfers. We have been finding a lot of people and we are pretty excited to keep working with them and help them receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today we are going to Chivilcoy to visit the Elders who are out there and fill them in on transfers and then do divisiones with some of the Elders. Elder Palacios is now one of the traveling assistants with Elder Aguirre so they will be traveling alot throughout the week working with the elders and teaching them. President Benton is doing great and continues to teach us everything. We are excited for this transfer as the lord is preparing many people to hear and accept our message. I appreciate your love and support. I hope you have a great week I will try and fill you in more when I get some time. I am praying for your. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

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Flag of Argentina

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: