Friday and Saturday I had divisions with Hermana Salazar. It was a blast! Although was sad to leave Hermana Acevedo for a day. Hermana Salazar lives right on the ocean and they have a huge house. It was so fun and was nice to have some different experiences! We exchanged around 3 in the afternoon and Hermana Salazar and I went with Elders to a small town about an hour away in a different area becasue they needed Hermanas for their lesson. We went to a tiny little church that was just in a little building and the ward was having a Relief Society activity. While we waited for the lesson we helped them make quilts which was fun haha The girl never showed up for the lesson so we headed back to Mocambo for a baptismal interview where I almost got eaten by a dog. It's so true what they say about dogs not liking missionaries! haha It was a fun day and then in the morning we went to the beach to exercise. It was SO beautiful! I can't believe how lucky I am to serve here in Veracruz. We visited a lot of different people that day too and had an awesome lesson with a reference of an Hermana who has only been a member for 3 months but has a stronger testimony than people I've known who have been a member all their lives. It's so amazing to see the change and power people can have in the gospel!
After divisions we got to watch the YW broadcast. Hermana Jensen and I were worried about watching it in Spanish and we didn't understand anything in the first talk but a member let us use her iPad to watch the rest of it so we were able to really understand and learn from it. I loved the broadcast! And I am so excited for conference this weekend! I remember someone saying that General Conference is better than Christmas for missionaries and it is so true! I am honestly counting down the days to hear from our prophet and receive answers to my questions and my investigators questions. One of my favorite parts of the YW Broadcast was the I Am a Child of God that was sung in many different languages and in different parts of the world. I have gained such a testimony and realized that the church is the same everywhere and that everyone on the earth is a child of God and deserves the chance to be taught and learn that they are a child of God who loves them.
I also had my first talk in church this week!...kind of. Me and the Hermanas in our ward actually asked to speak in church because we want to strengthen the ward and get everyone more involved in Missionary work. We ended up talking in the combined Priesthood and Relief Society meeting because sacrament went over about thirty minutes (Which is really normal here haha) We are working so hard to strengthen our ward though in missionary work and get everyone more involved.
Later we had the baptism of Emanuel! He is 8 years old and His parents are members but aren't very active so me and Hermana Acevedo taught him a few lessons to prepare him for his baptism and it was so cool to be a part of it.
I love being a missionary! It is definitely not easy but I am so happy and feel incredibly blessed to be here serving and teaching the gospel!