Everyone here is a little crazy about 4th of July - Mexican version. Today is the "Grito" and tomorrow the big day! Complete with a huge Mexican Night in the church. Woo!
This week was one of the best weeks ever! Every day was full of huge blessings! Obviously with opposition, but at the end of the day amazing! This week I also had the best lesson of my mission so far. We went to visit a reference who went to an activity a while back and when we got there he wasn't there yet so we started talking to his mom Inocencia. She was pretty interested but when Enoc came she left to go help her son with his homework. Enoc is so receptive and honestly so ready! We went to the lesson with a returned missionary in the ward and it was such an amazing lesson. It was like a companionship of 3 because we were all teaching and testifying and the spirit was so strong. When we invited Enoc to baptism he accepted and accepted a baptismal date as well. What we didn't know was that his mom had walked in and heard the last five minutes of the lesson. She started asking us all sorts of questions about Enoc's baptism - like if he would have to go on a mission if he became a member and all sorts of things. And then before we even knew was happening I started testifying to her and invited her to baptism and she accepted as well! It was such an amazing lesson, I will never forget it because the spirit was so strong.
This week we also had a baptism! The missionaries one day contacted a family and started teaching them and then come to find out the mom is a member! Ezmeralda is 8 years old and is so, so happy all the time. Especially to be baptized! The blessing in all of this was that her dad was able to go to church and part of her baptism and is now fully preparing for his baptism!
So after sunday school we went to go check how the water was doing in the baptismal font and come to find out...It wasn't filling up at all. The ward mission leader forgot to plug the drain so the water would keep filling up...And the baptismal font takes three hours to fill up completely. Neadless to say we were all freaking out a little bit that we were going to have a baptism in one hour and the baptism font wasn't full. So we started doing the only lodgical thing - using buckets of water to fill it up. All the ward members started helping - everyone going to the neighbors and asking for water, primary kids bringing cups of water from the bathroom and one sister mopping up all the water that was spilling. It was so. so. insane. But also amazing. To see all the unity of the ward to make the baptism happen! It will definitely be a baptism that NO one will ever forget. Especially Ezme! When we all got back into the room to start the baptism we started singing hymns to bring the spirit and it was such a spiritual moment!
Sometimes things are crazy, and it seems like nothing is going right...but there is always something good in every situation. You just have to look for it and you'll find it every time. That's a lesson that I'm learning a lot right now. A characteristic that I didn't know I had - that there are blessing in every moment :)
I hope everyone has a great week!