Sometimes we take lightly having a General Authority talk to us. For most of the world, it is a privilege and they are thrilled when they have the chance.
One of the highlights of our mission is working with the missionaries. Sometimes, they ask us to go along when they are teaching. Elder Dixon goes more often than I, but I get the chance sometimes. We went to visit a mother with two young sons. The sons spoke English. The 10 year old is very smart and was asking good questions. We had the cut-outs for the Plan of Salvation and so I was able to teach that lesson. I told the young man that I would teach the class in Primary that he would attend if he came to church. He was excited about that. His mother was very happy that he would agree to attend Church. On Sunday, I was delighted to see that he came to Church. He liked it and indicated he would like to come every week. That was such a wonderful thing!
The Elders had us go with them to one
appointment and the lady (who is absolutely hilarious and delightful) really liked me. She gave me a huge chocolate egg. It was delicious- chocolate outside with a layer of coconut inside.
I really hope that I get to see her again. I would like to take some chocolate-covered grapes.
We were able to attend three baptismal services on Saturday. In all of the baptisms we have attended, I have not heard better talks about the baptism. One of those talks was from a young woman who had only been baptized three weeks earlier. She was so clear and accurate on the doctrine, I was astonished.
The baptismal service was conducted in both Spanish and Portuguese, and I said the closing prayer in English! President Tedjamulia came in a show of support, even though they will attend the Spanish Branch.