September 20, 2011
On Friday I got to go to probably the most awesome ward activity I have ever been to in my life. Friday was Independence Day in Mexico (also known as "El Grito de México) and our ward threw a huge party for a ward activity. There were seven or eight different kinds of pozole, there was a program of traditional Mexican dancing put on by the Primary and the Young Men and Young Women. It was great. We had a ton of members, both active and less-active, and investigators, and everyone loved it....all 500 of the people who went. It was awesome. Not to mention that the bishop and other leaders came dressed as Mexican founding fathers.
We are teaching a lot of awesome people....We are really trying to focus on helping them understand the importance and weight of really reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it....We found out a couple weeks ago that one investigator (the wife of a recent convert) who has been taught for more than a year, hasn't been reading just because her eyes are bad and it is hard for her to see the letters. So we threw everything we had into finding her a large-print Book of Mormon ASAP, and she hasn't missed a reading assignment since! There is a new light in her eyes, and it is all because of the Book of Mormon.