today, i wore my zebra dress.
and black flats.
and walked 25 minutes to church.
i was immediately hugged, kissed, and welcomed into their small branch.
i felt loved.
and they didn't even know my name yet.
i didn't understand every word.
but i understood every feeling.
amanda, a new amiga, even asked me to read.
from the bible, book of mormon, and lesson manual.
i didn't always know what i read,
and i don't think i pronounced half the words correctly.
but we all understood.
carina and logan both said prayers.
we all enjoyed a small snack in between meetings.
our small group increased the size of their branch by nearly a third today.
they all taught me more in 3 hours than i have learned during my 3 weeks here.
some things were different.
but it was all the same.
i love the gospel.
and that i can feel at home anywhere in the world.
oh, and the air conditioning was lovely.
on the walk home, carina and i walked through a small fountain to cool off.