Iglesia ItzimnaThe Relief Society (La Sociedad de Socorro)
We attended a local ward (barrio) in Merida- Itzimna ward. The church building is on the edge of a park that has a catholic church. The building is very nice! And the ward is wonderful. Although attending church in Spanish is difficult at times, the ward has a great spirit and we are sad to leave it. The girls in the group performed "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" ("Un Pobre Forastero") in Relief Society on our last Sunday. Also, some of us even bore our testimonies on the last fast Sunday- a lot harder in Spanish, we discovered!
We also attended the temple twice while in Merida. The temple is in downtown Merida (El Centro) on a quiet street. It was built in 2000 and it is beautiful! We went once just our group, and once with the ward. What a great experience to do the work, and in Spanish too!