What a week! The work is truly hastening here! We got a phone call from a less active and she was saying that she had a friend who was basically homeless that had been staying with her and she wanted us to come teach her. We went over for the lesson and the girl was super sweet. She is only 19 and has had such a hard life and just moved here from Arizona and really has nothing. She told us that she needed to turn her life around and that she is open minded about what we had to teach her. We started the lesson and she immediately started crying. The spirit was so strong and she agreed to be baptized in November! She came to church yesterday and was such a rock star. She was so excited to come but she had the stomach flu and she came anyway. She just wanted to be there so bad! In relief society she was participating and making all these great comments so I am so excited to continue working with her! Also at church, this girl just showed up and came up to us and asked how she can become a member of our church. We were trying not to let our excitement show and she agreed to start taking the lessons! It is a miracle because on Saturday we had a little "pep rally" because as a mission, our goal is to find 400 new investigators within the next 10 days! It is a big deal and there have already been so many miracles! On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a baptism, which was one of the best I have been to. This guy has been investigating the church for 3 years but couldn't get baptized because he had fines to pay off first. So he has been attending the singles ward for 3 years and he finally got them paid off! So many people came to the baptism and it was so amazing! We have 2 baptisms this week, Kaili and Jessie! My first baptisms :) it will for sure be a great week! Our ward is so amazing and so supportive. The ward missionaries help so much and they truly are such great members. I hope I get to stay in the YSA for a long time because there is so much work to do here. It is hard for sure, but it is so rewarding. The weather here has been really warm and dry (today is the first overcast day since I have been here) and the trees are so beautiful! It is so gorgeous here and so green! I love it so much! Well, not much else is happening. Just working hard and staying busy. I love you all so much!
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