24:Exchanges and Musical Numbers

We had an AWESOME week this week. We really focused on achieving our goals and as we put forth our best efforts to meet them, we saw a lot of miracles.

Most importantly, we committed two of our investigators to a baptismal date! 
We met with Zoya a few times this past week and we talked a lot about how to receive answers from God. We focused a lot on D&C 9 about studying it out in your mind and then asking God if it be right. We all prayed together and she asked about the 17th of December. The Spirit was really strong and she’s ready to do everything she needs to to prepare for this step. We’re so excited for her and love her SO much. We’re hoping we can help her little brother to be ready to take this important step together with her. 
We also have another new investigator named George. He’s super interested in the Gospel and has a baptismal date for the 15th. He’s a great guy, but just a little tricky to get a hold of. He works full-time and goes to school so he’s never home. but we’ve had some great conversations with his mom, who investigated the Church many years ago. She actually is friends with Zoya’s grandma. Small world.
This week we also had exchanges! I spent a rainy day in Hemet with Sister Pack. It was kind of weird, since everything was in English. And all 6 of our appointments cancelled. But we were diligent and found work to do, trying to visit less-actives and other referrals. The rain let up just enough to do our street contacting and then it started to pour again. We had fun and I learned a lot from Sister Pack.
Yesterday was also the farewell of a girl in our ward who’s leaving on her mission this week for Guatemala. We’ve helped her out a bit with figuring out her travel plans and taking her out to visits with us and stuff. She’s going to have such an awesome experience. Sister Beck and I sang a special musical number with another sister in the ward, “A donde me mandes, ire” or “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go.” It was great and the Spirit was really strong. The ward LOVED it, and we were getting compliments all day. Our favorite was when an Hermano told us that Celine Dion couldn’t compare to us. Hahaha!
The Elders in our ward had a baptism yesterday, too. It was so wonderful- the Hermano’s wife and daughter got baptized a few months ago, and he finally was ready to follow them and join them in the Church of Jesus Christ. It was really special.
Well, that’s it for this week. Happy Birthday, Elder Trevy!
Sister Howell

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