Wow! It has been a GREAT week! :) First, of all, one of our investigators got baptized! It is the first baptism I got to be a part of. We taught her for the first time my first week I arrived in Modesto. And to be with her the whole time and to see this day finally come has been so incredible amazing! I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!! I am so proud of her. I know that Heavenly Father is so proud of her. She has loved the lessons and the Spirit has taught her so much. I can't even believed it. It has been such an incredible experience for me to witness. SO, all of you should be missionaries! Because all of you out there, listen up: You can do this TODAY! A friend of this wonderful girl is a year older than her and just over a year ago she was baptized. One day at school they started talking. They ended up becoming great friends and the friend invited her to church, then gave her a Book of Mormon and SHE READ IT! Then we got to help give the lessons to her. THEN BOOM, she was baptized Saturday and confirmed on Sunday. So it doesn't matter how old you are or what ward or school you are in. INVITE! The worst thing that can happen is someone will say NO. But it's all in God's timing, and it is okay! God sees that you are trying and that is all that matters. You invite and one day someone will be thanking you for you helped them get on the path to eternal happiness. I am so grateful for this opportunity!
So, if you want to come to the hottest place on earth, you don't have to go to far....GO TO MODESTO! :) We ride our bikes every day in the 106 degrees! :) Yes, it is terribly hot, BUT, that doesn't stop the work. We just keep going and trying because Christ has gone through so much more for us.
Oh, we got transfers....and....I am staying with Sister Rugg! :) Yippy! But we are giving up one of our wards which is really sad. I loved all the people in that ward but I know change is part of the plan and we will grow and learn.
I love you all!