Hi family and friends! It's been an awesome couple weeks! This week was the last week of the transfer and "I really hope I stay in Brownsville....I lovee this place and the people here!!! But I've been here as long as ever other sister that has served in Brownsville....so idk. I wanna stay. I wanna stay! Please let me stay!:)"---that's what I said last week....AND guess what?...the dream team is staying #farnswood ;) we are here staying for many reasons! :) This last week was super busy and full of amazing miracles....one of them being we had a mini missionary who spent a week with us! Her name is Makena Wadsworth..soo sister Wadsworth :) she is from bend,or she is 18 graduated from hs just last Saturday! The group of them that came out together consisted of 6 girls and 4 boys. Mind you more girls then boys...;) go sistas!! Sis Farnsworth and I are super excited to have her with us!! She is super awesome super spiritual and super beautiful! For the most part all of them are trying to decide whether or not they want to go on a mission and to get a weeks taste of it by doing everything that we as full time missionaries do :) whooohoo! She was such a blessing to us and she honestly did so much for me as a missionary...she just brought a different perspective that was refreshing! We had a lesson with bro Charles Thompson and she did a great job of helping him recognize the Holy Ghost. It was so awesome because all before that we were having a hard time helping him recognize that. We had another lesson with him in pioneer park and read where he is at in the Book of Mormon...which is mosiah! He wants to be baptized and what brother Evans to do it sometime in July the only thing holding him back is smoking..so we are helping him with that. :) we love Charles he is so sweet. We love his honesty if he doesn't understand something he doesn't and he lets us know if he's been reading and praying and he will tell us "how bout not" when we invite him to get ice cream with us! Haha he totally shut sis heywood down! It was on me! Who doesn't like ice cream? He's crazy! Some Miracles that happened this week: On Saturday afternoon, real investigators, less actives, recent converts, and other members came and the youth taught them missionary lessons. The youth here are amazing. So many little miracles happened during the conference. Saturday afternoon, we were talking to the Stake president in the church hall way and a man walked in the stake center. He had earrings in his ears and was dressed really nice. He walked past us then turned and said, " this might be a strange question, but do you have a Book of Mormon I could have?" The stake president offered to go get him one then remembered that we were missionaries and asked us, so we gave him one. He said his name was Alex and he was just passing through on the way to his friends wedding. He was from Wilsonville which is in northern Oregon out of our mission. He said he had to go and started to walk out, and I asked him why he asked for a Book of Mormon and he said that a long time ago his friend gave him one and told him to read a passage and he never did. Now he wants to. So I told him to find missionaries after he read it, and he thanked us and left. The night before a young family walked in the stake center during youth conference looking for help because their member friend told them to find a Mormon church. The sprit was so strong there with the youth and it was drawing people in. I learned so much helping out with the conference...the youth these days don't completely know how powerful they are! Our district leader elder Lester who is from the Ukraine mission who is super awesome and is totally supposed to be here! For example him and his companion elder lee knocked on the door of a lady who speaks only Russian and when she opened the door and elder Lester realized that she spoke Russian he started to talk to her and she started to cry! She explained that she needed help setting up her computer and could not. Anyways so those same elders gave us a referral. A man who was working in the Lebanon Walmart and he lives in Brownsville with his family! His name is Patrick and he gave the elders his address! So we went Friday night after youth conference with sis Wadsworth! Let me tell you I never have been to this part of Brownsville! It was so beautiful on the drive up into the mountains/hills! We pull up to the gate and just sit in the car and stare at the posted: no trespassing sign or we will be prosecuted. But we figured if he was expecting us..so we walked up and just stood at the gate and then Patrick started to walk down the hill! He was super nice and we got to know him and tried to say bye like 5 times to let them get back to there evening they have planned but he just kept talking! We are going to teach them this week..hes so prepared. It's hard explain how great being a missionary is and how fun it is. After we got in the car to drive away I got really close to sis Farnsworth face and said really slowly I'm. Not. Getting. transferred. And so it is..I am not! I love how many different ways there are to do missionary work. I have felt and continue to feel the many reasons I am here. And I love it! I love Christs church and his work in which uses imperfect people to help move forward! Let's be prayerful in everything we do! The Lord wants a say in our lives and if we invite him In he will make things known to us that are important to us in his time! I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! Do most of makes you eternally happy! Love sister heywood!