The first words out of her mouth as a toddler were, "United States."
That's what Erika Oliveira's mother always told her, and ever since she was a little girl, she has wanted to visit the States.
A young Mormon missionary from Brazil, Oliveira was called to the Temple Square Mission more than a year ago and has about two months left.
"I would do it over and over again if I could," she said. "But I have a mission at home."
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