Thursday, August 20, 2015

3 Month's Down! - August 17, 2015

3 months down only 15 more to go!! Can you believe how fast time is flying? So let me start off by telling you all about transfers.. Yesterday was seriously the longest day ever! We were so worried that one of us would be transferred out. I am happy to say that Sister Sorensen and I will be here in Mandarin for another transfer! Yay!!!! :) 

Ok now on to telling you all about my week! I had some crazy adventures this week so get ready for some exciting stories!! So on last Monday I told y'all how I was going to dinner with Sister Johnson at a place called Clark's fish camp. Well we went and we decided that we were all going to get something adventurous and share. I ordered gator toes.. Yes, you heard me right! GATOR TOES! Sister Johnson ordered snake and Sister Sorensen ordered kangaroo! What an adventure! The gator toes were like eating chicken wings.. Although there was not as much meat in them and they had a funny fishy flavor to them.. I didn't like them! I would not recommend ordering yourself a nice plate of gator toes any time soon! The snake was actually not too bad. We think it was rattle snake that we ate. It was extremely tough to cut and very hard to chew.. But the flavor was good! Finally the kangaroo, it was amazing! It was basically just like a steak but it was kangaroo! Haha don't worry, I included some pictures so you can see all of this strange food I ate! The restaurant was also really neat! It was right on the creek so you walk outside and there is just the prettiest view. Inside the restaurant was filled with a whole bunch of taxidermy animals and then they have a live gator in a tank! It was pretty cool! So that was my Monday night adventure last week! Haha y'all can be jealous! Haha 

On Wednesday I seriously had the strangest day with so many awkward moments.. Haha ok so to start our day off we decide to go visit one of our investigators named Yinyin. We have not been able to get in contact with her really since we got here so we are getting ready to go drop her. Well we get to her house and there are a bunch of workers outside of her house and it looked like they were raking the driveway... Well me and Sister Sorensen thought nothing of it and began to walk up and talk to them. We had taken like 5 steps onto their driveway when this lady begins yelling at us and asks what we are doing. Well I look down and realize that they had just poured cement in the drive way.. Our bad! Haha we didn't know what to do so we just awkwardly stared at them for what seemed like 5 minutes and said nothing to them and then we just decided to run to the car and drive off... Haha 

Next, we decide that we are going to go visit a less active named Sister Acosta. Well we get to her house and it basically looks super creepy and old. It was built in the 1930 and basically was falling apart. Well I'm already creeped out when we decide to walk across the messy porch and knock on the door. Well we get to the door and we can see that they don't use this door because things were blocking it from the inside. So we turn around and I am trying to walk so careful so I don't step on anything when all the sudden Sister Sorensen lets out this really loud scream and she just starts hopping and screaming and I was already thinking how creepy this house was so I panic and take off running towards the car and when she catches up to me she says that something bit her and she wasn't sure if it was a spider or if a yellow jacket stung her. Well we are sitting in the car when Brother Acosta comes out to see what all the noise was.. Haha I told Sister Sorensen that we had to act like we just got there and nothing had happened so I immediately jump out of the car and greet him and tell him we just got here for a visit.. Haha so we go inside his house through a random side door and instantly these two dogs (one of which is a pit bull) start barking and he can hardly hold them back. Well I'm like panicking not knowing what to do when one kinda bit my ankle and I thought that it was going to eat me alive... Luckily he managed to get them to the other room by then.. Well by this point I think we are in some scary haunted house because Sister Sorensen has now been stung by a yellow jacket and I had just basically been eaten by a dog. It was a scary visit.. Well we visited with the Acosta's and when we were leaving we are walking to our car when all of the sudden we hear this really loud piercing noise that seems to be coming from our keys.. We are really freaked out by this point. Sister Sorensen threw the keys and the beeping is still going so I run and I am fumbling with the keys trying to figure out what's making the noise because we only have a key and a flash light on the key ring... Well by this point I don't want Brother Acosta to come out again because of all of the noise so I throw the keys in the car with us and then all the sudden the noise just stops... I seriously have not been this freaked out about something in a long time. Well like 30 minutes later we figured out what the beeping noise was... Sister Johnson had given us this flashlight we put on our key ring but it also had this side thing you can pull if a predator is nearby and it will make a noise to draw attention.. Haha we basically have a rape whistle on our keys.. Haha but we didn't know this until we had accidentally pulled the thing to make it go off. Haha  Lets just say it was such a strange day... 

On Thursday we went over to Sister Johnson's house to do some service for her. This time we worked in her closet and got rid of some of her clothes.. Everyone told me I always had too many clothes but oh boy, Sister Johnson had this huge walk in closet full of clothes.. We managed to get rid of 10 garbage bags full of clothes and we still had a hard time fitting all the clothes she had left into the closet! Haha I seriously love Sister Johnson to death! We have an adventure and a good laugh every time we visit with her. She is so great. She has now been to church for the past 3 weeks in a row! Woot woot! She even comes to choir practice with us and comes out to lessons with us as well! So great! I am so glad that we met her and built such a bond with her! 

Ok my next exciting story happened on Sunday... I think I told you last week but I was asked to sing in a quartet for church... As all of you know quite well I don't sing. Like I not only don't sing but I can't sing.. I can't carry a tune to save my life! Haha well anyways, to top it all off I was asked to sing the alto part... I only know how to pretend to sing soprano.. I struggled all week to learn my part. I practiced about an hour every day. I spent all my free time singing "I Know My Redeemer Lives". Well I am happy to say that singing in church went great! I managed to get my part down and sing it so well that we had half the ward tearing up and pulling out their tissues! Success!!! I don't think I will ever do that again! Haha 

Well that is basically all I have been up to this week. I do have one last story. So yesterday morning we wake up and Sister Sorensen comes out of the bathroom to tell me there is a bug in there.. So I go in and there is this huge cockroach. I go to find a shoe to kill it and when I come back it is gone.. Well after exercising I go back into the bathroom and I am getting out of the shower when it appears again.. It took all I could do to not rip the door open and run out screaming in just a towel.. I managed to kill it with a shampoo bottle. Haha later that day we are changing after doing some service and I am in the closet changing when Sister Sorensen starts screaming and yelling for me to come quick because there is a spider.. I half got dressed and come to the bathroom to see this spider when she tells me to open the door slowly.. I open it and she is sitting on the bathroom counter pointing to this little black thing on the floor.. I get down there to find out it was only a string.. Hahaha I laughed for like 20 minutes about this! Haha don't worry though, we have finally gotten our apartment sprayed for bugs! 

Anyways, I'm glad to hear all is well at home! I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! I can't wait to get that package from you Rachael! And y'all can send me some letters now because I still have the same address! It was one long week not getting any mail! Haha 

I love y'all and miss you like crazy! 
Sister Webb 


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