Monday, November 2, 2015

Soaking up the sun and laughing the days away! - November 2, 2015

So first off our two baptism dates dropped us this week! That was a bummer! But oh well! I already am over it! I'm glad to hear that y'all are having a good week and that you had a fun Halloween!

So here is a funny story for y'all. It happened last Monday night.  This just shows the dumb things Sister McGregor and I do together all the time. So Monday night we are so excited because we just did a golden hour and I don't remember if I told you about our reward system for golden hours or not but I will tell you now. So if we do a golden hour which is knocking doors for an hour. We get to reward ourselves with ice cream! If we fail to do a golden hour we have to wake up 30 minutes early, at 6:00, and go running for an hour instead of just exercising for 30 minutes. Anyways, back to my story. We were so excited that we had just done a golden hour so we were riding to Wendy's to get ourselves a frosty. Well we are laughing and joking around and we see this lady sitting on the corner on the curb. All our windows are up and we are joking and Sister McGregor yells out, "Hey, do you want to be baptized?" Of course this lady can't hear us and we just think we are so funny. Well apparently the wheel had started to turn at this point and we basically just run on top of the gutter...Haha our bad! We are in complete panic but decide we still need a frosty and we will check the damages of the car later. We get our frostys and totally forget to check the car to see what damage we caused and just went straight inside for the night. The next morning we come out and are trying to hurry because we are running late to district meeting. Well I am backing the car and when I go to get in I notice that the front tire on my side looks kinda funny. I then realize that we are missing a hubcap.. Haha so I calmly open the door and say, "ummm... We are missing a hub cap!" Haha we then start panicking and we have to drive back to Wendy's to see if it is still there and hope it is in once piece, if it is there. We were so worried that we would have to call president and explain that we lost a hubcap because we were trying to invite someone to baptism.. Haha luckily we go to the spot where we hit the curb and sure enough there is the hub cap sitting at the bottom of this hill buried in some leaves. Lucky for us it was still in one piece as well. Ok so now we found the hub cap, it's raining, we are running late and we have to get this stinkin' hubcap back on so no one will notice what we did! So we just start trying to kick it back on! Haha that is a lot harder then you would think! Especially in a skirt! I'm happy to say we successfully got the hub cap back on and all is well. We recorded a video for y'all so you could hear us tell the story! It's a lot funnier in person!

Tuesday we had trade offs. They were really fun! I went up to Gainesville. I learned how blessed I am to not be serving in the YSA ward! Haha oh my, I'm the same old person who thinks every boy is hot stuff. Not to mention it was awkward when we are knocking doors and I'm pretty sure almost every guy who opened the door was just super attractive and standing there in nothing but his underwear! Man, and I'm just expected to share the gospel with them... Talk about tuff!
Haha but yeah, that is why Heavenly Father keeps me out of the singles wards and in family wards with old men! Haha our trade off was really good though. We taught a young man named Louis. He is 18 and is going to be baptized in 2 weeks! My favorite part about our lesson was when we were talking about the priesthood and he said how excited he was to get baptized so he could get the priesthood and be able to bless others with it! What? Who says things like that? He is amazing! After our lesson with Louis we just knocked doors for about 3 hours.. It was rough but taught me to love knocking doors! We saw the sweetest thing while doing our golden 3 hours. We knocked on this man's door and shared with him about how the gospel can bless families. We left him a restoration pamphlet. He didn't seem to interested but we did our job by inviting him. Well like 10 minutes later we walked past his apartment and you could see in and he was reading the pamphlet we left him! It was the sweetest most precious moment! Haha

So on Wednesday we went out with the ward mission leader and his wife to visit the sweetest couple in our ward. Their names our the Kalmar's. Brother Kalmar is recovering from a stroke so he has not been able to make it to church much. They own a fairly large property.  I think they said it was 20 acres! They use to buy and sell race horses. They have a race track on their property that is 3/4 of a mile and their stables are currently housing 30 horses! They showed us this picture of a race horse they sold that they got $2,700,000 for it!!  What?! Crazy right! I have decided that I need to get into the race horse business! Anyways, they are like the best people ever! They are from Utah originally and they are planning to sell their house here and move back home to Payson so they can be closer to family. They are like my new grandparents on my mission. Brother Voyles is our ward mission leader who took us and he brought them the sacrament that day as well. It was so sweet. Brother Kalmar just got super emotional as he told us how much he appreciated it and how he just wants to take his wife to the temple again! We went and saw them again on Halloween.  It was so nice. We had lunch with them and just visited and got to know them better. We invited them to come to church on Sunday and guess what?? They came!! It made me so happy!!! Brother Kalmar asked for my parents address so he could have his wife write you! So I will get it to him soon and then be prepared for a letter from them!

Wednesday night was our trunk or treat. It was combined with all three wards. It was a lot of fun just seeing all the cute kids dressed in costumes and then passing out candy to them. All the missionaries just parked next to each other and passed out candy. It was great! They had a cake walk and lots of cup cakes for everyone as well!

So on Thursday we usually have volleyball if we can get an investigator there. This week we were lucky enough to get one. I don't know if you remember a few weeks ago when I told y'all about JQ who was a less active member that we came in contact with. Well anyways her husband Tony is a non-member and we have been inviting them to volleyball for a few weeks. Well this week they came! It was great! Brother Tompkins showed up as well and he just clicked with JQ and Tony so well. We had a great time playing volleyball. Afterwards Brother Tompkins invited JQ and Tony to a baptism that he was speaking at on Friday night. The said they would come which meant we were able to go as well. Tony asked Brother Tompkins what he would have to do to be baptized! And then at the baptism he told his wife hopefully his would be next! What?? People just keep falling into our path wanting to be baptized! Miracles!!

Well, for Halloween we spent our morning and afternoon  out visiting people. We were trying to use up as many miles as possible because it was the last day of the month and we still had 600 miles left. We visited everyone who lived out in the middle of no where! After that we just went to dinner at a members and then by six o'clock we were not allowed to go out knocking doors we needed to be in members homes or teaching lessons to investigators in their homes. Well, we had no lessons scheduled so we ended up just driving and then we stopped and got Cold Stone! I deserve the best companion of the year award! I took Sister McGregor on a date to Cold Stone and used my gift cards I've been hoarding forever! It was so yummy! We took some photos and videos for y'all as well! I hope y'all laugh as much as we did!

Well that's about all that has been happening around here. Mom and Dad I just want to say that y'all are seriously the best! Thank you so much for the email every day this week! I loved it! It was almost as good as talking to you on a phone! So keep them coming because I love them and check my email everyday just to get them! So next week is transfers! Can you believe it has already been six weeks? What is this!? Just so y'all remember my p-day will be on Tuesday next week!  Pray that me and Sister McGregor will stay together here in Ocala because we love it here together! I hope y'all have a great week! It sounds like y'all had a good Halloween! I was so sad that I didn't get to go trick or treating this year... This was the first year in my life that I didn't get to go! Haha im glad Racheal let all the kids go! Don't worry when I get home I will take all the kids out for y'all.

Love and miss y'all tons and tons!
Sister Webb


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