Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Craziest week ever! - February 1, 2016

Dear family,
What a week... This week was such a crazy and busy week, but it was a good week! I have so many stories for y'all! I'm just going to jump right into them.

Story number one starts on last Monday. So, last Monday was p-day and it was a good day. We had played volleyball and just had a relaxing and enjoyable time. About 30 minutes before p-day was suppose to be over we had a missed call And a voice mail. I checked the voice mail before checking who called. It was from President Craig... All the message said was, "Hello Sisters, if you could just give me a call when you get this I would appreciate it..." After listening to the message I told Sister McGregor and instantly we just start to panic. We started freaking out about every bad thing we had done and how we are going to be busted and sent home and we are both just a mess! Haha we decide that we need to change out of our clothes and get ready before we could call president. We were hoping that this would calm us down.  Let's just say that didn't work so well.  We decided half way through changing we would need to pray. It basically took us an entire 30 minutes to get up the nerve to call him. 

Well, we call back as we are driving home from p-day and president first starts off by telling us that this call is a two-fold.. First, we forgot to send in our numbers this week... Our bad! We repent and tell him our numbers and then he starts in again on saying how this is a two-part phone call...now the panic sets in again! 

He then tells Sister McGregor that she needs to find a ride to MLC (Mission Leadership Conference) on Wednesday because she is going to be a sister training leader this next transfer. 

By this point I am just relieved and thinking I got out of this phone call when he starts to talk to me and says "Sister Webb, you will be training this next transfer!" What???!! As we like to say it as missionaries, I'm having a baby! I will be getting my first mission daughter on Wednesday!  She'll be fresh from the MTC! I've basically been in shock about this all week. Apparently the Lord knows I'm ready for this and that I can do this so I guess I'm ready as well!

Story number two happened on Wednesday. So on Tuesday night we traveled up to Gainesville so Sister McGregor could travel to Jacksonville in the morning to go to her mission leadership conference. I stayed in Gainesville with two other sisters. Nothing too exciting happened I just remembered how blessed I am not to be in a YSA branch on my mission. 

So here is the story.. We were out knocking doors and we knock this one door and a guy answers and we start talking to him. Well, all the sudden his roommate comes home and he stands at the door and starts listening as well. So far so good right?  Well, this guy was very good looking and it didn't help that he was all dressed up in a suit. Let's just say I made the mistake of letting my eyes check him out and when I went back to look him in the eye he was staring right at me.. Sometimes I am not he smartest! Haha anyways by this point I tune back into the lesson and I realize that the missionaries I am with have no clue what they are talking about and so I have to take over and turn the lesson back to the restoration. So then I tell the first vision and talk about the Book of Mormon and by the end I invite them to read the Book of Mormon and ask if we can come back. Well of course the one boy I got caught checking out said yes and smiles at me.. Haha awkward!!! But hey, sometimes you just have to flirt to convert! Haha I did those sisters a favor, I got them a return appointment and a new investigator. Now let's just hope he was actually interested in the message! Haha 

Story number 3 happened on Thursday. So on Thursday Sister McGregor got to go to the temple because she has reached her half way mark on her mission! Mine is next month and I can't wait!!! Anyways, with her going to the temple this meant that I had to be in another trio for the day. I went with the sisters from second ward. It was an okay day.  The best part happened when we were doing golden hour and just knocking doors. So we knocked on this lady's door and she comes outside and she is like 85. Well we tell her that we are sharing a message about Jesus Christ. She then tells us she knows all about Jesus Christ because she is a minister. She then starts to tell us that she has died before and has been resurrected. Haha. She got very into her story and as she told it she would grab Sister T and shake her shoulders! Haha.  Sister T just went along with it and it was the best. She told us the same story like 10 times. I am basically crying because I am holding back from laughing my head off... Haha her story was basically that she died and saw heaven and then she saw the Virgin Mary and said Hail Mary. She then had to tell us that she is not Catholic but said that anyways. She then said she saw Jesus and he took her by the arm and took her to hell. He then told her that her life on earth was not finished that she needed to go back and tell everyone what she saw and help them know that heaven is real and is beautiful! She repeated this story for about 20 minutes when I asked if we could share a video of Jesus Christ with her. The whole time the video was playing she kept saying, "That is Jesus. I've seen him and he looks just like that." Haha by the end we tell her we need to go and she tells us to never forget how beautiful heaven is. She then gave us all a hug and a kiss and said "I'll see you in heaven." Haha what a sweetheart!

On Saturday we had a lesson with our investigator named Ron. It was a good lesson! He is so golden!! I can't remember if I told you about Ron or not so I will tell you again. So, Ron.. We actually met him while contacting his daughter. She was a referral from the Spanish elders. So Ron is just outside so we are talking to him as well and he tells us he has heard of the Book of Mormon before and that he actually had a copy of it! He said that when he was little his grandpa had a copy of it and told him stories out of it. Well we invited Ron and his daughter to read 3 Nephi 11. When we came back next he had read it and his daughter had read some of it. At this next appointment we invited him to start at the beginning and start reading. We also invited him to our Book of Mormon class on Wednesday nights. So he has come to Book of Mormon class twice now and he has read 1 Nephi three times, 2 Nephi twice and has read like half way through Mosiah!! He is on fire!! He wants to turn his life around and do the things God wants him to do and he loves reading the Book of Mormon. He says when he reads the Book of Mormon he just has a clear mind and peace come to him!! Like I said he is golden! He believes everything in the Book of Mormon and loves seeing how it relates to the Bible. So our lesson we had on Saturday with him was really good! When he came to church on Sunday the talks were basically the same things we talked about at his lesson on Saturday! It was awesome! He loved church and said he will be there next week! We are planning to invite him to baptism this week! So keep Ron in your prayers! He needs to be baptized!!!

On Saturday night we went out to dinner with the Tompkins as our last little farewell with Sister McGregor. We went to Outback Steakhouse and then went back to their house and had a treat with their boys. It was such a good night! I love their family!!!

That is basically all that we have been doing. We still have lots of people here in Ocala who are ready to be baptized! Hopefully this next transfer we will see many miracles and baptisms!

I'm so excited to be training. I do feel a little inadequate but I had a blessing yesterday and after that I know that I am ready for this and I know that the Lord knows what he is doing calling me to train this new missionary. I won't know who she is until Wednesday afternoon. I have to drive down to Jacksonville on Wednesday for a training and I will be there from 9:30 until like 2. I will then get my new little companion and head back home to Ocala!

I hope y'all have a wonderful week! Keep me in your prayers because I'm going to need it! I miss you all and can't wait to hear from all of you!

Love you!
Sister Webb

P.S Just so y'all know I am still serving here in Ocala so all your letters can still come to the same address. Here it is just in case you forgot it:   2707 SW 33rd ave apt #503 Ocala Florida 34474.


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