One other funny story from this week. So last night the Samoan ward had a triple baptism. We had an investigator, Tyler come to it. I met him on the street and we had a little mini lesson. He came to a church tour the next day but he was super high so he left early. Since then we've texted him and invited him to a few things. Anyway, he came to the baptism last night. So did President and Sister Choi. It was really awkward because Tyler was asking some really weird questions to me... uncomfortable questions. Like I was terrified he was going to try and ask me on a date. Anyway, after the baptism we were in front of the church and we were saying a prayer. President and Sister Choi walked out in the middle of our prayer. And then Tyler went in for the hug! Ah!!!! I've had some creepy people try and hug me on my mission.... but not in front of my mission president! Sister Dobbins was like: Oh, we just shake hands. It was so awkward. I'm just destined to have forever awkward situations. It's fine.
Oh, and one more story. Fourth of July in the Heights (my apartment complex.) Well no one there speaks English anyway, but it was quite the adventure. Sister Dobbins and I did a lot of praying and no sleeping because everyone was lighting off fireworks. But no one used their brains. The buildings are all really close to each other. There was this group of teenagers who were lighting aerial fireworks on the ground between two buildings and a big tree. They'd light it and then yell and run away as fast as they could. It was so dangerous and stupid. It got so bad that we called the police. Anyway, about fifteen or twenty minutes later we see this huge group of teenagers running around the corner swearing and yelling, "Police, police!" Then they started hiding in the bushes next to our complex. It seriously felt like something out of a movie scene. So the bad news is we didn't get any sleep that night. It was so loud. The good news is that we didn't burn to death in our beds.
Sister Veronica White