Our phone got stolen in the market on Monday.
District Meeting on Tuesday was an adventure because we were locked out of the church because the guard had the day off due to the fact that it was a national holiday (the Queen Mother's birthday?) and we, being Vietnamese, were clueless, so we ended up having district meeting at the mission home. Lately, our discussions have been about teaching the commandments, and this week it was the Word of Wisdom. We talk about the commandment as we teach it to investigators and then we talk about the "higher law" as it pertains to missionary life. So Anh ca Sang was telling us about how we aren't allowed to eat fried spiders (crickets are okay, just not tarantulas apparently; however, when eating crickets, taking off the legs is recommended so you don't cut your face...according to my district leader; I'm not sure if he's actually tried it but maybe so, it is fried after all...). Chi Huong looked at me slightly horrified and said, "Oh no, we just bought some yesterday!" I couldn't imagine what she was talking about because I know where to find fried crickets but not spiders so I was certain we had not bought any. Seeing I was puzzled, my companion tried to remind me, "You know, the Five Spices!" She was talking about a spice mix she likes and had found and purchased on p-day. Five spices, fried spiders...they sound kind of similar if English isn't your native language.
The mission is awesome! We lack an oven, but that's okay because Sister Moon just out-of-the-blue walked up to me today and asked if I would like to come bake something in the mission home on p-day two weeks from today. I was elated. Two weeks from now a lot of people will be getting surprise muffins.