Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Si yo fuera una hermana, este sería mi ultimo cambio

Howdy yall,
Well another transfer has gone by. Today we had cambios, or better said we didn't have cambios haha. Me and elder Adrian will be here in Guadalupe for another cambio. boo yah. The good news is that it's very likely that we are going to have a baptism in this transfer. Govanni didn't make it out this week to church, but is still committed to the 26th of august, also that Soliz Family is making good progress, and there's some other new people coming out of the nowhere. And who knows maybe we'll baptize my companion again too, haha just kidding.
You know when I started my mission it was like I have to baptize people for me, so that I can be cool and all that. But now it's not anything like that, I've come to love the people here in Mexico. Everything is for them now, I want them to receive all of the promised blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to be able to return to the presence of God. When I started loving the people, I think I started to see all the joy that comes from sharing the Gospel, even if they don't accept our message or change, it doesn't even matter because I love them, and the Lord does too.
I was thinking a little about this the other week, everything God does is because he loves us. If he didn't love us I'm pretty sure his life would be pretty boring, and he'd never feel the joy that comes from seeing us progress. And even when we don't "progress" he still loves us and he's still going to do everything possible to help us.
Oops, anyways, returning back to the week we also had an exciting ward mission activity, when I first showed up here the first activity that we had, had a whopping attendance of 12 people. And this time like 50 people made it out. We did a rally, which was pretty much like field day that they have in elementary school at the end of the year, it was pretty intense. Also I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm becoming a soccer master, here in Zacatecas they play soccer almost every week, so watch out! All my other skills have gone out the window, but that's ok. Anywho I hope everyone has a great week, I love and pray for you everyday
Love Elder Webb
I'd put a picture here, but we had to go to the ciber that always eats my pictures.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"rr"

Howdy pardners,
This week was pretty good, as usual. We had like 4 meetings so that was pretty intense, every time that Presidente comes to town, there's always a bunch of meetings. If you were wondering how my Spanish is coming along, I finally learned how to do the "rr", after years of practice it finally came out. I made a ground breaking discovery that I needed to move my tonge (lengua ?) more. That was like the last important thing that I needed to learn, so nice, I guess you could say I'm a spanish master, haha just kidding.
So anyways right now Elder Adrian and I are teaching a bunch of people, but the most potentes are the family Soliz, and the family Garcia (Geovanni's family). They've both been progressing very well, and I was glad to see that they both made it out to church this week. Going to church is so important for the investigators.  If they never make it to church they'll never advance, Geovanni is preparing to be baptized on the 26th, and the one family needs to get married, so we'll see what happens.
Later, on Wednesday we had an exciting meeting with Presidente, I feel like since Presidente Hernandez has been here the mission has changed a lot. Every meeting that we have with him we can feel that he's received revelation so that we can make necessary changes that will help to work move along faster. I'm glad for the leaders we have in the church that receive revelation from God and help us see the things that we can't see or perhaps have forgotten.
So here's a fun thought, this week I was learning about light and truth, and I think a lot of times in the church we think "you know, why do I have to keep these little commandments if there's really no noticeable consequence?" For example a lot missionaries think if I don't get up at 6:30 and go to bed at 10:30 nothing's going to happen. But what we don't see is when we don't keep the commandments we loose light, we loose spiritual energy or power. And when we keep the commandments we receive more light and as we obtain more light we come to know more truth, and we are more receptive to receive and understand the truth from God. Not just my opinions or thoughts, but the truth as it has always been and will be. So the next time your going to do something that maybe doesn't have a big consequence think about this. If you don't do what's right your going to loose spiritual power, and if you do whats right you'll be a spiritual monster, and you will come to know the truth of all things by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Welp I hope everyone has a great week.
Love-Elder Webb


The first epistole of Elder Webb to the Guadalupenses

Chapter 1
Guadalupe is filled with wickedness but luckily for the the power of the Lord came upon them,
and Elder Webb eats pizza, and hardly has anytime to write
1 And it came to pass that of the 4th P-day of the 11th cambio (I think) of the reign of Elder Webb over the people of Mexico, the Elders from the Zacatecas played soccer.
2 But behold the shedding of blood and tears of the pueblo of Zacatecas was indeed great between the wicked ones, because Elder Webb scored at least 100 goals, or at least 2.
3 And on the morrow, one of the most intense district meetings was given unto the wicked hermanas from Guadalupe 1 and my companion, behold they did learn how to use their time wisely, and invite others to attend church.
4 Never the less it was in vain because of the hardness of their hearts.
5 And it came to pass that while Elder Webb was ministering to the sick and casting out a load of demons, the Elders in Guadalupe had been teaching the Soliz Family of their wicked tradicions, and foolish ways.
6 It came to pass that they came to church on Sunday.
7 And the whole meeting was about tithing.
8 But it's ok, because the Spirit of the Lord was felt, and his glory was shone round about them.
9 Wherefore my beloved brethren from the states, I say unto ye, repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of God is at hand.
10 And it saddens me that ye may dwindle in unbelief because of your wicked ways.
11 Now behold my brethren the Lord has forbid me to write more, asi que, too da loo
12 love elder Webb


Monday, July 24, 2017

Welp, I hope y'all like the photos last week

Welp I hope y'all like the photos last week, because this week there won't be any. Now I have time to write but I forgot my camera at home, whoops. Anywho lets see what happened. I feel like in these last few months I've been stuck in the middle of the thunder storm. Everything just hasn't worked, but in these last few weeks I feel like the sunshine is coming out again. That's the good news, after every storm the sun always comes out. All the people that we've been visiting are starting to progress, all the menos activos that we've been teaching have come out of the woodworks too and are coming to church.
This week we found this family of less actives that hadn't come to church and haven't had any contact with the church in more then 6 years. So we invited them to the church thinking that in maybe in another 6 years they would come, but they came. I felt like the Grinch: they came, they came without presents, they came without tinsel.. haha. Later we learned that their son has never been baptized. After church we went to visit them and we asked the son what he liked about church and he said he liked the talk about covenants and that he wanted to get baptized. We're hoping for the 12 of Agosto but we'll see what happens. Also this day I had been fasting so that we could find someone who wanted to receive the gospel in their lives.
Let's see what else, my companion is a great guy, he's has a lot of charity. At night when I'm hungry, I'm just sitting there and the a few tacos magically pop in front of my mouth. I don't remember if I've already said this but he has been out here for 6 months, and I'm his third companion. I kinda like being with new missionaries. I feel like I've been able to help my last few companions become better people and better missionaries. This week I also had exchanges with Elder Smith from the ccm. It was good to see him and catch up on all the exciting stuff that's happened in the mission. It's was weird to think the 16 months later we would have exchanges.Welp I hope everyone is having a great summer. In all the hustle and bustle don't forget the Lord.
Love Elder Webb

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

No sé qué poner aquí

I realized I've only been sending these emails to the fam, but I hope everything is there on my sweet blog. Check it out...Anyway this week is pretty exciting. When I woke up in the morning I had something really important to tell you all, or so I thought, but now I can't remember, oh well.
If I didn't tell y'all the last week, my new companion is Elder Adrian from Puebla, Mexico. He has 6 months but tells everyone that he has 7. He's a pretty good Elder. According to him he's been a member his whole life but was always inactive and so according to him he's only been a member for a year. He's a hard worker so that's what counts.
We had a great week too. We found this awesome family the Soliz Cuña family and they are super prepared. Actually we found out that the dad was baptized when he was 12 but then he fell off that wagon. We also found another hermana that's super goo. She told us she had seen a documentary about the church a few weeks ago and wanted to learn more. We are also teaching a young man named Guillermo, and one investigator named Juan Carlos came to church this Sunday so boo yah. There are a lot of good things ahead for this area. I have to say the work has progressed quite a bit in these past few weeks. We also had "interviews" again this week, I had interviews with the president's wife again and I have to say it's just not the same. Presidente is puro amor and brings the Spirit with him everywhere he goes.
Sé que el Señor vive y que el Señor les ama a cada uno de ustedes, tengo un testimonio de esta gran obra que estamos haciendo, la Iglesia es verdadera y el Señor esta llevando a cabo su obra por medio de nosotros, que tengan una excelente semana!
Love- Elder Webb
Sorry for the lack of pictures, the computer has been deleting my pictures but next week we are going to go to a different ciber.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

quack, quack

Ohh say can you see, by the dawn's early light... happy 8th of July everyone, best day of the year! I like remembering the independence of our great nation.. and it came to pass that Elder Webb conquered those darn Englanders and set all the americaners free.. er, that's what I learned in history class.
Anyways this week was super busy. I'm pretty sure we had like 7 meetings. On Monday was the P-Day meeting, on Tuesday was the leadership meeting with Presidente and the asistentes, on Wednesday was the conferencia de zona meeting, on Thursday was the weekly planning meeting and the ward correlacion meeting, on Friday was implementacion meeting on Saturday was the baptismal service meeting, and on Sunday was the sacrament meeting. Pretty much we didn't have any time, but all the meetings were very good. It's always good when presidente comes to town, the meetings are always inspired and help us receive revelation and be better missionaries.
The sisters in our district also had a baptism this week. In Calvillo I never did  baptismal interviews because we lived in the boonies and the zone leaders always did it, so this was my first interview, and I have to say it was a pretty spiritual experience. I could feel that the Lord was satisfied with the hermana's decision and was consoling her that it was the right decision. The best thing about serving a mission is to see people who have changed their lives and are ready, and make covenants with God. Oh ya then on Sunday found out about the transfers. Elder Villegas headed off to San Luis Potosí, and my new companion is Elder Adrian from Puebla, Mexico, and he has 6 months in the mission. I would send some exciting action shots but this thing always robs my pictures. Next week we're gonna go to a better ciber and I'll send some pictures. I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the summer.
Love-Elder Webb