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

Monday, June 26, 2017

muu

Welp this week was pretty good as usual. We are already in the 6th week which means that there are already cambios. This transfer has passed by very fast. I was hoping to see a few baptisms and more progress with the investigatores, but without all that it's still been a very good learning experience, and I think in these last few cambios I've learned more than I have in my whole mission. I've come to better know my Savior and the Atonement.
A lot of the times in the mission, a lot of missionaries ask themselves "why is it so hard, why don't the people progress more quickly, why can't we find more people to teach, why do they reject us, why do the members not want to help us?" and a lot of other stuff. Elder Holland gives this advice, that salvation is not a cheap experience. How could we ever receive any lasting and meaningful testimony of the atonement without having experienced a little suffering and a little of the pain that he felt? Christ's whole life was filled with disappointments, rejection, and sad experiences. The only perfect life this world has ever had and will have was filled with imperfect situations, and experiences. It gives me strength and comfort to know that if it was never easy for him, then why should it be easy for me? But thankfully Jesus Christ already paid that price, and is always there to help us and lift us up in our moments of affliction, and through Christ I can do all things. I hope everyone has a great week
Love Elder Webb
I'm gonna hold off on the pictures, these computers just want to rob my sweet action shots

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I never know what to title this

Howdy y'all
You know, this week was pretty normal. On Tuesday we had intercambios with the zone leaders, it was pretty intense. Both of them came to our area to spend the day and night. I went with Elder De la Cruz who goes home this transfer, and my companion went with Elder Mirón who is 27 years old. Of course, following tradition that night we ordered pizza. But the bad news is that mexican pizza causes a lot of gases, so you can imagine what happened after that. Needless to say I didn't sleep very well.
That day we had the district meeting which was great as always heh heh....Thursday was correlación misional. Sadly brother Eric didn't show up so the hermanas invited us to tacos. You know now that I'm thinking about it we ate a lot of tacos and pizza this week. On Wednesday we had a home evening with a family in our ward and they cooked us pizza. Then the hermano told us about how he was Juan el bautista en su mision. He said he bautized 800,000 people in his mission, whatever hermano. After that i told him that in mexico 99.3% of the people here are catholics er something like that, and then I told him that after my time here in guadalup only 99.2% of Mexico will be catholic heh heh heh. Things are going well here in Gaadalupe. When I showed up there was nothing, literally nothing. We've been able to find some new people who are willing to learn so that's been good. Elder Villegas has changed a lot too, he is now waking up at 6:30 every day heh heh, so that's good too. I'm gonna send some pictures I hope the computer doesn't rob my pictures again
Love Elder Webb
ok that didn't work to computer robbed my pictures again.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stake Conference

Howdy y'all-
This week was pretty exciting. Let's see what did we do... I think the high light from this week was the Stake Conference. The 70 came to visit and told us that years ago he served in Zacatecas in the Guadalupe ward, rut roh. I always like the conferences, because even here in Zacatecas where the church isn't organized very good, and where there's a lot of new converts, you can always feel the spirit, and it's another testimony that the leaders of the church are called by revelation and are inspired by God. You know if you think about all the leaders from Christ's church when he was on the earth, all of the original 12 apóstoles were recent converts that had less than 3 years as members. It must have been a mess in those Stake Conferences, but the Lord calls and prepares, and magnifies his leaders.
I really liked one talk that talked about our faith. The hermana shared that her 5 year old always prayed when he lost something and he always found it right after his prayer. She said her other daughter one time lost a pair of shoes in a huge city, but she said her prayer so she could find her shoe, and while she was praying her mom said a prayer that her daughter wouldn't lose her faith if they didn't find the shoe. But right after the prayer they found the shoe. I think a lot of the time we doubt the Lord in the little things and we second guess what's going to happen. We should always trust in the will and plan of God, that in his own time and in his own way our prayers will always be answered.
We also had interviews with presidente. Presidente's wife "interviewed" me instead of Presidente about my study journal, and I ain't gonna lie it was pretty weird. Today was an exciting P-day we ate Little Ceasars in a park, niiice. Welp I hope everyone has a fantastic week. The last time I sent a picture the computer deleted all my pictures from May so i'm gonna hold off with the action shots for a bit,
love-
Elder Webb

Monday, June 5, 2017

Welp

Welp, the time is far spent, but I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm still alive and that I read all ur letters. We went skating and then the zone leaders showed up and took up the time, womp. But this weeks been pretty good. The work is advancing and it's already June, zoinks. I hope everyone has a good week, good luck with the (tonsils and) teeth Kendall and pa
Love elder Webb