Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This week has been pretty quick I feel like I just barley had P-day, oh wait. It's pretty crazy I only have 12 days left here, then I bounce out. I have one more pday next wednesday then I'm off to the real world the next Monday the 9th, and I'm pretty sure we take a bus at like 2 am. I can't wait to get out of here, but at the same time it's kind of scary. I feel like I'm ready but I know I'm not, I dunno. Anyways, this week has been good, my Spanish is coming along, I'm learning a lot and it's all good in the hood (literally). On Saturday we had TRC again this week and I still had no idea what the guy was saying, but it was definently better. Sundays are weird here, there's only like 2 hours of church it's weird, then there's usually a meeting with someone from the MTC presidency and then we watch an old devotional, and then we watch some church movie, this week we watched the testaments, I aint about to lie I shed a few tears at the end. Then on Monday we got a "new investigator" except this time we just taught to other missionaries in our district, and they teach us, so that means I got the opportunity to be an investigator, heh heh heh. They let us chose who we wanted to be so me and Elder Smith got paired up to be investigators and we settled on catholic priests. Now that I think about it we should have gone with J dub missionaries, but whatever. It's pretty fun being investigators, I decided it would probably be a good idea to get all of my bible bashing out while I'm still in the MTC er CCM. On Tuesday we had the opportunity to watch a devotional live from Provo, it was good Elder Oaks spoke, he talked about how we can be better missionaries. And then today I got a fresh new line up. Those are all the highlights besides all my spikes during volleyball at gym. I don't know why but I've been thinking a lot about pioneers and my ancestors recently, there's a lot of people here at the CCM who are first generation missionaries or who are the first members in their families, I have a lot of respect for them, it takes a lot of courage to do something like this without the support. And then I think about pioneers who first settled and founded the Church. Those people were insane, I guess I'm just grateful for the people who came before me and paved the way for me so I can do this. There's nothing better then being on the Lord's side, there's nothing better then doing His work. I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Elder Webb

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Hola todos,
Sorry for not writing Wednesday, they switched our P Day to Friday because we had to get some visa stuff done. We got to check out Mexico City again, it´s a super cool city, I got some awesome action shots, my mission is gonna be awesome, but I wouldn´t mind serving here too. Ya so I´ve been here for over 3 weeks now so apparently I'm a senior missionary here, woo hoo. It's pretty much the same deal every day, except now we have 2 "investigators", we also had TRC on Saturday which is where someone who doesn´t work at the MTC come in a volunteer to be taught. It was awful, the guy we had was like 17 and in High School and spoke crazy fast with some mystery accent, it was like Mexican Chinese and he was already a member and everything, so we basically threw our lesson plan out the window and just talked to him about about reading the scriptures and praying. But we had a great lesson yesterday and committed our investigator to basically everything. Haza! Also for one of our lessons we were outside teaching underneath a palm tree and some ridiculous parrot decided it would be a good idea to use me as the bathroom, twice! Speaking of twice... I think the rainy season is starting here, on Tuesday it was raining like crazy so me and my district were just standing outside underneath like the overhang or whatever checking out the rain and what not when all of the sudden KABWAMOOH like 20 feet away a light post got struck and the top exploded, I´ve never seen anything so powerful it was so loud and so bright it was nuts. Then on Wednesday, the next day, I was just sitting in class reading my book, becoming a Spanish master when BOOM another lamp post like 50 feet away got stuck. I got pretty wet those two days, I would have used my umbrella but I decided it would be a better idea to not carry around a lightning rod. We had one of those funny moments where someone mixes up the words in spanish, so one of the heamanas was blessing the fish for dinner and she said por favor bendice nuestro pecado, well fish in spanish as I'm sure everyone knows is pescado, pecado in spanish is sin, so she said please bless our sin, it was funny. Anyways, A man once asked Jesus, "Which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus replied: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." It sounds like everyone has had a great week, and I hope everyone will have another great week this week.
Elder Webb

Monday, April 18, 2016

Elder Webb's MTC address is:

Mexico Aguascalientes Mission
Mexico Missionary Training Center
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico City, Distrito Federal

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hola familia y amigos,
Another exciting week at the MTC, it feels weird that I've only been here for 2 weeks. The days are getting shorter too, which is good, well actually we still have 16 hour days but whatever. Anyways, we finished our first "investigator" on like Friday or something who actually turned out to be one of our teachers and we committed him to baptism, so 1 for 1. It's kind of weird teaching someone who you already know is a member of the church, but at least it's good practice. I feel like my Spanish is coming along pretty good too, I'd say I can understand like 75% of what the teachers are saying in class. But anywhere else it's like 25%. There's are these 2 people in my district who have had like 5 years of Spanish or something, and they are like basically fluent already, and I'm like what are you doing here, I think they might get bumped up to the 3 week program er whatever. I'm pretty sure I'll get bumped up too :). The Mexico MTC is pretty cool, I guess it's the 2nd largest MTC in the world they said it can hold like 1200 missionaries or something, and I think there are about 400 or so missionaries here right now, it's pretty big there's like 25 buildings and like 50 casa's and 1 dormitory, we are in a casa there's 5 rooms, 4 elders or sisters to a room. Everyday is pretty much the same, I have to wake up at 6 since we only have one shower and 4 of us have to use it, we go to breakfast at 7, have personal study time for an hour, language study for like 4 hours, lunch for like 45 minutes, language study again for an hour, gym time for an hour, tall which is like a computer program that helps you learn the language, but the computers are awful so it takes like half the time just for the computer to load, then we have some more study, dinner, sometimes we have an investigator, and then more study. then we are supposed to go back at 9:30 and be asleep at 10:30. A lot of people like to whine about the schedule a lot, but I think it's pretty fun. The food gets worse everyday, and every time they serve american food I get diariah. Also some fun facts about my mission Aguascalientes, me, Elder Jordan, and Elder Smith are going to Aguascalientes, we're like the only people in the MTC that are going there, apparently it's like a tourist attraction for Mexicans and it's super hot, also apparently the church is pretty strong there, I think it's mostly wards. Anyways that's about it, I hope everyone had a good week. If I don't reply sorry, there's like no time to write here, but I can still read your emails and I would still love to hear from you. Also, I don't know where I heard this but it's pretty good "you can give a man a fish and feed him for a meal, or you can teach a man to fish and feed him for  a lifetime". I would like to invite everyone to turn outward rather then inward when faced with challenges and difficulties, serve Him not yourself.
Elder Webb

Sunday, April 10, 2016

week 1

I don't even know where to start, I´'ve been here for a week now, but it feels like I've been here forever, and to be honest I can barley remember what happened the first few days. Also I forgot to bring my paper with everyones email on it, and I apologize in advance when I send you a crappy email cuz we have like no time to write and also I haven't figured out how to upload pictures. But it's been really good, my companinon is elder Christensen, he is from smithfield utah, and he's 21, so ya. Then there's elder Jordan and Elder Smith, and then theres sister clubb, coburn, curtis, and daughtery, who are in my district they're all cool. Aside from smelling like an outhouse, Mexico city is super cool there's like 30 million people that live here it's nuts. The MTC here is pretty nice we pulled up on the first day and there were 2 dudes with ak47s outside... I probably shouldn't say that, it's super safe here, the food is decent, yesterday they served ham sandwhiches for breakfast, i was like fir real what is this, it's either something weird like that or weird looking eggs for breakfast. But then they had pizza for dinner so I guess they made up for that. Honestly it hasn't been to bad here, everyone was like if u can survive until the first Sunday, then you can make it through anything. The first few days were long but not hard, also we had general conference, which we watched in english, so that probably made it a little easier. My favorite talk was from president utchdorf in the priesthood session. I feel like my spanish is pretty good for only being here for a week. I can bear a simple testimony, say a prayer, teach a simple lesson, and have a basic conversation with someone, along with some other stuff in Spanish. It's ridiculious how much people can learn here. I've also taken it upon myself to share some of the american slang with the latinos.. but in spanish like infermo (sick), legit which sounds like le-heat, it's halarious, they just stare and looked confused. We also had the opportunity to go the temple today, apparently it's the 4th largest temple, it was nice but it took like all day and now I have no time to write this email. Ya the pictures aren't worknig, but I hope everyone had a good week.
Love, Elder Webb

Monday, April 4, 2016


Hi mom, and everyone
This Spanish keyboard is wack. Anyways we just got here to the mtc or ccm, it´s pretty sweet. They wanted me to tell u that it´s safe here. The flight was good, a dude with a west virginia spanish accent came to pick us up, Mexico city is awesome. On the way to the mtc I saw a car that had a cardboard muffler, nice. Oh ya, my p day is on wednesday and I don{t know my companion but we have 8 people in our district. Anyways I hope everyone has good week, this was pretty much the best day of my mission!}
Love, Landon