Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hola Amigos

Hola Amigos,
You know I ain't about to lie, this week was pretty boring. We had like 4 meetings this week because Presidente is trying to get everything in ship shape for the arrival of President Hernandez. So pretty much we didn't have any time. I just wanna work man, none of this meeting nonsense. In the 7 weeks that I've been here that's pretty much been the story of my mission, there's never enough time to do anything because someone is always having a yap fest.
Speaking of yap fests, in out exciting district meeting we now have 2 other elders and a new hermana, like new new. And it's the first person that I've meet in Mexico that I speak better Spanish than. Nice, looks like el don de languas is kicking in. Anyways this week was pretty good, I guess. We now have a whopping 6 investigators with baptismal dates, boo yah. The other day we were strolling the streets when this guy came up to us who I guess was an investigator like 2 years ago and invited us to teach him, so of course we went and taught him and the fam also, and they were all super interested and all of this. And then we have Veronica Puch, and Esperanza Cruz.
This week was pretty normal, the only weird thing I saw this week was a 3 or 4 year old with a mustache while we were on the bus. Anyway, the other day I was reading in Helaman and I found this scripture about trials, and for me I had always understood that we have trials so the Lord can strengthen us and make us better people, which is true, but this scripture in Helaman 12:3 says (if you wanna see how good my Spanish is read it in English because I only have my Spanish scriptures) "And now we see that except the Lord doth punish his people with many afflictions, yea, except that he doth visit them with death and with terror, and with hunger and with all manner of pestilence, they will not remember him." I had never really thought of that before, you know, why do nations starve, why do we have terrible wars, why are there so many problems in the world. And like this scripture says it's because if we don't have these things, we will not remember him. And it's true we can see it so clearly in the Book of Mormon, when the people begin to become unrighteous, the Lord sends them a war, or a famine, or the picking Gadianton robbers, and during their afflictions they realize it's hard and they can't do it alone, and they remember the Lord and begin to be righteous again. Which leads me to another thought, obviously for every action there's a consequence and for every mistake of sin there is a punishment, and as we can see here in the Book of Mormon our consequences or punishments are secretly disguised as consequences or punishments but are actually blessings. Everything God does is because he loves us, he wants us to be happy and when we follow him we can experience true, real happiness in this life and in the life to come. Anyways I hope everyone has a great week.


Elder Webb

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Monday, June 20, 2016


Hey yall,

Mom- happy birthday (I wore black for the special occasion :) ) and Pa happy Pa's day, also sorry I didn't write much last week, I don't really remember what happened but we didn't have any time. Anywho, it's hard to believe but today is the 1st day of my 2nd transfer. And guess what, I'm not a scripture wizard, I haven't mastered the art of Spanish, and I haven't transformed into a Latino yet. But I have mastered the chip quesadilla, genius! I would probably rate my first transfer a solid 7 out of 10, ya anyways 2 weeks ago we had an exciting zone conference with presidente and the assistants, it was pretty good, for part of the conference we talked about the new dress standards or whatever. I don't know if it's a rule of what, but now the Hermanas have to/can wear pants and elders y hermanas can wear hats and sunglasses. nice. I dunno, for me it's kind of ridicilious, it's a bunch of teenagers walking around in suits with their sunglasses and like a fadora, Austin Walker can pull it off, but the rest of us aren't on the same level of swag.
Also I guess that was the last meeting we will have with Presidente Villarrel because on the 30th I think, Presidente Hernandez will take charge and Presidente Villarrel will bounce out. Apparently we are supposed to have a bunch of changes, yesterday like all of the zone was changed, and I'm sure when the new President comes we will have a bunch of changes again. In other exciting news, after the meeting with the president, Elder Harnandez one of the assistants went on splits I guess with me and elder arroyo, he was really good, and knows what he's doing. Then next day I had companion exchanges with the almighty zone leader Elder Maybe, he was pretty good too, and I headed off to Mineros with him for a day. As a new missionary it was awesome to go with them and I was able to learn a lot, After that everything went back to normal.
Our investigadores are doing pretty good, we have 3 ready for baptism, Veronica Puch, Esperanza Cruz, and JuanCarlos. Also Gabina who was just baptized is doing awesome, and everytime we go to visit her she always tells us how great shes doing, and the change that she's had in her life. Nice!
Anyways I had a thought yesterday, during our prayer we are always asking for stuff, we always want things different, and we always want new stuff, well at least for me I dunno about you guys. I'm always praying for the gift of tongues. Anyway, I think it's important that we recognize that the Lord has a plan for us, he know what best, and I think one of the purposes of prayer is so we can know the will of God for us, not so we can ask that the will of God will be changed for us. I dunno life is always a lot better when we know where we are going, and when we follow God's plan it might not be easy but we can always find peace and happiness in our lives.
We went to visit a recent convert the a few days ago who has a bunch of problems, and she decided it would be a good idea to start taking marajuana, womp, womp, womp, she told us the she prayed and asked the Lord if it would be ok, We asked her what her answer was and she said she didn't know, we then proceeded to tell her that it was most certainly not. Anyways choose the right, and have a great week.

Elder Webb

Also check out these awesome pictures

This is familia Castillo and some other people on Hermana Arevalo's (in pink) last day in the mission (yesterday)

Oh ya, mad skills

Friday, June 17, 2016

Busy Week

We had a busy week this week. We had a meeting with the president and the zone, then we had splits kind of with the assistants to the president, then the next day we had intercambios, I don't remember what it's called in english, but it was good. Also this is the last week for presidente and my last week in my first cambio. Pretty exciting.
We met with the bishop this week because we don't have a mission leader or ward counsel :(, and after we were trying to rally all the members to get more involved in the work, It's true anyone can share, and anyone can be a missionary. Anyways I don't have any time but I hope you have a great week.

Love Elder Webb

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Hola todos,

Man I'm getting fat out here, this week the members decided to be in a giving mood. Yesterday we had like this 20 course meal for lunch, then we went to visit an older hermana and she gave us all these cakes and goodies, and then on the way out she handed us her trick-or-treat bag or something, it ain't even halloween. I'm pretty sure when we left the people in the street thought we were going from door to door collecting candy er something. And then the next person we went to visit gave us ice cream, and then after that someone gave us dinner. If that ain't success, I don't know what is. the food here is pretty good too, the other day me and my companion discovered a new delicasy, apparently it's called Dorinachos, which it Doritos+a bunch of other stuff, like corn, salsa, lettuce, some squishy white thing. I've also invented the newest meal in Mexican cuisine, the chip quesadilla, genius! Half the time I have no idea what i'm eating here, plus the meals are all wack here they have breakfast in the morning, then lunch is at like 3 and it's the biggest meal of the day, then half the time they don't even have dinner, oh ya and the lunch is like 7 hours long. That's the worst part of the day for me, don't get me wrong I like eating and all, but I got things to do, people to see, and the worst part is I'm always done in like 10 minutes. Also I've come to realize that everything in the United states is a rip off, something that is like 3 dollars there is like 9 pesos here which is like 75 cents.

Anyways ,we had a pretty good week this week. The first 2 days were kind of slow, we went out in the boonies to try and find this lady, but no one was home. That's the worst when we walk super far and are super sweaty and tired only to find nothing. The other days were good though, on Friday we had our exciting zone meeting, which basically means we sit on the bus for the same amount of time as the meeting. It was good though, and I said the closing prayer, represent. It was also sad though because I had no mail :(. Then on Saturday was the exciting baptism, boo yah! We went over in the afternoon to prepare the font and set up all the chairs and everything, but it just turned into a mess. Like 20 minutes before the baptism was supposed to start we discovered that we did not have a baptism suit for Gabina, so we called some other missionaries and when we arrived to pick it up it was in the washing machine, clowns, so it was super wet and all soapy. Then we got back and it was like 10 minutes after and nobody was there (typical) including the bishop, so we called him and he had forgotten the there was a baptism, and that he was the person preforming the baptism. Ya but the baptismal service itself was really nice, and it was a
wesome. It's just a great feeling and the Spirit was really strong. Just when you see someone come out of the water clean again, on the path to eternal life it's great. Welp I'm out of time, I hope everyone has a great week.
Elder Webb