Monday, July 25, 2016

Pizza, man

Hola y'all,
This has been a pretty good week as usual. Also sorry for the boring and short letters, we haven't had much time on Mondays, including today. Anyway this week is the last week of the 12 semanas, woo hoo, and the last week of my second transfer is the mission, zoinks. On Saturday I think I will have 4 months in my mission which is pretty weird. I know I've said this like 100 times but I feel like I've been here for 4 years or 4 weeks I don't know what"s going on. One thing that doesn't work right in the mission is time- there is never enough of it and it always goes by fast slowly. I dunno man.
The weather is pretty hot here, by my estimations I would say it's between 80 and 90 most days, it usually rains for a little bit too. With these ridicilious hats that we wear my head is always on fire, along with my pits...but that's a different story.
Anyway the other day we were talking with JuanCarlos who originally had a baptismal date For well the 27th of May due to the fact that he's 17 and his parents/grandparents (it's complicated he lives with his grandparents but his parents are still in charge or whatever) wouldn't allow it. So we had to delay it for a bit and slowly all of the members of his family have changed their minds, and yesterday the last weak link, his dad, said he could be baptized, so he wants to be baptized this week or next which is awesome. JuanCarlos is a great kid. He went to what would be efy here with the youth this week. The rest of our other investagators are doing good too. Juan and his wife Maria (the drunk guy) were at the church again which would make 4 consecutive times for Juan. It's pretty crazy, because he contacted us in the street, he's a great dude too.
The food is still pretty good here, except for the fact that I'm always dieing of famishment. I think we ate pizza like 5 times this week. We were at this family home evening with one of the familias in our ward and at the end they pulled out these mystery pizzas, I don't know why but all the mexicanos like to eat their pizza with a bunch of stuff on it, I prefer good old cheese but anyway they pulled out these two pizzas with these massive mushrooms on them, I can eat most things but I can't do mushrooms. But anyways they pulled out that and the first slice went down pretty good, but the second had this massive mushroom on it, nasty, I went in for the bite and the hermana was watching me (I think she was suspicious that I didn't like it, which I guess would be true) luckily her grandaughter started to cry (she knew I was suffering) in which moment I quickly spit the mushroom onto the ground. Thanks to my heroics I am still alive. Anyway I hope everyone has a great week
 Elder Webb

Monday, July 18, 2016

Heroic Directing

Howdy all,
This was a good week. We had intercambios again on Thursday, I directed the area again and I was with Elder Froisland from the great city of.... oh man I forgot but the Gywnns live there too. He has like 5 weeks left in his mission and was pretty good. And gracias to my heroic directing skills we had 9 lessons that day, woo. The next day Friday we had our zone meeting and once again the packages were a no show. But it was pretty good, the zone leaders shared the new president's vision. And his vision is that he wants to have a temple here in the mission, it was pretty cool and I think a pretty good goal. Other then that he hasn't changed anything except that the hermanas are supposed to shave their legs everyday or something.
Things are going good here. On Sunday 5 investigators showed up to church, which is awesome because one of the requirements to be baptized is that the investigators have to attend church 5 times, one has like 20 and will be baptized the 20th of august (Juancarlos) I had a lengthly chat with him yesterday in spanish.. I was pretty impressed with my self, one has 3 times (another Juan and his wife) and one has 2 times (Macrina and her son) Things are going pretty good here, I hope everyone has a great week, the church is true, the book is blue, plus Jesus is a mormon too.
Love Elder webb

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Real Quick

Well I don't have much time but this was a pretty good week. On Wednesday we had our first exciting meeting with the new president, he seems like he knows what he's doing and will be a great president. On Friday we had companion exchanges Elder Sanchez came to our area, apparently we are going to have companion exchanges again this because my companion is the district leader we have to do it with the zone leaders and the other elders in our district and apparently I'm going to stay here again, nice.
Friday was also my birthday I kind of forgot and we didn't do anything, on Sunday we had a cake with one of the families whos mom has the same birthdate as me. And today we went to the mine here in zacatecas, it was pretty exciting but it was more of a mesuem underground of a bunch of rocks from different countries. I hope everyone has a great week
Love Elder Webb

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Howdy pardners,
Well this is going to be an exciting week, we have 2 of my favorite holidays, the 4th of July and my birthday.. er. Anyways this was a pretty good week. We are starting to have a little more success than before, and I'm pretty well adjusted to the mission action now. As of now all of the Elders are required to wear hats now (ridiculous) and all the hermanas have to wear pants. And sunglasses are optional, I think. Pretty much the only difference is that now we look like a bunch of J-Dubbs and my head is always sweaty. Other then that not much is new.
The other day we spreading the good word and this guy came up to us... I'm pretty sure he was drunk.. and asked us a bunch of stuff about the church and for directions and all that. I didn't really think much of it, but 5 days later he showed up to Church, nice. On the 30th the new president and his wife and 4 kids arrived, we have a meeting with them on Wednesday. I don't really know what's going to happen but they are probably going to change everything, but that's good, I'm always up for a change. If you don't change anything you'll always have the same results, and as consequence of that our zone meeting has been changed to 15th, which means the possibility of receiving packages will not happen until then, que triste.
I've also discovered another delicacy in Mexican cuisine. Oh ya, it's like a roll with some sugar and cream or something on top, I had like 6 this week, it's pretty good. Other then that not much is new, right now it's super hot here one day it rains a ton and then the next day it's super hot and humid, but it's all good.
Anyway, President Gordon B. Hinkley once said "first get on your knees and pray, and then get on your feet and work" er something like that I don't remember very good. This is true, we should always consult with the Lord in all that we do, and if we want him to answer us we have to put in our part. A lot of investigators here say they cant receive an answer to their prayers, and then we ask them if they've read the Book of Mormon and they say no, and then we tell them that oft times the answer is in the book, the same thing is true with repentance, God is always willing to forgive us, the price has already been paid, but we have to do our part, we have to repent and do all we can to obey his commandments. And in life in general, if we never do anything it's impossible for the Lord to help us. Welp have a great week!
Elder Webb

Hna Garay, Hna Claspell, Elder Froisland, Elder Arroyo, me, Elder Rojas

2 J-Dubbs were spotted spreading apostasy everywhere