Monday, August 22, 2016

Agua Fria

Howdy y'all,
I came to the sad realization this week the at the end of this month I will have 5 months here, 5, that's 4 numbers after 1. It's hard to believe. Pretty much all the missionaries I know here in the mission are ending their missions, my companion received his itenerery, huh, that's not spelled right, his travel information. Everyone says it goes by fast and it's true.
Anyway into the highlights of this week. On Tuesday we had companion exchanges er something like that I don't remember what it's called and I had the opportunity to do it with Elder Ascencios here in my area. It was pretty fun, Elder ascencios has 2 weeks here in the mission and like a year as a member... he is a great missionary. I remember when I had 2 weeks, not pretty. I dunno I feel like I was able to help him a little more... I told him what helped me a lot is to focus on the needs of the investigators and the impressions that come from the Holy Ghost, and to act on them. The next morning during our personal studies, he was reading chapter 4, how to recognize the Spirit, nice. Also I don't know if I've said this before, but in the mornings when we shower we have this little iron thingy to heat up the water, and then we dump the water on our heads, it's pretty miserable, but what's even more miserable, is that our little iron thingy broke this week on Monday, so this week it's been pure fresh to def water. Needless to say I don't think I've showered very good this week, and there's a small chance that I'm a little dirty. Oh well.
On Sunday I taught about the millenium in the gospel principles class (it was the first time I taught the whole lesson too) it was a pretty good lesson, I think. The millenium is pretty cool, 1000 years of peace and happiness when Christ shall reign personally on the earth. I think it's interesting these are the last days, and what's even more interesting is that after 1000 years of that Satan will have a little time to gather together his armies for the last battle, and he shall be shamefully smitten, with an embarrassing loss (like the Utah Jazz) and will be cast out forever with his followers. And I really like that because as we all know God is going to win, satan is going to lose, but it's our decision which team we join. As everyone is starting school and work and all the hububalo, just remember the team that your on. Put the Lord before everything else, and everything else will be provided. Have a great week!
Love Elder Webb

Buenas Noches

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Por Fin Jaun C.

Hola all,
Well another great week in the mission. So finally after years of work er well a few months Juan C was finally baptized! Once again before the baptism everything was a complete mess. On Friday Juan C had his interview with the zone leaders which he passed but on the way back to our house at like well, the middle of the picking night the bishop called us and the next day Juan C had to be interviewed again at 1 before his baptism, which he passed again. Then we were going to fill up the font but we  left the keys to the boiler in the house, so we went back to the house got the keys and started to fill up the font but the water smelled like hard boiled eggs, so we drained the font and cleaned it out again, and the relief society president dumped this bottle of clorox into the font, and then after that everyone showed up like an hour late, but that's normal. Also all the speakers bailed on us, but that's normal too. But the baptismal service and the baptism itself were really nice.
I remember the first week I arrived in Zacatecas we were supposed to baptize Juan C but it didn't happen, but thanks to the Lord and because of the hard work of Juan C he was finally able to be baptized. I think one of the most satisfying and rewarding parts of serving a mission is when the people change their lives and especially when someone is baptized. Right now I pretty much have the desire to baptize everyone in the world. The rest of the week was pretty good too, it's been a little hard to find new people or just to find people because everyone is starting school this week or next and are getting back from their vacations and all that.
Also on Wednesday we ate this "chinese food" for lunch, I'll admit it was pretty good, but afterwards I was thinking, man I could really go for some Golden Valley(in AZ) right about now, that's where it's at. I could also really go for  temple right about now too, that's where it's at! Oh well in 20 months or so.
Anyways this morning I was reading a scripture in doctrine and covenants 88: 63, it says (mas o menos) "draw near unto to me, and I will draw near unto you." And I really like this scripture, because it's true if we come unto Christ, he will come to us. That's one of the great messages of the gospel of Jesus Christ, if we are actively seeking him he will seek us and take us higher then we can imagine. Everything is easier said then done, but the gospel is so simple, when we do our part the Lord will always do his. I hope everyone is having a great week and that everyone enjoys the last days of summer!
love- Elder Webb

Monday, August 8, 2016

Los Paquetes

Hola yall
How's it going? Well this was a pretty exciting week. Anyways turns out Elder Garcia is actually from Capulka o algo así... and we had a pretty good first week together, I think it was the most successful week I've had in my mission. He has 22 months in the mission and is a little tired but still wants to work hard and that's all that matters.
This week there was this festival shin dig thingy of like 30 different countries in the area de las hermanas, and pretty much everyone in our area headed over to the area of the sisters or were in their last week of their vacations, so it was a little hard to find people, but that nonsense is over, so hopefully we will be able to have even more success this week. Also sorry if everything is spelled wrong, I'm looking at these words and they kind of looks right so that's good I guess. I feel like my tongue is in the being loosed process, there are moments when everything comes flying out of my mouth and everything flows good, but then like 10 seconds later I have no idea what to stay or it's hard to talk and I have to think a bunch. That was pretty much the story of this week, the week before I felt pretty good, but this week I dunno it was a struggle, and also this week I pretty much taught the majority of all the lessons, so I guess that would probably account for more studdering. Oh well one of these days it's supposed to come together, I've decided to focus less on worrying about spanish and more on how I can become a better missionary.
Oh ya and good news mom, on Friday we had our zone meeting where we receive the packages, and the zone leaders finally came through for me, I received dos one yellow bad thingy and a box, thanks mom :). Also that same day some clown decided to give me their number on the bus. We were riding back from the lunch and these 2 girls asked to use my pencil, I said si after like 10 minutes of snickering they handed me my pencil with this note nonsense attached, don't worry I promptly deposited it into the garbage.
Anyways I have a scripture for you guys Alma 38:5 and where it says
Shiblon put your name there instead of his. I hope everyone is having a great summer,
I love and miss you all -
Elder Webb


Hola y'all-
Well I guess I start with the exciting news, I've been promoted to assistant body guard to the president's dog!!! Nah just kidding. We had cambios er transfers this morning. Elder Arroyo got the boot and will be heading to san luis potosi to finish the last 6 weeks of his mission. He was super sad yesterday when he found out because he wanted to finish here, but the Lord always knows where we need to be. And as for me, I am still here in Zacatecas with Elder Garcia, he's a little short dude from mexico city er around there, and he has 3 months left in his mission, also he will be our new district leader, and he seems like a great missionary and it looks like we are going to be working hard this transfer, nice! Also yesterday I finished my training so that means will will be leaving the casa at 11:00 instead of 12:00, boo yah! I aint about to lie here, it's a little scary to be directing the area and all that, but at the same time it's exciting and I'm looking forward to it. I guess I feel pretty confident, but there are still a lot of things that I'm not that good at, oh well that's ok.
It's pretty weird today I have 4 months and 2 days since that last day I was lounging around on the couch. That's like a fifth of my mission, which is ridiculous. In other exciting news, we had a pretty good week this week as usual. JuanCarlos is supposed to be baptized this Saturday, he's supposed to call us tonight or tomorow and let us know if his dad was able to sign the papers or not. Esperamos que si.
The other day I was reading this 2 articles in the Liahona, one of the was about applying what we learn into out lives and the other was about our attitude. And I think these are 2 important points we should have in our lives. A lot of our investigators like to read the book of mormon but they never do anything with it, they never apply it. And really this is a crucial point, we can read all we want but it we never use what we learn it serves us nothing. Then we have a lot of investigators that have a bad attitude. They are always looking at all the bad things that happen in their lives, and can never see that good, this is another crucial point, really we can control how we see things, everyone knows that at some point something bad is going to happen to them, but that we do with it and how we see it can change everything. The Lord is all around us, the sad, poor. hunger stricken, depressed people of Mexico have an abundance of blessings, and for y'all in Utah reading this on your ipad 7 plus with laser vision 3d printing well, you guys are loaded. The Lord really loves you and wants your success and happiness, and he wants you to share what you have learned and what you have with those in need. I hope everyone has a great week
Elder Webb