Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10 Big'ns

This week was pretty intense. Let me think about what we did. Oh ya, so this week was pretty intense. I don't know how, but I was only in my area for like 3 days. I guess I'll give y'all the day by day, play by play.
Monday was another exciting p-day. The house here in Calvillo is new so it does need much cleaning. So while elder Asencios was taking a nap, I cleaned up his stuff, heh heh. Then we watched the movie about President Monson "On the Lord's Errand" which I've seen about 10 times, but it's still awesome. After that we went to check out all the fine eats here in Calvillo. Then we visited some people.
Tuesday was another exciting district meeting day. Everything went pretty good. The ap's didn't show up, so it was a little better. And after that, due to the long travel distance, from Cloinas to Calvillo and due to the fact that we had another meeting the following day, we had exchanges with the ap's. I headed out with the poderoso Elder Staley from the great city of Idaho Falls. He's a pretty great missionary.
Wednesday, we had the super exciting world wide broadcast with Elder Oaks, Elder Bednar, and Elder Anderson, and a few other people. It was pretty exciting. They changed up the schedule a little bit, basically they gave the missionaries the flexibility to choose when they want to schedule. We still haven't put the new schedule in practice, but Presidente is going to give us a new schedule this coming Friday. They also changed the key indicators.
On Thursday and Friday, I had exchanges with the all mighty zone leader Elder Foster from the great city of Kanab, so I headed on over to their area in Trojes. It was pretty good; we had pretty good success and we also found this magic pizza place that was delicious.
On Saturday and Sunday I was back in Calvillo and we were able to go to work. All in all, this week was pretty busy, but also very good.
Last week I shared a thought about faith but at the end I said by our fruits we shall receive the everlasting fruit, and I dunno that's kind of not true. Everything is made possible thanks to Jesus Christ. He payed the price so we can be free, but he didn't eliminate our responsibility to repent and do the right thing, I'm very thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that he is the way and by the power of his saving grace we may be saved, I hope everyone has a fantastic week.
Love Elder Webb <3

Monday, January 23, 2017


Imagine your back in West Virginia, but suddenly you're speaking Spanish, and everyone is Mexican. Welcome to Calvillo! Zacatecas was normalville, EspaƱita was cholo landia, and here is hillbilly wonderland. Awesome! Everyone here has their little pick up and is wearing a cowboy hat at all times. A few of our investigatores went huntin' and we weren't able to teach them. Calvillo is like a little farm town that's 1 hour from Aguascalientes. So that means we are the only missionaries out here, and pretty much the only members too,.. its a branch and the branch president doesn't even live here, he lives in Aguascalientes. When I showed up my companion (who's been here for 2 transfers) said that there's 6 members. Apparently there like 8 or 9 but 3 don't go. This Sunday there were like 20 people, a bunch of investigators showed up, it was awesome! Ya so that's pretty much it, Elder Asencios my new companion is from Lima Peru. He was actually in my district in Zacatecas and if you might recall I had exchanges with him when he had 2 weeks in the mission, and I had like 4. Now we've gotten all big he has like 6 months and I have like 10, chin! He's a pretty good elder, and I'm happy that we're together. Yep, so there's all the juicy deets, I know there's a bunch of stuff missing, but, well, tough luck.
Anyways after I arrived here the next day we had the exciting district meeting. It was kind of mess and I didn't have any time to prepare anything, but the ap's helped me out and it all turned out fine. Tomorrow's round 2. Also this week we have an exciting meeting with the whole world, sources say that the Prophet and 12 Apostles are going to change the mission schedule and some other exciting deets. According to los chismosos they're going to change the daily planning from the night to the morning, and apparently they're going to change the study hour and stuff like that, but who knows. It should be pretty exciting.
This week I was thinking a little bit about faith and a little bit about the conversion process and I found this great scripture, "...and because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all sweet, and which is white above all white, yea, and pure above all that is pure, and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, nither shall ye thirst" Alma 32:42, I like that it says by your diligence, patience, and faith, ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, that ye may be filled. The conversion is a process of a life time, and by our fruits, we shall receive the everlasting fruit. I hope everyone has a great week
Love Elder Webb

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hello friends,
This was a pretty action packed week. I'll probably forget all the deets, but I'll try my best. Let's see, so this week started out pretty normal. On Sunday one of the hermanas gave us a referencia, who is actually her brother, so we headed over on Monday to visit him. This guy is literally an investigator of gold. After the first lesson, he asked how long it takes for someone to get baptized. Nobody asks that, so we quickly set a baptismal date. On Wednesday we went back to visit him, and discovered that he's a detective, and runs around Mexico doing awesome kung fu stuff and saving the day. He showed us all of his weapons and what not that he uses, he whipped out his ak47 and a bunch of other stuff. Pretty much one of the best investigatores that I've met.
After that we were pretty much preparing michell for her baptism and confirmation, I ain't gonna lie, I was a little worried that it wasn't gonna happen. But happily this Saturday and Sunday everything went perfectly. One of my favorite parts of the mission is when people enter into the gate through baptism. There's always an awesome spirit, and I feel satisfied on my part. Yep so michell was baptized on Saturday by the bishop and later I did the confirmation. boo yah.
After that the whole mission exploded. Presidente went nuts with the transfers this cambio. Pretty much everyone in my old district had transfers. Both me and my companion got changed from our area. My companion got transfered with Elder Pazmino (another elder from my district) to Tobasco, and I got transferred to an area called Calvillo in Aguascalientes. Ya, so now in my district it's the AP's, the Sister Training leaders, my old companion Elder hernandez and Elder Pazmino, my new companion, Elder Ascencios (who was in my district in Zacatecas) and the lowly district leader of this mess Elder Webb. The area is pretty cool, I've been here for like 3 hours but it seems like it's going to be great. It's in Aguascalientes and it's like an hour from the city. It's a little town with a lot of Catholics that will soon be Mormons.
Anyway, so thats all the exciting news, I hope everyone has a fantastic week.
Love- Elder Webb
Oh ya, Michell is the sister of Jesus, the recente convert, and there's the Bishop

Everyone but Elder Saquic got the boot
La Hermena Rocio, Elder Hernandez, Jesus, Michell, mystery baby, yours truly

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


1 And it came to pass that in the last month of the 8th year of the reign of Obama, Elder Webb decided to write a letter like his fellow missionary in Gringolandia.
2 Verily verily I say unto thee, that this week was fairly normal, with the end of New Years and all the boozebusters, things turned back to normal.
3 Thus Elder Webb and Elder Hernandez were able to find all their investigators and invite them to repent after their sinful actions.
4 And thus we see that because of their grand success during the week, their future prospect for baptism, Michell came to church. But behold I say unto you it was not easy, but after 7 nights of gospel related games, she did indeed accept a baptismal date for the 14th of January.
5 And it came to pass that Elder Webb said "Boo yah"
6 But Behold I say unto you that Elder Webb is a little nervous about the baptism, due to future transfers at the end of this week, and all the sketchy things that happen in the mission.
7 But nevertheless, "be not afraid for on the morrow the Lord shall give the aid" said Elder Webb in his head.
8 And it came to pass that the last Friday, the Benito Juarez zone had their very exciting zone meeting, thus Elder Webb recieved 2 packages from Grandma Webb and the Gwynn's
9 And it came to pass that Elder Webb said: Gracias, muchas gracias.
10 And afterwards a declaracion was spread throughout all the land, here ye, here ye, y'all are invited to play soccer, Monday at 10, and thus Elder Webb came with great haste delivering a brutal loss to Elder Moguel and his lowly district, heh heh heh.
11 And now I would exhort you with all the energy of my heart, to serve the Lord with all your hearts, might, mind and strength, that ye may be lifted up in the last days.
12 And thus, Elder Webb was rebuked by the Lord for sharing part of the sealed portion from the gold plates with his friends and family.  Wherefore I conclude my epistle unto y'all, behold I am Elder Webb son of Layne and Brenda. Amen.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Feliz Navidad and 2017

Zoinks, it's already 2017. When the 7 turns to an 8 I'm gonna start getting worried. I remember back in the good old days in 2016 when a wee little old missionary Elder Webb was starting his mission service. Now he has 9 months and the sisters from his generation are half way through. I have to say the last year was pretty good...
And the last week too. The Mexicanos are kind of nuts when it comes the festivities. Lemme just tell you New Years eve was crazy. On the 31st of December, all the missionaries had to return home at 6, or have a member take them how at 9 if they were invited to a shin dig, Luckly for us the Hermana Rosa invited all the missionaries in our district over for a shin dig. It was pretty intense. Elder Garay (featured in last weeks letter(also known as big foot)) ate like 12 tacos, I had 4. Then after that we headed on home, and by that time all the cholos had shown up and all the fiestas were in full swing (perdon my English, that's probably not right but it sounded good to me)
I don't know about you but I like to start off the year right, so I headed to bed, at exactly 12. I'm pretty sure Mexico exploded, and the worst part is that there was a fiesta directly behind our house with the music cranked up all the way. They played music until 9am the next day. Needless to say I didn't sleep very good. The next day we headed to church and it was a mess. There was a ton of garbage in the streets, garbage everywhere in the whole area, drunk dudes everywhere, and a bunch of people that started the year off the wrong way. At church 2 investigators showed up-Jesus who has 18 years and is fighting with a drug addiction and his wife (and their baby). We are fighting for a baptism for the last day of the transfer the 14th with Michell.
I hope everyone has a great week, and that everyone has a wonderful new year. I know that if we follow the gospel, repent of our sins, and do the things that we know we should, we'll have a great year.
Love Elder Webb