Monday, April 24, 2017

Ya es Navidad

Happy Christmas y'all. The other day we headed on over to the local pharmacy to pay the electric bill. We entered from the 320 degree weather and it was as cool as the pool in the pharmacy, and a lovely Mexican rendition of Jingle Bells was playing. I thought Santy Claus was going to show up but I'm pretty sure he got delayed. Man it's been so hot lately, I'm pretty sure every time we go out my arm hairs start sizziling.
Anywho this was a pretty good week. El poderoso Elder Baquiax (bah-key-aggh) had a birthday this week; he turned 19. And luckily on Saturday we had an exciting activity in the branch. It was for kids day er something like that. There was a piñata but only like 3 kids showed up, so we ate the cake instead for Elder Baquiax's birthday. And we're gonna save the piñata for the Mothers day activity hehe. Speaking of Mothers day, we have a phone call coming up ooh. They haven't told us anything yet, but it should be here in 2 er 3 weeks.
Anywho back to what I was on Friday we found Brother Jaime a less active member all bummed out because he was broke, and out of gas (or so he thought) and he had to move some stuff from his brothe'rs house, so we helped him push his car for about a mile, and he realized that he still had gas but his battery was dead. So we flagged some dude down to help us jump his car, and then we helped brother Jamie to move all his garbage er stuff from his brothers house. Pretty much it was a mess, but I learned an important lesson, Brother Jamie just wanted one peso so he could buy himself a taco and some gas. He had completely forgotten the Lord, and was only looking for the worldly solution. He had put his trust in the arm of man instead of the power of God, and is still stuck in the same situation. How many times do we look for a quick fix or a short cut to solve a short term problem that at the end of the day won't matter? Brother Jamie was moving all of his stuff because his brother came to town and he thought he was going to steal his stuff. When we finished tying all his garbage to his van, his son came and said "why are you doing all this...your brother already left." So the moral of the story is that the Lord is always looking after us. He has a better plan prepared, and we just need to wait a little bit, and follow the will of the Lord, I hope everyone has a fantastic week.
Love Elder Webb
Aw man I forgot to take some action shots this week. Next week, next week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No hay descanso por los inicuos

Welp, another great week here in Calvillo. The only bad part was on Monday when we went to cut our hair. The lady totally butchered everything, but I have faith that my hair will grow back.
Here in Mexico I've been learning all kinds of Mexican cuisine to cook for y'all here in a few years. This week I learned a delish tortilla dish, with salsa, yum. Everything's pretty much the same here, tortillas, a lil bean, a lil rice, a lil salsa, delish. I don't know what the deal is here in Calvillo, but the food here makes me sick. Luckily I've been on the mend, and this was my first week here without any special trips to the bathroom. so that's always a good sign.
This week was la semana santa here in Mexico. Their Easter celebration is the whole week. It starts 2 Sundays ago and ended this Sunday. Sunday, Saturday, and Friday are especially big days. Here in Calvillo there was a reenactment of the death of Jesucristo, a carooke competition, misa (mass), a shin dig in the town square. Although we didn't go to any of this it sounded pretty exciting, but it was another reminder to me of how quick the children of man are to forget the Lord their God. Every booz buster came out of the woodwork this week and it was a mess. It's weird how the devil takes something so special like the resurrection and life of Jesus Christ and turns it into a sin fest.
With all this mess everyone was also on what would be their spring break, so as far as investigatores, all of em bounced out. Last week, the Church was pretty barren, and I had the same fears this week, that nobody was going to show up. I remember before we left to go to church I said a pray asking for "una buena asistencia" or good attendance, and I prayed specifically that at least 2 investigadores could show up. When we got there of course no one was there, about 15 people showed up when they meeting started and only one investigator, and I felt a little disapointed. So I said another prayer or 3, and after the Sacrament about 10 more people showed up and a few more investigatores. 26 people came which is the record here in Calvillo. It was an answer to my prayers and another testimony that the Lord really does care. Then after that I gave an awesome talk about la Santa Cena. I feel blessed to be here and thanks y'all for you prayers, I hope everyone has an magnificent week.
Lots of Love-
Elder Webb
The chosen district (the ap's are missing and 2 extra sisters that got the boot from their district are there too, only 2 Americanos, puro poder)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Hmm, how r y'all doing? Oh, I'm doing good too. This week was pretty good too, although I don't remember too many of the deets. Every transfer is 6 weeks, and yesterday I thought it was week 3, and then they announced los cambios. Don't worry I'm still here in Calvillo with Elder Baquiax. Anywho lets see...
After an exciting P-day we moved on to Tuesday, when we had the always exciting district meeting boo yah. It was pretty good if I do say so myself. Then we headed back to Calvillo after our 4 day trip to Aguascalientes.
After that was Wednesday. Oh ya, now I'm remembering what happened. After the district meeting we had intercambios er divisions with los elderes in Tabascito. It was pretty good. I stayed here in Calvillo and Elder Lopez came here with me. Elder lopez is a pretty good elder, he goes home this transfer.
Then afterward on Thursday it was a normal day. We visited a few investigatores. Right now we are teaching hermana Paoula, hermana Lucia, hermano Salvador, hermano Gustavo, hermano Juan and Jonathan, and others. They're all doing pretty good. Right now no one wants to accept a baptismal date, but they are doing their part, and will soon receive an answer.
Friday and Saturday were pretty normal too. We found a few new people to teach, I've really seen lately how the Lord prepares people to teach. The other day we found an hermana named Mari. The day before her nephew told us we could pass by so we passed by, and she told us she wanted to come to church and wanted a religion, and was excited to go to church. But then she slept in late, so we'll wait for her the next Sunday.
Then Sunday was pretty good too. Not too many showed up, but then I remembered what President Uchtdorf said in the conference "sed de buen animo y no temáis mi pequeño rebaño" be of good cheer and do not fear my little flock, er something like that. In the church we are the little flock and especially in Calvillo. But where there are 2 or 3 congregated in the name of the Lord, the Lord will be with it. Welp I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
love-Elder Webb

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Like zoinks scoobs lets bust out of here

Well, I was going to write an awesome letter about all the exciting stuff and things I've learned this first year out here in Mexico but the we got back late and now there's no time. Right now we are in Aguas with the zone leaders and the assistentes (that's spelled wrong). We went to Costco for the food for the month.
Ya but anyways things are going good here, This week we didn't do much because Tuesday was the district meeting (boo yah). Wednesday and Thursday, there was a special meeting with Presidente and Saturday and Sunday was the General conference, so we were only in Calvillo for like 2 days. I really liked the general conference (I need to read the talks again because I learned so much that I already forgot everything) I liked a talk from Elder Utchdorf (I think) that talked about a lot of things, but he said that when the Lord calls us he magnifies us in our callings. I feel that has been especially true with me in this last year, I remember when I showed up, a little zit infested kid, with no social skills, little to no knowledge, and perhaps less prepared then he thought he was. There have been many instances when I've felt that the solution through my abilities was impossible, and it was. The Lord knows everything and has the solution to everything. I've learned how to trust in the Lord and how to try to follow his will, and it ain't easy. The only ways to have success in the Lord's work is with the Lord's help.
I feel very grateful for the things I've learned. The testimony we recieve like Moroni teaches in Ether always comes after the trial of our faith. The Lord never lets us down, he always keeps his promises. When we don't recieve a blessing from the Lord it's because we didn't do out part. Welp have a great week, I'd invite y'all to share the gospel in whatever form possible.
love Elder Webb