Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Howdy Friends

Howdy friends,
Welp it's been another busy and exciting week. We had interviews with Presidente and finally after like 8 months I had an interview with him, and not his wife, Sister Hernandez. When I walked into the room, he said Elder Webb it's so good to talk to you again.. in person! So that was genial . Govanni and his family made it out to church, and if everything goes well he should be baptized this Saturday, the family Solis is also progressing well, but the parents still have to get married so we'll see what happens, also in these last weeks Luz, and Perla have made it to church too. I feel like to Lord has magnified our efforts, and have been blessed to see a lot of progress.
Today for P-day we played Monopoly with Elder Smith (from the CCM). And it was super rigged, I'm pretty sure the dice were broken because the whole time I landed on 1 property that wasn't already bought, but some how I came in 4th place out of 6. Anyways as school is starting and all that I have a thought. I think a lot of the time the youth and those going back to school get caught up in being cool, and fitting in. A lot of kids waste their time in activities that could be better spent doing something else, and some get confused and even lose their way. I would just like to invite everyone to be an example of the believers, and to stand in holy places. The world gets more sketchy every day, but Christ has said, 'fear not, for I have over come the world'. This week I noticed something interesting here in Zacatecas, this week a bunch of people put up a bunch of invitations on every single light post with a very inappropriate picture. I was surprised to see that only a few days later the inappropriate part had been torn off of almost every invitation, and was glad to know that there are a lot of people that have high standards and a belief in Christ.
I hope we can be a little more Christlike, lets be a little kinder, lets serve a little more, I know that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He should be the center of our lives, please make it happen, and have a wonderful week.
Love Elder Webb

Monday, August 21, 2017

what eclipse?

Ya I'm pretty sure brother Da Luna lied to us, or Mexico got confused or something, because at 12 there was no eclipse to be seen, what a rip off. But at least this was a good week. Geovanni didn't make it out to church, so we'll have to postpone his baptism. We haven't actually seen him in this week, they said they had to leave so I don't really happened there.
But the good news is that the whole Soliz family made it out to church. Before only the parents were coming, but now all 4 of em made it out, plus another lady, boo yah. The area is really coming along. When I first got here it was by far the worst area in Zacatecas, but now it's the most productive. We don't have a ton of investigators, but the ones we have are progressing muy bien.
Well I can't think of anything else to say so I'm gonna put this here:
In the quiet misty morning
When the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing
And the sky is clear and red,
When the summer's ceased its gleaming
When the corn is past its prime,
When adventure's lost its meaning -
I'll be homeward bound in time
Bind me not to the pasture
Chain me not to the plow
Set me free to find my calling
And I'll return to you somehow
If you find it's me you're missing
If you're hoping I'll return,
To your thoughts I'll soon be listening,
And in the road I'll stop and turn
Then the wind will set me racing
As my journey nears its end
And the path I'll be retracing
When I'm homeward bound again.
:) Everyone always says the second year passes by faster and it's true. I don't want you to think that I've been thinking about going home and all that, because I haven't. I hope to be able to serve the Lord with all I have.
I hope everyone has a great week, besitos-
Love Elder Webb
El poderoso Baquiax is back in my zone

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Si yo fuera una hermana, este sería mi ultimo cambio

Howdy yall,
Well another transfer has gone by. Today we had cambios, or better said we didn't have cambios haha. Me and elder Adrian will be here in Guadalupe for another cambio. boo yah. The good news is that it's very likely that we are going to have a baptism in this transfer. Govanni didn't make it out this week to church, but is still committed to the 26th of august, also that Soliz Family is making good progress, and there's some other new people coming out of the nowhere. And who knows maybe we'll baptize my companion again too, haha just kidding.
You know when I started my mission it was like I have to baptize people for me, so that I can be cool and all that. But now it's not anything like that, I've come to love the people here in Mexico. Everything is for them now, I want them to receive all of the promised blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to be able to return to the presence of God. When I started loving the people, I think I started to see all the joy that comes from sharing the Gospel, even if they don't accept our message or change, it doesn't even matter because I love them, and the Lord does too.
I was thinking a little about this the other week, everything God does is because he loves us. If he didn't love us I'm pretty sure his life would be pretty boring, and he'd never feel the joy that comes from seeing us progress. And even when we don't "progress" he still loves us and he's still going to do everything possible to help us.
Oops, anyways, returning back to the week we also had an exciting ward mission activity, when I first showed up here the first activity that we had, had a whopping attendance of 12 people. And this time like 50 people made it out. We did a rally, which was pretty much like field day that they have in elementary school at the end of the year, it was pretty intense. Also I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm becoming a soccer master, here in Zacatecas they play soccer almost every week, so watch out! All my other skills have gone out the window, but that's ok. Anywho I hope everyone has a great week, I love and pray for you everyday
Love Elder Webb
I'd put a picture here, but we had to go to the ciber that always eats my pictures.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Howdy pardners,
This week was pretty good, as usual. We had like 4 meetings so that was pretty intense, every time that Presidente comes to town, there's always a bunch of meetings. If you were wondering how my Spanish is coming along, I finally learned how to do the "rr", after years of practice it finally came out. I made a ground breaking discovery that I needed to move my tonge (lengua ?) more. That was like the last important thing that I needed to learn, so nice, I guess you could say I'm a spanish master, haha just kidding.
So anyways right now Elder Adrian and I are teaching a bunch of people, but the most potentes are the family Soliz, and the family Garcia (Geovanni's family). They've both been progressing very well, and I was glad to see that they both made it out to church this week. Going to church is so important for the investigators.  If they never make it to church they'll never advance, Geovanni is preparing to be baptized on the 26th, and the one family needs to get married, so we'll see what happens.
Later, on Wednesday we had an exciting meeting with Presidente, I feel like since Presidente Hernandez has been here the mission has changed a lot. Every meeting that we have with him we can feel that he's received revelation so that we can make necessary changes that will help to work move along faster. I'm glad for the leaders we have in the church that receive revelation from God and help us see the things that we can't see or perhaps have forgotten.
So here's a fun thought, this week I was learning about light and truth, and I think a lot of times in the church we think "you know, why do I have to keep these little commandments if there's really no noticeable consequence?" For example a lot missionaries think if I don't get up at 6:30 and go to bed at 10:30 nothing's going to happen. But what we don't see is when we don't keep the commandments we loose light, we loose spiritual energy or power. And when we keep the commandments we receive more light and as we obtain more light we come to know more truth, and we are more receptive to receive and understand the truth from God. Not just my opinions or thoughts, but the truth as it has always been and will be. So the next time your going to do something that maybe doesn't have a big consequence think about this. If you don't do what's right your going to loose spiritual power, and if you do whats right you'll be a spiritual monster, and you will come to know the truth of all things by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Welp I hope everyone has a great week.
Love-Elder Webb

The first epistole of Elder Webb to the Guadalupenses

Chapter 1
Guadalupe is filled with wickedness but luckily for the the power of the Lord came upon them,
and Elder Webb eats pizza, and hardly has anytime to write
1 And it came to pass that of the 4th P-day of the 11th cambio (I think) of the reign of Elder Webb over the people of Mexico, the Elders from the Zacatecas played soccer.
2 But behold the shedding of blood and tears of the pueblo of Zacatecas was indeed great between the wicked ones, because Elder Webb scored at least 100 goals, or at least 2.
3 And on the morrow, one of the most intense district meetings was given unto the wicked hermanas from Guadalupe 1 and my companion, behold they did learn how to use their time wisely, and invite others to attend church.
4 Never the less it was in vain because of the hardness of their hearts.
5 And it came to pass that while Elder Webb was ministering to the sick and casting out a load of demons, the Elders in Guadalupe had been teaching the Soliz Family of their wicked tradicions, and foolish ways.
6 It came to pass that they came to church on Sunday.
7 And the whole meeting was about tithing.
8 But it's ok, because the Spirit of the Lord was felt, and his glory was shone round about them.
9 Wherefore my beloved brethren from the states, I say unto ye, repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of God is at hand.
10 And it saddens me that ye may dwindle in unbelief because of your wicked ways.
11 Now behold my brethren the Lord has forbid me to write more, asi que, too da loo
12 love elder Webb