Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Well, I never really thought this day would come! My last letter home. It's sobering, and very bittersweet. 

I cannot begin to describe how much I will miss the people here in Mexico and the work. I had no idea I had such capacity to love people!! I am excited to see you all though. My family is the greatest blessing that I have in this life. 

Mom, those plans sound fine, I'm sure I'll be feeling just fine, but I'll try to call you all from Houston if I get the chance. I love you all, and well.... see you tomorrow!

Elder Webb

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

August 13, 2015

Well howdy, Y'all!!

Man this week could not have gone by faster.... I'll jump right into it but let me first say that I had NO idea about the masters tournament. I think that at this point in my mission I've just forgotten about everything haha. Who won? Sounds like you guys had quite the time down in St. George. I've become good friends with an Elder here who is from Bloomington, right close to where grandma and grandpa have their condo. Just another hook up we can have down there :). I'm so happy that Cam FINALLY got his patriarchal blessing. If it was anything like my experience, I'm sure it was a life-changing experience.

Well, we had a lot going on this week! We had zone conference with president this week. All of the missionaries here in this city got together in the stake center and we had a really nice meeting. The Jordans are finishing up their missions this summer as well, you can tell that it's a little sobering for them too. It was a very spiritual meeting, President Jordan talked a lot about the Savior's grace. Between the zone conference and President Uchtdorf's talk about grace in general conference, which I loved by the way, I think I've gained a greater understanding of the Grace of the Savior. I've seen it countless times over my mission, and my testimony of Him and His grace will be the my best souvenir that I'll be taking home with me.

We have some pretty sweet investigators right now. I haven't talked much about him, but we're teaching an 18 year old kid named Fabian. He's such a stud, he started investigating the church before we were here, even though there weren't any missionaries here in the area. He's gained such a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and the church. Yesterday, he even brought one of his friend's with him, and now SHE has a great interest in the church. The only bad thing is that she doesn't live here in our area. It's pretty awesome to see. He's already starting to prepare himself to go on a mission. I've come to love him, and I'll be sending pictures this next week of his baptism!! Aside from him we were able to teach that one lady that I talked about last time. Her interest keeps on growing and growing. We talked a little bit about the "blessing" that she's waiting for, and immediately the parable of the pearl of great price came to my mind. I'm anxiously waiting and hoping for the day that she realizes that this is that pearl of great price.

I hope you all know how much I love you! Things are going well here, and I can feel your love and prayers each and every day. Talk to you all next week!

Elder Internet

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 6, 2015

Howdy everyone!

Man it sounds like you all had a good time watching conference, especially the part with the root beer floats and pizza for priesthood session! When I get home, we better go to the chapel to watch the priesthood session... I don't want to get rid of that tradition! But conference was great. I really enjoyed it, and I received many answers to the questions that I had. It was really weird to think that it was my last general conference in the mission. I think it's starting to actually hit me that I'm going home soon... It's gonna be tough I'll tell you that much. I have a great love for my mission.

This week was a good one! We started it off with a trip to the temple for my comp to get endowed. He was super excited, and it was a good experience for me to be his guide or whatever you call it. We had a great temple experience. The short time that we were here in our own area, we didn't get too much work done, but we did get a little bit. Right now it's basically spring break for everyone here. So NO ONE is around. like seriously! We did divisions, and Elder Tueller from Hawaii came here to my area with me. He's a stud and a good friend. We had a good time together, and found a couple of sweet investigators! 

My companion and I received a reference from other elders, so we went to contact her this week. We got there, and we were shouting for her to come out, but, even though it seemed like someone was home, no one was coming out. My companion, already a little distraught for the tough day we had had said, "Let's just get out of here, Elder, she obviously doesn't want to come out." I told him to wait just a minute, and that we would try a couple more times, and that she would come out. So we did, and she came out. She was really hesitant at first and looked like she didn't want anything from us, but she finally came out to where we were and started talking to us. She's a Catholic lady, but very spiritual. She said that she had kind of talked to missionaries before, but that it never turned into anything. We started talking about her family, and she told us that she's really struggling with her husband, and they're having some pretty big problems. She said that she's been praying and praying for help to know what to do, and that she felt that something big was waiting for her, something that she had been missing for a long time. I testified to that humble sister that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is exactly that missing piece, and the Spirit testified very strongly to all of us. We're excited to go back and teach her this week!
Thanks for all the love and support everyone. I love you all tremendously. Thank you for all the prayers, I can feel them and I know that Heavenly Father is blessing me.

"Hanging in there is not a principle of the Gospel."!

Elder Webb

March 30, 2015


Well Well well.... it seems like just one week ago that I was here at the computer writing you guys! haha. Well, things are going well! We did a lot of good work this week. Still trying to get a hang of things in the new area but we're getting there! This week was full of meeting a lot of new people, like members and stuff, and meeting new investigators, or old investigators that were listening to the missionaries before they took the missionaries out of this area. We have this one investigators here named Fabian. In the time that there were no missionaries here in the area, he started investigating the church because his girlfriend is a member, and he started receiving the missionary lessons from other Elders in one of the close wards. We got here, and he was basically already ready! We've got a baptismal date with him for the 16th of April. He's already planning on serving a mission after he has a year as a member! It's been a great blessing to teach him.

So, yes, Mom, I will be coming home the 8th of June. I just got all my travel plans today in my email actually. Wow, that was weird to see let me tell you. I'll be arriving in Salt Lake at approximately 4:37 p.m. on June 8th--e haha. The city that I'm in right now is a pretty big city, it's actually the capital of the state of Tamaulipas. So yeah they have a couple of hospitals here in the city, one that's in our area actually.

Sam's going to Arkansas? .......... that's way smooth.

We're getting really excited for General conference this weekend! Weird to think that it'll be my last general conference in the mission. But it'll be great! I'm sorry I didn't have tons to write today, but I'm doing good and doing all that I can to finish strong. I love this work, I love my Savior, and I wouldn't rather be anywhere else in the world right now. Love you all!!!

Elder Webb 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 23, 2015


Now that Mom isn't gonna start off her emails like that, someone has to right? 

Well well well.... here we are again! This week was a shorter one than usual with getting to our area late last week, but it was a good one! Elder Aviles and I are doing really good together... he's brand new, and he's still got a lot to learn, but he's a quick learner and reminds me a lot of when I trained Elder Delgado a little over a year ago. haha they are SO similar it's ridiculous... So that's why I think it wasn't a coincidence that I was paired with him. But we're doing great! We got lost a few times in our area this week, but I feel like we've pretty much learned it now. 

It is AMAZING to see how the Lord is hastening his work. There were no missionaries in this area for the last 4 and a half months, and the members were dying to get missionaries in the ward again. We show up, and everyone starts passing out references and they all want to accompany us to go and visit people and we already have a couple of baptisms lined up for the upcoming month or so! Haha I've really been enjoying myself because it seems like everything is just falling into our laps!! hahaha. Like, for example, on Saturday we had the idea to visit a few different people, like old investigators and less actives and stuff like that, but they ended up not being there, but almost at every house that we went to, someone else called out to us and wanted to talk to us. Neighbors, family members of neighbors, random people on the streets.... haha it seemed like everyone was contacting us. It was great... my companion was amazed and was like, "Wow, missionary work is so easy!" hahah... I'm sure we'll get a reality check here soon but for now, we're enjoying ourselves. :)

I'm feeling good healthwise... Haven't had any annoyances or anything. I've been feeling normal. I try to take it easy, like I don't do exercise in the mornings and stuff, and I'm not drinking any soda. So I've been feeling good. For what it's worth. 

I really wish I could send you all photos of me and my new companion, but I left my camera in the mission offices... so I've gotta wait a few days to be able to pick it up.

Make someone's day today! Be an answer to someone's prayer. Love you all dearly!!

Elder Webb

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 18, 2015


Every week that I open an email from Mom, that's the headline that I read, so I thought I'd make it a two way deal. Sounds like things are going well! I'm really glad to hear that! Cameron wrote me, and he was telling me how much he enjoys teaching the gospel and preparing himself for a misison. I thought, wow... I wonder how different my mission would have been if I could have learned to love mission prep. Haha I love love love my mission--don't get me wrong, but I think it could have made a difference for me. I'm proud of you, Cam. 

Mom, I'm feelin well. REALLY. haha I really haven't had any pain lately. I've been feeling good. My question is, what does the doctor over there think, because the doctor here that sent that diagnosis letter or whatever said that I would need some sort of surgery... did the doctor say that that surgery would be necessary? But don't worry about me mom... everything is going good and I will tell you if I start to feel bad.

I'm writing on Wednesday because we had transfers this week! They finally took me out of my last area. I absolutely loved that place, but I think that I was ready for a change. 6 months in one area for me was plenty. There were a lot of people that greatly influenced my life and I will forever be grateful to them. But now, I am training again. I'm training a Puerto Rican named Elder Aviles. He is a stud, and he speaks perfect English which is kinda fun! haha he loves to speak to me in English and not in Spanish. . I'm excited, he's excited... it's gonna be a good change. 

I can't believe this is going to be my last area. I hope to be able to make the most of it. Thank you for all the prayers and support. I love you guys with all my heart. 

Elder Webb

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 9, 2015


Ha wow--I can't believe that Sam is already home! Sooo nuts! He really doesn't look any different! But that's so awesome to hear that he did well in his homecoming. I'm looking forward to seeing him and catching up on old times! haha.

We really had a good week this week. I've grown to love the people from these two wards soo much over the time that I've been here. We've still got another week until transfers, but I'm gonna miss these people like crazy. I honestly think that one of the greatest blessings of my mission has been to make relationships with such special people like those that we serve. For me that includes investigators, members, non members, and other missionaries. To be able to share the joy of the gospel with those people is one of the greatest blessings of being a missionary. And like Sam said, being angels to them as they are to us.

About a week and a half ago, we found a new family to teach! They were a reference from another family here in the ward. It's been a very interesting experience with them so far. We found them, and taught the mom, the dad, and the daughter. Later that same week, we met the daughter-in-law, too. The father and his son, who we hadn't really met up to that point in time, work in the oil business. They're gone 20 days and are here 10 days. So the father left to work, and the son was already working when we started to teach this family. But out of nowhere, the son had an accident at work and had to come home to recuperate. In that same weekend that he came home, he was able to attend church with his wife and his sister! We told him that it was no coincidence that God had allowed him to be at home to attend church with his sister and his wife. They are a great family and we are super stoked to continue teaching them!!

I'm really glad to hear that everything is going well back home. I'm doing absolutely fantastic :) Thank you thank you thank you for all the prayers and the love and support. I couldn't do without it. LOVE YOU ALL

Elder Webb

            This is the whole priesthood from one of the wards that we are in! Love these people to death.