Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014


Heyyy ya'll hows everyone doin?! I've realized that the more I start out my letters like that, the less responses I actually get. But anyways... the WOW campout continues! Ha It's a good thing I'm only gonna be missing one of those. Next year, I'll bring a little more life to the party. Don't worry about it. But glad to hear everyone's doin well. It makes me really happy to know that Jim got baptized! I never really knew him... but he always seemed like a fun guy. My congratulations to him and everyone else in the ward!

Things are going well here. Still struggling in many aspects but we're seeing a bit of progress. We weren't able to find the guy that eats cactus this week... we had a couple appointments with him but he wasn't there. And yes, mom, I have eaten cactus before. I don't love it, but it's not so bad. This week we worked really hard and were able to find a few investigators that we hope will be able to progress. 

But we had an unbelievable experience yesterday. Maybe the best of my mission so far. So We were in a lesson with a new investigator that we had found about a week ago, and at one point in the lesson he says, "hey, there's a guy around the corner here that's not doing so well. You guys should go and visit him." And in that moment I felt something telling me that we needed to go and visit him. As we left the lesson, I looked at my watch and noticed we were a little late for our next appointment so I thought, "We'll catch him the next time around" and we kept walking. About a block away, the feeling that we needed to go and visit him was undeniable, and so I told my companion, and we turned back around to go and contact him.

 We arrive at this humble house, and we see a man sitting down in a chair. But we can't see him completely because he was behind a tarp of some sorts that they probably hang up for a little bit of privacy. We call out, "Good Afternoon!" No answer, nor movement from the man. So we call out again, a little louder this time, "Good afternoon!" And all we here is, "Good? Good?? What good can there possibly be?? You think I'm having a good afternoon? No. There's no good at all." We both kind of looked at each other and I think we knew in that instant that we were brought there for a reason. We told him who we were, and asked him what was wrong or what we could do to help. He commented, with desperation in his voice, that they didn't have anything to eat. And haven't eaten in a while. He pointed to his mother, who was very elderly, and told us how much they've been suffering. I was overcome with a desire to help this man and his mother. So I asked him, "Brother, and if we bring you some food?" I dont think he was expecting an offer like that. He thought for a second, tried to form a response, but before he could say yes or no we said "We'll be right back", and left.

It had crossed my mind that an active family was just barely starting to eat lunch so we went and told them about the situation, and they were more than willing to fill up a few cups of meat and rice with a pile of tortillas on the side. So we took the food, as well as one of the members of the family to come with us. We get back, and to the man's great surprise, there we were with a whole bunch of food for him. He didn't know what to say. I didn't know what to say. He was so overcome, he couldn't even speak. But he accepted the food, and he hurried inside and grabbed a toolbox and came running out. Turns out, he's a shoe shiner, and to thank us he wanted to shine our shoes for us. As he shined our shoes, we testified of Christ. We testified of God's plan for us. And every one of us felt the spirit of the Lord in abundance. I couldnt help but think of how Peter must have felt with the Savior washing his feet. It was an experience that I'll never forget.

Wellllllp. Hope you guys have an aweeeesome week this week. Say hi to Greg and Miriam for me! Love you all :)) 

Elder Webb

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