Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 16, 2015

Cam got his wisdom teeth out?? HA that's awesome! I really wish I could see what he was like when he was all drugged up... but the video that you forwarded me, Mom, doesn't work.

KIDNEY STONE UPDATE: So they haven't really bothered me much this week. At the beginning of the week it was bothering me a little bit, but not so much now. I had an appointment with the Doc on Friday. He gave me good news and maybe not so good news. But mostly good news. He said that where the stones are located, as long as I don't do anything too crazy, they shouldn't bother me too much. They found in the CAT scans that the tube that comes out of my kidney is shut off. Not completely, but it doesn't allow normal liquid flow. He said it's a birth defect, and that I will need surgery to remove the stones and to open the tube. He said that I could last anywhere from a few month to a year without having the surgery, but that sooner or later, I'll have to have it. So ya, there's that :)

This week was a good week for us though. We were happy to be back to working basically normally, apart from a little rest that we had to take at the beginning of the week. We're having good experiences with our investigators. Luis, the nine year old kid, is gonna get baptized this Saturday.  Rosa, should be getting baptized next Saturday! We're still waiting on Betty, all she needs is to receive her answer, and feel more sure about it, and she'll also get baptized! I know that God will give her that answer that she needs.

My testimony continues to grow of how God knows and loves each one of his children, and that he answers the prayers of those who strive to serve him. We have this older sister in our ward, Hermana Treto, who is around 75 years old. She struggles to get around and lives with her daughter and son in law. The other day we were in their colony, with no plans to visit her or her family, but we felt impressed to go and visit them. We stopped by, and Sister Treto says to us, "Oh, I'm so glad you came! I really needed some comfort. I was all alone and scared." I couldn't help but smiling, because this was the second time that almost this exact same thing has happened with her! She is just the most faithful sister ever. Without complaint, she always goes to the temple, and rallies the other brothers and sisters of the ward to go to the temple as well. She's just great.

Well family, I love you all soo much. Please don't worry about me. I'm doing fine! Thank you so much for your prayers. Have a great week!!

Elder Webbbbb

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015

Hey everyone!

Man, well this week was a roller coaster! I never knew having kidney stones could be so much fun!! Haha I just want to say thank you so so much to all of you back home for all the prayers and get well wishes. I can feel them all the way down here in Mexico! I'm glad to be out of the hospital... I hate being stuck in the hospital in the mission field! It's terrible. But these last few days I've been taking it a little easy. I'm doing just fine, I don't want you all to worry about me. Everything will be fine! :)

Anyways, we had a fairly uneventful week besides the whole kidney stone incident (which was fairly eventful, might I add). We spent a lot of time working on the material for our zone plan and for the zone class that we had to teach. But we did get a little bit of working time in. We were super happy, because we had a total of 5 investigators show up to church yesterday! Betty, who we are still working with, Luis, who is a 9 year old kid whose parents are starting to get active again, Socorro, a newish investigator of ours, Rosa, who we've been teaching for a while now, and another guy named Francisco that was visiting from a different part of town. 

We were super excited to see Socorro show up! We found her about 3 weeks ago when we went out to do some visits with the stake president. At the time, she said she was not interested in learning anything about the church. She said that she had talked with the missionaries before, but that they couldn't answer her questions. She lost interest, and cut ties with the missionaries and the church. And so now, a few years later, here we are! She's seeing that her questions are being answered and is showing a lot of interest! She had told us that she didn't want anything to do with churches, but when she went to church yesterday, she told us that she liked it! She's progressing really well, and we have high hopes for her!

That's about all I have to say this week. It was great to talk to you, Mom. You're my favorite. Please don't worry about me, if anything happens, you guys will know right away. Much love! Thanks for everything! Share the gospel!

Elder Webb

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 2, 2015


How's it going, family?? Mom, your last letter made me think a lot about my testimony of Joseph Smith and the Restoration. This week I had a lot of opportunities to bear that testimony and strengthen the testimonies of others as well. It was kinda interesting to see!

Holy the super bowl is already over? Good night! Who won? Who played? Hey say Hi to the Seelys for me please!

We had a solid week here! Pretty calm, not too much went on! The transfer cycle just ended today, and I'm staying in my area with Elder Hernandez! Haha we've been together for a while now but we're gonna keep it going! We're actually really excited to be able to see a couple of baptisms that we should have coming up.

 This week we were really focused on finding new people to teach. On Thursday, we said a specific prayer that we could find someone looking for the truth. We left, and we went to eat at a really small restaurant. We had been to this place before, and the people were friendly, but we had never actually had the opportunity to meet them. As we were waiting for our order, we started to talk to one of the ladies that worked there. She asked us an interesting question. She said, "What do you need to do to become a missionary?" We explained the process of how mission preparation goes, and that question lead to other questions. In the end, she started to tell us how she was Christian, and that she hasn't congregated anywhere, but that she was always curious about what we taught. We explained the Book of Mormon, and how she can draw closer to her Savior by reading it. She was impressed, and truly showed interest in the message! It wasn't until we left and had placed an appointment to go back that we realized that she was really an answer to our prayers!

I'm thankful for a Father in Heaven who listens to my prayers, even though sometimes I don't understand how it's done, but I know he listens and responds. Thanks for the love and support that I need, I wish you all a happy week!

Elder Weeeeeeeeeeeeeebb 

Elder Cardinal and I--he just finished his mission today!

My zone

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 26, 2015


How's it going everyone?  I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well! Lindsey, be careful out there. I had no idea uncle Rick died! I don't think I ever knew him, did I? That's too bad, my prayers go out to the Myers family! I hope Grandma Webb is doing alright. About those goals, Mom, give me like a week to think about it and if you remind me next week I'll let you know.

Wellp... This week went by incredibly fast. I was sick on Thursday. I think I ate a bad taco. But miraculously, I was only down for one day! The next day, I was fine! We spent a lot of time this weekend making a plan for our zone for this upcoming month. We're getting excited! But I think that might be part of the reason that it went by so fast. We went on divisions again this week. This time we went with Elder Grover and his companion, Elder Casco. I went out to Elder Grover's area. I had been on divisions with Elder Grover once before, and once again we had a really good time together. He's become a good friend, and we had some good experiences teaching some of their investigators. 

Here in our own area, we had a decent week. We had Betty's baptismal interview this Saturday. I think it was a good experience for her, but she didn't pass the interview! We were kinda confused why, but she told us, "I couldn't tell the interviewer that I knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet... because I don't know it. I want to be sure about it before I get baptized." That kinda hit us, like, why didn't we think of talking about that more?! It was an interesting experience though. All this time teaching her, we've focused on all the doctrines of the church. You name it, we touched on it. But only in the first lesson did we touch on the source of all of the doctrines of the church, Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the Gospel. Everything that we teach, live, and practice depends totally on the Restoration of the Gospel through the Prophet. I testify that obedience to ALL of the restored principles of the gospel brings peace and joy and gladness in our lives. How can such blessings be denied? If the fruit be good, how can the tree from which it stemmed be bad? Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know it. I know that God knows that I know it. And I cannot deny it.

This is the last week of the transfer cycle! Kinda crazy. I'm really hoping to stay here in the area to be able to see Betty's baptism. Thank you all for your love and support. I couldn't ask for a better family.

Elder Webb