Elder Webster

Elder Webster

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

Hey Family, how are things going in St. George? I hope things are going great with all of your busy schedules. I`m doing great here in Uruguay. We just had the announcement that we are going to have an Apostle come here to Uruguay; The Apostle is going to be Elder Dallin H. Oaks. But we are going to have a mission conference with him. Pretty Crazy. Everyone’s really excited. It’ll be in October right after General Conference. Things are good here in our Area. We were going to have a Baptism this last Friday with Pablo. but one of his Daughters was really sick vomiting and everything, so he didn’t want to leave here. We rescheduled his baptism for the next Sunday. Hopefully everything works out. He felt really bad about missing his baptism. He said next week he will go si or si. He really wants this change in his life. He knows the Church is true and that Joseph Smith was a Prophet because he felt the spirit testify to him of these things. It’s these feelings that we have to pay attention to. It’s through these feelings that we can know what God wants us to know. We had Changes this week, and things are going to stay the same. Same companion, same area. I’m excited to still be here. This has been my favorite area so far. If we could just have this baptism it would be great. If he gets baptized he’ll receive the priesthood the following week and can baptize one of his Daughters. I think that would be amazing experience for him. The Branch is doing good, more people are starting to come again. We had more than 40 this week. Maybe its just because its getting warmer. That’s the main excuse people give us for not coming to church. Uruguayan excuses are ridiculous. I hope you are all doing well, I pray for each of you and how I can be a better member of this family. I wish all of you the best of luck with Volleyball Cheer, The Romney Campaign, School, and Life in general. Love you all, Elder Webster

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012
Hey Family, how you guys doing? I`m doing great here In Uruguay. This week went very well. Our investigator, Pablo, went to church again this last Sunday and now he has a baptism date for the next Sunday, Aug. 26th. So we are going to be working extra hard this week to help him stay focused and keep him animated for his baptism. This baptism would mean the world to us both since we have both been struggling lately.

I still haven’t received those two packages. Sorry or the emails from the rest of the family. Maybe you could just attach them to your email. Maybe that’ll be better.

I`m very excited that Lauren made the volleyball team. Hopefully, it’ll all work out with Cheer. That’s awesome she has coach Sweeten as her Spanish teacher. She’ll have to say hi to him for me. My companion says if she is studying Spanish he would like to write a letter to her. (haha). I hope she is doing well and she is having fun with school and sports. she’s officially in high school now. WOW. She’s also 5'9”. Wow.

I’m sad Steve didn’t get the audition in Florida. I just now there are other doors for him in this life and that things will work out for him. More opportunities are out there for him. I’m sure of it. We were at our Land Lords house the other day and he was watching baseball. It was the Mariners game. The one Stephen was at. Pretty funny that the first baseball game I see in the mission is one that Steve is at. Funny how our family can be connected…even though I’m on the other side of the world.

Mom and Dad, I hope you guys are doing well with the Romney Campaign, and with regular work. Dad, I’ll pray for you that things will work out, and that things will get better. Just hang in there.
Thanks for your emails. I always look forward to reading them. Hopefully, I’ll get a letter in the mail soon from you guys.

Too bad about Desert Hills. we will see how this year goes. Just too young and too inexperienced.

Well, I love you guys, and hope everything goes great for everybody. I will pray more earnestly for each of you. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

Hey family, how is everyone? This week was probably the most tiring but most rewarding week of my mission. We had three of our investigators come to church. It truly was a miracle for this to happen. We felt prompted to ask if our land lord if he could help us out, If we could go pick them up in his van. He said he’d love too. We went Sunday and we picked up Pablo and his 4 little girls. and Rosa who’s mom is a member. They all had a great time at church. We have seen great changes with Pablo and with his girls. Before he had doubts about everything and was not living a great life. But all because we challenged him to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, he’s changed. He says he feels good while reading it and that it truly teaches the doctrine of Christ. I have a great testimony now about the power of the Book of Mormon and how it changes lives. It’s even changed the lives of his little girls. Before, they were all little brats. That’s the truth. Now they are better, they don’t hit, they don’t scream, and their reverent during prayers. It’s just a great feeling to see people change. Pablo has a baptismal date for the 25th of August. We are working hard so he and his oldest daughter can be baptized. It really was a great week. We worked really hard, we prayed a lot together that we could have this miracle happen… to get these people to church.

Right now I’m just studying how I can fulfill those promises that were given to me in my missionary blessing and my patriarchal blessing, I really want to change and become something great. Or, just become the person that Heavenly Father wants me to become.

I hope all is going well with you guys. I enjoyed reading your emails and seeing what you guys are up to. I’m glad Lauren tried out for volleyball. For varsity I mean. I hope it was a good experience. I wish her luck with try outs and with school.

Mom, thank you for your prayers and for the prayers of the family. I really saw some prayers answered this week.

I Pray dad is doing well with his work and that he is striving for greatness. I also pray for Stephen that he can catch a break in this life and get back on the right road and stay on it. I know it’ll be a happier life. Mosiah 2:41 “if we keep the commandments we will be blessed and we will be happy.”
Answers1. I haven’t gotten mail or the packages. The Elders in the offices are saying that there are still problems with the mailing system here in Uruguay. 2. Weather has been crazy cold and rainy.

Questions. Are you guys praying and reading as a family still.
Is my picture up in the seminary building? (haha). How’s Frodo doing?

Ok, love you guys. I sent a letter to you guys two weeks ago. Hopefully it gets there this week. I’ll work on another today.

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

Aug 6, 2012

Hey Lauren, My favorite little sister; how are you? This is my second attempt at this email, so sorry if it’s a little rough. I can see how you might be a little indecisive about trying out for the varsity jv. My advice for you is to try out anyway. It’ll be a great experience I think. I’ll pray for you that you can have the courage and the confidence to do it. Just go out there and compete. This is what coach Melessa told me my sophomore year when I had to go play varsity. I know they were bigger than me and better but I just went out and competed and did my best. I felt good playing my best against others who are were better. I even got the best of some. It’s fun. Just go have fun.
Love you Lauren. You’ll be my favorite little sister no matter what.

My companion says “hi.”

Hey Mom and family, how are you guys? I`m doing well for the most part. My companion is feeling better health wise which is good. Country life is nice, there is a lot of time to reflect on life and think while we are riding our bikes. This week has really been the toughest, but most rewarding week of my mission. Saturday we had really great lessons with all of our investigators and all were committed on coming to church. We even had members go look for them. I felt so sure Saturday night that we were going to have people at church. When Sunday came it was as if everything went wrong. None of our investigators came. We were expecting 4. My companion and I were beside our selves. How could this have happened? We even fasted Saturday that we could have some in the church. We both left church pretty discouraged. Later that night we were planning with each other and we had a moment of silence. I felt like I should ask my companion for a blessing of comfort. He paused for a very long time. He said he was sorry for how things were going, and he said that it was his fault. He said he was negative about everything that happened and was thankful for me in being positive and trying to encourage him all this time together. He said this week he was going to give me a promise to do all that was possible to have someone in the church that will be baptized. A Promise.

After that he gave me a blessing and I gave him one also. It was probably one of the most spiritual feelings I’ve had in my mission. The things said in the blessings were overwhelming. One thing he said is that all of those blessings promised before the mission would be fulfilled. This is what I needed to hear. This week will be the do or die week for us. I really think that it’ll be a critical point for me in my mission. I ask for your prayers especialmente for this week.

I love you guys.

Answers. Haven’t received a letter or email since I’ve been here in Colonia 18. I don’t really know what’s going on. I thank you for writing anyway.

I hope Dad is excited for this new challenge. He’ll be working missionary hours now. That’ll be good. I pray for him that everything will work out and he’ll have the strength to keep going.

I hope Lauren does well with try outs and that she at least tries with varsity jv.
Let me know how that goes.