May 6, 2013
How’s it going? This week went really great. We got a lot of work done this week. I feel very happy with the efforts we are putting in to help this area out. We helped a lot of less active people go to church…also, a few Investigators. I’m really attached to one of the Investigators. His name is Geraldo, I feel very connected to him even though I met the kid 2 times. Geraldo plays professional soccer here in Uruguay. He plays for one of the best teams. He is on the youth team for now because he is only 18. But when he turns 19 he’ll be playing for the big league. His whole family is baptized except for him. We are hoping we can help him out. His family is great. They take care of us big time. We are going to be doing skype in their house this week…so maybe I’ll show them to you.
The district is already improving. I feel very happy about that. The zone leaders like a lot of the ideas that I have and are even putting a few into practice. The zone is on the upside now, we just need to help it reach its potential. There is still a lot of work to do. The president even made a few emergency changes to take out some disobedient elders. President is pretty serious about helping this zone get back on top. President told me that I need to be an example for the zone and be an example of obedience.
Artigas is a town that’s on the boarder with Brazil. Everyone knows Portuguese. The other day we did a contact and a lady came out of the house speaking in Portuguese, so there I was trying to do a contact trying to use as many Portuguese words that I knew. Luckily the two languages are super similar. I was able to give a small message. We talked for about 10 minutes in front of her house. She told us that she is evangelical but that we could come back another day. Pretty funny experience, my poor companion didn’t understand a thing.
Yesterday we went to church and the meetings were all really nice. It was fast and testimony meeting and a lot of people talked about praying for the missionaries. There are about 4 that are serving right now in our ward (not quite 25 haha). It’s nice because everybody knows these 4 missionaries. I gave my testimony saying that missionaries can feel the power of these prayers, and that we need them in times of difficulty.
We also went to another sacrament meeting in a small branch. I had to give the Sunday school class. They told me about 1 hour before the class started and it was about temples. Not so sure about how the lesson went but I felt good when I bore my testimony about the importance of the temple in my life and that the temple was very important to our family. I said that I have a brother who is waiting for me on the other side of the veil and that nothing else can be more important than keeping these covenants…so that I can be with him again.
I feel like I’m getting a little better at giving Sunday school lessons and district meeting talks but its still a struggle. I think I just need to keep practicing.
I’m very happy that I can be a missionary. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world. I love seeing God’s hand in my life and I love helping people. God is changing me and helping me to become someone.
The only time that I have to do Skype is at 7:10pm my time, 4:10pm your time. Sorry that doesn’t give much time to get home from church, but it was the only time.
Is there anything that I can do for you guys?
Birthday: One more thing I want to add is more peanut butter. I’m trying to put on more muscle for when I get home…haha.
Love you all. Can’t wait to see you guys next Sunday.
Love Elder Webster