Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas as a Missionary!!

December 29, 2014


Highlight of the week: 45 minutes of Skyping my beautiful family of course!!!! The best gift of Christmas ever as a missionary!! I had headphones in while I was Skyping and when I finished, I looked over at Hermana Gonzalez, and was like "Was I talking really loud?" She said "Oh my gosh Hermana, I'm pretty sure the next door neighbors could hear you! I've never heard you be so loud and excited!" Hahaha. Let's just say there was a lot of laughing, squealing, and tears involved in those 45 minutes. I'm sure every other missionary/families with missionaries out know exactly what I'm talking about.

It was a great week to be a missionary! We got to share Christmas joy with so many people, and like we all know, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear! It was a tradition in my family to make treats and go caroling and drop off the treats to all of our friends on Christmas Eve. I remember doing that year after year, so of course I made my companion join in on the tradition this year! We went to the senior citizen center and sang Christmas songs with them during our exercise class, we made cookies and dropped them off and sang to our investigator and member families. It was so fun and I got to carry on the tradition with a new twist! (:

Another couple of highlights of the week include when we were tracting and knocked on this Hispanic guy's door (you could tell because there were like 20 cars outside haha) and he opens the door and we start talking to him and asking him about his beliefs. Like 2 minutes into the conversation, he's like Hey are you guys married? Nooo...He said You know I have 2 brothers and they are both young and live around here. This guy literally spent like 10 minutes trying to convince us to marry his brother. Hahaha. We were dying!! He's like hey I could set up a dinner so you guys could meet. I mean after your mission, you'll need to find someone, right?

Also, on Saturday night, we had an hour left and decided to go tracting around our apartment and just walk. So we start out and it starts pouring rain! Not that it's anything unusual in Washington, but man, it was cold!! I was so wet! I felt like I had just taken a shower. We walked up to this apartment where there was more light and Hermana Gonzalez looks at me and says "Wow. You look terrible!" Hahahaha. Yeah Hispanics can be kind of blunt. But it was a good experience. Makes ya tough (; And veryyyy grateful for the car you have!

Update on the people we are teaching- we found a new person who lives just down the street from us. His name is Adalberto (took me about a week to learn how to say his name correctly haha). He is an angel!! He asked if he could meet us at the church building for our lesson..umm YES! And then he asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon and is so genuinely interested in changing his life around and receiving the blessings of the restored gospel. So he is working towards baptism right now and is just awesome!

So family- since you told me to write longer letters during the Skype call, here ya go!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

May we all take some time to think about the changes we went to see in ourselves this year and work towards a deeper conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ!

-Hermana Webb

Christmas morning with our neighbor/grandma Judy

Opening Christmas packages
Matching jackets from Avelino!! Haha!!

Christmas with the Sotos!!

Monday, December 22, 2014


December 22, 2014


Sorry I literally have NO time today, but to say have a wonderful Christmas!! Enjoy this special time with family and friends, all focused for a day on the joyful birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

-Hermana Webb

And...Merry Christmas from my district in our absolute ugliest sweaters! :D

Me and Elena. I've adopted her as my little sis for now.
Newest member of our branch. Sooo adorable.

The Soto Family-where we will be for Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014


December 15, 2014

Christmas time= Happy time for Hermana Webb! There is so much joy in the Christmas season and I have been so happy! Seeing all the Christmas lights and decorations everywhere we go, and there's so many opportunities to serve (I've basically been begging everyone to let me help them decorate/cut down their Christmas tree! ha) and of course, most importantly, to remind them of the true Reason for the Season. The birth of the Savior of the World. The Prince of Peace. King of Kings. And the perfect example for us to follow. 

We are starting to teach a new family. The dad is the brother of Rafael Salcedo, a non-member married to a member who loves everything about church, just doesn't have the desire to be baptized. So we've started teaching his brother- Alejandro and his wife and son this week. And after one lesson and an invitation to come to church, they showed up on Sunday with a Book of Mormon in hand!!! We had not even taught them about the Book of Mormon yet, but there it was in Alejandro's hand! Haha. My vision is that this family is baptized, and when Rafael sees this, he will be baptized too!!

The Ramirez-Lopez family is doing good. Lorena, Juli, and Ivet came to church. And they brought their grandma, aunt, and all her kids! It was the fullest I've seen our little branch in a long time. Lorena has expressed to us so many times how much she loves this Gospel. She tells us how many good changes she has seen in her family. They all asked for a blessing after church, and I think we all received a lot of peace that Heavenly Father is very aware of their circumstances and is willing to help in every way.

I love you all! Can't wait to talk to my beautiful family in 10 days!! Always remember that we are sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father, who loves us. Even in the saddest times, we can find peace through our Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray and search for His presence to be with you this Christmas season.

-Hermana Webb

And hey, remember there's always a rainbow on the other side.... ha

Hermana Martinez! She is the best! We went on exchanges this week.
Our awesome neighbors window!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Love Being A Missionary

December 9, 2014

So this week was very...different! My new companion, Hermana Gonzalez, is from southern California, but originally from Mexico. Yes, a native speaker! Yay!! She's 23 and is very mature and serious. She graduated from UCLA recently and is a convert to the church. Her whole family lived in Mexico and were Catholic. One day, the missionaries showed up at their door and her grandma, aunts, mom, and her were all baptized. After a few years, they went inactive. But about 2 years ago, the missionaries found Hermana Gonzalez and her little brother and started teaching them again. Both are now active. She has a pretty incredible story. Her desire to serve is strong! I'm learning a lot from her. 

This week we started something so fun! There's a webiste called justserve.orgthat was produced by the church to find local service opportunities. And as missionaries, we LOVE service! :D So we signed up and started helping at a senior living center. Twice a week, we do an exercise class with a big group of senior citizens. It is SO fun. I love it. So I get up there and lead the group in exercise moves. They use their little 1-pound weights and just go to town! Haha. They love it and always hug us and thank us for coming. So I've adopted about 12 more grandma and grandpas this week :)

We are still working with the Ramirez-Lopez family and their three kids. They are doing so great. The are all reading the Book of Mormon, and are always watching Mormon Messages and on the Gospel Library app :) They also told us about awesome experiences with praying. Emiliano was running late and thought he had missed the bus. He said a prayer and a minute later, the bus pulled up. And every time July gets off the bus, there's a big dog that runs after her and she gets really scared. So she prayed and the two days she prayed, the dog never came out. These kids are full of faith! Their little testimonies are growing and growing. We have set another date for them to get baptized for the 20th of December. They are praying hard that their dad will allow them to be baptized this day. And I know that Heavenly Father is listening to His precious sons and daughters. Not a prayer goes unheard or unanswered in the Lord's time. 

The church is true! 

-Hermana Webb

Monday, December 1, 2014

He Is The Gift

December 1, 2014

Adios Hermana Weymouth! Just found out mi mama, my trainer, is being transferred!! I'm getting a new companion tomorrow but I won't know who until 3. AHHH. Transfers are crazyI will miss my mama so much! I've learned so much from her, but I'm excited to learn from a new Hermana.

This week was fantastic! First of all, Thanksgiving! We had a big game of soccer with some members from the branch and one of the families we are teaching. So fun! Me and little 9-year-old Jasmine whooped em all ;) Then we went over to the Soto's house for dinner. I was in heaven. The mom is such a good cook and we ate until we could eat no more. Later that night, me and Hermana Weymouth were praying and I started to cry as I thanked Heavenly Father and realized all the wonderful things and people in my life. To be a missionary is the greatest blessing in the world.

 Second of all, it snowed!!!! Yay. I love snow! It is a winter wonderland here with all the billions of pine trees covered in beautiful snow! Apparently it only snows like 2 or 3 times a year, so I am taking it all in while I can. When we woke up and saw white, we went crazy. Haha. Built a little snowman, all the while singing Frozen (I have taught Hermana Weymouth basically the whole soundtrack since she left before it came out ;). And then a giant snowball fight after branch coordination. Like seriously, my shoulder was in some serious pain the next day from all the launching. Too fun. 

We got a sweet opportunity to serve at a Food Bank all Monday morning, bringing families in and putting together a big Thanksgiving meal for them, turkey and all. It was so fun to see their faces light up as they chose a pie, a turkey, and everything else you could possibly need for a nice meal. True joy from serving others. 

Another INCREDIBLE thing this week is the "He is the Gift" initiative of the church. Stop what you're doing and search "He is the Gift" of youtube. The video is 2 minutes long, and it is incredible. We have special cards to pass out, in Spanish it's El es La Dadiva. And on the back, there are three parts:
Discover the Gift: Learn about Jesus Christ, Discover your Savior and all that He did for you
Embrace the Gift: Accept that you can be made clean and whole through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He already paid the price so that we do not have to suffer. 
#SharetheGift: Share the true Spirit of Christmas time! Share the video on Facebook, with friends, and family.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and realized how blessed we are! Never forget to have an attitude of gratitude for the blessings that our Heavenly Father pours upon us. And have a great start to the Christmas season! It is such a joyful time of year. Share the Gift of Christ's life with all of those around you and it will be a very special Christmas indeed. 

-Hermana Webb

mormon.org/christmas- check it out
Thanksgiving dinner at the Sotos! My second family!

Post soccer game. Lots of mud.

My little Olaf

July, Emiliano, and Ivet made us a temple

All of the missionaries sang during church so we tried to match

The Ochoas! Love this family!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Recuerdate Quien Eres

November 24, 2104

Hello hello! 

Well, no trips to the hospital this week! I'm finally back to full health! Yay. 

This week has been full of trials and growing experiences. I've had to learn a lot about patience and letting things happen in the Lord's time. As missionaries, we're in an area for 6, 12 weeks. Then we go to a new area. So we develop a lot of love for the people we're teaching and we want things to happen now! We want people to progress and be baptized now! Because we want to be there and we're on a way shorter time frame. But I've learned that good things will happen in the Lord's time, which is the right time for these people. Once again, always learning patience (:

I also gave a talk in church this week so that was exciting! All in Spanish! :D It was scary, but I just decided to get up there and go by the Spirit. I ended up telling everyone about Dad's favorite thing to say: "Remember who you are." Recuerdate quien eres. Every day before I left to school, he said that to me. And I will never forget it. I testified that we are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. We have eternal potential and divine worth. And no matter how much the world and Satan want us to think that we are nothing, we can't afford to forget who we are. We are EVERYTHING to Heavenly Father. The worth of one soul is great in His eyes and we can rely on His love and grace in the darkest moments. 

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Con amor, 
Hermana Webb

All of the Spanish crew together for Diana's baptism!

Diana's baptism
Tender mercy when I ordered a burger and
opened the bag to find two!! Haha
We make enchiladas and play futbal
on P-days! Basically hispanic!

Monday, November 17, 2014


November 17, 2014

Well, all I can think about this week is that my big sis is home from her mission in Cape Verde, Africa. I am SO incredibly proud of her and her service to the Lord for this past year and a half. And I'm so happy for my family to have a daughter back. 

This week was wonderful! We've been focusing a lot on the Ramirez-Lopez family. Their family is doing AMAZING! They are all reading the Book of Mormon and praying and marking off the days on their baptismal calendar! Unfortunately we just found out the other night that the mom isn't actually married to the dad, but they are still living together :( but that's okay! We talked to her and she is going to talk with him about getting married at our church! She wants to get baptized very badly and it is amazing to me to watch her work out the problems for herself. I think that's a moment when you can tell that a person is becoming truly converted; when it isn't the missionaries that are working out every single detail, but the person. Priorities change, lives change, hearts change. So I better start brushing up on my wedding planning skills! :D Ah I'm so excited for this beautiful family. 

Funny story about them, we taught them the 10 commandments on Tuesday, then went back to teach them again and July says "So we've been reviewing the condiments!" Her mom just starts dying laughing and says "July, the 10 commandments!" Hahaha.

Also, Sunday was great because we are teaching so many families! So first, Valeria shows up with her 5-year-old son and we bring him down to primary. Then the Ramirez-Lopez got there with their 3 kids and 3 cousins. Then Carla and Esquivel's family with 4 kids. Haha. It was just an army of kids heading down to primary. Soo cute. I love these families more than life! 

A cool story about our recent convert, Avelino. He's doing awesome and he paid his tithing for the first time this week. He calls us the next morning and is all excited. We asked him what was going on and he said that the next day at work, his boss randomly gave him a raise!! The DAY after he paid his tithing. Like it says in the Bible, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse..and prove me now herewith, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." That promise is so true and what a testimony builder for him and me! Incredible.

I am so blessed and am feeling 100% recovered after my surgery thanks to lots of help from Heavenly Father. I am praying for you all! 

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Webb

Preparation Day Bowling! (:

The Ramirez-Lopez family plus cousins

Best family night ever with Ramirez-Lopez family.
Putting on the armor of God to withstand "fiery darts of the adversary."

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bye Bye Appendix

November 10, 2014

So this week started off with a bang. We were pulling into our apartment on Monday night and my stomach started feeling pretty weird. I was thinking it was probably something I ate, so we just kept going, getting ready for bed. The pain kept getting worse and worse, but I told Hermana Weymouth I'd just sleep it off. I sat there for 2 hours in the most INTENSE pain of my life, not really sure what to do because it was the middle of the night. Finally, I woke up Hermana Weymouth and told her we needed to get to the hospital pronto. So we had to drive into Everett, and I'm sitting there just crying out in pain and poor Hermana Weymouth is speeding like crazy and running red lights to get me there. Ha- I felt like a pregnant women in the middle of labor, screaming at my husband to hurry the heck up. So we got to the hospital, they put in an IV, and starting pumping the pain meds. I am SO grateful for modern medicine. The pain was gone in minutes. I told the doctor I was feeling fine and probably didn't need the CT scan. He just laughed. Haha. So after the CT scan, the doctor came in and told me that my appendix had almost burst and that I needed to be operated on in a few hours. That was some unexpected news!! So the anesthesia kicked in, I had a nice little nap, and I woke up minus an appendix and with 4 new incisions. Fun stuff. They caused me a lot of pain at the beginning of this week, but now I'm able to walk and do almost everything without much pain. 

So it was a slow, painful week of recovery, trying to be patient and not overdo it. Why am I always learning patience? Haha. I hated being down when there was so much work to be done! But everyone here took such good care of me! Our fridge was stocked with food people brought over, and my heart was full with all the calls, texts, visits, and cards from the wonderful people here who I love so much. 

The highlight of my week was definitely church though! Wow! We had 8 investigators come to church, which is like doubling the size of our little branch. (Ok that's an exaggeration). Ha. We had Lorena and her daughter, Ivet, come. And the Ramos family! Miracle! I totally played the "I need a mom to take care of me at church" card, and it worked! Ah. Mary and her two daughters came and I quote, had a "wonderful experience!" Ahhhh. Mary is Catholic and feels like she might be betraying her faith if she accepts a baptismal date. So this was SUCH a big step in the right direction for their family. She really is like my second mom. Well, I have like 6 moms here and a grandma. Haha. Our branch is full of some of the most loving people I've ever met! Also at church, MiKenzie got confirmed! She was baptized a few weeks ago, but because of stake conference and other things, wasn't able to complete her baptism by receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost until yesterday. It was such a beautiful blessing with some incredible promises. She walked backed beaming, a big smile on her face. She is going to be an incredible member of the Church and a great example to her family. I was sitting with her family on the back row, just looking at everyone, all the families with their arms around each other. And the new people squished in between, and I was so happy. It felt like a big family. I couldn't feel an ounce of pain because my heart was SO full of love for these people. It's one of the most incredible blessings as a missionary- the amount of Christ-like love you develop for others. 

Thanks for all your love and support! I felt it lifting me up in the hardest moments this week. Stay strong in the happiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. "Lift up your head and rejoice," and let others around you see the light that you have to share with the world. 

-Hermana Webb

Yep, this pretty much sums up the week
My favorite family-the Ramirez-Lopez
family gave me this card after surgery

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happiness and Healing

November 3, 2014

So this week has been well, rainy. It was so nice and sunny here for the first few months, and I was starting to doubt all these stereotypes about rainy Washington. But no, definitely is true. Haha. It rains every day now, without fail. And if you use an umbrella, you look like a total outsider. So you just get soaked everyday. Fun stuff (:

But don't worry, a little rain can't get this Hermana down! This week was so full of joy. The community is still having a very hard time with the events of last week, but we have been able to help so many families this week just by talking with them, hugging them, crying with them, and laughing with them. We can choose to be happy even in the darkest times, there is light. 

We were able to teach Lorena's family with her three kids about the Plan of Salvation, and testify that through Christ, there is more than this life. There is hope in a better future. At the end, we asked them what they thought about this plan. Ivet and Juli both said "It is a MARVELOUS plan!" Hahaha. I love those kids! Then, we ended with a hula-hoop contest. The little 10-year-old boy, Emiliano, got so into it. He was moving his hips like I have never seen! We were all on the floor, doubled over laughing. I've seen this week how important laughing and smiling is to healing. 

We also met with two teenagers who were friends with the victims. We had a very tender moment with both of them. Laura started to cry as she explained how lonely she felt without those friends. She told us that she had went to her room and said a very long prayer after she found out and began to read the Book of Mormon. She felt so comforted. This is when the tears started to come to my eyes. We have the answers. My favorite song this week has been, "where can I turn for peace?" I've been singing that song all week. Personally, I found peace after this tragedy sitting in church. I was sitting listening to the speaker and I just felt an overwhelming, almost like a wave, of peace of calm come over me. God granted me the peace I needed to move on and now I can share that with others. I am so glad Heavenly Father put us in Laura's life so she had the resources to go to in a time like this. 

Ok, one more story. On Wednesday, we were going to teach this family- Jessica and Jorge and their two little girls. We found out they were really sick so we offered to have someone from the church bring them dinner. Jessica was so grateful. So we called our Relief Society president, and she said she could do it. Well, turns out she must have forgot, because Jessica texts us asking when they will get there. We panicked!!!! So we drove over to Little Caesar's as fast as we could, grabbed some food, and went to deliver it. And I kid you not, the EXACT second we got out of the car, it started POURING rain. Like big, big droplets. We, and the food, were soaked in a matter of seconds. So we rang the doorbell, two little wet, sad hermanas, and Jessica opens the door and almost starts to cry because she was so grateful that someone cared about her enough to bring her a wet, Little Ceaser's pizza. Ha.

I'm grateful for this week of healing for me and many others. Thank you for your prayers for these people. 

-Hermana Webb

District pumpkin carving

The finished product

This is Juli and Ivet. I love them so much!

And the Melchor family! 5 kids! So dang cute!

Making caramel apples for Halloween

And…Avelino! I almost died laughing when I saw him
wearing this shirt. He kept saying he was just chillin!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Take No Thought

October 27, 2014

So this week was very emotional for a lot of people here. Because of the shooting that happened at the local high school. Me and my companion were actually one street over from the high school when it happened. It was a terrifying thing to witness as students ran from the school and parents ran to the school, praying that their child was ok. We were able to say a prayer with a big group of students that stood crying outside the school. We have been praying everyday for everyone involved, especially the families that lost a precious child. Please pray for them as well. We have had some very neat discussions with people about the Plan of Salvation after this event. This life is NOT the end. There is more. We have hope in our Savior Jesus Christ. Personally, I've received so much peace as I've prayed this week for comfort in trying times. I'm so grateful for the peace of the Gospel and grateful that I can share this message with others in this sad time. 

 On a happier note, we found an AMAZING family this week that we are teaching. They have 3 kids: Juli, Ameliano, and Evet. Absolutely incredible kids. We taught them the first lesson and they had such profound answers. Me and Hermana Weymouth were blown away! Ameliano told us he wanted to sign up to do what we do. He said he wanted a name tag like ours. Evet said "me too!" They are adorable. Two future missionaries. The next lesson, they wrote us both a note about how much they loved God. We told them we had a present too, and gave them both a copy of the Book of Mormon. They about wet their pants with excitement. We set a baptismal date with them for the 22nd of November and we are SO excited. 

 Also, we started teaching a family named the Gaspars. When we finished teaching them, the dad starts telling us about how much he loves to fish. And then he pulls out this 8-pound beautiful king salmon and hands it over to us. Our jaws just dropped. Haha. So Hermana Soto is going to filet it for us and we're going over soon to have a delicious dinner :D Tender mercies.

 So, one of Hermana Weymouth's themes is "take no thought", as in, as servants of the Lord, like is says in Matthew 6:31, "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, Whatshall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?" 
 So we ran out of milk and eggs on Thursday, and we don't go shopping until Monday. So were wondering what we were going to do. When we pulled in that night, one of our neighbors was unloading some groceries and we offered if we could help. She said no, but asked us if we by chance would like a gallon of milk and a carton of eggs because they had too much. Whaaaaaat?! Wow. Heavenly Father is aware of us and our smallest needs. 

Love you all,
Hermana Webb

Monday, October 20, 2014

Que Honda!!

October 20, 2014

Hellooooooooooooooooooo everyone!!!! :D:D:D How is everybody!? 

My week was great! Pretty exhausting as usual, but wonderful as usual :) My Sabbath day was beautiful! It was the Primary program and it was so cute! We also had a big meeting the last hour of church about something that is called JustServe.org and it is incredible! It's this new website that the Church has created that helps you find service projects near you. You just sign up and type in a place and it sends you back notifications of all the service projects that are near you. It was such an inspiring meeting! I am so excited because they are getting the missionaries involved in it as well and thinking about it just gets me so excited and I feel the spirit so strong! I love service! :D 

Also, we had three people come to church this week! One of them's name is Javier and he brought his little 8 year-old niece with him :) she is so cute! Cool story about them though: We got a referral like 2 weeks ago that was for Javier and it said that he had come up to missionaries in a store and had been trying to ask them where the church was and that he wanted to take the lessons. So we were pretty excited about going to meet him, but then Elder Gressier left and he took his GPS with him that he had lent us. We tried so hard to find him and we just couldn't find him! It was so frustrating! Finally though last Saturday, a member came with us that has a GPS and we found him! And turns out that he had been going to church with his brother in Spokane and he had loved it! Then he moved here with his sister and apparently he has been reading the Book of Mormon to them and has been trying to teach them about the gospel! CRAZY! So we got him the address to the church and him and his sister and her whole family wanted to come to church the next day! Unfortunately, the sister and her other two kids weren't able to come because the little boy had a soccer game :/ but Javier came and he brought his little niece! He is incredible! 

Another really cool thing that happened on Sunday was that we went to visit a new family that we found just last week who are incredible as well! And we had the plan to finish teaching them the Restoration; the part about Joseph Smith's first vision and the restoration of the Priesthood and praying to know if it's true. This part is always super intense for me because this is usually the part where the people decide whether or not the believe and want to keep learning. So needless to say we were praying really hard. We taught and the Spirit was strong and and they just kept nodding their heads and making positive comments. It just made sense to them. At the end, we have been leaving them "tarea" homework haha, and the homework was to pray specifically together as a couple to know whether or not the Church was restored and Joseph Smith was a true prophet. They said they would do it and let us know how it went :) I'm so excited to find out about their experience on Wednesday

So yeah, the work is progressing, my spanish is progressing (I can now understand about 85% of the conversations we have with people- yay! :) And I am happy as ever! Thank you all for your support and love! Have a wonderful week! 

-Hermana Webb

PS I am starting to like real hispanic food! Slowly. Haha. And my tolerance for spicy stuff is increasingly rapidly! :D

Avelino's for lunch! 

YAY for Fall! And Hermana Weymouth!
I love sunsets on the lake! Prettiest area ever!
Celebrating Fall with beautiful trees & caramel apples!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Busy, Busy Week of Baptisms!

October 13, 2014

Where to start?

Ah, sooo two baptisms that I've gotta tell y'all about! :D

First, Avelino was baptized!!! After 9 months of meeting with missionaries, Avelino finally made the necessary changes in his life because he had such a strong desire to get closer to Heavenly Father. He loves the commandments, which is awesome. He has such a rock solid testimony. He has had a very rough life, more so than anyone I have ever met, and it was such a sweet moment to see him go down into the waters of baptism and see that all erased. He gets to start over. He said that as he went down, his mind was completely clear and at peace. He is so happy, now having the Holy Ghost with him all the time. He called us last night and said "Sisters, thank you for showing me the way." That's really what it all comes down to: we've found the way, the way to happiness and peace and hope and how to return back to a loving Heavenly Father. Now, we have to show others. 

Second, beautiful little 9-year-old MiKenzie was baptized after church on Sunday. She walked in wearing her beautiful white dress and looking like a little angel. Her mom and dad still need to get married before they can get baptized, so MiKenzie is leading the way for her family. Her mom, Jessica, invited her whole family to come and we really wanted them to have a good first experience with the Church. It was such a beautiful day. And somehow Hermana Weymouth convinced me to sing a duet with her during it of "I know that my Redeemer Lives." I sang the first verse as a solo. Uhh, yeah. Hermana Webb sings, whaaat? Haha. I was so nervous I almost passed out. But I got through it. Whew. The things you do as a missionary because you love your investigators. Haha. 

And my absolutely FAVORITE quote possibly ever from a talk called "The Fourth Missionary:"

"Just give it up. Surrender your will to Him. Unconditionally. Withhold nothing. Turn it all over to Him; all of your desires, wishes, dreams and hopes. Be true and faithful in your head and in your heart, not just in your behavior. Trust in Him. Trust Him who knows all things. Trust Him who has all power. Trust Him whose love for you is perfect. Trust Him, who alone suffered, paid and atoned for your sins, and for your weaknesses as well. Trust Him that He will make of you, immeasurably more, than what you will ever, ever, in all eternity, make of yourself. He will create of you a masterpiece. You will create of you only a smudge. You will create an ordinary man. He will create a God."

Give your whole heart to God and He will mold you into something extraordinary. That is my testimony this week. 

I love my mission. I love the Church. I love my family. And I love my Savior Jesus Christ,

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Webb

Love this little angel!!
Avelino is on the left. The most humble, kind person.

Mikenzie Marie Marroquine Doucette and her parents.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lots of Firsts

October 6, 2014

Wow. What a week. First of all, general conference! Blew my mind. Definitely would encourage everyone to go back and study the talks again. There is so much power in the words of prophets and apostles. My favorite was definitely Lynn G Robbins where he asked us which way we face- towards God or men. We must be bold and keep our standards high no matter what the world thinks of us. "Courage is the form of every virtue at the testing point." Christ was Fearless. Let us follow His perfect example in this.

Other than conference, this week was full of firsts for my mission. I went on my first exchange. With an English-speaking sister over a YSA ward. Super cool! But weird to be speaking English. I kept saying "Hola" to everyone. Haha.

My first experience with a mad dog almost biting off my leg. Ok, it was a Chihuahua. But man, those things can be intimidating! 

My first time getting handed a BRAND NEW car to drive. Wow. It's a '14 Chevy Cruze and it is niceeee. We are spoiled! Probably never gonna get a new car again in my life. Haha.

My first time going a whole day on solely fruits and vegetables. Random health challenge. It was fun. I ate a big can of corn for lunch like I was eating a bowl of cereal. Haha. 

My second time setting a baptismal date with one of the most humble, incredible people I've ever met: Angelica. We set her baptismal date for November 1st after she prayed during our first lesson, asking for confirmation that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God. She got her answer right then and there. An incredible moment. 

So a week full of adventures and wonderful experiences that only a mission can provide. The joy that you feel when you see others coming closer to their Heavenly Father is indescribable. Wouldn't trade these 18 months for anything in the world. 

Que tenga una buena semana! 

Con mucho amor, 

Hermana Webb

Exercising in the pouring rain with our favorite family
We have fun
Love these people

Apple pie.. We love Fall!
Me and Madison - cutest little 2-year-old around

Our brand new Chevy Cruzeeee

I will never get tired of this view

This pretty much sums it all up