Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Morsels, Nuggets, and Lots of Imagination

When a boy grows up to serve where there are wolves and harmonicas and Canadian Corn Pops, he may find it hard to share more than the barest minimum of information. He gives it his best, though:

Hello everyone!

I apologize if I have not been providing enough detail in my previous letters. I don’t know what you want to hear so I don’t know what to say. Luckily, I have a mother who is more than willing to give advice (she’s wonderful), and she provided me with some material. 
This last week was good. We did a lot of service, including moving a man out of his house and repairing some shingles on our branch president’s (very steep) roof.
The work is going well. We have a feeling that Peace River is ready to receive the gospel, so long as we’re worthy and obedient. Pray for us! 
Peace River is delightful. For a good look at it, visit this web address: Also, that is Ron’s website (the music store twin), so feel free to peruse and get to know him a little better. You will not be disappointed.
It’s surprisingly diverse here. I see natives, Hutterites, Mennonites and smatterings of other cultures daily. Who would’ve thunk? Quickly, I’d like to stress the importance of member missionaries. It is the most effective tool in conversion, so get on it.
Other than that, the Church is true, God loves us unconditionally, and he wants us to be happy. That comes through living the gospel. Nothing else can replace it. 
Thanks for reading!

Keep the faith,
Elder Webb
You should have seen the “material” provided by the aforementioned “mother who is more than willing to give advice.” Prompts, leading questions, picture-perfect scenarios requiring only the most basic of updated information. He’s learning! We love it. And though we may have to stretch our imaginations in trying to picture where he is (thank you, Google maps) and what’s going on, these shortcomings we can overlook, because he is growing as a young man. Somewhere over the course of the next 100-ish letters, we know he’ll send home a letter a mom can be proud of.

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