Monday, September 1, 2014


It’s only 2-for-1 day because this dad didn’t do his labor last week: This is the most recent letter — at least until later today, when this week’s letter is due:

from 25 August 2014 
Good morrow to good fellows!

I hope you’re on doing well and in good health. If you’re not in good health, I hope you’re on the mend. If you’re not on the mend, know that you’re loved and that patience is an attribute of Christ.

This was a great week! It’s crazy how busy we are. I’m not sure that it’s because we’re zone leaders or because we’re in YSA or because we’ve got a lot of investigators or because we’re being especially proactive (actually, I am sure that it’s all four), but I love being busy. The Lord supports us as we put forth our best effort. Check out the Bible Dictionary definition for “Grace”. I think that grace is so often misunderstood, and people actually use it as an excuse so much of the time. Grace makes up for what we lack after we’ve done all that we can. No one is going to be saved against their will.

Our investigators are doing great. A member in the ward told us that Skyler added him on Facebook so he (the member) was checking his page out. He told us that his cover photo is of the Edmonton temple, and that almost all of his posts are about how excited he is to be baptized and how he knows the church is true. It’s amazing how ready he is. He’s already looking forward to going through the temple and serving a mission. Vince is a bit slower when it comes to understanding and progression, but he did tell us that when he comes to church stressed out it always calms him down and he leaves feeling better! We’re moving — slowly and steadily — toward October 25th for baptism. Travis is also doing well, and he’s been reading the Book of Mormon and praying while he’s out at work. We didn’t get to see Eric this week, and he’s not responding to our attempts at communication, so we’ll just have to see what happens there. The work goes on!

You’ll be pleased to know that since I’ve come to this new area, I’ve had breakfast every day (with the exception of fasting). And it’s not lame breakfast, either. For example: this morning I had scrambled eggs, toast, Greek yogurt and a protein shake. I’m a healthy missionary! Good times.

A thought that goes through my head often is that Satan does not want us to pray. He doesn’t want us to communicate with our Heavenly Father. He doesn’t want us repenting, showing gratitude, asking to help others or even checking in. With that in mind, we should recognize that if we’re ever about to pray and we say “I’m too tired”, or “He doesn’t want to hear from me”, or “I’ll take care of it later”, that those are thoughts that Satan magnifies and intensifies. We need to pray. We need that line of communication with our Heavenly Father. We can’t do this on our own. Oh, how praying rests the weary. Don’t forget to pray!

Thanks for reading and writing! You’re all good people. At the very least you’ve got the potential to be good. The Church is true!

Keep the faith,
Elder Webb

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