Thursday, October 9, 2014


Here’s a splash of northern-Canada-cold water in the face: This Elder Webb has but 8 months of his mission remaining. (His dear father pointed out the 16 months served part, and Elder Eli furthered the math and came up with 2/3 done. Wow.) But the news is great from the Great (soon-to-be) White North:

At Skyler’s baptism. (Matching ties to mark the occasion.)
General Conference was fantastic! We watched every session at the home of a member named Alecia. She’s awesome. In the weeks leading up to Conference we planned to have a Conference party at her house. We told our investigators and less-actives and recent converts we’re working with so we could have it all in one place. Alecia’s house was a good setting because she’s got comfy couches, lots of blankets and a 70-something-inch TV. Blessed. It was also a good setting because she offered. Double-blessed. We planned meals and everything! It was a blast. What topped it off is that we had an investigator and less-active member watch every session with us, and we had our recent convert Skyler out to two of the sessions. Our investigator Eric said he wanted to come, but he didn’t end up making it. Travis was working, and Vince lived too far away to get to where we were. 
“General ‘Comf-erence’; not actually sleeping,” he reports.
Laughing —thinking this proves they were not actually sleeping.
The investigator we had with us was Jordan. I don’t remember if I told you about Jordan, but it’s a funny story. When we first met Jordan he was a less-active member. We met with him consistently for about three weeks and he even met with the Bishop! However, when he met with the Bishop he was informed that they were unable to find his records, so he’d need to be baptized again! Kind of a freebie! He’s now our new investigator, and he’s set to be baptized on the 1st of November. We aren’t sure what was wrong with the first time he was baptized, but we suspect that his parents didn’t sign off on it (neither is a member), so it might not have been entered. All a little bit shady, but Jordan wants to change and be happy, so we’re trying to help him with that. Good times!

Favorite talks from Conference off the top of my head: Lynn G. Robbins in the first session, Elder Cook and President Uchtdorf in Priesthood, Elder Christofferson in whichever session it was, Elder Scott, and Elder Holland. The Church is true!

We live with members currently. They are the Woodruffs, and they are fantastic. Brother Woodruff’s great-great-grandfather is Wilford Woodruff! We share their basement with two other missionaries. It’s a good time. Dad, Sister Woodruff served her mission in Ecuador! She was a bit before your time, though. She says hi.

Goodness, 16 months! That’s wild. I am done with two thirds of my mission! Hard to process. I’m happy with the changes I’m seeing in myself and with the changes I’ve been able to see in others. I can’t believe I’ve only got eight months left. It boggles the mind.
With President Manion
“Messy service,” it was labeled.
Happy birthday to Maxwell! I wish I could type it the same way we all say it, but it seems too tricky... “Ha’py burtday!” ‘Twill suffice. I hope your day is full of gladness and joy. I also hope you get the Taylor Swift song “22” stuck in your head all day, because now it applies to you. It’s awesome to hear your testimony and see you respond to the mission. It’s also awesome that I don’t have your apartment. Opposition in all things, amiright?

Thanks for all of y’all’s love and support. Continue to pray for me! The more I’m on my mission experiencing things, the more I realize how powerful prayer is. It’s kind of ookie but in a good way. Love ya!

Nurture the faith,
Elder Webb

P.S. Brutal news on BYU football. I’m not so bummed to be missing the season anymore.

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