Monday, April 25, 2016

A "Marriage Counselor"....

Yeah this week was pretty cool, just another week at the office.... litterally it was another week at the office, President and sister asked us to go in 3 days now instead of the usual 2. Pretty frustrating knowing we should be out working in our area but its turn to be really cool. We are helping the mission and ton and helping relieve some stress off of sister, she did so much stuff it was crazy, so its nice to help her out. Also we are getting some great experience in paying bills and doing some real life financing so it going to be great experience for after the mission which will be pretty nice. 

Still working with our usual investigators, but the most important is the family we are working with that has some marriage problems, and let me tell you something, you could pay thousands of dollars for a professional marriage counselor, or you can contact your local 19 or 20 year old missionaries with a couple of scriptures and a testimony and your marriage will drastically change.. this family when we first sat with them was not a good experience at all and the missionaries before said it was bad, but as they read the BOM and have christ central into their family you can truly see the difference. Its a miracle!! We had family night with them last night and while walking out the husband was talking to us, he said he made a lot of mistakes and before he had the missionaries pass by he would drink, he wouldn't play with the children he would do anything, but now he's loving, kind, playful and the family is coming together and is being a whole lot more happy.just cool to see the gospel do the job it should.

other then that not much happened this week, just a lot of walking and a lot of talking the usual missionary work. We are getting more and more familiar with the area and the members here.. the first couple weeks here were absolutely killer, but thats what you get when you white wash.. but slowly and surly you get to know everything so we are at that point now.. we know almost all the members and starting to know which road goes where and where everyone lives so its super nice to finally get to that point! 

Look what i found on the streets, youll be so surprised what you find here! 


Elder Webber

Monday, April 18, 2016

Rain, Rain, Rain...

This week was a rain storm almost the whole week through.. it was esspecialy bad this last satruday.. we leave the house right after lunch and about 5 minutes from leaving we walk right into the eye of the storm, rain was coming down so hard that it actually hurt our heads to walk and the lighting was right over our heads.. we would see the flash and almost immediatly after we would hear the thunder.. it was quite the experince.. but as always here in angola when it rains everything stops... EVERYTHING!! cars, work, energy, and esspecially lessons.. for some reason when it rains no one is able to visit with us so all of our lessons fell through.. but the rain soon stopped and we got to visit with a lot of people and a cool less active.

more this week we got to visit with a member who is being tempted by a foul temptress to not go on a mission.. so we had to sit down with him and get is head on straight.. he's getting all the pre mission temptations.. women, job, family, and schooling.. classic.. but we sat with him nicely told him what he had to do and bore solid testimony.. we could slowly feel his feelings change about it.. just made me think a lot about my situation back at home.. my parents loving and always supporting, brothers for their great examples, sister for her love, great priesthood leaders always telling and showing us the right path.. great friends and their great mothers, and coaches telling us to be great players and even better men off the field.. i was extremely blessed before my mission with so many things in which i am grateful for you all. 

We have familia nascimento doing really well, we had their first family night last night, and it was a big time success, they were laughing, giggling and having fun, it was so cool to see them slowly get closer together as they put chirst as the central point to their families.. it was a fun time. 

Still doing great with the new job and new comp elder smith.. he helps me big time in the language and many other things so its all cool! 


Elder Webber

Monday, April 4, 2016


So turns out i only got to be with mega desk for a couple of days.. thursday after noon we receive a call from president, my comp hands me the phone and the first words president says is "Elder Webber are you ready for a little shake up?" well of course president i always am... next thing i know president is telling me that i am becoming the "executive secretary" of the mission and that i leave the next day to white wash an area up by the mission office. My heart instantly dropped into my stomach.. i was suppose to leave Pinto, maizinha, the gomboa family and many more investigators who will be baptized this transfer, that and all my recent converts and all the amazing members.. i was destroyed.. i felt so cheated.. i felt like i had 5 more weeks there... but as i learned here on the mission what i want doesn't matter at all, its all about the lord and his will. so with that i went home, packed and was off the next day to Benfica... 

Let me tell you white washing is hard... i think opening an area is a lot easier but that just my opinion.. (ive done both so i would know) we spent a whole day just walking around and getting to know the area, taught some people and met some members... its was exhausting... come home and just colapse onto the bed destroyed... but its good my new comp is elder Smith from cali... hes a boss at portuguese and works really hard so its all good on the hood. So a little more info on the calling we go to the office twice a week to pay the mission bills, do referalls, keep stock of all the book,and stuff. pretty interesting.. even better is we get a car! the president, senior couple, aps and us are the only ones to drive.. with great reason... these roads here are crazy!! and all the cars are stick so its a good thing i learned before the mission to drive the yellow car.. 

all in all this week i was in a glass case of emotions.. i wanted to weep, wail and gnash my teeth to try and stay in viana... but as the lord calls i will follow with a smile on my face and with a diligent mind and desire to serve... i wanna thank pam for sending me photos of my family and it looks like dad was doing the yard work one day and accedently cut off josh and zachs hair..... YIKES!!!!!!!!!! but lookes likes some fun stuff ... not gonna liie my hair gets a little iffy some days as well. 

Elder WEbber

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and some black kids

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