Monday, May 23, 2016

This week was pretty cool, the shoulder hasnt been bothering me to much so that was a blessing. If you could have Mariah talk to Colby the Timpanogos trainer as well (if hes still there) that would be sweet. I think that would be very wise to have it looked at very closly when i come home.. it is a dang pain to always be worring about it. But all is well, its a good thing i dont need my shoulder to do mission work. We had our last family night with the Nascimento Joao family this week. We are letting them do their own family night from now. THis last family night was beautiful, they could sing the hymns all on thier own, the father gave an great lessons about the importance of scriptures. He told about how much the book of mormon has changes his thinking and his life, and hows he so grateful for the things that he has learned from it. Yet he still says that he has not yet recieved an answer that the book is true.... NOOOOOO how?? the book is changing your life and you have the answer right in front you, but he and his wife still want a stronger spiritual confermation that the book is true.. I guess thats not bad becasue itll come... just needs to be soon because with the branch splitting the church is in desperate need of this great family!

Other then that we just do the usual work, dropping lazy investigators and finding new ones. Here in angola because the church is so new the mission is focusing on married self sufficient families to build the church grow. We have become more like ring hunters.. while walking or contacting if we see someone with a ring every missionary wants to talk to that person and meet with them. Its the goal of our companionship to stop and talk to very person we see who has a ring.. Its pretty hard because here in angola the marriage process is hard but as we search and diligently work we are blessed, so thats pretty cool.Also we are teaching a 10 yr old kid, Victorino he lived in South africa with his uncles, but his mom lives here, he speaks portuguese but can only read english so its very complicated on teaching him, he reminds me a lot of joseph, he loves to play but would not read the BOM so we told him in order to play he has to read 2 verses before, and hes been doing really well, we are super proud of him. Hes a fun little guy.

Also for i package i would ask for the most american like tie and shirt you can find, i want to give it to ELder DLamini to help him appreciate my home a little bit more. Elder Dlamini has become one of my best friends and will stay a life long friend, i love that crazy swaziland warrior dearly, and i would love to give him a little USA memory of me. So in the package, US tie, Us shirt, peanut butter and Nutella, and whatever else you think would be cool. Im not picky ill take whatever i get and ill love it. 

Elder Webber

Dlamini taking a selfie

and a sea shell road

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Chat on Mother's Day

This week ill write a little one.. not much happened..

Thats very true.. actually this week Elder Dlimini and i were talking about how missionary emails were like social media.. every one is trying to make themselves look better but you never know who is really struggling, and to be honest i think about home every day, and rugby i think about everytime im walknig around which is the majority of the time.. but its all good because the few lessons we have and the sweet people we meet makes it all worth it.. Missions are not easy in the slightest meaning of the word.. the walking the sweating, the dogs, the language, theres so much dragging you down and it gets over whelming way to often.. but thats exactly why a mission is the best 2 years.. it turns you into a man.. a spiritual man.

I also this week had back pains that would have killed me... but its all good Elder Dlimini rubbed some deep blue onto my back and with a couple prayers later we didnt miss a single lesson all week, so that was super nice, almost as soon as i would leave the house it would leave and as soon as i got back it would come straight back! haha its been super interesting.. also following the spirit brings miracles..

about packages.. i just want letters and photos to be real, if  you could just get people to write a letter, favorite memory, and a photo from all my friends and people i know that would be super cool, have mariah help you out! 

But joseph looked awesome.. i miss my little buddy dearly.. hes grown a lot. Zach needs to smile some more, life's a time to smile! not to frown.. and josh same goes for you.. mariah looked like classic mariah which is always great.

Loved talking to you all, miss you dearly. 

Elder Webber 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A :"Normal" Week

Yeah this week we had a nice little surprise sunday.. because monday was a holiday here in angola we received word that we would be working as normal on monday and that tuesday will be out p-day.. so here we are now hahaha This week was pretty solid.. nothing really happened.. we just walked around a lot, taught some really good lessons and found some cool new people. We had family night with familia nasciment joao, and that was probably the highlight of the week, it was their second time doing it and elder smith and i did nothing.. which is how it should be. The oldest son conducted, the hymns were beautiful and the oldest daughter gave the spiritual thought.. it was truly a thing of beauty and we are seeing a miracle happen right before our eyes. 

Other then that nothing really happened, we found a new young man named Fabio and our first lesson was awesome, we found him early in the week just hammered drunk and sitting down.. (this is when you get them... when they cant think straight so they straight way give you their number) hahaha nah but it was pretty good, we called him and made an appointment and taught him. The spirit was super strong in our lesson and he was understanding everything, said he would pray and did a wonderful job.. all around a pretty cool contacted and lesson.

Also and investigator who we have marked for baptism soon was sick all last week so we had to slowly work with him, but this week he was healthy and the usual sergio, he was smiling, came to church Sunday and had a great time.. hes gonna be baptized later this month so we are excited for him, a young guy that has had some troubles in his life.. so the gospel is really working out for him which is pretty cool.

Sounds like Joseph just created a secret society hahahahaha na that's pretty cool though good for him.. hell have to send me a medal soon.. itd love to have one!
Yeah we are planning on calling around 16 here which is around 8 oclock over in your neck of the woods, sorry for the late notice we weren't to sure what we were doing as a mission but now we do!

see you soon

Elder Webber