Monday, March 27, 2017

A "Chill" Week...

This week was chill. Just trying to find more people to teach to refill our teaching pool. 

I honestly don't have anything to say.. it was just another week, with the usual work. Its been really hot this week which was a fun experience. Everyone and their mom thinks that I'm burning because of how red my face gets from the heat.. some kids think that i have a little demon inside of me that wants to come out.. so when they that i simply snarl my nose and make of grunting noises and they all go sprinting off screaming... it's just one of those things that keeps me entertained nowadays. 

My time in this area is coming to a close which is really sad, i love the members here and the recent converts. It's been fun to work with them and do so many cool things, but i'm really excited to see where my last area will be. I have a lot of things that i want to do before i go home but looking at the time it doesn't seem like ill be able to do them all. I commitment, however, to make the best of my time here and to work hard until the fat lady sings.. 

Recently i've been praying to get revelations in my dreams just so i can become a sweet visionary and i think i'm slowly starting to get it.. i've had some cool dreams that felt very different from other dreams.. Ive been so worried my whole life that i wont do exactly what the lord wants so thats what i've been focusing on and trying to figure what he wants me to do.. it came to a point where i realized that really all i have to do is keep the commandments and follow that spirit and the lord's will but what he wants me to do into my life. So that's what i've been working on recently. 

Also i went back to Benfica on a division this last week, that was a ton of fun seeing all the old and familiar faces from the past.. cool stuff. 

Elder Webber

I should be good on money.. i don't spend much

Monday, March 13, 2017

A "Solid" Week...

This week was solid. We had a great time at the district conference. I got to see almost all of my recent converts and my favorite members from benfica which was a big boost to my morale. Its always fun to see how strong they all are and to see their spiritual progression. Valdemiro, Paulo, Taric, and Carlos all received the higher priesthood this week. Valdemiro shared his testimony on love and of the church to start the district conference off which was great. They all want to go to the temple and be sealed which was great to see, they are all making plans and getting ready. This might be one of the best parts of being a missionary is seeing the change in so many peoples lives. 

We had an area seventy come called Elder Hall and i really enjoyed his talk on the gospel culture and how we can grow the gospel culture here in angola. Its true the church is really new here yet they work so hard to have a gospel culture here.

We also had a great week this week as we went with president to interview some of our investigators who are going to be baptized this week. Its always fun to sit in a nice AC car and talk to president a little about life and the mission and "pick" his brain a little. We didn't really have any other kind of cool experiences this week. we just did our usual work and had a good time teaching our investigators and helping them all progress to baptism. The work is slowly going along,  

I'm getting more and more content as the days go by. I don't really have any other kind of emotions than just straight contentment. I realized how much i love to just have my alone time and think to myself and resolve my own problems in my head. I also made a lot of cool discoveries about my brain and my personality which at first surprised me but as i focused on them this week i found ways into making them help me and be a great benefit. Its all pretty exciting find out new talents and abilities that come to be a great benefit and even better when you make a weakness become strong and thats exactly what i did this week. I feel very content... thats me emotion for the last couple of weeks just contentment. 

Elder Webber

Monday, March 6, 2017

Serving with Heart, Might, Mind and Strength...

Not a whole lot happened this week, the beginning of a new transfer is always fun and seems to be a new refresher of life. Im able to set some new goals, plan for the next few weeks and get ready for life. 

We are still working with the usual people helping them all get to baptism which they should all be baptized this transfer so we are VERY excited for that. We have a lot of very cool investigators that we are teaching that have their own desire to learn and to grow. 

We saw this week many many great examples of faith and of continuing through extreme trials. I have learned a lot of valuable lessons that have made me reconsider my life and the direction i am going. I also received many great revelations pertaining to my life and what i need to do in it. Needless to say it was a great week of reflection and thinking. One thing that i was very impressed with this week was a little talk by Glenn Beck called "An unlikely Mormon" and a talk by Brett Carpenter "the conversion story of a catholic priest" these two talks made me think a lot about my mission and made me a whole lot more grateful for the many many tender mercies and miracles i have received during my mission, and for sure this week was full of them. 

Locas is doing well, Jandira is sweet, Miguel is a boss, Joao is doing great. So many stories and things to say but so little time. Its a good thing i have a lot of time to write in my journal to try and save all that's going on. The work continues, funny things happen daily, members love us which is awesome because we got like 6 coconuts this week which was sooooooo goooood. We had to act like animals trying to open it up with kitchen knifes and break them against our concrete all in our apartment... soo much work but it was worth it.  

Sorry i don't have much to say, i don't really have that much of news or anything like that. It seems like yesterday i was emailing you guys. Dont worry mom i have all my memories written down for me to tell you when i get back home. Loving every step i take and enjoying the ride. As i serve with all my heart, might mind and strength i don't have any regrets which might be one of the best feelings ever.. missionaries with regrets are the worst kind. Also i saw Valdmiro, Joaguim and Nataneil this week, i got a nice huge hug from them all which was nice. Its always great to see members from benfica.. which is awesome because this week is district conference!! so pumped! 

Elder Webber