Monday, November 23, 2015
I am good.
Sooooo this week was pretty good! So Elder Diso and I had a lot of streer lessons this week which was pretty fun! Because usually here in our area there are just big groups of people that just hang around and dont do much except yell "Hey Joe" at me. So this week I decided that every group that did that to me I would stop and talk to them and so I did. I did that about 3 times and each time I did I would share a little bit about the gospel. Then I asked if we could share more and they all said yes so Elder D and I had about 3 street lessons with about 15 people listening which was kinda of cool. I wish I would of had a picture of it. We always see weird things happening on the streets but this week I just saw this kid on the ground and he was kinda crying and he was wiping his barefoot on the ground and there was just blood everywhere. Turns out he stepped on a glass bottle. I just cringed and said "Stop stop dont do that!" And I picked him and I asked him where his house was and I carried him to his house and gave him to his mom. Man I felt so bad for him and he probably will get an infection, but I think he will be okay. The work is going pretty well. Training is kind of tough but it is fun. My trainee is a little afraid of approaching people on the streets but I am trying to teach him how to better do it which is funny because I still suck at the language and he is fluent but I am the one teaching him how to talk to people haha its seems backwards. Just last month I was the quieter companion but now I have to be the outspoken one. Quite the change. We had a "One Day" mission this week in our ward which means for the whole day we have people come from the ward with us to do some work! This one day mission focus was on finding less actives. We found quite a few less actives and set return appointments with them to go back and teach them. They all were so nice and I am eager to go back and help them out. So we only have one progressing investigator right now which kinda sucks but our area is a tough area and we are trying our best. But the investigator is a 10 year old kid that now lives with his Aunt and Uncle who are active members. The kids name is Noah and he has had a rough life. His mom was killed and his dad is on drugs. Most of his siblings have also been killed too but he is now in a safe home with the gospel. He loves church and loves primary. He is so funny beacaue he is so social and talkative a church but then when we teach him he gets sooooo shy. I just dont think he likes the attention haha but he is a great kid and he reads the book of mormon every day. We taught him the gospel of jesus christ yesterday and we used a fun object lesson. We told the story of a knight who wanted to go back to his castle (Celestial Kingdom) and he had to go through 5 main tasks. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Holy Ghost, and Endure. It was a fun lesson and everyone laughed at my terrible drawings. But yes you all are probably wondering what is up with the subject of this email. So yesterday we got on the jeep from our house to our area and as we did the roads got backed up so we got off and started to walk. As we got up we saw a bunch of catholics just walking in the street like 500 of them and they were doing some worship thing but man! It was so much traffic and they were just walking in the middle of the road! So lame. This week will be pretty fun, we are going to the mission homefor our zone interviews and I have exchanges with one of my homies from New Zealand and we are both new and both suck at Tagalog so I guess we will see how that goes! I love you all!
Love Elder Webb
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- Zone Training meeting which was good we talked a lot about how we can help each other more in the work and then worked later that night. Nothing too eventful
- So there was this guy okay and he just came up to me and said hey where are you going?! And I told him and he just kept talking to me so I asked if we could share with him and he said yes so we said okay where is your house? And he started to lead us there which was kinda far so we are walking and walking and there are just a lot of people staring at us weird and I know that I am white and I stand out and I am really handsome but they were looking at us more weird than usual. So we got to his house which was down a really dark alley and I said to Elder Diso hey we arent going down there. So we said okay brother actaully we have to get going we will come back some other time and we gave him a pamphlet and left. But we looked behind us and he was just following us. Then we took a turn down an alley and we thought we had lost him but yet again there he was. So my comp said to him Okay brother we have to go because we have to teach someone so we will come back another time! and he said okay okay sounds good! So we kept going but he kept following us! So we walked faster and faster then turned down an alley and just ran to a members house hahah it was so crazy. He was nice and seemed harmless but man he just kept coming.
- Stressful day. Had a lot of high hopes for appointments but they all fell through:( That happens a lot haha but I just gotta keep going and trying.
- Weekly Planning. Blah it takes so long but it is important.
- I am really sorry but I really dont remember what happened that day haha
- I loved . We had a good day at church and got a referal from a member and we began teaching him. His name is Noah and he is 10. He lives with the member because his mom was killed and his dad is on drugs. Very sad but now he is with a great family and going to grow up in the gospel. He has gone to church the past few weeks and he is loving it. He is very very shy but he started to open up towards the end and said a great closing prayer.
Hello everyone and goodmorning! Or goodnight for some of you I guess. How is everyone doing? I hear there are some pretty sad stuff going on around the world which is terrible to hear but it just shows that the times are close. We all need to prepare yourself spiritually and physically.
So this week, Ill start with Monday. That was Pday and that was fun of course and that day we taught a less active named Bernard and he is 24. He is way cool and just has great faith. The reason he is less active is because the members of our ward. Our ward is kinda struggling right now, there is a lot of drama and some hurt feelings going around which sucks because first off I mean its church come on and we teach in our gospel to never judge and to love everyone. But of course people are not perfect so things happen. But yeah so we have been trying to really strengthen our ward lately and trying our best to make it better. But anyway Bernard is way cool and he was baptized in 2001 so yeah a long time. Our goal for him is to progress to get the priesthood and get to the temple so we have been teaching him a lot about that and he loves it. When we met with him on monday he was in Mosiah 20 and we went back to himand he was on Alma 20! I was shocked man holy crap he is a boss and he understand everything and asks great questions!
So there is my week. Sorry my emails kinda suck. They will get better and I will try to make them good for you guys. SOrry no pics this week because I didint take any. But I love all you guys and I miss you all. Thanks for all the love ans support:)
Have a great week!
Love the dakilang pogi Elder Webb:))))
I hope everyone is doing great and doing fun stuff!!! So first I will explain the pictures. I took a cool majestic picture of a cat, that is a little Filipino kid in water, thats me in my awesome new barongs. (very fancy filipino shirts) And then Marvins baptism! So dang this week has been pretty awesome but pretty tough. I am a trainer right now and that means I am basically in charge of my whole area because my new comp doesn't know much and I am responsible to teach him everything! So it is pretty tough haha. But my new comp is cool! His name is Elder Diso and he is from Dagupan which is in the Philippines. He is a dilligent worker but he is not used to missionary work and all the walking ahah but he will get there!! We had a lotttttt of appointments fall through this week which makes it kinda hard for me because I have to have all the back ups in mind. But I know this is really pushing me and I am learning a lot. But yesterday we found some awesome 2 ladies who are very interested and they are eager for us to come back and share and share with their whole family so I am hoping and praying everything goes well with that!! I am starting to see myself worrying less about myself and more on the work and my companion. Being a trainer is a very humbling experience. I just really hope I am being a good trainer to my comp and helping him the best that I can.
It was super hot this week, lots of sweat haha. But I like the heat and it is ten times better than Minnesota weather so I cant complain I like the weather. Except in the apartment sometimes it gets so hot and their is no wind so I just need a fan pointed at me constantly.
So Marvins baptism was awesome! What a great example for everyone involved. He was an investigator for 5 months. But he finally became fully converted and he is happier than ever! He is getting along great with the ward and he loves life! He had a great testimony after his baptism and he even cried. He is so thankful for the gospel and the missionaries in his life. I am really proud of him and I am glad I got to be a part of his spiritual journey.
So things have been great but hard. But this is only the beginning of my mission and things will get harder but so much better especially when I fully get the language down. Thank you all for all your love and support always! I love you guys!
Love Elder Webb
Monday, November 2, 2015
I AM GOING TO BE A FATHER. I am training a new missionary this transfer. I am terrified to say the least buttttt I know I can do it. The Lord calls inexperienced people and I know with His help he is going to bless me and me and my new son are going to do great work! So I now run the University Hills Ward area with my new comp. I meet himso I dont know if he is Filipino or American or what. But I hope that he is Filipino because I am not too confident in my language skills quite yet! But I am very excited as well to be able to have this opportunity from the Lord. It is going to be hard work but I just know that I can do it. There isnt a doubt in my mind that I can do it because If I work hard the Lord is going to do the rest. So please pray for me and hope for the best!
So this past week was pretty bad for the work because we had an early curfewand because our area gets too dangerous. Also my current companion doesnt really want to work that hard because he is transfering and he has been in this area for a long time. But we had a great work with our investigator Marvin! We had an awesome FHE with him which is the picture below. He passed his baptism interview and he will be baptized this ! Yay we are so happy for him. He is really growing a lot in the gospel. He even has a desire to serve a mission! THe other day he said Elder Webb can I serve a mission? I said Of course! And he said YES! Hahah he is great I love the guy. We had some great lessons with him this past week and he is ready for baptism. We had a another investigator attend church this past for the first time her name is Precy. She is great and has a strong faith in the gospel but she has a job position at another church right now so that is kind of a problem haha but we are working with her and she said she would attend marvins baptism which is great.
SOrry this letter was kind of short but there is just not much to report on this week but there will be more to come next week after my first week of training a greeny
Love you all!
Lover Elder Webb
Sunday, November 1, 2015
PHILIPPINES QUEZON CITY NORTH MISSION
Zabarte Rd. cor. Ilang-Ilang St., Almar Subdivision
Camarin, Caloocan City
Camarin, Caloocan City
28 October 2015
Brother Bradley Webb
11620 Wagon Wheel Curve
Woodbury, MN 55129
Dear Brother Webb:
I am pleased to inform you that your son, Elder McKinley Fredrick Webb, has been called to serve as a new Missionary Trainer. This is one of the most important callings in the mission. New missionaries will always remember their trainer and the example he sets for them to follow.
I am confident that Elder Webb’s knowledge, obedience, and enthusiasm for the work of the Lord will be a blessing to his trainee as he helps him begin the path to becoming a Preach My Gospel missionary.
Sister Bertin and I are grateful for your son’s dedicated performance, his strong testimony, and his willingness to work hard to bring about success. We also appreciate the love and encouragement you give him. Thank you for sending such a dedicated missionary to serve with us in the Philippines Quezon City North Mission.
Kim C. Bertin