Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

Hey everyone! 

Hows everyone doing? Awesome. So yeah this week was really interesting but it was way fun. A lot going on and we were super busy. So people were saying they like the the day to day thing so maybe I will do that again:)

MondayMonday again was just the pday and we kinda just hung around, read, it was nice. Had a couple of lessons at night then went to bed nothing too special.

Tuesday- Today was District Meeting, it was my first time giving a workshop. Because I am the District Leader I have to give workshops to my district. So my topic was better understanding the God Head so we can help our investigators become more converted. But I was focusing on the Holy Ghost. I realized that here in the Philippines that everyone believes in God but they all believe that he is only one. But its important for us as missionaries to teach and testify that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all different and they all have different roles but have one purpose. So thats what I did and it was pretty good.

Wednesday- Today we had exchanges with the zone leaders which was pretty cool. I went there Tuesday night and slept there. We spent the whole day in the Baliwag area which is the zone leaders area and it was cool to see another part of the zone. I went with Elder Goodwin and he is a cool guy he has been our for a while I think he goes home in November. 

Thursday- today we had weekly planning and then we had a cool service project at members house. (thats the picture of me on that termite hill) The project was just to take down termite hills hahas, it was actually pretty hard. It took us like 2 hours to get one. The filipinos have this urban legend thing that some believe that dwarves live inside the termite hills, sometimes they are black sometimes they are white. If they are white then they are good and give you treasure and if they are black they are mean and hurt you. Hahah kinda funny. So yeah we tore down some hills. Then on the way back we took some pictures in this really cool field and thats where I took the picture with the Carabao. (the black cow looking thing). Then that night we got ready for our big day on friday.

Friday- This was the day we got to hear President Russel M Nelson speak. So my area is like 3 hours away from where we went to hear him speak, so early in the morning our whole zone piled into a jeepney and we took off. So we got to the meeting place at this HUGE chapel. Bigger than anyone I have ever seen in the states. It was 3 floors, and yeah it was just big and awesome. So there we got to take a picture with our whole mission and President Nelson. So we gathered into the culteral hall and got our spots then waited for President Nelson to come in. When he came in everyone got silent and it was just so cool. I I felt the spirit when he came really strong and I just thought, "Wow, I wonder what he has seen" But yeah it was just really cool. Then we all got to shake his hand and gather in the sacrament hall. I was looking at him a lot and he just looked kinda strange, just looked like he wasnt in this world. But when he got up to speak and his whole demeanor changed. And he was funny, happy, and just spoke so well. He called up our APs and told them to ask him questions and he just based all he talked about from those questions. It was amazing that he talked with such power for 2 hours having no preparation. He talked a lot about repentance and how a lot of people focus on the PEN in repentance, the penalty, penitentiary haha, stuff like that haha. But then he broke down what repentance really was. It was way good. Then he told the story of Gideon in the Bible, in Judges. At the end of all the tests he was left with 300 men and they fought 150,000. That ratio turns out to be one man against 500. So he related that to our membership in the church. We have 15 million but then he said for the sake of numbers lets just say we have 14 million active, and we have 7 billion on earth. So that ratio turns out to 1 to 500 as well. Then President Nelson said "its just perfect" and everyone laughed haha. But yeah it was funny but true. He said that Lord wants us to do impossible things. That is how its supposed to be. It was awesome.

Saturday- Today was just a regular work day. But I had a cool story to end off that day. So it was getting to be about 7:30 and we were going to go to our last appointment at a recent convert. We had plans to go to this other investigator Do-dong but we didint have time. So we called the rc and told her we were coming but she said she wasnt home so we headed to the investigator instead. So the investigators name is Do-Dong and he has a hard life, he works as a truck driver and makes 135 pesos a day which is like 3 american dollars. And he works 13 hours a day. But he really really wants to come to church but he just cant because of work. But when we got there we were just talking to him the first few minutes someone knocked on his little bamboo door. It was his brother in law Ramil who looked at us and said youre mormons right? We said yeah, and he said yeah I was baptized there but I just moved here and I havent been to church in a long time. So it was just really cool that we met him there at that time. So we were talking to Do-Dong about hopefully finding a new job so he could come to church and he agreed so were gunna help him find a new job. But yeah it was also way cool because Ramil came to church the next day for the first time in a long time.

So that was my wrap up for the week. It was a good one. Hopefully I didint bore you guys. I love all you and hope you have a great week:)

Love Elder Webb

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