Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 28, 2015

Hey Fam! 

Yeah it was so good to see all of you, too! The tears at the end we're not as bad as you thought haha I was fine 10 minutes after. I just have a really ugly cry hahaha but I was fine right after! Christmas is just a weird thing on the mission haha it's awesome, but it's just so different. I still had a really good day but yeah it's just weird! It's hard to explain. Dad and Jared know what I mean. The members were really nice to us too! It was fun going over to their houses and eat with them and be a part of their families for a little bit. The members here are great! 

This week was fun! It was an interesting week with Christmas Eve, Christmas, transfer calls, the warm weather, etc! We opened up all of our presents on Christmas Eve and it was a lot of fun! All the candy, other good treats, the ties, the picture, the Christmas tree, etc! I don't even remember it all, if I was at the apartment I would but thanks so much! Everyone that sent anything thank you! 

Yeah for Christmas we had lunch at the Scott's, and then we Skyped, and then we went and street contacted until about 5:00 p.m. and then went and had dinner at the senior missionaries' place with some African members! It was awesome! The African members were so confused at what gravy was. They were all nervous to try it haha but then they all loved it! They all think Americans are sooooo unhealthy! It's really funny. 

We struggled to meet with people this week. It was a lot of finding and not a lot of success but it's ok! Our investigators are all still really solid! So we aren't too worried. They are all really busy! But yeah we got transfer calls the other day and Elder Johnson is leaving and I'm staying again for another transfer! It's pretty weird. Elder Johnson and I became good friends but he will be a great zone leader!! I'm staying as junior companion and getting another French speaker so I'm happy! I love the people in this area haha I couldn't imagine being in Elder Johnson's shoes where he's been here for a year straight--these people must mean so much to him! I love this area and I'm so glad I'm staying! 

I'm sorry I don't have a lot to write, it was so good to see all of you over Skype! It was a lot of fun! I have the best family in the world. I hope you all had a good Christmas and that you all will have a good new year, as well! Make New Year's resolutions! Improve! I'm making some and I'm going to actually try to accomplish them so.......try with me! Haha I love you all! Have a good week! 

Elder Webb❤💕❤💕

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 21, 2015

My French is terrible! It's not progressing, haha but it's ok. Elder Johnson has just been translating for me during lessons. It's so frustrating haha but it's ok! 

Yes I got the packages! I've already had some of the hot cocoa, which is phenomenal, and I used the snowman mug, and I set up the Christmas tree. It's awesome! Oh and I ate all the toffee in like 30 minutes. I felt so sick after but it obviously was worth it. I got the packages like 2 days ago I think! 

Well I'll start off by saying I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Time has flown by, and second it's been really warm lately! It's supposed to be like 50 degrees on Tuesday! No snow. But the wind pierces my soul I kid you not, it's painful, but we had a really good week! 

We taught J-- about the word of wisdom this week and we were nervous he was going to have a lot of questions about it, but he accepted gladly and has been updating us this week with it telling us that it is going well! He has been busy, so we only saw him that one time but yeah he gives us a call once every few days and tells us. It's been really cool! He's supposed to be baptized Jan. 9th  but we will probably have to move it to February because he's so busy, so we don't have enough time to teach him all the lessons. But he's still very enthusiastic about it all! 

We taught Fe-- once, and nothing really happened. She's very shy. She's awesome! But yeah we taught about the plan of salvation and it went well, but she's just so hard to get a read on! But she has come to church a few times already, and has loved it, especially the other African members so it's still going good! 

And A--, we were teaching him this week and it was funny. He told us "I love meeting with you guys, you're really nice and funny but I just don't think I'm going to gain anything from your church. We both love Jesus, and we both believe in him! So I don't think I will gain anything." I got up and handed him the Book of Mormon and his eyes went HUGE. He was so shocked that he busted out laughing, and trust me it wasn't a "this is ridiculous" laugh. It was a "oh my gosh I was wrong and this is awesome" laugh! And he has been really interested lately. We are meeting with him tomorrow, and hopefully he has read, but yeah it was funny. He got so excited. Elder Johnson bore a super strong testimony about the Book of Mormon, too, after I got up and handed him the Book of Mormon, and it just felt like the Spirit was giving everyone bear hugs. You couldn't deny the Spirit that was there. It's been a fun week, and a really quick one. 

I'm excited to talk to you this weekend! It will be fun! If I cry I promise I'm still a big boy. I just get it from dad, so you can blame him if it gets weird. I love you! And Merry Christmas to everyone! If you emailed me and I didn't respond, I'm very sorry! I am making a list of who to respond to next week and if you've sent me one, I promise you will be on the list. Once again, I love you all! Have a good week! 

Elder Webb

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 14, 2015

Hey Fam! 

Well this week was hectic haha--I went on 2 exchanges with other elders because Elder Johnson is district leader, so on Monday and Tuesday I was with Elder Steely because he had a missionary training thing in New Hampshire, and then we did a district exchange between us and the other Portland elders on Wednesday and Thursday so I was barely even with Elder Johnson this week! Haha it was crazy! But during those few days, I had A LOT of fun. It was hectic but I realized how great the missionaries there are in this mission. They all really are huge studs and I look up to every one of them. 

We taught a few lessons during those few days. We taught the less-active brother P-- again and the lesson went well. I was stressed because the Elder I was with obviously didn't know anything about him so it was mostly up to me with the lesson plan but I felt pretty good about it hah I think he enjoys us coming over. Even if the lesson we gave wasn't very good, I think he still enjoys the company hahaha and then we taught F-- again, and we taught her about the Book of Mormon with the senior couple in our mission, and it went very well. The spirit was so strong and we could see it working through F--, because that was one of the only times we had noticed her light up during a lesson, something clicked with her and it was cool to see, I hope it keeps going in a good direction! She's awesome.

Elder Johnson and I did a lot of finding the past few days and haven't had any success really. It's been hard but we saw an amazing miracle yesterday with J-- one of the recent converts that I talked a little about. In Burundi there has been another big outburst of killings apparently because people tried rebelling against the government. They sent out these trucks through the neighborhoods to knock on doors and kill the young men if there were any in the home. And J--'s kids are still in Burundi, and the trucks were in her neighborhood yesterday and Saturday. She knew about it before church but she said she knew that she needed to keep it together and to come to church and take the sacrament. And we didn't know about any of this until after church, but the people in the trucks went to the kids' house, and broke down the door but they were hiding in a place in the basement. They saw clothes on the floor which were her son's who is about my age (so a young man obviously) and they for some reason had the idea that the house had already been checked and taken care of, so they left. And J-- said that is an absolute miracle that they didn't search it anyways just to make sure. But yeah anyways, it was amazing to hear. Talk about conversion. In her time of need she decided that taking the sacrament and doing what she's supposed to by coming to church in stead of staying home nervous and unsure (which she had every reason to stay home and worry), and she was blessed for it. It was a huge testimony builder to see that for sure.

Well, have a good week! And remember the true meaning of Christmas! I love you all so much!!

Elder Webb

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 7, 2015

Good luck, Grandpa, with the knee
replacement! You're still young, so I bet it will be fine but know
that I'm praying for you and hope you get well soon! 

My French is terrible haha it's not really coming along, it's hit a road block, and
I can't speak it to save my life but I can understand it pretty well.
But yeah it's not very good haha.

Well this week was an interesting week! A lot of ups and downs for
sure, but it was still pretty good. We have had a rough past 4 ish
days, I don't know what it is about this place right now but everyone
cancels appointments! Ha we have gone to the appointments and they
weren't there or they say they aren't home anymore after we call them--
but yeah we've had a lot of that the last few days! But I've really
learned to keep my head up, and I've been humbled a lot lately too. We
were seeing a lot of success in the area for pretty much the entire
first transfer, and I have needed this humbling to show me how I
handle these kinds of situations. Patience seriously is a virtue. It's
hard to have patience, but it's something everyone needs. At the
beginning of the week I was on an exchange with another Elder in
Yarmouth and it was a lot of fun, and we had a lot of success talking
with people. We set up a few return appointments and people were just
showing interest in what we had to say. It was awesome!! We are
encouraged to hand out these little Christmas cards that have a link
to the church website on it and that really has helped, because people
at this time of year are always nicer haha especially towards a
message about Christ. 

The headquarters for L.L. Bean is in Yarmouth
and they have a massive shopping mall there so we walked around it and
talked to a ton of people, and Mom you would be obsessed with this
place!  Dad too, because there is a big hunting section that I saw
through the window, too, but yeah it was really really cool. I'll send
some pictures. But yeah it's always fun talking to people, and there
were a select few that totally crossed our path for a reason. And this
next district meeting I will DEFINITELY be checking up on the Yarmouth
Elders and see where it has taken them! I'm excited to find out. And
we are still working with Fe-- and she came to church again and we
were able to meet with her a couple times this week! Things are moving
in the right direction with her so it's going great! She's nervous to
dive into it, but she is slowly lightening up to it. And she's ENGLISH-
yeah overall it was a good week.

My message this week is short, but it's about the cards we were
handing out that I talked about earlier. If you haven't already
watched the Christmas video that the church made, go watch it!! It's
truly amazing. And I encourage you to post it onto social media so
everyone can see it. If you go to it's right
there, and put the link on Facebook or something, then it helps. You
have no idea who's life it could change, member or not, so please do!
We encourage everyone to do that, so hasten the work:) I love you all!
And hope you have a good week! Mom, I'll work on that list:) and I
hope you get some snow soon!!

Elder Webb 🎄

Thursday, December 3, 2015

November 30, 2015

I'm glad you had a good week! And a fun thanksgiving! There is no snow here, so I haven't bought any 
boots but man it is SO cold here. The wind pierces your face when you walk, it's brutal but it's just 
more motivation to get lessons with people!! So we try way way way hard when we street contact and 
tract! Haha we always do, but the people see the extra want in our eyes I swear. The people here are 
pretty nice, they don't want to hear the message but they feel bad for us so they will bring us inside to 
warm up haha I wish they would listen but at least they let us warm up! 

We had another interesting week with everyone that we are teaching. Well not everyone, but most. 
The lessons just fell through and they couldn't find any time to meet and it was pretty frustrating. Even 
our recent converts J-- and A-- struggled to keep their appointments but they are still doing 
great. We met with A-- only once this week, but he is still strong as ever and just got his work 
permit! So he's pretty happy about that. And he passed the Sacrament this week at church too and 
he loved it! 

But with other people we are teaching......there is a new girl named Fi--. She's from 
Tanzania and she was Muslim there, but she met with Christian missionaries and converted to 
Christianity and her family did not like it. They actually tried to kill her. With Muslims we have to be 
really careful about teaching any of them because of that, even here in America. They have to be 
interviewed to make sure they are ok to teach. But anyways, yeah so she fled her country, hasn't talked 
to her family 
since she left (3 years ago) and ran into us! So we just started teaching her and she's the nicest girl ever. 
Also, our investigator J-- that read half the Book of Mormon in like 2 days, he is being baptized in 
January! I don't know if I already told you that last week, but yeah we are excited! He really is ready! 
Haha and we just picked up another named M-- and she is very interested, as well. Our teaching 
pool is really big but other than the ones I just talked about they have all fallen through this week. It's 
been a cold week but it's been really good. We met with a less active named Brother P-- and we had
a great lesson with him. It still blows my mind that he is less active because he's so amazingly nice and 
has such a burning testimony but yeah we are just trying to help him find that desire to come to church 
It's an interesting situation. 

J--, I talked about him a while ago, we really have high hopes for him still, it's been a month 
since we have met with him last but keep him in your prayers that he will find time to meet with us. 
He needs the gospel so bad, it would help him so much. 

It's been a good week, even when it gets tough we joke around and have a good time. But I'm enjoying 
this work, I truly love it. And I love being in tune with the Spirit. You never have to worry if you are in tune 
with the Spirit and it's a great feeling. I love you all! Oh, and our Thanksgiving was great! It was the usual 
food too:) no seafood! I wish! But it was great. I felt right at home! I love you all, and I hope you have a 
good week!! 

We are terrible at taking pictures. It's too cold to pull the camera out during the day and we just don't 
think about it but I took this one because I got a new hat and I'm pumped. My ears get sooo cold so 
this hat will be awesome. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 23, 2015

Well this week was a crazy week. We really had an up and down week. We
had SO many appointments set up, like 4 at least a day, but we had so
many people fall through. Almost all of them! We really tried to
figure out why this was happening, all of our investigators that were
progressing or that we were trying to extend baptismal dates to,
couldn't meet. And it was really frustrating, but we really started to
see why. Because all of these appointments fell through, it gave us a
lot of time to street contact and meet new people. And since this last
Wednesday we have found 15 new potential investigators, 10 new return
appointments, and so far 3 new progressing investigators and hopefully
that number keeps rising but yeah it's been good! Frustrating with all
the other investigators but it's showing progress in an area we didn't
expect haha and one of our investigators read half the Book of Mormon
in 2 days! He is totally soaking it i--it's awesome. His name in
J--.  Other than that there wasn't much. 

I'm excited for Thanksgiving, we are going to a
family's house and they are the freaking best. They are a lot of fun and 

really make us feel at home. I'm excited:)
It will be fun. Sorry that there wasn't a ton to write about,
hopefully lessons will start happening more with all the people we
have now in our teaching pool, so pray that we will be busy. Haha because
it needs to start happening! 

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! You
will have to tell me how it goes! Once again I don't have any pictures--
sorry! I need to take more! And btw I'm staying in Portland, I don't
think I told you that last week. Sooo ya! I love you all. Remember to
think of things you're thankful for.

My spiritual thought is very simple. Well, it's just a tiny thing I
want you all to think of this week, and then I want your response next
week! First I want you to think of the sacrifices you have made/other
people have made for you, and then I want you to ask yourselves, why
is sacrifice essential? And how has it strengthened you?

I love you all! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for all the prayers
and all the love I feel from all of you. I truly feel it. Have a good

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 14, 2015

Hello family! So I'm writing today because our p-day changed to today for this week because there have been some complications with a temple trip to Boston. Long story. But yeah! Mom I got the package, and I'm all set now. I have everything so thank you!! And I ran into a lady on the street that teaches at Amherst and I told her to look for Lindsey, so Lindsey, there might be some lady that comes up to you soon haha I don't know if you know her, she taught at Harvard and has been at Amherst for like.......10 years or something? I don't remember. But yeah. 

Well this week was very interesting! We had p-day on Monday so nothing really happened that day and then I went on an exchange until Wednesday which was interesting. It was with Elder Lawrence and he's a new missionary too so we couldn't teach any lessons because our French obviously isn't good enough.  So we street contacted/tracted ALL day on Tuesday. We walked soooo far haha my legs got so tired, and we didn't really have any success but it was interesting to see how we worked as new missionaries! We have a lot to improve on, but we are getting there! After we finished our exchange I finally was able to go back to my area. 

This week we worked a lot with the recent converts because they are going to the temple today and we helped them with family history and getting names and everything. It's so cool to see how much it means to them to get their family member names, A- especially was SO excited to go to the temple! He said he has had some dreams about going and can't wait to see one in real life. 

Another thing that was really cool to see this past Sunday, that I don't think I mentioned in my last letter, was A- got the priesthood. I've been teaching A- for the entire transfer with Elder Johnson and he has shared some tear jerking stories but he still had never cried until this Sunday. Getting the priesthood meant the WORLD to him. He started crying right after and looked up to Elder Johnson and said "I finally have the priesthood, the legit priesthood." It was so cool. It made me realize how much of a privilege the priesthood is, and really made me appreciate it. 

We taught J- a lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ on Thursday too and her lessons always go so well.  She already knew it all basically and it was basically just an open discussion haha but I said the closing prayer and I said it in French! I really surprised myself, and Elder Johnson said it all made sense, too, so yeah! And J- was so stunned. She was so happy but REALLY stunned at first. It made me feel good that I was able to contribute to the lesson in some way, I'll keep practicing so I can contribute more but yeah I wanted to tell you guys that. It's been a good week! 

In April of 2007 (I think...) there is a talk called "Its true isn't it? Then what else matters?" By Neil L. Anderson, And it really made my week. It's easy to get lost in your thoughts with things, like being away from home, and discouragement when people don't listen to you, but this talk really helped me in a lot of ways. It starts out by talking about Gordon B Hinkley talking to a naval officer from Asia who was baptized while he was in training in the United States. President Hinkley asks him how he will be treated by family and everyone around him because he is now a Christian and he said with tears in his eyes something to the degree of "I'll have a lot of family problems and career problems when I come back." And President Hinkley asks, "Are you willing to sacrifice so much for this church?" And he responds "Well it's true isn't it?" And I'll let you read the rest but it's such a good story and such a good talk. I encourage you all to read it this week. I love you all! I hope you have a good week!! 

Elder Webb 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November 9, 2015

This week was a really good week. We didn't teach very many lessons, J-- got 2 jobs this week so he's been REALLY busy, but we are meeting with him tomorrow which is good! And D--, we couldn't get a hold of him. And we picked up a few more investigators, I don't remember if I talked about them last week but it's a family of Muslims....and they are really interested in what we have to say. It's pretty cool! It's a part of their culture that they have to feed us every time we are there so we are eating a lot of African food. Ugh it's tough but I'm getting used to the funkiness--haha African food is hard to explain but it's getting better and better. Haha and we picked up another African named P-- and he is the nicest guy ever! We taught him for the first time this week and he is really nice, I hope it continues to go well, we are meeting with him in a couple days! 

On Friday we went to a zone conference and Elder Nielsen from the Seventy was there and holy cow, it was incredible. We talked about a lot of things with the atonement, and the spirit was SO strong and it truly is amazing being in the presence of a general authority. And then right after the zone conference we had a baptism with a lady named J--! She's from the Congo, and the other Portland elders taught her but we all got really close with her and her kids. And it was a great ending to the day-- that was easily one of my favorite days I've had on my mission. Another crazy thing with that baptism is that right after she was baptized, the senior sisters here took her back to Utah with them! So they finished their mission on Friday and then yeah.....she's gone too! Haha--with refugees here in Portland it's packed, so she's been living in a shelter with her kids and idk it's just a lot of legal things that are easier to deal with in Utah, and it will be good for her to learn English and to be surrounded by more people in the gospel. It was hard to say goodbye but I'm happy for her! I hope that wasn't confusing. Hahah it's been a good week. This week will be good too, we have a lot of appointments set up and we will have a temple trip with all the recent converts and it will be amazing. 

My spiritual thought this week is on fellowship. Gordon B Hinkley in Preach my Gospel tells a story about a lady and telling him her story about becoming a new member: “My journey into the Church was unique and quite challenging. This past year has been the hardest year that I have ever lived in my life. It has also been the most rewarding. As a new member, I continue to be challenged every day.” She goes on to say that when she joined the Church she did not feel support from the leadership in her ward. Her bishop seemed indifferent to her as a new member. Rebuffed, as she felt, she turned back to her mission president, who opened opportunities for her. She states that “Church members don’t know what it is like to be a new member. … Therefore, it’s almost impossible for them to know how to support us.” I challenge you, my brothers and sisters, that if you do not know what it is like, you try to imagine what it is like. It can be terribly lonely. It can be disappointing. It can be frightening. We of this Church are far more different from the world than we are prone to think we are. This woman goes on: “When we as investigators become members of the Church, we are surprised to discover that we have entered into a completely foreign world, a world that has its own traditions, culture, and language. We discover that there is no one person or no one place of reference that we can turn to for guidance in our trip into this new world. At first the trip is exciting, our mistakes even amusing, then it becomes frustrating and eventually, the frustration turns into anger. And it’s at these stages of frustration and anger that we leave. We go back to the world from which we came, where we knew who we were, where we contributed, and where we could speak the language. 

I love this story and his input with it, because it is SO important to include new members or new people to the ward, because everyone needs a friend and everyone needs to feel loved. It's the easiest 20 seconds of your life to go up to someone new and just say "hi it's good to have you today!" Being out here and seeing recent converts explaining how important it has been for them to feel loved has been great. And I hope that if someone new moves into the ward you will go up to them and say hi. It goes a long way. And it truly is missionary work, because a simple hello can keep them in the church, because it makes them feel accepted. 

 I hope you all have a good week! The book is blue and the church is true! 

Here are some pictures of me and Elder Nielsen, and some elders from Lone Peak as well. And yes, that's Robby Ferrell, Mom and Dad haha it was cool seeing them! Maybe comps one day! That would be cool! And picture from the baptism, and of J's 2 little boys. I speak with them in French, they are like 2 and 4 and their French is way better than mine will ever be hahaha I got pretty close with the 2 boys we had a lot of fun. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 2, 2015

Well this week was a good week!! And Happy Halloween! 

We had a really good week this week, it was a lot of fun having success with people. A

lot of our time is taken up by the recent converts, because they need
the recent convert lessons so we taught a lot of those this week to
Jeanne and Anaclet. They are so awesome--haha teaching them is so fun
because they just love hearing about the gospel and they already have
such strong testimonies and, they are like my children I swear.
Especially Anaclet. He's like 50 but he's still like my child. So that
always is a mood booster when we get to teach them--but other people we
are teaching.....well we are teaching a guy from Idaho.
He has been taking the discussions for about 4 years and is a
really honest person and that's why he hasn't been baptized because he
really wants to be 100% ready and he is so close. He was addicted to
pain pills after a knee surgery and it took over his life for a while
and that's why he's out here in Maine because his wife divorced him
(she's a member) and told him to change his life and turn fully to the
gospel because that's what will help him. So he really has had a
desire to learn more and like I said he's really honest so he is
REALLY asking a lot of questions and learning as much as he can so he
can truly gain a testimony of the gospel. His wife said if/when he
turns his life around they can get married in the temple and live
together again, so if he keeps going in the direction he's going then
his life will be great again but as of right now it's pretty sad. It's
it's fun to see the gospel change his life and boost his mood. 

We met an African family the other day and they are from the Congo. They

we're so nice and really enjoyed meeting with us, and of course they
fed us an African lunch and it was really good until they brought out
this green stuff called sombe (sombey) and it is really nasty but I
was able to fight through it and eat it. I'll eat anything if they
join the church. We are teaching a less active guy and he has
had a rough past with drugs and stuff but he's in Maine for some
program. He called us to meet with him because he wants to come
back to church. He's really busy so we don't meet with him a lot, but
hopefully we can meet with him more because he's a really good guy.
There are a lot of people with potential but yeah you all know how
that goes......patience is key. 

On Halloween we have "deep clean Halloween" and we have to be in our apartments 

by 5 and we just clean. Definitely not the funnest, and Mom, you know how much 
I love cleaning, but it wasn't too bad. Yesterday we were walking to Anaclet's apartment
and some guy stopped me and said "Hey I want to come to your church
and become a member, I've heard a lot of good things about your
church!"........that never happens. So he's going to call us today or
tomorrow and I'm excited for that haha really cool experience! This
week went by so fast, and it was a great week. 

One thing this week that I noticed was how grateful I am for is the power of the Spirit.

During a lesson I didn't know what to say to Anaclet, I got really
nervous because the lesson was going so good and the Spirit was so
strong and I didn't want to take away from it, but the Spirit seriously
put words in my mouth and I talked for a few minutes and it really
went well. The Spirit truly has our backs and helps us. It's so cool
to see how the Spirit works on people, it's obviously the true teacher
but it was really cool to see how it works sometimes and truly in
unique ways. 

Thanks for everything, I love you all. And I'm glad to

hear you all had a good week! Chase Murphy around for me, I bet he
doesn't miss me trying to scare him all the time but do it anyways.
Btw, Mom and Dad, you would love to move out to Maine, especially on
that island. It is insanely beautiful. Sorry I didn't take any
pictures either, I'll make sure I take more this week! Love you all!

Elder Webb

Cam would love to hear from you!  Copy and paste the email address that's to the right if you would like to send him a message! :) 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 26, 2015

Hey mom! I haven't gotten the package, hopefully it comes soon. It's
getting really cold Haha and yes I want toffee!! That sounds so good!
So this week was definitely something else, it was a really rough
week. We had a lot of meetings and we went on an exchange and stuff so
we weren't able to do a lot of work in our area until the past few
days. In these last few days no one has listened to us--ha--it's been
really annoying but we will have a better week this next week I can
feel it:) My French is really slow, it's not improving very much
haha so I don't say anything in the French lessons we have. But I am
starting to understand it a little better! 

It's so beautiful here, I'm taking it for granted but I try to appreciate it when We are walking around. Oh and we did a service project
on one of the islands off of Maine and it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. That was definitely the highlight of the week, doing service for people and doing it in a stunning place is the best. I hope we can go there and
do it again, and I'll send pictures of it. 

Sorry that I don't have a lot to write, there wasn't a whole lot that happened this week. There will be next week though, we will work extra hard so I can have more to write. 

My thought for the week is about the Holy Ghost. I realized
this just yesterday about how we always recognize Jesus Christ and our
Heavenly Father but we don't recognize the Holy Ghost as much as we
should. That's something I've been trying to work on this week is
recognizing the Holy Ghost more, because we can't be in the presence
of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ yet but we can always be in the
presence of the Holy Ghost if we just recognize it, and do the right
things so we are worthy to have him in our presence. 

I love you all, I hope you all have a good week! 

Elder Webb

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 19, 2015

Hi! Another great week!

We didn't have a lot of success teaching

new investigators this week, but it was still a good week. And it's
starting to get sooo cold so we better find some new investigators so
we can be in their warm apartments and not on the streets haha but we
spent a lot of time teaching our new investigators who
both are African refugees.  His story is way detailed but
holy cow some of these Africans have the most insane stories I've ever
heard. They have all been through so much and our one investigator especially has
the strongest testimony, it's so fun to teach him and see him progress
even more. 

Jeanne is amazing too, but I can't connect with her as well

because she only speaks French so I can only pick up a little of what
she says. Life here is good though, I'm really enjoying it and my
companion is great. It really helps that he's from Alpine cause when
I'm homesick or something we can just talk about Alpine and Lone Peak and
stuff and it makes me happy. 

Teaching people is so much fun and it's so fun to see them progress and progress.

It's the most rewarding feeling ever. There are some crazy homeless people here 
but they are harmless haha! It's fun because it brings some excitement to street
contacting hahaha. I get it all out here, and it's the best. 

The ward out here is very different, there are probably 100 people in the ward.

About 30 of them are Africans and all of the members are so nice
and have made me feel really at home. I'm really loving it out here,
and it's good to hear everyone is doing good at home too. 

I love you all and I hope you have a good week. The church is true!! Love you!!

Elder Webb

Thanks for your love and prayers for Cam!  He'd love to hear from you! 
You can email him at this address:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct. 12, 2015

What uppppppp??

Wow this week was insane. I am slowly adjusting but it's been pretty rough, and you will understand why hahaha. I'm in Portland, Maine! And it's a city that has a lot of African refugees-- it's a French speaking part of the mission! So I'm not sure if my mission call will change but there's a decent chance!  So yeah I don't understand people very much but it's pretty cool! Who would have guessed haha.  

Some of the food isn't too bad but it's definitely different! My companion speaks perfect French, so when we go to teach lessons I don't even say anything! I feel bad because I can't keep up or add anything but I'm slowly getting there. Oh yeah my companion, so funny story. He's from Alpine hahaha and Jared and I have known him our whole lives basically! His name is Elder Johnson, and he's Jared's age. I know for a fact Jared knows who he is but yeah that's nice to have him because we can talk about Alpine and Lone Peak and stuff so it's cool that I can relate to someone so much. 

Mom and Dad, out here I realize how much you did for me and I'm sorry I didn't express my gratitude to you as much as I should have. I guess better late than never but yeah thanks, it means so much to me.

 I want to hear about hunting season! Sports! Etc just tell me everything. I'm sorry this letter took so long, I had it typed up and it never sent I guess but, yeah, sorry Mom, it probably gave you a heart attack! hahaha I love you all so much--thank you for everything. I'm really learning to enjoy it out here. There's a Mormon message called "Daily bread" by D. Todd Christopherson and I want you all to go watch it. It's an amazing way to look at things, because if you are struggling with anything God will give you enough strength to make it through that day, even if you feel like it's never going to end, you just have to look at it from a daily standpoint. He will always give you enough for that day. I've watched that video a million times out here haha. Relying on God isn't always the easiest because we are all impatient and want solutions right in that moment, but if you really learn to trust God he will always help you, either a lot or else little by little. That's my short challenge and message for you:) Go watch it, it's amazing. 

Love you all, keep the emails Rollin--I love it!!  Have a good week!!

Elder Webb

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

Aunt Leslie works for Delta at the Salt Lake airport and met up with Cam when he was checking in for his flight today!  She was really sweet and bought he and his companion Cafe Rio (they were starving--hadn't had breakfast yet!)  She took them some of her homemade bread and cookies and took these pictures to send to us. Thanks, Leslie!!