Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

hello everyone,

Happy new year,

      well another week has gone by here in michgan. thanks for letting me know when i am going to be speaking. but are you sure i am going to be speaking on that day and not on the 17th jk. we got are heater fixed. a guy came and fixed it on friday around 8pm. well mom i am going to send a few package home poberly this next month that way i wont have that much to bring home with me when we fly home, and also to take around with us when we go around michigan. i thought i would let you know. 

well here is a week. last monday was christmas eve and we was out at are branch president house all day and we played some games and also had a good dinner. well tuesday was christmas so it was good, got a lot of candy from everyone and the shirt mom that you gave me i cant believe you o well. well i am going to try and send a vedio to ya guys that i made on christmas. then on wednesday we was here in oscoda and we went and saw a active member and had a good lesson with him at the church. then after that we went down towards tawas and had dinner with another members who lives on the lake shore of lake Huron. then on thursday we went and did some finding for the week but too many people was home where we went. then we went and tryed to stop in on a few other people to see if they was home and they was but they was way busy and didnt have time to meet so then we called a in active sister in the branch that lives in oscoda to see if we could come and stop by later on and so we did. then on friday was the longest day that i have had in awhile since i was in grand rapids with elder bullard. we had to wait all for the heat person to come and fix are heat and guess what. he didnt come tell 8pm which suck o well. got a lot of studies in that day. well on saturday was are best day. we had 4 lessons that day. after we went and had lunch, we went and tryed to stop by an investigators place and too see how their christmas was and so we did and they was home and told us to come on in. i am going to tell you. i got 70 dollors in cash from everyone for chirstmas and bishop hannah gave me 40 and told me to use it on people that we are teaching and so the family that we stop at, didnt get to much for christmas and the 2 boys really wanted 2 games for chirstmas and they was call of duty black opps2 for xbox360 and also halo 4 so we went to kmart the day after christmas and we went and brought halo4 for them with the money for a christmas present and we are going to go and buy the other one for them as well when we go down to walmart cause kmart didnt have it. but anyway back to what we did on saturday, after that we went and tryed to stop by another persons home to see if they was home but no one come to the door or no one was home. but we did a have a good week. yesturday for church the branch presidency all talked and all of talked about missionary work in a way. brother parents talked about st. john 21 well chirst is talking to peter about feeding his sheep. bro scherbel talked about 4 things to do when you have a calling and they are 1) parparing spiritaly 2)meet and cousel with other people about the calling and see what you need to do to best do your calling that you have, 3)ministering to others and 4)teach people. he also said "every single part in a car is important and it is just like every single calling that you have had in the past, persent and furture and everything that goes with it are important" and pre karn talked about that the spirit is going to gives us the knowledge that we need from are father in heaven and he also said that we need to love everyone and also love are heavenly father cause he gives us the most inportant thing which is the holy ghost and he can take that away when he wants to. so we have to be wrothy of it all of the time. well thats the week here in oscoda michigan. 

well family thanks for everything, got to got for now so talk to you again love ya

love elder webster

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve/Staying in Oscoda for last 6 weeks

hello everyone,

well another week has gone by here in michigan. it was a long and crazy week. first off we got transfer calls and elder johnson and i are staying together here in oscoda and i am going to finish my mission off here. to start off the week here. on friday we got a bad wind, rain, and snow strom that put a lot of people out of power for a little while. but it was back on for church yesturday which was good. and specking of no heat with power off. we lost heat in our place sunday morning but we still had power so we had no heat for the whole day and last night so the person that owns the house she is going to come and fix the heater today sometime. so we wont be sleeping in the good again cause it got below 30 in are house last night but we had a lot of blankets and warm clothes. are plans for today(christmas eve) are going out to hale to the branch presidents house and spend time with them and then for chirstmas we are going over to the hancocks place here in oscoda for dinner and spend time with them for a little bit. ya mom sister parents stopped me at church and told me that she has been talking to you about everything with caleb and all the stuff that he has to do before he leaves on his mission. and thats to funny about her knwoing are consin up in the vally

well to start off the week it was a good week we had 18 lessons and we did a lot of singing this past week and boy was my voice tried after that lol. tuseday we was out in hale like always and we was door knocking and while we was doing that we found a new investigator and he asked us for a book of mormon and a few phamphets that we give out to people as well and we going back their on the 8th of janurary. then for dinner with steve and sue parent and it was a good dinner then we went with the karn family and we went and sang songs to pres karns mom and dad(who are not members) and we had a good time. then on wednseday we had are last distrect meeting of the transfer over in west branch and it was good. then we was in tawas and in Au Greu and while we was in tawas we a less active and it was sister calkins and she came to church this sunday and same with her non member husbend. then after that we drove down to Au Gre and we saw another inactive family and had a visit with them and then we went over to are new branch mission leaders place and had a meeting with him and had dinner then he had some more living christmas cards he wanted to do with us so we went and did them and it was cool. we was at each place for 20 to 30 mins talking with them and sharing the story of christ birth. then on thursday we saw brain who is a active member that we meet with each week to help him out with some things as well then after that we went and did some finding and nothing came out of it that day. then on friday we went down to tawas again cause we have so many miles to use cause we are getting transfered so we went and saw some other people down their some members and also did some door knocking down their but we didnt get to far cause their was not to much light left in the day to do it. but o well. then on saturday we went and tryed to do some knocking but a lot of people was still without power so their was not that many people home cause they was gone. then yesturday, sunday we had church and it was the chirstmas program and it was a great program. we sang 2 times. once with the prisethood and the song was hymm number 212 and then we sang for the branch choir and the song was called "still, still, still" and man was that a sweet song. then we had dinner with the Scherbels and they are a way sweet family to be with. 

well family thats all for now hope all is well back in idaho talk to you soon. love ya

love elder webster

Monday, December 17, 2012

good morning, afternoon or evening
hello everyone, hope everyones week was good. i had a great week here in michigan. and mom i was thinking for the day that we fly home we can just stay in utah and then come home the next day. and go to the temple down in salt lake or something and visit family while we are down their. thats crazy about cam not going to be about to go tell after the new year huh, wow. and you are going to have 5 elders for dinner tonight thats crazy. you better get a pic with all of them and get the emails for you can send then home to their parents. o hey mom tell brenner that he needs to wait and get married after i get home for i can be their for his wedding.
to start off the week. tuesday was a good day. we was out in hale where a few of the members live at. we had lunch out their at the Schorlders place and boy was we stuff once again and i mean stuffed i thought elder johnson would had to roll me out of the house of how stuffed we got. then after that we went and did some finding out their but nothing and while we was their we had the thought to go and see a less active and we did and good thing we did. cause he was just about to go down to the hospital cause he has a son that got a skin burn and has to get new skin on his arm. then we went and had dinner with steve and sue parent and he is a good cook as well. on wednesday we was with the dittrecks all day. first we went to distrect meeting over in west branch and then we went and saw 2 less actives and then we went down to Au Gurs for a corinlation meeting with the new branch mission leader and they feed all of us dinner and it was good. then thuursday we saw a member and we picked up a new investigator as well that day then on friday we had a lesson with a member that has been coming for a little while now cause he was gone for school but now he is back and coming all the time which is good. then saturday was the best day this past week cause we was at the temple. and we went down with the branch mission leader and they also took a recert convert down as well and the recert convert she said that she loved it their. and while we was their i was the excort for johnny McLain and that was fun and a aswome time. while we was in the temple we was in the last room in the celestail room and their was also a furture missionary going out and going thought the temple for his first time as well and while we was in the celestail room he came up to me and told me how greatful it was that i am worthy to come to the temple and to serve a mission. and as we was changing i gave him my info to keep in contact with me while we his out on his mission. he enters the mtc the same day that we leave to go back home so on february 13 of next year. then on sunday(yesturday) we had the primaly program for christmas and it was cool. their is 5 or 6 kids in the primary and then later that day we went and saw marcie and had a lesson with her and her son and read from the book of mormon stories book for her.
well family the email is really short this week but dont have much time left and still got to email 1 more person before we got to go. so love ya and talk to you soon.
love elder webster

Monday, December 10, 2012

hello everyone,
well to start off the email. we did get a ride down to the temple for saturday. the new branch mission leader is taking us down their. the temple trip is a 3 hour trip down their from here in oscoda and it is just little over 2 hours from the new branch mission leaders place. so this saturday is going to be a great day. we got a lot of snow this past week here in oscoda. we got snow on saturday during the morning but it went away during the day and then yesturday we got more snow but it was towards the evening and boy was it fun to drive on it. the snow was slick to drive on but it was fun. and before i forget transfer calls are this week so i will let you know by next monday or maybe even before who knows. mom i do not know the Mclains address off the top of my head sorry. but you can send the package this week with those stuff in it.
well to start off the work here in michigan to start off last week was a busy week with meetings. last sunday we had 3 lessons and 2 of them was with investigators and one of the lessons with them was are top investigators here. they are Gui and Lalananai and she is the one that has read to moshia already. and we only had a short time with them cause we had to get going to go and see the christmas devo at the church. on tuesday we was out in hale and it was a good day out their. we had lunch with the relife socity president and she is a good cook and boy she makes a lot of food as well when she cooks for us. then we went and saw steve and sue parent and then we went and had dinner with the Karns and they told us that they was going to take us to west branch for trade offs with the houghton lake elders cause they wanted us to save miles for christmas eve to come out for dinner. so they drove us their which is way nice of them. so i was on trade offs with elder reese and we had a good time. we was on trade offs from tuesday evening tell thursday at training. on wednesday me and elder resse went and saw a few members of the branch and we did about 2 hours of finding that day which was good. on thursday and friday we was down in Mt. Pleasent for traning and a christmas party as well. we learned so much both of the days and guess what?????????      i had to bare my departing testimoney that day as well. i didnt know i was going to do that ether and man was that ruff to do. but i did it. well then after traning we had to drive back to oscdoa for the branch christmas party and their was about 40 people their. and we help out with the christmas program for it and it was a great turn out. and then on saturday we went and tryed to see some more people but they was ether sick or not home so we stopped by the dittrecks cause they have been with the flu so we have been stopping by and helping them out as much as we can. yesturday we went to church and while we was their their was a few changes in the branch and we got a new branch mission leader. he was in the branch presidency but he got released and got put in for the branch mission leader. well we went and stopped by the dittracks again later on that day and while we was their it started to snow and it came down a lot at one time as well. well for the week we had 8 totel lessons but get this we also had 12 referrals that we recieved from members here for a living christmas card that we are doing.
well family thats all for now hope everyone has a great week. love ya
love elder webster

Monday, December 3, 2012

good morning/afternoon/evening,
     hello everyone. it is december and i cant believe it. and their is no snow on the ground here in oscoda ether. but i was talking to are zone leaders and they said that their is snow up in the UP. ok thanks on the news for the plane tickets. you might want to find out soon and then do everything has fast as you can. for i know as well. ya mom and dad i was in a interview with president Hess and he told me that he was going to talk to the person that does that in the mission office and tell them to chancel the plane ticket for me to come home. so i dont know whats going on for that. ya just let me know as soon as you find out and we will go from their. maybe if you want you could see if scott can do a 3 way phone call on his phone and you could call him and then he could call me or something like that. ya mom you might want to call the mission offoce here in michigan and find out whats going on if you dont here from the main office in salt lake and see whats going on with that and se if you would have to pay for me to get home or if the church pays.  ya we have gotten some rain as well here in oscoda. thats crazy about cameron going to brazil but awsome at the same time. tell him i wish i could be their but i am out here and i wish him good luck and have a great time. hey we was out at dinner on thursday and they asked me a few ?'s about rexburg cause their son is going to be going to school their before he leaves on his mission. and he is going to be leaving in Janurary for school. and i am going to give you their phone number for you can answer their ? a lot better then i could. it is Lynn and Dawndul parent and their phone number is 989-728-3898. they was wondering about wisdom teeth and a few other things. and the best time to call them in during the evening cause no one is home during the day. and the their son Calab is the one coming out to rexburg for school.
     alright about the mission. to start off the week. last week we got ropped into singing in the branch choir here in oscoda for the branch christmas program. so we are singing a song called "still, still, still" and it is a great song. i will have to let you listen to it once we get it all done and i can see if i can record it and you can listen to it. last sunday the 25th of nov. we saw the new investigators, Gui and Lala and she has only read half way though Mosiah but she is loving it. on monday we went out to the karns for dinner and the Houghton Lake elders was their as well for dinner cause we was doing trade offs and it was fun. Pres Karn loved having more boys their then girls. and he said that he is going to remember that night for along time. and we took some christmas pics as well for a christmas card that i am going to send here in a littlle bit to people. then on tuesday i was over in Houghton lake and i was with elder Yates for the day and we had a good day. on wednesday i was back in oscdoa and we had distrect meeting over their and it was good. it was a drive though from houghton lake to oscdoa. it is a hour and a half but it is a stright shot as well. but that night we saw some potentail investigators as well. and we saw a less active. on thursday me and elder Johnson went and did some finding but no one was home then we went out to hale and it was a good time out their. we went out and saw steve and sue parent and then we was the other parent family. on friday we was in oscoda and we went and saw a few other Less actives in the branch and am trying to get them to come back to church. on saturday we had corinlation for the first time in a while with are branch mission leader and it was good then we went and saw the Dittrecks cause they was not feeling good at all. and they are not, they both have the few and its really bad. they missed church as well yesturday and everyone was wondering where they have been at. but after that we went and tryed to do some door knocking but hardly anyone was home. and hardly anyone was home that we tryed to see as well though out the day that day. while we was walking back to are car after finding we got a call from a member that was wondering if we could help with the branch christmas party and we said sure and so we are helping out with it. and we are doing a stick i guess and i am a Sherepd and dont worry i thick it is going to be record as well so it is going to be funny. on sunday we had church and it was fast and testimoney day and it was great. their was some great testitmoneies and one of them was from the branch mission leader and he said "Jesus christ is the reason for the season" and i thought that was cool. and after church we practice for the christmas sacurament meeting program and then we had to go and pratice for the christmas party after that. and get this we also have 3 lessons yesturday and 2 of them was with investigators which is way good. ya!!! well this week we have traning on thursday and friday down in Mt. Pleasent and we are going to be staying over night in west branch on thursday. and we are going to hale tommorow and then to tawas on wednesday and we also have trade offs this week again with Houghton lake but i am going to be staying here in Oscoda and i am going to be with the distrect leader this time. well family thats all for now.
and dont know about transfer yet but my guess that i would be staying here in oscoda for my last transfer but who knows. hey family i am thinking about christmas and i am wondering what time i should call since christmas is on a tuesday this year. so let me know and as well here is a christmas list that you can get for me when you send packages. the list is: Candy, the oct 2012 conference on dvd, and maybe Gift cards to somewhere if you want but i dont know of anything else yet but i will. thanks for everything. and we will talk to you soon love ya.
love elder webster

Saturday, December 1, 2012

5 week transfer

hello everyone,
     well thanks for the emails. and chelle for the sd card. i thought you might like it and i donut know what you are going to do with it but i do have a ? for ya. can you send it back out to me with the pics on it once you are done thanks chelle. are thanksgiving was awesome. we had a great time. we was out at the karns the whole time for thanksgiving. and i mean all day we had lunch at 1pm with and their family and the parent families was their for dinner or lunch as well. and then we played games all day with the family and had a blast. we are going to be going on trade offs the week with Houghton lake and i get to go over to Houghton lake which is in the middle of the state. and we are meeting tonight for trade offs at the Karns for dinner and then off to Houghton lake i go. we got snow and we was in a snow storm for about 10 mins. Pres monson does like to go to the driggs a lot and go fishing but that's ok. black Friday sales are always fun but i dont think i do want to do them again though just cause all of the mess that you have to go though.
ok here is a quite overview from the week cause i don't have much time left and have to email other people as well. on Sunday the b18th we had a branch pot luck and their was close to 50 people that stayed and had dinnner and it was way good food and everyone got stuffed. on Tuesday we went and stopped in on a less active and he let us in and we had a good lesson with him and we was their for a hour and a half talking with him. after that we went and did some door knocking around his place and we got a return appointment and it was good. on Wednesday was a good day we had district meeting and while we was their the zone leaders was their and they taught a little bit and after that the dittrecks and us went and saw a less active the Lamottes and the Lamottes was baptized back in 2009 while chris was here in oscoda and the Lamottes love him and his companion at the time. then after that we was doing a little bit of less active work as well while we was down in tawas and it was a great day we had 3 lessons that day. on Thursday was thanksgiving and that was a FULL day with FOOD and i mean lots of food. their was 3 different families and they was the Karns and that's wholes house we was at and the other too families was the Parent families. and after lunch at the karns we was playing games with them and they was fun games. we played catch phase, apples to apples and just talked as well and a had a great time. on Friday was when the return appointment was and we picked up not 1 but 2 new investigators and get this we gave them a book of Mormon cause we only had 1 copy on us but we asked them to read it. and the ladie that was their told us that she would read it before her boyfriend got back from work and so we got another appointment with them on Sunday. and on Friday we did finding all day and then we saw a less active as well but Sunday was the best day. we went over and saw the 2 new investigators that we picked up and she told us that she has read though Mosiah chapter 2 and we was like "wow that's great!!!!" and we had a member with us as well and she also told us that she was talking to her sister over the phone and the girls name is Lalanania (call her LaLa) and the guys name is Gui. LaLa was talking to her sister over the phone and LaLa read like 80 pages to her sister and her sister loves it as well and we told her that she could go online and send missionaries over to her sisters place.
well family that's all for now hope to hear from ya soon love ya
love elder Webster