Sunday, July 31, 2011

Being Prepared

hey everyone,
well its my birthday coming up on monday the 1st of August. how is everyone doing? so how did the webster reunion go and where was it at this year? tell everyone hi for me as well. well this past week was a crazy week. We have been busy and it has been a long week with nothing to do on somedays and a lot to do on the other days. to start off with yesturday(friday) we was at the Greenville Area Community Center helping out with serivce and out of the blue are phone goes off. we was like who could that be and then we saw and it was the mission president calling us, President Hess. he was calling us cause he was only 15 mins away and wanted to see us and to talk to us and see how things was going. well on top of that are apartment was not clean and we had no car and we was 2 miles away from are apartment so we was runnung as fast as we could to get back to the apartment to clean it up well he beat us their and so we went in and he looked at are apartment and took a look around and then we was talking for about 30 to 45 mins about stuff. and on top of that we was in are service cloths and not in are shirt and ties. well this past week has been a long week with everything going on. on wed we had distrect meeting here in greenville and we found out that the Zoin leaders was coming and no one knew tell they called us at 7 in the morning to find out what the churchs address was. but then we had trade offs and i stayed in greenville with the distrect leader, elder Bready. and we had a good day and we also went door nocking for a little bit but while we was door nocking it started to ran on us and so we kept going cause where we was door nocking we was by are dinner apointment, and are dinner apointment was at 5:30. so we was door nocking tell then well when we went inside it stop raining, then after the apointment we cointue to door nock where we stoped at. and when we went outside side and when we hit the 2nd door the rain came down so hard it was not even funny we was so wet. so then we went walked back are dinner apointment and asked for a ride to are apartment and they gave us one. and when we got back to are apartment it was still down pulling rain and we took a vedio. Elder Bready said that this rain strom has been the longest one and the wroste rain strom that he has seen here in Michigan. and we took some pics as well.
well we have a baptism today(saturday) at 4 pm and right noe it is 12:30 and we have to be at the church at 1 to start to fill up the font cause it takes 3 hours to fill it up. the person that is getting baptised her name is Judy Lafferty and her mom is a member and same with her daughter and her sister and brothers are to. so she is the only one that is not a member but her husbend is not a member but he doesnt want anything to do with are church. whenever we go and teach Judy he went in the other room and watched tv or went outside. ya Elder Dearden he started to teach her when he first got here to Greenville. but me and Elder Dearden we was the ones that set the date with her. well we have a family in the ward named the Zima's and they have a non member family that came to the 24th ward pickneck that we had last week. and they want to learn more about are church and in the family they have 11 kids so their is 13 of them altogether. but first the dad and mom want to learn more beofre they get their kids to learn more so the Zima's(members) they are inviting them to dinner next saturday and we are going to teach them a lesson and more about the gosbel. so this past week has been a long week here in greenville and transfers are coming up again we get a call on friday August 5th to see whats going on and to see where we are going to be going. Elder Dearden thinks he is going to be leaving and that i am going to get a new companion but who knows. but i will let you know next week when we find out. but got to go and get the stuff ready for the baptism today(saturday) talk to everyone later.
elder webster

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011

hey everyone

well i am coming up on being out on a mission for 6 mouths now. coming up on August 2nd. so how is everyone doing? me and elder Dearden are doing good we are surving the way hot weather. this past week the weather has been in the 90's and then on top of that the humid as been close to 100 so it feels like 115 to 120 degress outside. well on wedensday we had interviews with the new mission president Hess. then we had distrect meeting and the interviews went good and while one of the compaion was getting interviewed the other copmaion was with sister Hess, cause she was getting to now all of us missionaries. then after all of that was done with we was in a town called Ceder Springs the rest of the day and we was door nocking and we went up to this house and their was a teenager around 18 we was guessing and he seemed interrested of learning more, but right before we was going to asked him when we could come back his mom came up and asked what church we are from and we told her then she shamed the door in are face. but we was door nocking for 2 hours that day cause we didnt have anything else to do and Ceder Springs is 30 mins away from Greenville, so we didnt want to drive back to Greenville and drive back to Ceder Springs. we have the car tell wedensday then we have to give it up to the Grand vally elders, so we wont have a car for a week which wont be to bad i hope anyway. are area in Greenville is the biggest in the stake right now and i dont know why ether from bottom to top it is over 60 miles long. and from west to east it is over 70 miles long that way so we have a good size area. We still have a baptism for the 30th we have to get a interview for her on wedensday when the distrect leader is here on a trade off with me. well on thursday we did about 2 hours of service for a few people. then we went over to a members house and had dinner and then we was their for the rest of the evening hanging out with them and playing cards. today(saturday) we had a ward pickneck for the 24th and some people slept over night last night(friday) but we had a lunch and a lot of games. their was hose shones and a few more it was a good turn out. Ya the Stevens family live in Belding. their is a swich away son with the dad in the Stevens family. he was baptized when he was in his teens then slat lake lost his reconds and he has had the lessons 3 or 4 times but he has to talk with the bishop about a few things and everything and i dont know when he wants to get baptized cause it is up to the person when they want to, we just set the date and it is up to them.

well thats good that the drive way is good, ya i thought i told mikeal that are road was a busy road. but o well, i have not got a letter from him yet. and thanks for the pics and and the package. the sim card is going to be coming in the mail this next week in chelle's letter. Ya i have not got a letter yet from ya it you send it out yesturday(friday) it wont be here tell tuesday or wedensday. and the same with packages as well. sounds like you are going to have a good job in the temple. elder Dearden's birthday i dont know but i think it is around december sometime cause thats when her entered the MTC. He came out in the mission when Chris Dustin went home. dad sounds like you are getting better at golfing and bowling as well. ya when i come home i will need to get all my clubs regribbed for me. but thats it for now letters will be coming soon. i have a few i need to take to the post office that is the only way that we send them out here in Greenville is to take them to the post office. love ya all

Elder Webster

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Short but Sweet July 16

hey everyone
hey how is everyone doing? how is the weather their? i am doing good trying to stay cool. it has been way hot here this past week and today(saturday) as well. this past week it has been a good week and a long week as well. This past week we have been over at a part members familys house for 3 days cause they are way awsome to be with and to hang out with as well. The familys name is the Stevens, there is 3 kids that are living at home and both of the parents as well. and the only one that is not a member is the dad but he did get baptised a long time ago but then they lost the reconds and he has took the lessons like 3 or 4 times and so he just has to do a baptismal date but he has some ?'s about some things as well. one of the ?'s is why do we as members HAVE to go to church every sunday. ya on wed we had distrect meeting up in a town called Big Rapids it is a hour away from greenville and we had to get a ride from a member their then we got a car to come back to greenville with, cause we are on rotaions with 2 other areas. ya when we got the car their was a flat and the missionaryies that had it before us they ran over a nail in the tire on the way up to Big Rapids so it was not their fault so we had to get a patch. but other then that we have had a good week. We had a baptism today and it went really good. their was 15 people there watching it. and we also have a baptism tommorow(sunday) as well. the one tommorow is also part of a part member family as well.
Sounds like you was having a good week and sounds like you put mikael to work at the house. Did he have fun at all? ya the package that you send to me mom i have to go and get it from the post office, they put a card in the mail box that we have then we have to go and get it from the post office. since it was closed after 1 today we could not go and get it or else i would of. sounds like everyone is doing good and staying out of trouble. tell Lance hi for me and get his adddress for i can write him and give him me address as well for we can stay in touch while he is on his mission as well. thanks. wow i cant belive that Jameson Rammell is home already wow where did the time go to soon i will be but in the year of 2013 i will. thats good that elder Forsgren is doing better with his compaion and sometimes that is the way to go. sometimes you just have to talk with him and to it face to face. ya sorry this is not a longger email but not much has been going on here in Greenville. but thats all for now hope to hear from everyone soon letters will be coming soon. by the way happy birthday shad and same with you k.j and tell happy birthday to ryan as well.
Elder Joseph Webster

Also They just had a baptism today July 16 his name is Chad Edmonds, Then they have a part member baptism tomorrow July 17, and then 1 on July 30th, He forgot to mention that in is email. elder webster is doing good and sounds happy, pictures are coming soon. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

hey how is everyone? hope everyone has had a good week and everything is going good. The weather here has been really warm but not has humid as it has been in the past. but tommorow(sunday) and on monday it is going to be in the 90's and way humid.
ya we went down to Grand Rapids on thursday to meet the new mission president. President Hess and that went really well, we was in the meeting for a little over 2 hours. on monday for the 4th we had a good day but we didnt do any fireworks but it was a good day. ya on tuesday we meet with are ward mission leader and also had dinner with them as well. then on wedensday we didnt have distrect meeting cause we had meeting the president the next day so they didnt want to take 2 days out of are days in are area. so they just had one day. so on wedensday we went out to a members place in a town called ceder springs and they are a awsome family and they play card games like scum and a few other ones as well. and then we had to give the car up on thursday to the grand rapids 2 elders. their is 3 different set of elders in the grand rapids area, the zion leaders another set of elder and then the grand vally elders. then yesturday(friday) we went the the Greenville area community center(GACC) and helped out for awile then we went to a familys for awile in Belding. their name is the stevens and they are a less active and also a part member family as well. then today(saturday) we went to their house again they game and pick us up and we helped them out at their yard sale and now it is after 8 here and finnaly we get to email.
ya now for a little news about the missionary work. it is going good we are ave about 13 to 14 lessons a week here in greenville. we have 3 baptisms coming up one on the 16th(saturday), then on the 17th(sunday) after church, then we have one on the 30th(saturday). we are also walking along the river a lot as well. their is a walking path that goes all the way around greenville and by the river so we walk it and talk to people as we do. we have a new investigator that we are teaching on the path every thursday about the book of mormon and about the church. but church here in greenville is good. and the area is like home. this area their is a lot of awsome members and they treat us really good. they help us out as much as they can.
thats good that they are getting the drive way done. yes i do want some pics as well. k so for my sd card chelle i am going to send it but i do want some pics printed out and send back to me please cause i have not had time to print them out at all so i am just going to send it home and you can send the pics to me. thanks chelle. sounds like everything is going good and everyone is having fun. but thats it for now letters will be in the mail soon. love ya
love elder Joseph Webster

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

hey everyone

hey how is everyone doing? well the reason why their was no emil on Saturday was because we could not get to any computer at all. and we are at a members house right now for the 4th of July. we have a few fireworks we are going to be shooting off tonight. well this past week has been crazy here in Greenville. We had a distrect meeting in Grand Rapids this last week and i went off trade offs with the distrect leader's companion. and are distrect leader is up in big rapids this transfer. so now this week we are meeting the new mission president on the 7th so Thursday, and we have interviews as well with him. so it will be fun at least everyone is hoping. Everyone from the Grand Rapids zone is going to be their, so it is going to be like zone conference but not really at the same time.  ya the ward here in greenville is doing great we are getting feed everyday, and from what elder Dearden has said this is a big improvement. The members used not to feed the missionaries tell 2 mouths ago. now we are getting feed everyday which is good. 

We went to a open house 2 weeks ago and it was for someone that graduated from high school. ya i figured that tom and Michelle would be out in rexburg helping with fireworks. ya we are with a family for the 4th of July and they gave us stakes to eat, and they was way good. and me and elder Dearden have some fireworks we are going to shoot off sometime. and get this Michigan has some of the same laws that Idaho does with the fireworks. that's good that tom and Mikael is going to get the drive way done. me and elder Dearden has been busy this last week not as busy as i was least transfer tho. but o well we are having fun with the spear time that we have. i have taught him hand and foot and he has taught me a card game as well so it has been fun so far this transfer together. ya when we went shopping on Friday we went and got some fishing stuff as well. and we also bought food for 2 weeks as well. so dad i have a ? for ya or mom. can you send me some of my fishing stuff i don't need a rode but i need a real where the string goes in at. and i also need some of the stuff that i have in the tackor box as well. ya me and elder Dearden went fishing on Saturday out at a members house they live on a lake. but it was so warm and humid we could not catch anything at all so we are going to try again some time next week when we have a car again. we give up the car on Thursday when we go down to grand rapids to meet president Hess (new mission president). so we have had some fun here is Greenville. well every Monday morning we go running with a member along the river at 630 in the morning. he used to be in the army but he has to stay in shape still. so we go running with him and we go running almost 2 miles each time then we walk back to his house which is 2 miles back, so it is good. o we have 3 baptisms coming up in 2 to 3 weeks, which is good. but that's it for now hope to hear from everyone soon. letters will be out this week some time hopefully. Sim card will come this next week don't worry going to get some 4th of July pics then i will send it off but that's it for now love everyone.

Elder Webster