Monday, December 12, 2011

Staying Together

hello everyone,
      well transfers just happened, we are staying together here in Grand Vally and he is called to be the distrect leader so we get a full time car this transfer. well got some bad news from the mission as well. 2 areas are getting closed. one of the areas are in the distrect that i am in. it is Big Rapids the reason why is cause elder Jones who was up their rolled his ankle really bad and he has to be off his feet for a few weeks so he is going to be with the assistends for a transfer and he companion elder Ballard is going to go to st. Johns. and the other area is cheboygen the reason for that getting shut down is cause one of the missionsire didnt want to stay up their and take the area over so they just took both of the missionaries out of their. well the Grand Vally ward has 3 missionaries out in the field and the parents yesturday read a few letters of how they are doing and everything else. i am sure that the Kohler family was happy to see you guys. and i got the pics that you send to me. well their was snow here but it is gone now the weather here has been crazy. the weather has been in the low 30's high 20's and we did have snow this past week but only a inch and it is gone now.
          well mission news now. well this past week has been a good and long week as well. we meet with kimberly this morning and she is still looking forward to her baptism for the 14th of next mouth. the Grand Rapids elders had a baptism last saturday so we invited her to it for she knew what was going on and everything. she was very excited to be their this morning we told her that she can pick people to talk on baptism and the holy Ghost and to do the baptism as well. we are thinking of doing a musical number for it as well but who knows. well not much going on here in the mission. we have traning meetings this friday and saturday here in Grand Rapids. and all missionaires have to be to that but the Grand Rapids zone and the Kalamazoo Zone is going to be here as well. it is from 9 to 4 both days but on saturday we are having a christmas party for the 2nd half of the day so it should be good. but letters will be in the mail this week to everyone. well thats all for now. ya i know this one is short but not much going on. hope to hear from everyone soon. love ya
elder Webster

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

10 months

hello everyone,
well another week has gone by where has the time gone to these days. I have been out for 10 months now. time is flying by. the past week has been really good. we have had a lot of good things happened to us this past week. are best day of the week was polly on Friday. thanks for sending me the package mom and tell the ward thanks as well. the ward here in Grand Vally is having their ward Christmas party this Saturday so we are planning on going to that cause i guess the elders in the past help out with some stuff. the ward here in Grand Vally polly has around 110 people that came every week but their is a lot of people that is less or inactive in the ward as well so if everyone came to church their would be i am guessing tho polly around 200 people. o here is some big new from the mission at least for us anyway we found out last Monday evening that their is a new area opening up and it is in the Lansing Zone and it is in Holt so their is going to be 2 area's in the Holt ward.
well missionary work now. On Friday it started out not to bad but it ended up to be a great day. we was going to go out to lunch with the stevens from Greenville, but we got a text from them saying that their daughter Jayde was getting admitted into the hospital. so we didnt get to have lunch with them so it is around 4pm now in the day we are getting pickup up by Bro Wadsworth who is the stake Patriark and he is in are ward and he came with us to appointment that day. it is a part member family that we started to teach his name is Elmer Ybama, he wife has been a member her whole life and they have been married for 60 years now. and Elmar is 91 years old but boy his he is way good shape and i mean good shape. he told us that you are never to old to learn something new. when we was talking to him about the first lesson and everything and as we was getting done with the lesson and just talking he asked us when we was going to come back again and how often we could come in a week and both me and elder Kohler looked at each other and then at him and we told him once a week but he said thats not good enough and he asked what about twice a week and we was like ok we can do that. and then he asked us if bro wadsworth could come with us and he said "i think i can work with that and i would love to come" bro wadsworth and Elmer has known each other for a very long time for polly close to 50 years now. so we are going to be meeting with Elmer every wedensday and friday at 4pm and bro wadsworth is going to come with us.
another story that was really good on the same day friday the 2nd was after that meeting with Elmar so this is 6:30 that evening and we are at a dinner appointment with a member family in the ward and we asked a few weeks ago if we could bring a investigator and they said ya why not we so we set it up for last Friday evening with the Sigmans family. they have 2 young kids as well, both of the kids are around the same age of Kimberly's kids(she is the investigator). well earlier in the week kimberly was reading in the book of mormon about the tree of life in 1st nephi chapter 8 and the iron rod as well but as she was reading more in the book of mormon nephi talks about it in chapter 11. well in the october ensign is talks about Lehi's dream and the tree of life and the iron rod so we thought it would be prefect cause she loves that story of lehi's dream so we went over that and gave her a copy of the engisn. Kimberly is just shocking all of the information that we are giving her in. so when we got done with what we was talking about elder Kohler asked her when she wants to get baptized and we was thinking about the 17th and she said ok thats sounds good. well it was arond 9pm when bro Sigman took us back to are apartment. well on sunday at church we was talking with brother Sigman and he told us that Kimberly was their tell midnight just talking with sister Sigman about a few other things about the church as well. and they had a extra kuald and they gave it to her and she was so excited about it. and when sister Sigman was talking to kimberly she was using scriptures as well to back it up. so if you cant tell the work here is picking up good and picking up with member help as well. last week we only had 10 lessons but 6 of them was with members.
are apartment complex is having a christmas holiday contest to see how can decorate their back pouch and windows the best. so we are using the lights that you send me mom and their was lights ana a few other things that was left from other missionaries as well so it is going to be good. they are going to be coming around and judging on the 15th of this mouth and we will get pics and send them. but thats it for now hope to hear from everyone soon. love ya. letters will be in the mail here hopefully this week or next week for sure.
elder Webster