Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Transfers new companion

hello everyone,
well transferred happened and elder coon is my new companion. he is from Vegas and has been out since August of last year. and guess what i found out this morning about him are birthdays are right next to each other and i mean right next to each other. my is the first and his is the 2nd of August. so we are going to have a big birthday party when are birthdays come here in a few months. and he is the district leader and so that means trade offs again every week. and i have not served with him before or around him. all of the missionaries from up north and in the midland zone meets in Mt. Pleasant for transfers. we found out this morning while we was down in Mt. Pleasant for transfers that we have a big training meeting down in Mt. Pleasant next Wednesday at 9am so we are going to have to get up early for that. and i will tell elder and sister Ticshler hi and by the way did you get their letter that she send to you guys. sister Tischler loved the letter you send to her by the way and elder and sister Ticshler are going to pull a joke on elder Coon tomorrow morning when we go and introduce elder coon to them. well the weather here we finally got some rain after not having any for months and it felt good and the ground needed it big time. so how is grandma doing mom? elder Sorenson is in the district here and he saw some pics of Desiree when we was on trade offs 3 weeks ago and he wanted her address so i gave it to him. their are some events happened in Gaylord this next month and me and elder coon are going to plan on going to them and try to talk to as many people as we can. wow i cant believe that Taylor is home as well that's crazy. that's good that he gave a good talk. i might have to see if i can beat him with my homecoming talk when i come home lol... wow mom Michigan stuff huh wow i cant believe you mom, what am i going to do with you and dad. and that is a good question huh? dad dad dad talking to old friends over in Sugar huh should of known that you do known to many people and everywhere we go you know someone, no matter what.
well we don't have any baptisms coming up but we are hoping for some at the end of next month but we will have to see. we are going to be busy this next week with different things going on around the area. we are in grayling today and then tomorrow we are going to be going up to boyne city for lunch with President Belford and stay up their in Boyne city and then Thursday and Friday we are going to be in Gaylord and then on Saturday we are going to be back down here in Grayling. normally we are in grayling on Wednesday's and Friday's but since transfers are today we are down here cause it is on the way back from Mt. Pleasant but anyway that's all for now and i know it is short but not to much going on right now with everything and i am still trying to get to know elder Coon and i will let everyone know next week in the email. love ya and talk to you next week and look forward from hearing from everyone next week as well.
love elder Webster

Monday, May 28, 2012

well hello everyone,
wow another week as gone by out here in the mission field. elder smith is going home next week back to new Zealand. his last day in the mission is next Tuesday but his last day in Gaylord is next Monday. and next Monday we are going to use elder and sister Tischlers lap top that they have to email. Becky Stevens did call back after she talked to you mom and we talked for a little bit on the phone. Friday when i was talking to presidant Hess at the half mission p-day he told me that he talked to you and got an update. president Hess told me that he is going to call me as well and give me an update on how grandma is doing and when she goes. but when i was talking to him thought i told him and i knew that i will be able to see her again after this life thanks for the atonement of Jesus Christ. that was a house full when everyone was their the other day. the seniors has to ride the bus now for graduation huh? we didn't we could drive their i remember that cause i parked in the west parking lot of the hart building. the new high school is not as big as the hart building. the new gym is a good sizes but the hart building is still twice as big or are they going to be in the new building that is their. man bishop Hanna is going to be wondering where you guys are at always gone from church. mom and dad i cant believe you not going to church every Sunday just kidding lol.. i had to say that lol. what are you going to work on the 4-wheeler for uncle Delmar dad?
well we had a half mission P-day up in Petoskey and boy it was really fun. to start of the day we had breakfast at the church house up their we had a lot of games like 3 leg race, jello slupping (had to slup up a pie fill shape thing full of jello without using your hands), we did a game where we was in teams and we was lined up at one end and their was a bucket by where we was lined up at and on the other end their was 3 buckets full of water and a baseball bat. and we had to run from where we was standing at to the baseball bat and spin 5 times and then using a small class we had to fill the class up and then go and ether walk or run back to the other side and fill up the bucket. we also played a game called ultimate football and that was just for fun. it is like ultimate Frisbee but it was football, the same rules and everything. that was really fun. we also played kickball and that was fun as well. the half mission p-day was a fun day and a lot of people got some sun and maybe a little to much sun lol.. and don't worry i got pics and videos as well of everything. their was close to 70 missionaries their. well this past week was a good week with everything that went on. and a lot of driving but that's ok i like to drive. and this week are planners are filling up for the whole week with different things going on in the branch that we are helping out with and different services that we are doing and different appointments as well. and we also find out on Friday about transfers next week and who i am going to get to fill elder smiths spot here in Gaylord.
well for some other missionary stuff. i did stay in Gaylord for the trade off last week. and we have another this week with the same missionaries over in Alpena. but this time i get to go over their for the day and i am going to go over their on Tuesday night tell Wednesday night cause we have a big district meeting with a lot of people this Wednesday night at 7pm in Gaylord. their is going to be like 40 people their cause it is a Presidency meeting with the district(stake) Presidency from traverse city. and all of the branch Prescience from Kalkaska, Gaylord, and Alpena has to be their for it. the dinner went good with elder and sister Tischler and i gave them your letter to them last night i got the package Saturday morning. what about pictures mom?? well for the mom and her daughters we haven't been able to get in hold of them for 2 weeks now and well last night while we was driving out of the blue the phone went off and it was a voice mail and it was them. and we tried to call them back and it went to voice mail and so now we are playing phone tang just like how you play it with ledia lol... the one person Jennifer was her name the one that cried when we gave her the book of Mormon she is doing good. the 2nd time we went over their last Tuesday she told us that she has read 1st and 2nd nephi and we was like awesome. and she loves it. we didn't have much time cause we had to get going and same with her. but she is doing good. well that's all for know hope everyone had a good week and love to hear from everyone as well.
love elder Webster

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Amazing how the spirit touches in different ways

hello everyone,
well it was good to talk to the family yesterday(Sunday mothers day). i am glad that i was able to talk to everyone. well to start off the senior couple names are elder and sister Tischler and i don't have their phone number off the top of my mind or email ether but their address is 130 west Petoskey st apt 8 Gaylord, MI 44735. ya they can call whenever they want to and talk with their family but they are busy just like we are with different people to see everyday. well for the baptisms we are going to have to move the date again cause the mom has been really sick with some things but she is felling better and we have not been able to go and see her since last Monday a week ago today(Monday). maybe when you invite toshi over invite the missionaries as well. for he can go out with them as well lol. and while me, chelle and Kelsey was talking to each other Kelsey kept on reminding me that we will be able to see grandma again after this life thanks for the atonement and what Jesus Christ did for us. and Kelsey also said with all of the crying that was going on we could fill up the creek across the road from grandmas house but then i mention we might be able to fell up Lake Michigan lol. . we are going to have to do dutch over stuff a lot cause i miss that i have not had any since i have been out here. and President Belford(branch President) has been telling us that he is going to be doing some dutch oven stuff but he hasn't yet so i am waiting for it. and i am going to work on both of the things for grandma and for someone else as well and i will send it in a letter this week and i am going to work on grandmas today and tomorrow for i can send it by Wednesday. and for the other one when do you want it by? umm for the bullianten i don't think their is anything but just tell them how i have been and everything and that i say hi. and you better tell the bishop i have been waiting for a email back from him and i have not got it yet. so he is slacking jk.
well this past week was good to start off. we had a awesome experience that happened to us. we called someone that we talked to almost 2 weeks ago to set a time to come and see her(this was Monday a little after 8pm). and she asked if we was busy right now and we told her no. so we went over and met with her and when we met with her, we talked about the book of Mormon and a few other things and when we took a book of Mormon out of my backpack and set it on the table she was crying cause she was so happy to get one. she has a really good friend that is a member of the church but cant come to church cause of medical reasons and her friend as been telling her about the church and everything. and Jennifer is her name and she has been looking the church up and everything on mormon.org and back to the story through. when we set the book of Mormon on the table she started to cry and then we gave it to her and she held it to her heart and was crying and it was a good cry. and then we was there tell way late but it was such a awesome lesson with her and then on Thursday we went to see her and see how she was doing with it. and she told us that she has read half of the book of Mormon and watched 2 movies that we gave her to watch they was "finding faith in Jesus Christ" and the restoration about Joseph smith" and she also told us in the first meeting that she wants to be baptised and she will do anything to get baptized into the church. then on Tuesday we was on trade offs with the Zone leaders from traverse city and i was in Gaylord(well boyne city) and elder smith went to traverse city. me and elder Poulson(one of the zone leaders) we was in boyne city with the senior couple all day well we was walking and they was driving and they had a lot of appointments with other people and same with us. me and elder Poulson had a good day serving together and learning a lot from each other. then on Wednesday we had zone conference and President Hess gave some good advice to learn from about the Gift of the holy Ghost and how to teach it to people and also about baptism. and their was 30 missionaries their with the all of the senior couples that are serving up in the northern part of Michigan. Thursday nothing happened and Friday we was in grayling and while we was their we had 4 lessons and it was a good day for teaching and finding people as well. so this week has been a good week and then on Sunday i called home and talked to everyone their and doing the 3 way calls as well. but i do want something for my last phone call home though. i want everyone their for Christmas that way i can talked with everyone their.
well for the up coming week we have trade offs again this time with the Aplena Elders but i am staying here this time and elder smith is going to go to alpena. and that is happening Wednesday night tell Friday morning. we also are having a half mission P-day up in Petoskey on Friday from 9am tell 2 in the afternoon. and it takes a good hour to drive their from Gaylord and we are going to be their by 8 in the morning to play basketball with the elders up their and also with some other missionaries before everyone gets their. we have a FHE things tonight with the RS president again out at her house and with a few other families in the branch. and then on Tuesday we are going to be in Boyne city and that's where the branch President lives and we have lunch with him and his wife every Tuesday and we also have a dinner appointment yyyyyyaaaaaaa as well that night in a town called East Jordon and i don't know how far that is away from Boyne city but elder and sister tischler is going to be their as well with us. then on Wednesday we are going to be down in grayling all day seeing people. well that's all for now hope to hear from everyone soon love ya
love elder webster