Monday, September 17, 2012

Elder Switcher from the Seventy C.A.S.H.

good morning, afternoon, evening everyone 
     well another week has gone by here in oscoda michigan. first off thanks for the pic when i look at it i thought that i knew elder Conn from somewhere and when you told me that he was from Mason (holt word) i was like ya i remember him. i thought it was funny. i will be home before elder conn goes home as well. well maybe asked him how much longer he has left? ya i remember going over to his home for dinner as well how funny lol. elder green goes home right before thanksgiving it is like a week or two before thanksgiving. two spanish speaking elders from MIchigan huh wow i beat they are talking about home when they got together. i imange mom that you was way excited that you almost dropped the phone when you herd that they was from Michigan. i can just picture that that you would drop the phone lol. thats cool that they are going to come over for dinner and FHE next monday night you will have to tell me how that goes. ya midland is not to fow away from oscoda, it is in the same stake as well so we will be seeing his family at stake conference next month. mom we might have to stop at the conn is mason to say high to them when you come out to get me when i am done with my mission. how long was you planning on staying here in michigan when you do come out. the mission office is going to be emailing me here next month to find out all of the detials and if you are still planning on coming out to get me or not? my talk went good yesturday i was the first speaker cause i didnt get to speak last week when i was surpose to. and the branch mission leader spoke after me and he was the last speaker and i gave him a lot of time i spoke for 10 mins and he had 30 mins to fill up and boy was his talk good. he talked about service as well. the branch President is older he has kids and they are all girls. they are all older as well two of them are moved out and going to school somewhere. their is not that many kids in the branch the primary is really small same with the young womens they is only 1 YM in the branch, and their is 7 or 8 YM in the branch.
     well to start off for missionary work. last tuesday we had a meeting down in Mt. Pleasent with elder Switcher from the 70ty and it was sweet. we had a great meeting with him and he gave us to much new things to try out as missionaries. one of them was for finding and it is the C.A.S.H methord it is C= coment of something in their yard or driveway, A= ask how they are doing or ask if they have a faith in christ at all. S= smile, H= ask for help and if they need any type of help at all with anything. i thought that was cool so i had to share that. and also we learned how to work with members a little bit more as well. and we got a NEW CAR it is a 2012 chevy mailbo. and the only bad thing is about it is, it is white. and later on that day when we was driving back to oscoda we had to stop in west branch and drop off the west branch elders in their area. and then we had to stop in tawas for dinner and also get some food for the week at walmart. then we was off to oscoda and from tawas to oscoda it is like driving to idaho falls from rexburg but you have a lake view while you are driving it is so nice. but it is was around 8:30 at night and we was half way to oscoda and all of the suddened was i was driving we just hit a wall of bugs. the bugs was hitting the window like it was raining outside and that fast as well. and on a new white car. that the next morning when we look at the front bubber it was cover with bugs everywhere and it was so bad. so the first thing that we did after studies that morning was take the car to the car wash and get all of the buggs off of it and boy did it look nice afterwords. we thought we should have taken a pic of it before we cleaned it o well lol. then on wednesday we was suppose to have corinlation at the church with the branch mission leader and the senior couple at 12:30 but the branch mission leader forgot that it was at 12:30 and he thought it was at 10am and no one was their so we called him and talked to him on the phone and he forgot that we changed it but then we changed it to saturday morning and it was out at his place. so thursday we had a meeting with the Parent family in Hale, Michigan about are top investigator cause they have know her for over 3 or 4 years now and we wanted them to be involed of what we are doing with her and how she has been doing. and we had a good meeting and everything. then after that they feed us lunch and after lunch we went and did a little bit of weekly planning and we had an apointment to get to. we are teaching a family out their in hale now. the dad told us his past 5 months of his life and how he has changed his life for the better and how he wants to do what to takes to find the turth. and i was thinking to myself well this is it. and he told his kids(they was outside cause the mom and dad wants to learn before they have their kids learn) after words that the dad wants it to be a family thing. and elder green and i was so excited to hear that. the familys name is the Clements. and i dont think that they are related to the clements from rexburg at all. but they are doing great the only thing right now thats keeping them from coming to church each week is that they dont have a car to come and their is 5 of them in the family and it is going to be hard to finf them a ride to church each week but we are working with that with the branch. later on that night we stop in on a family in the branch that is going to be leaving for the winter(snow birds we call them) and they asked us if we have had dinner and we said no so guess what they feed us. they throw some things together(left overs) and they feed us some dinner. and on saturday we had corinlation out at the branch mission leaders place and the senior couple pick us up and they picked us up a little after 9am in the morning. and they feed us lunch and we was out their for close to 5 hours and i was tried after that. but the most special yesturday after church and today or this morning. to start off yesturday after church we had a lesson with marice and the parents was their as well for the lesson and they feed us lunch. but anyway the lesson was so powerful the spirit was their so much and we was getting close to the end of the lesson and i asked marice how she feed from the begining when she first starting with missionaries and now during the lesson and she said she felt peace she felt good inside. we talked about the book of mormon and how it is so important and we also asked her if she has prayed about it as well and she said no so we asked her to pray about it. and well she did this morning around 7am are phone went off and we was still laying in bed cause we didnt want to get up but then we did and it was a text from marice and she told us that she paryed last night and while she was parying she started to cry for a good 15mins(she got her answer about joseph smith and the book of mormen). she also told us that she does need to get baptized and she is ready. so she is going to be getting baptized here really soon. she also told us that she couldnt sleep last night at all. so their you go for the week.
well everyone hope everyone has a great week. love ya
love elder webster
your son, brother and uncle

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