Monday, November 12, 2012

Transfer Week, Staying in Oscoda

hello everyone,
      well to start off we got a call last Friday from are mission president(President Hess) saying that their is going to be a change in oscoda and well it was a big shocker to both of us of what happened. we got the call around 11 in the morning. and here is the news........     well elder clay is getting transferred but not to far away. he is going to west branch and he is going to finish up training a new missionary. and i am going to stay here in oscoda for a least one more transfer and might be here tell the end of my mission. and i am getting elder Johnson and he as only been out for 3 months in the mission field. so i am going to be what we call greenie busting a new missionary and help him do a little bit more training in the mission. so their is the transfer news that's crazy congrats Kelsey for getting your mission call. and going to  Zimba Luska South Africa mission. the parents do have a daughter on a mission. cant remember where right now. and i did get the letter from ya mom. and the home made tootsie rolls was OK. they was good for home made though. dad thanks for the news on the football game and well Scott found out as well about the scores and he called me last night and told me and asked about transfers as well.
alight i am running out of time to email so here we go for a quite run down of the week here in oscoda. to start off with last Sunday the 4th of Nov that was stake conference down in midland. and that was good. and get this during a talk a young lady was talking and out of the blue she crap the stand and took a deep breath and she said that she had to sit down cause she was about to faint and good thing that stake president is a doctor and well he leaped out of his chair and same with another speaker as well and crap her as she was about to fall to the ground and they took her to the floor nice and slow and to turn out she was OK. that was just crazy. but after that we went with the parents and made some home teaching stops. and so we was in hale all day that day and man are miles for the car and for the month are shot cause we only get like 1200 miles a month and well that shot us for a little bit. you might have to tell elder Dunford to come up to oscoda and help us for rides. well last Monday we didn't really do anything cause it was pday on Tuesday we did a lot of finding but nothing came out of it. and Wednesday we had trade offs with west branch and i was with a greenie and we had a fun time. we was down in tawas all day and we visited 3 different members and had lessons with all of them. and elder clay was over in west branch for the day as well. on Thursday we traded back in hale and had lunch with the west branch elders at subway and it was good. then we did a little but of finding and while we was finding my back started to hurt and we had to go and sit down in the car and man was it hurting like crazy. but then we had dinner out at the schoulders and we got full like always. on Friday was transfer call day (see above). after that we went and saw a member from Washington that moved out here with her son and read from the book of Mormon with her. and we went back to are place and we did weekly planning and me back was still hurting me. but then we went and tryed to do some finding by the church and well both of us elder clay and i was down. and we had 2 return appointments and get this, they was not home or if they was, they didn't want to come to the door and let us come and share more of the gospel, o well. on Saturday we went and saw another member in the early afternoon and had a good lesson with her. after that we did a little bit of finding and then we had dinner with a part member family and we had soup and grilled cheese and it was way good. i have not had that in a long time.
well family that's all for now love ya.
love elder Webster

Monday, November 5, 2012

Zone Conference

hello everyone,
well to start of the email i am going to answer your questions mom that you have. I did get in contact with the Dunfords and get this i called the missionaries that go to their ward and i asked them to make sure that i meet them and they told me that they would. so come Sunday morning after stake conference i meet them. and brother dunford was leading the music for stake conference and sister dunford was singing with the stake choir that was singing so it is easy to spot them out. and get this we was suppose to go down with the districts but we called them on Saturday morning and asked them if they was still going but they wasn't going and so we had to call almost everyone in the branch to see if they was going to stake conference Sunday morning and come to find out only a few people was going and that was the parents out in hale and the branch president and his family. so their was not that many people from are branch their but the gym was packed with people. but no pics with them sorry. and yes i did like the package and the candy was gone within a week. thanks mom and i did share the candy and the potatoes was good as well. the storm sandy was pretty crazy. their was a lot of waves here in the lake huron side of Michigan as well. and we was down in tawas city for the Storm so we was away from are apartment. and we was walking out in the rain and wind knocking on doors. you got all the wood in finally huh good job mom. so what do i get to do next year mom? and Scott did call me but i had to call him back cause we was planning. mom for the new missionaries i wont be staying out any longer. we wont be getting any new missionaries that is going to turn 18 tell march. we got told that at zone conference so i will be getting released the normal time on February 6th. and for the missionaries that is going to be training the new missionaries it is going to be a 12 week program. cause are mission was the Ginny pig that had to try out the 12 week program and now all of the missions all over the U.S are going to be doing it. and i wont be doing that come January cause i will only have 1 transfer left and it is a 2 transfer training program. so you can still come out at the same time during February. just when ever you want to get the tickets to come out and get me is fine. just let me know and then let the mission office know mom and dad for they know what they need to do. cause they are going to make plans here really soon. and mom i am not even signed up to vote anyway. nice dad you had to teach the lesson in priesthood huh nice.
     well now onto missionary news. last Sunday had fast and testimony meeting and it was way good. one that spoke out to me was president Karn(branch president) he told us that he was taking the missionary lessons 28 years ago and he told everyone as well that they need to be all member missionaries and too help out us the full time missionaries with people to teach. on Tuesday we was down in tawas and while we was at a less actives place she had the storm about sandy on and we was watching it for a little bit and it was over top  of us and we didn't really care that much. it was not to bad it was pretty Windy and raining. the tempature was not bad, it was in the high 40's but the wind was the thing that was making it cold out side and making the rain cold to walk it. we didn't have any district meeting this week cause of zone conference. but on Wednesday we as in oscoda for the day. and we went and saw a member that moved out here from Washington a month ago and she has came to church once and it was this past Sunday. and she was baptized over a year ago as well. but then we was finding and it was still raining a little bit in the morning for the day of Halloween but in the afternoon it turned out to be a great day. their was a few clouds but not much. and then we had dinner with a sweet family in the branch, the Schurbels. they are a young couple and they feed us 2 to 3 times a month. on Thursday we was out in hale like always. and brother Steve parent was going to come with us to an appointment but they was not home. but brother parent was not upset cause he knows how it goes with people not home when we come over for an appointment. and then we did some finding out their and we got a return appointment for the Thursday and we are hoping they he remembers but we are going to call him on Wednesday of this week to make sure that he is going to be home. then we had dinner with Steve and sue parent. and the parents are awesome they remember Chris Dustin a lot. they loved him when chris was serving here in the branch. and then after that we went and tryed to see another less active and we caught him home and we talk with him outside for a good 30 mins about different stuff. then we went and saw Presdient karn and his family and shared a message with them. then on friday was zone conference and get this we had to go and pick up the west branch missionaries and take them down to zone conference cause their car is in the shop getting fixed. they hit a dear and man did it do a number to the car. their is not front headlight on it and the bumber was cracked pretty good. they hit it going about 50 miles a hour, the deer came out of the trees and ran across the road and the deer was fine but the elders their was fine they didn't get hurt. but we had to leave oscoda at 6, so we got up at 4:30 in the morning to get ready and have something to eat. and then we didn't get home tell close to 8 in the evening so Friday was a long day but man did we learn a lot of stuff from zone conference. pres. hess told us that right now their is over 58,000 missionaries out in the field and come 1 year from now their is going to be 90,000 missionaries with the age change, which is pretty crazy if you think about it. and he also told us that their is 122 missionaries not counting the senior couples and come next year their is going to be close to 250 young missionaries here in the mission and their is going to be 30 new areas opening up which is pretty sweet. then on Saturday we stopped in on some active people and shared a message with them and had a good time. and then we did a lot of door kocking but not a lot of people was home for a Saturday ether which was kinda a shork for me and elder clay but o well. then yesterday(Sunday) was stake conference down in midland and that was a way good time. after words we came back with the parents and we went home teaching with them and then they feed us dinner how nice of them. the parents are way awsome people here in the branch. but thats the week and thats all for now family. love ya and hope to hear from all of ya soon.
love elder webster