Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last email! - November 28, 2016

Hey y'all! 
So this is it... I can't believe that the day has finally come. I am so excited to see y'all tomorrow! I have a huge surprise for y'all but I can't tell y'all until at the airport! :) 

I went to the beach today! Oh my, it was amazing! Caties baptism was so good! Life is just great! I think the worst part of my week was saying good-bye to my sweet little companion Sister Anderson. I even broke down and cried when I had to leave her. I do have one favor for y'all,  can someone please bring me my coat to the airport? I don't have one and I may freeze! I can't believe its snowing!! It's like 80 here! 

Anyways, I'm super excited see y'all at 2:30 tomorrow! I hope y'all get better sleep then I do, I haven't eaten or slept in a few days.. but don't worry, I'm just saving room for that yummy dinner mom is making! Man, this doesn't seem real!! See y'all tomorrow! 

Love,

Sister Webb

Pics - November 28, 2016

Sister Anderson & I
 Catie's Baptism

8 more days!

Family, 
I don't even know what to say... So many emotions are running through me right now. I'm so happy that in 8 days I will be able to see y'all again but at the same time saying goodbye to the best 18 months is the hardest thing ever. As the days get shorter it's harder to contain my excitement but it is also harder to stay focused and not have a complete meltdown. Thankfully I seriously have the sweetest companion who puts up with me. I don't know what I will do without each other. I think she is more worried about that then I am though. Poor thing! 

This week is mostly a blur.. so I'm just going to go through it real quick! So Tuesday we ate dinner with a member. Well, actually it was with the members parents. But it was good! After dinner they gave us a ride in their Tesla!! Yes, y'all heard me right! It was the most amazing thing ever! It was so beautiful! The car, backed itself out of the garage with out us even being in it! Crazy right! And then we went from 0 mph to 70 in like 4 seconds!! It was so fast!! It felt like I was on a roller coaster!! 

Thursday I went to the temple!! It was such a wonderful day!! The best part was that Sister Olsen got to be there with me because she has hit her half way mark!! After the temple we had a lesson with Catie and then went to institute. I love institute! 

Friday was weekly planning. It was long and painful! I'm so glad this Friday is the last one. Later that night all our plans fell through so we went to campus and we had a 2 hour golden hour.. the highlight of the night was we saw a live armadillo!! Crazy right?! I've never seen one before! We named him Andy the armadillo! 

Saturday we had a good day. We went to lunch with a member. He took us out for Thai food! It was really yummy! Afterwards we did a golden hour and we got to knock some doors! It was the best thing ever!! My companion was to scared to try it but I loved every minute of it! I'm going to miss that once I get home! Later that night we had a "Meet the Mormons" movie night at the church and that was fun! This week was super rough for me so by Saturday I broke down and I finally got a blessing. It was super comforting and I cried the whole time. I just love blessings! 

Sunday was so good! We had church and Catie came!! After church we had a chili cook off for a linger longer! Mmm. Sister Anderson and I got to be the judges. It was so much fun!! 
'
Well, that sums up the week! I'm so excited to come home next week! It's so crazy!! 8 more days!! 
Don't worry mom, we do have a place to eat Thanksgiving and we are so excited! 

Love and miss y'all! 
See y'all in 8 days! 

Sister Webb 

Pics - November 21, 2016

Last Monday I ate dinner with Sister Johnson and with Sister Pray! It was a happy day! 
Sister Olsen and I! It was the best being able to go to the temple with her!
Andy the armadillo 
Mom, this photo is for you. Here are all of my flight plans so you can have all the juicy details! 

Pizza and pj's=18 months. πŸ•πŸ• - November 14, 2016

Hey family!
Another week down and only 15 days to go... can you believe we have finally made it! I feel like I have come to the point on my mission where I just don't know what to say any more. So yesterday I hit my 18 month mark!! Can you believe that 18 months ago you dropped me off at the MTC? 

Anyways, this week we had so many awesome lessons with our investigator Catie! She is just amazing and we are all so excited for her baptism on the 26th! On Monday we taught her the plan of salvation to her and it was so good! Afterwards we went to FHE and played some dodge ball! It was so much fun!! We also taught her the gospel of Jesus Christ on Thursday. It was so good. Afterwards we went out to dinner with her and a member and got tacos and then we went to institute. We also had a lesson on Saturday with her and taught the Word of Wisdom! She is just so awesome! She agreed to live the Word of Wisdom so she can be baptized! After that lesson the member again took us out to dinner. This time we went out for sushi... it was surprisingly really good! I'm becoming converted to fish after all. 

We had trade offs this week. It was my final trade off... I got to go to Hendricks and be with Sister Clay! It was so much fun!! It was so good to see all the old Hendricks gang again! 

Friday we had such a good day! We had our mission tour and Elder Gaverret from the 70 came. It was so good. The best part was the fact that Sister Olsen was there and I got to see her!! Later that night we went to see our recent convert Tierra and her brother Deonn was home and he sits in our on lessons some times. It was quite the lesson. So he starts off by reminding us that we promised to make brownies with him when we came so we were like ok.. well, he didn't have eggs so he then proceeds to go to all the neighbors asking for eggs. Finally we find the eggs and he makes us all make brownies and we all had to take turns stirring them. Finally we get them in the oven and he was like, oh wait! Tonight is the pajama pizza party at the club house. Can we please go get some before our lesson? So then we agree and we go down to the club house trying not to completely stand out because we are not in pjs. Well, we got caught by the elders who were also there mooching pizza! Haha it was a fun night! 

Saturday we had Stake Conference. It was really good and it was fun to see everyone there! Earlier that day we did service at the dog park and oh my, I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants! So for service we were picking up logs and putting them in a wheelbarrow and then we took that and then we staked them against a fence. Well, the best part was watching Sister Anderson trying to push the wheelbarrow. At one point it fell over and almost knocked her over.. I died laughing!! 

Well that about sums up my week! Next week is the last email I will send!! That's so crazy, right? But hey, that just means I come home that soon!! I thought I would leave y'all with a spiritual thought this week. 

I was recently reading in John 3,4, and 9. The stories of Nicodemus, The women at the well, and Christ healing a blind man on the Sabbath. I noticed that Nicodemus, the women at the well and the blind man all had something in common. As Christ taught them they all came to know him as Jesus Christ, their Savior. But they didn't start out that way. Nicodemus started by calling him rabbi. The women at the well called him a Jew. And the blind man called him a prophet. As they learned line upon line and precept upon precept their testimonies grew and were confirmed by the spirit. Our testimonies of the Savior can be strengthened the same way. We must ask ourselves do we believe in Christ or do we believe Christ? We must also continually ask ourselves which way are we facing? Are you facing to Christ or turning from him? We all go through different trials as the blind man did. But I know that Christ will always come to find us as he did the blind man. He will never abandon us. We must make sure our priorities are facing the Savior and he will reveal himself to us. 

I am so grateful that I have been able to spend the past 18 months doing to Lord's work. I have truly come to know my Savior and felt his love not only for me but for those that I have been so blessed to meet and serve. I have loved every moment of my mission and am sad to see it coming to an end. My mission has taught me who I truly am. I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father who loves me. I also know that I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and will be throughout the rest of my life. 3 Nephi 5:13 says it perfectly. "Behold, I sister Webb am a disciple of Jesus Christ the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life. "  I once read that the word disciple comes from the Latin meaning learner. A disciple of Christ is one who is learning to be like Christ. Learning to think, feel and act as he does. It is my hope and prayer that we can all strive to become a disciple of our Savior Jesus Christ. I leave you these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. 

Love y'all and I hope y'all have a wonderful week! 
Love, 


Sister Webb 

Pics - November 14, 2016

Sister Olsen and I. She is the best!
Sister Anderson and I! I just love training her! I'm going to miss it!
Sushi selfie!
The 18-month mark lunch I ate today! Tacos and cake!! Mmmm!

Paralympic's πŸ…, Obama πŸ‘΄πŸΎπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, and red velvet cake πŸŽ‚= good week! - November 7, 2016

Hello family,
So let's just cut to the point.. the dreaded month has finally come. I can't believe I will be home in 3 weeks! That is still a crazy thought to me. I've been pretending and telling myself that I am not stressed but reality hit on Sunday morning when I woke up with 3 cold sores.. yeah, I guess you could say I'm a little stressed. But I'm so excited to come home and see y'all!! It's going to be the best thing ever! Speaking of coming home, I got my flight plans on Wednesday.. that was a sad letter to get. Every letter I've gotten in the mail is from the mission office and they all start with congratulations for faithfully serving your mission. It is now complete.. I want to send back and say, uh.. wait. I still got like 3 weeks before it is complete! But can you believe November 29th at like 2:30 I'll be back in Utah! Watch out L-town Sister Webb will be back and ready to party! 

So I had a super good email all typed up but some how it got deleted before I could send it so this one isn't going to be as good but I will try to make it amusing. So Monday was Halloween. We were suppose to be in by 7 so we could role play for the rest of the night but Sister Anderson and I decided to be rebels and we went to get Panda Express and didn't get home til around 8.. then we decided to skip role plays all together and party by dying my hair. I dyed it reddish brown with some violet in it as well. Y'all will just have to see it when I get home. 

Tuesday we had the coolest thing happen! So, because we are poor YSA sisters we have been living off of my gift cards for meals so we don't run out of money. Tuesday night we decided that we would eat at chick-fil-a. So we get there and we ran into a member who is in the Hendricks Ward. He is on the USA Paralympic team! He just got back from Rio not too long ago! Cool right!? So we are eating and then he pulls out his silver metal and let's us hold it! It was the highlight of our day!! 

We had an awesome lesson with our investigator named Kimmy on campus on Wednesday. We were able to read the introduction to the Book of Mormon with her and she is so excited to keep learning more! I'm also getting more and more comfortable talking to people my own age on campus! Unless they are attractive and have muscles.. that's another story.. haha 

Oh my, Thursday was a crazy but good day! So we decided that we really want to find people so we had planned for a really long day at campus. Well as we are driving to the university we notice cop cars at every freeway entrance and exit. Nothing in Jacksonville surprises me anymore. So Sister Anderson and I decide that either something really sketchy and scary is going on or someone super famous is here. We get to campus to find like 10 more cop cars there and the place is hoppin' with people! It turns out President Obama was at UNF! He ruined our whole day though because then we couldn't park and get to campus. So we spent the day finding things to do. 

Later that night we had dinner with a member and he invited a friend named Catie for us to meet. It was awesome!! We taught her the restoration and she loved it and wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon. After that we got her to come to institute and she loved that as well!! It was awesome!!! 

Saturday we had another adventure doing service at the dog park with the elders. It was fun! We went to these woods there and they gave us a machete and told us to go cut some trees and get things off of the walking trail! Ok, giving 4 young single adults a machete and tell us to go chop things is the worst idea ever! We basically went running through the forest slashing everything we could! Haha but hey, we accomplished what they asked us to! 

Sunday was probably the best day of the week! So we had invited Catie to church and she said she had to work so then we invited her to come to the Mandarin 2nd Ward cause it started at 9. Guess what? She came!!! Yay!! After sacrament meeting we had a lesson with her and invited her to baptism and set a date for November 26!!!! Wait, this isn't even the best part of this story! So she tells us that she ended up not having to work until 1:00 so she was then able to come to Sacrament meeting at the YSA branch as well. Before it started she pulls out her phone and gets to the calendar and puts on the 26th my baptism!! Aww, it was the best thing ever! It made me so stinkin happy! She is going to be baptized!!! It will be a transfer miracle!! So every prayer y'all say pray that Catie will be able to be baptized on the 26th of this month! 

Hope y'all have a good week!!

Love, 
Sister Webb 

Pics - November 7, 2016

We had lunch on Wednesday to celebrate Sister Tui's 11 month mark!!
I got a new name tag because I ruined mine old one. I guess they just wanted to help me get used to going home and remembering my first name. Yeah, my name tag is one of a kind! No one else has one quite like this!

Happy Halloween - October 31, 2016

Hello family! 
Happy Halloween!! Time is going by faster and faster can y'all believe I only have 30 days left? Crazy right? So I guess I will give you a run down of this week. 

So Monday we had p-day. After our p-day we went to campus and did a 3-hour golden hour. Let's just say I'm getting more use to talking to people my own age. I'm trying to be the good senior companion and talk with everyone. So I kept asking Sister Anderson who we should talk to and she would point out someone and we would approach them. Well at one point she points at this super attractive muscular man and was like we should talk to him. My response to her was, "I can't talk to him.. he has muscles!" This week my goal is to strip myself of pride and talk with everyone. We will see how that goes! 

On Tuesday we had the craziest thing happen. So we had an experience that just showed me that Heavenly Father loves me! So I was kinda just struggling and kept feeling like I should talk to President but didn't want to be a bother. Well, on Tuesday morning we got a call from President who invited us over to have studies with him and then to do some service. Our service we did for him was to mark his scriptures. How great is that?? And then afterwards President and his wife took us out to lunch! They are the best! :) 

On Wednesday we had district meeting! I just love my district! We nicknamed ourselves Miracle Mandarin! After district meeting we had a lesson with a less-active and then we went to the university campus to do another golden hour. So lately golden hours have just caused me a lot of stress. So I prayed that I could open my mouth and talk to people and that we would be able to find a new investigator so we did our golden hour and guess what?! We talked to so many people and we found a new investigator!! Her name is Kimmy! 

Thursday we did service with the Mandarin sisters. It was a lot of fun. After that we did a golden hour for a while and then had a lesson with a recent convert named Nate and then went to institute and ended the night by doing another golden hour on campus. 

Friday we had weekly planning and that was long and painful! After that we did a golden hour on campus and then we went and had a lesson with Ashley Bumpus who is our baptism date! 

Saturday we had ward correlation and then went to the dog park and did service. We found this baby turtle there! Oh my, it was so cute and then we realized it was dead! Haha 

Sunday we had a good day. We went to church, I'm still adjusting the being in the singles branch. YSA is quite the adjustment. We had dinner with the Mandarin 1st sisters and then went and had a lesson with Ashley Bumpus again. 

Well, that about sums up my week! Today we had zone p-day and carved pumpkins and later tonight we have to be in by 7. Sister Anderson is going to dye my hair! Get excited for pictures next week! 
Happy Halloween! Love and miss y'all! 

Love, 
Sister Webb 

Pics - October 31, 2016

Here is a zone photo week took today at our zone p-day. 
This is a baby lizard that was in our apartment last night that we had to catch and get out. I've become pro at lizard catching now.
This was a lizard that was on our door the other day. Look how long his tail is!! Sadly he fell off and I may have shut his tail in the door and half of it fell off. 

Sorry there are only lizard pictures. We will take some good pictures this week to send home! 

YSA may be the death of me! ☠️ - October 24, 2016

Hey family, 
I don't even know where to start with this email. It's been on crazy week!! But I'm happy to report me and my new companion Sister Anderson have survived our first week in the YSA branch! Seriously though, what a week! 

So I'll just jump right to Wednesday because nothing exciting happened before that. So on Wednesday we had transfers and I finally got to meet my new companion! I will be training Sister Anderson for the rest of this transfer and then someone else will come and finish training her. So Sister Anderson is awesome! She is from Surprise, Arizona. She is actually a cosmetologist! So, I'm super excited because that means I can have her dye my hair and cut it before I go home!! She is super sweet but really quiet. We have had quite a few awkward silent moments but hey, sometimes we all need a moment of silence. She reminds me a lot of me when I first came on my mission so it's been good to be able to help her. 

So after we had transfers on Wednesday we didn't have an area book because it hadn't been updated on our iPads so we blindly decided to go try to find UNF campus. Well let's just say that was an epic failure. My GPS is a bit outdated so we had some struggles. So we then decided that we had a note from the sisters that we had two appointments that night. So we headed to those. We get to the first one and it was for a lady named Saul. We show up and this man is outside who must have been her husband and said she was not home. So we tried the next appointment and she ended up having to work late. By this point it was about 7:30 so we decided to do a golden hour and do some finding. I wasn't sure how we were suppose to do that in the YSA so we called the elders. They told us that you don't knock doors in the YSA. You just go to campus and it is a gold mine. Well, we decided to knock doors and hope to find some one YSA age to teach. We manage to find this guy named Jose. He was surprisingly YSA age. That ended our first night together. 

On Thursday we had district meeting. After district meeting we once again ventured out to find the UNF campus. This time we used google maps on the iPad. Once again the freeway system of Florida threw me off and we got lost. So we ended up going to the mission office and having them look up directions. Sadly we still never made it to campus that day. We then did a golden hour of contacting potentials and formers who lived in Mandarin. Then we had dinner with a member from one of the family wards in Mandarin. He took us out for tacos he told us we could only eat if he could order for us. He ordered me chicken, pork and beef head. Then he ordered Sister Anderson chicken, beef head and tongue. I felt so bad so I ate my pork taco and beef head and gave my chicken taco to my starving companion because all she could manage to eat was her chicken taco. After that interesting dinner we went to institute for the rest of the night. It was fun! 

Friday we had weekly planning. Boy was that rough. Try not knowing the area and people you are working with and then having to explain what you are doing to your companion. After about an hour and a half I just gave up and made our entire week next week straight golden hours. After weekly planning we went to the mission office to pick up Sister Anderson's bedding. We then ventured out to UNF campus and finally made it there!!! Yay!!! It was a happy moment until we found out it was going to cost us 5 dollars to park. We decided that we would just bite the bullet and pay the 5 bucks. So we then spent the rest of the day from 3-7:30 at the college campus. We then saw some less-actives and called it a night.

Saturday was quite the adventure. We started our morning off by doing some service at the dog park with the elders. We were scooping up some mulch and spreading it in a play area. So as we were doing this we had a pitch fork to scoop it with and all the sudden we went to scoop and there was this giant red and black snake!! I wanted to die!! Luckily the elders were there and we killed it with a machete! It was crazy!!

So later that day we were able to knock some more doors. We had a few super awkward moments. So first off we knocked and this young good lookin' man opened the door and he was just standing there in a pair of underwear! Well, me being a super awkward missionary instantly stretched out my hand and went to shake his. By this point I realized that I felt super awkward and I was stuttering and all I could get out was  "hi, we are missionaries..." and then I just basically threw a card at him and said "call us, bye!" Haha 

Sunday was such a good day! So we get to church and we find out on Saturday night that we would be teaching Sunday school. So I plan a lesson because my companion doesn't talk and I knew I would have to teach by myself. Then we get in Sacrament meeting and the first speaker said "to be announced". Well, guess who was privileged enough to speak. You got that right, Sister Anderson and I. Then we taught Sunday school and then hung out at church and did our studies. After church we went and ate dinner with the Mandarin sisters. That was the best. 

Ok so here is when our final miracle of the week happened! So remember how we told you that we were suppose to have a lesson with a lady named Saul on Wednesday but then it fell through. Well Sunday we got this text from a random number and the lady said that her husband had met with the sisters last week but she was having some family problems and wanted to know if we could come by and see her. Of course we said yes. So we look up her husbands info in our area book and we get to her house to realize that it was the same house we had a lesson at on Wednesday with Saul. So we just assume Saul is this investigator's wife. So we go in and she is really upset but we were able to teach her and her 9 year old daughter the restoration and we set baptism dates with them!! After the lesson we went to put in her lesson to find out that the only Saul we had in our area book was a man. So wow, we found 2 new investigators and set 2 baptism dates in one appointment! It was such a miracle! I know that we were able to experience this miracle because we were diligent and obedient all week! 

So yeah, life is good! YSAmy be the death of me. I've never felt so stressed but so blessed at the same time! Hopefully this week will be a lot smoother and less stressful. Keep us in your prayers and pray that we will be able to find the elect to baptize this transfer! I can't believe time is running out! The reality is finally hitting and I'm not sure how I am feeling. I almost had a melt down this week but I managed to pulled myself together! Get ready for more YSA adventures next week! I love and miss y'all! 

Love, 
Sister Webb 

Pics - October 24, 2016

This is the best photo ever! So this is my mission family! My two daughters, Sister Olsen and sister Anderson are next to me. And then the front row is my grandchildren who Sister Olsen has trained! Our family is growing so big! 
Sister Tui and her new trainee Sister Foster and then me and Sister Anderson. 
We would have made such a good quad companionship! 

My worst nightmare just came true... - October 17, 2016

Hello family,
So I had this nightmare the other day. I had this dream that I only had six weeks left of my mission and then I got called to whitewash train a new missionary and then the worst part of the dream was, I was called to serve in the Mandarin YSA!! What a scary dream right? It's been a few days and sadly I've realized that it was no dream I had, this is reality! We had transfer calls on Saturday and President Lee has asked me to train a new missionary for my last transfer and we will be serving together in the Mandarin YSA branch! I'm not sure how I feel yet.. still in shock from the call. I have prayed my whole mission to avoid the YSA wards. Heavenly Father must be needing a good laugh. I've learned that when you finally get the hang of things he likes to make you stretch and grow even more. The YSA covers basically all of Jacksonville.. so I have a huge area to learn in the next 6 weeks and I have a little baby I have to get trained before I go home. I'm so excited for this new experience and I can't wait to meet my new companion on Wednesday! Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers that I don't make a complete fool of myself while trying to talk to people on campus about the gospel.. 

Nothing too exciting happened this week. On Tuesday we had zone meeting. I gave my final training as a sister training leader. It went really well. I gave it on effective planning and using the teaching records when planning for our investigators. I had a lot of mixed emotions during that zone meeting. It was my last one before I go home. After zone meeting we had our last trade off. I went to Dunn Ave with Sister Saxton. She goes home tomorrow. It was a fun trade off. We mostly did service for members who still had down trees from the hurricane. My arms we so sore from chopping tree limbs up. 

Saturday we spent all day doing service with our ward. We did 4 houses and it took us from 9am-4pm. I was exhausted. We had to chop down large trees at all of the homes and we made the mistake of not packing a lunch so I may have gotten hangry.. y'all know how I get when I don't get to eat food! Now just add how I get when I am asked to do yard work and manual labor and that was basically how I was feeling! After we did service we went out and knocked doors for about 2 hours because we are on the hunt for some new investigators. 

We then had an awesome lesson with Jenny and then another lesson with Sharetha and her family. We taught them the law of chastity and that was an interesting lesson to teach a family.. 

Sunday we had shortened church again. It was combine with the Spanish branch again. They just did sacrament meeting and had testimony meeting with it. It was interesting because every other testimony was in Spanish. After sacrament meeting we went out again and did more service. Once again we did service from 10-4pm. Luckily we had lunch! One of the non-members we went to help bought us all pizza. Talk about feeling apostate on your mission. I feel like I haven't been to church since before General Conference. We have done clean up every Sunday since the hurricane and then I was eating Domino's Pizza on Sunday! I'll be happy when we get back to the normal schedule! Doing service yesterday was really good. We had a group of about 30 of us out cutting the trees down. It only took us about 2 hours to cut down 3 trees in a persons yard. Of course we had about 6 chainsaws going at once and everyone else was just hauling the branches off as quick as they could cut them. 

After that yard with the 3 down trees we went to a civil war cemetery and cleaned it up. They had about 5 down trees. It was sad because the trees had fallen on some of the graves. This job was a lot harder then the first because the cemetery was surrounded by a giant fence taller then me. So we had to lift the tree limbs over our heads in order to get them over then fence and to the curb. Yes, my body is feeling the pain and I was exhausted. 

After service yesterday I walked in the apartment door and collapsed on the floor and had to take a nap before doing anything else. Later that night we went out knocking again. We also had an awesome miracle! So we went to contact a media referral who requested a bible. We gave her the Bible and invited ourselves into her home to share more about the Book of Mormon. We were then able to apply our trainings in zone meeting which was awesome! It was like a district video lesson! We asked if we could eliminate all of the distractions, we then asked if anyone else was in the home. I said the opening prayer and we invited her to say the closing prayer and she agreed! We then used the "how to begin teaching" bullet points in Preach My Gospel. We taught the entire restoration. She said the closing prayer and we set a specific return appointment and we are going to bring a member back! Bam! That's how it's done! It was an A+ lesson!! 

Other than that I have not done anything to exciting this week! I will definitely have some exciting stories for next week! I'm sure I will get lost a few times. I am just super awkward around YSA age people so I know that will give some funny stories. So be prepared for some good laughs next week! 

One thing I have learned this week and grew a greater appreciation for was the church's humanitarian relief program. I am so very grateful for every member who donates to this. It amazed me to see the church in action from the hurricane. Last week we had a giant semi truck at the church full of supplies and this week they again had another truck come with even more chainsaws and supplies. It made me realize how simple it is for us, as members, to donate to this fund and it won't even phase us financially. But when a disaster hits, and we need help, the supplies and means necessary to clean up were right there for us. 

I was talking to my investigator Jenny. She is from Haiti and she said her family was left with nothing. They don't even have food. It broke my heart but then I know that the church is out there helping them as well! It amazed me how organized the stakes and wards have been through this hurricane and now through he clean up! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful week! I will let y'all know who my companion is next week and I'll send home a picture of us. But that will probably be the last picture I send home. So y'all better cherish it for the next six weeks til I finally arrive at home! I miss and love y'all so very much! 

Love, 
Sister Webb 

Pics - October 17, 2016

Down trees make a great photo shoot! Sister Cengiz, Sister Clay and me 
Sister Clay and I were excited to do more service
This was our group of ward members who helped do service yesterday. I'm going to miss all of them. Luckily the YSA still covers the Hendricks Ave area
Had to take a photo before we could start working
Can you believe they let me use this thing? Naw, I'm only kidding.. I only got a photo with it. 
We decided to take a sister's photo after zone meeting. This was all of the wonderful sisters I had the privilege of working with this transfer. 


Hurricane?? I thought I was on holiday! - October 10, 2016

Hello family, 

To prevent anyone else from worrying about me I am doing just fine. I survived the hurricane! What a crazy week though!! It all started on Tuesday with the craziness. We were on a trade off and it was raining but we didn't think to much of it because it is Florida and it has the craziest weather ever. Well we go to see an investigator and they ask us about the hurricane and we are like, what hurricane?? Yeah, the joys of being a missionary and not knowing anything about the weather. So later that day the rain just kept getting worse and we finally get a text telling us there will be a giant mission wide conference call that night to discuss the hurricane. Well, of course we were not to worried about the hurricane because the last one was nothing. So finally on Wednesday we get a call telling us that because we live across the street from the St. John's River we will need to be evacuated. We were excited because they told us we would be going to live with Elder and Sister Cengiz! They are my favorite senior couple ever!! It was seriously like a weekend at grandma and grandpa's house but as a missionary! So we get there Wednesday night and they buy us pizza. They bought 4 pizza's and a order of wings for us. We ate that and with in 5 minutes they offer us more food. This is how the whole weekend went! Every five minutes Elder Cengiz would say, "Do you want a cup cake? What about some yogurt? Beef jerky? Chips?" Ok, you get the picture. Now, y'all know me and when I'm bored I could eat anything.. let's just say I ate it all. Every five minutes I was eating what ever Elder Cengiz offered me! Haha 

Thursday we went with the Cengiz to the mission office. That was real fun. Sister McGregor ended her mission that day and her mum and dad met us there and I got to say one last goodbye and meet her parents. They are already planning me to come stay with them in Australia! Thursday night we watched "Meet the Mormons" and placed bets on when the power would go out. I seriously forgot what it was like to just sit around and do nothing. I didn't like it. I was going crazy so finally on Thursday night we broke some rules and went out tracting in our parking lot. It was real windy but we took the umbrellas and went out. We actually met a man who was interested in learning more! His name is Vinny! 

Friday we were stuck inside all day because that was when the hurricane hit. My favorite part was when we got up at 6:30 and were exercising Sister Cengiz came out and said, "Good morning, Happy Hurricane!" It was nice staying with the senior couples because we knew exactly what was going on the whole time because they kept turning on the TV and watching the news.. yeah, basically I went apostate this week and wore sweats, took long naps, ate food all day, watched movies and then watched the news. 

Saturday morning we were watching the news when they show a clip of a place called San Marco that is just down the street from our apartment and it is completely flooded.. I think I almost cried! All I could say is that's where we live!! Our poor house is probably under water! Haha I'm happy to report that not too much damage was done. Just some trees fell down which left millions with out power. 

On Saturday we finally got the approval to go home. We went home and then went right out to do service! We cleaned yards from 12-8... I was exhausted! 

Sunday was probably the most interesting day. We got to church at 7:30 and the giant semi from the church was parked full of supplies so we unloaded it. Then at 9am we had a 30 minute Sacrament meeting combined with the Spanish branch, so it was in half English and half Spanish. After that we all started assembling wheelbarrows and then we went out to work again. We again did service from 10am- 8pm. We cleaned up a bunch of yards and it was awesome! We were able to help a bunch of non-members and members! I managed to walk away with a few bruises, a few slivers, and 1 bee sting. That was the worst part because my hand swelled up! Crazy stuff!! I'm dead tired and my body is so sore I can hardly move but, I have enjoyed every moment of serving my fellow brothers and sisters. 

Here are a few quotes that I found this week about service that I loved. "We are the Lord's hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift his children. He is dependent upon each of us." -President Thomas S. Monson

"When we reach out in love and service even in the smallest ways, hearts are changed and softened as others feel the love of the Lord." -Cheryl A. Esplin 

I know that both of these quotes are true. I have seen so many people's hearts softened just in the past few days and I can't wait to see the many miracles that await us here in the Florida Jacksonville Mission. I will just end with one scripture found in Matthew 7:25. It says, "And the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." I know that the Lord was watching over all of us as Hurricane Matthew came blowing through but because we had a solid foundation and we heeded the warnings and followed the spirit I know we were truly protected. I leave these things with you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I hope y'all have a wonderful week!  I love and miss y'all so much! I can't wait to come home next month!!  7 more weeks! 

Love, 
Sister Webb 

Pics - October 10, 2016

Trade off with Sister Nay. We were trying to look like models.. haha
 I got a pumpkin shake and it made me feel like it was fall finally!
Sister McGregor ended her mission on Thursday. I got to say goodbye and meet her mum and dad! They are the greatest! 
 
We were so excited that we had to evacuate and we finally got to use our red emergency backpacks! 
Thursday night we were so tired of being cooped up in the apartment so we decided to take a walk and go tracting until 9... we were suppose to be in at 6.. We are a little rebellious! 
So this picture describes my hurricane experience. I sat in a chair at Elder and Sister Cengiz' house and they offered me treats and food every 5 minutes. I felt like I was on holiday! They made me capture the moment by taking a picture of all the food I was eating. 
These are the photos Elder Cengiz took of us studying to send to President and Sister Lee. 
We survived hurricane Matthew! 
 The Jax West sisters stayed with us as well. It was such a fun week! 
Sunday morning they had the giant semi from Utah at our church full of supplies! 
Another picture of the semi truck! I'm surprised it fit in our church parking lot.
Me, Sister Clay, And Sister Cengiz (our mission nurse) showing off our Sunday church outfits! 
This man's name was Tony. We were assigned by our bishop to go and help clean a less-active members home up but when we all got there the yard was clean. So we saw Tony across the street and went to work helping him. He actually didn't even live at the house he was working at. It was his friend's house. So he was so grateful that we all came to help. Earlier today the man who owned the home called and told us that he was so touched that a bunch of young men and women would come and clean his yard up. He said it touched him so much that he shared the story with his church congregation and told us if we ever want to come by and teach him or a member of his congregation his house was open! Hurricanes bring miracles!
This is a group of the youth in the ward along with our bishop and a few other member who were helping clean up yards! 
Helping Hands selfie! 
Just taking a selfie to show off my lovely church outfit.
I was so excited to be at church and to go do some service!
These last few photos are just of some of the damage that happened here in Hendricks! Mostly just fallen trees there was some flooding down by our house and this poor church lost its steeple.
 
 

It's fall y'all! - October 3, 2016

Hey family! 
We had quite the week here in Hendricks! We did two trade offs this week, had MLC, and then had General Conference. The best part of the week was we have 6 solid baptism dates for October 16th! 
I'll give y'all a quick update on everyone we are working with. 

We were able to see Sharetha and her family this week. She is our investigator who has 4 kids who are also preparing for baptism. They love it every time we come over! They love the Book of Mormon and are always wanting to read it. They even have been diligent in reading it on their own. We taught them the Word of Wisdom this week. We have had members come to every single lesson with us and they are just being welcomed right into the ward. 

Jenny is our other baptism date. We had a lesson with her earlier this week and the Ward Mission Leader came with us. She is from Haiti and moved here about 2 years ago so her English is still not very good but we got her a French Book of Mormon as well as an English one. At our lesson with her we read the introduction of the Book of Mormon and taught her how she can receive an answer. We asked her when she has felt the spirit before and she told us that her and her husband fast and pray and that is usually when she feels the spirit! She is awesome! She came to general conference yesterday and brought her 9 month old baby Ethan. He is the cutest baby ever! Jenny loved conference and got a lot of fellowship from the different ward members that came. We had a pot luck dinner between sessions and then an ice cream social afterwards. It was great! She is so excited to be baptized. We took her on a church tour yesterday and she loved the baptismal font. She just kept saying how beautiful it was. She told us that her husband is also interested and he should be coming to church next week with her! 

We are also still working with Jerry. We had members come to his lessons this week as well. We finally taught him the Word of Wisdom. It was good. He has been working on living the Word of Wisdom for the past month. His daughter is a member and told him that he couldn't drink or smoke to get baptized so he decided on his own that he would quit because he wanted to be baptized. He's amazing! 

Wednesday we went to Mandarin for MLC. It was really good! They gave some awesome trainings. We have zone meeting this Thursday and I will be giving a training on how to use the teaching record and progress record better and make weekly planning more effective. After MLC we had a trade off with the Jax South sister training leaders. I went to their area. It was a good trade off. 

Friday we had another trade off. This time with the YSA sisters. I stayed in my area this time and Sister Miller came here. It was a blast! We laughed the entire time and kept cracking jokes about how awkward we will be when we go home and have to adjust back to the real world and dating. She is going home at the end of this transfer. It was kinda weird being on a trade off with her because when I first got to Ocala she was my sister training leader. We laughed about the first trade off we went on and how she made us knock doors for 3 hours.. let's just say we didn't have time to knock a single door this trade off. We had back to back lessons all night long! 

We watched General Conference on Saturday and Sunday at different ward members houses! It was fun! I loved conference so much! I am excited to reread all of the different talks when they come out.  
I've finally started panicking about coming home.. I've recently started my weight loss program. I've decided that I must run every morning until the day I go home in hopes to lose about 10lbs. At least maybe then all of my clothes at home will fit! I started this morning. Today was the first time I ran outside with out being on the anti-gravity treadmill at physical therapy. I lasted for about 10 minutes before my ankle started to hurt! But hey, I'll get there! 
Hope y'all have a wonderful week! Miss and love y'all! 

Love, 

Sister Webb 

Pics - October 3, 2016

MLC photo
Trade offs with the Jax South sister training leaders
Trade off with Sister Miller
Our Ward Mission Leader's wife decided she wanted to take our photo and she made us do some like engagement poses.. awkward! 
Just an awkward photo of me. I think I'm getting less and less photogenic.
Another awkward photo taken of us.