Monday, May 27, 2013

A Lost Camera!

hello hello
so i'm gonna start with the bad news and get that out of the way; a couple days ago; my camera got stolen, i would say that is has about 80 percent of all my mission pictures on it, i am devasted about it; i just wanted to crawl into a hole and cry when i saw that it was gone, seriously the hardest week of my life this week; ive been sick; its been raining non stop, but enough of that the good news is; elder stephens made copies of all videos i have taken and alot of my pictures; i found that out last night; almost wanted to cry from happiness, but i called all the bros last night and asked them to send me all the photos they have of me and they are all gonna help me out; so yeah; i dont want you to worry about it too much; dont worry i still have another free memory card and the presidents wife is going to send me a camera, because she just got a new one; its been so hard not to just worry about it all the time this week, makes me sick just thinking about it; but honestly it was super good news that alot of my past comps have photos of me and stuff like that; luckily i have kept a pretty good journal too, so yeah there is the bad news.
       the good news is that we have 2 baptismal dates now; and the work is going on pretty good, people are saying that strasbourg has been ressurected ha.  our first bap date is for June 8th; so we are working hard on that one.  oh yeah; so all the boys are hopefully going to be emailing me all of the photos they saved and i will be forwarding them on to you guys; so make sure you save them or print them off as you get them; that way they are all safe, pray so that by some miracle i will find my camera again.  but i do need to stop worrying about it and just get on with it.
       The zone did alot better this week; so we are super happy about that, week 2 district meeting went great, and everything else is going fine
much love, talk to you all soon :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Doing Well in Strasbourg...

hello family

well well well that is just too legit; well done boys well done indeed, that brings back sweet sweet memories, thats super cool, i would have loved to see those games; the boys have seemed to turn into some really impressive rugby players; joobies, i'm gonna be noobing it up for a while once i get back; little fish in the big ocean.
         strasbourg is going great, whitewashes are not always easy, we came in, the apartment was a mess, like flippin all over the place; so if i see those other missionaries will be having a talk with them, noobs.  we are still pretty lost; we know how to get to the church and an email place; so i guess that is all we need for now. but everything is great, we found 4 new investigators this past weekedend; we were gone all of friday in paris for zone leader mission council.  The rest of the zone did not do well at allllll, wowzers; these cities have been struggling for a looong time now; like its pretty bad, not gonna lie, but luckily we have week 2 district meetings coming up tomorrow so we will have the opportunity to see and talk with our zone; try and get things rolling; great people; just need a little more motivation and know HOW to do certain things i think.
        strasbourg is super pretty; alot of students out and about; our apartment is right by the river; where there are all the boats next to the side that have been transformed into student bar dance party things; so its super loud at night; and add the annoying bells ringing every 30 minutes from the protestant chapel accross the road.  It looks like germany; all the street names and towns are german names, this place got owned by the nazis during world war 2, so its like i am in germany but the people speak french; the region is called alsace, its like german france; the older people speak alsacien; i dont know if i spelled that right; its like a mix of german and french. but i really really really cool looking city, you should look it up.  I will send you some pictures as soon as i take some ha, its been raining non stop since i have got here ha
        church was great; its a ward of about 50 or 60 people there use to be alot more about 20 years ago; but there has been some major church drama, and alot left; but the ward is great, bishop is super cool, got to meet all the members this last sunday.  
         we are hoping to set a couple baptismal dates this next week; this is the first trasfer as zone leader for my comp and he is loving it up ha, he says all the time; is it this easy when you are a zone leader?? ha ha its NOT to brag, he has served in alot of really small cities his mission, but honestly its all about just knowing how to do it, i am looking forward to serving with him; hes a farm guy from nevada; cool dude; elder adams.
         i am looking forward to keep raising the bar, talking with EVERYONE, get on that tram or bus; start from one end and talk with peeps until we get to our stop, i find i am the most happy when i am working my bum off ha ha but its great, sometimes i lose my companion, there is going to be some good times here in the ol strasbizzy; mine and elder adams motto for this transfer is "do it. do it right. do it right now." -nasa slogan haha

I think that is just about it, i am super pumped to be here and keep working till the end; i hope i actually spend more than one transfer in this ville ha; that would be great; i'm pretty sure that i will :)

much love

talk to you all

A Move....

before i forget; here is my new address :)
Elder Webber, Les Missionnaires
6 rue Ernest Munch
67000 Strasbourg
post that puppy on facebook, keep the fans happy ha ha i kid i kid, but seriously...
yeah it was really good to talk to you guys yesterday, super super cool, and motivating, just what the doctor ordered before shipping me out to strasbourg to do some serious finding of new investigators.  right after i skyped you guys we went over and visited the family mantsounga, an african family; little did we know that they invited half the congo over to their little apartment place. in all honestly there was at least 18 people in the room eating some mad african food up in that joint, some of them werent members so i strategically situated myself next to them on the couch and ended up having a great discussion about the book of mormon; eventually gave her one before the meal was over; so it was a good night; we took some pics that i will be sure to send you in the mail soon :)
much love
pumped to start up the strasbourg zone
talk to you all soon

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Another 'Tism

hello fam
that sounds like some pretty good news all around; lots of stuff going down; rugby games; conferences and homies getting married (that is not okay) ha ha come on luke what are ya doin?? nah i kid i kid we always knew he would be the first ha.

Things are going pretty good, Kareena got baptized yesterday, it went really really well, great day all around.  The zone is doing really really good too, so we are pretty excited about that; i was going to send you all some pictures of the baptism but i forgot to bring my cord to upload some photographic evidence, so i will have to send them to you next week :(
we ate some really good asian food on tuesday; me and my comp had to go meet up with one of our district leaders to do a baptismal interview for one of their investigators; she is from the phillipins and made us sommmme mad nems and spring role actions; holy moly some seriously good asian buffet up in that joint; it was a good time.  we had our exchanges with the aps this week as well; my old brussels comp elder dicataldo is ap and he went with my comp cuz i went with him last time, it was a good exchange i went over to versailles.
so it was a busy week with another exchange with elder miller one of our district leaders,and other baptismal interviews, so sunday roles around and we had not found any new amis this week; that is not okay; so we fasted and prayed, after the baptism of kareena on sunday, we went out and did some bat porting; we prayed to specifically find a family of 4, and lo and behold at 8;35 pm, the last door before going home, a mom answers and lets us in; turn out she has two kids and a boyfriend (they need to get married), soooo a family of four, super legit woman, it was cool.  a guy also gave me a free coke even though he wasnt that interested, but i was super thirsty; it was hot in that ghetto bat.
i am super happy for kareena; she has changed sooooo much; already, she had to quit smoking and always reminds us how much happier she feels now, its super cool
xavier is doing great; being a BOSS, should be getting the priesthood soon; he is going to introduce us to his friend this evening, we were walking back with him from kareenas baptism and he called us his heros, ha ha ah shux xavier, he is too legit, he gave his testimony this last week, i went up to him afterward to thank him for his testimony and say good job; he reminded me kindly that it wast him that gave the testimony it was God speaking through him ha good stuff he is super excited to get the priesthood and bring his friends to church
now we just need to go back out there and fix new baptismal dates, find some more elect, so back to the old grind; its always fun; always meeting some cool people, every day is a party in paris, the craziest stuff happens every day; keeps things fun
anywho i think that is all
talk to you all soon on some skypizzle
bye bye