Massachusetts Boston Mission

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Monumental Week

Hello, lovelies!!!

First thing's first...

CONGRATULATIONS to Kyle & Sara Burton! 
Wow, you are seriously a BEAUTIFUL couple. I am so happy for you both and I love you. You truly are a couple of the Lord and I want to thank you for your amazing example. 

So, this week was monumental over there in the West with the wedding, but it was also pretty big here on the East Coast in Boston!!!


Our sweet friend, Isaiah, was baptized yesterday and I am so grateful. 

Training is so great, but that's mostly because Hermana VerHoef is a champ. She is a great missionary and talented in so many ways. We are going to get some serious work done here together. I LOVE her! This week we've had many bonding moments, including being preached to by a drunk Ethiopian about how much he loves us, singing an African Christmas carol "Bethelehemu" together, and performing several special musical numbers this week (one of them I had to sing for the Portuguese group here in Boston... hahaha I don't know Portuguese!!! but I guess the gift of tongues comes in handy!). 

We are great friends. 

The work is Boston is busy and so fast paced. We are constantly presented with golden opportunities to preach the gospel to the people of this great and beautiful city. It is a privilege and blessing to serve here. 

I was pretty shocked to hear, through the grapevine, about the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris this week. The only that I have to say about it all is that I am SO THANKFUL for the steadiness, sureness, and protection that the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ provides. In a world of chaos and war, it is the only thing that will stay standing and when we build our lives and testimonies upon it, we surely cannot fall. 

Helaman 5:12


Hermana Webber

Hermana Verhoef and I :)

Isaiah's Baptism

Isaiah's Baptism

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hermana Verhoef

Dearest loved ones,

It was a phenomenal week. 

On Wednesday we had transfer meeting and Hermana JoLynn Verhoef is my new companion. 
She is fresh out of the Provo MTC and she is absolutely AMAZING. 

She is so prepared and is down to do anything!!! Missionary work doesn't scare her at all and her Spanish is already really good. She is an amazingly talented cellist and swimmer. 

We didn't take any pictures this week because we've been really busy... I know, I am the worst, but I will send some next week! Don't worry! 

This week, Hermana Verhoef set her first baptismal date for next week. Isaiah Vasquez will be baptized next Sunday and I am PUMPED! We've got a lot of work to do this week. Wish us luck (send us some prayers too!). 

So, with all of the Church Handbook changes, I just want to take a moment and say that I know God loves us. He has blessed us with a prophet to lead and guide us and to receive revelation for us in these days. There is no doubt in my mind that the changes were necessary and inspired by God. 

It makes me think of James 1:5... "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God..." I know that if ever we doubt, or have a question, or just need a little guidance, God will provide for us. He will give us what we need, just as he answered Joseph Smith's simple questions 200 years ago... An answer that changed the world forever.

He will answer us too. He does it because he loves us. 
Infinitely and perfectly. 

I love you!!!!!!!!

Hermana Webber

PS Shoutout to Sara and Kyle this week!!! SARA BURTON never sounded so good!!! Congrats, love birds! :) 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Dear loved ones, 

We had a great, great week. 

Seriously, it was great. 

We had an incredible experience at church yesterday. So, we challenged our investigator to bear his testimony at church, and he did! Let me tell you all something about Rene, okay? I LOVE that man. He's 52 years old, from Guatemala, and he is the most humble, selfless, loving little man I've ever met in my life. We have fallen in love with his family and I have learned so much from them! 

So, in his testimony, Rene talked about how his entire life he's never really been a part of any religion. When he was younger, he was baptized after the tradition of his family, but since then has never found a religion for himself. 

He talked about how he'd always seen the young, Mormon missionaries in the street and how something about them really stood out to him. And then, just a year ago, his son Carlos began meeting with them and was baptized. He said, "I always thought that as a father I was the one who needed to teach my son about God, but in the end, he's the one who has brought me to Christ." 

He then testified that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings people closer to Jesus Christ more than any other religion. 

Hermana Bybee and I were bawling. It was a sacred experience and I will NEVER forget it. 

Feeling CHARITY, the pure love of the Savior, Christ, for another human being is the most moving, changing, and overwhelming emotion. I've experienced it in increments in my mission - for my investigators, members, missionaries... - but yesterday, I think I really caught a glimpse of how Christ feels for each one of us. 

Feeling that love has transformed my life and changed my heart. I know it came from serving Rene. 

I will forever live my life in search for feeling that love for others. 

Hermana Webber

PS I was called to train a new missionary this week! She gets here on Wednesday!!! Pray for her and pray for me too. :)

1 John 4:18

One time we ate lunch in a stairwell. 

We carved pumpkins for P-Day :)

It was a good time. 

Look how cool E. Garrido is hahahahaha

Yeah, carve that pumpkin. 

#HaitianPumpkin #HaitianDreams

Please enjoy my poop pumpkin. 

Boston East Zone! #BEast

What a BEastly pumpkin.

The senior missionaries in our zone (Elder & Sister Braithwaite and Elder & Sister Walsh made us a halloween lunch and it was the most adorable thing ever. 

Have you ever seen an Asian mummy?

Now you have.

Early morning FUTBOL!!!

Hey, look. It's me with a pumpkin on my head. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Single Greatest Adventure Of My Life

This week I celebrated one year in the mission. I am so happy for the things I've learned and the ways I've changed. I'm also so sad to know that I only have 6 months left to serve here. I never want this to end. 

I could never express how much my mission means to me. It is absolutely sacred. I have grown so much here. 

The Savior's Atonement has literally transformed into one of His disciples. And the best part is, it continues to do so every single day. 

To celebrate, we did Weekly Planning! Woooohooo! And one of our elders, Elder Villar (from CHILE!) made us Chilean Hot Dogs. I LOVE Chilean Hot Dogs. It was a great day. 

We had a Zone Conference in Cambridge, MA this week. We talked about becoming "Epistles of Christ" and The Sabbath Day. I love this big push about sanctifying and observing the Lord's day. I know it's really what we need to focus on right now, as members of Christ's restored church.

Hey, I love you all. I love the church. I love this mission. It is the most important thing I've ever done in my life - Proclaim the everlasting Gospel to the world (#DigitalMission) and the people of New England. 

Thank you for the endless love and support. I am truly blessed.

Hermana Webber