Massachusetts Boston Mission

Monday, January 11, 2016

Missionary Life Is The Best Life!

This week was exhausting!
Exhausting weeks are the best weeks. :) 

We moved out of our apartment and now we have roommates! Whoooooo! We live with the English sisters and they are SO much fun. 

We've been picking up potential investigators left and right! 
Our members have been giving us several referrals and we are working really hard to find new people to teach! 

We picked up a new investigator last night who is PREPARED. His name is German. He is Dominican and he's 34 years old. We taught him in a Barber Shop in Jamaica Plain. So classy. 
He is amazing. He doesn't drink coffee, tea, alcohol and he doesn't smoke cigarettes. He's practically Mormon already! Hahaha he has GREAT faith in the Savior, as well. We taught him about Joseph Smith and the lesson went so well. 

Our dear investigator, Juan, who we found back in September, can come to church now! He couldn't before because he had work, but he can come now, which means he can get baptized now! :) What a miracle. :) 

With moving this week, we weren't able to go out and proselyte as much as usual, but on Saturday we got to go out and work all day and it reminded me of the happiness that comes when you embark in the service of God. I guess I take it for granted sometimes, my call as a missionary. Being a missionary is the happiest thing a person could ever do. 

We are meeting with Hector, who is planning on being baptized on Saturday, to help him resolve some concerns he has before he gets baptized. He is so great. He's Rene's son, and I love him with all my heart! 

I just love the people! I love this life. If I could, I would live like this forever. 
It's such a tender mercy to me that God would allow me to come and do this work for 18 months. 
I feel lucky and blessed to have this mission. 
I love my mission. 

I hope you all have a really happy week! 
Be happy! Life is beautiful. 

Hermana Webber

Consecration (Happy New Year!)

A story has been told about a chicken and a pig who found themselves discussing their contributions to the farmer's breakfast table. The hen bemoaned having to donate her eggs for the breakfast. The pig replied, "Yes, but for you, it's just a small sacrifice. For me, it's a total commitment." 

Are we the type of church member who gives everything we have, everything we are, to the building up of God's kingdom here on earth? 
Or, like the chicken, do we only occasionally contribute?

We've been learning a lot about consecration recently. 
At the end of my mission, I really want to be able to look back and say that I truly did serve God with all my "heart, might, mind and strength." 
I love this consecration thing. 

I promise, there is nothing on the planet that brings more peace, more joy, than consecrating ourselves to God. Giving EVERYTHING we are and hope to be to him. Turning our will over to him and doing what He wants. 

We had a great week. I learned a lot and I love the mission. 
I could never repay the Lord for the thousands of tender mercies, miracles, and blessings He's poured out upon me as I've served. The year 2015 changed me. God is so good to me. 

and in 2016, I am turning myself over to him! 

Happy New Year. :) 
Hermana Webber