Tuesday, February 25, 2014

picture week

hello my people.

it's been a good week. Micky was baptized! He was so
excited. It was quite an event. A member of the ward bought him a
quad. He was SO happy about it. He's a major reader and soaks up
everything he's learning.

We had two MLC's this week. We had a skype meeting with
President Hemingway and Bishop Jackman this week about how we can be
more effective with ipads and facebook. It was really really good.
Yesterday we had a really special opportunity to join in on the
coordinating council for this area. It was the 7 stake presidencies in
this mission and Elder Parker, the area president, mission president,
temple president and they invited the mission leadership council. It
was all about hastening the work. Elder Parker is the best.

I'm sending pictures to make up for the lack of email. and i spent too
long responding to the other emails y'all sent. so sorry this is
short. i love you though. and i appreciate your love and emails and
I LOVE Y'all!! Hope you have a wonderful week. Also, I'm sending you
something about a Christlike attributes that our mission is doing
together. We should all do it together. :)
Loves, Sister Webber

Twinner rain coats

Sister Webber taking a photo of the sunset

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Carolina snowstorm

This week. Going down in the record books. Seriously. Buckle up. It was crazy.

As y'all already know. Skype sessions with Kate this week just made
life better than ever. Anna is so great and was she was so excited to
talk to Kate. She's the cutest little lady. I just sat back and
watched. I didn't understand any more than the words baptist,
Pentecostal, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, and yes. But the spirit was
there. And I could feel that. So that's what matters. We're teaching
her again the beginning of March! Can't wait!

Snowstorm 2014 hit Charlotte straight in the face. For over a month
President Craven has been asking all the missionaries to have
emergency preparedness kits. Over and over again we were checking to
make sure all the missionaries had them. It made me slightly worried
to think about what kind of revelation he was receiving but that was
made manifest this week when the blizzards came. It was the craziest
thing in the world. Six solid inches. Like a bad blizzard in Utah.
But we're in the south. Without snow plows or salt. Or drivers that
know what snow and ice are. It was crazy. Literally everything shut
down. And for two days we were stuck. Our car wouldn't move and then
Sister Tanners boot soles came off so we couldn't even walk anywhere.
We were trapped inside. We went loco. But we got as much as we could
get done while indoors and then we played Jenga and got to know
everything there ever was to know about each other. Quality
companionship bonding time.

Then there was an earthquake. As if the weeks events hadn't been
unfamiliar enough for these Carolinians. An earthquake hit. It was
really little though and everyone lived.
Friday we escaped our apartment. And were privileged to witness a
wedding for two of our investigators. Tom and Jodi got married on
Valentines day and asked us to be their witnesses! It was so fun! It
was only us and the Bishop that were there and it was a really special
event. I love them both so much. Tom is on fire. Keep praying for
Jodi. She's going to make such a good member of the church one day

Saturday was Erica's baptism! It was so wonderful! I was surprisingly
so calm all day. It was incredible. Everything went so well and she
was confirmed yesterday in church. She so great and I can't wait for
the two of them to be sealed in the temple soon!

Things are well in the south! We're cold but doing so well! keep
praying for the people in Charlotte. The
work is progressing here everyday! Thank you for the love and support.
I love y'all. I know this gospel is true. I know that God is our
loving Heavenly Father and that living prophets walk the earth today.
It's a miraculous time to be a missionary. I love it.
Sister Carolina Webber

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sister Tanner is in town

I know y'all like the long letters...but I don't think a letter will
ever get as long as last weeks was. I can't focus on one thing for
that long:)  But it's been so good here this week.
Tuesday: Transfers. I was literally having a heart attack all day
wondering who my companion was going to be. I saw President and 
I wanted to ask him, but I withstood. We went to
transfers and he went through a bunch of people. He does it
differently with the missionaries with leadership assignments. He was
going through all the new companionships with sister training leaders
and each time, my heart was beating faster and faster. I was sitting
halfway back in the chapel and the next person he called was Sister
Tanner. She stood up and he said, "sister tanner has been called as
one of our new sister training leaders and we're sending her far far
away next door to serve in Reedy Creek with Sister Webber." I stood up
and she turned around and came back to sit by me. There was an audible
gasp. it was so good. it's going to be good. PRAYER IS REAL. The Lord
is in the details of our lives! Hahaha
We've had a good week full of fun and lots of work. We trained at zone
meeting Poor sister Tanner had two day notice. It went so
good though. I consider it a success:)

Your prayers have been felt through each of our investigators. 

I had a very humbling experience this week. In an awful way. A few
days ago we had an appointment set up with an investigator that we
haven't been able to meet with for a few weeks. His wife wasn't going
to be home so we were trying so hard to get a member to come with us.
We were trying to find someone who was a convert and of the same
religious background as him..but we weren't having any luck because of
a leadership meeting that was being held at the same time. it all led
to us calling our go to members that come to anything and everything
with us.
We were out knocking on a few doors before we needed to head to the
appointment and I told Sister Tanner that I felt weird and thought we
should cancel the appointment. I talked myself out of it because I
figured it was just because I wasn't feeling good and I was being lazy
so I pushed the thought aside.
The member called and told us his wife wasn't feeling well but we told
him we couldn't go if it was just us and him. immediately I thought,
"Cancel" but i pushed it aside again.
So we went to this appointment, it got ugly fast and turned into a
bloody bible bash between our investigator and the members. We tried
to cut it off more than once and finally we just said, we have to go.
so we prayed, and left faster than anyone could even think. Sister
Tanner and I got in the car and left before anyone else had even left
the house. It was awful. While we were sitting on the couch listening
to the brawl, all I could think was that I had ignored the spirit.
That I had received the prompting more than once that it needed to not
happen and I had straight up pushed it aside both times. It reminded
me of how often dad says if you ignore the spirit long enough, it'll
go away. how true that is. and how guilty you feel when it actually
happens. I learned a valuable lesson. and never in my life will I
ignore a prompting because of the feelings it led to.
Never delay a prompting. Our Father in Heaven has given us the spirit
as a precious gift if we remain worthy of it. I know miracles can
happen if we pay heed to the promptings of the spirit.

What a miraculous week it will be. The sisters Webber teaching
TOGETHER. Nothing better. I can't wait. It's going to be so good.
I love y'all. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support. I
couldn't do it without y'all:)
Have a wonderful week! You're in my prayers.
Love, Sister Webber

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Go Seahawks

Me and Sister Tanner

Like our faces?

Smiling big in North Carolina

What a week. Between the stomach flu, zone conference, and mission
leadership council, it wasn't the average week in Reedy Creek.

We had an incredible zone conference We were tutored and
taught by the Spirit and by President and Sister Craven. Sister Craven
gave a training from 3 Nephi 26:4-5. She talked about the parallels of
good and evil and that there is no gray area. In comparison to the
vision of the tree of life. The river of darkness ran by the tree. It
was parallel to the rod of iron. The people chose wicked or they chose
good. They weren't traveling in between and the same is in our lives.
There is no gray area. Every decision we make either brings us closer
to the Savior or moves us further away.

She told a story about when her daughter was little and they were
eating Rice Krispies for breakfast. I guess the common slogan for Rice
Krispies was, what does your cereal say to you, playing off of the
"snap, crackle, pop" thing. She said one morning her daughter said,
"my cereal said I didn't have to go to church today." She compared
this to our lives  and said, what is the world telling us we don't
have to do? We talked about exact obedience and being a straight
arrow, right on target with what The Lord would have us do and become.
At the end of her training she asked us to ask ourselves these
questions, what's holding me back? What can I straighten out? And then
the kicker,
"Am I the missionary that my mother thinks I am?"

I've been thinking long and hard about this since then and thinking of
things I can improve on.
I read a talk this week from an MTC devotional given by Tad R.
Callister many years ago. It's called Becoming a Consecrated
Missionary. It's life changing. And more specifically, mission
changing. It pricks your heart in a good way and helped me to
recognize what things I can be working on in becoming a more
sanctified and consecrated missionary. He said these good one liners.

"I do not believe that there is one missionary whose weaknesses are
greater than the potential strengths within him."

He will not let us be content with our weaknesses.

Whatever the world throws at them, they throw back a smile, because
they know they have the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Consecrated missionaries lay everything on the alter of sacrifice.

Such good lines! We have to change our nature which can only come
through the Doctrine of Christ. That's how we develop attributes of
our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. "The very power of God are
found in His attributes of godliness." Elder Gene Cook said that one.
Through the Atonement outer very natures can change.

Every fiber of our beings can be changed through repentance. We're
doing a forty day fast again as mission. In the overview and
invitation President and Sister Craven sent out before it began, they
sent this scripture with it.
 Matthew 4:11
"Then, the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered
unto Him."
That's the goal, to have the devil and his influence leave us. To
become more like the Savior and receive the strength that He did.

Sorry for the sermon.

I had a lot of personal study time this week because Sister Lewis had
back to back plagues. I learned a lot to say the least. I won't even
get going on what I learned about the resurrection. One day I'll have
to tell you about because my mind and spirit were full of insight this
week. It was incredible.

I got to see Laketa and Qwamarus yesterday at the mission president
fireside. I miss them so much. They're coming to Utah in August. A
member of the ward is bringing them out. :) I can't waaaaait for y'all
to meet them all.

Transfers are tomorrow Sister Lewis is leaving. She's been here for
so so long so it's been an emotional weekend for her. I'll be sad to
let her go. We've become good friends the last few months. I've
learned a lot from her. It is interesting to see how a mission can
bring people together and form eternal friendships that wouldn't have
been created otherwise. I am so grateful for it.

There are moments on my mission, daily, when I feel like the spirit is
tapping on my heart, reminding me how lucky I am to have the gospel in
my life, for God's children in North Carolina, and for my eternal

I am so blessed to have you. I love y'all so much.

Sister Webber