planning crew. :) Good thing we've got mom on our side. She knows how
to put a party together! I hope y'all have had a fun weekend. It
appears that way, right dad? :) haha I can't thank you enough for all
those videos!!! I'm just sitting here in the office weeping like a
little babe because I love all my friends and family so much!!! THANK
YOU. So much love is pulsing through my heart right now.
It has been a week of memorable events in North Carolina! Pictures
included for all.
1. We're homeless. Us and the Elders. It has been a whirlwind of a week
in regards to travel, living quarters, suitcases, storage units, and
following the spirit on major decisions. I'll have to tell you all
about it someday but just know we're still homeless but luckily,
President Craven let us stay with the Pineville sisters so I'm HOME.
In my old stomping grounds. And I love driving through this area
everyday. The thirty minute drive back to our area doesn't even bother
me because I love south Charlotte so much.
2. Saturday such a wonderful baptism happened. Keani is the best of
the best. She is the perfect result of member missionary work.
Evidence that this work cannot move forward the way The Lord intended
without members and missionaries being in harmony with one another.
She is incredible.
3. Saturday morning after our leadership conference call President
invited us to have companionship study with him. It was so good. It
was a really spiritual setting and my mind expanded on doctrine. He
talked about how we are not objects to be acted upon but that we are
agents of change. He talked about covenants and ordinances and
becoming more sanctified, Christlike people. He talked all about
observing. Which because of my mission I've learned the importance of
and recognized its eternal significance. We learned all about today,
tomorrow, and forever principles that will stick with me into the
4. Saturday evening Sister Tanner and I turned into a weepy water work
show. I miss my mom and my sisters without the general authorities
talking about how important they are for two hours. The majority of
the broadcast was an echo of things President Craven talked about with
us that morning.
I thought about mom and Kate, J, and Quince all through it, reflecting
on how much I've grown because of their influence and how I'm where I
am and who am because of the love and support I've received from you.
Hence, the weepiness. It was good though, next go around, we'll be
(Side note. I sing "we can be together forever someday" all the time
from the cheesy together forever church movie that's my favorite. And
I think of mom for some reason every time. I don't know if you used to
go around singing that but the child side of my mind has memories of
that, that possibly could have been formed in my subconscious, "I miss
my mom" missionary mind. But, I belt that out for missionaries more
often than not and think of you.)
5. Yesterday during church, third hour was combined and the bishop
taught. It echoed everything we heard all weekend. (Cue the weeper
again). It was fascinating to see the pattern of revelation on all
levels of the church. President, bishop, and the general authorities
all taught similar, linked principles. This weekend was filled with
the spirit to the point where my cup runneth over. President Uchtdorf
says, repetition is the mother of all learning. Amen to that. I've
learned so much the last three days.
I love y'all. I hope you have a good week. You're in my prayers always.
I can't wait to see you. I know y'all think I don't ever want to come
home, but I actually am plenty excited to see you in three and a half
months:) prepare now, I'm a completely different person, but I'm still
funny and I still love y'all. And that's all that really matters. ;)
Sister Madi Carolina Webber