Contact Elder Tommy Webber

Contact Elder Tommy Webber

Washington Tacoma Mission
4007 Bridgeport Way West, Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98466-4330

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Raymond Ride: Webber and Green's Penultimate Plan & Pictures Week 11

Hello family,

What wonderful updates to hear from you. Especially all that temple work - that is the best! We're working with our bishop to get Terry and Kris's family to the temple. The youth in our ward go to the temple together twice a year. We are right in between the Portland and Seattle Temples. Also, thank you for your letters Megan and Madison. I especially enjoyed that seminary flashback :) Thanks Amy and also, as always, grandma! I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Working in the rain, visiting  in Aberdeen

This week was a little different. Because Elder Green is the district leader we have to do exchanges once a transfer and because we procrastinated we had two exchanges this week, and for both I traveled: to Aberdeen and to Ocean Shores. It was pretty fun and I really had fun reuniting and serving with Elder Zastrow for another day, he's in Ocean Shores. And in between those was Zion's camp, which was (with a LOT of driving included) a full day event. Altogether I was out of Raymond for a long time and I actually really missed it! I love serving there, and I feel at peace there, in my stewardship and with the people I know and love.

Elder Webber & Elder Green at Zion's Camp

Zion's camp was super fun. It is this campground owned by the church. Half the mission went Wednesday and the other half Thursday. We went through the ropes course and tied all of the obstacles and things into the gospel and missionary work. Always fun to be with other missionaries and feel that spirit of unity. There is a lot of love in the WA.TAC and a lot of unity between the missionaries and President and Sister Weaver. It is very much a family here. My favorite part of the day was being able to conduct the music. We got about 30-40 minutes of singing, mainly as a rehearsal for the firesides, but also because our mission likes to sing. I was pretty nervous leading 100 missionaries as I stood on a chair in front of them all, a music binder in one hand and a microphone in the other and conducting with my third arm. Regardless, it was exhilarating and so rewarding. My favorite was putting all the music down to conduct "We are as the Army of Helaman" (EFY medley) because I have that song so familiar in my head. And conducting "Called to Serve" as heard on the blog. Fast and Bold. And of course we finished the day with "Amazing Grace."

Now the penultimate plan: Dennis is still on date for his baptism this Saturday. As for him, all things are good to go. He is finishing Alma in his Book of Mormon reading (he's flying through) and continuing to feast upon it! He has no commandment problems to worry about and his hip is healing marvelously. He just needs an interview this week. The problem is that he is still in Montesano recovering so he can only come down on Saturday which means we will need to have his confirmation at the baptism. We need our branch presidents approval but he is the hardest person to reach! We're pretty confident it will happen. Great way to finish the transfer and the awesome 3 months I've had with this great missionary companion and friend.

great missionary companion and friend

The scripture for the week is the story in John 8:1-11. Jesus taught the new doctrine: "neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more." How grateful I am for the miracle of forgiveness.

Much Love,
Elder Webber

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