Contact Elder Tommy Webber

Contact Elder Tommy Webber

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silverdale: Yvonne, Faith, Kahlil

Dearest Family,

I am so grateful for you this time of year. It is hard to be away for Christmas, obviously, but I'll get to talk to you via skype and see all your beautiful faces. I am so glad this week you could go to the temple for great grandma Mary's baptism! I loved the picture you took outside. I hope she has a good 100th birthday tomorrow :)

Elder Tommy Webber conducting the Missionary Choir in Sequim, WA
This week is very hard to explain in words. Lots of up and down, back and forth. I know I've said that before, but it's the only way I can describe missionary work sometimes. ___ is back on date, like I said, for the 27th! She also has been going through crazy hard trials. I probably have never met anyone so prepared as her, but she struggles so much to stay on track. She sends us texts almost every day expressing concerns and we try and respond with love and confidence. She doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. Our lessons with her are amazing. We visited Saturday with Brother Green, she said that as she read the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 2) she and pondered it later that day as she was driving and just cried thinking how she has another chance in life. She cried as she told us this experience and we were all a bit teary. We testified of how much God loves her and how much potential she has as a daughter of God. On Sunday she came to church, but afterwards had a bad conversation with her parents over the phone. ___ is in her 40's but her parents are not supportive at all of her joining or even studying the Church. They told her she was being ignorant and foolish, and she fears they will not talk to her anymore. We tried to help her have courage and faith to do what is right and that things will work out. She gets stressed very easy too. But again, she is SO prepared! We think she will make it.
Choir group picture

Faith on the other had is cruising right along. She is so solid. We are hoping to meet with her less active mom this week for her last lesson!
Tommy and other WA-Tac Elders
We finally got to talk with Kahlil's mom and she wants us to talk with her about what the Church is about and what baptism means for her son. Kahlil is only 11 years old but is soaking in the gospel. He loves meeting with us and brings his children's picture scriptures to school :) We have another FHE lesson tonight with June and her boys. Sorry out of time!

Love and Merry Christmas thoughts,
Elder Webber

Scripture: 3 Nephi 15:9-10 and 3 Nephi 27:20-21  (hopefully I will finish the Book of Mormon this week! I read in Mormon today)

P.S. thank you grandma for the wonderful Christmas tie. I'm wearing it today, I love it!

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