Contact Elder Tommy Webber

Contact Elder Tommy Webber

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

From Silverdale down the road to Manette!

Dear Family,

Thank you so much for all the love this week, I had a great birthday. Very different since I am a missionary, and was working all day, probably not the same as other 21st birthdays go - ha, ha. I love the new shoes and belt and all the cards! Thanks also to the Las Flores ward/primary, Aunt CJ, the Osterhouts, grandpa Bob & Nan, grandma Marilyn, and grandpa Jim for all the cards, etc. I love you all! On my birthday we had dinner with the Woestman family, and when they found out it was my birthday they put candles in a tub of oreo ice cream and sang happy birthday :) we have dinner from 4-5 so it was perfect timing ;)
Saying Goodbye to Elder Sharp and the Silverdale Bishop
Like the e-mail says I got my transfer call! I am going "very far away" to the Manette ward, ha, ha which borders where I am serving now in Silverdale and my first area Bremerton! So it is in the Bremerton zone. While sad to leave another ward I love, I am more than excited about this transfer call. I've actually always wanted to serve in Manette, it is a great area for missionary work. I will be training there, which means I am no longer a Zone Leander, but a District Leader, and will be getting doubled in. All 4 missionaries (2 elders and 2 sisters) are leaving that ward and I and my new missionary are coming in! There will be a LOT of work to do. This is exactly what I wanted my last few transfers of my mission. It's the perfect transfer call for me. I'm going to work harder than ever and be more obedient than ever and have lots of fun. Sort of nervous, I have no idea what to expect this week, but look what happened in Raymond.

From Silverdale to Manette, WA (same Zone & Stake)
I will try and express what happened the last few days of this week mainly on Sunday. I can say that God is aware of us always and knows where we are and sends us where we need to be to bring about His great purposes. I learned yesterday that I have done what I was supposed to do in Silverdale, and that is one of the sweetest feelings for a missionary to have. Of course I was not perfect, and I get tempted to feel regrets for weaknesses, but Heavenly Father is so merciful that He still lets us fulfill our callings and be a part in His great miracles. Anyway, enough rambling, I'll tell you what happened.
Saying goodbye to Investigators (Ginger)


We had three investigators to church, including Deena and Jamie who came for their second time! It was fast and testimony meeting (yes mom, I bore my testimony ha, ha) right at the end, Deena gets up and walks to the pulpit (I don't think I've ever had an investigator bear their testimony at church). She says how she met Elder Sharp and I and how she started thinking about God as she helped in her childhood cancer charity, and that was right when we knocked on their door. When we met her she wasn't sure if God was really there. She told everyone how we had challenged them to pray for a specific question, and that now she knows God is there and that He answers prayers. How cool is that for a missionary and a ward to hear!

We also saw Ginger at church! She finally made it and was so happy to be there. After church we took a picture together and she pulled us aside and told us thanks for all we had done for their family. She said that ever since she had been meeting with missionaries (about 2 years now) she has been on the fence since she grew up in a different church. But, she told us, "now I know" and wants us to come over this week to figure out what she needs to do next. Basically to figure out her baptism :D :D :D Hallelujah! I felt so happy, heart lifted, and filled with joy to hear that after 4 months of visiting her and trying to figure out how to help their family. There's still a lot that needs to happen, but she is on fire.
Saying goodbye to Faith and the Suggs family

Warner Family
Last, we got to see Faith at church and the Suggs signed up for our dinner calendar that day, so we got to have another visit with all of them before I left. We had chili and cinnamon rolls for dinner, ha, ha, probably the most unusual dinner on my mission, but surprisingly not bad. They said it's an eastern Washington thing. I shared my testimony with them and with Faith and prayed with them at the end. Super spiritual. I realized how much I love all of them.

Birthday Loot

Missionary New Years - at 10:15 PM

I can't even say how much I love my mission or how many experience I have had that are good, life changing, and so precious to me. I am super excited for the next adventure in Manette and for more miracles to see. All my love, good luck back at school this week,

Elder Webber

Ether 1:42 (I read this Sunday morning and it went right to my heart: "Thou shalt go... there will I meet thee" and reassured me for next transfer. "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go")
Ether 2:5-6 (The Lord will show us where to go and lead us, give us directions)
Ether 2:16 (now it's time to "go to work")

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