Monday, June 30, 2014

Doing Well...

Yes yes a pretty normal week. We had our interviews with president this week, which is always good. He always has good insights to help with the work, we talk to him at least once a week because he´s in our ward but its still nice to get an interview. Its getting colder and starting to feel like christmas, but we have a good house and good clothes so we dont worry too much. We do have those green parrots that are eating all of the pine cones in the trees which is really cool. Just flocks of these green parrots that eat the nuts and then spit out the shells down on us as we walk under them. Yes, we have the world cup going on, you would think it would be crazy but its actually dead. Deeeeeaaath. muerte. There is nobody in the streets and nobody wants to talk to us during the games, even the members. That has made this week alittle harder than usual. But that´s ok, we just go to those that don´t like futball, who are few. When Uruguay won, they all went crazy and they were all pretty happy, so we got into alot of houses just by talking about futball. I really hate futball, with a deep passion, its all my companion talks about and all anybody wants to do or talk about. Its almost to the point where they´re breaking the commandment, you know, the one about thou shalt not worship any other thing before the Lord, on earth or in heaven. Its difficult. We even had an old lady call the police on us because we went by her house twice during the week and both were during the futball games. Just crazy people. We´re working hard, its good to hear all is good with the family and the pool. Joseph getting into rugby, atta boy. I don´t think I need anything, maybe some mapeline? but I don´t know about anything else. 

Love you guys,
Elder Webber

Monday, June 2, 2014

Baptisms Coming Up...

Yesh what a week no? So to start, we spent our entire p day last week in the mall, because the battery to the assistants car was flat because Elder Cutler forgot to turn off the lights. It was a long day, especialy because Uruguayo help takes forever. But we worked real hard this week and it paid off. We had President Gonzalez from the 70 come to talk to our mission this week too. We spent hours and hours with Diego, who is a guri as they call them here, a teenager. He´s got about 17 years and he is ready for baptism, we just had to make sure he was good to go, because he appeared alittle fem.... but hes good so no worries. The rest of the week was basically spent in the houses of Sandra, and Paula and Raul. Sandra and Diego had their interviews yesterday after we had lunch with the familia Giles, who are temple missionaries, the same ones who let us skype at thier house. Good ole american food, we almost threw up after because we had wayyyy too much pie. But anyways, they had their interviews yesterday and Sandra had a problem, and had to have an interview with president.... She didn´t tell us anything when we went over the questions with her the day before, so we called president and luckily he lives right next door to the chapel where the interviews were, he interviewed her and we finished the interview with diego. They both passed so thats good. 

Afterward, president took us in his car to Sandras house, during the drive I totally accidently insulted president on his driving. We were talking about I.D. and I asked if he had his Uruguay drivers license right after he took a crazy turn. Yeah it was bad. Then we had dinner that night with the assistants because Elder Cutler is going home next week, we had dinner at the familia Chinos house. Yes, another american family. We ate sooo much food again, it was so good. And we felt like we were going to throw up again, but we made it home and then I threw up. Just way too much. 

This week has been a cooking week, because we have established what we call the ¨carrasco cooking club¨ which just consists of us four elders in our house cooking boxes of cake mixes, then we ran out of cake mixes so we actually had to start making real food. We´ve gotten pretty good, snickerdoodles, amish oatmeal (super good), and loads of french toast. It was an expensive week, but it was the last week of the change so we just spent all the extra money for the week on ingredients. 

We have two baptisms tonight, at what we call a noche blanca, or a which night. Which is when the whole zone comes together and has all their baptisms for that week in one servicio. There will 7 baptisms in total tonight in Carrasco. We are really exited, really because the whole mission said that Carrasco would never baptize, even my old Ward Mission Leader said ¨well that sucks¨ when I said that I was going to Carrasco. We just work hard and we know the lord will do the rest, but only after we have done todo. 

But thank you very much, packages are awesome. and letters, which I need to write. 


Elder Webber