Jason was baptized this week! That was amazing. We found out that he passed the interview so we pulled together one of the best baptisms you have ever seen in THREE days. Woohooo!!!! It was actually really good. It was right after the women's broadcast and his parents came, along with some friends. The Elders Quorum showed up with kids and treats too! The talks were a little long, but other than that it was really good J. We had dinner on Sunday with Jason and the Leishmans and that was fun!
I got to go on the departing temple trip on Tuesday and they had the video with the blonde Eve. I had never seen that video before. It was really really cool. I almost remembered all the words at the veil! It was fun to be with all the departing sisters, but it was strange because many of the sisters I came with left already. I felt the Spirit really strong that day.
I also had the departing interview and that was a ton of fun. President talked a lot about two things. First he talked about how to be a missionary at home. He is from Utah and he is an amazing missionary. He has baptized more people in Utah than anyone I have ever met. I have a goal to be like him. He also talked a ton about marriage......um...... still don't quite know what to think about that.
Lurene got a bunch of people together to visit me and my companion on Friday. It was amazing! We had lunch and just talked. It was all of my "moms" on my mission who helped me become a missionary.
I have been working on being consecrated (as usual) and this week I had a goal to talk to everyone. There was a boy walking down the street while we were pulling away from an appointment, and I had the impression to talk to him, so we pulled the car over and started talking to him. He wasn't a golden investigator but he was TOTALLY interested in what we were talking about. God really helped us find someone who needed to be found.
The women's broadcast was also amazing! The entire time I was tearing up because I felt like EVERY SINGLE talk was made for Amanda! I've been praying and thinking about her so much, and it was miraculous to me to hear the broadcast and recognize that God has been thinking of her and he will help her get through it all.
Honestly I thought my last week would have been totally different. I thought that I was going to be so fired up, my key indicators would be sky high, and I was probably going to raise someone from the dead.... but this week wasn't like that at all. This week was a normal week (with a few abnormal things)... except that PEACE has been with me consistently. I feel so happy and so at peace. I think my companion thinks I'm a freak because I haven't cried or anything. I've just felt really peaceful. So for my final "Sister Webb Sermon" I wanted to remind the members of the church what they signed up for by being baptized and obedient. You signed up for peace. Life will not always be easy, in fact sometimes it's a LONG HARD road... but you have to keep going. As Elder Holland said, "some blessings come late, and some don't come till heaven, but for those who faithfully endure, they do come". Over every hill, through every tear, in every trial, and in every smile those who faithfully endure will have peace . . . the peace Christ promised his disciples as he was nailed to OUR cross when he said, "Peace I leave with you, peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. FOR I THE LORD GOD AM WITH YOU whithersoever thou goest."
I witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is the Kingdom of God and it has been established on the earth for EVERY soul that has ever lived and will live. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its fullness so we can have exalation and go back to our REAL home. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and I know that Thomas S. Monson is also a prophet. I witness that Jesus is the Christ. The Savior and Redeemer of my soul, and though my tag comes off tomorrow (yikes) I don't need it anymore to be a missionary.
I love you all so much and I'll talk to you soon!
Love, Sister Jessica Webb
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