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Alma 26:12 - Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My last email!

April 27, 2015 Letter - Although Elder Weber is now home and officially Scott Weber again, I decided to finish my duty and post his last letter that came this past Monday.

Well, the time has come! I am coming home this week! It doesn't feel real at all, but its here.

So the biggest things that occured this week were preparing everything for transfers, getting some headway on big office projects, teaching a few lessons, and .... a departure interview.

So because there are 11 of us going home this week, President could not do all of the departure interviews on Tuesday and so we split them up over two days and 6 of us had our departure interview on Friday. Well I was part of it. It was a weird feeling being done. It does not feel like I will actually be home in a few days. People are always asking, "What does it feel like" and questions like that, and the answer is that it just feels normal. It just feels like time is ticking away ever the same. Maybe once I am on my way to the airport or something it will feel a little different, but for now it just feels natural and not very different. 

So these last few days are kinda crazy and up in the air about what is going on. So today has some special things planned and tomorrow will be more of the same and departure dinner and getting ready to go and then Wednesday morning hits and BAM its over just like that.

I truly know the importance of missionary work. These past two years have been full of miracles and I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to come here and be a part of this great work! I know that our Savior lives, that is the greatest message of all that He lives, He loves us, and we are here to do His will and His work. Individually we are all weak and cannot do much, but when coupled with His stength and might, we can do all things. We all need to do our part, that is all He asks, He is not asking us to be more than He knows we can be. 

Well I will see you on Thursday. Its not that far away.
Elder Scott Weber

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Photos from 4/13/2015 Letter

Its coming fast!

Letter from 4/20

This was a great week, but the time moves so dang fast. This week went by in a blink of an eye.

This week we had the opportunity to go on two splits and also had the opportunity to get some things done in the office. Also we taught english class, taught some awesome lessons to some of our awesome investigators. We got fed by the Public Affairs couple on Tuesday and it was delicious. And then also President Adams went out to teach with us last night. We taught some great lessons to a recent convert and then to some great investigators. 

This week we are going to be busy in the office and there is also a bunch of things to get done in the area and just there is always things to be done. This is going to be a crazy last week.

It doesnt feel real that I will be home next week. I don't think it will be real until I actually end up on the plane, or maybe until I am in America again. But there are plenty of things to keep me busy here. Tomorrow we will spend most of the day in the office, specifically in President's Office, we have office meeting, MLS meeting, transfer meeting, and then other office work, english class, ASL with Jules, PMG class, and we are going to try and get all of that done by 7PM. So we will see how tomorrow and the rest of this weeks shapes out to be. 

Its really hard to find things to say these days.

Elder Weber 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Marathon to the end

I have a rather big problem. I leave Madagascar in 16 days, but there is a lot of work to get done in 16 days. I need to do a bunch of training for Elder Morley on a variety of different things to make sure that he can take over all of the many things that we do when I leave. And of course there are people to taught, many projects to work on, and it is just amazing what needs to be done. We are trying to do everything in our power to get this mission running as smooth as possible before the transition of a new mission president in a few months. There is just so much to get done however and its not easy. The new mission president is not going to have a clean slate to start with, but we are trying to get it as clean as possible. 

So this last week, we spent a lot of time in the office working on several big projects that are going on here in the office right now. I can explain a lot about that when I get home, its not worth trying to explain over email. Besides that we ended up teaching a good set of lessons, we also had the opportunity to go on splits on Saturday. That was a lot of fun and I got to see some members and people I baptized. 

So besides that, everyone keeps telling me that I am about to go home, which I already know, but its really weird. Time has flown by so fast, and I am realizing very quickly that the last of everything is coming really fast. 

I will try and send some pictures today of different things. Some pictures from Norbert's baptism, some of the other people that I have seen recently that I love.

Until next week.

Elder Weber 

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Letter from April 9, 2015 - Mom note:  I have two other letters that I haven't posted yet, but I thought I would post this and then catch up. 

It was a good week! A lot of things happened, but it was good! 

We were able to go and teach some this week.

But on Monday we had the Reunion Zone Leaders with us and we took them with us and we taught and had a good time. And then on Tuesday we had the MLC/

So the MLC started in the morning and went until about 3:30. It was a great meeting, we discussed a lot of things for the future of the mission. Lunch was great as always, they made Chicken Enchiladas which were ridiculously good. When the meeting was finished, we cleaned up and taught english class, and then we did ASL with Jules.

The rest of the week was really good as well. We made a visit with President Adams, we taught some lessons, did office work, and everything.

And then Saturday was the big day! 

We attended Norbert's baptism. It was a great service, very well attended, and everything was just great. Naturally, the water was brown, we had to use a fire hose and buckets to fill it up, along with the tap, and everything. But they got baptized, all four of them. I will try and send pictures next week, I need to get them from some other people, as they are on their cameras. There was probably between 200-250 people there. There were some great talks given that explained very well everything about the baptism and the church. We also got 25 referrals from people there that would like to learn more about the church. And then Sunday was a great day, great church time and everything.

So I hope you all enjoyed conference, we will be watching it in 3 weeks. My last weekend in Madagascar will be conference! What a way to go out!

Elder Weber 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

One transfer left

March 16 letter

Well. The big day just came. We are officially on day one of the last transfer. It is a weird feeling, and there are a lot of "lasts" coming up. 

This past week we were in Antsirabe and Fianarantsoa for splits and then for zone conferences. The zone conferences were exceptionally good and the week as a whole went better than last week. It was a little less frustrating. 

The zone conferences were my last zone conferences. No more for me. In the last 6 months I have had 12 zone conferences, but no more, I am finished. This last transfer is going to fly by.

My new companion is Elder Morley. He has been serving as a zone leader here in Tana. I am really excited to work with him. We will have an exciting 6 weeks.

This upcoming week is transfers, so until like Friday we are quite busy. And  then on Friday we are going to have a planning meeting with President, and then next week has some meetings lined up, and on the 31st we have a big MLC where we bring in all the zone leaders and Sister training leaders from all of provinces and islands and we will have a full day meeting with them. 

So the splits this last week were really good. Everyone was happy to participate and everyone learned a lot. I had the opportunity to work with several of the missionaries in Fianarantsoa and the missionaries in Ambositra. And then after the zone conferences we drove back. So we had a lot of time in the car this week and it was good. We also took the Ambositra elders to Anjoma, so I got to visit a new place where I haven't been before. So I have been everywhere in the mission except for Toliara and Mahajanga. And I don't think that is going to change before the end. 

So on Sunday we met with President and made a few transfer changes and then we had a soiree with Sister Manda, and then we got home and took stats and then called out the transfer news. So that is what my week was like.

So in Zone conference we talked a lot about integrity, planning, we watched Meet the Mormons (yes that means I have now seen it 6 times) and talked about hastening the work of salvation. We also had a module about teaching with questions to check for the understanding of our investigators. 

So this week I have lots of bus stops and airport trips and food from Sister Adams in my schedule. 

Well until next week.
Elder Weber