Last E-mail

This week was GREAT.
We had district conference and we got to watch the broadcast of the Christmas devotional. It was SWEET. Wasn’t the part of that video they showed just AWESOME?? Yeah. It was. I loved it.

Cool moment:
One of the missionary couples (The Shaners) in our mission came to the district conference and sister Shaner knows sign language so she was translating for this one deaf member sitting on the front row. The only problem was that half of the talks were in tagalog and sister Shaner doesn’t speak tagalog so one of the Elders went to sit by sister Shaner and first translate from tagalog to English so that sister Shaner could do the sign language for this girl.

I don’t know why, but it just really touched me. All of that work and translation just so that one girl could receive the messages at district conference. It made me think of how our Heavenly father is always trying to communicate with us and help us to receive His messages. He uses Prophets, the scriptures, the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and even other people.
He really cares that we have that communication and guidance from Him! I am so grateful for prayer and all of the other wonderful means we have to communicate with and stay close to our Heavenly Father and savior in our journey here on earth! We are truly never alone or without guidance!

Well…I don’t know if you realized but this is my last e-mail home to you. Just incase you forgot, I will be arriving in Salt Lake City this coming Friday. I know you’re gonna be really sad to see me, but don’t worry, I have gifts. Be happy.
But seriously, can you believe it? Im coming home now?

This has been the best experience of my whole life. I cannot even explain the things I have learned and how much my testimony has grown. I know now more than I ever have before that this is Christ’s one true church on the earth. Obedience to His commandments is the only way to happiness. Repentance is real. It was made possible by the atonement of our Savior. His love is eternal. This life is a period of testing and trial. This life is a gift. We can become like our Heavenly Father and His son if we are willing to sacrifice and put off the natural man. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It truly is that Iron rod that will lead us safely back to our Heavenly Father. I love the Book of Mormon. I feel the spirit strongly each time I read and ponder its messages. I stand in awe at the miracles that have been performed by faith. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that we can receive personal revelation in this day. He will continue to perform miracles if we have faith in Him and do His will.

Let us continue on our journey back to Him with greater faith and a heart willing to do whatever is required of us!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your support and love and PRAYERS. I have certainly felt it throughout my mission. I love you all deeply and will see you soon!
Sister Webre

p.s. the picture was taken after conference. These women are faithful Relief society members here in Cauayan!


Did you know that Sister Jenny Webre returns home from her mission in the Philippines next friday?! That's right. Less than two weeks!!!

So her second to last letter was a short one, but here is what she wrote:

I am gettting SOOOOO excited to see you! Seriously. It's pretty much only a week until I go to the mission home for the farewell fireside. INSANE! 

I will miss being a missionary for sure, but I feel like I have served a good mission and I am ready to come home.

This week I spoke in a youth fireside and the theme was "Christmas all over the world". I talked about some of the common american traditions and then traditions in our family. Then at the end I talked about how we act out the story of the saviors birth from Luke 2 and how that is what Christmas is really about! No matter what your culture is, and what your Christmas traditions are, that fact is universal! Christmas is about CHRIST! I am so grateful for this wonderful time of year to feel the giving and loving spirit of Christ. more e-mail after this one! 
See you soon
Love you

sister webre

Rizal, Nico, Shoes

We did exchanges in Rizal (my old area) and I got to be companions with sister villamor again and teach all of our recent converts!!! It was like a dream!! They love me so much, I don't know why but it makes me so happy. I seriously never knew I could feel so much joy and love, my heart is just bursting.

We had a baptism last week. Nico Tuliao. (17 yrs old) He lives with his aunts and uncles here in our branch and they are all members. He is a cool kid. Before we taught him, he had never really prayed before. It was neat to see the change in him and watch him learn!

17 months and my shoes finally GAVE UP THE GHOST. Actually, they have had holes in them for awhile but I kept wearing them because they don't have other shoes my size here....I bought another pair that was two small and they got destroyed in about 4 weeks. So now i'm back to wearing the pair that have a smaller hole. Hehehe! The only problem is when it is raining and wet and muddy, It definitely gets my feet really dirty and I have to wash them every time before we go inside peoples house! But only 2 more weeks....I can make it!!!

Um...what else? Probably alot. Sorry if you don't understand the pictures. I;ll explain them all to you when i get home.
Hehehe....everyone has their own paper chain! That rocks!!
You only miss me because I'm gone right?

Well thats all for now.
Gotta go
I'll work on looking for wood carvers.
Love you! so much!!

Sister Webre


Hey, it's been a great week!

A lot of our investigators have been seriously reading the book of mormon and you know what that means! They are being converted!
The Book of Mormon is so magical. I can't explain it, but when people read it..something happens to them. They find the answers to the questions they never could answer before. They feel the SPIRIT. It is AMAZING. Without the book of mormon, I could not do this missionary work! It would be impossible.
So there you have it!

Read the book of mormon and feel the magic.

And you know what else?
People matter.
People matter, and not much else does.
But sometimes we focus a little too much on THINGS. That is something I have been thinking about lately. You know? One of our main goals lately has been “teaching people, not lessons”. By that we mean, teaching is more than just talking and telling. We have to teach each individual, find out what they think and feel, who they are and how this message relates to them personally. We have to CARE about THEM, and not just about delivering our message.
It’s like, Duh! Right? But it’s a lot harder sometimes than you might think. I always try to remember “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. So TRUE!
So remember to care a little bit more about people and a lot less about things.

I am extremely grateful for all of you and your support.
I have the BEST FAMILY in the WHOLE WORLD! I am of course grateful for the gospel and for all of the blessing that have flowed into my life because of it.
I have SO MANY blessing….I could count to 1,000 and more!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you take time to count your blessings!

Love sister webre

P.S. If anyone wants anything specific from the Philippines, you need to tell me this week so I can get it! Thanks.


A day late, but we got an e-mail after all.

From Jenny:

I didn't email yesterday because we went to Banaue
Checkit out!

This week I got SICK.
It was the first time I have been vomit sick here in the mission. I was throwing up all night on wednesday and had the runs. It was no fun, but now I am doing much better. 

We also got to speak in sacrament meeting on sunday. I talked about how members can be missionaries by 1-being an example 2- friendship  3- sharing testimony
Members should always be praying about WHO they can prepare for the missionaries and then begin their plans in preparing those people. We should always be preparing some one in some way!

I have realized a lot of things on the mission about how things SHOULD work in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. It is quite incredible. 
I think visit teaching and home teaching is one of the MOST INSPIRED programs in the whole church. If members used it as intended, it would strengthen each ward and stake enormously.

If you think about our baptismal covenant (mosiah 18:8-10) visiting/home teaching is one of the best ways we can fulfill that covenant. Its genious. And I want to say thanks, mom, because you have always been such a WONDERFUL example of what a visiting teacher should be. It's a lifetime calling and it means so much more than just a visit once a month.

Well anyway, I guess I'll get off that soapbox now!

I WENT TO BANAUE RICE TERRACES! Aren't they gorgeous? They are not man made. I think they are one of the world wonders honestly. someday i will bring you all back and you can see them yourself.

So, we found a new couple when we were tracting a couple weeks ago. Lenny and Javen Ray Luy. They are AWESOME. They are in their early 20s and have one baby. Lenny is already in 2nd Nephi, isn't that incredible? She has only been reading for 2 weeks. And she  totally remembers what she reads, she tells us about all the stories and stuff. She LOVES it and it makes us SO happy!

Well, I guess thats all for now.
Love you all.
Have a great week

sister webre

No Email

No e-mail from Jenny this week. I don't know about you but this is about how I feel.


This week we totally celebrated halloween as you can see from my pictures. Don't we look great?
Actually I was bummed because we never actually got a chance to hang out at the cemetary. Halloween here is kind of like memorial day for us except that they actually take food and stuff to the cemetary and have a fiesta. I took some pictures so you can see what their cemetaries look like. Some of the graves are stacked like 7 high. It's crazy. 
I included a picture of a hand out that sister carlos gave us a while ago. You should try doing it, it is really really cool. When we pray with specific questions and then search for the answers in the scriptures, we will find them!! It is the miracle of revelation and a testimony of God's love!
Sister Carlos (mission presidents wife) called us friday morning and said she wanted to work with us. It was awesome. I love it when she comes with us because even though she has to speak english, her testimony is so strong and it always brings the spirit so powerfully. Even if they can't understand everything she says, they've got to FEEL something in their hearts when she testifies. It's also neat to have her with us to testify, because she is a convert so she can relate to these investigators having once been one herself. 
She took a picture of us teaching Nico, who will be baptized on the 19 of this month. She also took a picture of us at a members store. They sell BBQ at night and it is super good. We eat there every once in a while. 
I have adjusted to the GO-GO-GO schedule and am usually not tired anymore if I drink plenty of water.
So....the work is going fine. We are focusing on working with our branch members and leaders right now. We have been feeling like we're on different teams and so we are really trying to create unity and coordinate effectively with them to make the work progress much better!
It's awesome!

Have a fabulous week!
I love you!
Be good!
Sister webre