Feliz Navidad

[After talking about her Christmas phone call home...]
I was going to send you the picture of the GIANT rice cooker they have at the mission home but I didn't bring my hookup. Next time.
I forgot to tell you that I made some fresh mango salsa on christmas eve and it was SUPER DELICIOUS. Seriously, I have been in heaven for a few days eating it. I couldn't get any tortia chips though so Ive been eating it with taco doritos. It works though. I decided that Cilantro is one of my favorite smells/tastes.
This morning we deep cleaned our apartment. It was a mission wide thing. Our walls were filthy! I spent forever on those things and trying to get rid of cobwebs! Sister Carlos is so cute. She has prizes for everyone who completes the "checklist".  One of the prizes is a gourmet dinner at the mission home. (each zone will be entered in a drawing for the dinner)
And she pretty much told me that my companion will be transferred Thursday so I'll have a new companion pretty soon!
I wish I could send you a picture of our beautiful new converts in their baptismal whites but alas, my camera broke the day before their baptism! I have to get the pics from my zone leaders later. Remigia and Fe, and they are both super cool! The baptism was great and Sister Rivera made "grey ham" which consists of graham crackers, cream, and mangos. It took me a while to figure out why she was calling it "Grey ham" and it finally donned on me-- the "gra-ham" crackers. It makes me giggle now every time anyone mentions the delicious "grey ham".
Well, sure love you all and hope you have a happy new year!
Theres a rumor going around that all the missionaries in cauayan Zone get to go to the mission home for new years and have a sleep over there. I hope its true!!!
Yours- Sister Webre

Merry Christmas

For  unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Conuselor, The mighty God, the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.(2 Nephi 19:6) I love this scripture and song SO MUCH don't you??
It's Christmas! My first one away from home, but lucky for me, we celebrate the birth of our Savior all around the world!
 I am so grateful for His birth and His perfect life. I can turn to His example when ever I wonder what I should do, I can lean on His mercy and grace when all I can do is still not enough. His love helps me find courage when the evils and temptations of the world threaten me and make me feel little.

The baptisms are still on for Christmas! What a beautiful and perfect way to celebrate the birth of Christ, with the birth of two wonderful women who are starting a new life in the path that leads back home to our Father.

Love You

It has been a great week. In fact, Saturday was the best day of my life.
 It started out with a service project to one of our new investigators. There was a TON of garbage, a whole wardrobes worth of old dirty wet clothes and stuff all around their house that were attracting alot of mosquitos. So we removed all or at least most of that!
Then we helped a member set up her computers for her new internet cafe business at her house. That was fun. Mostly because we were with the AP's, DL's and ZL's. And they figured out how to take pictures of all our faces and set them as desktop backgrounds on all of her computers. It was so awesome!
Then she fed us lunch, we taught a couple lessons and went to the mission home to practice for the devotional. I sang a solo by the way for the District Christmas Devotional. It was fun. And sister fort and I did a duet "Away in a Manger" with her on the guitar and the rest of our zone joining in on the third verse. It was way pretty! We get to sing it for zone conference too! So I'll get a video later.
Oh wait, I almost forgot the best part! After practicing my solo, I walked into the kitchen and the most delicious smell filled my nose, I almost died and went to heaven. I kid you not, the night before (after finishing off some fresh MANGO salsa from Sister Carlos (which by the way is so good that it rivals Grandpa norms salsa)  I had mentioned how I missed mexican food the very most and what do I get the very next day? Angels cooking tacos in the kitchen and REAL CHEESE!! It was my first since I came to the philippines. I can't describe my brand of happiness to you. David Archuleta singing Joy to the World in the background had a lot to do with it I think. :)
President and Sister Carlos spoke about the gifts we can give Jesus for Christmas-- Our Faith, Gratitude, and Service to others. After the devotional we were getting ready to go home and President carlos comes walking out of his office with a wad of pisos. He says "who wants icecream" and we all go wild of course.
So he sent two elders to go get Icecream to end the night. It was just the icing on the cake!
Also, got to watch the First Presidency devotional  yesterday. Wasn't that wonderful? Of course I cried like a baby when they sang "What Shall We Give". We brought one of our investigators and It was a neat experience to be able to show her our Prophet and let her hear and feel of his sweet message and love. When the title came up "Thomas S. Monson, President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" I felt this strong feeling in my heart that he really is called of God! And how incredible it really is that we have a living prophet. And here it was, her first time to hear his voice and see his face. So neat.
When you said you ate at Beijing Buffet, the first memory I had was of Hunter (after much painstaking pep talk to get him to be happy about eating there) walking in and saying loudly and with great excitement "You didn't tell me they had "THIS"!! Pointing at the fountain/decor in the front. Oh what a funny kid!! I miss him.
Well thats all for now. After friday night it finally feels like Christmas even though the mosquitos are still more prevalent than ever! The things I will miss most are watching "Its a wonderful Life" and singing with the fam. Oh yeah and the Willard Bay LIghts. I will probably miss those the most.
Love you so so much! All of you! Thanks for your prayers. I need them always!
Love, Sister Webre
p.s. What do you mean when you say "trimming the tree" I forgot to ask last week, I don't know what that means.