We have 4 outstanding young men in our small ward in Liberty, Texas that have been called to serve a mission. It will be fun to have our ward family follow their experiences through this blog. Elder Clegg left July 20,2011 for the Idaho, Pocatello mission, Elder Waddell left July 27, 2011 for the Alaska, Anchorage Spanish speaking mission, Elder Escobar left in August for the Massachusetts, Boston mission, and Elder Tellez left September 14, 2011 for the Mexico, Veracruz Spanish speaking mission. We are so very excited that these fine young men have chosen to serve the Lord.

Click on the dearelder link below for a great way to write our missionaries!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Elder Waddell

This is from our first letter from Trinity which was written before his first e-mail to us. We just received this in the mail yesterday......He says.....

 I am in Branch 16 and the Branch President is President Stone with Brother Tyler as 1st Counselor and Brother Jackson as 2nd Counselor. My companions name is Elder Smith and he is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. My address is 2005 North 900 East Provo, Utah 84604. My mailbox number is 321. My preparation day is on Thursday and is the only day I can write/email. 

Hola, I'm doing great. I'm super excited about learning Spanish and how to teach. It's been two days and it is almost overwhelming how much Spanish has been spoken to me that I don't understand. They say that after a week we'll get used to it. Hopefully they're right! I got to Kenton's house and it turns out Vince was visiting too! So it was almost the whole gang again. I've seen so many people from BYU-H here it's crazy. I hope all is going well at home. Tell everyone I love them. It turns out that I can only e-mail family while in the MTC so I'll send separate letters to people. Tomorrow we have an investigator (i'm positive he's a member) We have to speak as much Spanish as possible. It's exciting but scary because none of us know enough Spanish to teach at all so we're worried about what's going to happen. My ministerial certificate expires July 29th, 2013 so I assume that is when I'll be released. My projected date to leave the MTC is September 26th so it'll be a while. I have to go! Love to you all.                 Elder Waddell

A great way to send setters to me is through dearelder.com It is free to the MTC and only the cost of a stamp while in the mission field. I receive a printed copy in the MTC the same day.

1 comment:

  1. He sounds good....thank you for posting this letter for us to enjoy!!!