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!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trinity's most recent letter 9-1-11

Hola! gracias por the emails y cartas. I'm not sure what to write this week. It's just the same ole same ole ha except for a few things. oh well first hermana madden is in the CCM (MTC) in theDominican Republic ha and has been for a few weeks. oh did d'nel get my letter that was with the memory card? So i'm back in El Libro de Mormon and it's exciting! I understand so much more of it now! and i have a specific marking set up. By the time i'm done there are gonna be tons of sweet pictures drawn in it ha. I got the dearelder from Regan (thanks) and I talked to Elder/Brother Farley about her/you some yesterday ha. I ate lunch with Everett yesterday lol it was exciting and I saw Trevor McCord and Kenton. I'm so excited for John to get here! Elder Romrell in my district has a little tape recorder and the other day he recorded a few minutes of our conversation in the residence hall and it's ridiculous how many dumb scripture references we use now and the way we talk after a 16 hour day ha. Oh i'm almost done with my first planner! when i'm done i'm going to send it to you guys and you have to keep it safe because i am going to want it when i get back! I'm glad to hear everyone is so excited about the school year and you're still as busy as ever! oh and i'm glad to hear dad is finally texting! Estoy animado por Alaska!! Tengo 25 mas dias!!! Entonces..... this devotional tuvemos Elder Holland!!!! a cielos mio! Ese hombre puede hablar! I'll rewrite a few things he talked about. well he had a clever joke in the beginning about his age. "I have one foot in a grave and  the other on a banana peel" ha i thought that was good. Anyways un discorso fue sobre nuestro proposito se missioneros. he talked about the standard members hold us to and how we don't have the right to let them down and he got really loud and emotional and said that a few times. he talked about how we're some of the most prayed for people in the world. la obra de nuestro dispensacion es obra missionero y que las profetas antiguas sobias what we're doing and that gave them heart. He said the most important thing Christ would want us to know is that. he told the truth. every word. we've done a lot of study about the gospel/doctrine of Christ and it's amazing how much is missed with it being so simple. He says missionaries and him are the same in the sense that our job all day every day is to find ways to save the children of God. He said the most we could ever give back to Jesus Christ is our whole heart. To give him everything we can our talents, desire, time, knowledge. everything. one of my favorites was that "by words men work when working by Faith." our tool is words. and the faith necessary on both ends is just amazing. The fact that you can have enough faith to do anything through the power of God with just a word is infinitely humbling. he also talked about the love our heavenly father has for us. if un hombre sin pecado puede tener un amor perfecto por sus hijos. what about a perfect father? a perfect being who knows real joy. What kind of love can he feel? well i'm out of time but i'll leave a short testimony. Yo se que Jesucristo es nuestro salvador y redentor. yo se que al traves la expiacion de Jesucristo podemos volver a vivir con Dios. yo se que El Libro de Mormon es un Libro verdadero. Y al traves estudiendo el Libro de Mormon podemos recibir un testimonio que Jesucristo es nuestro salvador y Jose Smith fue una Profeta de Dios Y La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es el reino de Dios sobre la tierra. En el nombre de Jesucristo amen. All is well in Zion.
                                        Elder Waddell
P.S. Alma in spanish is soul or might which is awesome ha go mom


  1. He sounds like he is doing good. That is so exciting. I will have to learn Spanish so I can understand what he is saying. LOL I am so proud of those men.

  2. Wow...listen to all that Spanish....that is awesoem!!! I have to admit, I was crying while reading this letter. Oh boy!!! I don't know what I am gonna do....We will get through this right???

  3. Suzann Hang in there, it hasn't been as hard as when he went to college. It is a good feeling and that is why I started this blog so we could all share in our joy....and tears... together!