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!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Baptism, Bears, and Kitty

Hello! Yes I got the letters and the package on the same day thank you!!! It doesn't matter when you send a Christmas package but send it to the mission home because I might be leaving Ketchikan before Christmas. I'm not sure that I really want anything ha maybe a nice watch or that InsideOut CD Reverence. But I don't know. Just whatever. I don't think I need anything right now just more people to teach! Oh yeah I was wondering if you saw that on the news haha that's right down the road from our house. Somebody in the ward shot a bear with a bow and arrow on his porch just the other day because it kept coming back.  Oh and a guy in our ward takes some photography. He has a website it's pretty cool. It'swhalepassphotographyzenfolio.com or zenpholio..... I’m not sure what that is other than the host server for his pictures. But they're almost all taken here. This week wasn't as amazing as last week but the weather was better!  Two whole days were partly cloudy instead of rainy!!!   Hopefully soon we can hike up Deer Mountain.  That’ll make some cool pictures. We have our first baptism on Saturday!!!! Morgan has been amazing to teach. I'm still waiting for him to break it to us that he's already a member and this was all a sick joke ha. But that means Saturday will be a good day no matter what cause we have to start filling the font at like 1:00 because it takes foooorrreevveeerrrr to fill up and we have to stay with it ha then they have their wedding reception after the baptism! What a good day. He asked me to baptize and Elder Dean to confirm so we're super excited for that!  And we have 4 other people on date and another 1 who is conditional so that's pretty exciting. We went on splits the other day and I took two elders who are about to go on their missions and our appointment fell through so we went tracting. One of the guys is allergic to cats and when we were tracting this cat was just following us around. The other one was knocking at a door when all of a sudden I see the cat pounce at the one who's allergic to cats haha the cat landed on his chest and got all in his face and he started yelling and trying to shake the cat off and he finally got him off and threw it like 5 feet haha definitely the best tracting moment so far especially since it wasn't raining haha. Thank you for the emails from John and Everett!  Well I'm gonna write letters to everyone today and clean a lot since the AP's and Pres and sis Beesley and the missionaries from Prince of Whales are all coming Wednesday so that'll be exciting! So yeah we’ve been working hard here and we're being obedient don't worry. And we're already seeing the fruits of The Lords work here in Ketchikan! So I love you all and all is still well in Zion!    Love, Elder Waddell

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