I waited all day to get an email from John and resigned myself that it was not coming today. It came at 10:00pm our time. I was so happy. I didn't realize how sad I was that I hadn't gotten one until I saw it. This is the best letter I have gotten from him and I am so full of joy at what he has written that I can't stop crying tears of joy. It is amazing how the men can change and grow from one week to the next.
¡Hola familia! ¿Como estan? I am doing well. This letter is for everybody (Mom, Josh, Nyah, Gramma, Aunt Becca, Uncle Brent, Lysie, Logan, Kaylee, y Max). Thank you all for the letters, they were magnificant. To gramma, thank you for the dearelders. I am always happy when I recieve mail. To Nyah and Josh, thank you for the mail as well (that kind of rhymed). To mi madre, te amo, muchos gracias por su letters tambien. I really miss every single one of you, pero, I am so feliz aqui. I know you are and will recieve muchos bendiciones porque of what I'm doing. Lo siento por writing muy pequeño. Emailing is so much easier for me, and from what I've heard, I might need the stamps in Mexico. My time is running out!!!! I am getting so much better at spanish, some words I even forgot how to say in english. Well, I have 2 1/2 weeks left at the MTC and then it is off to Mexico!!!! YAY!!!! Ohhh, to Aunt Becca, thank you tambien for the dearelder. To Uncle Brent, thank you for the scratch &sniff spaghetti stain, it still smells like spaghetti. Thank you for all of the advice you have given me. Everyday I learn something new. I am definately more humble since being here and understand what charity really is. My study is so meaningful to me. I focus on the doctrine in the scriptures as opposed to just the stories. I am definately here to invite the Lord's children to come unto Christ, but ultimately I am here for me. Have you heard the talk about the fourth missionary. Well, I am striving to be the fourth missionary. I love you all!!!!!!!! Keep sending me letters and love.
Elder John Tellez
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!