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, November 7, 2011

Trinity 11-7-11

 Hey! Thanks for the email! We're doing great here in Ketchikan. We got our transfer calls and suprise suprise we're staying here ha. I sent my camera card this past week so you should be getting it if you haven't already. It has a lot of pictures. This place is gorgeous. Hopefully if you guys actually get the chance to come up to Alaska you can spend some time here. Even though it'll most likely rain everyday you're here ha. We don't need anything just support like always ha. Yeah Morgan is awesome he got the priesthood yesterday and he's baptizing his son on Thursday so that's exciting! The work is still moving here. We taught 17 lessons this week which is a close second to our best week. We've been working hard and growing. I haven't gotten any bigger luckily haha but seeing as we're moving into the holiday season I'm not sure if i'll keep it off. But it's all good either way. I'm glad to here football is going well. I love dads beard. He would fit in perfectly here. There are quite a few people in the ward with more hair on their face than head it seems ha. We've been trying to work with the members and build their trust in us. I know it sounds funny but i'm pretty sure if we can get a little better at basketball we can get a few more investigators. The first thing I heard on my flight to Alaska was that "Basketball is King in the Bush"  And everybody plays on wednesday nights and a lot of nonmembers come. So If we can start getting spiritual thoughts and stuff in there and gain the trust of some of the members and nonmembers who play every week... that's just one way into their hearts. But we don't have anytime to get better so we'll just try to make them laugh I guess haha. But we have thanksgiving dinner with a couple who always work a lot with us and give us referrals so that'll be great. My spanish isn't failing but it's not getting a whole lot better. We don't have all that many opportunities to use it. But by February I'll be in Anchorage I think and there will be more there. Oh it snowed a little the other day... the rain washed it away in hours haha. That wasn't a fun day to knock on peoples doors. We're getting our brake pads replaced soon and our blinker and our snow tires put on. Things have just been moving along I'm sure we'll hit some bumps soon but i'm not too worried about them. I think that's about it. Oh the InsideOut a Capella called "Reverence" would be sweet ha. well that's it. I love you and all is well in Zion!

                     Elder Waddell 

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