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.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Hey. Well sorry I didn't email yesterday. President and the Zone leaders were down here in Ketchikan so we spent the day taking President and Sister Beesley around. So it was another slow week as far as the work goes. Not a whole lot of progression from people we're teaching and actually not really any teaching. We have a few potential people lined up but that's it. On Tuesday we had our weekly District meeting over the phone. Then on Wednesday we had a few hours of training over the phone. Then on Thursday President and the Zone Leaders came down. So we did Interviews and went to training for the Ward Council. We tried to go on splits with the Zone Leaders as well. Not a whole lot happened. Friday we kind of did the same stuff with them then dropped them off at the ferry so they could go to Prince of Whales Island. So we tried to get some stuff done and invite people to the fireside that President was holding on Sunday. Then Saturday we spent pretty much the entire day doing service. On Sunday one of our investigators that we hadn't seen all week appeared at church so that was good. The downside was that she took off and didn't talk to us. Oh yeah part of the reason this week was slow was that there were regional basketball tournaments going on so everybody was doing that. Everybody! Anyway, after church we picked up President and the Zone Leaders again. (They flew back on a float plane from POW) The ward fast started on Sunday as well so we went to some members to break their fast and talk to them about missionary work. Then we went to President's fireside. Only 2 people that we invited showed up. Anghel and Jhasen, but not their brother Rheman. But it was a really cool fireside. Then Monday, like I said, we spent the day with them showing them the Island. It was a beautiful clear day too. But today it snowed a few inches and is raining and snowing right now. But the cool thing that happened this last week is that Bishop Davis convinced President to try to get missionaries in Metlakatla. So guess who's going for a test run tomorrow? We are! We get to take a float plane over there in the morning and another one back in the afternoon. We're supposed to visit as many people as possible and look for a place the missionaries could stay in case of emergency or to stay permanently. So we're pretty excited about that. Not everyone can say they got to ride in a float plane for their mission. Oh and this is the last week of the transfer so if Elder Satini is training next transfer we'll get a call tomorrow night. If not we'll get a call on Saturday morning for what is happening. During the interview with President he said he would like to get me in the Spanish branch with an Elder that's about to go home this transfer before he goes home. So we'll see I guess. Meanwhile we're still trying to find people here. All is well in Zion.

Elder Waddell

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