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!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Email from Elder Tellez 3-19-12

Hello lovely people that live in Texas,

How are you all doing? I'm good. So, tomorrow morning, E. Lastra is being transferred to Xalapa, finally, haha!!!! My new companion is E. Barnes, he is from Idaho. He leaves his mission in June. The way I'm thinking, I will be transferred the next transfer which is in April (every 6 weeks). I say this because I think the E. Barnes will become a trainer of a new missionary (the training takes 2 months or 2 transfers), and since he ends his mission in June, two months before that would be April. My reasoning is why would they put someone with experience that is about to end his mission just as senior companion, he has to do something. So, that's that, after 6 months in "La Goma", I'll explain what that means when I come home, or Isla, I will finally go to a different area. Aunt Becca, thank you for your email. I am glad that everyone is doing good and that band is a part of the kids' life!! Music is great. What instrument will Logan be playing? Bianca, thank you for your email. I have 13 baptisms. After this week, I will have 15. I'm glad you kind of like your job, haha. Gramma, as always, thank you for your emails. They always impact me in some way. Mama, thank you for your email as well, haha. I haven't gotten letters or emails from anyone yet. The way it goes here in Isla is that they basically ignore the missionary that has been in Isla for less time than the other. They always talk to the other missionary that has been here longer and always ask him questions, EVERYTHING, in this case, it was E. Lastra. But he said that that is how it was when he first came to Isla, he would tell a joke or something and they just ignore him. It is just the way they are. I'm not straight or square or stiff, I'm friendly and cheerful. The kids love me, like always. Not much new other than this. I have to go because my compa. is ready to leave. Love you all. Take care.

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