I leave today. It's kind of bitter sweet. I'm going to the Spanish Branch in Anchorage. So here are some of the bitter parts. I love Ketchikan and Anchorage is completely different from here. I'm leaving right before the weather gets good here and right when "break-up" happens in Anchorage where all the ice melts and it's gross. Buuuuttt I get to learn Spanish. I get to meet more missionaries. I get to have meetings in person. I get to do stuff with more than just my companion on P days. I might see the northern lights. haha so it balances out. Oh and I'll be in a trio companionship so that will be interesting. I guess we'll see what happens. Okay so to this past week. Guess what I got to do on Friday! We went to Metlakatla to kind of recon the area and see what we can do about getting missionaries there full time eventually. You know what made that trip even cooler? We took a float plane haha. Isn't Alaska the best?? So yeah we took the float plane there then some members showed us the town a little. Then we prepped in the chapel ( which is the only brick building on the island) (and the phase 1 like the one in Livingston before we got there.) so we could know who to visit and where they were and stuff. It was kind of difficult because we were on foot and none of the streets were named or labeled I guess. We visited some members and people who missionaries had talked to before. Asked about how the area would receive missionaries and all of that. It was pretty fun. Oh and it's a reservation so there was a casino there. But yeah, that was the highlight of the week for sure. I'm just glad we got to do it before I left. Oh Anghel took and uploaded that picture while we were saying goodbye to them. They're some goofy kids. I'm going to miss Ketchikan a lot but I guess it's time for me to go and experience other types of missionary work, people, and adventures. So as usual all is well in Zion. Elder Waddell
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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