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, April 24, 2012

Elder Everett Escobar   4/23/2012

Hello again!

Well I'm happy to say that we had another eventful week, we picked up two new investigators. The first, was a media referral that we received named, Witerland. Witerland is 15 years old, she is from Haiti, she has 2 older sisters that are members of the church, she has been to the Haitian ward before, and she wants the same happiness and blessings that her sisters have. We taught her the 1st lesson and she was really open to it, we then extended a light baptismal invitation/commitment and she willingly accepted and she even said that she is 'looking for to being baptized'. I was pretty excited and both Elder White and I feel like she has indeed been prepared. The second, is a man named, Sam, we ran into him tracting, he is from India and is a Roman Catholic. We had our second conversation with him and taught him the 1st lesson and we were very bold and straight-forward with him by continuously explaining in different ways the importance of the Restoration and how we can know that these things are true. I guess we kind of put the ball in his court, so he can do whatever he makes of it; it's in his hands now. He said that he will start reading the Book of Mormon and we will meet with him again soon.

We had two memorable experiences with Suzanne this week. 1) We met with her this week like usual, but we found out that she didn't have much food left to get by this month and that she didn't have any money left. So we decided to give her some of our food that we had at the apartment. So we came back to her place later that afternoon with 3 bags full of groceries (she needed it more than we did, so that's why you may see me use my Wells Fargo card) and like normal, she greeted us with a somewhat feeble handshake and then she asked us what were in the bags. We smiled and replied that it was food for her and Danny so that they would not have to go to bed hungry anymore. At that moment, she politely kissed the hands of which she had previously shaken and started to cry, she cried in joy. Soon after, she explained that we were indeed an answer to her prayers. I imagined that the way that I felt was like unto how the Savior felt when he was in the service of his fellowmen. 2) Well Suzanne came to church this Sunday intending to stay all three hours. And right before sacrament meeting ended the fire alarm went off and everyone had to evacuate the building and go out into the rain. It wasn't very fun. Apparently, a little kid had pulled the fire alarm. Good going kid! haha.

I received Danny's e-mail (Bath-tizing haha) and I will respond to him promptly with a letter. Oh and about the Aston Martin car show pics, believe or not we were driving by. My camera has a setting that you can put it on called 'Burst' and it will take 100 quick-snapped shots in 5 seconds. Most of the pics were blurry but I picked out the ones that weren't. So ha (: you have seen the results of 'modern' technology. Jealous much? Just kidding. This week was fun and it went by oober (super) fast. Danny has ADHD, hmmm, that doesn't seem possible...oh wait yes it does, very much so. Well it's good that you confirmed that he does for a fact have ADHD and is now taking medicine for it, probably makes the load of things a little easier.

Aaron's actual/real 1st Youth Dance, geez! 'Oh bothah...' Outgoing: yes/check mark, but tell him not to get discouraged too easily (dress or appearance-wise, from his 1st experience. It's not bad to look different, it's probably a good thing). You need to take a side by side picture of Danny, Aaron, and you, so that I can see how much taller Aaron and Danny really are. Is Danny going to follow my footsteps and play basketball? Mister Tall Guy! He'll probably be able to dunk over me when I get home. Well I have to say that I have gained a little weight this week (I will not specify how much; that's confidential haha) but I'm eating a lot more than I usually am/was, well isn't that hard to believe, I already ate a lot haha. Well hope you enjoy this somewhat lengthy letter, because I forgot my camera today so no pics this week ): oh well. Hope all of you have a great week!

Elder Everett Alan Escobar

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