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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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elder Waddell 5-29-12

Hey well as you can tell I couldn't email yesterday. Holidays are the  
worst as a missionary. The mail is closed so you know you won't get
any. Everybody is out doing stuff and nobody wants the Mormons to stop
by their house ha. And everything else is closed so you can't do

anything if it's pday. It's not that bad, but it's definitely not a
"holiday" 2 years without seminary Ummm let's
see I'll go through the week backwards. pday (yesterday) we played
bball with the elders quorom in the Branch then we went with our
mission leader and his family to "the flats" we ate lunch on the beach
with them. We were there on high tide but during low tide there's
supposedly just tons of mud because of the tide change being so big
it goes way out. So it was a good day even though it was a holiday ha.
Oh Sunday we went to Wasilla to work with some Spanish people up
there. That was the closest to a road trip I've been on for a while.
40 miles ha. So that was pretty cool. Elder Thorne taught someone from
Spain and I taught someone from Guatemala. Oh yeah we're trying to
pick up little phrases from different countries so our Spanish would
be like a muts ha. We teach people from The Dominican Republic, Puerto
Rico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador,
Mexico (of course) and Spain ha we've met others from other places but
yeah it's pretty cool hearing the differences in the way they speak.
Even if I have no idea what it means ha. We found a lot of new people
this week. Including a couple different ones that seem really willing
to act and learn but don't live here for more than the summer. But
yeah, the works going pretty well this week. With some people
we're having a real tough time getting in contact and having lessons
but we have enough people now that we're always busy. Oh transfer
calls are this Saturday. We already pretty much know we'll be staying
here for at least another transfer. It's weird that elder Thorne and I
are the same age on the mission. We're working on our eleventh month
now. We're almost real missionaries! Oh somebody that we just met told
me I had good Spanish the other day. I got pretty excited. Of course
this is before he had very much time to judge how well I speak but
still I'm progressing! ha So yeah the weeks been good. And this one
should be as well. We're going back to Wasilla and already have a few
lessons set. Oh and we're organizing a fireside for the Branch trying
to get them really into the work. It's hard since there are only like
6 or 7 people that can come with us to lessons and stuff. But we're
really trying to work with them and their missionary efforts. So yeah
I hope things keep being exciting for you guys back in the lone star
state. I feel weird saying this but I kind of miss the heat. But
anyways Alaska is beautiful the people are awesome the work is great
the gospel is true. All is well in Zion.

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