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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Monday, July 23, 2012

Elder Waddell 7-23-12

This week was pretty good. We broke our
record for lessons taught in a week and as far as the type of lessons
this week was way more effective than the other week when we had
almost as many lessons. So little miracle story that happened at the
beginning of the week I think. So, we got a random call from a lady who
the missionaries had taught before. She wanted us to help her help her
friend move some stuff around. So we set up a time to go help. When we
got there it turns out that this Spanish lady was actually taking care
of an older lady like a hospice type deal I think. The older lady
wasn't doing to well that day but she turned out to be a member. It
seemed like it was painful for her to speak but we gave her a blessing
then just stayed and talked with her. She had been told a lot that she
was going to die soon and she felt like it was getting closer so she
wanted us to rearrange stuff so the room wouldn't "look a mess when I
leave" She asked us what was taught about our spirits going between
this world and the spirit world. Then she asked us to tell a story
about Jesus to make her day brighter. So we got a chance to testify of
the plan that our Heavenly Father has set up and the love that our
Saviour and our Father have for us in one of the most simple and
sincere settings to someone who truly needed to feel of their love at
that very moment. We got to see the spirit of God comfort one of his
daughters who honestly thought she was about to die. I got to feel a
tiny piece of that charity, of that love that our Saviour has for each
and everyone of us. I got to actually be an instrument in his hands to
comfort one of the Fathers children. There is no greater blessing than
to know of the love they have for us and the things they've done for
us. There's no greater blessing than that infinite and eternal
sacrifice that makes it possible for us to taste a morsel of that
comfort. My eyes are being opened little by little everyday to the
miracles that before I would've passed over. God is really in every
stitch and seam of our lives. The atonement is real and I know my
Saviour would have done the same thing and felt the same things for
just me. If I were the only other person that would ever live and
learn on this earth my Father would have sent him and he would've
still sacrificed himself just for my sake. Because of that I can live
to see his hand in everything. Pray for that ability and you will not
fail to see at least one miracle everyday. sooo yeah that's how my
weeks been. I hope you guys are enjoying the sun! All is well in Zion.

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