It's pretty chillly. It's dropped about 70 degrees in the past 4 days. We had a winter storm type and it warmed up to almost above freezing. then it plummeted again and we only had one hour of church because it was around 45 below. The plug in for our car isn't working too well so it almost didn't start this morning. It's cool how cars freeze and everything is really stiff and hard to move. It's cool when your eyelashes freeze too. haha we blew some bubbles from a cheap bubble wand and they froze and dropped out of the air and landed and just stayed there. If you try to pick them up your finger puts a hole through them but it stays in its form. We're going to buy a big bubble wand today to make a huge frozen bubble haha I'm really hoping the northern lights come out again before this next transfer. I have a tripod now so I can get better pics of them.
Man you guys must be so excited. In that package the ward sent someone put a mini bottle of old spice "swagger" scented. That's what I used in college. Every time I get a whiff of it at all I get trunky. I miss that place so much. I've already decided the first thing I'm going to do when I get back as far as goals is talk to the Christensens and devise a plan to live there for the rest of my life haha So just to warn you I might look a little green when we skype.
Well back to missionary land. Things are going well. We've got some baptisms coming up. We would have more but one of them is moving down to Arizona, sad. But he's way cool. I had a lesson with him with two other missionaries and it was a spiritual powerhouse of a lesson. He's normally very talkative and we planned to teach tithing but that's not what came out at all. He ate it up and now he did what we asked and he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I love it when that happens. Nobody ever does what we ask them. But when they do, that happens, they find out it's true. It kills me that the world just lays blinder after blinder over our eyes and there aren't very many ways to get past them. Usually it requires a humbling experience and to feel the spirit at the right window of time. It has to be so exquisitely timed there's no way that He's not in control. We are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest and we are his and HE will raise us up at the last day. Isn't that great that we don't have to depend on our own strength. Well things are good over here. I miss you guys and love you, 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.
Click on the dearelder link below for a great way to write our missionaries!