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!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Elder Tellez 4-29-13 email

How is everyone doing? I am doing good. Thank you for the money, it helped alot. I'm sorry, I did mean in September. Although, this week I have been thinking about what time college starts. I really don't want to sit around and just work I need to be studying. I will just be going to a junior college. So, depending on the time the semester starts, I might be going home early. Of course, I need to pray about it, and I have. I also have to find a college nearby. Nevermind, I just checked and the semester starts on August 26 and if I went home early, I would get back on August 22 and that is no time to breath. Actually, I think that I am just going to apply for BYU for the Spring semester and just take the ACT right when I get home. I have started the application. We are going to baptize this week.....most likely, haha. I wish that I would've thought of this college stuff earlier but I have to do it now because I don't want to return home and be a slop and not do nothing. Time to goi. I love you all.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Elder Waddell 4-22-13

concinand con hno morales
On 4/22/13, Trinity Waddell <trinity.waddell@myldsmail.net> wrote:
> I'm doing swell. Been thinking about going home too much because of
> this decision but doing swell nonetheless. I think It's because I
> don't really want to go home at all at this point...no offense haha.
> but yeah anyways. Elder Escobar emailed me about that. that's crazy.
> people were talking about it here too. Cool hopefully I'll need that
> card for my next area. haha. I'll probably be leaving the branch here
> in a week or so. It's been awesome. I love this branch. It's just not
> the easiest place to be in the world. But I'm pretty sure I'll be
> forever grateful I had the chance to be here for the time I was here.
> I'm proud of what I've done here, however small of a mark I might have
> left I left one. Hopefully I can in my last area as well. It's kind of
> crazy to think in a few days I'll get a call telling me where I'll be
> for probably the rest of my time as a missionary. It's my last real
> transfer call.
> Oh yeah so I won't be here in the Branch when we skype. So I won't
> know when we can for another week or two. sorry. Well I'm glad the
> scripture study is going well. I've seen it work miracles here. It's
> true isn't it?
> Well love you and excited for you guys!
> love
> Elder Waddell

Elder Waddell was given permission by his mission President to leave July 17th to attend a sealing in Oregon and then he would come home from there which would be the 18th. I gather this couple, his first baptism in the field, is really close to him or something. I think he was the one to be the witness and signature on their marriage certificate and they really want him to be there. He has been trying to decide because if he does go he will miss the final meetings. etc... with all the missionaries that will be going home on July 24th. 

Elder Tellez 4-22-13 email

Thank you for sending the song and money. How is everyone? I am great. I will be getting home on the 19th[September], it is a Thursday. We didn't baptize this week but we are going to baptize this coming week. I am sooo excited that in almost 4 months I will be home!! It also makes me kind of sad because it will be soooo different and I love the mission so much. I love the people, the food, the lasting friends, and everything. It is a great testimony builder. I am also super excited to start a normal life, haha. Thank you for your support. I love you all.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Elder Tellez 4-15-13 email

Hello everyone, How are you? I am very good. We had two baptisms this Sunday. We baptized Liliana and Francisco. It was a really good service. We have two more people this coming Sunday and soooooo much more on the 28th. I am super excited. Mom, I have two favors to ask. First, can you send me through an email Josh Groban's version of "You Raise Me Up" I have one version from an EFY disc but it isn't the same. Thank you. Second, could you send me a little money to buy socks and other things, possibly $50 would be good or however much you want. Wow, I only have 5 months left!! It is super hot down here. How is it up there? I hope that everyone is having there Family Home Evening. Ok, well, time to go. I love you all.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Elder Waddell 4-8-13

I'll just paraphrase Elder Waddell's letter since much of it was just short answers to some of my questions. He loved conference and of course the addresses on missionary service were his favorites. The photo above of his companion shows how much snow they have received lately. They drive up to Wasilla weekly to teach an investigator and that is going well. He is excited to skype on Mother's day and connect with us. He loves missionary work and is excited to come home in 3 1/2 months but yet sad to leave. He loves it there.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Elder Tellez 4-8-13 email

Hello, How is everyone? I am good. I loved conference like always. I noticed that most of the speakers talked about obedience. I also realized that it was my last General Conference in the mission. I am soooo glad that everyone is good and happy. Nothing really happened this week. The president told us that next transfer he will be giving my companion and I new missionaries to train. The two missionaries that are in the pictures are Elder Abreu and Elder Hernandez. They stayed with us for one week, it was fun working with them. They were new in the mission so we had to teach them many things. I love you all. Time to go.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Elder Tellez 4-4-13 email

Hello family Thank you for all of the "Happy Birthday's". I had a good day yesterday, well, everyday is a good day, haha. Thank you for all of the pictures too. Things are going well here in Xalapa. We are going to baptize three people this week. I have come to realize that the key to success is faith. Not just to say it, but really put it into practice. We should never doubt that someone will never accept the Gospel or will never return back to church, that is the exact opposite of faith. And not by just pure faith will get us through, as you already know, faith without works is dead like it says in the Epistle of James. This principle doesn't just apply to us in the mission but for everyone. We have many family members that strayed away from this true Gospel and even more that have not yet entered into the waters of baptism. We should definitely preach the Gospel to ever one of them. The Second Coming of the Savior is not to far away and we need to prepare ourselves and our loved ones. Imagine, we will all be in the Judgement Seat in front of our Heavenly Father and our loved ones (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc) turn to us with tears in their eyes saying "why did you not tell me? Why did you not share this true, eternal happiness with me". I cannot even imagine what my feelings would be and frankly I don't ever what to have to. It is an act of love, and act of kindness, and an act of faith. I know that each one of you will support me in this. I love each and every one of you with all of my heart. I am soooo grateful for all of your support. Time to go. Until next week.

Monday, April 1, 2013

 Hey i'm great! There are two indeed. vaya.... 7 missionaries?? what
 are they doing?? is the branch thing working out?
 The mission president must want something to happen in Liberty ward.
 That's exciting!
 Are you guys excited for Conference??? It probably won't have anything
 crazy like last time but I think they'll talk about how that's been
 going. Maybe some more temples... you never know. I'm probably going
 to have to listen to most of it in Spanish. We'll see how that goes,
 last time wasn't too great but that was a year ago.
 Interesting foods... no I don't really get too much of that. Usually
 just good food.  We had a baptism this weekend. It went really well. My first one here
 in Anchorage after almost 10 months here. So that was cool. It was in
 Spanish and English because her Spanish isn't that great, but
 she loves the branch. She's super excited to go to the temple for
 baptisms, then in a year go with her family. Her husband is de Peru.
 and he's a member. So we'll see what happens.
 Oh I think there's somebody from up here that is down in the Texas
 Houston east mission. It might be elder Evans. I'm not sure though.
 So yeah things are going great. I had interviews with President and he
 gave me some advice on the college situation so we'll see how that
 works out. I'm feeling good about my mission up to this point. Meaning
 I'm proud of the things I've done, and I'm glad I still have time to
 make it better. Well, love you guys. help the missionaries out! Refer a
 friend, love you!
 Elder Waddell