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, May 27, 2013

Elder Waddell 5/20/2013

I am good. Just movin along, progression!
Oh man, that was a quick trip. Are they going to stay at Megans' place?
ha that's cool that they still hang out. I didn't expect that.
Hmm, well something cool that happened to us.
We had zone conference so we went up to Anchorage. Elder Zwick of the
70 trained us... a lot. It was awesome. He told us a lot of things
that are going to happen in the world wide leadership training in
June. Basically the face of missionary work is changing just like
expected. The culture of the Church is to think of missionary work, or
missionaries as just knocking on doors and finding people like that. But in the training they're making an effort to help people understand that
the keys to missionary work aren't with the missionarie, just the
authority to teach. The keys are with the ward and stake. Soooo we're
going to be setting goals with the ward and stake and making plans for
members of the ward to basically find their friends who would like to
learn. That's been the plan for a while but maybe it'll finally
happen,  so that was a missionary rant.
Another cool thing that happened was  some office
missionaries wanted us to drive a desk down to Seward. (we have a
truck) There are senior missionaries in Seward that just got there and
we've wanted to go see them for a while to help with the work and see
how they were doing. So we went there but it turns out they left
Anchorage after us and didn't make it into Seward until after 9. So we
stayed the night there and helped them with some missionary logistic
things and stuff like that. It was just cool because well Seward is
beautiful and we were able to see how senior couple missionaries work.
It seems pretty fun. But yeah. Things are good here in Soldotna. I'll
let you know when I catch any fish haha
love you

Elder Waddell

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