Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Quick Letter


So, I don't have much time, sorry, but I had a great week. I love being with Elder Ewell and have already learned so much about the power of prayer. The other day we were in the street with nothing to do and all the lessens had fallen through so we went and said a prayer, and then the next two houses let us in so teach them. Prayer is real and the power is real. 

Other than that Juan and Patricia are progressing super well. Juan told us the other day that he wants to go to the temple for when his daughter gets married. These people are so prepared. We need your prayers to help them get baptized on the 19 of September they still have to go to church and everything, but please pray. 

Love you all so much,

Elder Walker

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Keeping the Streak Alive

As you already found out from the picture Gonzalo emailed to you, I'm with another Gringo comp. Keeping the all gringo companions streak alive!! Haha. Elder Ewell is super great and just happens to be another companion from St. George, Utah, and went to the same school as my last comp. He's super big and spent most of highschool in the gym. This change I've decided to gain a little muscle so watch out guys I'm going to be coming back with a beach body...if i can stop eating all this delicious bread. Elder Ewell is a great missionary, and I love being with him. We get along great and can already tell that were going to have great change together.

So the exciting news this week is that we found some pretty special people. A family whose daughter married a Returned Missionary named Gonzalo (He emailed you). He's a great guy with a huge testimony, but his wife and her family aren't members of the church. It was a miracle because we just happend to knock on their door when Gonzalo was there, and we set up a time to go back and to teach them with him. It really is the kind of miracle I didn't think would happen to me. Now they want to get baptized. Were going to teach them this Thursday so please pray for us. The parents are named Patricia and Juan. So if you go to the temple or have some time please pray for them. 

Right now everything's just groovy as Dad would say. Thanks so much for the emails. Love you guys,

Elder Walker

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


So this last week was pretty exciting with a lot of changes. First of all I still dont know about the transfers because President moved the changes to Wednessday instead of Monday, and as you know, Pday is now on Tuesday, weekly planing in now on Monday, which is a normal day. Having said that, I am still with Elder McDormett and will know of changes and who my comp is tomorrow morning, so well see if I have another gringo. 

In terms of the sector everything is going really well. We have a few really great investigators, Juan Pablo, Carlos, and Anthony. They're really great, and I have learned a lot form teaching them.  With Juan Pablo, he's probably one of the coolest investigators I've had. He bought us Dunkin Donuts and Popeyes the other day, just because. He's huge like a body builder dude, and he know his Bible. I love him, but have had to study up on my doctrine to be able to teach him. It's really humbled me, and I have learned that the Book of Mormon and the Spirit are the only really persuaders, my words dont really do much. Revelation and the Spirit are way more powerful tools than years of study. I'm learning a lot with him. 

Other than that things are chill. I know that zone meeting I described sounded kind of harsh, but I love my mission president, he's a baller. I didn't really minds the activitly the other day, and I just want to work hard in my sector. Thanks for the letter. Talk to you next week, I'm excited for the changes. 


Elder Walker

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

One Year!

So this last week we had a pretty edifying Zone Conference. President taught us a lot of things and gave us a few presents as well from the mission. We got an awesome new notebook from the mission and other things that to be honest are awesome and everyone was really excited but on email it doesn't have the same effect. Guess its just a mission thing. Another funny thing is that President has given us some rules with respect to our companions we cant hug for too long or call them “my companion” in lessons because people think were gay…

We also had an interesting activity where we all stood up and gave a report on our sectores in front of President and the assistants and 2 zones. It was pretty intense to be honest. The assistants asked each of us about our baptismal dates and new investigators then I stood up with Elder McDermott and said with my head held high that we didn't have any baptismal dates nor any baptism this month. Considering the circumstances I was a little upset but confident because I tried my hardest God knew it and I knew it and nothing else really matters. I can always do more and pray that God will show me what more i should be doing. Other than that this is the last week of the change and next week my Elder McDermott will probably be leaving because this is his first sector and has been here for 7 months. I’m happy here and looking forward to the changes, excited who my new comp will be I’m going for 8 gringo comps right now but well see what happens. 

In terms of other events during the week I’ve got nothing. We pretty much contacted. Actually on Saturday when I completed a year we decided to contact like the whole day. We wanted to contact 100 people in one day. In the end we only contacted 40 which was alright because we got rejected more than 100 times. After contacting almost the whole day at about 8 o’clock in the night we were pretty tired and I had to use the bathroom really bad. Let’s just say I had a close call that night but someone finally let us in and I was able to use the bathroom and teach the Gospel. 

Elder Walker