Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hey ya’ll!

Another week is come and gone in Oklahoma. It went from snow last weekend to the 70's throughout the week to torrential rain this weekend. It’s pretty weird if you ask me!

This week was slow. We taught most of our investigators and they all committed to come to church but none of them did. We were disappointed but that’s missionary work for ya. This week will probably be just as slow if not slower because of thanksgiving!

Our awesome ward mission leader Brother Bynum is now Bishop Bynum! NOOOOOO!!!! He was such an awesome missionary! But he'll do fantastic as bishop. We are having thanksgiving with them and another Family the Stotts. We get 2 dinners :)

We had a ward family game night to try and get some less actives and investigators to but hardly anyone came... But something funny happened afterwards! We were getting ready to leave and there was this guy who was lying under his truck. He said he had been there for several days trying to fix it. His starter went out and he needed some help putting it back in. So everyone pointed to me and said he can do it! Great, thanks guys... anyhow, I got under there and got to work. He was telling me about how he was a diesel mechanic for Peterbuilt. I was like wait you’re a mechanic and you can’t put a starter in your own truck? Hmm, there’s something wrong here... So while he told me about his life experience of being a mechanic I fixed his truck in about 10 minutes. I put it in place, bolted it down and reconnected the wires :) He was super thankful though. He said I don’t know what I would have done without you! I was like yeah ya’ll need to find a new job or go back to school and learn how to fix stuff haha. I’m just a missionary dude. But moral of the story is don’t buy a Ford. They're a pain to fix :) so that was my fun experience for the week haha. 
I hope ya’ll have an awesome thanksgiving! Remember everything you have comes from the Lord! 
Love ya’ll!

Elder Walker

New Mission vehicles...... just kidding :)

New scripture case, the other one wouldn't fit in the back pack.


Hey yall!

Its freezin cold and snowy here right now! I woke up this morning and it was 17 degrees outside! We have still been on bikes but we'll survive. All thanks to several pairs of long johns and my good ol' Carhartt Jacket I've been stayin nice 'n toasty (: I think its supposed to warm up this week though. I sure hope so cuz this cold is gettin to me!
Anyhow the work here is fantastic! I love it! We got 3 new investigators this week and 2 committed to baptism! Freddy and Larissa and then Marty. 
Larissa was a media referral and her friend who was recently baptized told her about the church. She wanted to learn more so we went and talked to her. Turns out her husband Freddy is real curious too. They both said that they would be baptized in the first lesson! They are sincerely seeking for the truth. 
Then Marty is the husband of a member in our ward. Their family has been through some very, very hard times within the last few months so he is reachin our for help and support which is a perfect opportunity for us to help him. 
These people truly have been prepared by the Lord to hear the Gospel. We finally set a baptismal date with a more stubborn investigator (that being said in the nicest way possible haha) For July 18th 2015. Shes gonna take a while so it was a miracle that we could even set that date with her! 
We are gettin fed some of the most delicious fattening, deep fried, BBQ'd amazing food I have ever tasted, almost every night. Last night we had Chick-Fil-A or somethin like that... Fried Okra is real popular here and its alright as long as its fried. I can feel my arteries slowly cloggin up with every meal I eat but thats why we're on bikes (: 
The people here are so friendly and loving. Even if they dont know you. Freddy and Larissa offered to drive us home after our lesson with them because we were on bikes and it was near zero degree temps because of the wind. So they drove us home (in a very very nice cummins I might add:) And that was the second time ever talking to them! Then they told us they were feeding us next week regardless if we had other plans. They thought it wasn't right that we only get $135 a month for food haha. 
The work is great, The food is good and the Lord is so generous! I see his hand in everything we do. The way our plans work out, the people we meet and in the lives of the people we teach! He loves us so much and wants us all to return to him again. That is why it is so important that we accomplish everything we can according to his plan while we're here on the earth. Such as Baptism by Priesthood Authority and other sacred ordinances. And its our responsibility to help others prepare to meet God. (Alma 34:32) Keep it up and the Lord with bless you in more ways we can ever comprehend. 

Elder Walker

Monday, November 10, 2014

They had to get matching companionship shirts for service days of course.

Hey Yall,

This week was so much better than last week. We got 2 new investigators who are really interested in the gospel! We also taught a ton of lessons and we got a referral from someone in Georgia? I know that's weird but we visited with the lady and she was so curious and she's comin to church next week! We got fed so much this week its hard to keep it all off haha. Me and Elder Staheli made a goal this week to lose 5 pounds! We'll see how that goes... 
This week its supposed to snow on Thursday and Friday! Crazy! The weather here is so bipolar and it is so random. Today its in the 70s and tomorrow its supposed to be in the low 40s! Oh well. We'll see how ridin bikes in the snow goes haha.
But on a more serious note, there has been a big focus on faith in the mission. As it says in Alma 32:26-27, faith is not to have a perfect knowledge but just to believe. And if you can just exercise a particle of faith and have no more than a desire to believe then let this desire work in you until you do believe. But as part of that we must act. We must show that we have a desire to grow our faith. In verse 42 and 43 it says If we nourish and exercise it we will reap the rewards and enjoy the fruits of our faith. Such simple yet powerful words from Alma! 
I hope ya'll have had the chance to take missionary moments and open your mouths! But most importantly, know that the example of your actions speak louder than anything you can say. 
My time is fixin to run out so I hope all ya'll have a fantastic week and I'll talk to ya'll again next week!

Elder Walker
Hey everyone! 

The work has been going good here in Mustang and Yukon but this last week was a challenge. Every single appointment we had scheduled, cancelled on us. We taught no one and got into 2 doors. Even the less actives we are working with didnt really want to talk with us. But thats missionary work and the Savior knows exactly how I feel. This next week will be better and I hope we can find more investigators. November hit and so did the November weather! It was down in the 30's this weekend and windy too! Crazy to think it was in the 90's the week before! Elder Staheli is such an amazing companion and trainer! He is such a good example to me and the other missionaries. Our temple trip on wednesdaywas an amazing experience and our recent convert, Rodney, loved it!! Not much to report on this week other than we put a lot of miles on our bikes and got lots of exercise! But the members here feed us really well so thats a good thing! This week has truly been a patience building experience and I am greatful for the things I have learned from this. I am so thankful for all your prayers and they have helped so much. I can see the Lords blessings in my life everyday and I know that he will continue to bless us as we share the gospel with others!

Elder Walker