Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Hey Y'all!

This week has been pretty good. A little slow but still effective. 

It got real warm this week. Towards the end of the week it was up into the mid 70's. Saturday it hit 75 and it was fantastic! But its weird to think that its 75 degrees at the end of November. Hmmm... well Sunday was more like November! We woke up to 65 outside, and when we got out of church it was 40. 

These cold fronts blow in fast and hard! The wind chill out here is unreal. Riding your bike in the wind regardless of it being super cold is hard enough! On Wednesday there were 30 mph winds that were nearly impossible to ride in. We were in the lowest gear going super slow! 

Anyhow, to the spiritual side of things (: This week was different because of Thanksgiving. A lot of people used it as an excuse to not talk to us. We only were able to teach 2 investigators this week but they were both powerful lessons. 

The first was with a woman named Pam. She has been taught all the lessons we as missionaries can teach. We set a baptismal date for her for July 18th. Yes July! haha. She is super stubborn so we figured its gonna be a while! We talked to her about President Uchtdorf's Talk about gaining our own testimonies. It seemed to hit home to her that she needed to get to work so she can get an answer to her prayers! 

The next lesson was with the nonmember father of a part member home. Him and his wife were recently married about 10 months ago. She had 3 kids already, twin boys age 12 and a daughter who is 14. 6 months ago one of the boys hung himself because kids at school were teasing him so much. That hit their family like a ton of bricks and literally made their whole family nonfunctional. Last night we taught them, but specifically Him, about the Plan of Salvation. When we said that you can live with your family forever, even your son who is no longer with us, there were many tears of joy. The spirit was so strong and our Heavenly Fathers plan is so perfect. As long as we are doing everything in our power to follow the example of our Savior, we will return to live with our Father in Heaven again. And we can live with our families for eternity! Forever!! How amazing! What a wonderful blessing to have this knowledge. I know that as long as we are righteous the Lord will bless us beyond what we can receive! Be strong and diligent! Be steadfast and Immovable! 

Love y'all!
Elder Walker

Bishop Ketcher and his family. 

Made a thankful chain for Thanksgiving.

Can't move after dinner....

and, here's why

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