Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Hey Y’all

   What a week. It’s been raining all week. Every day! Except Thursday, that was nice. But it makes it hard to go out and work because we are on bikes. We either get rides with members or walk, so we didn't get as much work done as I'd hoped... but that's ok. Hopefully we will accomplish more this week.

For those of you who don't know, I have been training a new Elder for the last few weeks. He is an awesome man and I have learned so much from him already. I respect him a lot because he just made a really tough choice to go home and clear up some things that will allow him to be a better missionary when he comes back out. Yesterday (Monday night) he left to go home, so as of now I am in a trio with the Elders from OKC 3rd ward. The 3 of us are going to be sharing OKC 3rd ward and OKC 1st ward. It will be interesting but I’m excited! Elder Read and Elder Murphy are good guys and I am honored to be working with them. I know that we will get a lot of work done! I am sad to see my son leave but also glad that I have had the opportunity to work with him and see him grow! Hopefully I will get to finish training him when he comes back out!

This week I have been reading a lot about the Book of Mormon in Preach My Gospel which is a great book to read if you haven't read it yet. But I love how it talks about how the Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand and support each other in everything they say! They complete each other and testify of the divinity of our Savior Jesus Christ! There’s a scripture in 2 Nephi 29:8 that says the testimony of the two shall run together and become as one! The testimonies support each other. That's also why we are in a companionship as missionaries. To testify of what the other has said! The way the Lord works is amazing and never fails to inspire me. I hope that it may inspire you as well and help you to pay attention to the little things in life. Those are the things that matter so don't let them pass by! Love y’all and have a great week!

Elder Walker

Heres us in the shelter during a tornado

Monday, May 18, 2015


Hey Y’all

   This week has been something else... Saturday we had a baptism! Sister Rodas was baptized after 2 1/2 years of taking the missionary lessons! So that was super exciting! Also Saturday night we spent the evening in a storm shelter haha. There were some severe thunderstorms with a chance of "tornadic" action that were moving towards the city rather quickly. So we went to some members home and hung out in the shelter haha. That was quite the adventure. But man I love the thunderstorms that they have out here. They are unreal! The sky is just lit up with lightening constantly! And when it was over the city the ground was shaking because of the thunder! It was awesome! Anyhow, that was pretty much the extent of our week.  
   I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the atonement and the effect it has on us. The atonement is something that is there for us to use and take advantage of. It is eternal and will never run out. Which is a good thing because we all sin daily? The Savior has given us an amazing gift that we need to take advantage of! The best way we can show gratitude is to use it! So use the atonement, put it to the test and allow yourselves to change. The ability to change is such a blessing. But that all depends on us and our desire. Hope y’all have a good week and stay safe!
Love y’all!

This week was a great one, we got to skype with our missionary. He looked so happy and healthy. We are so grateful he is being taken care of by the good people of Oklahoma and that he has been safe with all of the bad weather they have been having.
Last Wednesday we got a call from a sister in Oklahoma saying that all the missionaries were safe and sound. They had all been called to the stake center where there is a large storm shelter. The missionaries had to stay there until there was a break in the weather at about 10pm, then had to rush home as fast as they could before another round hit.

We sure love that kid.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 5th

Hey Y’all!

Man this week has been something else. We were definitely humbled. We weren't able to teach very many lessons and we didn't get to see a whole lot of people. After a week of that I found out that my companion had prayed for humility earlier that week! Haha we both got it that's for sure! We were down because it was in the 80's all week and it was humid and all our appointments fell through. But we still worked hard regardless and made the most of it. It was a nice slap in the face realizing that this is the Lords work, Not ours.
But anyways, Saturday evening I got a call from Assistant to the President, Elder Davis (one of my favorite missionaries out here BTW). He told me I was chosen to train a new missionary that comes into the mission on the 13th! Say What?? I’ve only been out here for 7 months and they want me to train a brand new missionary hot off the press?!? I am suuuuper nervous but also really excited! I hope that it all goes well, I’m sure it will because it will all be in the Lords hands. But I was a nervous wreck for the next day or so! Also there is a possibility that I could be the District leader as well. My Comp is district leader right now and he's leaving. So that would be crazy!
Elder Corbridge of the 70 came and spoke to us yesterday (Monday the 4th) and it was amazing. He asked us all what we wanted out of our missions. He had us all write it down on a card and give it to him. He took them and started reading them off and they all pretty much said "to gain a better relationship with our savior and Heavenly Father and to help others do that too." Then he said," These are all very noble desires but you are missing the point. I have never heard once, out of the thousands of missionaries that I’ve asked this same question, heard the right answer." And we were all shrinking in our seats... Then He said, “You should desire to help others come unto Christ and enter the waters of baptism to receive a remission of sins. That is what every one of us should desire. The greatest blessings are to receive a remission of sins, be endowed with the power of the Holy Ghost and inherit eternal life. That is what we should all desire!" We were all very humbled by this intense rebuking but it was good.
He said that we should talk about the atonement, baptism, and a remission of sins in every lesson. He basically said that we were teaching wrong and needed to change our ways haha. Man it was awesome but also very rebuking. But it was good and I’m glad he said that! But anyways it made me realize that the greatest blessings are to partake of the fruits of the atonement and to be cleansed of sin. So ponder that this week and evaluate yourselves and see how well you are using the atonement in your lives. Love y’all and have an amazing week!

Elder Walker