Sunday, March 27, 2016


Hey Y’all! 

   This week was a wild one! We have been struggling to find new people to teach, and this week it all ended! We found 6 new investigators! It was such a blessing because we were getting kinda discouraged! Last week on exchanges Elder Haws and Elder Barker tracted into this house and there was a 13-year-old girl who answered and told them to come back later. So we went back and as we pulled up, we noticed that there was an LDS painting of Christ on their wall we could see through the front window. As we were walking up to the house, a guy pulled up into the driveway and asked if we were looking for his sister! We said I guess so. So then we asked if he knew who we were and he said that he was a Mormon, and his sister too! So during our appointment on Saturday, we found out that there were 4 kids in the family who aren’t baptized! WOOHOO!! We had a lesson with all of them together and they all want to be baptized! The kid’s names are Marissa (13) Mariana (11) Alex (10) and Mario (8). Their mom, Ashley, is a less active member who wants to come back to church! We are so blessed to have found them! The other Investigators were found tracting and also a member referral!

We also got to go to Choctaw OK this weekend for a baptism for someone who Elder Haws taught a while ago. But things are going great here!

I hate to cut this short but we have a big Zone P-day here in a bit but I hope that y’all have a wonderful week! 

OH! Before I go, I want to give a big shout out to and congratulate my wonderful girlfriend Anna Jensen who received her mission call to the California Redlands Mission this week!! She will report to the MTC on April 27th! She’s gonna be the best missionary out there!! So Exciting!!  

Elder Shane Walker

My comp got new boots that he wanted to show off haha. And here is a beautiful Choctaw Sunset! 


Hey y'all!!

   This week was awesome! I don't have as much time as I'd like this week so I apologize now. 
We had a successful week with lots of miracles! We went on exchanges with the AP's (Assistants to the President) and with the Village South Elders. Elder Barney and Barker. We went finding because our area needs new investigators! We brought both of them to our area for the day and got to work! Between the 4 of us, we found 10 potential investigators and 1 part member/Less active family that we didn't know existed! It was so awesome! The Lord poured out his blessings on us this week! It was an important reminder that we have to do our part so that He can bless us.
I know that when we are doing what we can, He is much more willing to help us out! I know that goes for anything! I greatly appreciate all your prayers and support as I go about this amazing work! The Work is going forth!! 
Always be looking for opportunities around you because I promise that they are everywhere! 
Love y'all and have a great week!

Elder Shane Walker   

Monday, March 7, 2016


Hey Y’all! 

   What a week it’s been! Missionary work wise it was slow but we were working hard still. We have really been focusing on finding new people to teach. They aren’t coming as easy as they usually do. I know that things will eventually pick up though. It’s all in the Lords timing! 
   Saturday was an amazing day for us. Elder Haws worked with a family in his last area named the Boltons. Chad Bolton was baptized a little over a year ago and had prepared himself to go to the temple along with his wife and kids! So they all came to the temple and Him and His wife received their Endowments and with their children they were sealed for Time and All Eternity!! It was so amazing to be able to witness that happen and see the happiness in them and their families!
  The temple is such a great place and I am so thankful for the blessings offered there! During the course of the day at the temple, we were able to witness or take part of every single ordinance offered in the House of The Lord! What a blessing! We left there on top of the world! The spirit was so strong and it felt so good to spend time in the service of the Lord.
  Then for the rest of the day, we were able to do service with Bro. Conlee and help him pull some more fence posts with the Cherry picker (: That was too much fun! We taught Elder Haws how to swing an axe too! We had a great day and it made up for the rest of the week being slow! What a blessing to see an amazing family become an eternal family! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so real and the highest blessings of the Gospel its self are found within the family unit! Families are so amazing to support us, love us, teach us, have fun with us, and many more things. I love my family and I am so thankful for them! I am so happy that I get to be with them forever! Love y’all and have a great week! 

Elder Walker 

Here is the Bolton Family that went to the temple, a sweet place up in Arcadia OK called pops( where I got my transmission fluid flavored soda that tastes like transmission fluid haha) And some amazing food from this awesome restaurant called Nic's grill!


Hey Y’all! 

   This week has been a crazy one! Things have probably never been as stressful as they have been this week. The weather was nice, in the 70s and 80s all week. We had some interviews and a Leadership Training Meeting this week and that was what really stressed me out. We haven’t had enough time to work in our own area!! We hardly got to do anything this week! It stinks! But we're onto a new week now (: 
    On Saturday we all got up at 3:45 am and headed to the church to load up on a bus at 5:30 and ship off to Tulsa Oklahoma!! We got there about 7:10ish and went into the stake center. I don’t know if I have said this but Elder Gonzales and I were asked to perform a musical number there at the conference. We performed an arrangement of I stand All Amazed. There were 400 missionaries from both the Oklahoma City Mission and the Bentonville Arkansas Mission. There was D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Lynn G. Robbins of the Seventy, and Elder Michael L. Southward of the Seventy. I got to shake all their hands too! (Elder Christofferson's twice (: ) It was such an amazing experience! I loved every second of it! Me and Elder Gonzales got to sit on the stand with them haha. That was fun! We sat not far from him at all! The conference was really good. They all talked about mostly missionary stuff so it would probably bore you but if you'd like to hear some of it I guess I could let you know. 
   When we performed the musical number, I was super nervous. They announced it and my heart started pounding. I sat down at the piano and the spirit let my hands I can tell you that much. Playing the piano for an apostle is scary! It went super well. I only messed up once and it didn’t sound that bad. It was amazing! I was very pleased with how it went! After the conference was over, we all stood up as Elder Christofferson walked off the stand and he walked over to us. I’m pretty sure my heart stopped! He shook Elder Gonzales's hand and said, “You have an angelic voice." Then he shook mine and said “You are a beautiful pianist” AHHHHHHHH I thought I was going to die!!!!!! Then Elder Gonzales took a picture with him. But for my credit, I took it!!!! So I'll attach it. That was for sure the highlight of the week! Then we came home, ate lunch and took a nap! It was very much needed! 
   One of the things that He talked about was not procrastinating the day of our repentance. He read the scripture Alma 32:33-35. He shared He said that since we have had many witnesses from the spirit, that we should repent faster than ever! He said to repent rapidly and often! Rebuked by an apostle!! It was so amazing. The spirit was so strong and it was an amazing experience!  
   Hope that y’all have a wonderful week and stay out of trouble!! 

Elder Walker  

Hey Y’all! 

   This week has been wild!! It seems like we were doing everything and doing nothing at the same time! It’s been wild ride that’s for sure. Longer than 8 seconds though..
But we started out the week with an exchange from Monday night to Tuesday night. That was with the Quail Creek North Elders who we share a ward with. That was fun! We biked 18 miles and I was pretty sore afterwards haha. Its fun biking though and I miss it! After a whole year on my bike I’m now in a car area so we don’t get to bike as much.

   Wednesday we had DLC (District Leader Council) and we found out that there are some things going on in our zone that are not good at all. So we then had to deal with other missionary’s stupidity... After that we went down to Mustang so I could practice my musical number with Elder Gonzales for the big Dual Mission Conference that we are going to on Saturday! We will be performing an arrangement of "I Stand All Amazed". And I realize now that I forgot to tell all y’all but the apostle that will be coming to this big conference is Elder D. Todd Christofferson!! I’m so excited for that! I’m way nervous too! Out of 400 missionaries to do a musical number, they asked me and Elder Gonzales of all people... Anyhow, pray that it goes well! We'll be shipping out to Tulsa Saturday morning at 5:30! Crazy stuff! 
Thursday we went on exchanges with some Elders up in Edmond. That was rough. They were some of the missionaries that were being stupid. I have a hard time being nice to missionaries like that. We had an interesting time with some stern correction which I don’t like doing but has to be done sometimes...
Then Friday, we were in Edmond for District meeting and that went really well. But when we got home our water wasn’t working... so we had to go without water for a day. Turns out that the main water line had burst so when it came back on that night, we had to run the water cuz it was all sorts of gross and nasty! 
Then on Saturday, Jay got baptized!! So exciting!! It was such a blessing to be a part of it! After teaching him for 4 weeks, he was baptized on February 13th, 2016! His lifelong friend, Rob Davy, drove out to Oklahoma from South Jordan Utah to baptize him! They grew up just down the street from each other and it was awesome to see them reunite after 25 years! Then He was confirmed on Sunday the 14th. That was so awesome to see. I was all around amazing! Jay has come a long way from drugs and alcohol to a member of the Church! The Gospel has so much ability to change lives! 

   Monday, (yesterday) we had our monthly STM with the Zone. And I found out that Elder Haws had invited our mission president to come! So that put a little pressure on us haha. But it all went well! We also went to the zoo as a zone. That was pretty crazy! There were tons of people there and it was a fun time! This week was full of its ups and downs. It was all amazing to be a part of. Just remember that the Gospel is there to help us. It’s our way back to Heavenly Father. 
2 Nephi 31:21

 There is only one name under heaven whereby man can be saved and that is Jesus Christ. He's the only way! 

Love y’all and have a great week!    

Elder Walker