Monday, February 23, 2015

Slow Internet Today


Uggghh! I had something to write you but now there is no time. The computers are so bad here. I’ve used 45 minutes of my hour just waiting for email to load. But this week was good. We found 7 new investigators, which is a bunch and all of them are really cool. One is Arnold who is a member’s friend and actually works for another member. He is awesome understands well and is super interested. It was funny at the end of our second lesson he said the closing prayer. And he ended en el nombre de jesucristo... Then we were waiting for like 10 seconds and finally he said Amen Pe!!!! haha. So funny you have to know Spanish and Peruvians a little bit to understand what "Pe" means, but in the circumstance it means like Amen bro. Like, hey I ended why are all of you still bowing your heads?

But then he didn't go to church, and no one went. But you just have to work harder. 

I just wasted more time trying to load a picture, but now I really have to go! 


Elder Walker

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Companion, Great Week

I can’t believe you are at Disneyland right now! I wish I was at Disneyland :(

My new companion, Elder Lopez, is from Santiago Chile and he actually lives in Marcus’s mission. He is 20 years old and has 20 months in the mission. He is a super cool guy and knows a bunch about the gospel. Because of that I want to learn all I can from him. His personality is a little bit like Trevor Montgomery’s, I imagine. He is super smart, works really hard, and is super organized and in terms of clothes he is very particular and always dresses great. He irons his shirts every day. He is cool. 

We have been working hard. We found an 18 year old named Jean Pierre who is super cool. We meet him last week and he is super interested and asks the perfect questions. Like how do I find Jesus in my life? But he didn’t go to church. Actually most of the ward didn't even go this week because it was raining. Apparently that makes a lot of people not come to church here. 

Have fun. Love you all,

Elder Walker

PS It sounds like Camron needs to go to Salt Lake and kick someone in the butt. I wish I was there to do it.

A little soccer with my zone and some kids

Hello, my fine feathered friend

Cool cat with weird eyes.
New companion, Elder Lopez

Pizza with Elder Lopez

Monday, February 9, 2015

Heart, Might, Mind and Strength

MOM. I suck. I bet my blog is terrible because I've sent you so little to put on lately. But this transfer has been hard, and I haven't had much I wanted to send home. But this week with Elder Molina and with everything was amazing. The prayers and fasting payed off. 

Obviously the work has been hard during this transfer. We haven't had a single investigator come to church this whole time I've been here. We are teaching, but for various reasons a lot of our lessons aren't very effective. 

Things have been so hard with my companion that I've just sort of settled for surviving.

I have learned this week that it really isn't enough to give up two years of your life. You can't just give up your time either. You have to really give all of yourself. I shared DyC 4:2 with Elder Molina and told him this is what I want. (Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.) I want to give everything, my heart, might, mind and strength, to the Lord for this 2 years because anything less is a waste of my time and a waste of the Lord's time.

I remeber at the end of a basketball game my Senior year vs. Faith. We got hammered and lost by about 20 points. After the game, I remember sitting on the bench and Coach Jonas yelling at us and then Coach Ballistere just ripping us and yelling at us for 15 minutes. I remember after everyone changed and left and I was still sitting there. And I realized that my body was full of energy. I felt like I could run a mile. My legs weren't sore at all. And I was mad at myself about it! I realized I didn't give it all in the game. I commited to never do that again and to always play with all my heart, mind and strength and to leave it all on the court. The season improved so much after that.

When I am on my flight home from Peru, I want my legs to hurt. I want my shoes to have holes in the bottoms and to have weathered clothes. I want to be extremely tired from two years of working my absolute hardest--to leave it all in Peru. 

Love you,

Elder Walker

PS I bought a new camera (not as nice as my other one).  I should have pictures for you next time.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Angels Round About Me


Your letter is absolutely perfect, Mom. I can't really describe what I'm going through right now exactly, but It's perfect. I don't know how you do it, but you just send me exactly what I need. It's a testimony to me that God really does know what we are going through and knows our struggles and difficulties. It's like how Bednar said, "Why would God send you an Angel when he can bring to your memory the words of your Angel mother." I have felt like that many times on my mission, and yeah thanks Mom. I love you. 

About my area. So yeah we live in La Merced but are area is called Santa Ana. We work primarily in La Merced, but are also in charge of Santa Ana and go there once every week. There are 3 comanionships in the La Merced ward and the 3 companionships work in every part of La Merced. There are no boundries. We are separated by sectors, but if we find an investagator in the Hermanas' area it doesn't matter, we still visit said investagator. 

The ward here and members are awesome. The are hard working and it's like an actually ward here as aposed to my ward in Cerro. The church building is beautiful. There are about 180 or so people that come to church. But yeah the members are super loving. For example the members gave me 3 different parties for my birthday. 

Tell Grandma Sue thanks for the email. I like to think that Grandpa Jack is one of my guardian angels and that he is enjoying helping all of his great-grandsons on missions right now. I also love that scripture from DyC 84:88. I think of it often. I remember that Bishop Stewart quoted that during the opening prayer of my farewell.

So the members and the area are awesome. I need to remember that and count my blessings, even with my other struggles.  Got to go.


Elder Walker

PS Thanks for putting money in my account. I plan on buying a new camera later today.