Monday, January 25, 2016



Everything is great over here in the Huanuco (the accent is actually on the A). It is a cool place. I'm loving it here. To be honest I never really wanted to serve in Huanuco. I wanted to go to Cerro b/c it's hard, the jungle b/c its the jungle, and Huancayo b/c it's the name of our mission. But I've never really wanted to be here. Huanuco is known for good weather, good people, good wards, good everything: the promised land. Just didn't want easy. Now that I'm here though, I like it a lot. And nothing is easy. But it is good: the food, the people, and everything. It's cool as well that I've served in the four main parts of our mission. 

The people here are super nice. A lot of people are willing to listen to us, and we teach a lot. At the same time a lot of people don't, but we we try not to focus on that. The people though don't differ that much from Huancayo or any where else in this part of Peru.

The ward is good. It is a little bit weaker than my last ward, but it has a good base with some good leaders to keep growing. I'm excited to get to work here. 

You asked about investigators and now we have a couple. 6 actually went to church, but a lot of them need to get married. But there is a lot of potential and we are working hard. 

So this week (like always) a random drunk out of nowhere started to talk to us. We tried to keep walking, but he blocked our path and we were forced to start talking to him. We ask his name, and he replied, "Obama Bid Ladin" When he said that Elder Allred and I just busted up laughing. Then when we walked away he said, "Saludos a los EE UU," or "Say hi to the USA." haha. Not sure why, but it was a super funny moment. Maybe you had to be there. haha.

HEY, SO THE BRONCOS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!! Interesting how no one told me. 

Sorry the usb here isn't working to send you photos of my bday and Elder Allred. Next week. Love you all.

Elder Walker

Monday, January 18, 2016

No Longer a Teenager

I'm 20!!!!!! AHHHHHHH You're right, I'm ancient! haha. Whatev's.  I guess since I'm not a teenager, I have to be mature and stuff right? haha. I think that I stopped being a teenager when I left on my mission. But, yes Mom, ENJOY the next three months until Anna is a teenager. I don't like the thought of her being a teenager, que miedo de verdad. 

Well, I'm in HUANUCO. (Stress on the first "a" if you put it on the second syllable you sound stupid). I'm with Elder Allred a cool guy from Salt Lake City (west side). He reminds me a lot of like a Joe Miller. He is super smart guy (went to University of Oklahoma on a full ride and studied a year of chemical engineering), and funny at the same time. He is 20 about to turn 21 in May. He has been here in this area for 4 and a half months. His last comp (Elder LIvingston) went home one transfer early because he broke his ankle.

Huanuco is a great place. It is a city right before you get to the jungle. So it is hot, but not that hot. There are some bugs, but not that many. I like it though. Our pension is an angel from heaven who gives us fresh fruit and juice for every meal. Like she knows how to cook! I love her!

It was hard to say goodbye to everyone in Huancayo. This is a picture of a cake that my pensionista in Huancayo (Hermana Charo, her real name is Rosario but the nickname here for Rosario is Charo) made me before I left. Super nice of her. I miss her and Gary her husband. 

I'm in the Tarapaca Ward and about 120 go to church, the same as my last ward. We have just started working in my area because they didn't work for 2 week here because Elder Livingston broke his ankle. So not much going on there. Love you all!!

Elder Walker

PS Tell Kim Bailey happy b day for me! haha
Maycool. I love this guy! He is such a great guy and I'm lucky to have been able to meet him and help him come unto Christ. 
Familia Poma. Going to miss them.
Saying goodbye to Elder Moss. He is a great guy. He is going to have a lot of success on his mission.
Bullock! I love this guy, too!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Man Mission


Thanks for the letters. I don't really have anything to say this week. Last week of my life as a teenager. That's kinda of weird. Also, my MAN MISSION has officially started since the only hermana from our group went home, so that's interesting as well. The man mission is that extra six months it takes the elders to finish the mission. Everyone knows the hermanas just do it all faster, takes the elders longer to get it right. haha.

Transfers are tomorrow. It would be extremely weird if I stay since I've already been here for 6 months. It is sad to leave a place where youve been for so long. Especially because my birthday is in exactly one week, and I will be with a bunch of people I don't know. Ohhh, well. 

Anyways, I pretty much have to go now. Love you all sooooo much. I love the mission. I was thinking about it the other day, and I decided that there is no where else I would rather be for the next 6 months than in the Peru Mission Huancayo working hard and serving the Lord. I love it. Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Walker
Elder Bullock and I twinning. We have the exact same suit and shoes, and you sent us the matching ties. Isn't that so funny? So we decided to dress up the same. 
My CCM group and I before the Hermana Brigman goes home. She'll be home on Wednesday. Love these guys though. 
Did divisions with Elder Molina this week. It was interesting to be comps again and actually really fun. I love this guy. 

Monday, January 4, 2016



I had no idea that Whitney was going to Spain on a mission?! She wrote me today. Anyone else going on a mission that I need to know about?

Transfers are next Tuesday, which means next Monday I still won't know if I have transfers and where I'm going. It is most likely that I'm gone but to where is the question. 

Everything is normal here. Nothing much has changed. We had 3 investigators come to church and 4 less actives so that was cool. The work is good. We have consejo de lideres tomorrow again. ohh. In presidents letter he said that the new mission president got called. He is currently a bishop here in Peru, so that is exciting, but doesn't really effect me much since I will be gone before he comes. 

My new year's resolution is just to not take a breath sprinting to the finish line. To keep the habit of studying the scriptures on and after the mission. And that is about it. 

Love you all. It's cool that you got to meet Elder Lopez, he is a great guy. Hope you all have a great week and like my photos. :) show them to Anna for me. I have a video but can't send it. bummer. I will say the meat tasted like chicken. haha. 

So our Pension, Hermana Charito, wanted to make cuy for New Years for us and Hermana Charo's mom in law grows them. So on New Years they brought two live cuys to their house. And they let us kill the cuy. Then we ate it. Why did we do this? Because we were hungry! haha. It was a cool experience though. You know, got to know the culture better and stuff. 

Love you!

Elder Walker
Killed it
Skinned it
Ate it
Tastes like chicken