Last two weeks in November…

November 21, 2017

HI MOM!!! This week was great! I’m so glad that you’re doing well and that everything is going well! Here there is no Thanksgiving but we got contacts and will be having a Thanksgiving dinner 😉 So we’re stoked! This week was good, lots of work and it went great!! There were lots of people we saw that want to change! I’ll explain in dad’s email more!!! The best thing was this though that happened yesterday!  But the craziest thing, it was more just funXD I was with another missionary since we were in intercambios and there were all these kids playing soccer outside so we said hey let’s go talk to them and see if they’ll let us play! So we start talking with one kid and then they allllllllllllllllll come, it was like 20 kids! The oldest was 15! Then like all these 7,8,9 year olds! They asked me my name, I’m like Elder Walker! Then I always say I’m the nephew of Paul Walker the actor from Fast and Furious! They all believed me XD They all ran grabbed their cameras and were taking pics since I was ¨famous¨. It was so funny we then got to play with them and then after we got to teach all them lesson 3 about, faith, repentance, baptism and everything it was super fun! XD But that’s about it! I’m loving this work and the way the Lord uses us to bring forth his work!! I know this is true, there are other missionaries that might have this as something super important but I know that I gotta do all I can to help everyone I can and not waste time!!! I love you all! I hope that this week off will be nice! And don’t have too much fun without me!! Hahaha LOVE YOU!!

Elder Walker

Hey dad !! LOADS of questions and I’ll try my best to answer all of them! But I’ll just start off with saying it’s not the states and a lot of members here don’t know how to do everything! But the hermanas ended up having a member who could break in pretty much so they could get the other key they had!!

     Umm I’ll start off with the week—it was great and we got to work a lot and had help from other areas since we had intercambios and got to work double this week!! It was great and well, Sebastian was a man that truly wants to come to church and change! We got to teach him in the church building 3 times this week! We were very excited for Sunday that he would be able to come!! He wasn’t able to Idk what happened. He hasn’t answered his phone but the best was with Hugo!! A man that just got work in a pueblo an hour and a half a way and last week came since he was looking for a church and he is doing great!! This Sunday he woke up at 5:45 since he wanted to get here at 9 knowing that’s when the meeting started but there were problems with the buses so he showed up late but he came and then after wards we invited him to come to our lunch with us and it was amazing!! After we got to teach him lesson 1, the restoration!! GREAT!!! He was crying and when I got the chance to teach about the Book of Mormon and I asked him if he could read the last paragraphs of the introduction and then he started crying and asked if the church has really been restored and I said yes and then he asked this is his book? I said yes and then he said and the Savior is coming again? I said yes and he broke down, the spirit was so strong and he has such a desire to truly change and become the best he can be!!! But that was the best thing ever!! I love the mission! The Bishop has his counselors trying to help the less actives but we’re really here to teach! Our ward is stronger than most so the members work very hard!!!

   It’s all great!!! I love it here and hope you’re all doing well!!! I pray for you all!!! Please be safe!!!

Elder Walker

November 28, 2017

Hey dad, how’s my old man doing! Everything is going goood! This week was lots of fun and well, there was a lot that happened! So we got to go to another area for a day and yeah it was fun! It’s been super hot here and it’s been fun working! We didn’t hear from Sebastian at all this week idk what happened!! But there was Hugo we found out some stuff about him so I’m not sure what we gotta do, it’s just hard since he’s not living in any area because his work is all over. So he’s not part of a ward! But yeah it’s good!  We got 3 more weeks of transfers so we’ll see how things go!! But I’m doing all I can!! I’m really focused on my studies and I’m learning a lot but still there’s loads to go!!!!! But I’m loving it here, I see I just need to practice a lot of my attributes XD That’s why I’m with my comps, I got something to learn from them!!! But I’m glad everything went well!!! I love it here and miss you guys… will be calling soon!!!

Elder Walker

Dear Mom, I can’t watch it, the computer isn’t updated!! (I had sent him a church video) But I’m doing great—just striving on! THAT’S CRAZY She’s already coming home!! (His cousin Avalon came home from her mission in Chile) I’m doing great just working hard and putting up with my companion!! But trying to study loads to learn a lot more which I’m enjoying! I got to ride a “motorcycle” the other night!! It was loads of fun!!! I was safe don’t worry!!! But everything else is great!!!

Elder Walker

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Picture of the Year

In the Book of Mormon we read an oft-quoted scripture truth: “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” Mosiah 2:17

This picture sums it up perfectly, and quite comically too! McKay was needed quite often at this “Mormon Helping Hands” day of service in Argentina! 

McKay’s letter dated November 14, 2017

The missionaries of the Argentina, Cordoba mission!!!

YO DAD!!! So this week was a little crazy!!! We didn’t get to do too much!!! But what happened was Wednesday we had to go to some investigators to tell them we won’t be there Thursday! BECAUSE Thursday we had the entire mission getting together since there was a member of the Quorum of the Seventy coming and yeah, we had to buy all the tickets Wednesday since we had to leave at 4 in the morning, Then Thursday we spent all day there! Ummmmm then we came back like superrrrrr late, to add on top of that, when we get back it’s like 1 in the morning! We had transfers this same day so all the new people have their bags! When we got to the pension, we were dead tired! The hermanas want to call us! Hey we lost our keys and we’re locked out of our pension…. I had to call the buses to see if they could find them, then nothing, so called president! He told me to see if there was a hotel! They were all filled!!! LIKE WHAT!?!?! So we then had them come to our pension. It’s now like 3 in the morning! We then had to bring all these beds over to the church for them to sleep!

And yeah, so Friday we were dead tired and then in the evening we went to some people it wasn’t anything special! Saturday we had a Mormon Helping Hands project!!! It was super hot and we worked super hard painting a school and being called by everyone to paint the high places! And I didn’t have time to drink water so after later in the day I felt super sick and got a crazy fever and everything! So I slept all day Sunday, went to church but then knocked out and allllll day Monday! So yeah XD It was quite the week! There wasn’t too much time to get spiritual! Although I did learn that this time is the best time of my life!!! The Seventy, Elder Christensen, went off about how important it is to share what we have and really made me think about how powerful I can be!!! It was great!!! I’m doing great!! But I love and miss ya! 😉 

Love ya!! Elder Walker

November 7, 2017

Hey mom!!! All is great here in the missionXD And yeah there’s Papi sending the pictures! He was asking me if I cared if he sent them and I’m like, she’s happy with anything extra she gets! But it was an ingrown toenail but yeah it’s all good now! It hurt but it wasn’t death. I know there are worse pains! But yeah! I’m loving it here and I see that at this time last year I was in Utah!!! Like that’s crazy!!! But I’m loving it here and I just see how much work there is to do!!! I want to do all I can!!! I love the mission and I got such little time to do soooo much!!!! I love you and hope you’re okay! I know that everything is through His will so don’t worry too much about Marissa driving, it’s His will 😉 I love you all soo much, sorry I write so bad! but it’s me:) Be safe and have a great week! There is a way you can send me stuff through a guy that travels here and comes to the mission office to drop stuff off but it’s fine XD I have money to buy stuff, you can just get me a car when I get back and I’ll be happy with that!! 🙂 Hahaha love ya mom!

Elder Walker

HEY POPS! I’m soooo happy!! We just had transfers and I was happy to see I’m staying here in Rio Cuarto!!! There’s a lot to do, and I’m not here to waste time. I want to do all I can! I see that everyday is another opportunity to find people who have been prepared to hear this message!! I love it here and I see there’s so much to learn and I need to grow a lot more! I’m glad everything is going well at home and that you’re all safe and having fun staying busy! I love being busy because it means we got work to do! And work means people coming to Christ! And People coming to Christ means helping the Kingdom of God grow! And His light will shine to every Nation, tribe, and tongue!! And I’m part of that and I see that what the Prophets have talked about it NOW!!! Like what!?!?! It’s us, it’s us that they saw hundreds of years ago!! It’s sooooo cool and I just know all of this is soooo true!!! And I don’t have doubts because I see Him in everything.

I love you sooo much dad and I’m sooo happy for all you’ve done for me!!!

Elder Walker

 

A baptism for Juan, Maria and Zoe!

October 31, 2017

HEY THERE DAD!!! Everything is great and I’m loving the mission!!! This week was great and I loved it soooo much! Officially one year and yeah, I see how precious this time is and how much I need to do in less than a year!!! It’s crazy and I hope I can do all I can to be the best!!! I love it here and really have a love for the people!!! So got to have a cake made for me for my one year, which was soon filled with my face, being pushed into it!!! BUTTTTT The best thing was when we had a baptism!!! Juan Angel, Maria Milagros, and Zoè Milen!!! These great kids from the family Quientero!!! The parents were sooo happy and we’re currently helping them get married. I love them all sooo much!!! I love the mission and want to do all I can to help them and everyone else I know during this time!!! Thank you sooo much for everything you do!! I’m praying for you and miss you!!! I LOVE THIS WORK!!!!!

Elder Walker

Thank you mom! I love this work sooo much and I don’t want to waste a single minute since I know there are people truly looking for the truth we have! I love the Book of Mormon soooo much and learning from it everyday is amazing!!! There are so many things I learn and really see how it has the plentitud (fullness) of the gospel!!! It’s the best thing ever!!! I love working here and more than anything, speaking Spanish!!! I love the people and helping them learn their part in this world!!! I’m sooo happy to be here and I see how fast time is flying by! I got limited time but I want to use every bit of energy I have for the people here in Argentina!!! Dad has the email with all the news! But I hope you are all well!! I love you soooo much… here’s all the pics!!!!! You’re the best mom I could ask for!!! Hugs from your 6’8” son!!!

Elder Walker

 

 

 

October 24, 2017

Hey there mommy! What”s good?! Everything is great! Thanks for that I truly want to be the best missionary and I see how much I still need to do with such little time! I love it here and I’m learning more and more everyday! I’m sorry I’m not a great writer but it’s okay! I’ll be doing other stuff when I get back and try to stay FARRR away from anything writing related!! Have I got a chance to get into BYUH?? But all is well and we’re working very hard! Really focused on others and wanting the best for them!! The children of God are trying to find the right path!!! I love the mission and am glad everything is going well!!! If you could, maybe upload more stuff to Facebook and insta! I’m sorry but I have a virus in my sd card and it can’t read the pics sooooo I can’t download anything, I have the other one so I hope it works! But I guess you won’t see these dope pics I got!!! I love you!!!! 

Elder Walker

YOU’RE BECOMING ROBO COP!! That’s some intense looking stuff XD How am I supposed to get fixed up if you’re taking all the money for your body! Hahaha, I’m just kidding, I love you!  They didn’t put like a muscle implant so you’re a bit stronger now? But I’m telling you, get an xbox and then you can game up a bit! There’s a lot of types you’d be surprised!!! I’m glad you’re all okay and everything went well!!! I’m doing great and still trying to be the best I can be, TIME IS FLYING BY! I’m not ready to be at a year I still need to learn sooo much more! I’M really trying to learn as much as I can everyday! I love this area and the people are amazing and I truly want to do all I can to help everyone!! Thank you for everything!!! You’re the best dad there is!!! Love ya!!

Elder Walker

New Area, New Companion, New People to Love & Serve

I edited the best I could, dear friends…although it may sound jumbled and incoherent, I ask that you just try to understand the spirit of his messages 😉 

October 3, 2017

Hey there mom!! Seems like sooooo much fun and I’m soooo happy to see that you had such a great time (We went to General Conference in SLC, Utah) and it’s a growing experience for sure and I definitely learned a lot and can’t wait for the Ensign to study the talks more!! I hope that everything can work out and that everyone will be feeling better, haha. Bet dad can’t wait for his perfect body XD I see him in the millennium just doing BMX and doing a bunch of crazy stuff, like a Mike on steroids XD if that’s even possible! But I know it’s all a test and we’ll only learn and grow!! I’m doing great but there were some changes. I now have a new comp Elder Araujo!! From Brasil! There were some things that happened but it’s nothing bad, just some changes!!! He’s super cool, but today is our first day together, so we’re both new to the area and it should be fun with everything!! I’m excited but being a Zone Leader is a bit different taking care of a lot of missionaries and it’s fun working! Got a brand new area and since we’re both new, got a lot of potential! Got to meet some more members and they are all very loving and I’m excited for this Sunday to get to know more of them!! Besides that, I’m just living the mission!! Nothing too new that I can think of!! Got a year left and we’ll see what’s going to happen!! Here’s some pictures, sorry my tongue is out, it’s just sometimes my smile is bad!!! Love you!!!!

Elder Walker

Hey there daddyoooo! The conference was amazing and I really got a lot out of it!! I was pretty upset since we were watching it in English using the internet and the internet cut right for Anderson’s talk!!! It was like here are the words from Elder Hales…………. Cut!! We were all soo anxious!!! But other than that, being a leader is something else! Now that I’m here, it’s yeah. But my thought process on the mish has always been you can’t tell another missionary how to live or do their mission, we’re all the same age and not gunna care. So I’m not. I will do all I can to be the example, show my love and I know that we’re all here serving the Lord. Whenever I had another missionary tell me what I need to do and then see he didn’t do it, I just got mad and it made me not want to. So I’ve been taking it like that.  I don’t know how you feel about it, but it’s just I want to do what I know what I need to do. I’ll show my love to all the others and leave them to do their missions since it’s theirs and I’m here to help if they need it. I don’t have the power to tell them how they should, since they won’t change if they don’t want to! But yeah! It’s crazy and got a lot to do but it’s all part of growing and learning more!! You can send me whatever, a little bit of everything, I’m fine listening to it all!! But thank you sooo much for everything, I really just want to grow and improve, I’m coming up on a year and I was kinda struggling with how I still got another year left and it’s gunna be  awhile, and how I miss home but I know I need to be here and I need to grow and got another year to just improve and grow!!! Love you!!!

 Elder Walker

October 10, 2017

Alright pops, here’s all the deets!! I’m in the ward Roque Sanez Pena!! We’re a ward, the church in the corner of Buenas Aires with Roque Sanez Pena! We are the only missionaries who go there, then there’s Bimaco and they’re the other ward, with 4 missionaries. We live in their area, Pasaje Stefenson (I don’t think that’s spelled right) 2994. We are in the process of finding ourselves a pension in our area which starts with the street Pedron and then Maipu until the river and the freeway. There’s the hermanas in Centro which is where the cyber is—the one we’re at right now is on the street Sobremonte 1110. We have a washing machine in the pension and there is a China supermarket called Wang on the street Maipu, like two corners from where we live! We are staring from pretty much nothing since we had the change of comp, so we’re looking for families the other missionaries have already taught and it’s nice, it’s lots of work!! But I love it, we just found this lady Vanesa who is a member and she has 2 kids one daughter that was with her old boyfriend who is 10 and another baby of 2 years with the man she’s with now, they are planning on getting married, the guy is a Catholic and the daughter Abby likes going with him. We’re going to be passing by teaching a little bit more, leaving them with things to read from the BOM—she told us he hasn’t read it! They are building a house, and there’s loads of work to do, so we’re planning a service project and it’s great since we live with 6 that’s 6 free servants to come help clean everything out and start!! There are other families, Laura the mom, Juan the boyfriend, with 3 kids, Juan 14, Sofia 10 and Soe 8. They have been together for 15 years and want to get married and have been to church before. We’re going to helping them and we’ll probably try to get the kids baptized and help them maybe get this marriage a little bit sooner! They said next year they want to get married but we’ll see! They’re the families I feel so good about and I’m praying like crazy for them!! We’ve have some other little contacts we’ve made but still need to go back and teach!!!

There’s loads of work to be done and I can’t wait. I’m coming on a year mark and I see how fast time has gone by and how I have to do all I can to make an effective part of this work! I want to do all I can for the Lord since I know it’s through him I’m here and I am who I am! I loved Holland’s talk and really just want to be the best I can be and know it’s possible!!! Read something about how when we got up to a door to contact or go to talk to someone if we truly are Christlike, that’s exactly who they’ll see at their door step. When we are like him, we literally are his disciples and people will feel and see something different. We have taken upon his name, and every Sunday we take upon us his spirit and truly can be made perfect through him!! I love knowing that we have no limits and with Holland’s talk, I can see there’s no excuse, we need to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect. We have been given this opportunity to come to earth to become like him, HERE is where we need to start, if we can start now, how much easier will it then. Then when we have a perfect body, haha I like that way of thinking dad.

I read in D&C the section where it talks about Joseph Smith in the jail and it doesn’t matter what happens to us, we have no right to complain because it’s all just to help us grow. It hit me since I can’t complain about not getting people to listen to us since Peter denied Christ 3 times and it makes me see how the Son of Man has gone below us all, are ye greater than him? You’re in pain pops but you’re never alone and I want to thank you for everything, since like my Father in Heaven, you have always been there for me, supporting me and showing me love every step of my life. I see how very blessed I am and I too have a firm testimony of this gospel and want to be as perfect as Christ himself. In all this, I’ll help the people here in Argentina know of his never-ending love he has for everyone of us.

Thank you for the picture—it’s crazy to think how many of us are gunna be in heaven after all this, Grandma’s going to be cooking for a long time to make those cheesy potatoes for all of us XD hahaha I love you soo much dad. Thank you for everything!!!

Your 6’8” Missionary Elder Walker

 

October 17, 2017

Wow, seems like loads of stuff XD Jeez jajaja But all is great here and I’m doing great! Working hard and doing all I can to be like Christ as I truly want to take his name upon me. I see how much I messed up before the mission and I don’t understand how I did a lot of the things I’ve done, but after studying a lot about charity and the love our Father in Heaven has for us as well as his son Jesus Christ to make it possible to be clean and I see that I strive to be the best I can be at all times!! I want to be someone better always and reading the BOM has really helped me igual! I truly want to come back someone new because I know who I was before isn’t the person God wants me to be! I love this time to learn and grow! I had a great week and worked very hard! Had intercambios with the assistants and some here as well! I learned a lot and the best things that happened. 1. In church XD We went to go look for an investigador wasn’t home so we got to church a little late and sat in the back, but there was Juan this 5 year old kid, who last week liked my CTR ring I had, the HLJ here. So Sister Sosa, his mom, got him one. SOOO When we were in sacrament meeting he was very excited to show me! He was like 3 rows up, and saw me and kept showing me his ring as high as he could!! Well, the best part was it was on his middle finger XD So him showing me his new HLJ ring was to me, a 5 year kid flipping me off during sacrament XD 2. We had a great time doing service for Vanesa and her family! We did loads of work and I felt great! Got some gnarly blisters but it was worth it for them. It was 5 of us going to work taking out trees and weeds and cutting everything out for their new house!! I love the mission and really get to grow everyday!!!!! Love and miss you be safe!!

Elder Walker

He’s in Rio Cuarto

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%ADo_Cuarto,_C%C3%B3rdoba

MOM!!!! This week was crazy and really just super sad and crazy!!! So we had a nice week, we got to have zone conference and that was fun to see all my other elder friends and learned a lot! We then had some intercambios with the ZLs that went good! And then headed up to Oncativo for hma Mundaca since she was going home but when we got there the family Sarmiento, the one who made me the cake, her daughter had her mission call opening!!!! So we were there for that,  and while there, president Correa called me, and then wanted me to be a Zone Leader in Rio Cuarto!!! It’s crazy!!! So Gamber was all happy for me and the hermanas tambien!!! But we then had a party with the hermanas, made some food ate and talked!!! It was crazy fun and then!!! Well knowing that I was leaving got to pass by everyone which was the hardest thing ever… I got to go see everyone and it was sad, lots of families crying hugging and it was like I was leaving home again… I love everyone there and I want to go back si o si for them!!! Familia Paz, Angel and his family, the Chilenos, They are became such a great part of my life!!! But after the goodbyes and packing up!!! Today I made it to my new area and I’m living in a 6 man pension!!!! XD It’s crazy.  My comp is from Paraguay his name is crazy hard XD I’ll send it next week I promise!!! But yeah I’m stoked got a lot to do and I wanna change a lot and grow as much as I can!!!! Love the mission–today I reach 11 months!!! It’s crazy how fast time is flying by!!! I’m already a Zone Leader with such little time so got a lot to fill!!! But I’m ready I realize how much I love it here and I’m ready to go to work with my new comp!!!!! Love you all miss you, I’ll try to spot you guys on TV then!!! Love you be safe!!!

Elder Walker

(Our family is attending LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend! Watch it here:  https://www.lds.org/?lang=eng ) 

The Birthday Boy! 9/12 and 9/19

September 12, 2017 (The day before his birthday…)

HEY MOM!!!! Hahaha got into my email with over 40 emails haha XD I was quite shocked!!! But it was good to see everyone write! I’m actually sick right now XD It came and got me but it’s nothing toooo serious, just a fever and chills, lots of sneezing as well! But it’s all good! So this week I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy the guitar, we went to places and they had nice ones for super loads, all the cheap ones sold, that’s what I want for my first one, but tomorrow I think I’ll be buying since I called the place to save me one!! So I’m stoked!! I also may have bought these two really nice Córdobe ties that look reallyyyyyyyy good! But I can’t wait to be 20! It’s crazy and just shows how much I’m growing, time is flying by and it’s crazy to think that I’m almost at a year>!! Then next year I’ll be turning 21 and be coming home in a month!!! But still got loads of time to be part of this amazing work! 

We’re working hard, it’s a little sad we’re working loads, but it’s sad to know that I’ill be leaving from Rio Segundo since I’ve been here for 6 months, but I’m blessed to be here for my birthday. All of Angel’s family wants to celebrate with loads of asados! Then family Paz, we’re working out things with them, I know they’re probably the best families and seriously mean sooooooo much to me, I love them so much! They’re going to be missed loads, and just cannot wait till I come back to visit!!!! 

Thank you for all you’ve done for me and I’m just here improving and working for the Lord which sounds great to me!! Love it here and just talking in Spanish blows my mind!! Well I still get the whole I don’t understand you from people, but it’s a process! I sometimes talk tooooo fast for them XD Which I think is kinda funny! But Love it here and what other one of my friends is celebrating their birthday in a different country serving the Lord? I love this experience and couldn’t be happier!!

Elder Walker

HEY DAD!!!! 20 years old I can’t believe I made it either!! But love it here—deff a super cool experience!!! All is going well besides being a tad bit sick!!! But I’m pretty sure I’m leaving. It’s been 6 months in this area! Transfers are the 25th of this month! But glad everything is going well for the least! But you’re staying plenty busy! But it’s funny, the church is getting fixed and they’re putting in tile and when I see it, I’m like they didn’t use the spacers and I see that you have taught me some things, I just think… My dad can do this better XD But it’s all fun down here, got some parties planned for your 6’8” giant!!! I’m happy and just ready to work as much as I can before I leave this area, only means more adventures to come!! But be safe I love ya so much thank you for everything you’ve done to make me get here!!!!!

Elder Walker

September 19, 2017

HI MOM!!!

All is going great, well this last week I was in bed ’til Friday but I’m good now and don’t need to worry!!! Got to have some great families celebrate with for my birthday and got some little goodies and it was great! We’re working with Angel more and more but he’s pretty much just progressing solo!! This last Sunday he got the priesthood and is more than excited to bless the sacrament this next Sunday!!! I love it here but I think that I’ll be leaving this next week since we got transfers but we got the families already starting to be sad, I hate it because I love them soooo much and it’s just wonderful how much I’ve been able to impact their lives through the Savior! It’s truly amazing to see how the Lord works through me and how all these people are going to be part of my life forever!! I love the mission and this next year is going to be flying by, I feel, and I just want to do all I can before my time as a 24/7 servant of him is up!!! Besides that, I’m great and extremely happy!!!! Here’s some pics!!!

Elder Walker LOVE YOU!!

p.s (What was the whole Disneyland trip without knowing?) (Oops, I “forgot” to tell him we took the entire family to D-land for our Christmas present!)

DAD, WOW!!! Seems like so much fun XD But glad all was worked out and was nice!! But I’m doing great, it was just a little cold but I’m fine now!! There’s nothing to worry about since I’m 20 😉 But all is going great, and I think this is my last week here in Rio Segundo!! But it has been great–going out with a boom!!!! Love it here and just excited what more there is, Angel just received the priesthood and is more than excited to bless the sacrament this upcoming Sunday!!! Haha I love it here sooooo much thank you for everything!!

Elder Walker

Thank you to EVERYONE who shared your messages of love and encouragement with my baby boy! He loves you and appreciates you so much–me too! xoxo ~ Marsi, McKay’s momma

September 5, 2017

Elder Gamber, President Correa (their Mission President), Elder McKay Walker

Glad that all is great and yes, doing amazing over here!! This last Sunday we had the confirmation of Angel and it’s sooooo great to see him grow, and he came being sick but wanted to come since he know it’s what he needed to do! His desire and growth amaze me and just bring me soooo much joy! He’s my brother and means sooo much to me!! Me and my comp study in the mornings and reading in Spanish is helpful. Normally I understand it all but if there’s a word I don’t know, I always just have my dictionary right there! 

Glad you got to see all the teachers and haha I was just thinking this week about sooo many memories I have of my childhood, when we would go with you in the stroller and go through that little part that we always thought Tarzan lived XD And then all the Limos we called stick cars, when me and dad made my pinewood derby car! Just lots of those things and how wow, You guys rocked XD It made me think a lot about my family and just seeing how I was raised! I’m still reading in that future life book XD it’s what I call it, and just seeing on how to raise your family—strong points they should have, my responsibilities, just there’s so much and I’m thinking how I have to choose a wife that’s going to need to be able to raise our children while I’m out working…. Just sooo much and I think how dad scored with you, mom XD Since I look at how crazy I was and everything I did as a kid, trying to pull off babysitters’ pants and hiding in Walmart or any store, walking home from football practice at 9 at night, taking me to these little soccer games that were the dumbest things ever XD (Still don’t know why I ever wanted to play soccer) All those baseball games, sleepovers with friends after elementary school, with Austin, Trevor, Isaiah, Dawson, haha picking me up after, playing at Brian’s…. SO MANY THINGS!!! It just blows my mind how you dealt with it all, people here are asking how many kids I want and it’s like, I want like 4-6 and I’m thinking like oh heck… I don’t know if I could even handle me… But it’s just I see I have to grow so much and I have to choose an eternal companion….. Don’t even start me on how I’m going to do that…. Still have so much of life yet and I just want all of it to go well, and I’m not ready for problems of life haha. Just a lot to look forward to!

But more on the mission— I just want to grow! Elder Gamber and I have gotten really close and he and Cook and Fehlberf are probs my best homies I have haha in my life! But it’s like I want to be doing a little bit better. I know we have our moments and we work all the time but I want to be the best I can, but we’re such close friends it’s kinda hard to make some changes but it’s chill! I’m about to leave and I’ll have time to make the changes and improve as much as I can! I see there are lots of things I need to improve still and just want to be perfect already but having imperfections is part of life!!!! Just want to be like the Savior as well and live as he would, I love making people happy so that makes this work sooooo much better really just focused on the people!

Got to celebrate the birthday of Angela, who is Angel’s mom and she’s pretty much our mom, whenever we go over she always calls us her white babies XD We call her mom and it’s the best! Was great to be there for that, reminds me of our family parties.. well they had alcohol but we’re working on it, hahaha Angel’s good but the family is the process 😉 

Also, we got to have interviews with President. They went really well and just pumped me up and I just want to do all I can to be a good leader, I think I think a lot different than a lot of missionaries which for everyone (looks bad) But I just have a different way to think and it’s not all about baptisms and numbers but yeah! We’ll see. haha I know we’re all doing the same work so it’s great!!! 

Made another lemon cake from scratch and it turned out well and tasted great too 😉 

Today while we were in Cordoba, we met these two guys from Africa and they loved how tall I was and we became instant buddies haha! We’re already on a brother level and with Africans that’s some serious friendship 😉 

Love the mission!!

Elder Walker

Thanks Dad!! Yes, we’re trying to get him ready and prepped for the temple and it’s awesome to see how much desire he has. We just confirmed him Sunday and he was sick and everything and still came!!! I love him sooo much and the family is sooooo loving—it’s the best and I just know that all his family will one day be there, it’s a process but Angel I know was a start to something great!!! I love the work and it’s like his progress is helping me soooo much to see how numbers don’t matter at all, it’s the quality that’s going to help fortify the kingdom of God!!! I love being here and hope all is well at home. I miss you guys but know that I’m well and want to do all I can for this year!!! Time yeah is like there! I’m almost at my year mark but still going!!

Elder Walker

Angel Got Baptized!

August 29, 2017

ANGEL GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best day ever, and one of the happiest days! I still am overwhelmed with joy and pure happiness for Angel I cannot describe! So we’ve been working with him for awhile and it’s been great! He wanted time to receive an answer so we gave him his time!!! Well, after 2 weeks he said he was ready and let’s go! The plan we worked out was that Stake Conference is coming up and we would have it after since the zone leaders had their baptisms going on! So it would be a super great event! Well here was the catch, Angel works every day in a bar, he starts at 7 in the night and gets off at like 7 in the morning. So we told him we’ll come by to make sure he doesn’t fall asleep so he can come with us, and we had to take a van to Cordoba, but he had just finished working so he came back dead and we were trying to motivate him to get ready since we had to go! He was soooooooooooo tired, he went to talk to his mom and I just said a little prayer that he will get the energy to go! He came out and said,  “Okay, let me get ready!” It was like yessssssssssssss!!!! So we get to stake conference and he’s soooo tired but was ready! He wanted to go, he promised us and everything! But after everything we went to get changed and then we took all the pictures and it was awesome! His girlfriend showed up with her family and it was sooooooo great!!! Everything was sooooooo spiritual and I was just soooooo happy I couldn’t even explain it! I’m sooo proud of him and his faith and determination. After the baptism he was just saying thank you so much that we came to get him on the right path and that he just feels soooo good. It was the best thing ever and he means sooooo much to me, he’s like my brother and I just love him so much!!

      It was amazing other than that we’re doing great working and trying to find others who can be ready! I love the mission and I know this is the Lord’s work and it was sooo great after so much that we could help Angel and everything!

Glad to see that everything is going well and that you guys are having fun with everything!!! I’m trying my best to be the best but yes, I still mess up and need to improve! Also If you could keep up a with my Instagram! And don’t deny anyone mom XD It’s still my Insta XD But I love you!

Elder Walker

 

August 22, 2017

MOM!!!! THANK YOU!!!! But if you could send like $150 the guitar is like 1990 pesos! Yeah I wouldn’t want you to ship it XD It’s here and yeah!  And I would get a case for it too since I wanna learn sooo bad!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! 

       I didn’t get to see the eclipse but heard about it, haha don’t think anyone saw it here. Glad to hear that all is well at home and that everyone has stuff to do and yeah I would want money before anything! Bet Marissa’s driving is fun, but does she still brake and accelerate super fast? She’ll get it down, I mean I did XD 

     It was so funny— the mom of the Paz family, we always go there to buy our empanadas and she’s like come here come here look look look! She then went to Facebook and showed me those pics of you with dad on Facebook! Which reminds me mom, if you could post some pictures on Instagram and put in my bio my email! And put some pics on Facebook too! I love how everyone here wants to be friends with me and then the entire familyXD They’re like this is your mom’s and send a friend request! I printed out the pics and all I’ll get is HOW OLD IS YOUR MOM?! SHE LOOKS LIKE A MODEL! So hope that can make you feel better. But so glad that you guys had a good time in my future car 😉 But I’ve been thinking a lot about the future and what I’m going to do! There’s a super cool Hermana here she’s Hermana Gilbert and she’s talking about going to BYU Hawaii! I was like wait if I don’t play volleyball why would I want to go to BYUI where it’s ice cold when there’s Hawaii!!! I know I got accepted already to BYUI but is there a way, or contacts that we can like get out of that, and then I could maybe try to get into BYU Hawaii??!!! That would beeeee soooo nice and there, it’s not a huge dating and marriage school, it’s all chill and laid back!! Which sounds perfect to me!! Just some ideas, I would want to play volleyball of course but that’s like a number 1 back up plan! Haha maybe I could do some Cutco knives but we’ll see, still got lots of time to think and see XD 

     Glad the house is going well and yes focus on Marissa and what she needs so she can grow and be ready for life ALONE!!!! Got to let the baby ducks go!! 

    I love it here so much and it’s just the mission, hard days and great days. It’s His work so we just got to follow His will and go where He needs us! I love that I can see I’ve grown so much and it’s like because I’m so worried about me but I’m worried about all the people here and how I just want to help them, and how my time here is flying by!!! I’m almost half way done with my mission!! THEN IT’S OVER!!! That’s it, I love the families here! They show so much love to us and I just want to stay with them, because saying how I’m leaving in 5 weeks you see them get so sad and how they have let me into their family and how they mean sooo much to me, I just want to bring them all to the states to live with us! I tell them all that they’re welcome to our house anytime! So I hope we can make room for some families! I’m coming back to visit si o si! I love Argentina and all the families here! The mission is such an amazing experience to share the restored gospel and always to make an impact in people’s lives. I know that I will miss everyone here sooo much, I just wish I could stay here in Rio Segundo my entire mission because the people here are amazing! I love it here more and more, I know that the Lord puts everyone in our path for a reason and I’m sooo blessed to have to chance to get to know so many great people! I LOVE THE MISSION! It’s the best place and you’re right mom, it’s the Lord’s work and He is ready to bring together his sheep! He will come again! We have the choice to be ready or not!! I love the fact that I can be his servant and do his will to help the people here and help his children!!

     I love you mom and everyone back home! You’re all the best and I’ll come back, don’t worry but I’m here because I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, and that this is His work and I have the chance to serve Him!!!

Your 6’8” Elder Walker!! 

Hey dad! All is great down here, and that talk last week was perfect for my district meeting and it was super cool! Thanks for all you’ve done to help me, we’re just doing the mission here! Nothing tooooo new haha this last week was something XD We had a splash were some other missionaries came to our area to do like a huge contact spree! It was really good we found lots of news! But later that day we went looking for everyone Thursday and Friday… Not one person opened a door, even on contacts, it’s like every house we went to was just empty! It was sooo crazy and I just think okay God works in mysterious ways XD But it’s all good, we’re not discouraged but it’s all good and we’re doing all we can! I love it here and just want to help Angel get baptized and it is just a process! I love the work we do and it’s just like crazy how I could be soooo tired but just feel happy since I know I’m doing all this on an act of faith, it is something I believe is true and I’m a 19 year old kid in a different country speaking a different language—it always just blows my mindXD But I love you and thank you for everything! 

Elder Walker

8/8 & 8/15

August 8, 2017

Dude!!! The mission is the best! We got some dope new people to teach and we’re getting Angel ready for his baptism!!! But listen to this, he came to church this last Sunday and he’s like, “Hey can I wear you plaque?” I’m like, “Sure man” and it just happened to be the day that there was the baby blessing of the new baby of the branch President. But all the friends and family that came were all calling him Elder Walker XD And it was the funniest thing ever! I just went with it! But yeah had to explain to everyone after that he was an investigator and was superrrrrrr funny! I love it when we have lots of little miracles happening! We had one day literally everything fell through and we went to contact and we were just getting rejected by everyone!!! But after lots of struggling and personal prayers, (it’s hard since being a trainer you got to always stay positive and show your son how no matter what just gotta keep going), but after a full day of nothing it was getting to me, he saw it in me, and I was really just questioning why I’m here thinking to myself how is it a full day with no one, I’m praying and praying God something, where are you, just want one person so we can keep going, still nothing, I felt abandoned and just wanted to go back home, but we wanted to go pass by Angel, and when we first got there he left and was gone for like 10 mins and we were about to just leave since it was like I just want to sleep this day sucked… But then God made sure to bless his servants and Angel came back said I have some questions and got to teach him about baptism and it was the best lesson I had in the mission. We taught and then just the spirit was sooo strong, he ended with a prayer and it was the best day in the end for that one lesson. It was funny because after having lunch with a fam, my son shared the scripture, in 1 nefi 5 when Sariah is doubting Lehi and saying you have killed our sons and now we’re going to die, it’s kinda what happened to us, we felt like we were left and just wasting our time, but at the end of the day, “Our sons came home” and we got the lesson and saw that God is always with us! Was great and just helped me grow since I see that it’s always His time and he will let us struggle and get to our lowest point and then right when we’re about to break, he will show us his immense love and help us if we truly ask! But yeah, I love the mission and me and my son are getting along great and having a blast and he’s learning a lot and we get to have loads of fun together and work hard!!! 

I hope all is well and I’ll keep praying for you guys! Hope all works out and that you will be okay! I love you and hope that you can be safe and don’t get to jacked up, I still need to wrestle against you and beat you!!! 😉 

Elder 6´8 Walker 

 

August 15, 2017 

Hi Mom!!!! All is great and the mission is glorious and full of freaking miracles! I love it and just the feeling I get I just wanna go ham and work super hard! It’s the best to be here, and it’s like time is flying by! It’s almost my freaking birthday mom!! Like what!! It’s almost been a year and then I be coming home! Like what!?!?! Why is time so fast when you’re having so much fun!! I want to do all I can with no regrets and just enjoy all I can while I’m here, speaking of which I need to learn a lot!! One of the things I would like to learn is the guitar;) Which would be a dope present!!! You can send me money so I can buy one 😉 But I love growing and just becoming better!!! I love you and hope all is well thank you for everything!!! You rock !!!!

Elder Walker 

ps I made a dope lemon cake from scratch and turned out really good!

Thanks dad, that really hit me and opened my eyes a lot! Glad to see all is well at home and that everything is busy and staying fun! But here, Angel we’re still working with him, he’s at the point where he wants a for sure answer that this is what he should do!  So we’re working with him, but it’s a new transfer!!! And well, yesterday to start we went looking for old invesigadors!!! Well let me tell you after lots of prayer and everything, the Lord blessed us alright! Found loads of new people that were so interested and it was like 10 news in just one day!!!! It was amazing and I’m excited to start like this, it will be my last transfer here!!! But I’m stoked because the people here are the best and they are all talking about celebrating my B day since I’ll be here for it! So I’m stoked and we’ll see how it all goes ready to work hard and just going where the Lord wants us!!! I love the mission and just feeel sooooooo freaking good!!! I love it, I see I’m missing a lot but its all worth it since I know I’m here for the right reason!!! I love you, I’m praying for you and everyone!!! Be safe hey can you send like a pic of the yard like completely I need that and if you want a dope pic of your pond! And maybe you and mom with you car 😉 Love you!!

Elder Walker

He’s just Mckay, that’s all I can say~ and I love him, xoxo Momma Marsi