Life has a way of getting BUSY, and I’m sorry for the lack of letters/pictures these past two months. Elder Walker is doing wonderfully well, and I’ll share some photos for you to enjoy, along with a few snippets from his letters! ~Marsi, McKay’s MomRio de Dos Colores!
I’m doing great dad! I’m super happy and loving it here in Chilecito!! We are still on track to have 2 baptisms this Saturday of Liliana Ruarte and Maxy Gaitan!! We’re stoked working hard to prep everything!! It’s been going great! I’m loving the people and we’re working hard everyday to help all that we can!! I’m so blessed to be comps with Elder Wardrop–he is such a good guy and helps me a lot with things I don’t think he realizes it!
Hey!!!! Mom I love the mission and I can totally see it changing me!!! Today we got to come to La Rioja! It’s so much fun! I got to play some vball with Gavin!! Here’s the pics of the bap!! SOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!
I’m glad that everything is going well at home! I’m loving it here and we’re working hard!! I’m reading in The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi chapter 15, being blown away XD It’s not any easier in Spanish, but I see the importance of our agency! Also how God created opposition and he made the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil, it was part of the plan and for all of it to work he had to make an opposite! It’s crazy but I love knowing how we’re here to make our own decisions! I found a bigger marriage study book! I finished the other one that has like 70 pages, I found this other one that’s 409!!! I’m stoked XD It talks a lot about everything pretty much! But I learned so much in the first one and I’m very excited to be a father but very scared XD I feel I’ll grow a lot!! I’m learning so much here and I’m loving that I have this time to grow and know my Savior even more!! You all rock I love you mom! I know I’m meant to be here!!!! Besos!! Elder Walker
Here’s part of a letter I’ll cherish forever:
MOM!!! I’m doing great! I love you so much and I’m soooo grateful! I know that you were meant to be my mom! We talk a lot about parenting and what our parents did, I see how you guys were just SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Strict XD Jajaja just kidding! You guys were gnarly! I love it to know that you kept me under control but gave me my agency and I see that really helped me. I’ve learned that everyone has it! I get soooo worried about what my kids are going to do! I see that the most important thing we can do it be the best example! It’s like we have to be our families’ Jesus, if that makes sense! We show them and teach them, but they have to fall and mess up to understand more fully how to ride the bike! It’s sooooooo cool how God trusts us with his children!! And it makes me see why I have to work so hard! I don’t know how the world will be when I have teenagers! But I know that the Lord will help me teach them, and how you said mom they have their personalities that is who they are and that’s why God knows who needs to go where!! It just all makes sense! I love it all so much XD Maybe I don’t explain the best way but I’m being blown away and can’t wait for the convos we’ll be having when I get home!! I’M STOKED!!
Thank you sooo much mom, you rock, and I’m eternally blessed to have you as my mother! I know Heavenly Father knew I needed you and Dad! You guys have been the best parents ever and I couldn’t be more happy! I know how I want to have my family and things I want to do and have with my own personal family! THANK YOU!!!
I’m doing great and loving it here!! Update is the other elders moved out to go to their area!! So now it’s just me and my comp! But I have adapted haha it was fun being with them!!
This week was Awesome!! I explained more of it in Dad’s letter!! But there was this cool experience I wanted to share with you!! I was reading my blessing one night before I was going to go to bed, and there was this part that I’ve seen and read again and again but it said, “You are a Child of God.” It hit more so hard. I was overwhelmed with the spirit and couldn’t help the tears! I love the potential I have and I know that Heavenly Father wanted me to know that and never forget that I am his Child. I love this gospel and this plan is so true! I find more joy and happiness everyday knowing that we are here to be tested! Before I was nervous of coming home with all the challenges that will show up! But Now I’m just excited! I GET TO GROW!! I get to complete that plan that God created for ME!!! It’s amazing to know that we are literally here to learn and grow and fall and get back up! It’s all part of it!! It’s the littlest thing but it’s mind blowing to know or think about what we were thinking right before we came down! What were we doing right before we were about to start our mortal experience? Was it all our group of friends wishing us luck, was it like the start of a roller coaster where we were scared just before the drop?? I just feel like before this we were SOOOOO happy to have challenges and be tested and we were just stoked! It makes me just want to be even more stoked when a problem comes into my life because it’s literally what we all wanted before this life! Obviously with the goal to return to his presence!
I just really love the plan of salvation and knowing that the challenges are for our good! Literally it’s a time to grow and progress! To be able to be more like our Heavenly Father or Heavenly Mother!! In the marriage book I was reading how every women has the perfect example which is our Heavenly Mother, to think how perfect she is and how she wants every one of her daughters to grow like her!! I LOVE THE GOSPEL!!
I’m so grateful for you mom. Thank you for everything and teaching me and being patient with the spaz I was and still am jajaja I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
DAD!!! My mind is being blown and the work is at hand!! My comp and I are working very hard and finding a lot of great people with a lot of families that we need to go and help! I love this work and I know it’s true>!!! I have seen the power of the Book of Mormon in many lessons where the power of a testimony is the strongest thing we have!!
I know the church is true and I won’t deny it! It’s amazing to be a part of this amazing work and I want to give it my all these last 3 months! Time flies and while we are working, it seems to pass by even faster!!
Thank you for everything I love you sooo much!!