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!!!!
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!!!
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!!