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 

August 1, 2017

MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey how’s it going!! I love the mission, you know that! It’s soooo much fun being here and getting to know all these people and just teach! This last week was a little rough with lots of people falling through and just trying to find people to get to! But it’s all good. I just love getting pumped and going crazy! It’s the best being two gringos— we just have an excuse for everything and being 6’8” always can lead to a convo, it’s just crazy when people like shut the door in our face because it’s like who wouldn’t wanna talk with two kids not from here? It’s like what!?! But it’s fun just going all over the place and we got our heads up just looking for the right family and I know they’re out there!!! But glad that all is well at home and that you can keep going to the temple and enjoy that, we’ll get family names it’s sooo awesome to see people here working so hard with their family names!!! But other than that, I’m just happy I have 9 months in the mission already!!! Time is flying by and just enjoying everyday is the best because then there’s no thoughts about home at all it’s all just about the people here (I love all you guys at home don’t worry!) Just being on the street and trying to follow the spirit, it’s just you want to do all you can to find someone who is waiting for this amazing restored gospel that can literally changes lives!!! I LOVE THE MISSION!!! ARGENTINA is the best and I just find so many reasons why I wanna come back!!

I love you so much and thank you for all you’ve done and are doing!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!! 

Love your 6’8” missionary Elder Walker

Yo Big pops! well glad por la menos you had a nice time despite all the challenges but I know it’s just the jokes of being with the family that are the best part!!! Everything is great here and loving it, going all day everyday just going out to teach who we can, had a rough week last week lots of people we found all fell through with the citas so we did what we could, this week is off to a good start!! But really don’t have anyone like progressing loads, it’s all just little starters that could lead to something! But it’s all great. Not gunna lie, we have so many friends here! There’s so many families that don’t want anything with the gospel but we’re great friends with them and I love them so much, well one family the Galvas we’re teaching the son Angel who’s 18, the fam is from the DR and they’re sooooooooo amazing. I always feel home there, the mom Angela always gives us food and we usually go there at night at the end of the day and teach Angel a little then just stay till we need to go! I’m loving the mission and I just see how fast time is flying by and I have so much fun contacting and just enjoying every part of the mission!!  Hope that all goes well, it’s your bb so you get to decide, but seems like there will be some changes, maybe sell it and then buy a dope motorcycle !!! Hahaha That’s one thing I wanna learn to do down here since so many people have them and they are fun! Got to try one once, nothing on the street haha but like haha nothing it was chill but they’re awesome!!! I love the mission and just having all these experiences seeing all my friends write about how they’re studying and doing these things it’s soo cool to just be like, that’s awesome I’m in another freaking country talking a different language and teaching the best freaking gospel!! Like what the heck is better than that! I love being here and just growing I see so much in my life that the Lord has blessed me with and I couldn’t be more grateful!!!! I love you little guy!!

Elder Walker

 

“I’m like, this is actually gunna happen!” July 25th

Hello Mom!!! How is it there?! I’M MISSING MOHAVE SOOOOOO MUCH!!! But I’ll respond to everyone! But before that, here’s pics of the BEST family ever down here! Family Paz are like our greatest friends. haha Xequi is the dopest and he found my blog and I explained how it works but we took a pic with them, in their restaurant where we always go to eat empanadas and they’re sooo good and the family are our best friends. Florencia is like super chill and she’s the one holding her nephew. But the whole family is dope, but I promised that their pic would  be on the front of the blog XD So if you could do that!

Okay this week was freaking loads of fun, lots of working and had some great experiences! Besides finding some great people and just working lots—it is super fun getting to know my hijo and we’re dope. Gamber is a beast and we.re having lots of fun juntos!

But here’s the best story ever!! Okay so Sunday we had church and it was nice and normal. After we are having lunch with Fam Tolerico, they live in the pueblo like 15 mins away, we had to take a bus, I’ve been there once in a collective (bus) So I kinda had an idea. Well we got on the bus and I asked the driver if he can stop at the last stop in Toledo, he said yeah I’ll let you guys know when we’re there. SO we’re chilling in the collectivo and we’re just talking, it’s been a while but I was like no he said he’ll let us know. Well after like 20 mins, I was like I’ll go ask him to see if we’re close, the second he sees me.. OH Freak Chicos I forgot, I’ll stop right here and just wait for another bus to go back… We’re in the middle of nowhere on a sketch high way.. I’m like dude, I’m not paying for another bus, let’s start walking, we start going and I’m like hey dude, you know what I’ve always wanted to do in my mission is hitch hike, since after hearing how Steven missed his stop and had to hitch hike back, I’m like I want to do that here. So we’re walking and I have my thumb out, 2 Gringos walking in the middle of nowhere and in suits XD But 2 cars pass like 3 mins later, one car comes and stops… I’m like freak dude this is actually gunna happen. XD A gang member with his Bi?& (stop and are like what happened, I explained he said get in, this guys car, WEED and like he’s covered in tatoos, his girl is drinking XD I’m like this is the best thing ever, we ride with them for like 8 mins and they’re sooo funny, he was high, she was drunk and just started talking about how God is his best friend XD Coolest experience ever, and I can now say that I hitched hiked! The member we were gunna go eat with has a car so he called right when we got in the car and I’m like, hey we’re good we got a ride on our way, Best ride in my life! But besides that, all is great and I’m just loving the mission more and more! XD But it’s great coming up to 9 months and I’m just thinking how fast time is flying by and how much I truly love the mission and getting to know people is the best thing ever!! I hope all is well and that you’re all safe and having fun! Miss You all haha try not to have too much fun!!! 

Elder Walker

July 18, 2017

Dear Mom,

Jajaja looks like you’re having lots of fun and glad all is well! I’m doing great and loving training my hijo, did you talk with his dad!? But it’s all great and we’re doing awesome— super happy and cold! XD But it’s loads of fun! Seems like there’s so much going on at home and you’re already heading to Mohave—it’s that time of the year!!! D: It’s going to suck not being there but I know it will be there when I get back, I need to tan hard core I see how white I am and yeah, it’s like bad… Really want to play water polo to get dark and ripped again so I’ll see if Rhett is still there and I can go help him out! And practice too!

But it’s all good here working and lots of laughs and Gamber and I get along great and it’s always super fun and we’re growing close with these families, I love it!! I’m happy and we’re working hard and it’s nice having someone to talk to normally XD But we’re still progressing with Spanish!!!  Love the sun cover for the Corvette XD and glad that everyone is working hard. Is dad healed up enough to be all over in Mohave!? And Steven is buying Ellie–how much, speaking of cars, will I be having a car when I get home? I know it’s far away XD But it’s an important question!!! I’m loving it here like normally and getting close with so many people here!! But love you all soooo much and be safe traveling you’ll have to send me all the pics!!! I’m trying to get the pics from my comp and everyone since I didn’t take any this week XD But thank you for everything!!!

Elder Walker

Dear Dad,

Wow, training is literally the funnest thing ever!!! Haha thanks for that dad XD It’s a progress for sure! But he’s loving it and we get along great, his Spanish is already amazing since his mom is from Coloumbia so he’s got that! But yeah, it’s freezing cold here XD Trying to wear as much as I can but there’s just wind and everything so it’s a little harsh at times all part of the fun XD It’s funny to hear that Spring will be here in September— that’s what’s weird to hearXD 

I love being here and the cold is loads of fun and a bit different but I’m doing great and working hard with my kids –it is the best and we had Angel and Jefferson come to church and it was the best thing ever to see them there and I think they really liked it! But this is the family we’re super close with and it’s so much fun being with them, I feel so home there!! But we’re doing all we can, I kinda lost my voice so my speaking isn’t the best so my kid is dong great!!! I love the mission and I know that this is sooooooo true!!!

Love you dad and thank you for everything!

Elder Walker

 

Elder McKay Walker and Elder Gavin Heap, San Diegans and volleyball teammates! Reunited in Argentina!

 

 

A Couple July Letters from the Tall Guy

July 11, 2017

All is great here dad, and Hidalgo left and I’m training here in Rio Segundo with Elder Gamber from Texas!! I thought it would’ve been super cool to be with Gavin but my comp is dope and we get along great and working super hard! I love this gospel too and it’s the best to be here and share it!! I love you dad and I’m doing all I can for him and I hope that the people can open their hearts and accept the prompting of the Holy Ghost, that’s the only way they’ll know so we do all we can!!! I love you and thank you for all you’ve done for me!!! 

Elder Walker

 

Hey mom! I didn’t write a letter since you never really wrote me anything XD Sorry! (That’s NOT true, he just didn’t get it 🙂 

       But all is great here in Rio Segundo! I’m loving it and yes I have my son!! Elder Gamber, another comp from Texas, I seem to have a thing going were it’s a latino and then a gringo from Texas XD I love him, he’s super dope, we get along great and we’re working soooo hard and I see us growing so much! We’re all over the place busy this first week, letting him know the members and then passing by some family investigadors! But it was a great first week and we’re back to it! Yesterday was Pday and we went to the temple and well, got there a little late and couldn’t make a session and tried to do other temple work but there were already loads of people there, so we took pictures XD We’re going again next week but we then went to this house and ate lunch and it was fun! We got back late so we didn’t have time to email so that’s why we’re doing it right now! Glad that all is well with the fam and that you had a great time at home alone and doing all that fun cali stuff that I miss! But here is super dope and I love the people and I’m growing with so many families it’s sooo much fun!! We are so pumped working and I just feel sooo good, being district leader of 4 hermanas should be fun, we’re all super close and good friends so not too much pressure but still want to be a good leader! I love the mission and time hasn’t been an issue for awhile, I’m totally focused in the work, I’m not thinking about anything else but how we can teach someone and how we’ll make time to pass by everyone! I understand now how dad feels, WE NEED MORE HOURS IN THE DAY! It’s sooo true, we want to pass by so many people but there’s never enough time! The siesta is the worst when everything is closed down so we study and wait till we can go and pass by everyone! I love the mission and love working. I see myself talking Spanish and it’s sooooo cool when I leave a house and it always hits me that I just taught them the gospel, had a conversation and it was all in SPANISH!! It’s the coolest thing, my comp’s mom is from Colombia so he’s got an idea of how it works, can understand more but talking he is a lot better than I was so he’s already talking with everyone and it’s great! Loads of people are taking pics with us and posting them on their Facebook, so everyone here in this pueblo knows us and its like the 6’8” missionary that’s here everyone is always saying hi and wants to take pics with usXD It’s funny, but everyone here knows us pretty much and going around find people they’ve already seen us before walking or on some social media! But it’s great, I love this gospel and I see how happy it’s been making me and I just want everyone to have it here, people really open their hearts seeing two gringos speaking and when we say we’re here sharing this message that we believe and know it’s true and we’re here to teach it to you, it’s sooo awesome to see the miracles he puts in our path. I love this work and being here sharing the restored gospel!

Let Marissa know that she’s going to be able to do anything if she takes the time to read the scriptures and learns from them!! It’s literally the best thing we have, and it’s the proof that all this is real!! I love the Book of Mormon!! I love teaching people about it, and seeing their face when they see us give it to them just lights up and I know that’s the key that’s going to let them know that this church is true!

I love you mom thank you for everything and I’m truly sooo happy, full of the spirit of God teaching his gospel and I couldn’t be happier to be here, and I know this is the best thing I can be doing. I asked the people that work in the bakery that we are good friends with if they know of any 19 year old kid that goes and does service (We had service this day when we went and cleaned a hoarders house for 5 hours—was a lot) they said no one and I see just how much I get the opportunity to grow and literally it’s from me forgetting about myself and serving others, just like Christ, knowing that I’m on the same mission as Christ, blows my mind and I get so much strength from it. I just want to go all day, but we have to eat and sleep and do things like that when it’s like who cares, I wanna go teach someone!!!! It’s soooooo awesome and I love this mission, and am so grateful for you and dad as parents and all my great friends I just know that you all have impacted my life so much!!! I love you and everyone soooo much and this gospel with all my heart!!!

Elder Walker

 

July 4, 2017

DAD!! I’m going to train and it’s crazy!! Also I’ll be district leader! So should be crazy and we’ll see how it is! Will be seeing who my comp is tomorrow and yeah!! I’m excited and nervous but know all will be okay with the faith in the Lord! I’m doing great and we went out with baptizing Miguel!!! I’m so happy and just want to work so much with my hijo, will be a great time for me to grow and improve! But seems like it was a good time with the family and glad everything worked out well and got time to be with them!! I’m working hard and now will be a big step for me so well see how it all goes!! I love you dad!!

Elder Walker

 

 

First Two Weeks in June

June 13, 2017

LOVE THE MISSION!!! The best time ever! I love working here and speaking a different language and knowing that this is the true church!! What else is better than speaking Spanish and talking about his restored gospel?! But it’s all great here, super cold and about that, one of our member’s dad has a huge jacket he’s looking for me! So it was perfect because the jacket that I saw that was really nice and warm was 3000 pesos or $200 more or less! So it was a total miracle when out of no where he was like Walker Ranger from Texas XD My nickname haha but I got this huge coat for you since it’s so cold I’ll look for it and give it to you!! So there’s that! All is well, about to go have the interview with Miguel so he can get baptized this Saturday!! But I’m stoked and just happy!!

Thinking a lot about home and how much I miss home but just always think about how fast this mission is and I’ll be home in no time! Want to do all I can to improve and be the most like my Savior. I just really realized how much he suffered for us and without him nothing would be possible to return to our Heavenly Father! I’m so grateful and this tiny 2 years is nothing, when he sacrificed his life for everyone!!!!!!! But it’s a great growing experience and I see how much I need to improve because I just want to be the best husband and dad and do all I can to be like him!! I’m reading more about families and what I can do to help my family and I see our branch president with his family and his 2 year old and I’m so excited for my family and to have a mini me and raise them up and hold my daughter and see the pureness in their eyes hold them close and yeah. When we helped a old lady move, it was to her new house and me and my comp talked all that night about how its gunna be like this when we have our wives looking for a house, and how special it will be! I love thinking about it, but always in the right moments I’m focused on the work but we always have our night talks and laughs!! Right now is the best time to prepare for it all and I want to learn all I can to be the best I can be! I have the best example and want to do all I can to make him happy!!! 

Love you all so much and hope that all is well and never forget that we have a loving Heavenly Father who sent his sent for us!!! 

Elder Walker

 

June 6, 2017

MOM!!! All is great here and doing great!!! I’m loving the mission and it’s such a great experience and it’s the best!!!!!! I love it, hard at times to think I still got a long time left but seeing how fast time is going it will be over in no time!! I’m doing lots of work and trying to better myself still, haha there’s loads of distractions hereXD But yeah it’s cold, haha but I don’t wanna use money on a jacket or gloves or a scarf or anythingXD We were in a store today and I just realize how much I miss shopping like new things and they had these dope hats and long sleeve stuff! But yeah! Crazy that Marissa is already a senior, how is she doing? Driving and all that, thoughts and everything. But I’ill be home and have the plan of working out and going to water polo to coach so I can get in shape after the mission and tan XD But need to talk to Rhett! Other than that, the plan of salvation, the 3 kingdoms of glory are the best and I love how it all depends on our decisions here on our short life, we always show the line with a tiny little bit of it our time on earth and how one bad decision for a quick happiness isn’t worth it for all eternity with our father in heaven, It’s like at a party but then you get put in time out since you did something bad, you get to see everyone else having and you know what you did was wrong and all you can do is think about while seeing everyone having fun, and how it’s like that for ever XD we have a perfect example that guided us and show us the way follow his example and we will be happy in a state of peace and perfection with our Savior! He took the pains of all of us so we can make it there, use his atonement and be made better through his atonement! There’s my thoughts!! haha Love you mom and thank you for everything!!! 

May 30, 2017

WHAT A WEEK!!!!! WORK WORK WORK!!!! I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTT!! Okay Johnathan and Brenda with this cute baby Isabella we’re teaching and they have loads of questions and it was just great and progressing really well! We taught the restoration this last week, and showed the video of Jose Smith and he was really touched and after the rest with our testimonies the spirit was really strong and when we ended, ( He has LOADS of questions about everything) But after he said I don’t know what I’m feeling but I like it and who knows maybe I’ll be Mormon one day! It was great and we’re excited to go back to them tomorrow! Miguel came to church again this week and we’re going great with him! Last week right after I wrote this, a 14 year old boy Juan came running to us when we were on bikes and started talking us about all his questions and it was a miracle he was in the same cyber but stoked to teach him, he’s super receptive and just wants to know the true church, and is so confused why there are so many! (Joseph Smith) He’s from Bolivia and he’s from a family of 8 so we’re going to teach him tomorrow as well. This last week was hard with him and his family working on the farm so there’s little time to find them free! But super excited!! There’s plenty other of miracle families that we’re finding, or that are finding us! I love it and know that it’s the Lord’s hand in the work!!

Saying which is how I love knowing that we’re with Him in all this, and when we’re his servants, people are gunna feel that difference with us and they’re going to be a beacon of the spirit! Which is why I feel so great just helping all these people and growing to be the best and seeing my spirit shine and truly just forgetting about myself and only wanting to help others! I love this feeling and everyday I’m trying to get rid of bad habits or anything that I was bad at before the mission so I can come back better! But I see the best way is here while I’m serving everyone here and I love it! The mission is life —changing and I never want to leave. With Elder Hidalgo we’re working so hard and I only feel true happiness and this is what every RM talks about and I love feeling it now because it’s what I wanna have these next 17 months!!! 

I miss you all and don’t worry, I’m not distracted one bit. Look at dad’s mail to see what we challenged ourselves to do to only become better!! I love this gospel and I know it is true or I wouldn’t feel as great as I do, nothing else in my life could take me away from serving my mission I know this is where the Lord needs me and where I need to be to grow to be the best!!!

Love you all!!

Your 6’8” Elder Walker

Also!! I weigh 212!!! and it’s freezing cold about 30 in the day and at night it drops hard core and it’s fun XD 

Photos are me with the tallest man in Argentina I think, but I’m still taller 😉 Other fun stuff, and I got to ride a horse! Idk if we’re not supposed to but it was super fun!!!

 

Playing Catch up…

Thank you for your patience in awaiting these letters! Between a wedding, an extra week in Utah, a husband’s total knee replacement surgery and ALL that I am doing here at home, life got a little busy! Enjoy McKay’s letters, grammar and all! Love this kid!!! xoxo 

April 25, 2017

MOM!!!!!!!! All is great, glad you liked everything, the work is going great! We baptize Angela this Friday too! So while Steven is getting married, we’ll be letting someone else enter into the kingdom 😉 She’s 11 and a ball of fire— so strong and loves the gospel! We had to battle with the step mom but we saw the power of the Lord with us as we talked to her and gave us permission! But it should be the same time at 5 in the evening is the baptism so should be great! She is stoked and so happy, makes me feel so good and she’s such a good example! But other than that, we had interviews with President and all was great because we’re doing the best we can and the Lord is with us! Working out a lot with Hidalgo! But also got some pretty good love handles! The bread is adding up XD I got back dipples now XD But wanting to get bigger! But yeah, it’s all great and yeah stoked for the 14th right ? But hope all is well–have fun take loads of pics wanna see it all! Love you!

Elder Walker

May 2, 2017

All is great and Happy as could be!!! Baptism went great! Besides I was upset I had to do it twice since the dress didn’t go all the way under. I was like ughhhhh noooooooooo!!! What luck but yeah it was really good! Glad that the wedding went well crazy to think it’s all official!! But glad it was all well!

Glad you got to spend time with Luke and Jillian. I went to the temple today for pday and it was great! Really different all in Spanish and I think at the veil they just went with it since I don’t think I said anything right XD But it was great! And good in the Celestial room.

I’m reading this marriage book about tips for you and your wife and it’s like, how to strengthen the home, How to over come obstacles, How to always have positive feedback and just like all this stuff, I found it in the church and it’s supposed to be like a class but it’s like a booklet with talks and like seccions all this stuff! I like it, it’s in Spanish so it’s like Spanish study but just like thinking about my future who I’m gunna be with and how big of a decision it really is. Seeing how long Steven took to get married I’m thinking like I might take awhile to, because I want to be the best and how much progression and preparation it takes, I see how many challenges there are and how its a lot of bonding but it’s like one wrong thing can lead to so much. I want to be the best and grow into someone the Lord wants, but I see how I want to be able to provide and have my life going before I start adding people to it. It’s like huge and crazy responsibility, but yeah! Just want to be the best and like the mission is the best time to grow and adapt change, get habits to improve and be better but it’s like there’s so much! How the heck am I gunna get married with all this stuff! Haha I know it’s not something to worry about it but it’s like that’s the next step! But I  need to get married because if I don’t its just more time to get tempted and fall into things with girls again and all that!!! UGH!! CRAZY!!! There’s so many great girls out there how could I choose one!?!?!?

But yeah, lots of thoughts, just because it’s the next step ! But love you hope all is great and that you’re feeling better!

Elder Walker

May 9, 2017

WOW WOW WOW!!! So much!! Crazy how it’s happened!?!?!? That’s so great and happy looks likes loads of fun and glad it was a good time! Miss it all but hey just gotta make mine the best of them all! WHAT!?!?!? A cat!?!? make sure that bird is safe! I hope my allergies are gone by the time I get back, or else I’ll die!! I’m great had a great baptism and was a nice first one!: Everything looks great, so happy, loving the hair of Steven! I miss my long hair and si o si letting it grow out like crazy when I get back! I’m shaving in the morning every day, and when I get back in the night it’s already grown back. Changing more and more and just wanna get bigger now! It’s crazy getting bigger but mostly love handles my comp makes pan casero and it’s so but it’s all we eat for dinner it’s soooo good!!! But it’s adding up, I regret it because I stopped taking body pics like 2 months ago since nothing was changing but now I’m getting bigger and it’s like aww crap! But it all looks great, love you all! What time are we gunna call for Mother’s Day?? Send me all the details and who I’m calling and stuff!! !Love you be safe all is great!

Elder Walker

May 12, 2017  Hey dad! Before you question me! (My comp is the district leader and he is writing informes and they take a while so Im on another comp, looking at general conference!) But the yard looks really nice good job dad! I am great and happier than ever I love it here! The work is deff going we had a splash in our area when the other missionaries in our zone come to our area and we just go contact! We have 36 news Monday and 13 fechas, days to be baptized. But this week is busier than ever so it’s a downer that he has to do informes but it’s part of being a leader but the Lord is blessing us and we’re doing all we can to go to all these people we have! I love it feel so good and truly happy in this work!

Don’t know how you’re doing it with cat… I’d say get rid of it! How is it with bird? But hey maybe get a dog instead and then you’ll like it too! But then there’s so much yard stuff to do if you get a baby now teach it not to destroy anything there ya go! But that’s easier said than done I know XD Hahaha stick with birds and fish! But hope that all goes well, in the future you’ll change to robo cop! Then all you body will be metal and won’t feel a thing and be like 10 x stronger! But haha maybe in the future, or when Jesus comes and just get a perfect body!

But I’m great and hope that you’ll be okay, seems like a lot to do, maybe to pass the time for rehab you can buy an xbox 1 and start playing some games 😉 Then after just store it away for me when you’re up and moving again! Just an idea 😉 But love you so much and well talk more Sunday little guy!

Elder Walker

MOTHER’S DAY!!

May 16, 2017

All is great and I truly just want to be the best, sorry that you got crap from others for talking to me! But meant a lot 3 hours on the mission doesn’t seem like anything but I know it’s a lot more back at home! But I’m trying to better myself and see what I can learn and try to find a miracle every day!! I will study that, but glad you’re enjoying the rain, here we have storms, then wet streets and mud XD It’s all mission fun, I want to buy a scarf that if Augustin doesn’t give me his I was wearing 😉 Think he will. But yes Elder Hidalgo is the best and I love him, we are planning how it will work when I come back to visit 😉 You, me, Jillian, Luke and dad if he wants. Hahaha we’re doing the math and how I might come down to his wedding haha. It’s great and we really are so close, I don’t want to leave because that means 1. I’ll get someone new and 2. I’ll leave the area. But we’ll see! But you mean loads to me, mom, and really wouldn’t be who I am without you as such a great example with you and dad, seeing all the other families I know all these people here and just seeing how patient you were with me. I’m sorry!!! I don’t know how you guys did it, but hey here I am so that is all that matters. I truly want to come back and be the best in every aspect of my life for my future wife and kids, I want to live a Christlike life no matter what challenges come, I want to improve my optimism because there’s so much evil, I always want to be happy! There’s so much to improve and change and while I’m here is the best time. I want to come back 100000000000000 times better than I was and be someone that Christ wants me to be. It seems so easy but I see there’s so much we do every day that can always be better. I know anything is possible, I just want to have the answers for everything so I can help everyone and just be like Christ. This mission is so great and 6 months feels like nothing. I truly want to take all this time as a blessing because 2 years is long but it seriously flies by and I want to do as much as I can while I’m here!!!!!! Thank you for everything and for always being there for me!!!

Your son,

Elder Walker

Haha it was great talking to you dad!! Thanks so much for everything. But thank you for all you’ve done, and yeah that sounds fine to me!! But wow, I’m sorry that your knee has been so bad, any blessings or anything? But hope it all gets work out, but like I said an xbox 😉 wouldn’t be a bad time killer! Hahah But hope it’s all worked out maybe try a knee company I have no idea how it works but yeah XD But yeah I know I’m excited and focused… was a good time to talk but we were both ready to come back and work!

Love you for everything little guy! 

Elder Walker

May  23, 2017

All is great and I’m just sooooooo Happy !!!!! I love it here and am truly seeing the blessings of sharing the gospel! It’s the best thing ever to see people change from the gospel and others slowly accept it and others we’re finding and teaching in the street!!

The people here are so great, apart from the crazy drivers and funny old men XD But it’s all great! There are short doorways and now I have a Harry Potter scar due to a nice cabinet, Argentina 1 McKay 0. But it’s all fun. Hidalgo and me and are getting along great and the good news is we’ll be together here another 6 weeks! I love it and just want to help everyone here! 

Glad that everyone is good at home and being taken of!!

I’m just so happy and don’t know how to explain it, It’s truly the best right now, I’m growing so much and only wanting to better myself in every way to come back the best I can be!! I’m truly blessed to be here and thank you for all that you’ve done for me to raise me in the gospel. I’m still reading the book and I’m at the part about kids and just think how it’s such a challenge to be perfect examples and how there’s so many trials in the world that the world wants us to think is okay, and what people think a family is, but how the home needs to be the best place for kids to learn and grow! It’s so true and I want to be the best for my family!! Makes me think about Keith and Emily and how that can happen, I just don’t know how anyone could live without the knowledge and happiness of the gospel, that is truly such a blessing in our lives. 

I think a lot about the apostasy and how terrible it was without the restored gospel in people’s lives and what terrible times it was! It makes me so happy to bring this message to everyone we meet and it’s something new, and they love it and find the truth in it! And the best part is, it’s not from us, we bring the message’ but hearing about how people have received their answer through praying to find if it’s true! 

There is NOOOOOO doubt in my mind, this sacrifice is 110% worth it to bring these families happiness for now and eternity! I love it so much and know it’s the biggest part of my life. I love the first lesson because it’s how God is our loving Heavenly Father and then after is how it blesses the families and bring happiness and it’s the truest thing ever!!! I love it!

I love you mom and dad so much thank you for all you’ve done for more! You’re truly the best and all my friends and family that have helped me grow and become better!

I’m truly sorry for any wrong I’ve every done and I know I can never repay you but I hope that you can forgive me, I was young and do not know nearly as much as I do now and I hope that I can some how make it up to you! I love you all sooooo very much and know I’m not who I am without all of you that have been part of my life!!

Your 6’8” Elder Walker

April 18, 2017

Loving the area! I’m in Rio Segundo, east of Cordoba! Our church is a houseXD It’s new but a cool experience! I’m loving it! Elder Hidalgo is amazing and we’re working sooooo hard and have so many new families and so much potential. This area hasn’t had a baptism since June of last year and we have 1 for sure set up for the 29th and we’re trying to get the brother and sister ready too but Angela is for sure. She’s 11 and has such a great testimony. We have contacted and have some amazing families or part of families and it’s sooo good. I’m just soo happy and feel so good! Me and Elder Hidalgo are working hard and yes being exactly obedient! I see the Lord working with us and preparing so many people! I have to give blood for my first time here, well don’t have to, there’s a church blood drive and we’re doing it… so little sketched since I’ve never done it and now it’s in a different country! But okay, we have Facundo and Luciana Rosa. Then there’s Cora, we have Bianca and her dad who we just found and they’re great! Sarah and Floriena, two sisters who live in a train! It’s like this train thing that’s for show but this family is in there XD But that’s who we’re hoping can progress. Thank you for everything! I’m so happy and love this work. I’m really progressing with Espanol and it’s all just great! Feel so good and happy and everything!!!

Elder Walker

April 11, 2017

Goodbye La Rioja and the Jose Abraham Family!

Dear Mom,

Mother’s Day is coming up and I wanted you to put the same post for people to come over if they want or put my Skype on and if I have time I wanna talk with a few people! (So, if anybody wants to come say HI to McKay on Mother’s Day, let me know!) But I’m great. My new comp, Elder Hildago, is super chill, a 23 year old convert and now serving his mission at 25. It’s dope, he’s chill and stoked to learn more Spanish and feel it’s really gunna grow with him! Packed it all fine (I asked McKay about his suitcase and clothing situation!) the new pension is really nice and we’re getting along fine and it’s only been one day but I hear he’s such a good guy!! Everything is fine and well! I have loads of shirts and I’ve only been using 4 XD So I think I’ll be fine, But all is well, bummed I’m missing the wedding but hey at least he’s getting married, I wrote dad my plan so hope he’s fine with that, even if I’m 21 XD Don’t wanna get a wife right away— wanna focus on getting my life first, but volleyball is my goal I WANT TO PLAY!!! It’s a for sure. I’m too in love in the sport to not play after.

I’m looking forward with my time with Elder Hildago should be good. I’m pumped and hope we can get some people baptized. I know the Lord has people only I can change! I read all the notes from the ward family the night before I left and I got a huge boost and just felt great and so blessed to have everyone in my life that has helped me grow because I know I’m not who I am without them! But it’s great to be here serving him and just want to do some work. Already have 6 months and it’s flown by!!! Want to do all I can because I know I’ll be home before I know it. I want to grow and become a man of God, I want people to see a change in me and I just want to be perfected through him, because there is no other way! I know he can make me great, and that’s what I want. But that’s awesome you’re getting people in the house…. But not my room….. I hope it’s treated well. But hey, thanks for everything and being such a freaking dank family, pretty lucky to have a capo fam como uds.! Got my Spanish going well and I love seeing me being able to talk and everything just want to get better!! Love you be safe!

Elder Walker

New companion, Elder Hildago

New area and new “pension!”

No caption but what beautiful smiles!!! 🙂

Hello little guy!!