Elder Nathan Walker - Utah Logan Mission - 179 East 800 North - Logan, UT 84321

Monday, April 25, 2016

Week 43 - Climbing Mountains and Being Chased By Dogs

Hey everyone, sorry it's been a while,

These past few weeks have been pretty busy, and hectic.  So, Satan has been working his hardest on all of our investigators and out of the six that we had on date, the only one that is going to go through is Weston.  So we are excited for him, and hopefully the others are going to be baptized next month.

Also, there are a lot of crazy things that happened to our investigators that I don't have time to explain at the moment.  But!  Weston is solid, I'm really happy about that, he is very excited for this Saturday.

Today we climbed a mountain and found a really cool cave that was just a small opening in the ground, but it opened up into a pretty big tunnel that was really long.  We have two weeks until Mother's Day, I can't believe it's already here, it feels like it was just Christmas, but yay!  Should be fun :)

Elder Mobley has been attacked by three dogs within the past four days, two of them have been pretty small, but it's still pretty funny to see him kicking his leg trying to get free from a little ankle biter.

We have found a couple new people that might be interested in being baptized.  One is John and the other is Keith.  John was an atheist and Keith makes Indian tepees that he lived in for four years in Wyoming.  They are pretty interesting people, and they both really need the gospel and we hope they accept Christ into their lives.

Anyway, things are going pretty good and I am enjoying Ogden, we only have two weeks left in the transfer, so we will see what happens to Elder Mobley.  Anyway, our ride is here, so thank you all for your support.

Love y'all
Elder Walker

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Week 41 - New Companion Elder Mobley - New Area Lorin Farr


So, this week was pretty crazy, it was my first full week in the Lorin Farr stake in Ogden.  Things here are pretty crazy, we run into some really strange people, but I guess that is what makes street contacting fun.  Sadly, our baptism for last weekend got pushed back last minute by the Bishop, so we had to break the news to her right before, which was hard.  But, hopefully she will be able to baptized either this week or next week.

Good news though!  We have six people on date for this month, and we are planning on putting six more on date tonight!  Possibly 9, but that will take a miracle.  If they all get on date and don't get pushed back, then we will crush the mission record for baptisms in a month!  But, like I said, need a miracle.  Not that it won't happen, we've seen a ton of miracles so far, so I have good hopes :)

We have a great zone full of some of the best missionaries in the mission (I'm working on being in that group :p) and we are almost for sure going to be breaking the record for most baptisms in a month for a zone.  Our goal is 29 and so far we are on track to hit it or even beat it.  The record is 19.  The ones on date in our area are: Nicole, Billie, Angela, Bailey, Tristin and Weston.  We are loving working with them :)

I love spring and summer!  There are actually people to talk to on the street now!  It's great!  We are working hard and even though people driving down the street tell us to hail Satan and swear at us when we are waiting at stop lights, it's nice having a testimony of the restored gospel. I have been able to see that the promise in Helaman 5:12 is true, as long as we do our best to center our lives around Jesus Christ, the adversary will not be able to drag us down.  At least we get cheers of "Missionaries"!  every time a school bus drives by, that is always a pick-me-up :)

Anyway, I am loving the mission!  I hope everything is going well back home!  Love you all!

Elder Walker