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

Monday, August 29, 2016

Week 61 - Hi


Yeah, it was good to see Elder Wible again! He said you got feisty when Dad said that the mission time is going by really fast ;) I probably won't be able to go get shoes today, I already went shopping :/

Elder Johnson is feeling better for the most part. I'm sorry to hear Jacob started bleeding again, at least he can still run! Sounds like Colin is getting pretty smart, he always has been, but pre-algebra? That's awesome! Ainsley is pretty smart too! Super reading skills? Sounds like a Walker!

Things are going well here, we have a new investigator from Zimbabwe and she is awesome, I think we are helping her understand a lot, she is actually good friends with a recent convert of mine! That was cool. I actually met her at Sue's baptism when I first came into Green Canyon.

Yay! Maddy is getting married I'm excited for her, I hope it goes well! How are you doing? Hanging in there? Don't miss me too much? I miss you :) Don't worry!

Love you mom!

Elder Walker

Elder Wible came to visit

Monday, August 22, 2016

Week 60 - River Heights

Hello fellow Oregonians! Oh, and Idahoans as well! And I guess we have a few BYUtahans in there as well! (Sorry, had to do something different :p)

This week has been, well... not as exciting as I thought! We started out the week awesome! We started meeting with Taylor last week and things were going well, we had another lesson with her on Monday and she was progressing nicely! Then, sickness struck...

I don't know what it is, my companions always have the worst luck, I think it might be me, but Elder Johnson got sick on Tuesday, like really sick. Anyway, he got something crazy, we thought it would go away after a day or two, but no, it did not, so on Friday we called up the mission nurse (I'm starting to feel like a regular) and after describing what was happening with Elder Johnson they had us go to insta-care. So after bloodwork, IV therapy, samples of all sorts of bodily things, they said he couldn't be out in the public for at least the next two days... So we got to spend the past few days cooped up
inside... Not Fun!! I tried to get splits to first off stay with him and then while another split took me out to work, but it was a struggle finding people to do that, plus, I couldn't ask that of anyone on a Sunday, so yesterday, the only time I got to leave the apartment was when the Smith's took me to sacrament meeting to see if Taylor would show up. She did! They showed up to pay tithing! So we had a good chat, set up a lesson for tonight, and then I got to go back to the apartment, and do nothing, until we had a correlation meeting, and then I was back, for the whole rest of the day!

Anyway, so sorry I don't have any super exciting stories everyone, this next week should be good :) I just have faith that the Lord does things for a reason, so I'm just trying to figure out what he wants me
to learn. Oh! Another Elder and I knocked on Elder Stevenson's door on Saturday!
He wasn't home, but maybe we'll try again some other time. Anyway, I love you all, you are in my prayers! Have a great week!

Elder Walker

Monday, August 15, 2016

Week 59 - Hey Mom

Hey Mom, super sorry, I had an email all typed out earlier and then we had to go somewhere and I hit delete instead, my bad :( I'm glad everything is going well with the family, I miss y'all a bunch!  Sister Giddings is awesome, and yeah, brother Johnson said you recruited him to stalk me ;) Anyway, I'm glad Elder Wible got in touch with you, he's great :) I'll be sure to think about a list of things to give you next week.

Anyway, I love you so much, I get to tell the moms out here how awesome MY Mom is :) Have a good week!

Elder Walker

Monday, August 8, 2016

Week 58 - New Companion - Elder Johnson - New Area - River Heights

Hi everyone!

This week has been crazy, and I can't believe it's only been a week.  On Tuesday I was paired with my son, I mean, Elder-that-I-am-training (an emeritus general authority came and ranted about mission lingo so president decided to get rid of it). I was excited to get my new Elder-that-I-am-training, his name is Elder Johnson and he is awesome.  We had 28 new missionaries arrive and they saved us to the very last.  My first impression was, "My son is way bigger than me! He's literally a spiritual giant after that scripture he shared!" (This thought occurred before the rant took place) so this past week has been awesome, for the most part.

Elder Johnson is hitting the ground running, it's awesome. I don't have to drag him along, he actually talks and wants to baptize people,  he's going to be great! The only drawback is that we are still looking for people in our area to teach which is composed almost entirely of active members, way different than Lorin Farr. However, we have found some good potentials and the members here are amazing, so we should be able to squeeze some investigators out of the area!

Some cool occurrences of the past week:

1. I met a guy yesterday who's grandson married into Craig Beecher's family
2. I ran into Sister Lexi Webb's trainer from the Knoxville mission
3. I met a missionary mom who's son is serving in the Salem mission and she heard a lot about Elder and Sister Walker in the mission office (Grandpa and Grandma Walker)
4. More people than usual have been taking pictures of us and sending them to my mom (there's a Facebook page that has every mom in Logan stalking me)
5. Our neighbor, Bishop Zollinger, owns a fruit farm and he treated us to a Zapple (carbonated Apple) it was delicious

So yeah, those were some cool things that happened. Hopefully I'll get to include finding some new investigators on the list next week. They are out there,mother are just harder to find than in Lorin Farr.

Anyway, thank you all for your prayers and thoughts, I appreciate them very much. I am grateful for the time that I get to spend out here in Utah and I can't wait to bring more souls to Christ. I love you all and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Walker
Elder Johnson

Monday, August 1, 2016

Week 57 - Whitewashing

Hello everyone!

So, this week we found ten new investigators and they are all on date for the month of August! Woohoo!

But! I'm getting whitewashed into a new area. I'm sad to leave Lorin Farr, especially with all the people we have been teaching. I'm going to miss them. I have been called and I have been informed that I am going to be a daddy again! I will find out who my son is tomorrow. I'm excited! We are whitewashing into an area that is almost all members though, so we shall see how this goes. I'm excited however, I know that we will see miracles. Whitewashing will be fun too, it'll be a fresh area for the both of us so we can just hit the ground running.

As far as this past week has been... We had two baptisms! Aiden and Mindon! Super excited for the both of them :) both baptisms were awesome! Mindon called me last minute and asked if I would be the one to baptize him! It's going to be sad to head out right away after just having him baptized, but it is what the lord wants.

Anyway, I'm excited for this next transfer, I'll try to be better about writing emails more often. Thank you all for your support, I appreciate the prayers! I love you all!

Elder Walker