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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 70 - Temple and Family History Work

Hey everyone! 

Don't have too much time today, but I'll give you the rundown of the week. Soooo, we took Andrew to a baptism this week. However, when we got there, they told us that they had pushed the baptism back an hour. So we decided to take Andrew to the family history Center that is in the basement of the Logan Tabernacle. He loved it! Within 15 minutes they had helped him find his grandparents and his great-grandparents. He was floored. He said he had grown up his whole life, and hadn't known their names (he is in his 50's) he set up another appointment with the family history center for Tuesday, where they will help him find more. We then took him to the baptism, which he loved. Then we took him to the temple, and walked him around the grounds. We brought him into the temple lobby to grab a brochure, and when we got back outside, we asked him how he felt and he said that when he was in the temple, he felt the spirit as strong as he ever had before, and just felt like he was in a holy place. It was awesome, I'll send pictures.

We have two Baptisms coming up this weekend, Devlyn and DJ. We are super excited for them. We have Andrew scheduled for the 12th and he is super excited!

We had to be in from 6-9 on Saturday due to the USU party "the Howl". It's a pretty riotous party with not very good costumes, so the mission allows us to stay inside as a zone.
We also have to be in from 6-9 tonight as well due to Halloween. So all day P-Day!

Anyway, it's been a great week! I'm about to lose wifi so I'm wrapping up. Love you all and have a great week!

Elder Walker

Elder Walker, Andrew, Elder Sandstrom

Monday, October 24, 2016

Week 69 - Elder Sandstrom

Hello, sorry it's been a bit since I've done a group email. Things have been pretty crazy. So, as you probably could tell, it's already transfers again. It's going so fast. We got the transfer roster this morning and we found out the news. Elder McLean is leaving to go to Tremonton. I will be getting Elder Sandstrom, I know him pretty well so I'm excited.

We have seen a lot of miracles in the past few weeks. A girl that we have been visiting for the past transfer finally decided that she was going to get baptized. So they will probably do that around Thanksgiving. We are excited for her, she has already had all of the lessons and could be baptized at any time, but she wants her older brothers to be home from college when she does. On Saturday, right before we went home, we ran into a man from Jamaica who was out for an evening walk. We got to talking and it turns out that he came to Utah 3 months ago and that he didn't know why he was here. He said he wanted to get closer to God and he walked by the LDS church often and had seen the visitors welcome sign and had wanted to come for a while but felt like he needed to have his first time be at a "conference" of some sort and not a regular church meeting. We were happy to inform him that the Utah North Regional Conference was being held on Sunday and invited him to come. He said he would love to, but he had scheduled an important meeting at that time. We were disappointed but he agreed to meet later on in the day, after the conference. So we showed up to conference on Sunday to sit with our other investigators and afterwards, as we were helping pick up chairs, Andrew (the man we met) walked up to us in a super nice suit and totally surprised us. He told us he had felt like he needed to cancel his appointment and come to the conference. Then the Stake President showed up and introduced himself and we ended up teaching the restoration in the High Council Room. He knows it's true and committed to be baptized on the 12th of November. We are super excited!

Anyway, that is just one of many miracles that have happened. I just want you all to know that I have a testimony of the restored gospel and my Savior Jesus Christ. I invite all of you to share your testimony with others often, I promise you will see it work wonders in the lives of those around you. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support!

Love you all!

Elder Walker

Elder McLean

Monday, October 3, 2016

Week 66 - Keeping Busy

Hey Mom :)

Everything is going well, things have been pretty busy, but we've found some people that want to get baptized this month. One is DJ, she is 11. The other is Jarvis, he’s a great guy.

I am in Logan, we cover the Cache Stake, the one with the temple in it, and we are in the Cache Central Zone. It is a good stake, it has a lot of apartments and so it is very transient. We have not had any snow yet, no. I think it might be easier if you just send me some, we haven't had any time to go to the shoe store. The shoes I'm wearing right now are 11's.

That's awesome that Jacob broke 20 min. A new uke? That's awesome :) it'll be fun to see Macey and Him perform. I liked the talks in general Conference that were about missionary work and sharing the gospel, because everyone here in Utah seems to think that the mission field is everywhere but here, and they say it straight to our face too.

I'll have to see if I can get a pic of Elder McLean and I, he's kinda sick right now. I'll totally send you a picture of his awesome pillow though, I'm sure Colin and Jacob would love one of these.

I never really have many exciting things to talk about haha, it kinda gets repetitive, it just missionary work everyday haha. I'm just excited for the people that we are teaching, I'll try and take more pictures this week, it kinda slips my mind.

Anyway, thanks for being an awesome mom, I love you bunches!

Elder Walker