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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 74 - Much Thanks Given!

Greetings, family and friends!

I'll start off by saying I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, I don't know about you but I was quite round after we left our 3rd full dinner (I may have had some trouble squeezing in the car) and we ended up trying to walk/roll it off by doing a blitz with a bunch of other missionaries in one of the apartment complexes in the area.

 Now, for the thing I'm most excited about! I really hope you all have heard of the new Christmas initiative #LIGHTtheWORLD that the church has put out for 2016. It is awesome and we are trying to get everyone in our Stake excited about it. If you haven't heard about it, you should look into it on mormon.org it'll explain everything.

We have seen a lot of miracles in the zone this week despite the mass amount of people that left for Thanksgiving. One of those happened in our area. Last night we went to knock on the door of a referral and we accidentally knocked the wrong door. A woman answered and got super excited. She said: "Elders! I'm so glad you knocked! Ever since we moved we've been struggling to get out to church and recently we've decided that we want to get back into it. Also, my daughter needs the discussions because she just turned nine yesterday and she hasn't been baptized so I really need you to baptize her..." so, yeah...that happened.

Hmm, what else... well, it is snowing today! The first snow storm of the year! We were totally going to hike today but I guess we are meant to do something else.

Andrew got the priesthood yesterday! We are going to take him to do Baptisms for the dead sometime this week. He has been working hard on his family history and he is super excited.

During one of our ward's sacrament meetings, all of the speakers that were assigned went AWOL and so bishop called us up from the audience to be the speakers. We managed to do it and it worked out fine so that is another miracle! That really helped with member trust, so it was a great opportunity. So I really have a testimony that as long as we are doing our best, the Lord won't leave us standing on our own, he is there for us always.

Anyway, love you all! Thanks for your support and prayers! Have a great week :)

Elder Walker

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 73 - Happy 20th Birthday Elder Walker!

Hi Mom!

Yeah, it was a good birthday, I haven't made my cake yet, no time. Maybe once we are actually able to get back at 9:00 haha :) And yes, the birthday gifts were perfect, Elder Sandstrom and I eat a lot of Subway, so if you're ever at a loss just keep those gift cards coming :)

So it's final that Lauren isn't coming back for winter break huh, how do you feel about that? I also heard she's been going on lots of dates and I keep seeing the same guy in all of the group photos she sends me, so I'm starting to feel protective :p

Our companionship is going really well. We're going to make a lip sync in onesies of the Once There Was a Snowman A capella song.

I'm excited for Jacob, I took some time to write him today, so hopefully he gets to write me back, I miss that kid. It's crazy that Dylan is getting married!

Hi Ainsley! I miss you too! That's so exciting that you are reading now :) What is your favorite book? 

Love you!!

Elder Walker

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 72 - Baptisms

Hi everyone!

So this week turned out to be awesome :) Andrew and Duvlain got baptized! Both Baptisms were well attended and the wards are super excited about all the work that is going on. Andrew is awesome, he's so committed, we are still working on getting a good amount of names for him to take to the temple. Duvlain was awesome, he is super smart and he shared a lot of insights for an 9yr-old during his baptism talks.

Guess who moved into our Stake recently. Sister Humble, one of my recent converts! We were so happy to bump into each other, she is great :) She is still active and reads the Book of Mormon every day. She really wants to go to the temple when she hits her year mark in March, so we are going to be working with her.

We are seeing a lot of miracles and we have a lot of dates stacking up in the month of December, so it looks like it will be a really white Christmas!

Yesterday they had a Fireside to recruit more senior couples, and they had us sing, I hope it turned out alright. I'm super excited to see if we get some more senior couples, we sure need them.

Anyway, those are most of the big things that I can think of that happened this week, other than the fact that they turned in our car and we finally get a new one today. I hope all of you have a great week, love you!

Elder Walker



Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 71 - Loving the Work


So DJ got baptized this week! It turned out great, she had a ton of family there and a good amount from the Ward showed up as well :) The Ward has really welcomed her in and the women have taken her under their wing. We are super happy for her!

Devlyn was pushed back a week, so that more of the family could come, so I'll tell you about his baptism next week. He is a great kid and he is learning a lot :) The Ward is super excited that the family is coming back to church and so far things are going well.

Andrew is also scheduled to be baptized this week! We took him to do more family history and we had to leave early, but he stayed for hours apparently. He loves doing family history work! We are meeting with him tonight, and earlier we got a text from him asking if it was okay to bring a friend of his along. We told him that was okay and that we would love to sit down with him as well. We are super excited about the progress he is making.

Last night we found two new investigators, Holly and Kalyn, but we will be handing them off to the YSA missionaries. They are awesome though and super willing to learn.

We also helped move in a family with a daughter who has been taking the missionary discussions in her previous home and she wants to be baptized, so we will be meeting with them on Thursday and will hopefully be able to set a date for her to do so.

We also had a similar situation with a  non member family of three that has also been meeting with missionaries, and they want to be baptized as well. They are moving in this weekend. So, lots of  miracles, it's been a great week :)

Today we hiked up a mountain to a cave and did our studies up there, it was awesome. It was just Elder Sandstrom and I. We had a great view of the Canyon and as I was looking at the mountains I decided to study Alma 30, where Alma contends with Korihor. He talks about how the whole earth and all the creations on it denote that there is a supreme creator. I love the chapter because it helps me remember that the earth proves there is a God, not the opposite.

Anyway, gotta get back to it, but thank you all so much for your support and prayers, love you!

Elder Walker