Monday, March 25, 2013

Birthday Pics March 24, 2013

K's baptism was great!! She loves the Gospel so much and now she wants to help us teach. It is so cool to see how the Gospel changes their lives!
Thank you for the birthday presents but I havent gotten them yet....... haha its ok I will prob get them sometime this week but i made that cake you sent me and I decorated the apartement.
The members here were really cool with my Birthday like the people I went to for dinner made a birthday chair and gave me some presents. It was kinda weird but all I could think about the whole day was about my past birthdays and how much I have grown and I don't feel 19 I cant believe I'm 19. It's weird but guess what!? I only have one more birthday on my mission. I really miss and love you so much mom like crazy!!!!! But yeah I guess I wont get the presents until sometime this week. It is so crazy I've almost been gone for 3 months.
This week we biked for 60 miles like no joke we did the math and I'm exhausted. A (another investigator) he got interviewed by Prez and he is ready to get baptized this Saturday! crazy right! He is a 16 year kid who is from Africa I'm so excited for him and cant wait for him!!!! I've been working with him for the past 2 months weird to think I've been out that long huh?
oh yea the pics are me and elder walls getting couchs to out apartment and it barely fitting in the elevator and then taking a break after we got it out
Love you so much Momda!!
Trying to get a couch in our apartment.

Resting from trying to get a couch in our apartment

Happy Birthday to me!!

May all my wishes come true

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Letter March 4, 2013

Dear Mom,
The mom gorrila in Tarzan doesn't die!......... But I really love that letter it really helped me out. I had a cold this week and me and Elder Walls were doing companion ship inventory and he says I'm doing really good. Well he asked me what would be holding me back to concentrate on my mission, and I said prob my family I always think about them and its hard because we always talk about families being together forever and yet we don't see ours. He said that I'm doing awesome so far and that if i just keep pushing on that I will get over it. Well i doubted him and then we went to go get mail and there was your letter. I read all of it and I prayed right away because  l knew it was the answer to my prayers gosh its so crazy how Heavenly Father works.

Well Momda I figured out that it takes about 4 or 5 days for my mail to get to you and 7 days for the mail to get to me. The post office here is pretty bad haha I see mail man out like at 5 or 6. I complain about it all the time to Elder Walls who is doing awesome by the way his stomach is doing great
K (our investigator) is doing awesome! she is so golden its incredible. Her baptism is the 16 of March.  Her little 10 year old sister is coming to church with her every other Sunday so idk what is going to happen just pray for her.

Some people  think that a mission is going to be the easiest thing ever.... you just go to the mtc and then your in the baptismal font and then your home. Or at least that is what I thought. It really isn't like that at all. I mean people look at you different, they treat you different they talk to you different and then you are going around trying to find someone to teach all the time. It isn't the most smooth sailing thing in the world prob the hardest emotional, spritiaul, mental thing I have ever done in my life and I don't have any one to rely on but the Lord and my companion  but you know what makes it worth it? It is the feeling you get when you are changing someones life for the better. 

When you are touching their spirit and you know it and you love them and see that they are really your brother or sister. I would do anything for Kels, Brit, Seth, Court, Lilly and Ethan, You and Aaron and for a split second you see them like they are your brother and sister. Its amazing. you really are a representative of the lord when you are out here, the differences are that he was perfect, We have to repent daily, and we get to go home after the 2 years. He died for us that is amazing. Heavenly Father sacrificed his own son for us and Jesus was perfect and we aren't  its so crazy that he loves us that much.

Gosh I love you so much and I think about you all every single second I swear. 
So here is a bummer story so transfer calls were today, and what happens is every 6 weeks we have the chance to move or to switch companions or anything can happen. Well me and Elder Walls are still in Apple Valley but we are losing the car............ bummer right. oh well I'm getting kinda fat and need to lose calories. It snowed here today though like 6 inchs or something so i hope it melts by Wednesday.

Sacrifice brings the blessings of heaven.
Gosh i cant believe its been two months this week. and to answer your question Elder Walls puts it best when he says the days seem like weeks but the weeks seem like days. I look back and think wow I cant believe its been two months. It's so crazy to think Tyler has been out for 6 months! I love that pic of him burning his tie, I can't wait to do that.  I miss you all so much.  Tell the boys I think about what they taught me everyday, Inama, Kunz, Price, Murdock, Ken, Noble, they know who they are, .

I love you and pray for you everyday

Love, Elder Tanner Walker