Monday, October 28, 2013

October 14, 2013 - OH MY GOODNESS I"M SO EXHAUSTED:)

Thanks to the Awesome Elder's.  This is the Ice Cream the Elder's bought Sister Kellee Jo and Sister Vassar after their very Stressful day.  Ice Cream and a Priesthood Blessing! 
What a GREAT Combo!

Sister Kellee Jo Walker and Sister Vassar
(Notice the sunlight on the only roses in the Pic)  
I think their Heavenly Father is with them always -  like a 'Ray of Sunshine' on the Roses!!!

Being a missionary is a lot of hard work. You just feel exhausted all the time, even if you get a full 8 hours of sleep. Thankfully my head aches went away! I think I was just so stressed with all the drama that went down.  But things have calmed down, which I am very grateful for. 

We totally went to the zoo today with a bunch of the ladies in the ward and their kids and it was soooooo much fun!! Our zoo back at home is better though! But really it was so fun to spend time with them. 

Keaton guess what? I just have to tell you this real quick cause I think it's hilarious. So the kid I'm sitting next to at the library is totally watching minecraft videos and he is singing along to the dynamite song just like you used to. hahahahhaa oh my gosh also, what are you going to be for Halloween? And you want me to send you another pressed flower? All the flowers are kinda gone since it's fall time but I will try my hardest to find some cool flowers to press. (:
Okay so this email is going to be scattered most likely but that's okay.
General Conference was great wasn't it? I took a lot of really good notes. I felt like this was the ONE time I was actually really stoked about watching conference and then BAM it was over too fast. But it was soooo good. I'm excited to read over the talks again in the Ensign!

Mom, I read a talk this morning called Mothers and Daughters by M Russell Ballard and I want you to look it up sometime and read it. It made me think of you and the great example that you are to me each and every day, even though I'm not there with you. 

Yes, I got the GPS and I got Marci's workout DVD and thank heavens. It couldn't have come at a better time. Because I've been so stressed, all the Elders pitched in and bought us like 4 freaking tubs of icecream and made a CD for us called 'Icecream and Bubble Baths' And I have defiantly taken after my Papa when it comes to desserts. I have been chow'in down. So hopefully this will help me get fit again. hahaha!  I'm going to be needing my stripped jacket I sent home when I was in the MTC. It is getting COLD here. It's 50 degrees in the mornings and then it warms up to around 70 during the day and then back down to 50. And yes, I freeze so I'll be needing my jacket. hahaha It's weird because the cold just randomly HIT. It wasn't a gradual cool down, it was a sudden freeze. But yeah just send me them when you get a chance (: Thank yeeee

Funny story that has to do with a baptism that some Elders had on Friday. So it was for this sweet lady who was probably around 40. And I guess the water heater was broken or something because when she stepped into the font, she squealed a little bit but bucked it up and walked over to the Elder baptizing her. So by this point she was all tense and frozen and as the Elder is dunking her in the water, she lets out a scream because the water was sooooooo cold! So we all could hear her scream from under the water up until she got out and we helped her get a towel and warm up a bit. hahahaha it's funny because something has gone wrong every time that companionship has a baptism. That's Satan for ya. Goodness.

I have trying to find time to write you guys letters but it's hard. I start one and then get distracted with other things or we get too busy so I have probably 3 started. I promise I will get around to writing you more. As long as you promise to write me more ;) Hehe

Sister Vassar and I totally taught Mutual Thursday night which was really fun. I miss Young Woman's a lot. That's when we started to become really active in the church and actually stay to all 3 hours. I have gained a really strong testimony of church attendance! And, oh man, has my testimony grown on church callings.  The Ward Mission Leader represents the missionaries in the ward, so if the ward members see him backing off of his calling, then they think we are slacking and they don't trust us. Slacking in your calling truly effects the whole ward family and I have come to LOVE LOVE LOVE Bishops. Especially Bishop Veenker. Tell him I just LOVE him. He does so much for the ward family and cares about each and every one of us. He has so much to do all the time but just trusts in Heavenly Father that everything will work out.

Okay so I have just a few more minutes and I just wanted to tell you that I truly do love you guys so so so much. I wish I would have shown my love to you more when I was at home because I can only express my love through emails and letters and prayers but I sometimes wish I could just hug you guys and tell you, "I love you." But until I can do that, Just remember that I really do love you all so much and I am so grateful for all that you've done for me. For all you've sacrificed for me. I just love you all so much. SO SO SO MUCH.

Love always, 
Sister Kellee Jo Walker

Joe, Keaton and I were talking about how Kellee and him did this trick.  They would do it when Joe and I had just come home, and would look and look for Keaton!  I just came upon this photo today!!  I can't believe how much they have grown and changed.  I wish it was still 2006 and they were still this small.  It would be nice to do it all over again, and this time, take the TIME to enjoy them more!  I love them both!

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 7, 2013 - STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS !!!

Emory's 1st Birthday!

Sister Kellee Jo LOVES the little Children that her Heavenly Father 
has trusted her to be with while in Tucson!

Can you talk about stress? This whole week has been so so so so stressful. The beginning of the week was difficult because my migraines came back and it was so hard for me to even be outside. But we pushed through and it was real hard to be effective so we called Sister Killpack and we talked about receiving a priesthood blessing. So Friday rolls around and the District Leader gave me a blessing of healing and comfort which was very much needed. But then not even a half hour later things got 10 times more stressful....(Kellee talked about an event that was very sad:(  It was a growing experience that she and her Companion and the Elders for the Campbell Ward, braved very well.  I am so very proud of her service!).... So all day during Friday, we were dealing with that and my stress levels were much too high. So we went and got some chocolate ice cream and went to bed a little earlier. But my testimony on the priesthood has increased so very much. I am so thankful for those who are worthy to hold that sacred power. I know without a doubt that if I hadn't have received that blessing earlier Friday morning, I wouldn't have been able to handle that trial Friday night. The Elders here are so amazing and I am so blessed to be serving with them. They have been a HUGE support during this time and they even pitched together in buying me a tub of bluebell ice cream. -Yes the famous BLUE BELL ice cream. Tell Jason they have his Texas ice cream in Tucson! Yeah!  I also am very grateful for my companion. She has been tough during this trial and has been a very big comfort to me. She is 23 years old so she is like an older sister to me and how grateful I am for the experience and wisdom that she has. She gives me a lot of good advice and knows exactly what to say to brighten my mood. I love her so very much and am really enjoying spending this time with her. That's so awesome that you got to meet some of her Temple Square Sisters. She LOVES her mission at Temple Square so much. And she agrees with me when I say Tucson is Crazy. I'm pretty sure you would be freaking out if you saw some of the stuff here. 
Okay, so a few things: Yes I did get Keatons poem and I DIED of laughter. Especially when you talked about all the stuff that really did happen. I really feel like I'm in Timbuktu. And yes, I did get the GPS and am very grateful for it. I know how to get around downtown, but when we get up into the fancy foothills, I get so turned around. So thank you so much for sending me that. We named it "Rocie" but it said "Rice" in an Australian accent because one of the Elders here is from Australia. How crazy right? You asked about the Elder from Alpine, Elder Deere. His parents are actually serving a mission in Spain so after his mission was over, he went straight to Spain. So he won't be home for another few months. 
Summers baby is soooo darn CUTE! I can't wait to hold the little guy. He'll probably be pretty big by the time I get home but that's okay.  And I promise I am working on sending letters home. I just need to find time to sit down and write a letter. Dad, you should try to stay awake and write me a letter, I know it's hard but being a missionary is harder. hahah (: That's so awesome about Sammy!! I have been praying so much about that. Tell him I am so very proud and that his Heavenly Father is even more proud. Also, could you send me Hailey's and Kylee's address? Okay sorry that was really jumbled. but that's okay, I know you'll still love me. (:
So as of this week, we are teaching 9 people. A few of them are progressing, the others are still working on finding out what is true. I'll write more about who they are in my letter home. There are so many people here who are ready for the gospel. And I think during conference, the Apostles did a pretty good job of drilling into the members heads concerning member missionary work. I hope you guys are doing all you can to share the gospel with those around you. Even those who already have the gospel in their life. Be an example to them. Serve them and show them the Saviors love. Sister Vassar and I studied Ether 12 this morning and you guys should study it for FHE tomorrow night. And underline in you scriptures how many times is says FAITH. I love my scriptures so very much and am so grateful that we are able to have them to study from. What a beautiful blessing. 
Man, this email was so scattered. I'm sorry. But now you kind of understand how my brain is thinking right now. haha thank heavens for awesome Elders who will buy you ice cream. This work is hard. So unimaginably hard. But worth it. Worth the tears, sorrow, stress, pain and heart ache. Just because you get to see these people understand God's love for them. Jesus Christ can't be here to teach these people so He sent me. How amazing and blessed I feel. I love this Gospel and my Savior. I am coming to know more about him each and every day. Continue to be amazing and Endure through the trials God gives us. 
I love you to pieces. 

Love always, 
Sister Kellee jo Walker

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September 30, 2013 - October is Pumpkin Time for our "Pumpkin Sister Missionary"

(Joe has always called Kellee his "Pumpkin Girl")

Holy crap, time is flyinggg & it's rather scary how fast it's going. Is it going just as fast for you folks?
I am learning a lot this transfer thanks to Sister Vassar. She has been teaching me A LOT. Especially about our Savior, Jesus Christ. She is soooooo very knowledgeable and she has been teaching me all about Christ and the many wonderful things He did when He lived here on earth. My testimony and relationship with Him is growing stronger each and every day that I'm out here and that right there is a HUGE blessing in my life.
We had Zone Training last Wednesday and President gave us a challenge to read the New Testimate by Christmas time! It has been incredible reading all about our Savior. I can't believe I didn't know all of this stuff. There are so many miracles Christ did while he was here and there were so many people who rejected him. How could you reject Him?! Especially when you SAW the miracle. It truly just blows me away how close minded people can be. But then you think about us in our day and age and how we haven't seen those miracles and we haven't seen Christ himself yet we believe. We KNOW these things which we read are true but we haven't seen; we don't have proof. How is that? How do we know the sun will come up in the morning? We need to have trust. Trust in God. Trust the Holy Ghost. Trust in the one person who have every wonderful attribute. We trust and we are blessed. I think that is just incredible. Especially because as a missionary, we are asking people everyday to trust and many of them can't. But then you find the few who are willing to give up all they have to know God. They trust in us, therefore they are trusting in God. We watch them change into the person God has intended for them to become and that right there is something I will never give up. I know I'm not a very good teacher but I was reading in the Ensign and I came across a talk by Kim B Clark and part of it really stuck out to me. It said, "When we act in faith in Jesus to do His work, He goes with us to serve others and blesses us to say just what they need to hear. What we actually say and actually do may feel a little awkward or not very published, but the Savior takes our words and our actions and He carries them through His spirit unto the hearts of the people." That brought me a lot of comfort because compared to Sister Vassar I don't know a lot about this gospel. But the things I say come from my heart and I mean every word I say. And I pray that something I say will touch someone and help them feel a small portion of the Saviors love for them. President Killpack told me yesterday as I met with him that "Jesus Christ physically cannot be here to teach these wonderful people, but you can. You have been set apart to do so. Christ is talking through you to those people who are willing to listen, so open your mouth, let Christ talk through you to bring them the happiness they are searching for." Man, I just love President. He always knows just what to say to help me out.
It's still really weird hearing that Brendan is home. At one point I had plans for when he would be home. I had many wonderful things I wanted to show him, movies I wanted to watch with him, places I wanted to go with him and stories I wanted to share with him. And I've sacrificed those plans for the people here. I've put them on hold, put my family, everything in God's hands. And it's hard sometimes. Especially when people don't listen. Because they don't know what I go through every day for them. But I'm willing to do that because I love my Heavenly Father and he wants his Children to love him just as much as I love him. I have to trust that everything will work out. I know they will, I just need to keep reminding myself.
Keaton, How is Lacross going? Send me pictures and more letters gosh dang it. You told me you would write me and you've only done that 3 times.. :( You may think that your life isn't that exciting, but lets be real.. anything with a stamp and my name in a mailbox is exciting to me. Tell me about everything. Things you used to tell me when we would sit on my bed and just talk. I sure miss that. Or when we would knock on each others wall in the middle of the night just to annoy each other!! HAHA or when we would wrestle and I would always win ;) So write me more letters or type them and print them then send them to me. I miss my little brother too muchhhhhhh

Dad, Holy Cow. Thank you so much for loving me the way you do. I am very overwhelmed with how much love you show to me. I couldn't be more lucky to have you as my papa. I know with every ounce of my heart that God placed me in this family for a reason and I am extremely blessed for that. I am so happy that we were able to be sealed together as a family so that we can be together for all eternity. What a wonderful gift our Father has given us. Because of your love to me, I now know exactly what to look for in a husband. I want someone who is just like you. Someone who shows unconditional love to their kids. Even when they make stupid mistakes :) Someone who is selfless and works so hard to support his family so that we can have the things we need and can provide vacations and fun things to do as a family. I want someone who will love me just as much as you do. Thank you daddy for all you have done for me. I can never repay you for all the kindness and love you show to me. I sure do love my leaping gazelle <3

Mom, This week I have learned a lot about service. We have found some kind of service each day and I just wanted to thank you for showing and teaching me how to serve. You have always been the type of person to give all you can when people are in need. And I have always looked up to you because of that. You have taught me how to clean a home, you have taught me how to plant flowers, you have taught me how to cook and most importantly, you have taught me how to love those I serve. I am so sorry that I didn't help you around the house more than I did. I have repented and have changed so be expecting a spotless home when I get through cleaning it ;) Thank you mommy for showing how to give of myself when people need an extra boost.  Thank you for teaching me how to serve. 

Teeko, I LOVE YOU!!!
I am just full of a lot of gratitude and love for my family. Keep being the amazing people you are and remember my love for you continues to grow and it will for all eternity. 
God said himself that he created this universe for us. 
Love you more than all the prickly cacti that are here in Tucson!!

Love always, 
Your Sweet Daughter of God, Kellee Jo (Pumpkin !!!) Yes, it's Pumpkin Month :)

September, 23, 2013 - D. O. G. ??????

We Miss this Cutie SOOOOO  Much!!
She always sends us beautiful SUN shots!!!

Okay so I am sitting at the library at this computer and it's a "Magic Screen Magnification Computer" So it's literally HUUUUUGE. And the Key Board is giant as well. So It's hard to type on such big keys, bear with me. Hahaha

Funny story. 
We met this guy named Cole at an apartment complex called Rhillito Village and he wasn't interested AT ALL so we went on our way to the next area but then he calls out to us, "Wait Sisters!!" So we turn around to talk to him and he says, " I prayed for a dog last night and then you guys showed up; That's not just a coincidence." Sister Vassar just looks at me like what the heck? So I ask him if we can come back sometime and teach him more and he said yes. We haven't been able to get a hold of him yet but man, we were so so so confused. But then Sister Vassar and I were talking about it and we thought, Maybe by DOG he meant Daughter Of God..? HAHAHA Man the things missionaries find funny. We laugh about it a lot.

This is going to BLOW your mind. Our mission, The Tucson Arizona Mission has officially hit full capacity. We have over 390 missionaries. Not including the Couple Missionaries! That is totally crazy the Kylie Oyler got her mission call. You better tell her to get used to no make up, cause it truly just sweats off here and I'm sure it will in the Philippians as well. Tell her I am VERY proud of her decision to serve and let her know she is more than welcome to send me an email if she has questions or write me. I would like that!  Gosh, she is so cute.

Okay guys, so I want to tell you a crazy amazing story. 
We have been working with a man by the name of Glenn. I may have told you about him before but he is a 3 time investigator (Taken the lessons 3 other times) and he is the craziest man I have ever met. He has looooooong grey hair and one tooth and glasses that magnify his eyes. He wears overalls and says DUDE alot and smokes pretty much everything. But that besides the point. So we were teaching him about the plan of salvation and we were using a Mormon message to explain the basics and then we were going to go over the rest in detail. Well, we were watching the video and right before it talked about the Saviors Atonement It FROZE. The DVD player wouldn't turn off, none of the buttons worked.. it was just frozen. Glenn says, "Man, Satan must not want me to watch this." And by this point, the spirit was gone but we decided to just push on and continue on with what we planned for. So we kept going and holy cow.. the spirit came back and it was soooo strong. We testified all through the lesson and Glenn asks us, "Dude? What am I feeling right now?" We testified of the holy ghost and how he teaches and testifies of truth. We committed him to be baptized on Oct 26th!! What a miracle.
 I think it's good to always know that everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.

I truly do love this work. As hard as it may be, I just love it so much. 
"Be the very best and act the very best you can. God will give you strength beyond your own as you strive daily to fulfill the most sacred mortal responsibility He gives to his children. Listen to the voice of the spirit and the counsel of the living prophets. Be of Good Cheer. God did not place you on earth to fail, and your efforts as parents will not be counted as failure unless you give up." - Elder Ballard
That quote is focused on parents, but I think we can apply it to everyone. As long as we are doing the very best we can, God will give us the strength to push on. What a beautiful blessing. I am very blessed to be serving and I wouldn't ask to be anywhere else but here in this moment. Thank you for pushing me to serve and for being the examples you are to me. 
I sure do love you all so very much. And I feel of your love and prayers every moment and every day.

Love always,
Your Sweet Daughter Of God, Kellee Jo

September 17, 2013 - No Transfer, But A New Companion!!!

Sister Vassar, from the Temple Mission

                                                            Hey there folks!!

Things over here are HOT. Literally. It was getting really nice, like in the lower 90's but now it's shot back up to 115. Man it drains ya. But it's all good :) What's the weather back at home like? Any more crazy tornado's? Guess whaaaat? Our mission has hit full capacity, which means we aren't going to get any more missionaries!! Only a few from the ones that leave each transfer. Isn't that insane? Each ward has a set of sisters and elders and some wards have 2 sets of each. That truly goes to show that the Lord is hastening his work. And it's amazing because these people are sooo ready to hear the gospel. They have been prepared in one way or another, which just blows me away.
It makes me very happy to know that Brendan takes the time to come see you guys. And that picture you sent me of all my letters to him and the story you told me about him asking to pray, just melted my heart!!  I'm Especially  proud that he honors his priesthood. That right there will win any girl over. I know that if I needed to, I could ask him for a blessing and I KNOW he would be worthy to provide me with the comfort I need.  Treat him good okay? And give him lots of hugs from me! (:
Sooo transfers were today and guess what? I'm still here in the good old Campbell ward with Sista Vassar from the SLC Temple Mission! HOLLA!  
Although I had many trials in the last months, all I needed to do was turn to my Savior. Because He truly went though so much. He was made fun of, spit upon and tortured for who He was and He did all of that for me. He knows exactly what i'm going through and I just need to follow His example and turn the other cheek just as He did. Even though many people disliked Him, He didn't talk bad about them or be mean back.. He simply served them. And that's exactly what I did. My testimony of service has been strengthened because of that trial and it's weird to be thankful for a trial, but I truly am. I have grown and learned how to cope with situations like that and I have my Savior to thank.

Elizabeth was baptized on Saturday and it was amaaaaaaazing. I don't know how else to explain it. When we first met her, she was miserable and wanted nothing to do with us. She would find every way to avoid us and the one day we were able to meet with her, we asked her to just pray to her Father in Heaven and ask Him if this was something He wanted her to continue to do. She texted us that night and told us to come see her as soon as we could the next morning. When we walked in her home, the spirit was sooo strong and she told us she had prayed and God had told her how much He loved her and she KNEW this is what she was supposed to do. We went through a lot to get her to where she is now, but look where she is now! She has found God in her life and has never been so happy. We are working with her husband Nick and slowly but surly, he will come around. The people here are so prepared and I love love love being here. As much as I wanted to give up and come home to see everyone I love, I just can't!! These people need me and I'm thankful God has trusted me to work with these wonderful people.
Dad, we have a slight problem. The GPS went with the other Sister on the transfer, and so we are left lost and confused since our area is GINORMOUS. Is there any way I can buy one? Or will you send me one or something? I am trying to use the darn map but our area is so crammed and huge that I keep getting lost and wasting miles. I won't buy one until next week when I read your email and you can give me instruction. (: I'm so glad you're so smart.

Mom, Sister Vassar is a crazy good cook and we made cowboy caviar and noodle salad and it reminded me sooooo much of my mommy!! We also made oreo truffles which made me miss home, but I'm so glad that these small little things remind me so much of you guys. I feel like i'm forgetting to tell you something but I don't remember what it is.... AH WELL.
Keaton, I'm soooo jealous that you get to hang out with Brendan!! And that you got to go to Reno and the Air Races with the oldies. That sounds like so much fun. Have mom take lots of pictures of your lax game okay? Love you so much buddy. Please write me some letters

I hope Teeko is doing well and that you haven't sold him yet! Give him a good bath before winter comes so that he can be semi clean during the winter season. I sure do love you guys. And I pray for you every single day! Hugs and kisses to all of you. 

Big hug, Big kiss, Big hug, Little kiss, Little hug. 

Love always and foreva,
Sister Kellee jo Walker
PS: One of the ward members called me by my first name and it sounded super wierd. I'm not used to being called kellee. HAHAH Sister Walker for LIFE


September 9, 2013 - Super Tramp, Take the Long Way Home!

 At the Gila Valley Temple

September 9, 2013

Okay guys.
I have sooo much to tell you and only a short time to do that, so bare with me since this might be scattered and crazy out of control like that storm you guys had. Hehe

1.We went to Five Guys burgers the other day for dinner and Dad, guess what was playing on the radio? Take The Long Way Home by Super Tramp. I about DIED. I remember blasting that song together in the car when I was little. It brought back lots of fun memories!
2. You're going to laugh so hard when you hear this.. NOT. I got freaking bed bugs..... Just my luck right? Hahahhaa I went to climb into bed and I saw these little black bugs just crawlin around. And realized they were BED BUGS. So I hurried and threw everything in the washer on HOT HOT HOT water and killed those little suckers. Then I slept on the floor since I didn't want to sleep on the mattress. I've washed all my clothes and Sister Peterson (The housing Missionaries) came and brought me these plastic mattress covers that are supposed to suffocate any bugs and get rid of them. So I'm in the process of killing stupid bugs. How lame lame lame is that? I can laugh about it now, but at the time I was TICKED. Mostly because I was feeling really picked on. But it really isn't that big of a deal anymore.
3. Our whole zone got to go to the Gila Valley Temple on Tuesday!! It took 2 1/2 hours to drive there and I got car sick, but man oh man. It was very much needed. And did you guys know they have a new VIDEO? Holy cow, it is amazing!!!!!! I don't know if they have the new video in Utah but they have it here and it is so awesome. If they have it, you guys should definitely go. We got to take a lot of pictures as a Zone and I realized how blessed you guys are back at home to have a temple so close. Take advantage of that and pleeeeease go as often as you can. Get Keaton to go as well. Make it a goal once a week for family  night perhaps? How blessed we are to have a little piece of heaven here on earth. They are building the temple here on Ina and Sunrise. Somewhere around there!! Try looking it up and see where abouts it will be!
4. I'm in another Tripanionship! We got a Sister Missionary from the SLC Temple Square Mission for 3 months. She starts her mission in Temple Square, then leaves on her outbound to a state for 3 months then finishes her mission in Temple Square. So when she is back in Utah, Go visit her!! (: Her name is Sister Vassar from South Dakota.

 6. The Bishop asked me and my companions if we would sing in sacrament meeting...... so we convinced the Elders to sing with us and we sang I need thee every hour. And it got me thinking about how we truly need him every single hour. Being out here, we literally pray every hour and even more. We cannot do this by ourselves and that is why we pray. We need his direction and his guidance and support. How are your guys' prayers going?
7. Mahylee was baptized on Saturday and received the Holy Ghost yesterday. Their family was very much prepared for that experience and it was incredible. The spirit was soooooooo strong and I'm very grateful that I had the opportunity to teach them. Their next goal is the temple so we are working with them on that goal.
8. Mom, I ate Navajo Tacos the other night for dinner and it was so delicious. I can't believe you've never made them for us. I mean COME ON, you're Navajo for crying out loud :P Heheh but of course, the taco flew off my plate and into my lap... hahah clumsy me.

10. BRENDAN IS HOMEEEE!! Holy cow. My mind is blown. I truly never thought that day would come!! I imagined that day and now I'm not even there to see it! Hahha but it's okay, I know there is plenty of time to be together in the future. Tell him thank you for being so great to Keaton. That truly means the world to me.

Well folks, That's about all I got for ya.
Things here are looking up, and I've found that as I strive to be more Christlike, things are much more successful.  I am very grateful to be here serving. I know this is where i'm supposed to be and I know my Heavenly Father is helping me succeed. He doesn't want me to fail so he will help me as much as he can :)

Love you all so very much. And i'm very thankful to call you my family.
Love always, Sister Kellee Walker
PS: Keaton, JAMES BAAAAAAXTA. (Adventure Time) Hahahah


September 3, 2013

Also, Brendan is homeeeee!! <3
Holy cow, it blows my mind. I never thought this day would come, and now I'm not even there to see him! Please please please give him a hug for me!! Invite him over a lot and invite him to do things with you guys and tell him how proud I am of all his amazing accomplishments. I truly am so blessed to have him in my life and to have had his support through basically everything. I know I can always count on him. How blessed I feel  :) :) :)
Okay, so this week has been CRAZY. I have never ever ever been more exhausted in my life. It's weird, because I love it! We have a baptism this Saturday for an 11 year old girl named Mahylee. Isn't that a beautiful name. It's like Kylee but Mahylee. I think I want to name one of my girls Mahylee. She is Navajo Indian and absolutely beautiful. I am so lucky to have met her and have been able to teach her and spend time with her!! We also had a ward party this weekend which was so fun! Bro. Hall roasted a freaking pig in a pit of coals and then served it.. my gosh it was so gross. It was just laying there! I couldn't even eat it. But guess what Dad!?!?? I ate PIE! 2 different kinds! I had a butterfinger pie and a tripple berry pie. The berry one was a little too mushy for me but it was pretty good. BE PROUD. :) Also, Keaton! I am so excited for you to be playing Lacrosse! How cool is that? I'm not going to lie, I was surprised when you said you were actually doing a sport. Hahah but I'm really excited for you! You'll have to teach me how to play! So does that mean you aren't doing ballroom anymore? 

We went on exchanges today so i'm actually in a different area. And when I say different, I mean DIFFERENT. We are more out in the desert. Like literally in the freaking desert. We get to drive a beast truck which I LOVE and at night, holy cow. The stars are incredible. I think the only reason I would live here would be for the sky. Between the sunsets and the stars, it is one beautiful place. My companion for the day is Sister Gibby and she is from Tooele and guess what? She knew Seth!! It was crazy to just sit and talk about how crazy he was. hahah So this morning at 6:30 we went and did service at a horse hospital and it was soooo gross. All we did was scoop up their stinky poo. Who knew horses pee could smell so awful. You know how I am with smells.... I had to try my hardest not to throw up!!!! But it was fun to be around all the horses! It made me think of RANDY. How is he doing? 
Alrighty, I told you in a few of my other emails about "The Last Days" and I say that because it's so true. We are in the last days and Christ will be here before we know it. Going outside of my sheltered grove, I have seen how wicked people are and how much corruption there is. And it truly scares me!! We know that there will not be another Apostasy since we are in the Latter Days (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and we read all about the signs of when Christ will come. I am so grateful of the knowledge we have of this gospel. And I am so grateful for the opportunity we have to repent and become spotless so that when He does come, we will be ready. Mom, you said it frightens you that we are in the last days, but honestly if you are doing all you can to be the best, there is nothing to worry about! Christ will judge us according to our works and I know without a doubt that we are fine. We will be an eternal family and that is a BEAUTIFUL blessing. Continue to read your scriptures, pray as a family and alone and be excited for church. Dad, PLEASE listen to the scriptures on your way to work and home. I cannot stress how important that is! I know it may sound dumb to you, but it would mean the world to not only me, but to our Father in Heaven. He has given us the scriptures as a tool to grow closer to him and we are taking them for granted! We don't take worldly things with us when we go to heaven. We won't have the music we have now, we won't have the cars or the boats, we won't have Television. We take our knowledge of the gospel and our family. That's all that God knows we need to be successful. And Keaton, PLEASE be excited to go to church!! A lot of the time, we meet many Less Actives who don't understand why it is so important to go to church. Why can't we just worship him at the cabin? Why can't we talk to God in our homes? We can! But there is one important thing you CANNOT do at home. And that is partaking of the sacrament. The sacrament is something that becomes routine. Do you know why we take the sacrament each week? Ask Mom and and Dad and maybe even Bishop and then write me an email with your answer :) I am so grateful for the knowledge I am gaining from being out here. My testimony is stronger than ever and I owe a lot of it to you guys. For pushing me to serve, for supporting me and for being such great examples to me! I couldn't have asked for a better family. I love you all so very much and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Remember my love for you and please remember your Saviors love for you as well.