Monday, January 27, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - January 27, 2014

What a Wonderful Week

January 27, 2014

Sharon & Donella's baptism was fantastic. One of the best ones that I have been to thus far on my mission. They were a tough case to crack, but in God's timing, they came around & received the answers they have been searching for & were able to make sacred covenants with God. The ward has done amazing at friend-shipping them & including them in activities. I just love this ward sooooo much. Especially Bishop Beeston. He is an amazing man & reminds me so much of Bishop Veenker. I really look up to their dedication & the sacrifices they make to support the ward.

My companion is amazing. She is from Atlanta, Georgia and we might be related some how because she said that her great grandpa or something used to be a Walker but changed his last name after a family dispute. So who knows!! But she is awesome. We get to geek out together about Adventure Time and other cartoons like Avatar the Last Airbender and the stars and space. It's awesome. She was in the MTC for 6 weeks because she is actually going to Brazil, she is just waiting for her Visa. But I am so so so lucky to be training her. Who knew training could be so fun!! I am learning a lot about myself and a lot about my strengths as a teacher. I just love it & I love the feeling of working hard together to accomplish God's work. It's wonderful.

There is a quote I loooooved. It says,

"If we spend our days waiting for fabulous roses, we could miss the beauty and wonder of the tiny forget-me-nots that are all around us. This is not to say that we should abandon hope or tamper our goals. NEVER stop striving for the best that is in you.  NEVER stop hoping for all of the righteous desires of your heart. But don't close your eyes and hearts to the simple and elegant beauties of each days ordinary moments that make up a rich, well-lived life." President Uchtdorf

This week has just been a really good one. I have realized a lot about God's will for myself and as I've acted upon His will, we have truly seen the blessings. We have 3 baptismal dates set for February 22 which is soooo amazing and we have been able to reactivate 3 people which is just as important as baptisms.

Life is good & I am happy.

Since my time is up, Remind me to tell you my 12:15 story. HAHAHA

Love you guys & have so much fun at the cabin!!


 Pretty sure this picture was added just for Kellee's daddy 

It's all about starting the day with a good healthy breakfast! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tucson, Arizona Mission - January 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alma 38:5

"If you are tempted to give up: Stay yet a little longer."

Dieter F Uchtdorf

Hey there my beautiful wonderful family. Oh how I just adore you all so much. How grateful I am for your kind words of support & for your prayers. I felt them each and every moment of the day. Like you guessed, these past few weeks have been hard. That's all I can say about it. And I knew a mission would be hard, but never would I have imagined having such strong desires that I had never had before. It's been a challange for me to balance all of my wants and desires and dreams. But with the help of a loving President, I think I'm getting the hang of it & finally getting back into the swing of things! But seriously, thank you for all your love. What would I do without you all?

During studies the other day, I wanted to focus on understanding my purpose. So I focused on our mission theme which is Choose To Become. Choose means to decide and Become means to grow to be. And I was thinking about all the things I could become, so I made a list.
Things I can become:
Happy. Proud. Patient. Diligent. Obedient. Christlike. Kind. An Instrument to the Lord. A better daughter. A peacemaker. Prepared. Sensitive to promptings. A nurturer. Righteous. Faithful. Virtuous. Modest. An example. Honest. Respectful. Encouraging. Comforting. Thoughtful. Understanding. Loyal. A covenant Keeper. Responsible. Supportive. Humble. Worthy. Forgiving. A strong foundation. Loving. Kellee Jo Walker

There are so many things I can become but I can't become these things on my own. I NEED God's help & I can get His help as I turn to Him. I've learned a lot about humility and how to recognize gratefully my dependence on the Lord. And to know that I have a constant need for his support. My talents and abilities are gifts from God. And I've also learned a lot about the Grace of God. We can receive His Divine help and strength through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ether 12:27)

I've also learned the the only way to REAL and LASTING happiness is to simply live the gospel; to keep the commandments, pray for strength, repent of sins, and to give meaningful service. And most importantly, I've learned how to face adversity with faith. And we accomplish that through TRUST. I have to trust God that when I give everything to him, all of my heart, then he will bless me.  God knows me perfectly and he wants me to be happy. All he asks is for me to submit cheerfully with patience to ALL his will. 

"Give me all. I want YOU. All of you. I don't want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather, I want the whole tree out. Hand it all over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams. Turn them all over to me, give yourself to me and I will make you a new self in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will shall become your will. My heart shall become your heart." CS Lewis.

That was kind of a lot of things. But I'm going to be honest with you. I have learned more in these last 2 weeks, than I have my last 7 months here. I have learned how to rely on my Savior. And that Is soooooo important. I'm still learning, and I'm still growing. I'm not perfect & I still have desires that may not be the desires God has for me right now. So ultimately, I'm trusting Him and things will work out in His time, In His way.

Also, As you may have guessed, I didn't get transfered. BUT.. ......

President asked me to TRAIN!!
My new companions name is Sister Delap from Atlanta Georgia and she is actually a Visa waiter to go to Brazil.. But that doesn't make a difference to me. She is here for a reason and I love her to pieces. She is Asian & I think they are the cutest things ever! (: Also, she watched Avatar the Last Airbender & Adventure Time so I can geek out with her.) I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be training a brand new missionary and that God is trusting me to teach one of His precious daughters. 

Things are looking up, and I'm finding my happy place within this gospel. There are obviously things I still need to do here, or President wouldn't have asked me to train... I'm so excitedddddddddddd

Love you all.
Especially you Keaton (:
Thank you for your email. & Hopefully you like my little gift I bought you.
Love you love you love you.

Until next week!! God be with you

Sister Kellee Walker's Tucson, Arizona Mission - January 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sister Cook & I 

Sharon & Donella's Baptism (:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tucson, Arizona Mission - January 7, 2014

Pictures of Sister Walker - January 7, 2014

Hi, I don't have much time but wanted to get this email to you. Here are a few pictures from our floor cleaning morning. They were at my house Dec 14, 2013. I am so happy we were able to get my grout cleaned on my tile floor a few days before my son returned from his Mission. With Sister Cook and my boys Aaron and Logan. 

I know I have more....need to find what file I put them in. Have a wonderful day. 

Sister Kluver

 Auntie Lisa Says "You Rock Cinderella"  You can clean mine when you get home :-)

Happy Helpers all the way around!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tucson, Arizona Mission - January 6, 2014

Happy New Year Fam Bam!

Monday, January 6, 2014

You are going to DIE MOM. Sister Cook & I got the freaking flu. We got it on Saturday.
How ubserd is that?!??? And we took Saturday off and just rested and then called Sister Killpack on Sunday because we weren't feeling all that better & you wanna know what she told us? She said it sounds just like a head cold.   But it's okay, we took Sunday evening off but shhhhhh don't tell Sister Killpack.

Our church time changed too! But guess what? It starts at 2:00 in the afternoon. How crazy! Fasting was so very hard & we were both sick so we decided to eat something & fast next Sunday.
This week has just been really hard for me. There has been a lot of trials come up and it has been really hard emotionally. Besides being sick, 

We get to go to the temple on Wednesday and then go listen to Elder Holland speak on Saturday!
I love you guys & I don't want to let you down.

On the bright side, Sharon & Donella are still getting baptized on January 18th (: It is going to be a beautiful service. We have someone coming to do a surprise musical number and she is going to play the harp. I'm really excited. And guess what? Bishop Beeston asked me to give the closing prayer and I wasn't even scared. Huzzah

Also, If Jason isn't dating anyone, I give him permission to date my Companion when she gets home. She is turning 23 the end of this month and I think they would be a perfect fit. (: Hahaha

I love you so much.


Happy New Year from Sister Walker

Knock and it shall be opened unto you. 

 Sick Sisters

Sick Sisters