Monday, July 28, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - July 28, 2014

1 Samuel 16:7

July 28, 2014

Forr MOM: 
Sister Delaps plant only needs watering once a day and just keep in the sun, either outside or inside it doesn't matter

FOR EVERYONE: Also, just a little side note, there is a slight  possibility that President Passey will allow me to extend my mission for 30 days!!!!!!!!!!! Especially because there are so many sisters going home the transfer before and my transfer and not very many coming in.. But it is still all up in the air. I just wanted to hear all of your opinions on it. I don't really know what is the best thing to do but we will see (: We still have a while!! 


I hope you all had so much fun in mini tucson (:  It definitely wasn't as hot as it is here, and surprisingly it is suppppper humid too. Because of all the monsoons (: They are my favorite part. They are like the utah summer storms but on steroids. I LOVE THEM.

The Lord truly answered my prayer this week by sending some pretty big monsoons. There is nothing better in this world than standing in the rain and just breathing. Especially when you've been outside all day in 110 degree heat, you've got a lot on your plate, you're overwhelmed, exhausted, not feeling the best and you miss your family. To just stand there, with your eyes closed in the dumping rain and just breathe. Nothing is better.
I have been a little discouraged this week because I haven't been feeling very well. But I am trucking on and seeking the comfort from my Father in Heaven. It was hard especially on dad's birthday, I was really missing him and just needing a big hug and to hear him say, I love you pumpkin. But instead, the Lord gave me another way to feel that comfort. And I found it in D&C 88:6-7 I might have shared this with you before but it's because it's awesome.

"He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth; Which truth shineth. This is the  light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made."

How great is that?!?? So now every time I feel the blistering heat on me (which is every second of every day) I can remember that Jesus loves me. Because He is in the sun and He is always watching over me, making sure I am as happy as I can be.  Also I found something pretty darn cool in 2 Nephi 9:39. Down at the bottom where it says, "..spiritually - minded is life eternal" if you take the first letter of those words, it spells out SMILE. How cute right? (: I just liked that alot.

Things have been good other than my little struggles here and there.
We have a few baptisms coming up in the next few weeks (:
Jordyn, Suzette and Zach (: We are super duper excited.
The Lords work continues to move forward.

I got an email this week from Haileys mama and I even got a letter from her (:
And I heard from Caleb which was fun as well. I wrote him last week and he replied!

I wonder if Bishop Veenker will let me drive his mustang for serving a mission. ;) hehehe

Well my time is up.
I love you all so much!!

Be good this week and have fun with Ted and with the Toad Lewis.


Love always, Sister Kellee Walker

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - July 21, 2014

Here Comes the Sun-Do Do Do Do

July 21, 2014

Hey guys!!!

I am sooo excited to talk to you this week (: (: (: 

I feel like there isn't anything better in this world than feeling your families love for each other. You guys are great, thank you for all you do.  Dad, it's almost your birthday yah old fart!! How old will you be? Like 55? Daaaang. I sent my package for your birthday AND fathers day.. hahh ooops. Also Ted is in there because I have another teddy bear who is keeping me good company for the time being. Take good care of my Ted. 

Mom, sounds like you are doing awesome things for the youth in the ward. God truly is saving the best souls for this time isn't He? They are so awesome and so strong in their faith, I love it. Keep up the great work mama! 
Also the Robinson's showed me the picture of you guys when they dropped off Sister Delap's plant. They said you were just cryin. hhaha you cutie. I Love You!!

Keaton, It sure looks like you had fun! It would be nice to hear it from you though.. I miss you. And it hurts my heart that I don't hear from you very much. Especially because I am missing the most important part of your life. I got 3 more letters from Sydney Wisner this week.. she takes time to write me (: Will you try to write me more? Also, there is an elder here in my mission, Elder Taylor who said he wrote you a letter?!! Did you get it? He is awesome, I think you'll like him a lot (: 

Okay so are you ready for this week? (: 

After MLC, we get together with the zone leaders in our area and plan our zone meeting off of the things we learned at MLC so that we can then train our zone on the things president thinks are important. So as a Sister Training Leader, I give training's at these zone meetings and this week I gave my 6th training and it was by far my favorite!! Sister Barnes and I talked about Respect which included respecting our leaders, our companion and our Heavenly Father. It was so sweet, I loved it. And then we also trained on Charity. HOLY COW THE SPIRIT WAS SO STRONG! We talked about how charity is the pure love of Christ and what we can do to receive Charity. Man, I am learning so much, it's amazing!! I just love being a missionary so much. If you can't tell. hahaha

I convinced a 3 year old that I am a wizard but it was so cute because he couldn't say wizard so he called me the "Lizard" but then he was trying to say wizard and it came out "Fizard" so now he calls me Sister Fizard. It's the cutest thing in the world. Church was really hard this Sunday because all through church they talked about families, marriage and children.. I about lost it. hahah my desire to be a mother is still very very very strong and I thought I had done a pretty good job at tucking that desire away but it surfaced again yesterday. I just have to understand that there is a time and a place for everything and one day, I will be a wonderful mother (: But now is obviously not the time. So i'll take it as it is and move on, one day at a time!!

Our investigator Suzette set a baptism date for September 16th which is AMAZING! We are very excited for her. And Jordyn also has a date for September 9th. The work continues to more forward and I am so blessed to be part of this great work. 

We also saw this guy walking his dog and we have been making an effort to talk with everyone so we pulled over and talked to him and it ends up that he is actually a less active member who just moved here and is ready to come back to church. With the move, he thought it would be a good time to make some more changes!! How great is that? I love having the spirit with me always! I want to always make the decisions that will help me keep that spirit with me. 

I love this gospel. 
I love that you were able to go with Lexi luck for me. 
I love that we are an eternal family 
And I love my Savior with my whole heart. 

Have a great week (: 
Happy Birthday week Daddy!!
Be looking for your package! (: 


Love, Sister Fizard (: 

Morning study time - not sure what's in the tupperware.  Hopefully it's something nutritious

Cute little lizard...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - July 14, 2014

My Sore Bum

July 14, 2014

Hey there family!!

We went caving again with our zone this morning and since it has been monsooning, the cave was a little more wet and we were slipping everywhere!! I slipped and fell on my bum and now it is so super sore. hahaha 

I was so super excited to hear that you were able to make it to the Killpacks homecoming!! They are amazing people aren't they? I have learned so much from them and I don't think I will ever be able to repay them for all the love and support they showed to me over the year we served together. 

And yes, you heard right!! Sister Delap finally got her Visa to Brazil (: My wee little baby is off to bigger and better things! Hahha she was so excited. I can't wait for you to meet all the people I served with. Especially Sister Delap. She will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart! 

This week was pretty great!! 

You already heard about Monday and Tuesday from last week's email so i'll start with Wednesday!  

On Wednesday, we were able to go to some service for a recent convert family, the Byerly's. We pulled their weeds and helped them with a lot of yard work. Who knew weeds could grow in such awful heat!! Hahha and we were also able to have our first lesson with our new investigator, Jordyn. She is the absolute cutest thing!! The sister i never had!! (: Hahhaha she is 14 years old and holy cow, a total babe. I really like her a lot!! We set a baptismal date with her for August 9th and she is pumped and ready to go!! We are really excited to spend some time with her. We also had ribs for dinner that night.. so i was a happy girl. 

The rest of the week was a little slower except for MLC. We were able to meet with all the leaders in the mission and receive training from President. It was extra special this MLC because it was President Passey's first MLC!! And he did awesome (: I am really excited to serve with him! He has a lot on his plate right now but he is doing an awesome job!! After all, he's got prayers from all his 300ish missionaries!! We also were able to receive our assignments for the sisters we are over. Ready for this..? We are over 6 companionships!! 13 missionaries since one of them is in a trio! Holy moly.. that means double exchanges!! We go on exchanges with all our sisters to make sure they are doing well and being obedient and to help them with any personal things that are going on and it used to be just once a week since we were only over 4 companionships but now we are over 6!! WOAH! Sister Barnes and I have the most sisters to cover which is totally fine, but it's a lot to handle!! I'm excited for the adventures we will continue to have! 

 I was also able to see Elder Taylor at MLC which was really great! Like I said, I'm excited for you to meet all my missionary buddies. 

I am so grateful for this time I have as a missionary. I know it is limited and i'm trying my hardest to be the best I can for the time I have left. There's still so much I want to accomplish (: 

I hope you all have a great week
& that you learn something new about our Savior. 

Love always,
Sister Kellee Walker

Just Kellee's View - Don't be too jealous

Another caving adventure with the missionaries

Sister Walker and Sister Barnes just finishing up their mud facials 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sister Kellee Walker's Tuscon, Arizona Mission - July 8, 2014

No Time!

July 8, 2014

Hey folks!!
I had like 30 emails this week.. HOLY CRAP
Since when do I have friends? hahahah just kidding.

I have a lot to tell you so i'll just go through all the days and see how that works out. 

President and Sister Passey arrived at the Arizona Tucson Mission
I emailed you guys and we finally washed our car. hahah poor dusty jeep

What an awful day.. ew. 
We were dropped by the 5 Bravens, Barb AND Sophie. Which means they told us they weren't interested in hearing from us anymore.. which really was hard.. especially because they were doing so well. BUT I have complete faith that missionaries in the future will knock on their door and they'll be ready and willing to listen. Just not any time soon. hahah dang it.

Started off rough when we found out our investigator Brie is moving.. but THEN our other investigator  Suzette agreed to a baptismal date, September 2nd but she's thinking of moving it up which is AMAZING! (:  Then we had an awesome miracle when we met a part member family, the Harness's  and the dad who isn't a member agreed to take the lessons!! YAY!

Wow, what a crazy day. Thursday was "The Day" which the whole mission participates in where we all go on exchanges and the STL's are in charge of doing the sister exchanges and the ZLs are in charge of the Elder exchanges and we all exchange with different companions and we go crazy trying to find people! I went with Sister Dente who is from Hawaii (Speaking of Hawaii, I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO HAWAII AFTER I GET HOME! AND BRING MORGAN!!) and she actually just finished her mission today. But we had a blast together and I was able to see a really good friend, Elder Mora who came out with me and we were able to catch up at lunch! It was fun. Plus it was the first monsoon of the year and it was soooo hot that day, like 107 and then the huge clouds came in and it started pouring so we went and played in the rain with an investigator of theirs. It was so fun. And soooo needed!! It has been so dry and bleh. But now it's Hot AND humid. hahaha And thrusday was the day I was dared by all the elders to kiss the frog. hahaha we named him ROLF. What a cutie.

FRIDAY: Happy 4th of july!! We had a ward party that morning and a bunch of our investigators came!! Then we went to lunch with our zone at olive garden which was a blast!! And then right after that we went to meet President and Sister Passey at a multi zone conference.  I LOVE THEM SO MUCH :) He quoted Nacho Libre with me and won my heart. We also had an awesome training on "Living in the Manner of Happiness" Which I loved & soaked in. If I had more time, I'd tell you about it, but we'll have to go over that later dude. hhaha Then we had a bbq at a members house and had a curfew of 8:00 so we didn't get to watch the fireworks, but it still was really fun!

SATURDAY: One of the sisters we are over accidentally got Hand, Foot and Mouth disease which turned into Mursa.. and under presidents direction, we ended up running them to urgent care and picking up antibiotics for her and cleaning their apartment. and now they are BOTH under house arrest basically for a WHOLE week. Imagine being a missionary, stuck in your apartment with a companion you don't really like.. They are going to kill each other. hahaha but I sacrificed my coloring books and crayons to her so they can be not so board. 

SUNDAY: Church finally came!! And we finally got ward missionaries! We've been living without them for the past 2 transfers and that makes missionary work quite difficult. But we've managed to do Okay BUT we finally got some ward missionaries and their daughter Jordyn isn't a member and asked us to give her the discussions!! Sister Barnes also accidentally ran over a huge jack rabbit.. and there was fur stuck to the front of our car. hahahaha sick. We also had transfer calls and good news!! SISTER BARNES AND I ARE STAYING TOGETHER!! (:

MONDAY: We call the monday before transfers, Miracle Monday because there are so many miracles the day before you leave your companion. And it's true!! We found 3 people who were completely interested in hearing our message and allowing us to come back!! Jen, Jill and Lisa!!

This week has been a hard one but if you noticed, at the beginning of the week, we lost a hold handful of our investigators but then by the end of the week, we found just the same amount, but they are actually interested. Sister Barnes and I have been praying specifically for the Lord to lead us to those who are READY for the gospel, not just for people to teach and this week has been proof that the Lord answers prayer. He took away those who weren't ready yet & gave us those elect who are ready for the truthfulness of our message. 

I love being a missionary. I love fast Sundays and for the chance I have to share my testimony and to feel my Saviors love for me. 

Please give your love the the Wrights. And to Kylee as well. And the Fietkaus. 
And Presdient Killpack (: I can't really think of anyone in particular that I would like you to find on sunday except for my trainer, Sister Brittany Dredge and Maybe Justin Bowhus. I don't know if that's how you spell his name and if he'll be there but he is awesome!! 

I love you so much. 
Be good this week!!

Love always,
Sister Kellee Walker

Kellee kissed a frog - EWWWW