Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exchange adventures on campus

On Monday, February 23, 2015 3:11 PM, Katherine Walter <> wrote:

Hi Everyone, 

I can't believe how absolutely exhausted I am. I thought I was tired when I finished grad school. Or when I would babysit my Missouri nieces :) lol. But this is something different. On all levels, all day long I am engaged physically, emotionally and spiritually and today I am just so tired. But it really is worth it and I am grateful for it. Because I look at where this past week took me and we worked so hard. 

I had a fun adventure on exchanges this past week. I went to the YSA ward and was on campus all day. That was an adventure doing campus contacting. But with these students we were able to lead into the Gospel with talking about their classes and leading it into faith or families or some topic the my companion and I were prompted to talk about. That was really cool. Never thought I would talk about chemistry, physics or existential philosophy so freely on my mission! :) This day we were able to teach someone from Mozambique, China and a Muslim sister who wants to learn more about American religions. 

Back in my area we were able to meet more with our investigator who is coming up on his baptism. He even had his interview yesterday! That was cool and he was excited. During his lesson last night we talked about his interview and some of the lessons he has learned over the past few months and he kept coming back to when he does what God asks he feels better and more happy. He also said at one point God is so great. It is such a small thing but when you think about what has brought him to this day and time, God is SO great! All of us sitting in that room has had lives that were orchestrated by the Creator to take us to that place and time. We are meant to be learning from each other. 

Also in my Book of Mormon challenge I am in Alma and I really love some of the things I have been learning about the power of following the Lord's pattern and commandments. Alma was really powerful in his ministry on his own. But when he got the 'call' to find Amulek and return to the city, their spiritual power grew! They were able to follow the Lord and even be blessed with the Spirit to be with them unto discerning the thoughts of Zeezrom. How truly powerful of a blessing is it to be faithfully obedient? Like no other really! 

I hope you all have a great week! Be faithfully obedient. :) 

Sister Walter 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday week

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:07 PM

Hi Everyone! 

I hope you are having a beautiful Tuesday! It has been a wonderful day here so far. We have had a few lessons and squeezed in some time to get some birthday lunch in with some of the Elders I am serving with. 

But the good things. I don't know where to start. It has just been a really good week. There have been some really hard days and there have been some really good days and moments. But in the midst of that there has always been something to be grateful for. I love it so much. When there is something to be grateful for I find that none of the days are bad. They may be harder but I make it through because the Lord is with me. I am grateful for His power and strength. 

We have a baptism coming up on the 7 of March and Bro S is just amazing. He is one that I know I am here to help finish his teaching. I am grateful for the chance to get to learn with him. 

I love you all and hope you have a great week! 

Sister Walter

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week one in Tucson

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tucson, Campbell Ward, here I come!

February 3, 2015

I am heading to Tuscon my friends. I can't believe I am leaving Sierra Vista after such a long time here-6 months. I feel like I am leaving home. I have grown to love the people here so much they have become like my family. But as hard as it is to leave them, I know it isn't goodbye. I am amazed at how much I have grown since being here with these people. We have helped each other in such profound ways, and I can't wait to see them again. My heart is so full of love for them. That is what the Plan is for. ...and modern technology. :) 
I know I am heading to Tuscon for other wise purposes that the Lord has for me. I can't wait to find out. This will be a great adventure! Sorry this is so short but we have to get running to the transfer site so I don't get left behind. 
I love you all I will let you know more next week about the leetle big city. 
Sister Walter