Monday, April 20, 2015


Hey family!

Well this week went really well! I am glad to be here in la florida still with my zone, I am so grateful that I am going to be able to finish my mission here.

Well this week we tried getting the members a little more involved in the missionary work. There are a few members that will leave with us to go to appointments, but many dont. So my companion and I decided that we were going to do our best to take the investigators to the members house at least once a day, that way we can teach the lesson with members. So we managed to do it ALMOST everyday and we definitley saw some better results and we were able to help the members get to know the investigators. On Tuesday we took a guy named Ruben to the house of Francisco and Victoria. Francisco is always willing to leave with us in the afternoon, but this was the first time we took someone to their house to teach. It was so neat to watch Victoria share her testimony about the restored gospel. She simply said "Before I met the missionaries I always went to a different church, but in my life I didnt have peace. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel, and knowing that their is a living profet brings peace to my life".

I am doing my best to enjoy everytime I got as a missionary, I know that these weeks will go by fast, but I am ready to make the most of all the time I got!

On Friday we did splits and I went with Elder Rodriguez in order to do some baptismal interviews for a family that will be baptized this Saturday. One of my favorite parts as a missionary is being able to interview people for their baptism, and being present when they share their thoughts and testimonies with me.

Yesterday during sacrament meeting sister Cande and her kids sang a special number and it was so neat to watch her participate in church as a member now, rather than an investigator.

Aurora is still progressing towards baptism and she went yesterday again. She is so sweet and willing to learn and truly recognizes when the spirit is present in the lessons and in the church services. She may be baptized this Saturday, the only thing that might get in the way is her health, so pray for her please!

Some other excited news is that on Tuesday was the Change Meeting and Elder Stuart is the new financial secretary! Like father, like son.

Well love you all and hope you have a great week!
Elder nathan russell walton

ps. I didnt really take any pics this week, but I know mom you like when i send pics, so i took some just barely... one with elder lindquist and another one showing what we do all pday. we ball.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I Don't Know About You, but I'm Feeling 22 -Taylor Swift

Well... about half way during sacrament yesterday I realized that it was the 12th which means that I hit 22 months yesterday in the mission.... I am getting too old!

So this week went really well. On Tuesday we had a Zone counsel... so my comp and I talked with the zone about reaching our potential. We used Alma 48 : 17 and how if we were to be more like Moroni and have the faith that he had, nothing would be able to stop us.

On Wednesday I did divisions with Elder Anderson from the DR. He was in the CCM with me and it was so fun to be able to work with him. I learned so much from him that day, he truly has developed charity for everyone... I am still working on that one. I will attach a pic of us.

On Friday I was able to do divisions with Elder Kunde for the last time in the mission. It is sad to see him go... but we are going to have a lot of fun when we be roomin at BYU. We had a good day and ended the day celebrating with some Mountain Dew and reppin our new snapbacks!

On Saturday sister Candelaria was baptized. The service was so neat because A TON of members showed up to support her and her family because she has been an investigator for so long. It was such a blessing I dont really know how to explain the feelings and the spirit you could feel during the baptism. The bishop was the one who did the ordinance and I definitely will not forget that day ever! She truly has endured to the end, and she will keep enduring. They are going to give her a calling already because she has basically been a "member" for so long.

Francisco yesterday blessed the sacrament for the first time and it a cool experience. It was also fast and testimony meeting and he shared his testimony for the first time... he truly is converted to the gospel as well as his wife Victoria... they are such a great family and I am going to miss them so much when I leave!

Well last night they told us the changes for the zone... I am staying here for my last 6 weeks! Not many are leaving the zone which is nice, I will be able to work with the same missionaries for my last couple days here!

The Lord is truly hastening HIs work, and it has been such an amazing experience. Thank you for all your prayers and emails, I love you all lots!

Elder nathan russell walton