The Impact of a Missionary

This week was a little more eventful than last.

We had another zone meeting. At the end Elder Pennington and Elder
Peterson gave their departing testimonies. So much of our zone is so
young it was weird to see people go home.

On Saturday we went to Elder Pennington’s last trip to Waldo’s Tacos.
It is a taco truck in our area. All of the employees are people from
the ward who just work there in the evenings. They have tons of
different food and let the missionaries eat for free. (I think we are
going to go again tonight.)

There was a farewell for a young man in the ward. On Monday he
reported straight to his mission. No MTC. After church we went around
saying goodbye to some of the families with whom Elder Pennington had
developed good relationships. It is amazing how much of an impact a
missionary can have on peoples’ lives. Elder Pennington really touched
a lot of people. Monday afternoon a member came and picked him up to
take him to the mission home. I stayed with Elder Salinas and Elder
Clough, the other Elders in the ward, for the rest of the day.

This morning we got the transfer news. Because 2 Spanish Elders were
coming into the mission and 4 were leaving, my area was closed down and
there will only be one companionship in the ward. Instead of
transferring me out of the ward I will stay and be Elder Clough’s
companion. Elder Salinas is going to my first ward in Monte Vista. He
was also the one that was there before me. He is excited.

A few times this week we have gone caroling to different members
houses with our 4 ukuleles. It has been really fun. The biggest
struggle has been finding the words to different songs in Spanish. I added a
picture of the couch in our new house.

I’m looking forward to having more work in the bigger area. Thanks for
all the emails a letters.

Love you all.

Elder Walker

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