Thursday, May 28, 2009

Walker Update

Dear Friends and Family,

Sorry for not sending an update for a few days.

We are currently on Mobilization Team. Our group of 35 split when we arrived in Newark, NJ. Our group of 20 arrived in Orlando, FL at 10:30 am on Friday the 22nd. On Saturday, after a whirlwind of doing laundry and repacking:) we headed to Fort Lauderdale where we spoke at First Church of the Open Bible Sunday morning. We then shared at Central Assembly in children's church that Sunday night. Monday was an outreach at the beach in Vero where we handed out waters and some tracts. Tuesday, we helped prep a church for repainting after it was smoke damaged by a wildfire. Wednesday was a fun youth service at King's Baptist in Vero.
What a blessing it was to see some of you in Vero. Thanks to the Littleton Family for housing and feeding us. Thanks to the Marine Family for the fun cook-out.
We are now traveling to New Orleans where we will do some street evangelism and service projects along with sharing at some churches. Then on to Coleman, Alabama for some more sharing and service projects.
Please pray for traveling mercy's and for the health of the team. We have had a couple girls who have been a bit ill since coming home.

We graduate from the Discipleship Training School on June 5th in Orlando. If any of you are interested in coming to graduation please do! Give us a call for more information. (772-360-8231)

Our family will be sharing at Life for Youth Camp in junior chapel the weeks of June 7th and June 14th. We will then start our secondary school on June 22nd. This school is the next step which is mandatory for joining staff with YWAM Orlando. Please be on the lookout for our next newsletter that we will be sending out the first part of June for more information on our future plans.

We would love to visit with you while in Vero so please give us a call. Debbie's phone was lost or stolen while arriving in India so the majority of phone numbers were stored there. We would appreciate an email with your phone numbers if you would.

We are excited to share our experiences in India with you when we have an opportunity.

Blessings all~
the Walker Family

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hello all~

God is moving in India and we have the privilege to see it!!

Friday, the Coffee House that is run by the base here showed the Passion of the Christ. For 3 days we passed out flyer's and invited students from the university area. After the movie, Natalie (on our team) and Ned were sitting with 5 university students and explaining the movie and answering questions. I sat to pray for them and soon all three of us were sharing. We shared for over an hour and answered many questions. As they started to leave and we felt very strongly to ask if any of them wanted to accept Jesus at that time. Three of them said yes, we want to accept Jesus as our Saviour. One young man looked at us and said so enthusiastically, "I BELIEVE!" There is no greater pleasure than to have the privilege of leading one to Christ.

We are all well. Children are well and we are looking forward to the last bit of ministry.

Please pray for unity these last 2 weeks for our team. We have worked so well but of course the enemy wants to attack.

Also, please pray for Ned. He slipped down a flight of stairs and is in pretty bad pain from his right side and back and his right elbow!

Happy Mother's Day to each of you that are Moms!!

Blessings to each of you.

the Walkers

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Monday, May 4, 2009


Hello From India!!

The biggest news item right now is that Jesse won gold internationally!!!

The Base here has a TaeKwonDo (TKD) ministry that Jesse has been able to participate in since coming. This has been really good for him as there are not really children in the area that he can just go and play with. He has done amazing with going along with Ned and/or I and participating with us in ministry. So TKD has been a great outlet for "pent-up" energy. He was invited to participate in the District Competition on Sunday. His attitude about competing was: "not all kids get to fight in another country". He did really well and won the gold medal. It was so funny because at the first match the attention all turned to the mat he was sparring on and you could hear the words "international match" going thru the crowd. It was the same for the final round. It was so neat for the club here as they really use this as a ministry to give the glory to Jesus. All the kids knew Jesse's name by the end of the day and would call his name and wave. Jesse would just wave and was pretty clueless about all the attention which just made it even sweeter. The club here has two participants going on to the state competition and then can try for Nationals.

Hannah has been mistaken again for a 15 or 16 year old because she has gotten so tall. She is so funny about this. It just cracks her up because she does not see herself as older at all!

Sammi is enjoying the campus ministry that we are doing now. She loves talking to new people and just praying for them.

We as a family will visit a cell group that a Brother has at his home on Friday night. We are very excited about this and he is too.

Saturday morning we got up early and visiting Monkey Park. We saw peacocks and a big snake along with lots of monkeys.

The temperature has now gotten up to 117!!! It stormed this evening but it is not good to be out in it although some played in it. Their eyes were burning also when they were done. Then it hailed!! Now it is hot and muggy!! JAYMASEEKI!! (Praise the Lord:)

We are doing well and enjoying seeing God work through us and our team. We have met a lot of Christian Indians who were saved due to missionaries years ago coming to their villages and tribes. It is neat to encourage them. We have seen a lot of salvations also!

Blessings and love to you all!

the Walker Family

Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!