March 23, 2009

faith = EVERYTHING ! [03.23.09]

each week i realize more and more how ..


just as Jesus Christ instructed his disciples ..

"...If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." [Matthew 17:20]

nothing will be impossible if i have faith in my calling as the Lords Representative. if i do everything in my power to magnify my calling then He will use me as His instrument. if i am prepared to be His servant He will send His prepared children to our paths. i have FAITH in this promise. i will go forward with FAITH and do all i can to be PREPARED !


i got home from emailing last Monday and i had packages galore ! my MARMIE even sent me a BIRTHDAY CAKE ! it was a little beat up when it arrived but it was so FUN ! i felt SO loved by my family and friends ! i've also been getting little packages and cards through out this week and it made me smile ! I LOVE YOU ALL !

that night we had FHE and the Winnebago YSA's threw me a little BIRTHDAY BASH ! we also had an Oreo and chocolate milk eating contest ! [thank you to Shane McDonald for remembering how i love eating contests !] i love all those YSA's .. they are so strong and love the gospel !
on ST. PATRICKS DAY .. i made sure i wore green ! ask anyone .. i HATE being pinched ! haha there was no institute that night so we had a little GREEN O' MANIA party ... we played some volleyball and had GREEN KOOL AIDE and we made "LUCKY CHARMS" for some of our branch members and investigators and put them on their doors and ran away ! it was lots of fun !

we have some SOLID recent converts in our branch ..

some of them i have been able to learn from and be with a lot are ..


SHANE .. taught us about the atonement this week .. i learned new ways for ME to teach that principle and it was really good .. he is an amazing teacher and LOVES the gospel.

SARAH .. has been a member for almost a year and her testimony of the fullness of the gospel is beautiful .. she comes to a lot of teaching appointments with us and her simple statements have profound effects.

PANG KU YANG .. is a Hmong ysa who joined the church in august of last year .. last week she taught us the principle of the gospel blessing families .. most of her family joined the church and she has been able to see their unity build as they build their family on the gospel of Jesus Christ .. she is so strong and her faith in the truthfulness of this gospel increases weekly .. she is an amazing example to me of putting the Lord first !

the APPLETON STAKE BASKETBALL TOURNY was this saturday .. s. johnson and i were able to be the cheerleaders for the WINNEBAGO YSA BRANCH .. who ended up winning the whole tourny .. GO WINNEBAGO ! gotta love those YSA's ! saturday was also a good day b.c. s. johnson and i got our HAIR CUT by the BEST .. GRETA KREHBIEL ! she is who chopped my hair off about 6 months ago and i just got it trimmed so it will grow out better :) but she truly is the BEST .. plus i got to see LILY .. her 3 year old daughter who is my best friend !

BUT ..

saturday was the best because ..


her baptism will take place April 25 .. she has been investigating for over a year and the Lord has helped her get her life in order so she can take upon her the baptismal covenant .. she went out to Utah last week and had an AMAZING time .. she told us she wanted to go to TEMPLE SQUARE every night and that when she was there she said, "i felt the spirit so strong and i just knew everything had to be true!" when we met with her on saturday s. johnson and i were going to commit her to baptism and before we could she told US that she wanted to be baptized ! it was amazing ! she is amazing ! being a missionary is amazing !

then there is our friend GEORGE .. he has been coming to church for quite a while now .. his sister is a member in the GREEN BAY SPANISH BRANCH .. george comes to the ysa branch every so oft but he prefers spanish .. so we are working with GB Spanish and he is progressing better then ever ! it is so cool to hear about and see !

this last week was a good one and this coming week is gonna be a great one !

we have COMBINED FHE tonight with the GREEN BAY YSA .. they are coming down to the APL to have some fun !

this is our last WHOLE week before transfers .. we find out this weekend what happens .. always a fun and stressful time :)

THANK YOU to everyone who takes care of me, supports me, loves me and prays for me. i couldnt do this without any of you !


"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." [Ether 12:4]

i LOVE that scripture ! i LOVE you all !
sister warner

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