April 13, 2009

defining moments .. [04.013.09]

8 months ago was a HUGE defining moment in my life. 8 months ago i had a lot of "lasts" from the world but A LOT of "firsts" on this incredible journey of being the Lord's full time servant.

i continue to be humbled and stretched on this journey .. i continue to learn more and more each day .. not just for myself but how to help others find this everlasting happiness.

the journey and defining moments is different for each one of us but we are taught :

"For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have." [2 Nephi 28:30]

this journey is line upon line, precept upon precept [i just want you to know i am singing SATURDAYS WARRIOR for my marmie right now ! hehe ] and we will continue to learn dependant on our perspective, humility, obedience and diligence .. i am learning each day how important those attributes are to our happiness and receiving more wisdom that our Heavenly Father wants us to have.

this week has been filled with learning moments !

*UWO Hmong Week ! we got to see XAI LOR .. her sisters are members of the church but she is not BUT she is helping with the LDSSA @ UWO ! she taught people how to make Hmong Spring Rolls .. SO GOOD !

* ZONE CONFERENCE @ wisconsin rapids was amazing ! i heart zc. it is so uplifting and the trainings are always what we need. it was Sister Barrett who talked about defining moments ! i love her SO much ! she is amazing .. her and President Barrett are the best people !

*GOOD FRIDAY = DEEP CLEAN DAY ! my sister v.j. and i cleaned our little room and bathroom SO good ! i love deep cleaning day .. i love clean ! haha

*meeting with MICHAEL UPCHURCH to give him ALL the UWO LDSSA info .. he is going to turn it in THIS WEEK ! the Lord is blessing us and that campus ! we just got a new stake institute teacher for the Appleton Stake .. Brother Hales and he is SO excited about trying to get institute on UWO Campus !

*friday night VOLLEYBALL with the YSA .. PANG KOU is so good at volleyball .. its def a Hmong fav ! we had such a good turnout of YSA ! i love ysa and volleyball !

*face painting little Easter bunny kids for service ! the elders "let" us give them bunny faces ! haha !
*STAKE CONFERENCE ! saturday eve was SO good .. our SARAH YANEZ who is the best branch missionary came and SAM BRUMMOND .. who use to be in the Winnebago branch is visiting and she just brings an amazing spirit ! love them !

*EASTER ! thank you to my amazing marmie who sent me and my girl sister v.j. Easter baskets ! we LOVE you ! i love Easter not just b.c. of candy but b.c. of THE SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and his RESURRECTION ! i love in the book of mormon where Christ comes to the americas after He is resurrected .. the ATONEMENT and the RESURRECTION are the 2 most important principles in the gospel and for our lives ..

"Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him."

"And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them."

"And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying:"

"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world."

"And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the dwill of the Father in all things from the beginning."

"And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words the whole multitude fell to the earth; for they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should show himself unto them after his ascension into heaven."

"And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto them saying:"

"Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world."

"And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come." [3 Nephi 11:7-15]

i am so grateful for the atonement .. i cannot express in words what a wonderful sacrifice it was and that the savior specifically knows me .. the Resurrection is beautiful and i am so grateful that we can overcome death b.c. of the Savior Jesus Christ.

*another EASTER HIGHLIGHT was SUNDAY STAKE CONFERENCE .. it was the MIDWEST REGIONAL STAKE CONFERENCE .. it was broad casted to all the buildings in the Midwest and we had the privilege of hearing from DALLIN H. OAKS and PRESIDENT THOMAS S. MONSON .. we also heard from elder snow and sister lifferth ! it was amazing and beautiful !

i love being a missionary. i love learning each and everyday. i love the people i continue to meet. I LOVE WISCONSIN !

sister warner

1 comment:

  1. you honestly are perfect.
    i appreciate your email love so much.
    thanks for inspiring us all to keep learning.
    love you bebe.