June 15, 2009

and if .. [06.15.09]

2 Nephi 2 :13
"And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away."

Lehi explains to us OUR existence .. how and why we are here on the earth and where we are going. everything builds upon that we are here .. we can look outside and see all the creations around us .. if we are here and there are creations around us there must be a God. there must be opposition in all things to create a choice. Lehi tells us further that correct choices .. following Gods commandments will bring us eternal life. i know that is my goal. that is the goal we teach others about. how to gain eternal life. this principle was the theme of my week !

i love LOVE love working with the YSA. their testimonies are SO solid and if they arent yet they are doing all they can to build that unshakeable foundation. they KNOW this is real. they see and feel the difference it has and is making in their life. its beautiful.

* FHE this past week was AMAZING ! so many YSA came .. about 30 .. there were 2 investigators and the lesson was given by ALEX PINGEL ! we sisters actually pawned it off to him .. he taught us how we can spread the word of the gospel by technology and he challenged all the YSA to use facebook, texting, and email to teach others about the gospel ! alex is so rock solid !

* tuesday was amazing b.c. institute in osh kosh is SO good ! the amount of time these YSA spend in driving to be with each other and to be uplifted spiritually is wonderful ! the other good part was the ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP SISTERS CAME ! this is why ..
my baby girl SISTER BLACK & I were invited to attend a MISSION LEADERSHIP TRAINING on wednesday 06.10.09 ! we did sister exchanges and it was so fun ! i got to spend the WHOLE DAY with my SISTER BLACK ! they slept over at our house .. sister black and i got NO sleep b.c. we LOVE to TALK ! and then we had to get up at 4:30am to get ready and drive an hour south to Fond Du Lac for the training at 8am !

* MISSION LEADERSHIP TRAINING was AMAZING ! brother bothell and brother mills from the missionary committee in SLC came out to train us .. along with President Barrett of course ! it was fun to be at this kind of training b.c. we got first hand advice on how to be better Representatives of the Lord and Savior ! it was amazing. i am so grateful President Barrett invited sister black and i to attend !

* my girl sister johnson worked our area of appleton with sister bishop and her mtc comp sister roth ! they had lots of fun and they are all amazing missionaries !

* BRITTNIE ! she is the coolest ! we taught her this week about 2 nephi 2 and the plan of salvation .. she has a hard time understanding scriptures so we taught her to pray before hand and we will take it one verse at a time .. as we started reading we would explain to her and then she started explaining to US what it meant. we told her we were sent here specifically for her and as she understood more and more about her purpose as a child of God tears formed in her eyes and she said, "this is beautiful." she is amazing !

* DAN FRANZ = a great. he is best friends with Jeremiah James and he entered the waters of baptism on June 13, 2009 [my 10month mark as a missionary :)] he sang at his own baptism and it was BEAUTIFUL ! sister j and i have been able to teach dan some and he is solid. he loves this gospel and him and jeremiah are so good in helping each other on this journey !

* JEREMIAH JAMES will enter the waters of baptism JUNE 20, 2009 ! this saturday ! i am SO excited. he is amazing. meeting him 4 months ago at UWGB and seeing who he is now is amazing ! he has found everything he was searching for. i am grateful i have been able to help him recognize the truth of all things !

* TODAY = June 15th = ZONE PDAY ! we are having a big BBQ and BASEBALL game in FOND DU LAC put on by one of the members down there ! its gonna be so fun ! some of our YSA are coming and that makes everything SO FUN !

i love this gospel. it strengthens me each and everyday. it heals our souls. it makes us know and understand our purpose. it brings us everlasting happiness !

i love you.
sister warner

1 comment:

  1. bebe. i love you.
    you are missionary of the year.
    love:tu' mama.