nothing feels better then doing the work of the Lord ! seriously.
coming into a new area always puts me back to the basics of missionary work. i love getting to know more Wisconsinites and feel the strength of the saints here in this part of the Lords vineyard !
ITS AMAZING !
we are working hard in this TRIO that covers 4 units ! its crazy fun. key thing i've always known and am learning even greater is PLANNING ! especially in a trio .. we all 3 have ideas and getting them ALL on the same page is the fun part ! LOVE IT.
lots of highlights and special events this past week !
* UWM = university of wisconsin - milwaukee ! i am OBSESSED WITH UW's ! i continue to have the wonderful experience of working with college campus' ! we toured UWM this week so i could get familiar with my surroundings ! UWM is located close to the LAKEFRONT [lake michigan that is !] it is beautiful !
* BETH SCHWENKER = amazing ! she joined the church 6 months ago and we were able to have dinner with her and 10 other YSA from the milwaukee 3rd ward ! it was so fun. beths testimony is amazing ! she radiates the restored gospel of jesus christ ! also a YSA who is from this part of wisconsin attends BYU and sister black actually knew him in provo .. SPENCER TWILMEYER .. he is really funny and i started asking him about who he knows in provo and he knows all of the PROVO NATION that i know ! so shout out to PROVO NATION .. i miss you but i got some of you here in MILWAUKEE !
* WISCONSIN STATE FAIR = lots of cows, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, etc .. ! we went to the state fair here in milwaukee and it was a lot of fun ! people saw our tags and asked tons of questions ! it was really fun ! also lots of good food !
* we live with the KOZLOSKYS in muskego [which is a suburb town of milwaukee area] and they are amazing ! i took brittney [oldest daughter] senior pictures ! it was really fun ! i love being able to use my degree on my mission ! i love mom and dad kozlosky and britt and becky are like our younger siblings ! its so fun !
* AUGUST 13th 2009 = 1 YEAR AS SISTER WARNER .. full time representative of Jesus Christ. i love wearing my tag that bears my name along side the Saviors .. its an amazing feeling .. i get excited to put it on every morning and remember the sacred call, trust and setting apart that i have. in celebration of my 1 year .. I BURNED PANTYHOSE ! it was great ! also i thought we had ZC that day but it was not true but even BETTER was we got to go to the CHICAGO TEMPLE ! the other 2 sisters had a recent convert go and so we went with ! Lauren Major from the YSA ward went with us too ! it was an amazing day. I LOVE THE TEMPLE. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY !
* ZC .. zone conference = SO GOOD ! it was on 08.14 ! it was with the MILWAUKEE NORTH & SOUTH ZONES. wonderful trainings were presented about the tools we need to continue to use as missionaries .. such as chapel lesson tours, using the book of mormon in everything and much much more ! our transfer scripture is pure gold !
"Oh, my soul, almost as it were, fleeth at the thought. Behold, he did not exercise his justice upon us, but in his great mercy hath brought us over that everlasting gulf of death and misery, even to the salvation of our souls."
"And now behold, my brethren, what natural man is there that knoweth these things? I say unto you, there is none that knoweth these things, save it be the penitent."
"Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance."
* VALERIE RISSE was baptized in the Milwaukee 3rd YSA ward on saturday 08.15 .. it was a beautiful baptism and she could not stop smiling. i was able to talk with her quite a bit last week and she said from the moment she walked into the LDS church building she knew it was true and she said she felt like she was home. that really is the restored gospel of jesus christ !
* MUSKEGO LAKES & MILWAUKEE 3rd YSA = my focus ! i love working with these 2 wards .. we go on exchanges every sunday and it is fun .. i will always go to these 2 wards b.c. i will be permently up here in the M-TOWN !
i love this gospel. i love being in the full time service of my Heavenly Father. i love being a representative of Jesus Christ.
I LOVE YOU.