September 28, 2009

my rock ! [09.14.09]

last night we were talking about this principle :

3 Nephi 14:24-27
"Therefore, whoso heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock—"
"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock."
"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand—"
"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it." [also found in Matthew 7:24-27]

i was pondering last night about WHO is that solid foundation and WHY do we need it .. my thoughts turned to my purpose here on earth. if i didnt believe in the Savior and Heavenly Father as my foundation then i wouldnt have a purpose. this morning i turned to my scriptures and where i was reading i found the exact thoughts of my heart ..

2 Nephi 11:7
"For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time."

if i did not have that foundation i would not be here. i would not have a purpose in life. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO KNOW THAT MY PURPOSE IS TO GO FORTH FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST SO I CAN RETURN TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER. that is why i exsist and why i go day to day .. the restored gospel gives me the faith, hope and tools to go to any battle i may come across with in this life. it gives me the strength to keep going. it makes my foundation ROCK SOLID !

this week was non then short of amazing ! and i've got some crazy news !

on friday 09.11 i called President Barrett about advice on Sami and the family situation .. he gave great advice and i told him we would go put it into action and then he said this, "Thats why we pay you the big bucks Sister Warner and because we pay you the big bucks we are gonna have you train another missionary !"

i was quite for a second and said OK ! ANOTHER DAUGTHER ! i am excited ! i get to meet her on friday ! another crazy part of this whole thing is when we got transfer calls on saturday night they said SISTER EARL IS LEAVING ! crazy. i thought i would just be in a trio with both my girls [sister earl is still one of my girls even though she is off to an island sometime !] and that when s. earls visa came she would just go ! it logically doesnt make sense but b.c. Papa Barr listens to the spirit so closley he does what the Lord wants .. so s. earl is going to a diff part of the WMM and i will stay here in MILWAUKEE WITH MY NEW DAUGHTER ! exciting !

other then that craziness the week has been good .. this is why :

we had a ORGANIZATION FAIR @ UWM [university of wisconsin - milwaukee] I LOVE WORKING WITH COLLEGE CAMPUS' ! ari [a lds student] is the LDSSA Pres and got it all set up ! we were at the booth talking to all the students and getting them to join LDSSA ! it was really fun and we got a good response from the students !

KIRSTEN HELLE is a YW in the Muskego Lakes ward and she is SO GREAT ! we started teaching her friend SANDRA this week and it was so good. sandra is orthodox and serbian .. she is amazing ! we are seeing her again tomorrow !

we were working hard with SAMI this week but the Lord is having us wait right now .. her baptism was pulling the family apart .. we are about bringing families into the gospel, not about tearing them up over the gospel. samis dad decided to hear out bro. ducharme [our WML] and it went really well. now that we are waiting i can feel that the effects of the gospel will help the WHOLE family instead of just one. we are still working witht the menters and it is good.

another long stretch of being at church yesterday ! we were there from 12p-8p ! it is amazing. working with 2 wards is really good ! i love both so much ! this area truly is amazing. i am still always amazed by the wisconsin saints.

life is good. sister earl and i bonded this week and now she is leaving ! it always seems like that happens. but i do KNOW that president is an inspired man and she will do amazing whereve she may go ! [she started praying for her visa b.c. she just wants to leave to madagascar from this area but she just might have 2 areas in the WMM !]

thank you for your love, support and care. my prayers are with you.


sister warner

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