November 02, 2009

not a 'MINI' thanks .. thats for sure ! [11.02.09]

OH MY FAMILY ! you never cease to amaze me !

i got treats and a cute little trick from you !

HALLOWEEN is our mission deep clean day .. we stay in for safety and CLEAN ! so s.pluim and i were cleaning away and all of a sudden brother kozlosky comes in with a HUGE package for s.pluim and i !

it was from of course the famous WARNERS ! i got notes from all of you and even the infamous a [alex .. who i have not met yet!] and the theme .. DUN DUN !

MINI ! so my thanks is a GREAT BIG HUGE THANKS ! not a 'mini' thanks ! BUT i sure do love all the mini candies and treats ! the bobby pins are so cute ! i love mini things and s.pluim loved it all too ! you are so good to this little missionary !

you, my sweet family, are so amazing ! it sure did brighten our day being stuck inside ! we got a feast of treats ! I LOVE THE MINI SOY SAUCE .. laura you are a theme women ! [and to L .. shoutout to the amazing earings you sent me from mexico ! so down !]

this week was full of more fun and spiritual upliftment and experiences ! here is the adventures of the mama warner and pluiminator !

mon 10.26 .. MUD FOOTBALL ! i made a touchdown too ! s.pluim is such a god sport and just plays with all she has ! we couldnt go into the church and it was raining so the elders said lets play in the mud ! it turned out to be a lot of fun to get dirty and just run ! it was a great photo opp too and so the elders decided to slide around in more mud ! oh what we do in wisconsin as missionaries !

tues 10.27 .. TRANSFER DAY ! this week was kinda crazy with changes and mission tour .. so we all changed early and some of the missionaries had to "babysit" the departing missionaries b.c. they werent going home till saturday. s.pluim and i had tall s.johnson with us for a couple of days ! we had fun !

that night we went to the Catholic Campus Ministry with VAL [she is a RC and was raised catholic and her friend invited her to this night where they would be speaking about the Popes and val invited us and we went ! it was really cool to understand more about the Catholic Church .. it helped me understand more about the RESTORATION and how Heavenly Father sets up everything to work out .. the history of the Catholic Church brought about the reformations and then that is what brought about the restoration .. i am SO grateful for a RESTORATION OF ALL TRUTHS ! it is amazing .. Heavenly Father loves us ! we got to talk to Father Mike about the LDS church and a lot of the students there ... it was a really inspirational time where my testimony of the LDS church grew firmer.

wed 10.28 .. UWM .. I LOVE COLLEGE CAMPUS' ! each week we get more recognized and get to talk to more people about the LDS church and they get to FEEL THE LIGHT ! this week we met another one of SARA's friends .. JAMES .. he was cool .. he practices a form of hinduism and that was really interesting. we got to talk to him about this restoration that we hold so dear. i got to speak more to sara's other friend who we are teaching .. RICHARD .. he is an amazing young kid who has gone through some hard times and with the gospel he can be healed.

I LOVE THE KOZLOSKY HOUSE ! living with the K's is so nice .. we are apart of thier family and it feels great .. i am DEF being taken care of ! we decided to make them dinner this week .. i was craving marmies home made mac n cheese and i attempted to make it without her help and i think it turned out pretty good ! thank you marmie for your sweet cooking skills !

also on the 10.28 was my sweet little niece evelyns birthday ! 1 year old ! i cant wait to meet her !

and my mama HAILEY HOOD IS NOW HAILEY JONES ! weird but exciting. i love you.

the big day was thur 10.29 ..


ELDER BRUCE C. HAFEN from the quorum of the seventy came to speak to the WMM ! it was amazing ..

he spoke deeply about the ATONEMENT .. my level of gratitude for what happened so long ago is magnified so much .. b.c. i understand the atonement more i want to share it more .. it was truly an uplifting time. the revelation that was received greatly blessed us individually as His representatives and as a mission !


also i got asked yet again to be the choirster for mission tour .. i had to do it last year too .. this year i felt a little more confident b.c. the pianist sister alder [the senior office couple] taught me how to follow the beat !

at the end of mission tour elder and sister hafen were having dinner at the mission home with the stake presidents, bishops and wives ! sister pluim and i were invited as well and as we were about to leave the stake center to help sister barrett with dinner .. president barrett pulled me aside and asked us to drive sister hafen to the mission home b.c. he had to go to the mission office with elder hafen ! we agreed and i prayed really hard that i would drive as safe as i could ! haha

we had dinner at the mission home and then elder and sister hafen did a YSA Fireside for the Milwaukee 3rd YSA Ward and it was amazing as well ! we had our investigator SARA there and she got to talk to him and it was wonderful !

it truly was a day of revelation and rejuvination !

fri 10.30
had to get some planning done ! then KATIE WENZEL came out with us that night ! first we had to go and help prepare the departing missionaries dinner for sister barrett and then katie came out to teach with us and take us to a former investigator of 2 years ago .. THE WINKLERS .. funniest people i have ever met ! it was a good night .. i love love love being so close to the mission home !

10.31.09 HALLOWEEN !
no crazy costumes this year ! we just cleaned ! earlier in the day we helped the city of greendale preserve the forest and then later in the afternoon we helped brother K chop wood ! SISTER PLUIM AND I HAVE TURNED INTO REAL LUMBERJACKS HERE IN WISCONSIN ! it is so much fun. i love being outside and working !

we helped them pass out some candy in muskego ! here there is a specific time you trick or treat and everyone sits in the driveway with a fire going to stay warm ! it was fun !

the most glorious part was that it was fall back and we got an extra hour of sleep !!! so nice !

AND NOW IT IS NOVEMBER ! i cannot believe it .. where does the time go !? i have officially been in wisconsin for 14months now .. that is insane ! it does not feel like it at all !

btw .. you should all watch President Uchtdorfs CES talk last night .. AMAZING !

i feel uplifted and ready to work hard .. we are in the search of new and more investigators with a focus on finding families ! please pray for us !

our theme this transfer is ..

Moroni 7:46-48
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—"

"But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him."

"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen."

charity is the greatest thing we can posses. i know i need to continually pray and seek for it. it is amazing what it does for us and those around us.

that charity makes us pure in heart which brings us closer to our Heavenly Father which in turn heals us and brings His love upon us.

Jacob 3:1-2
"But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."

"O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever."

what Jacob said really struck me this morning in my studies .. we must be pure in heart and have faith and the atonement and charity makes that all possible. i love feeling the arms of God around me .. His love upon me .. that is what keeps me going.

i love you my sweet family. you keep me going. i want to be better b.c. i know you are there supporting me. THANK YOU.


sister warner

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