January 25, 2010

MAD TOWN HERE I AM ! [01.25.10]


wow. what a crazy 2 weeks its been !

we have had LOTS going on ! my last week in MILWAUKEE was the best ! we didnt even have time to pack !

we did lots of fun stuff the week prior to me writting last wednesday but i cant remember all of it now b.c. so much has gone one ..

one BIG highlight was on 01.16.10 was a MINI YOUTH CONF [for the milwaukee north and south stake] and it was ALL on missionary work ! we taught with 2 YW from the brookfield ward about the POS ! it was wonderful. the whole event was put on by the YOUTH ! they wanted to know how to talk to their friends about the gospel so they went straight to the source. their were diff missionaries with diff YW//YM teaching diff parts from PMG ! it was so good. it made me think back on the days when i was a YW and we did MISSIONARY FOR A DAY ! what a blessing that was to me and all who participated. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL !

i did LOTS of goodbyes. its hard to leave an area after being there for so long ! but change is what our Heavenly Father puts us through so that we can become stronger children of His !

on tuesday 01.19.10 we went to go street contact with the NEW missionaries ! one sister came out ! SISTER MAZARIEGOS ! she is a native spanish but fluent in english and is from LA ! how tight is that .. she has been living in OAKLAND for the past year though. it was fun getting to know her and take her out contacting ! my sister little j is TRAINING her ! that means i am a GRANDMA in the WMM ! love it. we kept sister maza that night and then gave her over to little j the next morning !

then we got to spend the whole DAY and NIGHT with my sister black b.c. she was being transferred all the way UP to RHINELANDER ! she is such an awesome missionary and i loved being with her that day !

b.c. of hosting diff sisters and being crazy busy with appts. sister pluim and i had NO TIME to pack ! [sister pluim had to move out from the kozloskys to sister hecks on transfer day 01.21.10 as well] so i aksed president barrett if we could go to Madison transfer night b.c. the transfer van had to go there anyways that night and he said we were good to go !

we packed ALL DAY 01.21.10 and took all sister pluims stuff to sister hecks and we had my new comp sister b.johnson with us as well ! it worked out great just a really long day !

as sister pluim and i hugged to say goodbye we both teared up ! i love that girl and i am already missing her. she is stellar !

we finally got to mad town at a little after 8p and drove to my new home at the NOLTEMEYERS !

oh how i love them ! they are so down ! i have just lucked out so much on my mission ! the LORD loves me !

MY NEW SISTER JOHNSON IS FABULOUS ! she is a greenie yet. i am her follow trainer/buster and we are workin ever so hard !

we cover the MADISON 4th WARD and the MADISON UNIVERSITY YSA WARD ! it is stellar .. mad 4 is a really young family ward. i have never seen so many babies and children in a ward ! not even in UTAH ! haha they are sweet though !

the university ward is SO lucky. they have an INSTITUTE BUILDING right on campus ! it is the ONLY one in the sate of wisconsin and we need to pump it up ! i am to be a part of getting things active there !

sister b.johnson and i are gonna work this place like they have never seen. they members are stellar and they have so many resources !

i love this work ! i feel so blessed.

we just taught ESTHER this morning. she is about in her 50's and is African-American .. she has the sweetest accent and is originally from Nigeria ! we taught her the POS and she got it and loved it. she got super excited when we talked about Jesus Christ coming to the Americas ! she loves the Savior and just loved that He came to us too ! it was sweet.

the work of the Lord will never cease. it is amazing. time is flying in all ways so i will go for now ! we have zone conference this week and this is our focus ! i love it !

Alma 37:33-37
"Preach unto them repentance, and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; teach them to humble themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart; teach them to withstand every temptation of the devil, with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ."

"Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls."

"O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God."

"Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever."

"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."

beautiful miracles will happen when the Lord is in charge !

sister warner

photograph :
* SISTER B. JOHNSON .. i have served with ALL the Johnsons assigned to the WMM !

January 20, 2010

the Lord thy God is with thee .. [01.20.10]

Joshua 1:9
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

not only do I find strength in this scripture but it is the YW/YM theme for the year.

it helps me to know that i really am not alone.


i need that right now especially as time is running short and new changes happen ..


and i am going to ..

MADISON ! it is the Capitol of WISCONSIN. it is the most liberal city is the entire state and it is a BIG DEAL ! the university that is !

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON is where it goes down. and i have the privilege of working on campus. what President Barrett told me today was that he was sad i was leaving the MILWAUKEE but that MADISON needs me to jump start campus !


i have been blessed to work with YSA my whole mission and its taught me A LOT ! i am excited for the opportunity, trust and faith my Heavenly Father has in me. i will be STRONG and of GOOD COURAGE ! i KNOW He is with me.

the sad part is that i have to leave my sweet girl sister pluim. sister hogge is coming down from the GB to be her companion and she is super lucky to get her ! they will so great here and keep the work alive !

i am going to be with a NEW SISTER JOHNSON ! she came out just one transfer ago. we got to spend a day with her then and she is wonderful. i am super excited. she is very tall as well but what is new when you stand next to me !

so with all this crazy news and the busy week we have had thus far here we are now and i will continue to serve with all my heart, might, mind and strength for the next 6weeks and with that .. I STILL LOVE MAIL !

here it is ..

5651 Broad St. #1
Greendale, WI 53129

THANK YOU ! I LOVE YOU and of course MAIL YET !

the crazyness of the week has involved many adventures from last week till now ..

[one cool thing is sister black is with us today b.c. she is getting transfered up to RHINELANDER and her BROTHER went into the MTC today .. he is going to the baltimore maryland mission ! GO ROCKY !]

we went to the MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM on monday and saw BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES ! it was fun. you go into this glass room with plants and butterflies are EVERYWHERE and they just land on you ! SO FUN !

i am saying goodbye to TONS of people and getting life organized here .. I GOTS TO PACK YET ! aahhh !

so i will fill you in on more exciting adventures in the life of sister warner this coming monday from madison !

sister warner

January 11, 2010

faith is FORWARD .. [01.11.10]

i read the January 2010 Ensign this week and there are POWERHOUSE talks in there. modern day revelation from our Heavenly Father is such a blessing. i felt renewed and strengthened by the words of leaders chosen by God. i was excited that i could share the energy of the gospel with those i met and those we are teaching.

Elder Hollands talk was about FAITH IS FORWARD .. i got to keep pressing forward .. we all have to ! hope is believing there is good in the future, hope and faith work together and hope anchors our faith. hope and faith makes miracles happen and makes our lives peaceful and full of joy !

Ether 12:4
"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God."

we were able to see our faith and hope and others tested this week as we set out to be instruments in the Lords hand ..

01.04 monday ..
we had YSA FHE and we watched the willie and martin handcart company trek across west and HEATHER B came and it helped her to see how much people sacrificed for this gospel. it opened her heart to knowing that she isnt the only one who has had it hard for the cause of truth.

01.05 tuesday ..
we got to see nikki k who is not very active and just got married less then a year ago to someone not of the LDS faith. we had been trying to call her and no returns. we just stopped by and she was home and we were able to talk with her and she knew before we even said and her husband had realized the change in her countenance since she hadnt been coming to church. she had been less patient and life seemed harder. she told us her husband told her she needed to go back to church !

sister pluim also experienced her FIRST BRAT ! the sweet barretts made us dinner ! just them 2 and us 2 and we had hamburgers and brats ! president served his mission in germany so he loves sauerkraut and i had never had it so i tried it ! it was interesting !

01.06 wednesday ..
2 beautiful experiences this day ..

1st .. we set out to find MYLES TAYLOR .. i met his RM sister over the christmas break in the YSA ward and she told us to find her brother and WE DID. he hasnt been active since his teen years and you could see in his eyes that he wanted more but couldnt do it on his own. sometimes we think we have to do it on our own or that we are the only one but that is not true ! our Heavenly Father and our Saviour Jesus Christ is there for us and want us to rely on Them. we told his of this sweet blessing and we said a prayer with him. we are hoping he takes the right choice and acts forward in faith.

2nd .. HEATHER B .. we had a lesson with her at the boschis house that eve and boy was it jammed packed of the spirit. sister pluim and i studied and prepared for her and we were going to invite her to baptism for 01.30.10 and sister pluim was going to do it [she has never yet and she was super nervous but the spirit was with her !] the lesson was beautiful. we talked about alma 32 and her being the seed and sprouting and she ACCEPTED BAPTISM and is super excited and HAPPY. but nervous b.c. she has a lot of grand canyons to go over with her family. she is Lutheran and the most conservative senate and its not easy when you convert. but heather is strong and has a lot of faith. [she has a good name and faith as you H !]

01.07 thursday ..
14 YEARS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ! how grateful i am to you elder pittard and elder bills for knocking on our door and teaching us the greater light and knowledge that has blessed my family and i over the last 14 years. THANK YOU.

01.08 friday ..
we had dinner with the LITTLE FAMILY. oh what fun they were. i loved being in there house and sharing stories of finding the gospel. they are from snowflake, az and have been here for about 2years now ! they are wonderful and so full of energy ! we started making family mission plans with the members in the muskego lakes ward and they are super excited about it ! it gets them pumped about missionary work and shows how natural and everyday it is !

01.09 saturday ..
lots of fun. lots of food. started the morning at the Fannons and had breakfast and we made it for them ! it was a good mtg and lots of fun trying to stay warm but that is a constant task for me anyways.

we had an amazing lesson with heather and angela [she is a YSA preparing for a mission!] at the chapel about the Holy Spirit. it was strong and heather gets it and wants it. she is wonderful. [i also figured out that we play SPIRITUAL CLUE everyday ! we have SOMEONE to teach, then we must find WHAT to teach them, WHERE to teach them, and with WHO to teach them with ! ITS CLUE ! ex. investigator heather b / what : the holy ghost / where : the chapel / who : angela palick .. the best is HEAVENLY FATHER WINS EVERY TIME .. we just need to listen to his hints ! I GOT IT ! haha oh sister pluim loved it and thought i was crazy at the same time !]

that night was GRETCHENS baptism. she is a YSA the elders were teaching. she is our wml girlfriend from MU dental school. it was a full house of people and the spirit.

then sister pluim and i went out with our sweet sara, katie wenzel, and a couple other YSA to TEXAS ROADHOUSE for sister pluims first time ! it was very yummy and very fun !

01.10 sunday ..
WORLD RECORD AT CHURCH ! 8am - 9pm ! we loved every moment of it ! we had the YSA potluck and the CES Broadcast by Elder Neil L. Andersen ! it was amazing ! i needed it and everyone that was there did. it was especially for heather b too !

its gonna be a good good week ! we find out this saturday TRANSFERS ! i am kinda on edge b.c. i have 1 transfer yet and it could go either way of me staying or going !




sister warner

January 04, 2010

the new year = a new start ! [01.04.10]


the end.

the WIS has my heart. it has for the last 16 months and will continue to FOREVER.

i feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to represent my Saviour day in and day out. EVERYDAY i get to put my tag on that tells everyone who looks at me that i am SISTER WARNER and that i am a representative of Jesus Christ. its a lot of responsibility but is it ever so wonderful.

with each day i learn and grow. each day Heavenly Father uses me as His instrument. each day there are miracles around us. each day i feel Heavenly Fathers hand in my life. each day i get to share the JOY, PEACE & NEW BEGINNINGS with those around me. all day .. everyday .. I LOVE IT !

and the other good news is that you dont have to be a full time missionarie to spread this joy and peace to everyone. we can and do each day as we live our lives the way Jesus Christ has showed us. that is the most important way to be a missionary and we each do that.

live life as is if the Saviour, Jesus Christ, himself stood by us each minute of each day.

this was a good week especially with the new year. the new year = a new start !

just like the gospel of Jesus Christ gives a new start to our lives each and everyday. we dont need to wait for the new year we can change and apply the gospel TODAY !

we had WONDERFUL lessons with our sweet heather b this week !

we taught her about prayer and the way the spirit talks to us. she also got a priesthood blessing from e.mcclung and e.hatch b.c. of all the family troubles she was going through. she loved it. she wrote that night in her journal about the experience and it was beautiful. heather express herself the best in writing and poems and it is wonderful. she is so full of the spirit. she is really reading the bom and gets it and that is a blessing. she will get baptized. keep her in your prayers !

also i got to see my MISSY BLOOM ! she was home in the WIS for the holidays and i got to see her when she came to milwaukee. i love missy. she is so full of the spirit and understands the gospel and what it all means. its so cool to see and hear her growth !


we got to party it up at sister hecks house for a bit and then went home to the KOZLOSKYS who were partying it up a ton ! b.c. it was really loud and that is where we live we stayed up and rang in the new year with them and then promptly went to bed at 12:15a !

new years day was fun b.c. when we were up getting breakfast papa k [brother kozlosky] just happened to have the ROSE PARADE on while i was in the kitchen ! it was so cool to get a glimpse at pasadena ! it looked warm there ..

as i was freezing here in the WIS we went down to the LAKEFRONT to go watch the annual POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. wisconsinities are CRAZY ! it was freezing that day .. i think it was 7degrees but that is excluding the windchill ! they ran into the lake and then jumped out. a bunch of our YSA did it. SO CRAZY.

we stopped by the KLINGLERS and sweet julieanne was home ! love that girl. i met her through my mama hood in the GB but she is from the Muskego. we had custard together the next night and talked about her life and the gospel. she is grand.

we had a good good week !

the best was SUNDAY 01.03

there are a lot of reasons ..

1. sister pluim and i get to be together the ENTIRE TIME. no more finding companions in other wards and missing each other. we get to be together the WHOLE church time. this is b.c. muskego moved to 8:30a and YSA is at 2:30p .. we have meetings in between and its kinda crazy that we are at chruch from 8a - 6p but its the work of the Lord and it is sweet.

2. we got to bear our testimonies .. all 6 missionaries in the Muskego Lakes Ward. and sister pluim and i had matching sweaters on. [we forgot to take a picture but it will happen] that is what i call companionship unity !

3. SARA EMILY HASKELL was confirmed a member of the LDS church. her blessing was beautiful and we were sitting behind her after she came down from her confirmation and her friend she brought [best missionary ever] asked her how she felt and we saw her mouth so simply, "im happy!" we loved it. we love her.

MY FAMILY THIS GOSPEL IS TRUE ! it gives us the fulness of the gospel. its gives us the greatest joy, peace and HOPE ! it is here for us to use. lets use it !

sister warner