February 22, 2010

the standard of truth ! [02.22.10]


i love this work. its so hard to describe. you just have to FEEL IT ! i hope you can feel it through my writings.

time is ticking and we are running hard. we hardly ever have time to plan. i LOVE mad town and working with the UW and being involved with the start of the LDSSA on campus. THINGS ARE HAPPENING. its just the beginning ! there will be no end with the work of God !

we have good plans for this week to FIND and INVITE ! we are going strong yet !

ALSO .. this is the BEST news of ALL !

ELDER L. TOM PERRY is coming to speak to the WMM ! we get to go to Milwaukee on 02.24.10 and have an apostle of the Lord instruct us personally. I AM STOKED !

as i have thought about this prior week i have thought a lot about THE STANDARD OF TRUTH. we quote it every week and it is ingrained in my heart.

“The Standard of Truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame. But the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, til the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the Great Jehovah will say, ‘The work is done.'” - Joseph Smith Jr.


my purpose [missionaries purpose is to ..]

"Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end."

as we invite the truth goes forth. IT IS REAL. this is how i know ..

* we were on a panel at the UW for the students for social welfare. it was a religious panel. there was the SISTER MISSIONARIES [meaning s. johnson and i], a CATHOLIC FATHER, MUSLIM MAN AND WOMEN, an ATHEIST, and a RABBI !

* it was such a cool event and exposure. i LEARNED so much. it also helped not only the UW students to learn about LDS but it helped solidify my own personal testimony.

* no snow for once on our way to platteville !

* we worked the day in MINERAL POINT with JEREMIAH JAMES ! i love that guy. he is so solid and continues to grow in the gospel each day. when i met him a year ago at UWGB he was not down with organized religion and then he found the truth of God.

* jeremiah introduced us to a bunch of his friends in point and we got to teach them what he knows changes his life. we also had dinner with his parents and they love the mormons now and i can see them coming to the fold one day too !

* we also had another dinner that night with the ROSES ! heidi rose is actually from BURBANK ! L you actually know her .. funny ! she knows justin stevenson .. remember high school drama ! well hedei is so down ! i am positive we were at the same youth dances. oh my HANNAH HAMILL she knows you TOO ! crazy cool.

* PHO ! i love pho. #1 hmong dish. i will have to make it for you family !

* after we had pho with chia [he just returned from his mission in roseville CA !] ethan and SHYLINA. i love that girl. questions bring about such change and understanding in a person. we asked her if she thought she could have a clean slate, a new start and she said she did not know. we are teaching about Christs Atonement and we taught her the truth that SHE CAN BE BORN AGAIN. she accepted a soft baptismal invite that when she did find the BOM to be true she would be baptized. she is amazing. tears were flowing from her eyes and the spirit was SO strong.


* we had a lesson in the AM and while we were there we got a call from our big JP. we were planning on teaching him later that after noon after our FIRST EVER BOOTH AT THE UW ! so the story goes on ..

we call JP and he tells us his dad is flying out to bring him home. we panic. crazy. hopefully this will make sense.

* lets talk about the UW booth real quick ! IT WAS SO GOOD. sean is way down for it and his testimony is growing and he is standing strong as a LDS ! so we were at the booth for a bit and then we went to go talk to JP.

* so here is the story about JP ..

he is from WASHINGTON. he actually knows where you live uncle rick ! he is like 45 mins from there. so his family sent him here to the WIS to play hockey. he is good. he is 18 and was finishing his senior year of HS here in WI to play hockey. 6 months ago when he came the missionaries got a referral for him b.c. his GF is LDS and goes to BYU. so the missionaries start teaching him. he loves it and is so solid. fast forward to now .. we committed him to bridge the gap between BELIEVING and KNOWING. he did and he found out it was right. he told his parents that he knew the BOM was true and that he applied to BYU and they came to WI to take him back to WA. how crazy. we were really sad but we KNOW the truth of God will go forth and nothing will stop it and JP is diligent and KNOWS it. but we are sad yet.

* i love teaching ericka and nitasha. we are helping them find there way back to the Lords path and great miracles are happening.

* THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. THE CHICAGO TEMPLE ! we got to go b.c. the madison YSA and the MILW YSA were doing a baptism trip and SARA HASKELL, HEATHER BOESE and GRETCHEN FAILE were there and were able to participate. also SHYLINA came as well and studied in the waiting room. how amazing. the spirit was so strong and the love of the Lord abounded. it was an amazing night.

* oh and the naperville 5th YSA were there and i met someone that knew the CANNONS ! go cannons !

* teaching camille is always a blessing. she will be baptized sometime in march when her husband receives the priesthood. she is stellar though. i also slipped on ice on the way to her door and sister b.johnson and i could not stop laughing. I LOVE TEACHING BY THE SPIRIT. its the way to go. her needs were met and it was a powerful lesson.

* BAHA'I GATHERING. so cool. so a couple diff faiths get together and there is a subject we discuss. we discussed LOVE. it was cool b.c. the Baha'i family who hosted this lived in Pasadena for about 8 years or something ! what a small world. i got to learn a lot about the Baha'i faith and it was really interesting. i love learning about other faiths b.c. then i better understand truth and the truth i have found.

* SUNDAY ! i love sundays.

* we taught linda r. and she is amazing and is so strong. she has been on and off about the gospel and now she is back on the Lords path and preparing to go back to the temple. it was so great to hear/feel her testimony. i love her.

the adventures for this week will surely be doubled ! i feel so blessed to be apart of something that will not end. its amazing.

have a good week and remember we are the Lords instruments in blessing the lives of those around us.

sister warner

3 Nephi 5:13
"I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."

February 15, 2010

LOVE ! [02.15.10]


there are so many people/places/things i LOVE. it is A LOT. trust me !

this past week i have been focusing on THE LOVE OF GOD.

how fitting for the DAY OF LOVE .. valentines day !

i LOVE these Scriptures ..

1 John 4:7,9-11,16,18-19
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."
"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
"We love him, because he first loved us."

2 Nephi 1:15
"But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love."

we learn a lot about the love of our Heavenly Father from John and Nephi !

i LOVE love. i LOVE knowing my Heavenly Father loves me eternally, He sent us His Son so that through Him we could live with Him again. i know my HF loves me enough to help me keep going, growing and changing so that i can be a little more prepared each day so i can return home to live with Him. it is all b.c. of LOVE.

this week was VERY filled with LOVE from sister b.johnson and i !

here is the down low ..

02.08 ..
* a very relaxing PDAY of writting letters and getting to chill ! it was full of love as we wrote to family and friends !

* a fun family dinner with the payne family. their little girls reminded me of how crazy us warner girls were for you marmie ! you are wonderful.

* sister b.johnson and i made the YSA FHE treat of "puppy chow" aka muddy buddies ! so good. we got to have a nice chat with our wml sean and he is so on board and his FAITH is increasing with the LDSSA and INSTITUTE !

02.09 ..
* STORM ! it was a white out and we had to drive to platteville and then to the east side of mad town and then back to the west and all over. we were SAFE marmie ! i feel like i can drive in anything now after 2 wisconsin winters !

* interviews with our papa barr was the best. it was weird that this was my last transfer interview. president asked me when i walked in, "ready to sign on for one more ?" with a little wink and i told him i would love to but that you family would kill me ! he agreed but doest really want me to go !

02.10 ..
* we had appointments back to back ! it was really good ! some new to teach like SUSAN and then also BRITTANY who has been learning for a long time.

* i survived eating a bite of a weird Laotian egg. so did sister b.johnson ! thay and souy gave it to us and they barely speak english so luckily we didnt die from the egg !

02.11 ..
* LUNCH and LESSON with SHYLINA ! it was amazing ! she is stellar. you can tell she needs the healing of the atonement and she is going for it. ethan who is a member referred her to us and he texted us that night and told us she was going to quit smoking ! we didnt know she smoke or had even talked about it at all with her ! HOW AMAZING !

* mad four splits was so fun ! i love going on splits with the women and getting to visit new faces and help all involved feel the spirit of the Lord !

02.12 ..
* we did service at the old folks home ! we love tabor oaks and being able to serve and help them ! the old people are so funny and cute ! we got to help with a chocolate fountain fondue party ! i love chocolate ! they LOVED the party for them !

* we have many opprotunites to rescue those who are falling away and that was a focus on friday. we had amazing lessons with nitasha and ericka. i love them and with Gods Love they can find their way back on His path.

* we started HEART ATTACKING people that night ! it was way fun and we had to be sneaking ! we were like little cupids !

02.13 ..
* HIGHLIGHT = JP MATHER MADISON CAPITOLS HOCKEY GAME ! another + was meeting emily .. his BYU GF who introduced him to the church. it was a FUN hockey game and we got to meet JPs dad who is not very down with the church and we heart attacked JPs car thanks to emily having his car keys !

* MY 18 MARK ! i have officially been sister warner for 18 months ! sister b.johnson and i celebrated and it was fun ! i cant believe time has gone SO fast !

* more and more heart attacking ! so so so fun !

02.14 ..
* DAY OF LOVE ! what better place to spend then at church !

* shylina made us valentines and drawings ! she also loved church again and is enjoying reading the book of mormon, she is golden !

* the GAILUSHAS = LOVE ! bro. gailushas made us an EXCELLENT VALENTINES DINNER ! peppercorn steak [i LOVED it !] garlic mashed potatoes and green beans with peppers and chocolate mousse ! MAN WAS IT GOOD. it was full of love as well !

* we heart attacked some more and then had chocolate smores with papa and momma nolte ! man that is why i have gained weight in the WIS !

now its on to another week of teaching, finding and doing good !


keep spreading the LOVE to all those around you ! i will !

sister warner

February 08, 2010

faith to change ! [02.08.10]

this week has been a GOOD GOOD week ! time is flying !

i have been thinking a lot about the gap between BELIEVING & KNOWING !

i was originally reading in Alma 34 to learn more about prayer but i moved up a couple verses and my heart was stuck on this truth.

Alma 34:15-17
"And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance."

"And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice, and encircles them in the arms of safety, while he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice; therefore only unto him that has faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption."

"Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;"

mercy and justice are brought about by OUR FAITH TO CHANGE. repentance is changing the things that are not in harmony with Gods teachings and aligning our will with His will while replacing the bad with the good.

if we exercise FAITH that if we give up the things that are not aligned with Gods will and choose the better part then His mercy and justice will take us home to him.

i have thought about this b.c. its a big step in all of our lives and if we do so we will find PEACE, SAFETY and ABOUNDING HAPPINESS. i know this b.c. i have tried it and received it. i love telling people about how the restored gospel of Jesus Christ HEALS US ! i know it does ! and it starts with our FAITH TO CHANGE. then the gap between BELIEVING and KNOWING will no longer exist. we will just KNOW and be STRONG in that and Heavenly Father will continually make us strong as we have faith and are humble ! i love knowing this, teaching it and applying it to myself and those around me.

this week was really good. sister b.johnson and i are bringin out the flame throwers on both sides and thawing madison ! that was straight from president barrett !

we saw miracles daily !

what stuck out most to me was our lesson with JP on friday 02.05.10 ..

our lesson we planned went completly diff then we planned BUT it was amazing and this concern of believing to knowing was brought up with family concerns and we were able to testify boldly that FAITH changes everything and KNOWING also makes everything so much stronger.

JP is an amazing kid. he has seen the restored gospel flow through him and now he is at the gap of believing and knowing and he is scared but with FAITH no fear can reside. he finished the whole BOM but alma and helaman and he is going back to reading those ! i know he will receive his answer and GO FORWARD WITH FAITH !

i LOVE this gospel and all it means to me and those i know have it and need it.


sister warner

*this was on a door we went to knock ! it made us laugh but luckly who we were trying to find had nothing to do with it !

February 01, 2010

it is by faith .. [02.01.10]


another week is down and we are back to PDAY. i CANNOT believe it. neither can sister b.johnson !

we are running around like crazies in mad town from place to place ! it is amazing. we are LOVING every minute of it.

this week was FILLED with miracles.

i LOVE my companion. i LOVE madison. i LOVE the 4th ward & the university YSA. i LOVE living with the noltemeyers. i LOVE being a representative of Jesus Christ. i LOVE knowing FAITH is KEY.

Ether 12:11-12
"Wherefore, by faith was the law of Moses given. But in the gift of his Son hath God prepared a more excellent way; and it is by faith that it hath been fulfilled."

"For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith."

01.25.10 PDAY

we found SAVERS THRIFT STORE. got a great LA PURPLE SCARF for $1 ! the Lord also placed in our path opprotunities to talk and and invite.

we had dinner with the EVANSONS .. the wife = LDS hubby = christian science ! i learned a lot and it was very interesting.

we also uplifted cristinas eve and gave her the opprotunity to see the Lords hand in her life every day. sister b.johnson and i are doing the same thing. writing down a MIRACLE a day ! it is amazing.


the funniest thing was probably sweet 6'3" russell williams calling me an OLD MAID ! thanks chi-town man !

we also went to the insititute and made flyers/posters for the LDSAA with amber ! she just joined the church last may and is awesome !



we taught JENNY and watched the restoration with her. that movie is amazing. it helps me so much visually. jenny responded really well to it and understood it. she is doing good.

UW ORG FAIR ! we were persistent and went to help set up and talk to students ! it was great. sister b.johnson and i realized we were the FIRST SISTERS to help with UWs LDSSA on campus ! we had a 20 min walk from the union to the institute in 15degrees ! oh man. WE SURVIVED !



wow. it was sad. it was filled with faith. i cant believe it was my last ZC. i am the ONLY one departing from the Madison Zone. but then again only 5 of us are leaving this transfer. i am the only one to cali everyone else utah and idaho !

it was really good. i am so grateful the church found me. president barrett called me a crumb grinder .. kinda funny ! he also referred to me as the missionary cycle. too much to explain now but i will soon ! haha

ZC was all about faith and it was very inspiring and we are working with faith and hope and it keeps pushing us forward !


we had a BUSY day. back to back appts and we got EVERYTHING done that we wanted too ! we taught with the spirit. invited without hesitating and promised with power. this gospel is true and nothing will stop it ! we must have faith !


we got to go to MILWAUKEE ! madison is 1.5hours west of milwaukee !

beth drove us b.c. my sweet HEATHER MARIE BOESE entered the waters of baptism.

the spirit was so STRONG at her baptism. wow. tears were flowing the whole time. it was amazing. i got to be with my lil pluim again and we could not contain our excitement for our sweet heather. we met her back in september and sister boschi always knew she would find healing and the truth through the chruch and on saturday her first step back to HF was taken. i love her.

Mosiah 27:25-26
"Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters;"

"And thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God."

we also got to eat at KOPPS after. yum.


i LOVE sundays. it was tiring b.c. we got back from milwaukee super late and that ment less sleep but HF is there to lift us up.

we met a former CONNIE. she was SWEET. we had a good lesson with her on the nature of God and how he loves His children. she is an artist and oh so cool. we are gonna go back this week and teach her more.


what a good pday already. good start to the month of LOVE.

we taught ESTHER IGBONNA ! she is african and i just love her. she said if the BOM really is the word of God it will stand and she is gonna check it out to see if it is. she loves that the Savior came to the Americas ! she is wonderful. she speaks a cool tribal language too .. IGBO .. it sounds really cool !

today is gonna be a good good day ! and this week ! that is all i can say !

oh and also

02.02.10 means some exciting things ..

#1 GROUND HOG DAY .. papas FAVORITE holiday !
#2 MONTE SOLOMON MEMMOTT JR turns 8 ! wow. happy birthday my lil brother.
#3 we have to drive 1.5hours to get to district meeting in platteville .. maybe thats NOT so exciting ! haha i really do LOVE to drive !

i LOVE this work. thank you for the continued support in EVERY way !

sister warner