Monday, August 25, 2014

First Exchange.

So for starters if you are wanting to send me any packages or letters, the address is

Nathan Warkentin
8925 51 Ave, Suite 305
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6E5J3

If you put Elder or anything relating to a missionary, places like to charge you more for shipping.

So, last Monday I had extended the Invitation of Baptism to one of our Investigators, she said she would think about it and we should find out this coming week what her answer is. We are able to do service for many different people almost every day here. It is interesting how in a small branch the Missionaries are more heavily involved in the functions of the branch activities. I had learned this past week how you can not convert some one with trying to talk or reason with them, the only way we can help others become converted is to share our testimony with everyone and let the Holy Ghost witness unto them the truth of what they are learning.

Last Thursday I went on my first exchanges with the District Leader. We were able to go out that night and visit with some of the potentials that were a few years old and somehow had been forgotten. It was interesting how as we were coming away from one of the houses we ran into a guy from Vivint who was looking to know where the Church was so that he could be at church while he was away on his business trip. The following morning we were out trackting and we came across someone who was looking to know the truth and we must have be put in there path to help them.

They have something weird up here, where they have a parade of motorcycles that go around and collect toys for some charity, and they go through out the whole town of WhiteCourt doing this.

I truly know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us and all we have to do is listen to the spirit to know of his intentions for us. Heavenly Father has given us all that we have and if we are able to stay worthy, then we will be able to continue with our success. We must be humble enough to obey the promptings we receive. Don't hesitate to speak the truth to those around you.

The mission is going great. I love you all, and I hope you have a good week.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, August 18, 2014

Canadian Kit-Kat's

For starters I just want to mention that Kit-Kat's made by Nestle are 10X
better then the Hershey ones made in the US.

So after about 12 days in the MTC, I left Tuesday morning to come to
Canada. The plane ride wasn't too bad. After arriving in Edmonton after a 5
hour flight we met our Mission President, President Manion. We then went to
a welcoming orientation. The next day we met our new companions and got
assigned our areas. I am serving with my trainer Elder Griffin in the White
Court, AB area. We then got to meet some of the members that night. We have
one person who is getting close to baptism. There are a lot of service
projects that we are able to be a part of up here. On Sunday we had a
branch with 32 people who showed up, it felt a little bare compared to the
wards back at home.

I know that as we are able to study the scriptures and pray often we can
find the answers we are looking for. If you ever have doubts about any of
it, ask ward members and Missionaries. Something cool that I found is how
even if you just teach the simple things and don't go into all the details
someone will be able to understand and know of its truths easier.

I love you all, and I know Heavenly Father Loves you all much more then I
ever could and he wants all of his children to return to live with him
after we move on from this life.

Elder Warkentin
My MTC District 
 My Trainer and Mission President
 Canadian Kit-Kat

Friday, August 8, 2014

What A Week

I have felt the Holy Ghost very strongly here at the MTC, in fact I have constantly felt the Holy Ghost the whole time. I leave to my mission early on tuesday. I have learned that if we teach the basics and truth of the gospel then The Spirit of Christ can testify and turn the hearts of his children to the light. We had something they just started called In-Field Orientation yesterday where we went in to breakout sessions and learned the essentials of the gospel and how to teach. I feel like I have learned about 100x the amount in the past week that I have learned in the past 5 years.

It is good to hear that everything is going well back home. It looks like there has been a lot happening back home. It looks like I may not be getting much sleep monday night because I leave at 2:30AM to catch a 5 hour flight.

The MTC has kept me very busy. I have felt of all the love from you back home. You can always send me an email at 

I love you all and I can testify that if this wasn't the right thing to do then Heavenly Father would allow all of us to spend 2 years of our lives struggling and I know that if we can come unto Christ we will be blessed and know what to do.

See you next week.
Elder Warkentin

Friday, August 1, 2014

My first week


So for starters they keep us very busy here at the MTC and I feel like I haven't had much time to unpack all the way, let alone have any time to miss anyone for say. I have been thinking about everyone back at home at least a little though. I have been able to feel of the Holy Ghost the whole time I have been here. My MTC companions name is Elder Bastion (yes like the game and movie), and we have been able to get along well. There is another person here in my district that is also from Riverton, and apparently Katrina was able to cut his hair about a month ago. The food here is good, nothing like moms cooking though. Feel free to send me pictures if you want, it is always fun to see how things are back home. I will be leaving the MTC on the 12th, so I will have had 14 days at the training center.

If anyone is wanting to send any mail you can send it to:

Elder Nathan Spencer Warkentin
2009 N 900 E Unit 157
Provo UT 84602

and when I get out:

Elder Nathan Spencer Warkentin
Canada Edmonton Mission
305-8925 51 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6E 5J3

I do appreciate all the love and support that everyone has shown me from back home. I will keep you in my prayers if you keep me in yours. So just for reference, my Personal day here at the MTC is of Friday. They seem to have very structured days here an It is very hard to do anything other then focus on the task at hand. Again thank you to everyone who has been there for me and helped me out.