Monday, November 24, 2014

Zone Conference

On Monday We were able to help some Recent Converts in our branch move.

Then on Tuesday we had Zone Conference, and since our car is still in the shop, our District leader came and picked us up. So we had a good lesson on the atonement and how it helps us whether we accept it or not. We were also let in on what the church has planned for Christmas, they well have another video like what they did on Easter, this one is called "He is the Gift" and if you visit YouTube on December the 7th you will see the advertisements. But the video will be launched on on the 26th. The video is awesome and I would encourage you to share it.

Then on Wednesday we were able to talk to people at the local soup kitchen.

On Thursday something cool happened, we were out trackting and on the last door we knocked on this lady opened the door and as we were talking she said she was already a member of our church and she said she know she needed to get back to church.

On Friday when we were dealing with some stuff with the car and someone in line behind us asked us some question about the Gospel because he saw our name tags.

On Saturday, I got the chance to watch the Doctrine and Covenants video's and it is amazing to watch the stories and how the church came to be what it is today. It is truly inspiring.

On Sunday I had the opportunity to give a talk, which went well. However we were going through the branch list and trying to visit with people, but all the houses we were trying, the people seemed to have moved.

Then I took this photo this morning:

As for me and my companion, we are getting along. I know this church is true and I think it is important to do what we can to follow Christ. If you know something to be true, share it so that others can join with you in your knowledge.

I love you all. Thanks for all your support.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, November 17, 2014

Big Area + No Car =

On Monday we spent the night shoveling sidewalks for people.

Then on Tuesday we were able to help some less actives clean water out of there apartment because a pipe burst.

Then on Wednesday we got approval to get some things on our car fixed so we took it into the shop and we have been having to walk everywhere since. its interesting how a 2 minute car ride is about a 15 minute walk in the cold.

On Thursday we got to help some people start to move. After that we had a lesson with a couple, and they became 2 new Investigators.

Come Friday it was cool, we first got to have a visit with a non-member and after that we had dinner at this members house and it just so happened that they had this family of 5 living with them and while we were there we got to teach them the first lesson and the mom said she is looking for the true church and I just thought to my self how it looks like they found it with us.

Then of Saturday we got to have some good lessons with some local members.

At church on Sunday I learned about how the Holy Ghost will manifest all truth, whether it be finding the true church or finding an answer to a question we have. That is why we feel so good when reading the scriptures.

I am grateful for being out here where I get to witness miracles right and left. I know that everything Jesus has taught is true and as long as I am able to follow his teachings he will bless me, and the same is true for all those who hear and follow his words.

I love you all from Canada.
Elder Warkentin

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New Companion!

On Monday we went to a part members house and while we were there they took us out to the front of their house and shot at this pumpkin from Halloween. Here is a picture we got from before they shot at it:

Then on Tuesday my companion and I stopped by some of the members so that he could say goodbye to them.

Then of Wednesday we traveled into the Edmonton for Transfers and my new companions name is Elder Talbot. We then traveled back to Whitecourt.

Then on Thursday we got to have dinner with this family that we will start teaching this comming week.

On Friday after we did service at the Food Bank as we went to leave, we had a dead battery and the car wouldn't start, so we phoned a member to come and jump start our car.

On Saturday we went with a member to give his friend a blessing, which was a good example of a way to introduce a friend to the gospel.

Then on Sunday we went to Swan Hills and after trying a couple people who apparently moved, we were trying the last house and this lady let us in and we were able to clarify a few things for her, she also had some friends show up and by the end they didn't thing the "Mormons" were any more crazy then the next guy.

Then today is Elder Talbot's birthday apparently. We seem to be into very similar music, and movies, so we have things we can talk about.

I know that through the power of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost we have all the power in the world to be happy and have a joyful life.The best that Satan can do is to let you have temporary fun. I know the Prophet Thomas S Monson can receive revelation for the world, not just the members. I know that the Book of Mormon was written by the power of God.

I hope you all have a happy and enjoyable week.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween, in Canada!

Starting on Monday, we met with one of our investigators who had canceled on us 7 times previous. What happened is that she started getting support from her current church financially and they told her that while they were helping her out she couldn't investigate any other churches. We should be able to continue teaching her in January.

Then on Tuesday we went over and helped re-insulate one of the members of our branch's house. We also met with some less-active members.

Then on Wednesday we had an interesting story. We have been trying to meet with this less-active for months but every time he said he was home, we would knock on the door but no one would answer. Then this Wednesday we were trying again and one of his neighbors told us that he actually lived across the street, so we were able to meet with him and he told us that he owns both houses. So the Lord helped us be able to meet with him.

Then on Thursday We started visiting with people my companion wanted to say bye to. Also I was able to get this cool Christmas Tree for only a Looney and a Tooney.

Then come Friday, Halloween, it is different in that the kids have to go out in jackets and coats other then that it is the same as back home. We were able to meet with one of our investigators that day and he was saying that he would be baptized next summer. Then that night all missionaries in our mission had to be in by 6PM so me and my companion played some chess.

Then on Saturday we helped our Branch President with building some bookshelves and cleaning out jars of canned Jam.

On Sunday we continued to visit with people, so that my companion could say bye.

This week we have Transfers and I will be getting a new companion. Then on Thursday my current companion will be going back home to Utah.

I would just like to say that I know through the power of Heavenly Father anyone who is trying to resist temptation, He will help make it easier to resist. I also know that through the power of a sincere prayer, anything can happen.

I hope everyone has a Great week.

Elder Warkentin