Monday, January 26, 2015

Preparing to leave.

Last Monday we got to go to a Recent Converts house to have some really tasty quasadeas and made cookies while we were there.

On Tuesday we went on exchanges and I got to go to Edson. We decided to go out to dinner there and a member there decided to pay for us.

For Wednesday after exchanging back we got to go and visit some people with our Branch President.

On Thursday we spent some time scraping ice for people. That night we visited with a cool part member family and while there we got to play a fun game called Racing Daemons.

Friday we got to have a lesson with an investigator and we introduced a member in our Branch to him and it seemed like it went well. It can be tough meeting with people who work in the oil patch.

Saturday was good because we went to the Branch Presidents house and kept them company for at least a little bit.

Come Sunday there was a new ward created in our mission and there was a building dedication. We got to stop by some less actives. We also had a stake priesthood meeting which was awesome. there was a talk about how if we want other people to do something, we first have to be an example to them.

Then today we had transfer calls and I found out that I'm being transferred to Londonderry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Also here is a picture of the sun rise this morning.

I know this church is true no matter where you are. I would encourage you all to #Embark on the journey to Salvation and Eternal Live. I know there is now way we could have so many missionaries serving for 1.5 to 2 years without the help from Heavenly Father.

Also how's the weather? Here it has been in the positives, even up to +10C. We still have snow but a about 3/4 of it has melted so there is now about half a foot left.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, January 19, 2015

Internet Friends

Well on Tuesday we got to have exchanges, it was fun. We visited with a couple of family's and it seemed like the visits went a little better with 3 of us instead of the normal 2.

On Wednesday we started with shoveling a driveway, then we exchanged back. After getting back to Whitecourt we visited with some less actives. That night we were taken out to the new Wendy's and got to participate in some Indexing.

Thursday we got to have District Meeting.
​Visited with an elderly fellow and added more friends on Facebook.

On Friday we did some planning then continued adding Internet Friends.

Come Saturday all our appointments we made fell through so se go to go out and visit with our Branch President.

Then on Sunday we had church, then started out visiting an inactive family, then I made some awesome Pork Chops that I had marinating in BBQ sauce for 2 days. Then we visited with a couple that is in the process of moving out. We then finished with visiting this guy who is a sign painter for his career.

I know that anyone who seeks to find the truth will find it. As for me I know the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I would invite all of you to try and bare you testimonies with anyone who will listen. I know that as you do the Holy Ghost will bare witness of the truth.

I love you all. Take care.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, January 12, 2015


Starting last Monday we finally got to have a lesson with one of our investigators, at least the good part is he will be getting baptized this summer.

On Tuesday we mainly just had a lesson with less actives.

Wednesday is where it becomes fun. We started off by driving into Edmonton for Zone Conference. But before that We got to have Panda Express for lunch. At Zone Conference we were told what we could and shouldn't do on Facebook. Oh yea, our Mission is now using Facebook. After which since the Temple is literally right next to our Stake Centre we went to the Temple. Since when we got out there was a snow storm going on we stayed over night at the Mission Home.

On Thursday we started by going to the Bishop Store house to pick up an order for a member in our branch who recently had his car die. We dropped it off to him on our way back. We then drove for 3 hours up to Swan hills, which is the North most town in my area. Once there we had some people take us out to lunch. Then we went to a lesson with some inactives who are ready to start coming back to church. Then we went over to an active members house for dinner while we were there. Then we drove back to Whitecourt for a lesson with a Recent convert.

Friday we spent time sweeping off the roof of a non members house. Following that we had a lesson with a part member family.

Saturday we spent the day helping to renovate a members trailer.

Sunday was Church of course.

As for me I know this Gospel is true! I know that through the authority of Christ anything can be done. Testimonies are awesome things to have. I love all y'all. Take care.

Elder Warkentin

Monday, January 5, 2015


Well I will just start with Wednesday, because its were things got good. We had district meeting meeting and apparently yes almost all missionaries carry knifes:

Then on Thursday we got to go to our Branch Presidents house.

Friday we meet with a member and while there they gave us some home made pizza.

On Saturday we went and  meet with some less actives and they have now expressed they are wanting to come back to church again.

Sunday we were able to go over to this sick members house and we helped give her and her son a blessing. It is cool when you actually feel the power of the spirit working through you.

I know that this Church is true. I know that Jesus suffered for my sins and yours. I know that the Holy Ghost is real and that he has the power to testify of truth. I would encourage you all to keep building your testimonies. I hope you all have a great week to come.

Elder Warkentin.