Monday, February 23, 2015

Preparing for things to come...

So starting out this past week I got to go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. At the dinner appointment that night I got to try Moose in some spaghetti, I thought it tasted good.

Then come Wednesday we finished up the exchange by doing some street contacting. It seems like no matter where you go, there will still be crazy people.

On Thursday we had a couple lessons with investigators, It seems like it is easy for people to commit to baptism, however it is really hard to commit them to coming to church.

With Friday we went around trying to set up appointments, we got a few but most of the people seemed to be gone.

On Saturday we were able to get in and teach one of our Muslim Investigators, I got to learn a brief history about Lebanon. Apparently about half of Lebanon is Christian. He is a cool guy, when one of his friends were telling him not to meet with us, he told his friend "whats wrong with meeting with missionaries?". So I think he is cool like that.

Sunday was busy with a whole bunch of Church activities. speaking of which, in preparation for the Book of Mormon musical coming to Edmonton, they are having people follow us around this Saturday to post about what a Missionary day looks like. If you are interested in following that just look up #YEGMormon on facebook.

I know that as we spread the Word, people will eventually be interested and want to know more. I would challenge everyone to share a gospel principal with a non-member they know.

I love you all,
Have a great week,
Elder Warkentin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Donair Pizza...

Well Last Tuesday was cool because we got to meet with 2 Investigators back to back. The second one is currently Hindu, and with it being my first time teaching someone who doesn't come from a Christian background, it was interesting to hear what he believed. We also got some Donair Pizza which has become my new favorite type of Pizza, which can't be bought in the States because the FDA won't allow because of the way Donair meat is cooked.

Wednesday we did more snow shovel trackting.

Then on Thursday we got a couple Media Referrals and we were able to contact one of them who requested a Bible and on our follow up visit on Saturday we were able to give him a Book of Mormon, and he seemed excited to learn about the Book of Mormon and seemed anxious to read it.

On Friday we spent some time contacting people known as "Children of Record", basically they are Children of members who have had some interaction with the church, but aren't baptized. We were meet with some success.

On Saturday it was hard to find people home because it was Valentines day.

Then with Sunday we got to have dinner with our housing coordinator. We also had a good lesson with a less-active couple.

Then Yesterday being Monday we weren't able to do P-Day then because it was Family Day and places weren't open. So Happy post Family Day, I hope you were able to spend time with family.

I know that those who love one another and try to serve all those around them are following the example of Christ. Keep up the good work.

Love always,
Elder Warkentin

P.S. Italian Syrup can make many drinks taste great.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Filipino Bacon

Last Monday we got to pick up another Investigator, He is currently Muslim which makes things fun.

On Tuesday we got to meet Gandhi!

Come Wednesday we went and visited by some Inactives.

With Thursday we meet with another new investigator and we finally caught the mouse in our apartment.

Then Friday we had exchanges and I went with one of the Tagalog Elders and I tried Lanka, which is like big chunks of deep fried Bacon.

For Saturday we went out trackting and found some interested potentials, which is different from a town where now one wants to listen to you. We were also feed some awesome White Chocolate Brownies.

Here is the Recipe:
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 4 squares white chocolate, chopped (1 ounce)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/8 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 Cup white chocolate chips
  • 2/3 Cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted (12 ounce)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter and white chocolate together over low heat in a saucepan. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Meanwhile beat eggs with sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl; mix in the butter mixture, and stir in the flour and salt until thoroughly combined. Scoop the batter into the prepared baking pan; sprinkle with white chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars.

Bringing us to Sunday, We went LRT contacting and I found it is quite easy to just talk to people.

Well, I feel like anyone who takes the time to read the Book of Mormon and Pray about it to know it is true, will be blessed with peace, happiness, and the desire to do what is right.

I'll leave you on a boat to think about that...

Elder Warkentin

Monday, February 2, 2015


Last Monday we started off by going and helping with some computer problems.

Come Tuesday we stopped by some people so that I could say goodbye to them. For dinner we had enchiladas that tasted really similar to a beefy 5-layer burrito from taco bell.

On Wednesday I started out by packing, then we left for transfer meeting. My new area is Londonderry, Edmonton. So I'm in the city now. My new companion is from Bluffdale, UT. Then I stared to meet the members here.

Thursday I got to ride a Light Rail Train (LRT) and a public bus for the first time. I continued to meet new members.

Then on Friday we went to a lesson with some investigators who are on date to get Baptized on the 14th. Then since the area I'm in is a Car share area, we get the car for the last couple days of the week, so we went to pick it up. To end that day we had a lesson with another investigator who was just full of questions.

With Saturday we spent the day helping someone move in, they might become investigators soon. Also if you walk through the food court in the mall when they are closing, you can get some good deals on food.

Now Sunday we started off by going to church, it is a lot different attending a ward with 200+ people attending. During dinner we finished a map of Canada puzzle. We then visited with some members. Then we tried to catch this mouse in our apartment.

Sorry, the computers we are using won't let me upload pictures so...

I love the Gospel and I know that as long as we are able to follow the teachings we are given we will have a happy and joyful life. At times life may be difficult but with Christ we will be better in the long run for it.

I challenge everyone who reads this to send me an email at Nathan@Missionary.Email with your conversion story.

Elder Warkentin