Tuesday, April 26, 2016

He's a Member again!

This past Saturday, I got to see my first baptism on my Mission. His story was that several years ago, he was baptized into this church, then he went inactive for many years. Then He walked into the church about two and a half months ago, we did everything we could to find his records but they were truly lost. So we ended up teaching him the lessons and he was then baptized this past Saturday. He is now an awesome Member of the church.

I know this church is truly the church of God. There is proof of it in the Old, New, and Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I love being able to be out here on my Mission being able to see the hand of the Lord everyday in my life. I would exhort you to read and ponder on the Book of Mormon, and pray about it. You will receive and answer that it is true. Once you know it is true, you will know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and that he restored this true church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I love you all. I hope you have a great week.

Elder Warkentin

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Awesome things to come!

This Saturday we have a Baptism for this area. We have been working with this guy for the past couple months. It will be an awesome day to come.

I know that Jesus Christ has restored His true church to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know God loves each and everyone of us, He wants us to try and do our best. He wants us to succeed. He is there for us. He is always there for us to talk to. He is truly a perfect Father. He wants us to learn about Him and He wants us to follow Him. I know we can come closer to Him as we strive to follow His loving council.

For each of you who may be wondering what you can do to help those around you. One of the greatest gifts you have been given is the ability to ask God In prayer for help as to who you can help and who you can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with. After asking, if you do all you can, meaning reading the scriptures, going to church, trying to talk to everyone about Jesus Christ, and always being prepared with material you can give them to help them, then the Lord will be able to use you and help you to bring about His great work.

I know we have a loving Heavenly Father. I know He cares for me and you equally. I pray that you may be able to have Missionary opportunities. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Elder Warkentin

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You just have to see the bigger picture.

This past week we had a lesson with an investigator and we talked about Temples, it seems that once he had realized that there is more after Baptism, he was ready and willing to make the next step in his progression. So we set him on date for the 23rd. I think we can apply this to each of us. We sometimes just need to realize the bigger picture and that what we are going through now is merely just a stepping stone. We need to then ask our selves, what is the next step in our progression toward Eternal life. As taught in 2 Nephi 31:20 "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." We are literally promised that we can live with God once again.

I know that as we ask any questions we have to our Father in Heaven, we can receive an answer for ourselves. I know we are loved. I know Jesus Christ loves us. I would ask, when was the last time you bore your testimony of the Savior. I love you, I know Christ loves you, and I know God loves you.

I hope each of you have a great week.

Elder Warkentin

I found my Street:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Almost an immediate answer

Well, I had an awesome experience this past week. I had a question arise on Saturday and I was looking for the answer, It just so happened that the next day, I received the answer in Elder Holland's talk. It was more of a personal question I had, but that just tells me that Heavenly Father still cares for me personally. I know He will answer any questions we may have and He wants to help us in all ways that He can. I felt the spirit strongly during General Conference. I would encourage all of you who didn't have the chance to watch it to go back and learn what you can from the talks. Also since non of you ended up commenting on the last post, I would invite you to add a comment as to something you learned from Conference to this post.

There was an awesome scripture I found this past week, It is found in Jacob 4:12 "And now, beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things; for why not speak of the atonement of Christ, and attain to a perfect knowledge of him, as to attain to the knowledge of a resurrection and the world to come?" we are told that there is no reason to not speak about Jesus Christ.

I love you, I hope all of you have a good week.

Elder Warkentin