“Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cardston Temple Trip

Looking happy and healthy

I am SO PSYCHED for the new house. Seriously. I looked at the pictures and it felt good, so I approve;) Especially since "my room" will be almost double the size of my old room;D It's going to be kinda sad to see the other house go, but I'm too happy about the prospects of a new start to be too sad. Not to mention, my apple tree at the old house got cut down to a nub that one time, so my childhood died with it's branches (no, I will never let that go). Glad Cierra finally came to terms. I miss Jared Gaskill and Nathan Agle so bad! They are so freaking awesome for being supportive of your move! It's good to know they will still come visit. And you're right. If it is God's will, nothing is going to stand in His way! I don't quite think President Nicholas would let me fly back down for a week to help you move.... He's a pretty reasonable guy, but that might be a little out of reach. But I'm sure you could get help from loads of people. Just MAKE SURE YOU ASK. Seriously. Don't do it all yourself.

Alright so here is the big news!!!

This transfer, President Nicholas asked me to train! WOOHOO! I'm actually super excited! I get a missionary fresh out of the MTC that has greeny fire! Someone who will want to work - hopefully - and that I get to mold and shape.  It's going to be a ball. I will be picking him up Wednesday at 1 o'clock in Calgary. Which is going to be awesome. It's about a 2 - 2 1/2 hour drive up there (which is kind of really annoying) but we'll live. He'll stay the night with Elder Reid and I, and then we will take Elder Reid to transfer station on Thursday where he will be transferred somewhere in the South. No new area though. I'll be training this new Elder in Taber. Which will be fun:)
Conference was awesome! The dissenting votes at conference were pretty surprising to Elder Reid and I as well. We were sitting with the Sister Missionaries in the chapel when it went down. The Church Handbook of Instructions Vol. 2 states that giving a dissenting vote in General Conference is appropriate, but I just wish they could find a better way of doing it than disturbing the spirit of conference by just shouting at the pulpit. There has got to be a better system than that. But yes, President Uchtdorf handled it wonderfully. I'm not worried about it, and neither should anyone else! Thomas Spencer Monson is the Prophet of the Living God. God knows it. President Monson knows it. I know it. And anyone who questions it can have the answer through faith, prayer, and obedience. I have my answer, and I am firm in my testimony. Hopefully those people had their concerns heard and they are moving toward a peaceful solution. I just don't like the fact that so many people are jumping on the "President Monson is sick, so that must mean he is a lunatic and can't speak, or lead the church anymore" train. Not a single person outside of President Monson's family, the Quorum of the Twelve, and President Monson's doctors probably even know what is happening. Everything is pretty speculative at this point. And besides. He is God's prophet. Nothing is going to happen that the Lord is not going to take care of. People just need to calm down. He is still my Prophet, and their Prophet. And that doesn't change based on Tom, Dick, and Harry's assessment of President Monson's health.
Elder Holland's talk was inspiring to say the least. I am always amazed by what an incredible story-teller he is. Sterling and I were talking about it yesterday night at dinner, and we both were so touched by the way he told the story. Any general authority could have told that story, but only Elder Holland could tell that story with so much power. I love that man so much. He has touched my life.

I am DEFINITELY happy and positive:) There is no greater thing I could be doing right now, except maybe helping my mother move;) Haha. 

On a side note, I bought new razors this week and with glazed over eyes started singing to them "These are my friends, see how they glisten! See this one shine, how it smiles in the light. My Friends!" hahaha.

Love you all,
-Elder Warenski

P.S. Pictures on the way.

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