“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

Monday, October 19, 2015

This week was amazing. We have a baptism scheduled for Friday. Guy DeLage from Montreal will be baptized! He has had the most amazing transformation. Literally, the man was apparently a part of a biker gang that was more hard-core than Hell's Angels. But now he is just a teddy bear. The man is incredible. He quit smoking, drinking, and a whole lot of other things to be a part of the church to be closer to Jesus Christ. He kept on telling us how much the church is working and how much it really is true. He is so faithful and it is a privilege to see him go through with this. I'm so grateful to know him.
Another amazing development is a man named Alex Rzepa. He is Jewish, and he has been investigating the church for around two weeks now. I'm SO happy to say that he is on date for baptism. He is one of the most amazing investigators I have ever met. He is SO in tune with the spirit, he just doesn't necessarily realize it quite yet. The Lord is really reaching out to him. One of the miracles that happened this week was this:
Alex came to church on Sunday. When he got there, he told Elder Roberts and I that his wife wasn't too thrilled about it. We asked him if it was still alright for him to be there, and he assured us that he was fine. We walked into the chapel and sat down on one of the pews. And guess who walked in??? (No, it wasn't his wife.) It was a member of our ward named Bjorn Larsen! And guess what?!?! He knew Alex!!! And guess what!!!!! He is Alex's family's DOCTOR!!!! AND GUESS WHAT?!?!?! Alex's wife really likes him! What are the chances of that! Bjorn said he looked at him and he had a million thoughts go through his head telling him why it couldn't be Alex, number one being "HE'S JEWISH!?!?!". Haha. But the Lord really set up a miracle right there. Alex was going to talk to Bjorn about going out and having a drink with him, and so we're super hopeful that his wife's heart will be softened. It is amazing. We are seeing so many things just light up. I've never been such a successful, busy, and happy missionary before. We have 5 people on date for baptism in our area!!!! 5!!!! I've only ever had 1 or 2! The mission average is like.... 1.3 or something like that per area! The Lord is really blessing us. It's all because of Him.
Exchanges were great! I've never been over into British Columbia before, but it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The Kootenays are super beautiful. It was a completely different place out there. Super mountainous and lush. After living in the prairie for this long, it was really weird, hahaha.

Anyway, I love you so much! I hope everything is going well,

-Elder Warenski

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