Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Short weekend

Monday, November 24, 2008 3:35 AM
Well it's only been a few days since I’ve last written. Thursday we had a dinner with the Bishop which was quite nice and knocked into a girl from Missouri-she wasn't that interested, just liked having guests. Friday we showed Eveline some of the Special witnesses DVD and she loved it. The spirit was very strong. I love listening to the Apostles. We then went and saw one of the investigators from the other area. Her name is Becky. She's been to church a couple times and is enjoying the Church. The rest of the evening we spent knocking. It's been really cold lately. That coat Telitha gave me for Christmas last year has done a great job. I love it, its fun (and warm). Saturday we had a bit of a mix-up with one of our Dinner Appointments and drove to a place 25 min out of town for an appointment that we didn't have. We went to the wrong house then had to drive back up afterwards to the right one. It was a bit embarrassing, but hey, it happens :-).
Church went well. Eveline came and even shared a personal experience with the Relief Society. Obviously I wasn't there, but they told me that a lot of the women were in tears so it was a big step for her. Becky was sick so she couldn't come :-(. We knocked in the afternoon and got in to teach a couple young people from South Africa. They speak Afrikaans (spelling??). Luckily we have the Book of Mormon in that language so we'll be giving it to them on Thursday. That's pretty much all our weekend consisted of. It was good, but not too eventful.
We've got Zone Conference this week on Thursday in Reading so that'll be good. Also, Thursday is Thanksgiving!! Well.... where you are :-). The Americans are having a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday at the Chapel. If we have time we'll probably stop by. I hope you all enjoy it. Hope you're having a great autumn (feels like winter here). I look forward to talking to you next week. Love Ya!
Elder Kyle Warner

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Loads of blessings

Thursday, November 20, 2008 4:57 AM
Sorry about not telling you it was moves week this past week. Oh well. A lot has happened since I wrote last. My birthday went well. I got mom and dad's package in the morning, which had cake mix and frosting in it. I made the cake for District meeting and it was really good. Maybe I'll be a chef when I get home ;-).
We struggled the first part of last week, but many miracles followed. Wednesday we ran into a member who just so happened to work with Eveline's husband. It made me think to call Eveline to invite her to a ward activity on Thursday so I gave her a ring and finally got a hold of her. Sue (the member) gave Eveline a lift to the activity and they really enjoyed it. We then invited her to go to Reading with us on Saturday to see a baptism. That worked out as well and she loved the baptism. She felt the spirit very strongly so E. Schunke and I asked her if she was ready to prepare herself for the 6th of December to be baptized. She excitedly accepted the commitment. We've seen her almost daily since then. She loved church and is looking forward to it. She was well prepared by the Lord for us. We didn't really do anything, but open our mouths.
Friday we knocked into two families on the same street! One was a woman who hadn't been to church in years and the other we'd met on the street before. It's been tough to see them since, but my faith and testimony of asking for righteous desires (like families to teach) and receiving has grown immensely this past week.
This past Tuesday was our last District Meeting of the moves and we held it at the Oxford Chapel. Afterwards we saw Eveline and she was still getting more and more excited for her date. I also got a phone call that night from President Swinton telling me that he was releasing and moving E. Jones and I was being called to be the new District Leader in the Oxford District. Yesterday morning we got even more surprising news. Because only one Elder and one Sister came in yesterday they had to condense some areas. E. Schunke has now moved to Staines (living with E. McConkie I think) and E. Jones' companion, E. White, is now my companion. So we just picked up each others' investigators and we're back to a two man area. It was really surprising, but E. White and I are excited. I've got loads of pictures, but the computer isn't working. I'll do my best. Anywho, I'm excited to be in Oxford again, especially for Christmas. I think it'll be really good. Well I better get reading e-mails. I love you all and I'll talk to you on MONDAY (this Monday)!
-Elder Kyle Warner

Happy Birthday, Elder Warner ** November 11th

Mom sent the birthday package and it arrived the day before his birthday. He waited until the next day to open his birthday party in a box!!

Sorry you had to bake your own cake but you did a great job. Where are the rest of the candles?
How many baptisms did you wish for?!!

That's some big box! What do you think is in it?

Way to go Stangers! The balloons and chocolates and picture were a great surprise!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Short e-mail

Monday, November 10, 2008 3:30 AM
Sorry this week is going to be short. I've got a lot of e-mails I want to read and respond to. We taught a few new people this week. While on Exchange in Reading with Elder Di Iulio (my 1st DL, now ZL) Elder Schunke and Elder King (other ZL) knocked in and taught a family of 3 and their friend. Not too much has happened with them since, but we'll see if we can strengthen their desire tonight when we see them.
We've been doing a lot of knocking early in the day because it gets dark around 4:30 now. It's raining almost every day now too, but it's not too bad. We've kind of lost contact with Eveline so we haven't been able to challenge her to baptism. Obviously someone is working hard against us. We'll have to work a bit harder and faster I guess.... Anywho, I attached some pictures. Two are from last night. I made us some Fish and Chips (battered em myself) and

had a battered mars bar for dessert

It wasn't too bad.

I'm sure they look tasty in the pictures, yeah?


Love you all!!! Have a GREAT week.
-Elder Kyle Warner
P.S. I'm going to be two decades old tomorrow.....WIERD..:-)
A typical English bloke?!?!
Happy Birthday, Elder Warner!! We love you!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Monday, November 3, 2008 3:37 AM
OK so not really an eventful week so thankfully we've got pictures! Monday we toured a couple colleges. We got to go up the tower in University Church, which is the oldest building in Oxford.

One picture is of me on the edge with another college behind me.
One is of me in a chair in the oldest library in Oxford (no public access-a member got us in :-)

one is of a library called the Radcliffe Camera and
another is of one of the main roads in Oxford called High Street(taken from the tower of the Church.

It was a pretty fun P-day- one of my favorites.
Tuesday we had Zone Meeting in Reading (redding) which was pretty spiritual. We talked a lot about the converting power of the Book of Mormon and how we can focus more on people, not numbers. Elder Schunke and I had to train there so the other Oxford Elders could pick up the Elders in Newbury. When E. Schunke and I got back we hurried to a Dinner Appointment with the Gordon family. It was snowing! I pretty much laughed the whole way. E. Schunke's umbrella broke so he wasn't too happy.
Halloween was alright...Finding was pretty impossible. We had an appointment in the middle of the day and Dinner with Sister Evans in the ward. She's a very sweet old lady. She made us a very nice meal and we ate, are you ready for this?........Cherry pie with custard and I liked it :-). (Don’t be shocked, mom, I'm changing ha-ha). We had to go home after that. We weren't allowed to stay out past 6 for a few reasons. The rest of the week we just found. It was a pretty rough week as far as finding new people to teach, but the two people we do have are going well. Eveline is very close to being challenged for baptism. We're seeing her tomorrow so we'll pray about it and see how we feel. She hasn't been to church yet, but she really loves what we teach.
That was pretty much our week. Not too many big miracles to share, sorry, but hey, I got you some pictures ya? Well I love you all and I hope you're doing great. I'll talk to you next week.

Elder Kyle Warner