Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr []
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 9:17 AM
Subject: Merry Christmas!!

Hello Hello--

We had an awesome Christmas program at church yesterday. Since we are in
the choir we had a mighty performance. We sang about 5 songs, and the
director is awesome because he taught music a Crane for about 40 years
and a couple years at BYU as well. My favorite was "What Child is This?"

I think this has been the most meaningful Christmas of my life. i have
learned so much more about the Savior and his mission, but i also
realized that my Christmas experiences growing up were not special
because of presents, but because our family was together. The hymns have
been more meaningful this year.

Elder Fredericksen and i both have stockings hanging by the tree, and
we're both constantly reminding eachother that we hope santa comes to
fill our stocking... it's a little weird because we're both wondering if
we're going to buy stuff for eachother, but we dont talk about it. and
the fact that we're toghether 24/7 makes it even more interesting. On
Christmas morning it will be interesting to see if santa came.

On Christmas day we have some good plans. Of course i will be talking to
you guys... but for breakfast we will be going to the La Barge's home to
eat. Brother La Barge was a gang banger for the majority of his life and
has tattoos all over his body. He nor his wife have any teeth, and their
kids are really homely. They are sooo excited that we're coming over to
eat with them, and their normal behavior is entertaining to us. My first
time going over there, they offered me a can of beer... so i went along
with it thinking they were joking... he got 2 cold beers out of the
fridge and started driking one... he insisted that i open it, so i
opened it to find that it was full of candle wax and a wick. They all
roared with laughter, and it made their day. For dinner we had
spaghetti... the sauce was really sweet... then he mentioned that he put
maple syrup in the sauce. haha... that's why we like going over there,
because something interesting always happens. After the La Barges, we
want to go to an old folk's home and spend time with the elderly. We're
hoping they will have a piano so i can play some christmas songs for
them. The rest of the day we'll probably just study and ponder a lil

well, i love you guys, and i hope you have a great Christmas! ill talk
to you on friday!!

Elder Warr

Monday, December 14, 2009

Brother Crump

Some great things have been happening the past couple days! It has been way cold, but out of the kindness of the Lord's heart, he has allowed me to be in a car during this winter season... maybe it's because of the collateral i put up to him by walking for the majority of my mission.

We spent a couple days out of our area. We drove to Lake Placid (home of the 1980 winter olympics) to train a companionship that has been struggling with the work. We just hit the streets with them in hopes to build up their teaching pool a little bit. We call it a Blitz when we hit another companionship's area with them.

Racquetball is one of my new passions, we have been going over to SUNY to play a couple times a week, and it's a blast. so, if any of you want to challenge me to a racquetball game when the time comes... be prepared to be humbled....

Last night we had one of the most spiritual lessons i have had on my mission. We have been working with a less active couple for a few weeks, and on P-days we have been playing racquetball with the husband (brother Crump). They both fell out of the loop and basically forgot what the fruit of the gospel tasted like. Brother Crump said that he wasn't blessed with the "gift of faith" and after reading alma 32 with him we pressed upon him that in order to believe it has to begin with desire. We committed him to read the Book of Mormon. After a week of reading...he is already in Enos, and he has had legitimate questions. He also explained that he is beginning to feel bad about some of his sins. We explained to him Lehi's vision of the Tree of Life, in that the fruit represents the love of God or the Atonement. We read many passages about Christ's atonement and bore testimony from deep within our hearts. Tears came to this man's eyes as he began to merely taste of the love of our Heavenly Father through the sacrifice of His son. Brother Crump began to repent without even realizing it... we pointed out to him that he already realizes his sins, and he is feeling godly sorrow. He now has a desire to come to church, because he understands the meaning and importance of the sacrament. This has been a defining moment in my road of testimony.

Christmas will be great. I am looking forward to talking to you guys! just so you know, i will be calling in the afternoon on Christmas day, so that means i will probably call you guys around 12 or 1 your time.. keep your phones by you because i dont know who im calling first.

i love you guys!

merry christmas

"I can't even touch my toes."

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr []
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 10:16 AM

Happy December guys--

I'm still getting in the flow of things here in Potsdam. I think
sometimes my mind is overloaded with things being a zone leader now.
Sometimes it's hard to balance my thoughts because i have to think about
our investigators, our zone, and then myself. I'm being stretched a lot.
Speaking of being stretched.. i am not flexible at all.. i cant even
touch my toes. i dont know if it's genetic... can any of my siblings
touch their toes? can anyone in our family touch their toes? anyways...
There are some awesome music schools here in Potsdam-- Crane School of
Music is one of them... so there are a ton of lds students at this
branch who are really musical. it has been awesome! We are in the Branch
Choir.. which is lead by a non-member who taught for 40 years at Crane,
and he also taught at BYU. We are trying to teach him.. Brother Stephan
is his name. I met him and talked to him earlier in my mission when i
came to potsdam for a fireside... his wife is a member of the church. I
have been loving the music up here.

We had a baptism on saturday, two little boys who's parents went less
active a few years ago. They were so excited to get baptized, and the
elders had been working with them a couple months before i got here. We
have been finding like crazy up here. Last night we found a family of
four. The Yaketta family. they were a really humble family, and i loved
teaching them the gospel so much. I kept hearing in my mind.."they have
been prepared.... they have been prepared." One of my favorite things as
a missionary is seeing peoples' reaction to our message, whether it be
positive or negative..epecially people who have never heard it before...
some people grasp onto it right away, and others just have no clue or
desire to understand what we're saying. I have learned lately that some
people have the "gift of faith" to believe when they hear truth, and
others have a really hard time having faith because they don't possess
that gift.... but they can. Many people struggle with faith their whole
lives until they learn the recipe of developing faith. There has to be
desire backing their faith. One thing i tell people often is that no
matter what we do in our lives.. we cannot avoid the truth of why we're
all here. there may be thousands of different beliefs about God... but
truth is absolute... and there really is only ONE do we
find it? by asking God. I think i am one of those people who was blessed
with the gift of faith. i have never doubted this gospel once in my
life... but if we dont have that gift then is has to be given to us just
like any gift that you recieve from someone. anyways... i just felt like
i should tell you these things.

I love you all, and you should be expecting a christmas card from Elder
Fredericksen and me in the coming days!!


Elde Warr

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hello Potsdam!

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr []
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 10:02 AM
Hello Potsdam!

Happy winter everyone
I had an awesome thanksgiving... i actually spent it in Utica at Presand Sister Bulloch's house. I drove up to Utica on Wednesday, and met upwith Elder Fredericksen, and then we stayed with the assistants for 3days. We couldnt go back to Potsdam because we had Zone Leader Councilin Utica on friday so there would have been no point to drive 3 hoursback for thanksgiving, and then 3 hours back for ZLC.
Thanksgiving was awesome, we ate at about noon, and it was fun becausethere were a few other missionaries there with us. President Bullochgave us a discourse after we ate, and then we all went around the tablesaying what we're thankful for. There wasn't one missionary in that roomthat didnt say they were grateful for their family. It caused me toreflect deeply on my blessings. I just wanted to tell you guys howthankful i am for this family. I cant believe how much my love for ourfamily has grown. I am who i am today because of Mom and Dad... theyworked hard to provide and teach me righteous things. Emily and Masonhave had an amazing impact on my life because of their examples.. and iam so grateful for their friendships. Blake, im really glad we becameclose before i left. I feel like Blake and my relationship over theyears was training for my companions on my mission. I have askedHeavenly Father repeatedly over the years why i am so lucky to have suchgreat blessings in my life. i feel like my mission is collateral toheavenly father for what he has given me. I am so lucky guys, and i wasthinking about you a lot during my thanksgiving time. thank you for thelove.
I also feel really blessed because i am serving with Elder Fredericksen!i feel like i am serving with my best friend... he's a stud, it has beenan awesome reunion since the MTC. We are having a blast, and ourteaching is really unified... and because we're both seasonedmissionaries, i feel like i dont have all the weight on me,he doesnthave to look at me for all the answers. it's a relief. I attached apicture of us in this email. We just took that picture as we areemailing.
Potsdam is great. The people are much more friendly than the people inSyracuse. The people are a little bit more homely up here in the northcountry, it's funny. Most people dont have teeth. But the students atSUNY Potsdam bring youth to the Branch so it's fun. This Branch also hasan awesome choir and they are really musical!
I gotta go but i love you all.

Elder Warr

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Breaking records

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr []
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:44 AM
Subject: Goodbye Syracuse

Hey guys!

a lot has happened....

We got transfer calls, and they are sending me wayy up north to Potsdam,
NY to be a zone leader with Elder Fredericksen who was my MTC companion!
I love that guy so much. he's seriously a stud. ill be spending
thanksgiving and christmas with him, that will be fun. I am sad to leave
Syracuse, but my sadness is drown out by what i have to look forward to.
and on top of that, i will be in a car! someone told me that i have the
record for longest time walking-- 16 months. I'll be rolling in a 2009
chevy malibu. I guess it's really cold up there.

My buddy Nate is coming home from his mission in New Mexico today.
that's crazy how fast that was, i miss him a lot.

Yesterday at church because it was my last Sunday i was asked to do a
musical number, so i played "This is The Christ" with a Sister John. she
has an awesome voice, it was fun. Bearing my testimony when leaving an
area always makes me realize how much i have grown in that area. The
Lord has changed me a lot.

I decided that the thing i hate the most in life is saying goodbye to
people, im just not very good at it. I have this thing inside of me when
i meet people, i just want to be friends with them. I have realized how
many friendships and people i have come to love here. Im sad because i
have worked hard for these people here, and i love them, but im also so
excited for the coming months... that's called a "bittersweet" feeling
for those of you feel sad and happy but dont know how to articulate it
into words. I'm going to Utica in the morning to meet up with Elder
Fredericksen and then go up to Potsdam.

well, i hope you all have a thanksgiving full of laughter and love.
During your thanksgiving feast, reguardless of how large or small it be,
you should all go around the table and say how much you miss kyle, and
your favorite thing about him. that will add to the joy of the holiday.


elder warr

Monday, November 16, 2009

Things are swell in the 'Cuse.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [

Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:15 AM
Subject: Peeps-


Had stake conference in Liverpool yesterday, the Palmyra temple
president came and said some really cool things. President Bulloch spoke
as well, he's so awesome.

I'm about to go play some basketball for our P-day activity.. im
excited, i havent played basketball in a while. One of my missionary
buddies, Elder Fowler has a grampa that knows Grampa Warr. I guess they
used to call Grampa "Buckshot". Elder Fowler's grandparents own
Starlight Theater in Idaho, so it was funny that we got to talk about it
and stuff.

Transfer calls are on Saturday, i have a feeling im leaving Syracuse. I
shall update you all when i get the chance. Everything is swell here in
the 'Cuse. :) adios!

with much supplication,
elder warr

Monday, November 9, 2009


Good morning

It snowed on thursday here in Syracuse, and today it's 70 degrees. it's been a roller coaster in trying to decide how warm to bundle up. We bought bus passes because it's going to start snowing, so we are going to have to learn how to work Syracuse in a completely different way... it will be interesting because the bus schedules here arent nearly as good as Albany's.

Well, Elder Dandridge and i have three investigators with baptismal dates right now for the end of November! A woman named Admiria, and then two sisters named Nikki, and Tiffany. The Lord has blessed us a lot lately by leading us to prepared people. the only problem is that these investigators arent seeing the importance of coming to church, they know that baptism is good... but in their minds baptism doesnt link to coming to church. If you could all include them in your prayers that would be great.

I spent a day in Cortland this week, it's about 40 minutes out of Syracuse... there's a new missionary that i exchanged with, and helped him with some struggles he was having. we had a good time. Yesterday we got a call to visit a man in the Veteran's Hospital, he's severely depressed, and he was becoming abusive to his family. He's a convert of 10 years, and he just wanted someone to talk to. He spoke about seeing men killed right in front of his face... i cant even imagine. I have met varieties of people... everyone has a story, and they're all different... the guys in that hospital experienced things that most of us wont experience in our lives. There's a sign on the front of the Veteran's hospital that says.."The Price of Freedom can be seen here".There are some veterans who were interested in learning more so we're going back tomorrow to teach them.

May we all look for Veterans to uplift this week. Maybe go and play board games with them at the nearest VA hospital... or put a flag up in the front yard.


Elder Warr

p.s. in the picture with the fishing pole... we were learning how to become "fishers of men"

Monday, November 2, 2009

"breaking peoples' chairs"

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 9:47 AM
Subject: Hey

Another week has passed on my sojourn through NY.

Elder Dandridge and i are getting along well, he makes me laugh. He's a
drummer, so he's always banging on things.. sometimes i just have to
tune it out... especially when im studying. but i realized a while back
that it doesnt make life better if i make a deal out of little things...
because regardless, i still live with this person 24/7. No matter who
you are... there is NEVER going to be someone who does things exactly
the way you expect them to, they are always going to eat loud... or
leave lights on... or breath loud. i came to this conclusion- if we are
critical of others' ticks and habits, and if we let them bother us, it
will drive us crazy to the point of unhappiness. Think about Heavenly
Father... i think he's really patient with our ticks and habits... we
all do some things that you think would drive Him crazy. I've learned
that ALL people do things that arent normal... except for me.. because
what's normal to me, isnt necessarily normal to someone else.

The work is going good. We found some cool investigators this last week,
and we are hoping they are promising. You never know what could happen
before the second visit. After the second and third visit you can get a
good idea of how quickly someone can progress. sometimes people will
really surprise you though.. so that's where prayer comes in.

We have one with a baptismal date right now- Admiria, on Nov- 21st.
she's a little shakey, but we're working with her.

funny experience- on Tuesday we went teaching with a member- Brother
Kirkland... he came to teach a girl named Kelly with us. Brother
Kirkland is a 67 yr old, 280 lb black man from mississippi. He joined 2
years ago so he's still very baptist in his church language. Well, after
we taught her, we bore testimony and said the closing prayer. and then
Brother Kirkland was about to get up, and his chair broke, and he fell
to the ground. He was so embarassed, i ran over to help him up, and
after some intense lifting, he got up and said to Kelly "im so sorreh, i
come ova here and eat yo food, and break yo chair... im embarassed... my
face is probably blacker than it always is." haha, we all started

may we all look for ways to make bad situations light by laughing, by
smiling, or by breaking peoples' chairs.

i love you all.

Elder Warr

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

subtle advertising in this email!

From: Kyle Warr []
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:05 AM
Subject: Good Day

Hello peepo's... it's a beautiful day here in Syracuse this morning.

The zone leaders are coming over this afternoon and we are all going to
carve pumpkins... we arent going to be allowed to proselyte during
halloween hours because it doesn't seem logisitic.... last year we went
to a restaurant on halloween night and people complimented our

anyways, it has been ridiculously beautiful lately, i attached a sweet
picture of Elder Dandridge and i in the forest.

Rob (the police officer we've been teaching) dropped us... he said he
doesnt think the church is for him.... that was like a dagger to my
heart. But, it's ok... because i just saved a bunch of money on my car
insurance by switching to Geico. We're still teaching Sunny, and she's
doing well, she brought her husband to church, and we were glad to see
them. there was a primary program yesterday... probably the most
interesting one i have ever seen. Another bike was stolen this week....
it's no surprise considering we live in the bike stealing capitol of the

Well, i love everyone

-elder warr

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pictured: What to wear?

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 9:21 AM
Subject: Hey

Good morning guys, so much happened lately...

Marlin K. Jensen is the man! I had such a cool experience at our mission
conference. It was really good to see everyone in the mission as well.
Elder Jensen is the church historian, so he had a lot of cool facts and
percentages about the church that he told us about. I felt like we were
hearing things that arent announced to the entire church... some of the
privileges of being a missionary. He spoke about experiences with
President Hinckley and the quorum of the twelve, i think that was some
of my favorite parts of his training. He trained for a good 3 hours...
and i felt in tune with everything he was saying. It was almost like his
sermon was a spiritual journey that we went on. im grateful for him
because it really put my mission in perspective of how i can impact the
lives of the people of new york. He has had so much experience and
gained so much wisdom, that everything he said was worth writing down.
anyways, i could go on forever about it.

During conference weekend, Elder Dandridge and i were stopped on the
street by a woman in her car, she said she wanted us to come to her home
and teach her. We went about a week later.. and taught her the first
lesson, and committed her to pray about it all. We went back a couple
days ago, and she had prayed and knows that everything we're teaching is
true. As we taught about Adam and Eve and how we all have personal
agency, something in her mind clicked, and it all made sense to her. She
said that while we were teaching she would ask a question in her mind,
and then before she could put it to words, we answered it. She cried and
said, "Do you feel that warmth in the room?" it was so awesome. we bore
testimony one after another. it was a really cool experience. Her name
is Mira, and ill keep you updated with her.

This last saturday we got a call to do some service for a woman in
Liverpool. She's a nonmember, and she rents out homes to people.
Apparenly she evicted the tenants at this particular home because they
werent paying rent, and they decided to thrash the place. The basement
was FILLED with trash and the most disgusting things you can thing of...
we spent 5 hour cleaning out this basement. There were 6 of us. That's
not even mentioning the broken walls and vandalism in all of the other
parts of the house. As i have learned more about life on my mission, i
understand what happen to people when they arent taught correct things
whey they are young... a kid will grow up to be the person he was taught
to be... some of it being choice. anyways..

im grateful for my mission. Im grateful for the everyday opportunities i
get to help people, to make a difference in their lives, and to teach
them a thing or two... even learn a thing or two from them.

i love you all!

elder warr

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stressed out and losing hair

The transfer call came, and i will be staying in syracuse with Elder Dandridge for another transfer. I will also be District Leading here as well.

General Conference was last week. that was so awesome. I loved it all. but by far my favorite talk was Elder Holland's. If you know anyone that is doubting the Book of Mormon.... make them watch that talk! it's powerful. and i remember thinking to myself "now that's what an apostle's testimony sounds like". I also really liked Elder Christofferson's talk about Discipline.

Elder Marlin K Jensen (church historian) is coming to speak to our mission this Friday for the whole day... so ill let you know how that went!

I got a fun visit from Gramma and Grampa Warr this last week as well! They came through Syracuse because they finished their mission in Nauvoo, and i was so happy to see them. Thanks guys :) We went out to dinner, and laughed a lot. it was great to see them. I'm proud of their service in Nauvoo.

Im stressing a lot lately and losing hair. I cant help it. Shannon didnt end up getting baptized on friday because her mom decided that she couldnt be baptized 3 days before the baptism. I ripped some of my favorite slacks on my bike chain the other day. and I constantly have a headache. maybe it's just winter. BUT... we're having fun. and we have grown a lot the last couple weeks. I find comfort in knowing that it has never been easy to preach the gospel. All of the thousands of missionaries that have preceded me im sure had headaches and ripped clothes... lost hair.....and had unfair things happen... it's the refiner's fire right?

It's also beautiful because of the trees. It has been cloudy lately so i havent got many pictures... but i will try to get some pictures of the up-state NY fall this week.

I hope everyone is loving life in your dry and warm homes.. in your 200 hp cars...and with your loved ones that surround you.

i needed to get that out.

i love you all, and im still working hard.

love, elder warr

I love the Lord

Sister Warr,
My name is Laura Hansen and I live in the Syracuse area where Elder Warr is serving. My daughter, Jenica, had the opportunity to sing Elder Warr's favorite song "I Love the Lord" as Elder Warr accompanied her. They practiced for 2 hours the night before and I recorded the last song of their practice for the night. The next day Jenica woke up with a cold and was worried about singing but they went forward anyways. They practiced 3 times before sacrament meeting and I could tell she was congested. When they performed everything cleared up for Jenica. Elder Warr and Jenica's dynamics and everything came together so beautifully. The spirit was very strong and it was beautiful! Last Monday, we scheduled to get together to record it in the chapel. Elder Warr's grandparents were able to be here to listen to them as they practiced for us to record it. Jenica was still recovering from her sore throat but we wanted to get it done before transfers came. It all worked out. Jenica had a few struggles but it is still pretty good and we were able to offer our home to Elder Warr's grandparents and help them out some.
You are blessed with a wonderful son and he is doing a great job out here! Grandparents were awesome too. Anyways, I finally got the video put together and have posted it to youtube so both our families back home can enjoy it also.
So enjoy,
Laura Hansen

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Humourously, but seriously" -- nice spelling

Fall is arriving! It's really cool because the sky here has totally changed color, it's like a pearlescent blue, it is beautiful. I cant believe how some trees can just change colors like that.

Elder Dandridge and i were able to go up to Onandaga Community College to go to a "Faith Fair". We set up a table and decorated it with pamphlets, cards, etc... and we had some cool banners up. The picture will describe. We weren't able to proselyte, but because we are two attractive young men, the people came to our table. :) It was great because we got to talk to a bunch of people from different faiths, and we noticed that the best way was just to find common ground and then expound about the things we believe. We are teaching 3 people that we met at the fair, they are students. I think it's so interesting to see the difference in peoples' views on why we are here. Many people make up their own opinion throughout their lives... whether it's a great spirit, or an unknown god. There are a lot of Christians.. namely Roman Catholics, Baptists, Methodists etc.. but they just dont understand the doctrines in the bible or the reasons for them... it makes me think of 1 Nephi 15:14..."wherefore, they shall come to the knowledge of their Redeemer and the very POINTS of his doctrine, that they may know how to come unto him and be saved."

I'm grateful for truth, in that it's unavoidable.

I have been in Syracuse for 4 months now... it's all a blur. It feels like i just left Albany.... i realize why they call the 2nd half of a mission "downhill" because the days just fly by. I think that my mind is just so overloaded with information, that i dont have time to think about time. But there are some slow times as well.

Shannon is going to be baptized oct 9 at 7pm. we are excited for her, she's loving church and young womens. Elder Dandridge is going to baptize her... it will be his first! sweet! and ill be conferring the Holy Ghost on her. sweetness.

Humourously, but seriously,

Elder Warr

Monday, September 21, 2009

"I Love the Lord"

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [

Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 9:18 AM
Subject: My Peepo's!

Hey guys! sorry i didnt get an email out to everyone last week, i was
thus engaged in the work of the Lord.

Last week the Hansen family in the ward asked me if i would like to do a
musical number in church with their 16 year old daughter Jeneka. I said
yes, and they wanted me to pick a song for her to sing to. I chose a
song called "I Love The Lord" (you should google it) and it's sung to
the tune of "Be Still My Soul". Jeneka has such a beautiful voice. we
practiced before church, and then played it in sacrament meeting
yesterday. it was so cool, my companion recorded it when we were
practicing before church. Everyone enjoyed the song because the lyrics
are so powerful. it brought a strong spirit to sacrament meeting. Some
members came up to us afterwards and emotionally thanked us for the
song. I just love music!(if you couldn't tell)

Shannon (the 13 yr old investigator) came to church again yesterday. She
loved it so much, the young women fellowshipped her so well, and she
told us she is just so happy when she comes to church. She has also been
going to mutual on wed nights. She's so cool. I get so excited because
these few moments in Shannon's life where she has felt the spirit at
church are shaping her into the person that she is going to be forever.
Our teaching her the gospel has lasting consequences. She'll be baptized
oct. 7th!

General Conference is coming up! i seriously cant wait, it will be a
plentifully spiritual time. haha

i love you all, and know that i am toiling and sweating out here for the
cause of zion. and it's only because it's true.


Elder Warr


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [

Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 2:45 PM
Subject: Everyone

Hey guys,

I got my boy, his name is Elder Dandridge from Mesa, AZ.. he's a really
humble guy who is out here for all of the right reasons, we get along
great. I am loving training, it has reminded me of the beginning of my
mission, and i can see how much i have grown. I especially lately have
noticed a big difference in my teaching, and ablility to listen to the
spirit. I find that am now seeking after obedience rather than just
obeying because it's the rule. The days seem to be going by too fast. i
dont know where the last 13 months of my mission went. We are loving our
work here in Syracuse and we really have seen miracles. The Lord has
literally dropped people in our paths and we know we have been guided.

There are devil squirrels here in Syracuse, they are the scariest things
i have ever seen. i attached a picture with this email..

thanks for all of your support! i love reading your emails and letters.
I gotta go!

love, elder warr

Sunday, September 6, 2009

last week's letter (sorry)

----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:24 AM

Subject: Welcome Greenie!


On Saturday morning I got a call from President Bulloch. He told me that
he has been impressed with my missionary work and he asked if i would be
willing to train a new missionary... i told him i would do anything he
wanted me to do. So i'll be training a new missionary here in Syracuse.
I am excited because i remember the fire that i had when i first got in
the field. There are some things that i wish my trainer would have done,
and now i can do those for my "boy". I am excited for the next transfer.
I will meet him Wednesday morning in Utica, and we will have a new
missionary meeting with the other new missionaries and trainers. I hope
he has been exercising because we bike a lot!

We have been so blessed lately. I feel like my teaching has improved,
and sometimes i just get so full of joy because of the changes and
commitments our investigators are making. This week was awesome. We set
a girl named Shannon with a baptismal date, and we have 4 other
prospects who want to enter into the strait and narrow. I have had fun
with Elder Slater, he'll be transferred to Corning, NY.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement. you are all saints.

with all the love that i possess,

elder warr

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Jets will have to wait.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 9:35 AM
Subject: hey- Good morn, This weekend we get transfer calls, so i'll keep you updated with that. I'm assuming that i will stay in Syracuse, considering i have only been here for 3 months. I went on an exchange to Cortland, NY last week, it was fun. The NY Jets from the NFL have their training camp there, so the whole town was decorated with Jets attire. We wanted to go see them, but they were on the road. maybe we could have converted the whole Jets team... but it's just not their time to hear the gospel. haha. We are teaching a few new people, there's a man named Rob who's a police officer here in Syracuse.. he's doing really well. He came to church for sacrament meeting but had to bounce out for work after that. He has a lot of potential so we'll see how that goes. We're workin hard!! I'm going to get going but i hope you all press forward with a steadfast faith in Christ. The church is true. love, elder warr

Monday, August 17, 2009


What a great time i have been having recently on my mission.

We had a zone conference in Auburn this week, and it was amazing. President Bulloch trained out on not "looking back" Luke 9:62 and "pride". I could write many paragraphs about it, but for sake of time i will just tell you that i had such an awesome spiritual experience. I have realized that many, if not all sins hinge on PRIDE. My mission has changed. My life has changed. I am a different person because of this realization. i wish i could go through all the scriptures and detail that President did, but maybe when i come home we will all have a training by me.. and i will teach about how to be stripped of pride and how we can apply that principle in our lives. I feel like that was exactly what i needed to hear at this time in my life. I think that zone conference was for ME. but that was a prideful statement so i will agree that the zone conference was for all missionaries. Since President Bulloch has come in, there is a spirit of unity spreading. it's great!

In those pictures that i attached.. there's one where i am holding some shrubbery... well that is in fact a weed. I have never ever seen that big of weeds in my life... we had an investigator's yard that was going crazy, so we got to spend some time doing it for her. The other picture is Terry Davey.. he's the from Watertown, and he's now out of the hospital after suffering a stroke and is back in watertown. We blessed him on the day that they didnt think he was going to live... it was amazing to watch him come back after we gave him that blessing. the doctors couldnt believe it. The priesthood is real.

I have a deep love for you all, and "my soul delighteth in the things of the lord" 2 Ne. 4:15 May we all watch out for those "shafts in the whirlwind" Helaman 5:12 that the devil sends at us.


Elder Warr

Monday, August 10, 2009

Riding Wheelies

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 8:49 AM
Subject: People people

I am trying to think of meaningful things to tell everyone... so this is
what i got.

My Trainer Elder Bench became an assistant to the president recently...
so it's really nice because i get to call him whenever i want and talk
to him about everything... He is such an awesome guy, he gives me really
good advice on some questions that i have had about some investigators.

Sunny Jiminez (one of the latina women that we're teaching)... she
invited us over for dinner the other night, and it was awesome. They had
an awesome house... i still think it's so beautiful here in NY. I love
the homes out here... some of them have backyards of just nature and
forest. There are literally deer just walking around these peoples
houses. We ended up teaching her husband as well! his name is Eddie. He
has some questions about life... and says he needs proof. We read
scriptures and told some experiences, and now he's praying about some
doubts that he has.

My legs are getting bigger every day... biking is no longer a hindrance
to us because i dont even get tired anymore.... I'm probably the best
biker here in Syracuse. i can do sweet jumps all the time, and i can
ride a wheelie for quite some time.

Last night there was a lightening storm that went on for about 4 hours.
The lightening was seriously non-stop and it looked like strobe lights
coming in through the clouds. I had never seen anything like it before
in my existence.

Well, i love you guys.... stay cool fools.


elder warr

Monday, August 3, 2009

Rules Rules Rules

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 8:48 AM
Subject: Yo


The spirit of our mission has changed a wee bit. We got trained out on
agency in our mission. President Bulloch is a different person than
President Eckersley. He has a testimony that people gain testimony of
principles by applying them into their lives and gaining a witness that
they are true through experiences. Missionaries have been asking so many
little questions to President Bulloch about the rules... so he has just
said that we are agents unto ourselves and that he's not going to
command in all things. He quoted from Jacob saying "O be wise, what can
i say more?" President Eckersley liked to handle all of the little
things, but President Bulloch wants us to discern the little things.
He's giving us a lot of trust, and i hope missionaries dont abuse it.
but we'll see!

The ministry continues... because of the Hill Cumorah Pageant a couple
weeks ago, we got 17 referrals this week, so Elder Slater and I have
been working our tails off to get to all of's been fun.

I hope you are all having fun living your worldly lives....."But as for
me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15)

love, elder Warr

Monday, July 27, 2009

Maria and Sunny

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 8:13 AM
Subject: Hi

Syracuse is great. We found some awesome investigators this week, and we
have a lot of fun teaching them... they are latino ladies, Maria and
Sunny... they are hilarious. Maria is a member and Sunny is one of her
good friends. It's funny because i talk to them in a hispanic accent
sometimes, and they improvise with me... we have a blast when we go over

We heard that President Bulloch is making some changes in the mission,
and we find out about them this wednesday. I will update everyone next

I'm workin hard out here, and it's so awesome to see how the Lord can
just pour out blessings randomly sometimes... maybe that means hard
times are coming. haha. ill just stay humble.

I love you guys!

Elder Warr

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Welp, i will be staying another 6 weeks in Syracuse with Elder Slater. We got the transfer call on saturday night. I cant believe i have been in Syracuse for 6 weeks already.... it has been weird because i am seeing a lot of missionaries go home, and it's a weird feeling.

So i had the opportunity of going to the famous Dinosaur Barbecue yesterday, it was so awesome... apparently they won the "best ribs in America" award. A young guy in the branch took us because he was amazed that we had never had it. Those were probably the best ribs i have ever had in my life... but just so you all know... Because my life includes intense bike riding everyday... my metabolism is still balanced out, and i am a healthy man. My legs are rock hard too.

So about a month ago we got a call that a man named Terry from watertown NY needed a blessing. He had a stroke and he was in critical condition in Up-state Medical hospital. They said that he might not live... We went over and gave him a blessing the next day, and we have been checking on him about every 3 days for the past month. For our first 7 or 8 visits he was still in a coma, and they said that IF he did wake up, he wouldnt be able to talk or move or anything. sometimes he would open his eyes a little bit and look and then slowly fall back into unconsciousness. Well last week he came out of his coma, and started mumbling a little bit. Yesterday we saw him again, and he is doing So well. He is such a hilarious guy. He loves having us come to see him because he only joined the church a couple years ago, so he has always loved the missionaries. He is so funny. We asked him if there was anything that he wanted or any questions about anything... and the first response he had was.. "Are there any Mormon Nudist colonies anywhere?" he was obviously joking... but i think he likes to lighten the mood with his humor. he has no use of either of his arms... but he's talking and moving his legs a little bit. I love this guy... i get so happy when we get there because i love listening to him... he inspires me so much. anyways...they said he might be able to make it into assisted living within the coming weeks. Priesthood blessings are real everyone.

We are building up our teaching pool here in Syracuse. we have a woman named Taundaleah that we are teaching. She saw a tv spot for a free book of mormon, and requested a missionary visit... so we have now been teaching her for about 4 weeks now. She is so cool.. we are going to teach her tonight. She has told us that she knows the book of mormon is true and that there is a living prophet...but she doesnt understand that she needs to come to church. she says she's comfortable with her Catholic church. I understand that people may go 40 years attending the same church... and i bet it's a big change to all of a sudden leave that type of responsibility and community to join another church. We are patient with her. but she said she's really moving towards joining the church. We just bear testimony that the Lord is ready for her to receive more blessings... blessings that she can't receive in the catholic church. She's probably the most solid person we are teaching right now.

that's pretty much what has been going on with my life here in NY. I hope you all have been edified by my message for this week. i love you all...

Elder Warr

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stealing and poetry

----- Original Message -----
From: 'Kyle Warr'
Sent: Mon Jul 13 9:17
Subject: Fwd: To my peeps.

Hey guys, a lot happened since my last emailing session.

First off... a couple weeks ago, my bike was stolen... it was a nice bike that a member gave to us. It was tough because we had a back-up bike... but it's the heaviest bike ever and has no brakes.. so it reminds me of my first week in the field in liverpool when i had to stop my bike by grabbing on to shrubs and trees. We even locked our bike up, but it was a really ghetto area of town.. and they clipped the lock and took my bike. Long story short. We were with a member in the car.. we saw the bike, and Jason stole it back. so now we're back to our normal biking situation. yes!

I met President and Sister Bulloch. they are so cool... President Bulloch knows the scriptures inside and out.. i felt the spirit really strong when he was teaching us, and i am really excited to have him around. I know im going to learn so much from him. He's a completely different person than president Eckersley... so i couldn't compare them.

yesterday i spoke in church on member missionary work, and i had such a cool experience. i learned from the spirit as i was teaching. that's one of the coolest experiences as a missionary.

I was studying this morning, and i came across a poem that really got to me. It reminds me not to judge people because of the potential that we all have. People are all at different places in life... and we all have strengths and weaknesses. here's the poem. you may have heard it before, but read it again.

'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile: "What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start the bidding for me?"
"A dollar, a dollar"; then, "Two!" "Only two?
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?
Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;
Going for three—" But no,
From the room, far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet
As a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, "What am I bid for the old violin?"
And he held it up with the bow.
"A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two?
Two thousand! And who'll make it three?
Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice,
And going, and gone!" said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
"We do not quite understand
What changed its worth." Swift came the reply:
"The touch of a master's hand."

And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
Much like the old violin.
A "mess of pottage," a glass of wine,
A game—and he travels on.
He's "going" once, and "going" twice,
He's "going" and almost "gone."
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that's wrought
By the touch of the Master's hand.

I'm grateful to be here in New York... i meet so many people. i get to share something with them that's special to me. Some people listen, some dont even care, some yell. but im just doing my best. In Preach My Gospel it teaches to "find them that will recieve you". Not everyone recieves us.. but it's so cool when we find someone that will.

i love you guys! have an awesome week, and look for someone that you can offer a strong arm to.

love, elder warr

Monday, July 6, 2009

New MP and Jokes

Good Morning Guys.

i hope everyone had an awesome Fourth of July, and that no one blew themselves up. We really didnt have anythin exciting happen... some little kids played with sparklers outside of our apartment... so we watched them. yay.. and we also bought some steak and barbequed for ourselves.. there was also watermelon, chips.. and root beer. we were proud of our little meal.

Well, our new mission president arrived this week. President Bulloch and his wife... they have been going around the mission to district meetings meeting all of the missionaries. I'm grateful to be able to have two mission presidents...We get to meet them on saturday at our district meeting. I had a dream about them last night. In my dream they drove up in a van, and they werent even in missionary clothing, they were in civilian clothing... and they were both over 7 feet tall. i introduced myself, and they were both really nervous, asking me how to do missionary work, and then i woke up. I think it's so funny that my brain put all of that together.. dont ask me where it came from in my mind.

I attached a couple pictures to this email. We took a guy we're teaching up to a golf course, and we related golf to the restoration of the gospel, while i dominated in a putting contest. I love it up there because you really get to see the geography of up-state New York. In one i am jumping in the air, and that means that i am jumping for joy because the gospel has been restored.

Well... i will end my email with a couple jokes that i remembered...also because i know that mom is going to laugh at them.

What flies... and helps people at the same time??


What is a cat's favorite color?

PURRR-PLE... hahaha

welp, i love you all, and i hope those jokes brought you the same joy that they brought me at the time that i heard them.

The church is true.

Elder Warr

Monday, June 29, 2009

Scared of lightening

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 10:12 AM

Dear Everyone--

I just wrote a huge email to everyone, and then the computer froze, and
i lost everything.... basically, i want everyone to read the last 2
chapters of the gospel of John, and pay attention to Peter.

also- a member put a video of me on youtube... go watch this.

love, elder warr!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Craziness in Syracuse

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 11:18 AM
Subject: Dear Everyone

First off, HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD! i hope you had a joyful day full of
gayness and splendor!

It's been crazy in Syracuse. There was rain, drama, and baptisms.
I arrived in Syracuse last week. My companion Elder Slater and i get
along great. We have been riding bikes like crazy (which is killing me)
i have been sweating so much... but it feels good to work hard. It's
been kind of difficult because Elder Slater isn't very comfortable with
the area yet, and i have only been here for about 2 weeks, so we are a
little hindered because when we want to work hard, we have to be really
creative and work smart... but for some reason the Lord always gives us
productive things to do.

We did have a baptism on saturday, two little girls.. Stella and
Scarlett, they are so cute. There was a ton of drama if they were going
to get baptized or not because thier mom is not as supportive, but their
dad wanted them baptized, so we didnt know if the baptism was happening
until the morning of. It was good though.

No one in the branch here can play the piano, so i accompany during
sacrament meeting, and they have already had me play 2 musical
numbers.... I didnt even tell them that i played, but because of my
firesides, they knew who i was. It has been different adjusting to my
new home, but I have recieved a lot of strength through prayer. We have
just been really busy.... But because we're such amazing missionaries
everything just seems to work out fine. After church yesterday something
funny happened. In the last hour of church a member of the branch came
to visit, and he has a degree in music in England and he used to play
the piano for the branch. well after church him and i were talking, and
Toby, one of the members of the branch Insisted that we "Battle" on the
piano. We just laughed... but before we know it, they rolled out 2
pianos into the entry of the church, and they were facing eachother. I
didnt really want to battle a guy who has a degree in composing music
because i just play whatever i hear. But it ended up being kind of fun.
Everyone told us different songs to play, and we ended up playing
together. it was pretty fun. I liked playing with someone who could

Welp, im going to go clean the apartment, the zone leaders want to
inspect it tomorrow, and we have to make sure they are pleased with our
living conditions.

i love you all!

Elder Warr

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Goodbye Albany, NY!!!

Hey guys,

Transfer calls came, and they told me that i'm being transfered to Downtown Syracuse... that's about 5 miles away from my first area in North Syracuse. The past few days have been a little hard for me but it's a bittersweet feeling... but as of right now it's a little more on the bitter side. I have lived in this place for the past 8 months, and i just started believing that this is where i live, and my life is here. It's hard to part, because i have experienced so many things and grown so much here. I have walked these streets day after day in rain, ridiculously cold snow, and heat... reaching out to these people in love. I have seen miracles. I have watched numerous people literally turn thier lives around for righteous purposes. I am changed, and i wont be the same because of these saints. The members of the branch here have brought me to a new definition of service. I have been amazed at how willing they are to give. Missionary work never felt stagnant because we had so many people who assisted my companions and i in our efforts. I have made so many friends here. It has been awkward walking the streets these last couple days because the reality of me leaving set in. I have heard so many kind words and goodbyes. But i am grateful for the opportunity that i have had. I can point out specific reasons why i was put here in Albany... and that's why i know that it's wisdom in God that i am going to Syracuse. I never thought that i would feel like this....and i dont want to sound like a weenie. I was able to finish off really nicely with a baptism of 3. Erika and her sons Chad and Trent. They are an incredible family and i have watched the light grow in them, i watched them feel the spirit for the first time, and i have grown with them. We Confirmed them on Sunday for my last Sacrament meeting. Their countenances have changed. Trent made me a clay cup, and drew me a picture that said "BY Elder Warr, I will Miss yo."

I am looking forward to going to Syracuse, and i know that i will be fine when i get there. My new companion will be Elder Slater. I have heard really good things about him. He lost his father in the first few weeks of his mission, and he's a stud. I think he will be an inspiration to me.

We will also be getting a new mission president in 2 weeks... that's also bittersweet. President Eckersley is a great man, and he's helped me through a lot.

So now... i will say farewell to this place... it has been great.

Goodbye My Beloved Albany!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm a fighter, not a lover.

----- Original Message -----
From: 'Kyle Warr' <>
Sent: Mon Jun 1 9:32
Subject: Fwd: People.
My dear beloved friends and family. I had good week. Let me tell you about some of it. On Tuesday We took a bus out to Renssalaer. that's about 5 miles away, but it's across the Hudson River so we take a bus. We were looking for a little street called "grove street". We found grove street and it turns out that the reason it's called grove street is because it's under a beautiful grove of trees. I had to take a picture, so i took out my camera... and because of my excitement, my camera went flying away from me, and landed directly in a deep puddle of water. As my camera bubbled in the water i quickly took it out, only to discover that the screen is destroyed, and it doesnt take pictures. Man! I dont know what im going to do. but ill figure it out. I chose not to get mad. On Wednesday We gave a man a blessing. His name is Luis Richardson. he's an old man from the Dominican Republic.. he has diabetes, and his body is skinny, and his balance is bad. His mannerisms reminded me of Dad. he is such a happy man, and he's really funny. So he told us about his aches and pains, and some of his problems. I felt prompted to give him a blessing. So we did. After the blessing he said that an awesome warmth came over him and he said this- "I feel like Jesus Christ is here with us". The spirit was really strong, and he told us that he felt great. Those kinds of things happen all the time. I'm always sure to write them in my journal because those little moments increase my faith. On the way to church, we were in our suits, and a guy came up and started getting in our faces, and asked us if we were better than everyone because we can wear nice clothes, we calmly walked away. Normally, i would probably get back in his face because i'm a fighter, not a lover. haha. but because we're missionaries, we turned the other cheek. i think he felt stupid. but then church was awesome. We are having a baptism of 3 this weekend, and we're really excited. We are also getting transfer calls this weekend too.. so ill let you all know what the outcome of that is. keep the faith people... lift up some weak hands this week. Take out the trash. listen to the spirit. spend time with people you love. laugh uncontrollably. eat whatever you want... dieting is over-rated. i love you guys! :) p.s. emily- i have gained a testimony of flossing every night.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:07 AM
Subject: hello

So the other day, Elder Pereyra and i were walking down the sidewalk,
and we were behind a group of 4 teenagers and a maybe 3 year old girl...
they were dark skinned. We handed them cards and told them to
check out the site. The little girl had ran up about 15 feet and then
she spit 3 or 4 times on the sidewalk in front of us and she yelled
"WATCH OUT FO MY SPIT PEEPO'S!!" We laughed really hard.. and then i
thought of a little analogy.

Sometimes when we are doing something good, or attempting to do good, or
even improving ourselves... Satan will spit a nice loogey right in our
path to try and dirty the path a little bit... that's pretty gross
right? Well luckily Elder Pereyra and i recognized the spit on the
sidewalk so we could avoid it. Sometimes it's difficult to see Satan's
loogeys in our path... so we end up stepping in filth. If we can all try
to recognize those loogeys, then we will continue to walk on more
righteous paths, void of filth and loogeys. (For the complete analogy
see "Discourses of Elder Warr" pg. 7)

Sometimes i will think of little analogies like that and use them in my

Well, we had a great week. we had 6 investigators come to church. yes!
We're having a baptism on June 6 of Erica and her 2 sons Chad and Trent.
It's awesome.

We had such an awesome Memorial Day... The Albany Stake put on a picnic
at Niskayuna Park in Schenectady. We were able to wear regular clothes
because there were games and races. We ate burgers, socialized, and then
played ultimate frisbee! it was so much fun, i havent played frisbee
with a big group of people since before my mission. I am exhausted today
because i was dominating the game so much. We probably played for 3
hours, and then there was a softball game going on... and i decided to
play. I went 2 for 2... hitting 2 home runs and 7 RBI's. I am
considering playing Division 1 sports when i get home because i decided
that might be the best path for me. The picnic was a blast, and it was
really fun because there were 12 missionaries there, so it was fun to
have some time with the guys.

welp, that's all... continue to be faithful, and avoid the loogeys on
the sidewalk of life.

i love you guys!

Elder Warr

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

----- Original Message -----
From: 'Kyle Warr' <>
Sent: Mon May 18  8:54
Subject: Fwd: Dear peeps..

Twas a glorious week in Albany. yes!

Elder Pereyra and I were blessed this week to find 9 new investigators. yes! we just "gel" when we work together, we're always in agreement with our decisions and the work just goes really smoothly.yes!

We went to the stake center yesterday to watch a broadcast from Salt Lake to the Eastern States... it was awesome, and we had an investigator named Erica there, and she was in tears.... yes! (they were happy tears) We set her and her 3 kids with a baptismal date of june 9! yes!

After stake conference we attended a baptism a few miles away because they asked me to play the piano. it was a hispanic man named Eduardo, and that was one of the most spiritual baptisms i have ever been to. yes! Even though most of what was said was in spanish, the spirit has no language barriers, and he was so happy. it's awesome to see the light in the recent converts' eyes after they are freshly dunked in the water. haha. yes!

President Eckersley and his wife finish thier mission next month, so it's kind of sad, i love my mission president, he's done a lot for me. but it's ok, because we keep hearing great things about our new mission president and his wife the Bulloch's....

i love you guys thanks for everything!

love, elder warr


Friday, May 15, 2009

Most recent letter:

It was awesome being able to talk to the family yesterday! thank you for the kind words and laughs. It gave me a little bit more fuel to do missionary work. It was an overall great day.

We had 5 people come to church yesterday, and we found 9 new investigators this week! Elder Pereyra is a funny guy, we have a lot of fun together. The Lord is blessing us, it's great.

we're going to do some fun P-day activities. I need to buy a new journal, and i am excited to get a new box of cereal. i think i am going to get cinnamon toast crunch... but i also really like fruity pebbles.

That's all.


elder warr

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Albany, Albany, Albany!

-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Warr [
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:07 AM
Subject: HEY

Good News- and a lot of stuff that happened this week.

I am staying in ALBANY! this will be 7 1/2 months of this beloved
residence. I am stoked... and i really had a feeling that my work here
was not yet done. I am getting a new companion! his name is Elder
Pereyra, he's from Texas, and he speaks spanish! I am going to be
awesome at spanish by the end of these 6 weeks with him. I have met him
multiple times around the mission, and we're friends and he sings, so i
was excited to get the news.

I had a piano fireside in Fulton, NY last sunday, and it was fun. It was
a little different travelling there because my mission president is the
one that picked me up, and i got a few hours of just 1 on 1 time with
him! Not many missionaries get HOURS of 1 on 1 time with the mission
president.. so i was lucky. we talked about temples.. music... a bunch
of stuff. I almost just wanted to take notes while he was talking to me.
We have become friends through these firesides, and it has been fun. The
fireside went well. The piano was brand new, so i could really add
dynamics to my songs, it was wonderful.

New York just never stops getting greener. This week was a great one. it
got hot.. and humid, but the trees and flowers made up for the heat.
and.. i am getting a tan... a horrible farmers tan. but i guess it
doesnt matter. i feel akward wearing t-shirts though.

Today we're going to the Clarks to jump on the trampoline again! we'll
probably play some frisbee and football.

i love you all, and i am always accepting packages.