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.