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