A Very Late but Important Announcement

Hi everyone, it has been months since I have last posted and there has been good reason for that. On July 13th, 2016 I was sent home for medical complications from my mission. I have suffered depression all of my life and my Mission President received revelation that I needed to come home because of it. It still wasn’t easy for me though, it was probably one of the hardest things in my life. For me, I felt like I had somehow failed God. I wondered for days after my mission president told me while waiting to come home if it was a mistake. I felt like I had failed, that it was my fault and not the circumstances that I had no control over. But during this waiting period, the Lord gave me revelation. He told me that this needed to happen and that he needed Ricky Warner more than he needed Elder Warner right now. And everything began to bear testimony of this fact, everything began to fit perfectly. I was given a short flight and all of my last concerns were almost immediately resolved without any part on me. Now that I have returned home I now see why I needed to come home, there were people that I have been able to help and I know that I was brought back to help them. I don’t know all the reasons why I have had to return but I know that everything will be made manifest to me.


I want to finish my blog with my testimony. I know Jesus is my Savior and that we have a loving Heavenly Father and that He has a plan for each and every one of us. It can be scary but that is what faith is: handing over yourself to the Lord when you don’t even know what will happen. I hope one day I can return to the mission field, but if there is one thing I have learned from this is always go where the Lord wants you to go. I promise you all that if you do, you will be rewarded in this life and the life to come. So while the adventures of Elder Warner might be over for a while, the adventures of Ricky Warner are yet to come.



Vanhin Warner




Author: Elder Warner

I was born and raised in Roscoe, Illinois and I am probably one of the few members of the church who get to say that they go to church in another state (we go to the Beloit, Wisconsin ward). I am a freshman at BYU-Idaho and currently working on my associates degree of science. My hobbies include music, bike-riding, reading, and hiking. mission email: rwarner@myldsmail.net

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