The Danny Baranowski

(newsletter name change pending contest winner)
July 31, 2011 Volume 1.1

Message From Our Leaders
“Lessons In The Wind” By: Kate Smith
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Meet Brother Warr
-About Brother Warr -Meeting Schedule - Leadership phone numbers
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Business LDS Website: Stake: Ward Facebook: Home Teaching Message:
-Stake contact Info -New Ward Members

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Bishop: Vance Randall

Monday, August 1 *FHE – 7pm Groups 1&3 meet at the church. Groups 2&4 meet at the
church – then over to Miracle Bowl

Wednesday, August 3 *Stake Institute – 7:30pm this week in the JSB Auditorium. Guest
speaker will be Sister Brummer. Visit the website:
1st Counselor: Scott Warr

Thursday, August 4 *2.3.0 Activities Night – 6pm: basketball. 7pm: ASL class in the
Relief Society Room, Spanish Class in the Primary Room. 8:20: Volleyball. Contact Gustavo for more info: 801-830-0141

Sunday, August 7 *Break The Fast – 4pm in the Cultural Hall
2nd Counselor: Robin Jensen

*Ward Prayer – 8pm in the Relief Society Room. Contact Kaile for
more info: 559-269-5454

*Desert Night – After Ward Prayer at 656 W 300 S. Bring deserts
and/or beverages (especially milk) or just bring your sweet tooth, everyone is welcome. Contact Amber for more info: 801-319-9411

Bishop Randall Interviews:
Hours: Tuesday nights @ 6:30-9:00 pm
Make an appointment today! Text/Call Danny @ 801-376-8166 or send an email to to set up a time.

Left: Ken Cline, Nina (not in ward), Ani Cabias, Danny Baranowski, and Kate Smith at Bishop Larson’s house for Dave and Lizi Fesler’s wedding reception.

Message From Our Leaders:
Lessons In the Wind

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Kate Smith – President, Relief Society

People talk about the weather often, especially in Provo. There are days when it is hot, then cold, and then it starts hailing. There are also times when the wind can be strong and mighty. In fact, often tree branches break off or whole trees fall over during a big windstorm. Our own life is kind of like the weather. We all have days that we are succeeding and things seem to just go our way, while at other times it seems as though every element is against us trying to break our strength and tear us down. I often think of the people of Jared when I’m caught in a personal “windstorm.” The people of Jared got into a boat, and traveled in a strong windstorm for three hundred and forty four days. In Ether 6:5 it reads, “And it came to pass that the Lord God caused that there should be a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters, towards the promised land; and thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind.” God was with them, He knew the only way to get them to the Promised Land was to cause a furious wind. A light breeze once in a while wouldn’t allow them to reach the Promised Land. Although they were tossed, and buried in the sea, verse eight says “the wind did never cease to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters; and thus they were driven before the wind.” The people of Jared were given an ocean to cross and if that wasn’t hard enough they were tossed around in furious wind. However, they knew they were being driven to the Promised Land and when they finally reached it they rejoiced and praised God. We each have our own furious wind: a bad break-up, divorce, death of a loved one, financial struggles, family hardships, a difficult major, health problems. I know that these winds in our lives will blow us to the Promised Land if we are faithful and obedient and it will allow us to return and live with our Father in Heaven again. Although the wind may be strong and fierce, Christ and Heavenly Father are infinitely stronger. No matter how strong our own personal windstorm is, remember “that the wind [will] never cease to blow towards the promised land.”

1:00 – 2:10 PM: Sacrament Meeting 2:15 – 3:00 PM: Sunday School* 3:10 – 4:00 PM: Elders Quorum/Relief Society
*Sunday school classes: Spanish Gospel Doctrine (Relief Society Room); English Gospel Doctrine (Cultural Hall); Mission Prep (Room 9); Relationships Class (Primary Room) taught by our beloved Brother and Sister Jensen.

Meet The Bishopric Brother Scott Warr – 1st Counselor
I was born in Granger, Utah into a family of 5 boys, I was number 4. I lived in Granger virtually my whole life graduating from Granger High. I was called and served a mission to Ireland during some of the troubles. After returning home from Ireland I enrolled and graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and a Minor in Computer Science. After graduation, I went to work for Sperry Univac and 5 years later I met Vickie my wife in a Singles Ward in Murray. We eventually married and have four wonderful children, three boys and a girl. About 6 years ago I was terminated from my job of 30+ years and I pursued a side business that I had started. I now rent beach condos.

I love the Gospel and it is the center of my life, along with my wife and children. I have a personal testimony that the Savior truly does run His Church and that we are all entitled to His guidance. As you live the Gospel plan, your lives will blossom with happiness.

Phone Numbers To Know
Ward Clerk: Danny Baranowski 801-376-8166 Relief Society President: Kate Smith 801-669-3591 Elders Quorum President: Sam Garcia 801-318-1075 Activities Co-Chairs: Ranae Morgan 636-293-4027 and Aaron Nelson 801-694-2045 FHE Co-Chairs: Aaron Bylund 801-709-0223 or Julie Mountjoy 801-427-3939 Ward Mission Leader: Andrew Roach 801-616-2117 Full-time missionaries assigned to our stake: 801-921-1039 Building Rep: Jonathan Landon 801-318-1892 Employment Specialist: Ellery Stone 801-787-7218

This newsletter needs an official name! Make your mark on ward history by submitting your most creative newsletter name ideas that will help solidify our Ward Identity for years to come. A name will be selected in next week’s edition. The winner will receive a $10 iTunes gift card from Gustavo. I wanted to say that the winner would receive a voucher good for one free sin… but I couldn’t get Bishop Randall to get on board with that idea. Submit your ideas before Sunday, August 7th to with the word “CONTEST” in the subject line.

Braiden Hall (left) and Eric Bylund find additions to their personal wardrobes at the ward Garage Sale Service Project Photo by: Ji Hye Park

Activity/Sports Night!
Everyone is invited! Come have fun, play sports, make new friends and have a great time in our church building! You don't have to be good at sports or even play sports to come. Many people come just to hang out. Feel free to invite friends.
6 pm: Basketball (Cultural Hall) 7 pm: ASL Class (R.S. Room) 7 pm: Spanish Class (Primary Room) 8:20 pm: Volleyball (Cultural Hall)

“Sometimes, even after confession and paying penalties, the most difficult part of repentance is to forgive one's self. You must come to know that forgiveness means forgiveness.” – Boyd K. Packer

Volunteers  to  help  with  this   newsletter.  I  have  a  few  cool  ideas   for  this  but  could  use  some  help   mainly  with  writing  short  articles,   getting  pictures,  etc.  If  you  would   like  to  help  out  talk  to  Danny   Baranowski  or  Kate  Smith.    

Plus other surprises all night long! See you there! -Gustavo


“This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world today, there are many things that are right and good. There are marriages that make it, parents who love their children and sacrifice for them, friends who care about us and help us, teachers who teach. Our lives are blessed in countless ways.” - Thomas S. Monson

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CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT STEP 1: Click on the link above Step 2: In the upper right-hand corner double click on the “sign in” Step 3: Double click “register for an LDS Account” Step 4: Type in your church Membership Record Number*, along with your Date of Birth, and the letters given in the image, then double click “next step” Step 5: Continue following the instructions outlined on the screen and then your set-up will be complete.
*Your membership # is located on your temple recommend. If you do not have a recommend, text Danny Baranowski and he will let you know.

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Do you have interesting information that you want to share with the ward? Let the Ward read about the details surrounding your calling, everything from upcoming events to just keeping everyone filled in on what your auxiliary has been up to. Send Info to:

Have A Wonderful Birthday:
Justin Port – August 1st Jonathan Landon – August 4th Brigham Bastian – August 5th Mariana Villa - August 6th Aracely Rodriguez – August 8th Bijay Shrestha – August 8th Justin Andersen – August 11th Jamie Beck – August 12th Paola Arcia – August 14th

"Righteous character is more valuable than any material object you own, any knowledge you have gained through study, or any goals you have attained no matter how well lauded by mankind. In the next life your righteous character will be evaluated to assess how well you used the privilege of mortality." - Richard G. Scott

1 NEPHI 16:3
Do you know the saying, “the numbers don’t lie”? Well, the members of the Provo YSA 230th ward are hoping that if there ever were some dishonest digits out there, they were discovered during the month of June in the form of home and visit teaching reports. During the month of June Elders Quorum reported visiting about 5% of the families they were assigned, while the Relief Society reported visiting about 30% of the sisters; both are 52 week lows. For the Month of July, Elders Quorum and Relief Society have worked hard to prepare all of the Home and Visit Teaching June assignments. If you are not sure who you are assigned to visit, 30% E.Q. contact: Ken Cline R.S. contact: Kristin Burrell Home Teaching Message:

Home Teaching Visit Teaching


o Could your scripture study use a jumpstart? Teachers: Would you like some help with your lesson? Check out the Sunday School Blog at, or find it through the Stake website at o Looking for a job? Is your company hiring? Your Ward Employment Specialist would like to know! Email or connect with the ward specialist (Ellory Stone) with/for employment openings and job opportunities o Sign up now to join others in the stake to do Family History indexing! Please contact Shannon Dame or Blake Larson, Stake Family History Co Chairs, for more information, or visit o For interviews with the Stake Presidency, contact o Brian Thomas at (801) 589-9211 o David Clawson at (801) 427-9030

(Officially moved into the ward last month)

Kyle Judson Renae Morgan April Larsen Brittnie Hatch Ashley Garcia Elizabeth Speckhard Rayna Walden Leo Segovia Daniel Woo Charles Leavitt Dionne Gordillo Hugo Medina Mariana Villa Nick Keogan Kaici Arnot

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