Who I am, Where I am, and what is this blog?

Hello, My Name is Elder Parker Bone. I am a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I am currently serving a LDS mission in the Ohio Cleveland Mission I will be serving for two years and will be returning home in Summer of 2017.
I will be emailing my adventure in Ohio to friends and family and this blog will contain those emails.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Onward and Upward

Hey all! So this week was INSANITY so brace yourself

Tuesday is where the madness and awesomeness began with CHRISTMAS CONFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!
So since we are in the mission with the one and Only Kirtland temple guess where we get to have our Christmas devotional? Yeah it was AWESOME! 
But before that (and mom don't kill me for this next bit) we went to Kirtland! so that was cool seeing all the Missionaries there. We watched the new Initiatives at the Visitor Center theater (8.1 Surround Sound was intense for the "In a World without a savior" one) then we got to see the +900 nativities that are all around the place for Christmas. so the reason I said don't kill me is I spaced life and forgot my camera... oops. but they were all awesome take my word for it!

so this is still all Tuesday morning by the way 

We then went as the whole Mission to Lunch where they showed a cool slideshow of all the missionaries and there companions. It was really funny too! then as a COMPLETE surprise President Brown stunned us all as we heard these Opening Bars

         ♪ Mama Makes the Best Fried Chicken ♪

               ♪ Wrangler makes the best Blue Jeans ♪
         ♪ I believe that Mormons make the Best Pioneers ♪ 

We then got to watch the ENTIRE movie of The Best Two Years! It was so much funnier now that I get all the jokes as a Missionary XD

After that we had our devotional in the Kirtland temple which was awesome and super powerful as we sung The Spirit of God once again in that wonderful building.

The next day was Wednesday and we had Zone Training Meeting and afterward we had exchanges and I went with Elder Gledhill and we had a great time teaching and preaching and talking about life.

Thursday as Elder Gledhill and myself were getting ready, Elder Koppenhafer came in to the room and was like "Heads up President Brown is gonna be joining us for studies" So me, thinking there is no way that is happening and they tease me for being gullible once and a while was like "I'll believe it when I see it" sure enough not five minutes later a knock on the door was heard and the very distinctive "fear of god" kind of voice rang out from the family room "Good to see you this morning Elders" The face Elder Gledhill made was Priceless. Sure enough Pres just chilled in our Family room and watched us all study and then went with Elder Sanches and Koppenhafer to lessons

Friday Was Weekly Bore day so there's that :P

He was a Part-member that is just the nicest old guy i've met Elder Koppenhafer got to preform it and we all got to be there it was really cool.
That evening was rather interesting as we discovered in all our excitement that Elder Koppenhafer had baptized Dave with is Left arm to the square.... so we had to refill the font and have a Do over it was alright though as he was a good sport about it and that brings me to Sunday

Sunday was well Awesome and the WORST at the same time. Dave got confirmed and that was so great. It was fast Sunday so you know what that means a lot of little kids getting up and bearing testimony as well as adults telling pointless stories all and all the usual. 

Now as to the things that made it absolutely Unbearable.

I can't remember if I've mentioned Scott Davis, he's a sorta Preacher (its kinda his hobby I think) and He LOVES to bash, Especially with Mormon Missionaries. Now I HATE bashing it is pointless and irritating, however Elder stanches loves a good fight so he called him up and he graciously gave us dinner while He and Sanches went ham on each other. 
I thought that was the end of it.... NOPE
So the next week, being this week, he shows up at our ward, (which is even stranger when we found out he lives in Ashland which is like a 30 minute drive out of the way to come to Our building ) He then proceeded to spend ALL of gospel Principles bashing with the teacher and our ward mission leader, and then he had the Audacity to say WE invited him. HE'S NOT EVEN IN OUR AREA! 

so that was Sunday, that evening Elder K got a call and found out he is being Out-staked so that's cool   

Monday was pretty much his farewell tour that all 4 of us went on. that evening we got transfer calls and I am being transferred!

I will find out tomorrow where to but I am excited and apprehensive. I know I am going to be in the same Zone though so I should know my new companion a bit

Love you all from still surprisingly sunny and warm Ohio
Trust me the locals are as shocked as I am 

Elder Bone

Doctrine and Covenants  Section 121 verses 7-8
 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

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