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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

To Be continued

That was the Theme of My Great-aunt Rolene's Farewell from this Mortal world.
The Bishop of the Solon ward spoke wonderfully about how there really is no The End and how it is always To Be Continued. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation and how it helps us know our eternal Destiny.

The week was kinda Busy but I am a failure at a missionary cuz I forgot my planner so Instead I am just gonna cover the major bits that happened    

Probably the most notable occurrence was my Great-Aunts passing, I was so blessed to be in the place where I could go and fulfill my baptismal covenants of Mourning with those that Mourn and comforting those that stand in need of Comfort. It was an honor to attend and be able to represent the Utah family for the Murphy family at this hard time for them.
BONUS I got to see the DC crew like WAY sooner than I would of ever guessed! the lord certainly knows how to plan.

Another Notable thing that happened was we found a new investigator named Jason, He was outside and we started talking to him when he was on his Porch. we set a return time (cuz it was late and we were headed home) and when we saw him again he was totally ready to listen and loved the restoration. He struggles with church as he hasn't been since he was 12 but he really wants to know about God again especially after his neighbor and friend died last week. He is looking for guidance and the gospel sure will help :)

Other than that not much happened, I was really glad to go to the Funeral and see and comfort family. I love you all and hope you all have a good week

Elder Bone

Second Nephi 28:9

 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


This week was INSANE! where to begin?! We went places and saw stuff like once and a lifetime stuff and to top it all off WE AREN'T GETTING TRANSFERED!!!!

CAlm yo self Elder Bone XD

Ok so From the Top....

Prep(eration) Day!
Basically just hung out at the mall all day to stay out of the rain :P
seriously that was a week ago... it feels like MONTHS ago. we had a busy week though.

Went to see the Dentist. I tried to avoid it for 2 years and didn't quite make it for 1 :(
The dentist just Novicaned me up and filled the tooth and it looks like New now :) said I should be just fine for now.
After that and with a still numb face we went and taught Kyle which was interesting to try to decifer what I was saying haha it was all good though! 

annnnd failed again on that one evil day of the week (CURSE YOU ENGLISH LANGUAGE) (but thank you spell check)
Had district meeting and met with Brother Luevano who said we HAD to try Swensons or we really didn't experience Akron so naturally we put it on our list  of places to hit up.

weekly planning as per the usual
saw Kyle and Sister Cromer and The Kliens and all are doing well :)
More finding every evening I know there is someone out there looking for the Truth!

did our Progress Record before hitting up Swensons and teaching Obi, He isn't really progressing yet but we hope we stressed the importance of daily reading with him so he will be soon, he still really wants to come to our church as well.
Taught Kyle again and told him the good news...


You know just a LITTLE excited about that 

so without Further adeui..

We all had a really good time there and learned a lot about the history of Kirtland and it was just really cool. (don't worry I got Photos)
After that we spent the afternoon helping out Brother Gerstenslager with his yard for his son's baptism. their family is really awesome and totally gamers XD

I said Once in a lifetime opportunity, we went to a nepali wedding! 
I know like who would have guessed someone going to Ohio would get to go to one of those?
It was cool and kinda weird but hey culture shock, and after one HOT bite I was VERY glad I didn't go TO nepal XD

I just found out My great Aunt Rolene has past away, I was very glad to meet with her shortly before her death although I did not know it was so close. 

I love you all so much
Elder Bone

3 Nephi 9 :13 
 O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ups and downs and a bad bite

So maybe you've heard from my mom what happened but those that haven't well you'll find out soon enough :P

Full report on The affairs of the Murphy Family
All is well with them, we met up at Panera bread and yes Pam immediately gave me the photo spiel so we took some :P Mostly just talked about how things are and had a good conversation. Pam also had *ahem* aquired a letter from Chris and Cammie (sorry I fail at spelling :P) back when she visited Grandma and Grandpa that she gave me. the letter in question was for my Graduation. things have a funny way of working out don't they! Rolene said to say hi and how much they love all you and I said the same right back :)
Had our district meeting and spent the day trying to find ANYone to talk to... and failed :(

Wednesday: NAILED IT! *insert batman Gif FIRST TRY*
beside the excitement of spelling a day of the week right the first try (which I should be able to do but whatev)
we saw Brother Potter who in his own words is a 1%, as in if something can go wrong to 1% of people then it might as well be 100% for him. He's kinda had some rough patches as of late with medical complications and all cuz he saved 3 kids from a burning car which is kinda AWESOME but the complications aren't
That evening while waiting for Tek, a Nepali member of the ward who we try to go with to teach sometimes, to arrive. I chipped a tooth on some pizza.... ow literally ten seconds later (captain literal didn't show up so I am not exaggerating) he showed up and I'm sitting in the back of the car trying to figure out what to do and how not to panic, all in all not my best evening but by the next day thanks to an awesome mom I have a dentist appointment. so more details on the how next week. (from the premed student it sounded like it was already decayed but my brushing and flossing helped hold it off for a while.)

Taught Obi again about the Priesthood and we think he finally understood the apostasy so he may understand now why he needs to be Baptized but keep him in your prayers!

Finally met with Sister Otero again, she wants to go to Kirtland so we may be seeing that happen soonish? still struggling to find anyone to teach and to work effectively with the ward

our ride to kirtland canceled so we didn't get to go :( instead we helped Brother Gerstenslager with Home Renovations in preperation for his youngests' (youngesttest? youngling?) sons baptism. He's really cool and a total geek so you know we get along well XD
Met with Kyle as well and we are hoping to start teaching his brother Joey who happens to have my dream computer 
i7 Cpu
And a 970X GPU
I about died when I saw it XD needless to say he's a total gamer so we hit it off really well
Oh it also SNOWED THE WHOLE DAY so that was fun

Church was good I spent the sacrament trying to help keep a small child quiet while also keeping my distance cuz the rules :P Mom I have NO clue how you did it XD
after that classes where good and we had a good afternoon. That evening we had a District inventory. It was good and I think it helped us all out a lot.

Love you all! hope that's enough detail for all y'all asking for it XD

Elder Bone

Doctrine and Covenants 109:22-23

 22 And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them;
 23 And from this place they may bear exceedingly great and glorious tidings, in truth, unto the ends of the earth, that they may know that this is thy work, and that thou hast put forth thy hand, to fulfil that which thou hast spoken by the mouths of the prophets, concerning the last days.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hello One and all!

So it's a shorty this time around sorry :P (you can blame my mother for asking for thorough answers XD)

basically monday was chill out and do nothing till evening day :P

Tuesday we biked about talking and trying to stop by people with little success

Wednesday Helped out Sister Stebel in the backyard and then went out with Brother Wiemer who we are going to kirtland with this week #HYPE to see sister Fears and do some more finding after that we did some finding and found Linda and are teaching her tonight so wish and pray us some luck! 
also side note Elder Taylor, remeber him from lisbon? well he's companions with the District leader in Medina so when Elder Edmond went on exchanges Elder Taylor came here! 
He caught me up to speed on lisbon and...

DAN BABIK GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
So WOOT WOOT for finding and teaching him right! 
being a missionary is awesome

Thursday we were with Elder Bradshaw in a triple up all day (long story short the zl's and dl's all had a meeting)  so we basically spent the day blowing the last miles of the month realizing how much more you really can do with a car versus a bicycle.

Taught Obi the Plan of salvation and invited him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon to ask god if he needs to be Baptized into this church. keep Him in your prayers please! 
After that weekly planned (cuz we couldn't on thursday)  which basically took all day :P but it is important and does help. I just wish I had my digital Google calender set-up that I had at home cuz it made life so easy.. yes I am still a tech junkie don't you worry! XD

I really liked Elder Hallstrom's talk on our eternal identity as Children of God

Kyle came to the Session with President Monson so I was stoked!
That evening we talked to him about The Prophet and the Light of Christ and it was a really helpful lesson that we hope will help him distance himself more fully from his old life.

Love you all sorry it's short but I love you all the same
Elder Bone

Second Nephi 9:50-51

 Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness.