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, June 13, 2016

I had a Fever and Cowbell didn't help much

I told my companion that joke but he had no clue what I was talking about so it was a wee bit weird

Anyway i'll explain in a bit  

It was a pretty legit Preparation Day as it usually is (minus the having to buy food cuz our apartment had NOOOONE like except Ramen for DAYS so I had to fix that in a hurry which costs money :P I miss my own bank account that I put money in myself with my own job but that doesn't really matter to much right now) we also met up with T-North cuz Crockett had to go to a doc in Solon so we had ice cream and talked for a bit. that evening we went on like legit splits which was pretty cool. Brother Willams and I met a brother tomas who is 97 years old and instead of driving to Solon building (45 mins away) he goes to the Tallmadge building (15 mins away) I feel so far from my last ward, I could probably bike there if I really wanted) we just told him thats fine and then we drove back just in time for 9

My first district meeting where I'm the District leader.. 
well I wasn't divinely rebuked for blasphemy so I think I did alright.
after Lunch we went to do some tracting and we ran in to Bernice a sweet older lady that wanted to strengthen her family, we taught her about the book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and left her with a copy and told her to pray about it. when we were leaving the area to go to our next appointment we saw she was still on the porch reading it! we are seeing her again tomorrow (being next Tuesday) so wish us luck! 
we had dinner next then we met with Rodney again, our awesome Investigator that is really seeking the truth of God in his life, as we taught him we discovered that he was on parole... so my heart dropped just like it did with Kyle. but all in the Lord's timing. So as a result he won't be baptized till 3 and 1/2 years now :( which we had to explain Sunday. so I had that lesson.. again. I wonder what I'm supposed to learn from it this time?

Lots and LOTS and lots of tracting and contacting but it wasn't too terrible now that the weather isn't trying to kill me as much, the Cicadas might try though they are LOUD. 

Weekly Planning you know the drill however about midway though planning I got really REALLY drowsy, not just like I'm bored kinda drowsy like a fell asleep without noticing kinda drowsy. I woke up and just nothing felt right but I tried to get up and go. half way though a service project that I wasn't able to help with my stomach felt like It was doing backflips so I called it off and we went home and I crashed again, this time I felt the burn of a hardcore fever. spent the balance of the day in bed burning up so that was a fun way to spend day 365 :P 

Had our morning routine thrown off cuz I still was shaking off the last of the fever so I couldn't get up till like 8 which was SOO weird as a missionary after that we went to do the progress record before more service with helping move stuff from a basment and then at the Watkins for a yummy dinner!

spent the morning back at the Watkins helping clean up some more debris and them we mowed a lawn for sister Elizabeth which I was nominated to be the Mower (thankfully it was self-propelled) but it was a big lawn still. 
then we had some dinner and stop by's

Rodney came to church! so did a total of 5 other investigators from our district! it was a good day for all, that evening we had to break the news to Rodney that his baptism was being Postponed for at least as long as his Parole and he took it better than Kyle did but it was still really hard for us to break it to him. I hope he just keeps meeting with us! 

Well that's the week! love you all 
Elder Bone

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