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, September 26, 2016

Drier than a California drought

....Except at least in the drought of California missionaries are still baptizing..... 

yeah it's been another less than great week here in Solon

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-Life goals..
 ---Mission Goals...
  ----Write a half decent Letter about the work this week....
  ----Baptize Nations....
  ----Teach one lesson this week
initilize Graphic User Interface....

Your tuning in to 95.5 the WEASEL coming at you live 
Time is just a big ball of Wibbly wobbyly timey whimy..stuff



wow I'm bored
we will keep trying and keep moving forward.

love ya all 
it's been a lonnnnnnnnnnnng week
E1d3r B0n3
still some glitches in the system it seems...

Monday, September 19, 2016


So this is a Hymn from the Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir album

Elder Whipple and I have been listening to this album and while this is the simplest song on the album it certainly is by no means the least powerful.

We both listen to it differently and picture different scenes, many from the Saviors life.

for me it takes me to a somber moment, a moment of deep pain,as the Savior of the world carried both the sins of the world and the pains of all that have ever and will ever live, on top of that agony in an act of cruel torture, He carried his cross to the mount of his death.  

The words speak of Praise and glad tidings but the tone feels of suppressed pain, I've pondered on this and I've shared this with Elder Whipple that I believe it would be a song sung by angels. angels that, knowing what the eternal out come of what was about to happen were shouting for joy but still were greatly pained at seeing the absolute agony of the one universally loved in heaven but almost universally hated on earth.

IT was a great and dreadful day one of eternal agony and one of eternal joy as hope of the future became possible. 

I love this track and I hope you do too

So musical spiritual side note aside

This week went well as we haven't still had much success on the teaching front but we did have to try our hand at cooking and the food was TASTY 
so that's good
we also had Zone Conference and that was really cool as well.
exchanges went ok, pretty much the same ol, same ol.

lots of tracting and walking but we live

love ya all back home 
Elder Bone


Monday, September 12, 2016

Matthew 25:21


This scripture is my Goal
my true motivation to every move I make and every choice to decide
I try to run it though this scripture 

It's a short one this week sorry We have a lot to do and not a whole lot of time to do it


Elder Bone

Monday, September 5, 2016

A Mighty change of Heart

the past is interesting 
it defines us and makes up who we are 
but the same pieces of our personal history that made us who we are we seek to Hide and even destroy all reference to if possible.
because of Repentance

The Atonement of Jesus Christ makes Repentance possible if not for him this life would never progress, learning, growing, existing
all would be wiped away and impossible 
but Christ DID atone and as a result we can Repent

Repent is a powerful word 
sometimes used in the church to the point of boredom
how many of us hear about repentance and think that's just for those that committed the big sins and what not


Repentance is literally turning our hearts to god and away from sin
to CHANGE to become something new to let your actions chart a course of change in your life and in your soul

I have to petition the father with great earnestness to repent just as much as any 
Drug addict
slothful person
has to 
because they like me are all changing 
I have to become better day by day
or all is nought

we only have this time on earth to learn and develop the traits of Jesus Christ 
we are setting a course to the Eternities
there is not a moment to lose 

Press forward with steadfast faith in Christ my Good Brothers and Sisters 
Ponder anew the Things God can Do with you 
live life to the richest you can by making each day an adventure no matter what you are doing 
and above all 
love one another 

Until I write you again I bid you all adu
Elder Bone