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 27, 2016

A not so White Christmas _/(0.0)\_

So... Like
Ohio is being really weird weather-wise...
it was 60 degrees last night 
and now its 40 again...
and it's supposed to snow Thursday
You crazy Ohio.. just Crazy

Well lets hit the run-down
Pretty much everyone bailed on us this week due to the holiday's 
I got to go on exchanges with New Castle which was lots of fun
oh and Elder Nelson is getting Transferred and I'm getting a new companion!
All and All a good christmas

Mission lyfe isn't easy but it is certainly with out a doubt 100% worth every single second spent in his service

I Love you all Have a very happy rest of the Holiday's!
Elder Bone

Monday, December 19, 2016


HEYO all ya'lls back home

This week was pretty cool some highlights are 

  • met with Sabbatha a few times and she is awesome and is coming to church for Christmas with her family
  • We had Zone Conference
  • We blew a tire on the way to Zone Conference  
  • We had to change said tire in 10 degree weather... in suits
  • Church got canceled 
yep that pretty much sums it all up 
unfortunately the Computer isn't cooperating so I has no way of sending Pictures 

but yeah
like Christmas is this week...
when did that happen again?
Love you all!
Merry Christmas
Elder Bone

Monday, December 12, 2016


lots and lots of snow
on a sunday
with no plows
what's round on the sides and high in the middle?


yea temps went from about 40 to the 20's literally over night


Elder nelson and I both are now almost always in at least one layer of thermals, usually more

We did a lot of service for others this week, we helped an investigator Sabbatha (well Elder nelson helped I just lifted his tool kit and handed him stuff) with her car... in 20 degree weather... yeah it was cold
but when we came in we got to play with the Puppies again and I got photos this time!

We also had a Christmas Party with the Ward that was Polar Express themed so I now have the "Hot Chocolate" song stuck in my head XD
I didn't bring my camera to that but someone else got a picture of me as a snowman that I just got drafted into some how....
seriously like I was just minding my own Hot Chocolate and the senior Primary all came up to me and were like "that one!" and all the other missionaries around me just laughed 
it was fun though!

Well I really don't have much to say this week sooooooo

love ya All!
stay safe out there in UT
Elder Bone

Monday, December 5, 2016


so yeah we had christmas conference this week and it was epic
UNlike last year's two things changed
I remembered my camera
I actually knew people this time XD

and since that kicked off the week I'll use it to kick off this email!

We all started off at the Kirtland sites to meet and greet and had a good time catching up with everybody

then after everyone had arrived we all piled back into our cars to head to the stake center where we had dinner and watched the slideshow for our mission of all the photos missionaries sent in for it
then we had a bit by President Brown on #LIGHTTHEWORLD 
then back into the cars to drive to the (literally next door) Kirtland Temple! WOOT WOOT OCM REpreSENT, and there we got to sing lots of Christmas Hymns and had some testimonies including but not limited to President Conner of the YT stake 
Sister Newbold (one of the senior couples I worked with in Tallmadge) President Brown, because of course he would be testifying 
and Elder Titera who is one of our Area 70's so that was cool

then we all piled back in the cars and drove home :)

all and all a good day 

the rest of the week was pretty fun
we went to one of our investigators house(s) (english :insert Eyeroll here: )
I about died
3 of them took a nap on my lap 
it was a good day
I'll get pictures next time we go

Sunday was good too 
I got to be Moroni for the primary 
it was fun
That evening I was looking through my journal and I found a poem I started in Solon so I finished it yesterday..

here it is

Dear Father,
The days have been long
the hills steep
the temperature cold 
the work feels so stalemated
Your Son neglected by those who claim otherwise by the crosses the've collected
we walk and talk 
to Your children on the street 
as we try to gather in Thy lost sheep
but this world grows dark and dim
as Satan spreads the lie of sin
I've asked for Strength 
and Hope
and Love
and a soul to free like He did with the caged doves
But as I labor diligently 
I find that a change has occurred in me 
my prayer for strength received response 
by the miles journeyed long 
the plea for hope 
finally seen in a rare glimpse into eternity
The call for love
or charity
felt now, I have, the love of Thee
I feel it so strong and pure for all Thy children 
even those that mock and scorn
Try as I might I have not found the last 
A caged Dove to show that Thou hast forgiven the past 
But as I ponder Quietly
I wonder 
if that Dove
might just be Me
I love you all
Have a very Merry Christmas Season
Elder Bone

Pictures Ho!