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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"The only thing constant in this world is Change"

SO like every other missionary in the whole wide world we saw the broadcast this week and BOY have some changes came from up top 
but really that was the cap-point of a pretty good week 
let us begin

The Youngstown Elders (i.e.the ZL's) went on exchanges with us in our area. I went with Elder Vaughn, crazy to think we were in the MTC together many MANY moons ago. we had a good time finding and reminiscing as we are both reaching the close of our missions. we set a bunch of return appointments and even got to teach a guy named Eric who felt he was struggling to hold to faith and then lo and behold some Mormon elders knock on his door 
coincidence? I THINK NOT 
Oh and melissa dropped us :(
that was pretty much thursday

we weekly planned, see every other description I've given to weekly planning 
sums it up nicely 
we saw Bro Gould and go to Pizza Joes so that was nice 
and we saw sabbatha she's still doing great and the puppies have started getting big!
the Sane's had us for dinner so that was also pretty fun

We saw the Mcelroys and I got to help Bro. Mcelroy fix his tablet so I was happy as a clam 
then we had a lunch with the Runyons a nice family that is kinda home-bound so we see them every once and awhile 
we also met a really nice family that let us in and we got to teach them the restoration and we get to see them again this week 
then we had dinner with the Bishop's family and finished off the day with Bro. Dougherty

We had Church,big shocker there XD 
although these last few months church has been rather weird with Christmas and new years then having a snow cancel and stake conference it feels like I haven't even been the a whole block in a while, It was actually kinda nice 
Then we saw Sister Vandyke and the other Elders met us at our apartment for monday's exchange 

We did some finding, all those appointments we set up on thursday flamed us and we saw Roy Rainbow again who is doing well we are working toward a temple date for him.
More finding with out a whole lot found :P

The big one
The broadcast from the Missionary Department 
It was really actually quite instructive on how the missionary department councils with one another 
we also had some "minor" changes 
First off
5 of the 9 of the key indicators have been completely dropped 
like as in we don't track them at all anymore
which I think is kinda nice because the chosen indicators will hopefully focus us more on the goal of baptism not the goal of lessons

the second change came to daily schedule,
in a nutshell they moved planing to the AM and have given us way more latitude on comp study and other activities as well as 
so that's really nice 
the change to Preperation day is because they want us to realize that as we go home we can stick to a shortened personal study each day and they really want us to establish those kinds of habits now :)

that's all for today folks 
Thanks for reading 
I'm off to play V-Ball with the Zone

Elder Bone 

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