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, March 29, 2017

Welcome to Lima Ohio

SO, Starting from the top

I got transferred Wednesday, I drove the first leg from New Castle to Cleveland then met up with my new ZL Elder Fransen who drove me and a few other elders to our new homes in Toledo South Zone 

Elder Worthington and I met up and got right on out working. and once again I'm on a bike again among the people 
all 5 of them XD 
Lima isn't a very big place but it is certainly pretty interesting I'll take some more photos this week of Lima as I forgot to take my camera most of the week 
we went tracting Immediately and totally found 2 solid investigators within an hour! both we got to teach the Restoration and set up for a return visit on Friday when one of our members comes teaching with us!  
we also had a district dinner at a really cool members 
and we met Jovonny for a new member lesson he just got baptized in February
unfortunaly when we were there the EQ was playing ball and one of the members fell down from a jump funny and disloacted his knee 
it was really bad they had to call the ambulance but he's doing fine now at least! 

Thursday I got to remember what it's like not knowing ANYONE in the area XD it's been a while since I was in the JC's shoes but I'll pick it up soon, I always do :)
We did a lot of weekly planing before.. (goes to consult his planner, realized last week is in last planner which I didn't bring... so much for details)

Friday...what did we do friday..... progress record.... annnd dangit

OH thats right we had dinner with the Jones and then went out teaching with.. brother Stanley? I think.. SORRY MOM!

Saturday we went out with Brother Kelly who's the Elders quorum president, Unfortunately Scott, one the Investigators we met on Wednesday was a no show and Jamie had to call and reschedule so we will hopefully get to see them again this week 

Sunday was church and all 
so that was cool 
We had dinner at Brother Babers again this time just with the Zls (who are in our district) as the sisters (who are also in the ward) couldn't make it 
oh and I got to play with Legos with some of Brother Babers nieces and nephews that were there. it took me back to playing with the cousins at Grandma's House 
good times good times

after that we had call ins where I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THEM!!! mwhaHAHAHAHA 
I did help walk Elder Worthington though them as he is my New District leader :)

btw quick bio on Elder Worthington 
He is from Vermont and has been on his mission a little over 4 months 
lima bike has been his only area so far and he's 20

back to the week 

Monday was an interesting District meeting, turns out Elder Fransen and Elder Parris go WAY back to like High school and whatnot so and they have very similar personality so it was like a lisbon district meeting throw-back
after district meeting we had an exchange and I got to talk to Elder Fransen, He's a transfer behind me so he goes home with Elder Nelson and Elder Brinkerhoff
other than Meeting with Jovanny again (and him taking us to a sweet hole in the wall legit mexican place) not much happened on our exchange.

Tuesday we did some service at a nice soup kitchen and then a lot of file updating and alot of walking like a LOT of walking 
about 5 miles  
it was a good day though!

Love you All! 
photos will be following this Shortly
Elder Bone

have a good week!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


21 years and 21 months all in one week XD

I just got word that I am being transferred to the other side of outer darkness XD 
(mission lingo for the Toledo Zone as they are literally 4 hours away from everything else) 

I am excited to be serving with a relatively new missionary (I'll be greenie breaking him) and once again I'll be back on a bike in the Lima Ward

not much else to say to be honest XD 
we had our final exchange with New castle sunday-monday and I officially got released from my calling as a District leader in the New Castle District

I have been glad for my time in leadership, I learned a lot from those I served around these last few months and I learned a lot about myself these last few weeks 

I love you all and thanks so much for the Well-Wishes and Happy Birthdays! 

Have an awesome Week!
Elder Bone

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

storms and stuff

I missed emailing you all last week
but I have a really good alibi I mean EXCUSE

basically a freak windstorm knocked out power and internet to most of the neighborhood I live in and therefore the library as well 
so My emailing was cut short 
sorry bout that 

but really I don't have any crazy stories 
or stories at all really

catching you up basically 
I had back to back exchanges with the Zone leaders (and yet another one starting tonight)
we had a Zone Conference about the new easter initiative 

that catches you up with the present

not much has happened lately but hey transfers are up next week
who knows what will happen?

Love ya all 
Elder Parker Bone