Monday, February 23, 2015

Reynoldsburg OH

Wow so a lot of stuff is happening over there. Sorry that I cant be there to help Hope move when the time comes. So is she going to go to school in Utah? Anyway I glad someone is having good weather because it sure is not me with good weather. It really snowed on Saturday we got like 7 inches of really wet snow. At least it was like 30 degrees instead of the alternative of 20 or below. Well because of the snow we were told not to drive so we walked around and shoveled a lot of drive ways. That was really cool, and fun because I was warm.  I was also sick this week tho. It was not fun and I had to go out in the cold anyway. It didn't last long so that was good. 

Ken is still on date to be baptized on the 21 of March. I think it will happen but who knows how much of what we talk to him about sinks in. He is only 65 but his mental state is a little iffy. He left his car on all night and didn't know about it until we came by to talk to him around 3 in the afternoon. He also made a wrong turn going to a store and ended up in a ditch a hour away in Mount Vernon. So needless to I have been praying a lot about him.

Well transfers are coming up and I think I will be gaining a new companion here in Reynoldsburg. Crazy to think I have been out for 3 some months. Time has flown by and I don't know where it went. But I'm having fun and learning a lot, and helping a lot of people. Stay safe in Oregon.

Elder Young

I killed a man with this thumb

I love it when a plan comes together

Monday, February 16, 2015

Reynoldsburg Ohio

Hello Family in Oregon,

I did get your package and I am swimming in goldfish. I got a big container of goldfish from Sydney a week ago and I'm slowly making my way through it. Love you guys so much for everything that you do for me even when I'm on the other side of the country. It's scary to think that we are all grown up. Soon Emma will be leaving the nest. I just read an email from Hope saying she was going to go to the temple. I'm very excited for her and the commitments she will be making with our Heavenly Father. I think that she should go through the temple prep class though, its something that the church has come out with that will give her a slight glimpse it what she is going to be doing. By the way who is President Bradley?

So this week has been really good. We had two zone meetings were the mission president came and taught us about how to improve our contacting and finding new investigators and referrals. It was really good and we have seen some improvement in how we talk to people and how we now have tons of referrals. Its been really cold so we have been doing contacting in stores like Burlington coat factory and at the Kmart. That has been fun. It was funny we were trying to find people to talk to and the only people who were near us were in the men's underwear section of the store. Elder Simkins said I needed to talk to someone. So I said what am I suppose to say to those guys that wont be weird. I guess I can ask, what do you prefer boxers of briefs? We had a good laugh at that. Anyway finding has been going good.

We actually found this guy called Ken. We have taught him three times, once we brought a priest age member with us. He is very interested and has accepted a goal to be baptized on the 21 of March. He is a nice retired fellow. He also came to church and stayed the full three ours and had a great time. We also taught a investigator who's name is Gregory. He also has accepted the goal of baptism on the 21 of March. Elder Simkins taught him when I was on exchanges one time. We tried to teach him again but he was on vacation down town (jail). But we had a good second lesson with him and he is interested in reading the Book of Mormon.

So this week has been full of really good turn of events and I can't wait to continue working with Ken and Gregory. It has been a little cold here it was 9 degrees yesterday. But I am keeping warmish in this weather. I love you guys and I happy to hear you guys are doing good.

Love Elder Young
P.s If the mission asks you to send everything to the mission office then do that. I got your package really fast. Just make your you say Elder Tayler Young or they wont know which Elder Young to send it to because there are three of us.

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