Monday, November 23, 2015

Bellefontaine #6

Hello Family,

Wow mom take a chill pill there bugs that spread like the plague it's no big deal here in Ohio, the third worst state for bed bug problems. We got it under control we have told the mission office and we are getting sprayed and fumigated sometime soon. We will also be getting permethrin from the mission office to spray on the beds to kill those little blood sucking bugs. Don't worry the senior couple is doing all the worrying for us. 

They say not to do your own treatments before they spray so I will a few days after just in case. I will also be buying more space bags and that's were I will but all my cloths for the next long while. I have not seen any bug bites for a while or have a seen one in a while, so this final spray should do it. Best part it won't cost the church a thing. 

Now to the questions I have to big of an area to cover on bikes so we have a full time car and Elder Knudsen drives. We have a washer and dryer in our apartment. It has frosted several mornings and it flurried a few days ago but no snow stayed. It has also gotten gusty these past few days. Winter is upon us here in Bellefontaine Ohio and it's only going to get worse we think. 

Judy is no longer on date to be baptized and we will have to move Summers back a little because we are not able to meet enough during the month to teach her everything. We also had the weirdest lesson teaching her the law of chastity because she is 9 and she doesn't know all that yet but we should some videos that went over it well enough for us. We were also able to get a new investigator named Kattie and we hope everything goes well the second time we meet with her. Other then that it was a normal cold Ohio week.

Everything is going well and I am having a great time here and can't believe it has been a year. Hope everything goes well with you all and that dad doesn't catch pneumonia in the rain. Love you all very much. Have fun in Washington with Jullie and Isaac. Tell him he doesn't have to wait to go to school. Anyways love ya.

Love Elder Young 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bellefontaine #5

Hello Family from Orgone,
So this week for me was so slow and at the same time Sunday came really fast and I was extremely caught of guard. We were teaching Judy and she said that she would see us tomorrow and I was like why are we coming over again. Then later I had one of those light bulb moments of stupidity that shocked me that it was Saturday. Anyway it felt slow but we met some new cool people that's what is important.

So it has actually just warmed up slightly but we had some really cold windy days, we got some 50 mile an hour winds on Wednesday. So much for being at the highest point of Ohio at a whopping 1000 some odd feet. It's so flat here that it is not funny anymore especially when you are at the highest elevation you can get in Ohio. Makes good farm land though and that's what we got here. Now to answer your question I am mainly just gearing up because I have a feeling it is going to get really cold this winter, I'm just glad I'm no longer in Mansfield.

Sorry that you all felt busy and that you were rushing around doing stuff. How cold is it there if dad is wearing thermals to work? Hope that things get better this coming week and you don't feel rushed and overly busy with things. You will have to send me pictures of the Christmas stuff you are making.

So his name is Isaac is it and he sends his love does he, well tell him thanks and that it's good to know his name😄. Now tell him he can spend Sunday with his family at there house. Jk. Anyway good to hear that you are all safe at home and that you have not forgotten about me like Hope and Jackie😭. Hope you all have a great week, that includes Isaac because I'm sure he will be over soon.

Love Elder Young

 This is a bed bug that Tayler found :( Very unhappy about it and we hope they can get it taken care of!
 These are some funny signs that the Elders have been sharing.  The cornerstone one below is one that Tayler actually found :)

 They are gearing up for the winter cold that is coming.  The one above they are hiding behind a rock to get out of the wind and he just bought some more thermals so the one below is to show me how he is prepared :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bellefontaine #4

Hello Family,
It has been a long week and I am still getting use to Bellefontaine because we cover a large area around it as well. We have been trying to help the people we are helping toward baptism to understand the things that they committing to and the covenants and there significance in our lives. Judy who is working toward the 28 is doing great and is moving forward with great faith and has made a date to quite smoking on the 13 of this month. We are very excited for her and are meeting with her as much as we can each week.

This last week has gone by very slowly but that is because I really just am still not use to the area and am always surprised by how many towns we cover. We just went to this town that is 13 miles from Bellefontaine and it took half an hour to get there. We were lucky and the Rasmussen's who are the senior couple took us down. They are awesome and are from Oregon. I continue to struggle with the area but I am slowly getting it down.

Just learned that I will be staying here in Bellefontaine with Elder Knudsen, and my other district members are staying as well which makes me happy because I was in the MTC with one of them. Actually my district might be growing and we may have a new set of missionaries in Sidney. I'm excited for that.

Happy to hear that you are all doing great back there and that Emma is staying busy with work and school. I don't know about the boy she likes though I don't like the sound of him. Mainly because I don't know his name. Anyway happy that you are having fun decorating the house with dad. Your a little be hind me though because I all ready have my lights out. Elder Knudsen is still a little mad that I put them up but he has trouble staying mad at me. 

A lot of fun things are happening back home, thank you for keeping me in the loop. Things are changing so much back there I can't keep track of it all, but that is ok. I love you all so very much and miss you.


Elder Young

Bellefontaine Picture + Video

A less actives husband who is not a member really liked me because I knew a little about guns and knifes so he showed me a few of his toys.
One of them was a 50. Caliber bullet. It was really cool. He has a few knives and guns. I love Ohio!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bellefontaine Ohio #3

Hello Dad,

This week has been interesting and seemed to take for ever as we went out and tried to meet people and had little success. We had some great lessons with the investigators that have a date to be baptized. So we are working hard to help Judy to be baptized on the 28th of this month. We got some things to help her get over but I think that she can do it because she has great faith.

I really don't know what else to say other than that I am working hard and having fun with Elder Knudsen who says that he is not related to the Knudsen's in Delta. We are working hard to make this Branch a ward one day. So we are trying to meet with less actives and help them come to church. The members here are really strong though so that it really encouraging for the work here.

Sorry to hear about the weather and that the church building was a mess and that you cleaned it all by yourself. Hope that your week goes better and that you have time to have fun. Love ya so very much.
Elder Young

Hello Mom,
Sounds like you had a great week with Dallin and the rest of the family. So if Dallin doesn't call you Grandma what does he call you. Glad that you are all doing ok and that you had a fun Halloween. My week was a little slow and we taught a few lessons that went well and I had the slowest fast Sunday ever because people don't share there testimonies. So we shared our testimonies and so did the Senior couple and maybe 5 branch members the rest was sitting in silence.

Anyway we have been trying hard to find people to teach and trying to meet less actives and get them to church. We actually found a less active not on the branch membership list. It was really cool. So we taught a little girl the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it went well till the end. That's when her less active mom asked her to say the closing prayer and she broke down in tears, it was weird and awkward. 

I got your package thank you for the candy and cookies and jerky. I love it, it didn't get here till Saturday but I didn't get till Sunday night but I got it. Looking forward to next week and all. Next week I will email on Wednesday be use next week is transfer week. It will fun to see what happens.

Love Elder Young

Bellefontaine Ohio #2

Hello Family,

Well this was a very active week and we got a lot done. So my new companion is Elder Knudsen who is from Cedar Hills Utah. We have been getting along really well and we have been working hard to activate the less actives because Bellefontaine is a branch. So it has been a lot of hard work.

So this week I went on exchanges with a zone leader and with the assistance and I got trained on how to be a district leader. Then the next day I had to run a district meeting and to teach the district. That was weird and didn't flow very well. Then I got trained on how to do a baptism interview which was weird to think that I could interview someone for baptism. Ya so there is some new responsibilities I have as a district leader.

One cool thing happened this week that was really fun. One of our investigators has some really nice speakers and he showed us how good they were. The floor was shaking and I'm sure people could hear him from a couple streets away. I will show you a video. It was really cool!

We taught a lesson to some investigators that are from Japan and we brought a member who is going to Japan for his mission. So he tried to translate what we said into Japanese and it was very slow and we got to the Atonement in an hour. It was fun though and something new.

Anyway hope you have fun this week.

Love Elder Young