Monday, March 28, 2016
It has been an interesting few days since I emailed you on Wednesday last week. So the update on where I am and everything. I am now in a town called Washington Court House Ohio, which is a very small town and is part of a very small branch. I know have two new companions Elder Porter and Elder Pytlakowski who is leaving at the end of this transfer. Elder Porter and I are what is know as killing him off in mission lingo.
So far I like the area and it will be a lot of hard work because of the interesting dynamic of the branch and also because difficulty in finding people to teach. This area is constantly being opened and closed and has a history in the mission as being a very hard area. So we are going to turn that around and make it just a normal area in the Ohio Columbus Mission.
I have meet a few of the members and one couples that is starting to take the lessons here. So far they are good people and I like them, but what is going to be hard is that I am with some companions that have some bad habits they have developed on the mission but all will be well I think. Anyway you now know what is happening in my life a little. I hope that you continue to have fun with the family and that you are all doing well and that you are staying safe. love you all very much!!!!
Love Elder Young
Its good to hear from you and to hear whats going on in your lives. So you are experiencing the life of empty nesters are you, that must be exciting and fun new adventure. Emma going to Utah for a week of fun in Zion National Park with Hope, Jackie, Tyler, and Dallin. Sorry also to hear that the neighbors didn't make it to the BBQ with the missionaries. Maybe another time they will get to meet them and be able to hear about the restored gospel. Missionary experiences are never seem to go the way you want them to, but they do happen eventually.
I cant really tell you what has happened this week to much but that we had some good lessons and that we were busy. What I really remember is that on Sunday we were at church for our early morning meetings and we got a text to come and wake up one of our investigators to get her to church. So we ran over as fast as we could and were loud and annoying and got her and her sisters friend up and while they were getting ready we made them pancakes. She just had the best birthday morning ever! We knocked on her door a lot and also sang happy birthday, then bribed her with pancakes. It was good fun but we got 4 people to church which was awesome.
Then the next day my life on the mission got worse, I woke up Monday morning with Flu like symptoms and had a terrible day. I tried to sleep all day and almost did but I just felt like I had been hit by a semi truck. Then Tuesday I felt better but I still didn't feel good at all, but now I feel decent enough to venture out of the apartment. Anyway transfers is going to be fun this week since I am still recovering.
Anyway I think I am going to leave the email at this and say that I love you and miss you all. Wish mom was here to take care of me. Elder Anderson and Elder Rasmussen have been very kind to me and patient though but there not like a loving mother. Anyway I hope you have a great week.
Monday, March 14, 2016
I was thinking about sending another video but my iPad has a lot of problems with sending videos, the church's wifi is not the best. I'm glad to hear that you liked my video though and that you are all feeling better and not sick. I'm also excited for Emma and her trip to Utah. I had a great week as well and hope to answer all your questions.
This week was really good and we were able to get a lot of good lessons with some part member families and also there were no unexpected meetings. we are now teaching a girl named Kaylien as well as a boy named Nick and his brother Jonathan. We are also been working on the opportunity to teach a girl named Ashlee who is a step sister to Nick and JonJon. We were able to get Kaylien to activities and she said she had fun but she didn't really talk to anyone. They are all doing good but they are all at very basic levels of understanding of God and religion in general but we are working on them. They all came to church and I think that they had fun which was great.
The funny thing about who we are teaching is they are all related to each other. Kaylien is second cousins with Nick and JonJon through there moms. Ashlee is related to Kaylien through her dad and Ashlee's dad some how. We are slowly working on these families and are getting there parents to church. Kaylien's mom has been less active for a long time but she came to church this Sunday and hopefully she continues to come. But there is a weird family friction but I think that she is slowly working past it, I hope.
Anyway those are the people we are working with and it has been fun because they are almost always home so we can see them everyday which is what we are suppose to do. Now on to the other questions you had which was about our big knifes. Well they were really cheap for there size and Elder Anderson wanted a knife because I have a few. So we went to the store in town that sells things that may have been damaged is shipping and they sell a wide variety of knifes. So we went and got the big knifes that were not even the biggest knifes they sell there. It was just another way to bond with Elder Anderson plus I just have a thing for big knifes.
You also asked if I am in touch with Ammon, Nolan, and Preston while I have been out on the Mish. I have not really kept in contact with all of them the best, but mainly I have kept in touch with Nolan. Preston involves me in his weekly email I just forget to email him back. Nolan is the best at responding to my emails. Ammon has not responded to very many of my emails so I have just stopped emailing him. I will make a better effort at emailing them.
Now the fun things that happen this week while we were out doing our normal everyday work. We went to a town that we knew had a dairy farm so that Elder Anderson could talk to them. The farmer was really nice and gave us a tour of there farm which was a robotic farm which was really cool. They had the robot milkers that clean the cow and place the suckers on. They told us that it has doubled there milk production. They had about 80 cows so they were a small dairy farm. They make there money from feed because they own and run 3000 acres. Probably grow mainly corn and soy. That was one interesting experience.
The other experience was that we went and saw one of our older investigators and met her transgender brother. I may have accidentally insulted him. We went over and she said we could come in because there was another male in the house. When we went in there was a girl sitting at the computer facing away from us. I later was confused about who the other male was in the house. So I asked and she pointed at the what I thought was a girl and said my brother. It was a little weird and I hope I didn't insult any one because that was not my objective. Oh and I know he is a transgender because on an earlier visit she told us about him, not just a cross dresser.
Anyway I'm happy to hear from you and hope that you have a great week and that Emma does good on her finals. love you all very much and wish you a great week.
I don't know if you got my video of my week so I will write it out so you get something this week. My week went good and we worked really hard and saw our investigatiors Dave and Daisy. We were not able to meet with anyone else this week and we are a little bummed out because of it. This week however has been very productive and we have several new investigators and have had really good lessons.
Last week we went and spent the day I Huber Heights with the zone leaders and that was a long day, and the ZL's were sick😝. We spent the night on reclining chairs and didn't sleep much and had a really slow following day. Also just have been taking the time to go out to the many small towns around Bellefontaine and have enjoyed beautiful Ohio. Anyway loving the mission and working hard. Love you all and hope you are feeling better, also i liked the fairy house thing you made. Stay safe and healthy.