Sunday, October 30, 2016

Marion Ohio #1

Hello Family,

This has been a crazy week over here learning a new area and new people. I am in a town called Marion and I don't know if I consider it big or small. My new companion is Elder Barra Andy is from Provo Utah and I will be going through the last 6 weeks of his training with him. I am still a district leader as well so I'm really mad about that but such is life.

I really don't have much to report because it has just been a blur and I am still catching up on everything. But I love you and hope you are safe. 

Elder Young

This is Mike with Elder Robison and I

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Chillicothe Ohio #5

Hello Family,

This week has just flown by for me and for my companion Elder Robison. I was mid cycle transferred to Chillicothe remember. Elder Kimball is in the Hayden Run Ward still with Elder Gardner. Anyway sounds like you all had a busy week full of work and other things. I have a question where is dad putting all this cast iron stuff he is getting? So this is the week of transfers and there is a bunch of excitement in the mission.

This week we did a lot of finding and I also went on exchanges down in Jackson and that was crazy. Jackson is a tiny branch of about 20 active members and one of them is just nuts and I met him on the exchange. Funny thing about him is he is against marriage and so I shared 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 as a joke and he went and shared it with the whole branch and started an argument. Hope that doesn't come back to get me some day.

Anyway Mike is doing good but he is slowing down ever so slightly because he is worried about slipping away and becoming less active. I don't blame him though he knows so little of the ward and he has a lot of opposition at home from his family. But he wants to go to the temple and he says he believes it all. So we are trying very hard to get him a good fellowshiper from the Ward because he needs that friend and so far that has been very hard. Tonight we have a lesson and hopefully we can get a member out with us because we have struggled with that here. Crazy stuff but I know he can do it just keep in your prayers please.

I am trying to think of fun things that happened this week and really there are not many of them. We went on a really interesting street and met a real mean drunk that was a pastors son. Man that was intense! Oh I don't think I told you this but here in Chillicothe Ohio there is a paper plant and this week it smelled especially good as we were out side. It's just a fragrance you just cant get used to. Its a smell that just keeps on giving, and we love it so much on a windy day.

Well thats all for now folks! I love you very much and hope you have a blessed day and week! Stay safe and don't let the bed bugs bite because he itch like crazy. Tata for now😘 
Elder Young

 District Pictures
 Tag picture with Buckeye's.  This is something that Ohio is famous for :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Chillicothe Ohio #4

Hello Family,

This week has just been crazy and full of crazy things just like yours full things to always keep you busy. This week was great though but it did seem to go a little slower which always happens as we draw closer to transfers. I however am loving this area and it is very great and I am lucky I get to finish my mission here. 

So this week was really cool because we had interviews with the mission President and his wife. They did it differently then they have in the past because they came to every missionaries apartment and interviewed and inspected. Well they would have inspected our apartment if they weren't really behind schedule. It was good as usual and I learned so good insightful things about my district. Like the fact that the Jackson Elders have been living in an apartment that was flooded and it has not been fixed for little over a year now. So the floor had to be ripped up and carpet replaced and it still smells like a bad case of mildew and mold. The places people will live.

Also we went to The Ohio State campus to do new missionary follow up training and that was good. It was exactly like the last one I went to with Elder Kimball so I was really bored but Elder Robison had fun and thats what is important because it was for him and his group. That meeting took a long time plus the two hours there and back so we were dead by the time we got home.

The most exciting thing that happened this week however was that Mike accepted a day to be baptized and the day is the 29 of October. It was funny because we had a lesson planned and we were determined to have him accept a day to be baptized. However we walked into his house and had a great lesson and walked out and got in our car and slapped our heads and said how did that happen! So the next day we went by his house and he came out and we asked him to be baptized with out a moment hesitation. It worked out and he came to all 3 hours of church on Sunday and he seemed to enjoy it so that was great.

That was my week and I am so excited for Mike to get baptized at the end of this week. I hope you all have a great week and that you don't go crazy. Love you all and President Daines said to not make me trunky by giving me a count down. But if you want to send me the flight schedule you can because that should be coming soon if you don't already have it.

Love The Not So Trunky but Moveable in Short Notice
Elder Young 

Chillicothe Ohio #3

Hello Family,

This has been a really fast week for me and my companion and I am just scared by how fast time is going. Sounds like mom got the job and is liking it, thats really cool! Sorry to hear that Emma was out of the job for a while over false accusations. That is why the Missionary Handbook says be extremely cautious around little children. Anyway it sounds like all for the most part is well back there.

The mission is going great and was made even better with the approach of General Conference. This week we had a few lessons and had exchanges also had zone training meeting. It has been a very eventful week, full of preparation for the up coming Conference on Saturday. What was really cool was all our preparation for our investigators worked and Mike Williamson came to the Saturday and Sunday morning sessions, and he loved it. He came and we gave him something to take notes with and he took a ton of notes. After the Sunday afternoon session we went by to talk to him and he said he couldn't wait to come again.

We are so excited by all that is happening with our investigator Mike. We are also excited because we continue to find people and they seem interested in meeting with us and turning there lives around. We just met a couple on Saturday night and they were awesome. There names are Ryan and Aleise, and I cant wait to meet with them because Ryan came out and new a lot of the Restoration already! He even said he was writing down our appointment on his calendar and we didn't even have to prompt him too. So that was cool and there have been several other experiences like that.

The funny thing that happen this week was at General Conference. The Winfield family was there and they brought there kids with them. One of them came up to me and asked if I would let the other Elders "Rocket Jump" him, or in other terms he wanted them to pick him up so he could put a ball somewhere high. I asked him why he was asking me, and he responded because they said you are there boss. It was really funny and through it all we all really confused this poor 5 year old kid but it was really funny and very cute. Those other Elders are a bunch of punks!

Anyway all is going great and we are having success because the Lord is guiding us and showing us the way. This work would go no where if the spirit was not here pulling us along the whole time. I hope you all have a great week and that you workaholics don't run yourselves into the ground. Love you all very much!

Elder Young

The Waverly Elders got into a fight on our way home from Zone Training it was funny and pathetic.