P-day time again! I am glad to see you all are doing well!
April 2nd, 2014
Zone fun day!!! So when transfers rolls around the zone leaders gets the zone together and plays games and does all sorts of fun stuff and then when the assistants call we all listen to see who is going to get transferred! So today we played baseball! It was a lot of fun! After P-day was over we felt like we needed to go visit a less active family in the ward and its a good thing we did! She shared with us how she was going through some things and how she wanted to come back to church and that she had been wanting a blessing but didn’t know who to contact to get one, so we gave her a blessing and went on our way!
April 3rd, 2014
Today was Transfer meeting! I saw Elder Strong (My MTC Companion) and Elder Tolley and Elder Shields (Both from my MTC district)!! It made my life and I missed them so much! At transfer meeting I got my new companion! Elder Wright from Payson, Utah! I would send a picture home but this computer is being dumb. Anyways after we got to the apartment and dropped his bags off we went and visited Lamar and talked to him about how church went! He loved it and loved how everyone was so nice and how they explained everything so well! He was also starting to tell us how he was having trouble feeling the spirit so we helped him understand better about how the spirit works! So we continued our lesson and as we were teaching he exclaims! "There it is!" haha referring to the spirit! It was pretty neat. Then as we started talking to him about baptism he was like "I get goosebumps just thinking about getting baptized. He definitely recognizes the spirit.
April 4th, 2014
Today was my first full day with Elder Wright and it was a good day! We did our weekly planning and talked a lot about the area because we are both new to it! We taught a kid today named Jay. He was out fixing his car when we showed up but he wanted us to talk to him so we taught him the restoration and he loved it. We are teaching him again on Monday.
April 5th, 2014
Conference weekend! Today we played Frisbee golf with members of the ward! That was a lot of fun! Then we got changed and watched conference at the conference session! It was weird to watch it 2 hours later I normally would! It was even weirder to think about how 6 months ago I was in Hawaii watching conference and a year ago I watched ever session in the conference center! So so soo crazy!
Okay so a little about my area! I am in the south side of Columbus, in the ghetto area pretty much! We are in a car area but we still use our bikes as much as possible to save miles. Most of the ward members live on the west side of Columbus and we are 10 miles away from the church. Its really hard to get investigators to church because most of them don’t have cars and we don’t have a lot of members who can give them rides. This also burns up our miles whenever we go to church or district/ zone meeting. But its a good area and there are good people here! Love you all! Be safe! I appreciate the letters they keep me goin! Thank you!!
Elder Parker Tyler | Ohio Columbus Mission | 2014-2016