Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Going Home

I'm going home!!!!!! I am so excited. I will be sad leaving the Ohio and the folk I have met here.

I have learned so much while being out here in Ohio. Maybe I'll explain a little bit during my homecoming talk.

This week we had zone conference which was really great! I got to say goodbye to all the friends I have made and it was just so great.  They talked a lot on working with the Bishop, the Ward Mission Leader, and the Ward Council.  

Friday we met with our recent convert Tiffany. She is struggling real bad.  She has stopped coming to church and has gotten back into coffee.  I don't know how much real intent she has.  We told her that the best way to help her get off coffee again would be to come to church.  We even asked her what we can do to help her.  She told us to call Sunday morning.  We did that and she answered and said that she would be there. Sadly she wasn't. It was sad.

Also the Cleveland 3rd Elders lost their phone on the train and so we had to make an extra trip this week to give them the extra one we have.  The whole transfer we have had 2 phones for the single companionship.  It was really nice.

On Sunday we ate dinner with the Evans family.  They are so awesome.  We played baseball with their kids and it was just a lot of fun. It was really weird to attend church for the last time as Elder.

Monday rolled around and we did service at the Bishop's storehouse.

We are still planning for a baptism this Saturday. I've been running around trying to work with difficult people to make this go through.  It should be go through. I'm so excited for Kaylee and her wanting to be baptised.

27 And I, Jacob (Elder Vance), saw that I must soon go down to my grave (and leave the Ohio Cleveland Mission); wherefore, I said unto my son Enos: Take these plates. And I told him the things which my brother Nephi had commanded me, and he promised obedience unto the commands. And I make an end of my writing upon these plates, which writing has been small; and to the reader I bid farewell, hoping that many of my brethren may read my words. Brethren, adieu.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

7 moe day

Well the time is coming short.  I don't know how much I'll write this week or if I'll even write next week.  We will see.

We haven't found anyone new to teach this week.  It's a lot more difficult with people who know what they want and are comfortable with their religion.

We were able to help Paul out this week.  We found someone from mormon.org who spoke Romanian and let her and Paul talk.  Paul was a little stubborn and said that he wanted to speak to a native speaker.  This is hard because there are none in our area that is a native Romanian and knows about the Book of Mormon. It's just a struggle.  The person from mormon.org is helping us to get someone from Romania to help.

About 2 days ago we met a Stayshawn (male) who just lost a cousin to a drive by shooting in East Cleveland off of E30th and around Cedar. He said that he and his mother (Shawn) would like some comfort and would like to hear our message.  We went back the following day but they flamed us. The house smelt really strongly like weed.  We are going to try and meet with them but I just wanted to inform you on potential names you can name people.

Time goes on.

"Waah"-Elder Vance

Love Squirrels

Lunch with Joyce and Carl Anderson

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

Well we have had an okay week. I honestly don't remember what has happened.

We haven't found anyone new to teach.

We did have a ward party.  That was a good way to talk to the members.

Yesterday we went on exchanges. I went with Elder Kennedy and we worked hard.  It was great. We met Shawn who is awesome.  He was waiting for the bus and we were able to teach him the Restoration and give him a Book of Mormon.  It was great. We also did some door knocking and walking.

This last week we did play Ultimate Frisbee. We are trying to get members to invite nonmember to come out to play.  We had a huge turnout.  We did have a potential investigator named Matt.  We have been trying to meet with him. We did once and taught him about the Book of Mormon and he was interested.  We haven't really met him since.

I also tried sushi this week. I prefer the non-fish sushi.

"Inviting others to come unto Christ is our purpose, and we can fulfill this purpose by looking up to Jesus Christ." -Elder Yoon Hwan Choi