Monday, January 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016

What a good week! We had a lot of snow. Well for this area, about 6 inches, lots of places closed down. it was really fun. Driving in it is awesome, having four wheel drive makes it easier.

We are still struggling with investigators. We have one right now. But it's funny, I can see Heavenly Father moving our teaching pool elsewhere and I like it. I have finally found my purpose in being transferred to Maysville. It took me six weeks But I found it. I was sent here to change the branch and to change the area. I was talking on the phone with President Porter and he was helping with some stuff. He helped me see what I needed to do. That really made me reevaluate what I was doing haha. I realized that I had not been living up to my potential these past 6 weeks. I will maker things happen in Maysville. We will baptize.
Elder Verdoni

Letter to Mom
And yes one thing I have found is that the Lord will test our Faith in Him and our obedience. Sometimes we will not see results immediately. "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come till heaven...But they come" -Elder Holland. 

Like just yesterday actually I had an experience like this. We have been receiving tons of promptings to go see this one investigator because we knew that he could get baptized this weekend. That was revelation, we knew that. After days of trying and dozens of times knocking and calling, last night, they told us they did not want us by anymore. I was confused. Why would I receive so much revelation for this kid. Why did we have all these promptings and put in so much effort for this? I was left in disappointment and small discouragement. I said multiple times. I asked multiple times what was the point. 

Then in the blink of an eye, I knew. None of those promptings, none of that revelation, none of that diligence, was about me. It was about John(fake name). We gave him many many chances to listen and to accept, but ultimately it was up to him. I'm sure that if he really did accept he would have been baptized this weekend. But it was about him and not me. Heavenly Father wanted to see if I would really obey. If I would really go back again to the place where we have been multiple times with no success. 

Just like Alma and the land of Ammonihah. When he went back, he had very few success. Amulek became one of the most powerful missionaries and Zeezrom was eventually baptized as well. But the rest were burned by fire. Sometimes we are given commandments and promptings to do things that do not have immediate results, even if we fight and struggle to keep them. However He will bless you for your obedience and diligence. 

Our District

1 comment:

  1. I love these emails! Thanks for sharing! So insightful and wise! Gotta love these missionaries! ; )