Monday, April 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

This week was so good. "B" entered the waters of baptism Saturday! That was such a fun experience. I love seeing people's lives change and see the light in their countenance grow. It's so beautiful. That was probably the highlight of the week. 

On Monday as a zone we played capture the flag in a forest. Don't worry my legs didn't get cut up I was wearing pink leggings. On Wednesday I went to the dentist and got five cavities filled! hahaha I swear I brush my teeth twice a day idk how it happened. Later that day we had interviews with our mission president. He took us out to dinner after. 

We had a great week as a zone. My testimony of goal setting has grown a ton. We can not reach our goals without accessing grace. If it was not for The Atonement of Jesus Christ we would have nothing. We hit or exceeded all our goals and so now they get to throw pie in my face. I don't care I'm so happy. I know that Christ lives and I know that He strengthens us to go farther than we can go on our own. Love you! 
Elder Verdoni

Monday, April 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016

I'm doing good. I'm healthy and safe! We are doing great. We have some baptisms coming up too.

We had stake reports on Thursday. It is where the Zl's and Stls' from both zones in the stake and get together and report to our stake President and mission president. It is pretty intimidating. But it went really well. Our Stake President is so cool. 

The weather is warming up real good here. It's starting to feel nice. We did a lot of service outside. The zone is doing great and "B" is being baptized this weekend!
Love you!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016

Snow! in april?

For some reason it snowed the other day. Only in Cincinnati would it be in the 60's and 70's in January and snow in April. I am ready for the summer. 

This week was real good. Heavenly Father is truly hastening His work We are seeing a lot of miracles here. From one women calling and saying that shes ready to be baptized to small random tender mercies. We are seeing a lot of progress with the people we have been working with. The work is being Hastened. 

I love being out here and having the opportunity to testify of Christ to everyone all day everyday. It is tiring but I love it. I know that this Church is true.I know That Jesus Christ lives.
Elder Verdoni

Letter Mom
Anyway this week flew by. Like real fast. It got cold for some reason. As soon as suit season ended the temperature dropped. It snowed the other day. Snow. haha I am so confused. So this week we had 3 exchanges. I was wiped haha. I went with Elder Bluth Tuesday and Elder Ethington Wednesday.  Elder Hulet, one of the AP's trio'd with us on Friday. I had a cool experience Sunday night. So it was 15 minutes before we were supposed to go in and do numbers. I really didn't want to go in yet. So we went through the potentials sheet and found these people. So we went and knocked on their door but they were not there. We started knocking on some doors around them to see if they knew them. We ran into this guy "T" who actually used to be taught a while back. We had a good conversation with him. I asked him questions that were put into my mind. And we were able to bear testimony of The Restored Gospel, Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and Jesus Christ. We left him knowing that we knew. It was a really nice experience. I love being able to testify to others of Christ.

Oh and guess what? I am teaching this woman from Ghana! (His older brother was in Ghana for a year) She loves the gospel and is on date to be baptized the end of this month! We are also teaching another woman who is on date for the 23rd! And Saturday our bishop called us and said that a man in the ward called him. This man has a non member wife that has taken the discussions many times and comes to Church a lot. She said that she is ready to be baptized! So our bishop called us and wants it done as soon as possible! its so exciting. The work is hastening! Love you!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Apr 4, 2016

Hey everyone! sorry I don't have a lot of time this week. But this week was really good. We had a lot of stuff going on. Tuesday we had leadership council. I loved it. I loved seeing all the other elders and sisters. Received a lot of revelation. Thursday we had zone meeting and that went great. Our zone is becoming a lot more unified, for a small zone we are doing pretty good. There is some things we need to improve on though, but they are the best!

Conference was awesome though! I loved every bit of it. It was really powerful. My favorite one was President Monson's Sunday morning. It may have been short, but to me, it was powerful. I too have been thinking a lot about choices recently and how the choices we make now will determine our future and how every choice will influence a generation. And I just loved his talk. But they were all great. We watched the Sunday sessions at a members house. They actually used to live back in that was fun too. I hope everyone enjoyed conference!
Elder Verdoni