Monday, February 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017

Good morning! This week has been an amazing. Last Monday a good crew of us including the Welchs went to the Zoo! It was a lot of fun. 

The week has been full of very small miracles of finding people who have been prepared. One of the biggest was Andrew's baptism! He is one of the coolest people I have met. He is a way solid guy. He really desired this. One of the things he talked about the most was that He knew that this would give him a new beginning. A fresh start. He can start over and have God's power in his life. 

Elder Macfarlane is leaving. He is going back to Utah! He has been one of the greatest friends I have made and I am sad to see him go. But life is life. My new companion is Elder Demke! He is also from Mesa and we both came out together so I am really excited.

Life is just so good. God truly does love us. Things really just seem to work out, when you have faith in Jesus Christ. Well, I love ya!
Elder Verdoni


Monday, February 13, 2017


Feb 13, 2017

Well just like the subject says, I am doing so good. I am lit. Lit with Faith. This has been one of the most testimony building weeks of my life. I am just really happy.

There have been things I have learned through my studies and through my experiences that have changed me. It is hard to put into words exactly what I feel. I believe in Jesus Christ, the son of God. He is our Savior and all things are made possible through Him because of His infinite sacrifice. God is the Father of our spirits. And He loves us. He knows us. His whole purpose is us. His work is us. Our happiness. To bring about our salvation. That the priesthood is His power on the Earth. And when the Priesthood is active in our lives the power of God is manifest in our lives. There is no need to worry about life. Any who come unto Christ shall never fail. Honestly, this is where I get so lit. I am hype as the kids would say. 2 Nephi 27: 20-21, 23 are so amazing. It's His work. That's us. It's His plan. That's us. He has all power to fulfill His plan, but it's up to us to choose it. He will work miracles in our life only according to our faith. So we have to believe and act. We just have to make sure we are aligned with His will and even if there are trials and adversity, we can still have joy and peace knowing that everything will work out. Sometimes we mess up and have to repent. Re-align. And change so that we can be sanctified by the Holy Ghost and worthy enough to make and keep covenants so that the power of God can be in our lives. Everything will always work out.

Cool story:
We went to go teach a man who was less active in the church. He had not been for years. He had some questions that troubled him and caused him to doubt his faith. We went in with the attitude that we wouldn't try to answer the questions but rather help him find the answers. Man, we were praying a lot. So he asked 3. the first one we explained. but as we talked about the second and third one, the conversation started to change. It was strange but in a good way. The Spirit was speaking through us and to him. All of us then realized his real question. And it got a little contentious. But then we shared some scriptures and something changed in him. he learned. The Spirit was speaking to him. Everything started to click and he understood. By the end, all of his questions had been answered but the funny thing is, is that We didn't answer them! He did. He listened. He knew what he was doing was wrong and he needed to change. He was so relieved.

Alright, Long email but I love you!!
I am Elder Verdoni

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Hello everyone! Had a great time this week. It was really busy with a lot of meetings. But we are still seeing His Grace every day. It's amazing to see the love Heavenly Father has for His children.

We went to the tallest tower in Cincinnati on Monday. That was a blast. I am doing well and I am safe. I also found a bullet on the ground. "That's a 38 special, shot from a revolver. Look! they tried to shoot it. You can see a mark from the firing pin. It must have been a dud."- Elder Macfarlane.

We had another Zone Conference on Tuesday in my old Stake, Cincinnati East. I spent 10 and half months of my mission in that stake! 3 in Maysville and 7 and a half in Montgomery. It was fun to be back in that building. New missionary training was on Wednesday and the Mission Leadership Council on Friday! That was probably the best MLC I have ever been to. There was such a strong Spirit there. I learned a lot.

Saturday and Sunday were great too. We had Stake Conference. They broadcast to our building but the sound didn't work. You will never guess what they did. So at Stake Conference, they had someone call someone in our building, then they set their phone on the pulpit their and the receiving phone plugged theirs into the chapel speakers! It was definitely interesting for sure. You couldn't really understand much but if you paid attention you could feel the Spirit. It went great though. Our most progressing investigator still enjoyed it. He is so solid and converted. He is getting baptized in two weeks! But that was my week. Love ya!!