Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Just a good week!

Hey Everyone! Well this week was just a good one! I don't remember too much but let's see what I can remember!

We have been working really hard these past few weeks and it's really starting to show now, people are really starting to listen to us and take us more serious, and we're finding new people who are really interested, it's just amazing.

So something really odd happened this week which I loved. I was talking to someone and they were saying something they did or accomplished and with out thinking I said "good job" in twi, I didn't even think about it, it just came as easy as saying it in Enligsh and it made me like the happiest guy ever. I am trying so hard to learn twi, I have learned a lot, but the more you know, the more you know you don't know..

We have had some really powerful storms this week, some which hinder our work but I love them all just the same, although one ripped off one of our neighbors house completely, sad stuff because they came home from a funeral to it, and it's been raining since so their home is just soaked, sad stuff but they're in good spirits.

Church was really good this week too! I don't know but I really felt the spirit and had a real good time.

So that was pretty much my week! Although I have decided I want to buy a cutlass, so we'll see:)
Elder Verdoni

In Letter to Mom

Hey I just want you to know really how much I love this place, I love it mom. I was so meant to come here, it's crazy.  They are wonderful people mom, really really love them, happy people, at least in Ghana.  I've grown and I am gonna grow so much more!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Just A Good Week!

Hey guys, well this week actually went pretty great! so I'll write about it!
This week we finally found some good new investigators, some with real potential. We found them in one of our areas, Trede, which is the toughest, so it was a good break. Haha one of them calls us "pastor", it's hilarious but we will clear that up with her haha.

We had 3 baptisms as a District! 2 for Nweke and I, P.. and A..
A.. is a 10 year old boy, grandson of the 2nd counselor and P.. is a 24 year old Artist, and he is fantastic. I love both of them.

Being District Leader though I do get to interview the other companionships candidates for baptism, and it's just a really cool experience to see someones testimony, I love it. Being DL isn't the easiest but it's so rewarding.

At the baptism I talked on The Gift of the Holy Ghost and it was really good, I am not bragging by any means but as I talked I found myself edified, which means one thing, the Spirit was manifest there, and I felt Him. I love that. Without him life would be so, so much harder.

We did have some powerful rain this week though! Oh man I love the storms here, so much cooler than back home (sorry AZ) so I live them up while I can.

We had 3 investigators come to church on Sunday, and one of them was S... She is a German White woman who lives nearby us, haha the ward loved it. We see her quite often and she will hang out at Emilia's with us every so often so we invited her and she came! she loved it, so that's always a plus.

Sunday evening I at some sweet fufu though, I'm fairly certain that it was one of the best I've had. So just to let you know Fufu is delicious. 

But on a less great note, I left my wallet on a tro-tro yesterday... which had, well everything. I wasn't upset though because it's all replaceable but it'll just slow me down a bit.

But that was my week!
I hope yours was just as good or better! Love you guys!
Elder Verdoni

Letter to Mom
The packages were perfect! the bacon is killer. And the music is sweet, although I did delete over 100 songs...I just figure, if I can't sacrifice music, I can't sacrifice anything. I did keep a lot of your driving music though, man that takes me back, good feelings and good memories. (I sent some more music with instructions to delete anything that he felt would not be missionary appropriate - and Christmas music since the one I mailed last fall never made it)

Your week sounds quite eventful and that lesson though mom is really powerful, well done, (I told him of my lesson to the 14&15 yr old girls on Grace) I cant wait to come home and teach you guys or teach at church, I would love it. 

My week was good though, besides the missing wallet lol, but hey, more memories!!
can't believe I've been here 200 days, time truly is flying mom, weird.

My study materials

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

Fast Week

Hellllo! How are you all? This week was actually rather slow, not too much happened but well we'll see what I can find mildly interesting!

So you know how I drink water out of plastic bags? (if you didn't, now you do) anyway I had one this week and the bag literally smelled like an all beef, well-cooked hot dog. Ah man It took me home, I loved it, and the water tasted like the treatment chemicals:) Most smell or taste funny but I'm healthy and that's life:)

We pounded our own fufu as a District this week!! If you don't know what that is, look it up! Good stuff actually. But we went to Sis Emilia to help us prepare and it was wicked! Worth the work.

Two of my Investigators should be baptized this week! P., and A. (a small child so its like that) but P.  is an incredible guy, he is really prepared and I know it wasn't me. I'm super proud of him.

But yeah that's my week! I'm still living in Africa which blows my mind. I hope all is well with you guys! I love you all and take care! Stay fly and continue to improve your relationship with your Heavenly Father. I can promise you that he is there, and that he cares. He listens to your prayers, I know that because he listens to mine.
love you all

Eldah (how Ghana says it) Vehdoni

Mar 9, 2015

Hard Work, works! 

Hey everyone! Okay so this week was hard, but it was a good one. My District is sweet! and the weather can be nice! so I'll talk about it!

So the new missionary, Elder Acera is flipping great, he is a great guy. He's been here as long as my companion so they are good friends, we all get along pretty well!
So this week I hit a pretty cool mile marker: I finished the Book of Mormon, The New Testament, and the Pear of Great Price this week! I am pretty proud of myself and I have learned a lot! It's like my 3rd time reading The BOM on mission, so it's cool:) I just have D&C and the OT and I have finished the Standard Works!

We have had a couple of powerful storms this week, like the wind got crazy. And I loved it! man I love the storms here, but I hate the humidity that comes after lol. In fact one storm ripped off a lot of zinc roofing and knocked down a bunch of trees in one of my areas, it was crazy to see, like a mini hurricane.

Like I said though, the week was hard, we spent the first 4 or 5 hours everyday just walking around, with no lessons. it sucks. But at the end of it we all eneded up having good lessons, so it turned out alright.

And okay church was crazy! some crazy drunk or high (who knows) guy walked into church making noise and yelling, laying on the ground what what.. so us 4 Elders and some others tried to kindly escort him of church property, the guy didn't want to cooperate. There were no fists but he did scuffle with a few guys. We had to lock the gates and open them quickly if someone else wanted in. It was exciting.

Well that's my week! I love you guys!
Elder Verdoni

Elder Verdoni and Elder Erickson  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015

6 Months!

Hey everyone!! well okay actually this week really wasn't that all eventful, but I'll see what I can talk about!

Well First off, Transfers are this week and I am staying here another transfer with Elder Nweke, while Elder Enweonwu is getting transferred. So I will be here in Nkoransa for 7 months, I figure I'll leave next transfer, It makes sense so that's exciting!
But I love working with Elder Nweke, we become better and better friends every week, I really like him and he is an outstanding missionary.

Working was somehow difficult this week, Finding new people was really tough, we only found 3 but they were all really good lessons. Oh man we walked a ton this week! haha it was sweet.

BUT THE BIGGEST NEWS IS THAT I HIT 6 MONTHS TOMORROW! WHAT? HOW? It's gone by way fast! It's crazy, I've just passed a 1/4 of my mission, that's ridiculous, I really don't have much time left. I really just want to become the man that the Lord needs me to be, and I can achieve that here, I don't have too much time left so I'm really trying to constantly improve. I love my mission.
But I love all of you too! Don't worry, pictures will be here in a few weeks!! I miss sending them!
Take care and stay legit! enjoy AC for me, cus well that doesn't exist here:) (but I don't care cus I'm never inside anyway)

Elder Verdoni

Letter to Mom

Hey Mom!! oh man your weeks are so cool, so full of just different stuff! mines the same everyday:) haha I'm glad you got some alone time!

I did my instruction At District meeting on obedience and the protection it brings, I took it from you:) and it was like really spiritual, I felt it, it was incredible. so thanks:)
But hey I just wanted you to know how good Emilia has been taking care of me, haha she's like a mom to me here. She's done so much for me, and for the others. She"s great. I guess I have a few moms, but only one Mom. and that's you, I love you mom!
Love, your son