Monday, November 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

Doe Community and EBOLA

Okay lets start this off with the elephant in the room.. for those of you who havent seen the elephant yet, it's ebola. Yes three new cases appeared this week in Liberia. No we are not in Danger. It was a family and all three were quickly recognized and sent to the Ebola Treatment Unit here, the response to it now was MUCH faster than before. So fast I am not worried about it. Nor should any of you be! To be safe, although, we are following some rules for a while including, No handshaking, no eating food off the street, and no FM (free meals). That makes life a lot tougher for a missionary but we're used to hard things here so we keep on.

Besides that, this week was amazing! I dont know why but these past weeks have been flying! they are going so fast, its weird.
I had an interview with President Carlson this week and that was nice, even though I get to see and interact with him everyday, it was nice to sit and have a one on one conversation with him. He is a great man.

But the coolest thing that happened this week was a little place called Doe Community. We went there Sunday with President and Sister Carlson and two other missionaries. Elder Treadway and I have been assigned to also work here and teach some people that have been coming to church for the last little while. During the second hour, we went to the Gospel Essentials class (where the investigators and Recent Converts of the Church go to be taught and receive answers to their questions) and there were quite a few of them. So we asked "those of you who are not baptized please raise your hand" and WOOSH all of them rose their hands. All THIRTY of them. wow.
We had an excellent discussion and they gave very intelligent responses. Most all have been coming for 6 months or more and are quite prepared.   

We are planning to have a baptismal service for them in late December, and another baptismal service for our other branch (with 10 investigators) in early December. It's really weird covering two branches and areas now that both have progressing investigators ready for baptism. It is A LOT of work but I am so excited to get down to it.

I hope all of you have a great week and a great Thanksgiving!
Elder Verdoni

Bike Taxi man with a D-Backs hat, I had to
My birthday/Halloween package arrived!

Fishing boat


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