Our intent of this blog is to share Brock's adventures in Orlando, Florida while he's on his LDS mission. Hopefully, by reading about how Brock is changing the lives of so many, and seeing Brock's own personal growth in the gospel, the people reading this blog will also be able to feel the spirit and be inspired to strengthen or develop their own testimonies of Christ and the LDS church.

Monday, October 20, 2014

"We went down and stood about a block away from the entrance to Disney World! We were able to talk to a lot of different people from all around the world."

Another week in the books here in Buena Vista. It was a long, challenging week, but we also saw many blessings from our hard work. I learned a lot this week and am excited for the week to come!

There was a lot that happened this week, so I'll just give day-by-day updates!

Tuesday- We had a lesson with our most solid investigators Tuesday morning.  She is the same one I talked about last week in my email. She said she is 110% sure she wants to be baptized, as long as her family is okay with it. She is so nervous to tell her family about wanting to change her religion it's killing her. And let me tell ya, it's killing us too. She promised that this week she would let them know that she wants to be baptized! So here's the thing, we've taught her everything and she knows it's true, she is just too afraid to tell her family. It's hard for us as missionaries because now we are just in like a waiting period. There isn't much more we can do then just wait and keep spiritually uplifting her. We are praying like crazy for her and her family and are just waiting for her to call us saying she is ready!

Wednesday- We were at lunch with a member, and they brought along
their friend who was curious about the church. We explained to her what we do as missionaries and shared some of the first lesson with her. She loves it and was very engaged. She said she would be at church Sunday, and we also set up a return appointment for next week! That night, we went to Night Games! It was a blast. There were about 35 people there, and we went to the basketball courts! It was nice to relax, take a few deep breaths, and just have a good time!

Thursday- We had a solid day! We taught 5 lessons to members right in
a row, first thing in the morning. After that, we went finding for 4 straight hours... It was long. It seemed like it lasted 4 days! We only have 2 ways we can contact and that's just standing outside of apartments. Hah it's fun and we see a lot of people. 4 hours is just a long time. When we got home Thursday night, we open up the back door to cool it off inside the apartment and we found a giant wasp nest! It was huge! I attached a picture at the bottom of this email of it. We found some wasp killer, toughed it up a little bit and sprayed all of the wasps. There were at least 45 wasps inside when we sprayed it. We were lucky we didn't get stung!

Friday- We had a long weekly planning session... It lasted just about all day. That's all I have to say about it.

Saturday- It's really hard for us to get some CP's to meet with us and "waste" their weekends talking to the Elders. Unfortunately, we did another 4 solid hours of finding! It was pretty cool and overcast so that was a blessing! We went down and stood about a block away from the entrance to Disney! We were able to talk to a lot of different people from all around the world. That made it pretty interesting!

Sunday- We had so many meetings on Sunday! We arrived at the church at 7:30 and didn't leave until 3! It was a long day, but we also got a lot accomplished. Sunday night, President Wood in the Mission Presidency had us over for dinner. He lived a block away from the temple and lives in a beautiful neighborhood. They fed us a ton of food, which is always nice. Then we went to Night Sacrament. They announced that they are going to be splitting the Orlando Zone and the Orlando South Zone to make a whole new Stake! That means there is going to be a new Zone in the mission! Pretty crazy stuff right? But to us missionaries, it doesn't change much. We are called to invite others to come unto Jesus Christ wherever we are! I love that fact about a mission. No matter where I am, my purpose doesn't change! 

I hope everyone has a great week! Thanks again for the emails and letters I receive! You guys are awesome! I miss you guys, but this work is what I need to be doing!

Much Love,

Elder Doman

Elder Fullmer, Brock's current companion, Elder Albin, and Brock

Brock and Elder Peay from Australia

From the wasp nest they found in the apartment this week

Brock knows this is the true church
A picture from his old area in Palm Bay, one of his favorite new friends

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