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, November 10, 2014

New Companion, Elder Potter from Texas. Brock loves that he wants to work hard!!!

Friends and Family,

Transfer week came around last Tuesday the 4th and It's crazy to think that we are already a week into this transfer! My new companion is Elder Potter! He's from Houston, Texas and we have started this transfer off great! We both love to work hard and are stoked for these next 5 weeks!

Tuesday- Transfer meeting took up most of our day along with shopping and unpacking for Elder Potter. For Elder Potter, this is his last transfer :( is pretty upset, but he’s motivated to give it his all and sprint to the finish line! Honestly, I love it. It's nice to have a great companion that wants to work hard as well. Let me tell ya, I've loved my previous companions, but I think this transfer will be the best one yet! We are looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labors this transfer! We had night games later on Tuesday, and unfortunately none of our investigators were able to make it out... this was a little disappointing, but it motivated us to get them out into a low key environment with some church members.

Wednesday- We found a new investigator! Woohoo! He has been a CP (college program) for 5 days and is looking for a church to attend. We taught him the restoration, and he accepted the baptismal invitation. He Is a baptist as of now, but doesn't like what his religion is doing for him, and feels like there is something more out there. This was a huge blessing for us! We're excited to see his testimony start to increase as he starts to read from the Book of Mormon.

Thursday- We met with Liz on Thursday for her recent convert lessons and she is happy as can be. She said that her parents are becoming more supportive and are glad that she has found something she likes! Other than that, all of our other lessons fell through...  It was a long day Thursday and we spent a lot of our time contacting. It's cool to talk to so many different people and hear their stories! I love the area here!

Friday- We had an excellent weekly planning session, then went out and did some work! We did more contacting and found a couple of solid people who we are looking forward to visiting with next week. Friday evening, we met with an investigator who hasn't been progressing as well, and needed some extra help. We were inspired to start a new slate with him and re-establish our purpose and reteach the restoration. We did exactly that and it helped him immensely. He accepted the baptismal invitation and has been reading from the Book of Mormon! He was at Stake Conference Sunday and said he was a little bit confused, but enjoyed the words that were said!

Saturday- Saturday was Stake Priesthood Conference! Don R Clarke from the 70 came down and it was awesome to see him, and listen to the words he had to say. Some big news: Previously there has only been six "Zones" or Stakes in the Florida Orlando Mission, but they made a new zone! The mission will not be any bigger, they just split up the Orlando Zone and Orlando South Zone and made a Lake Mary's Zone! It's exciting to hasten the Lord's work, and to be a part of these changes! As I was sitting in my seat a half hour early, pretty excited for the words that were about to be said, I did a little self-reflection. A year ago, I would have been in my seat a half hour early to watch a football game, but now I'm in my seat a half hour early to watch Stake Conference, and I love it.

Sunday- Stake Conference continued on and we were able to attend this meeting as well. Don R. Clarke talked a lot about the importance of family and how it is central to The Plan of Salvation. Also, with the Zones splitting up, we are no longer going to just be covering the College Program area. We will reach further up closer to downtown Orlando, while the Sisters help out with the CP's too. This will be a rough and rocky change, but it will also be a good one. It will give me and Elder Potter a new experience and that's one of the main reasons we are so excited for this transfer! 

I hope everyone had a great week! I will hear from you all next week! 
Much Love,
Elder Doman

2nd Nephi- 31:20

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

Here's a funny story he shared this week too:
I just thought I'd share this funny experience that happened to us this week! We were finishing up a lesson after teaching an investigator who is pretty feminine. Just for a mental picture- He is a tall lanky Dude from St, Thomas, who loves to wear tight skinny jeans and a lady gaga shirt. I'm not meaning to be rude or anything, I seriously love this kid to death. He is way funny! But we just invited him to be baptized and for him to pray for a baptismal date. He agreed to it and had the biggest smile on his face. I said "Well, we can work out our plans and mee-" he cut me off right then and said, "Elder Doman. If I have to work out
and like lift weights with you, I don't think it's something I want to do!" Hahahah it was so awkward! His English still isn't the best, he's only been in the US for 7 months now! I guess he didn't understand "workout our plans" I started to laugh and and then use some different

terminology and he was a lot more comfortable! Hahah it was awesome!

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