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, March 2, 2015

The stomach flu and another week in Winter Park........

Judging from Brock’s emails to me, I think this is his hardest transfer so far.  He’s struggling a little bit.  I think it’s good that transfers are next week.  Maybe he’ll move, maybe he’ll stay, who knows?  He’ll work his way through things and be okay, it can’t be all fun games J  He wrote to Britt and told her he had the stomach flu this week, that might be a part of the reason why it was a tough week for him  He does love being the district leader and training though.   Since he is the district leader, he was able to do a baptismal interview for an investigator that has decided to be baptized.  I asked him how it went, this is what he had to say:  The baptismal Interview was awesome. There are about 10 basic questions that are asked them the rest up is up to you and the spirit. I just kind of went off and focused on a subject on the gospel and asked him to bear testimony. It's hard to talk about over email, but the spirit is so strong in them. I should be able to have another one this week! Woohoo!”

Friends and Family!

The Dis(bros)trict

This one is going to have to be another shorter Email! Today we had a Zone P Day and just arrived at the church to email. I don't have too much time, so I'll just tell some great stories that happened this week!

Today the Orlando Zone which consists of about 25 missionaries ,set up
at a park and played a bunch of games(Kickball, soccer, frisbee, and
volleyball.)  we had a blast and were able to get a little sun!

On Saturday evening, we were able to meet with 2 of our investigators who have been showing more and more interest in the Book of Mormon.
They are an older Black couple that have been lifelong Baptists. They are really accepting of our message, but try to do some Bible bashing every once in a while! They are the nicest old couple in the world. They are about 75 and Sylvia, Leon's wife has been in a wheelchair for the last 20 years! They are the best! But this week, we were almost finished sharing the Plan of Salvation with them, when Leon started having some lower abdominal pain. He said he was alright, but every once in a while he'd wince and grab his stomach. As we continued on the pain got worse and he ended up calling 911 and went to the hospital. It was one of the craziest things in the world. He called us back last night and said his appendix almost ruptured in the middle of our lesson! Kind of awkward timing... He's a trooper and said he wants to meet later this week. The man is a Legend!

Wednesday afternoon we went down to a place called "Lake Eola." If you
were to look up Orlando on Google, that would be the Lake that comes up! It is a major tourist attraction that always has people walking around it. We came to find out it was mainly tourists and homeless people but hey need the gospel too!

Tuesday we found a couple new investigators, and were able to have a
few lessons with our investigator who accepted the baptismal invitation.

This upcoming week will be a fun one! It's week 6 of the transfer and we are ready to finish it up strong! Thank you so much for all of the love and support sent my way! I couldn't do it without you!

Much love,
Elder Doman
Ether 12:27- And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

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