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 16, 2015

Week one with Elder Wesemann!

Friends and Family! 

It's starting to heat up here in Florida as we approach the summer time in full swing. The sweat is dripping, the temperature is rising, and the work is hastening! 
Brock thought this was really funny because his grandpa's (my dad) name is Gary Lambert!

Tuesday I found my new companion who I will be working with for the next 6-12 weeks! That seems like a long time, but honestly, it's not long enough! My new companion is Elder Wesemann (Weisman)! He hails from the classic Farmington, Utah and is really excited to be out on his mission! He's been away from home for 22 days now. He's a great missionary and I am excited for these weeks to come! I'm beginning to believe that the trainer learns more than the trainee during these first few weeks! 
Transfer meeting.  This is when Brock met his new companion for the first time!
Wednesday was one of the craziest, busiest, and most fun days of my mission. It was a whopping 87 degrees and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We had 5 lessons planned for the day and the locations were on each side of our area border. We biked A LOT! All of the appointments we had were held outside because as our investigator Ashley says "It's such nice weather, and God is opening up his eyes on us. and that's why it is so hot!" Yeah, we didn't really understand it either, but she said it probably 13 times through out the duration of the lesson. felt really bad for Elder Wesemann, because i'm pretty sure that my trainer did the same thing to me. I remember biking all over the place my first  couple of days. It was good to get out and set the tone of how this transfer will be, but man, it was a crazy day! That night after nightly planning we sad down and the math added up that we biked 29.3 miles that day... I'm pretty sure Elder Wesemann wanted to kill me! 

Thursday morning came around and Elder Wesemann's face was like a summer sunset in St. George! He was so sun-burnt! All down his arms, across the back of his neck, and throughout his face. We had 3 meetings through out the day, so it was good for our quads to recover! 

Friday came around and we went through a long, in depth weekly planning! Later in the afternoon we met with a couple investigators and unfortunately we had to drop them. It was tough, but they just weren't willing to keep commitments. It's always sad to stop visiting some people, but it's part of missionary work! 

Saturday was a great day! We are about two miles away from The Rollins Community College, so we decided to go check it out and see how busy it would be. I hadn't ever thought of it before, but we definitely are lead and guided by inspiration! There was a Lacrosse tournament taking place at the college, and we found a nice park right across the street from it. There were so many people walking around Downtown Winter Park. It was perfect for us to go and practice talking with people! Later Saturday night we met the Roundtree family at the church and went on a church tour! They were nervous to attend church on Sunday because they hadn't ever seen an LDS church or didn't know anything about it. It was a great time and the spirit was so strong as we talked about the sacrament.They committed to go to church this Sunday!

Unfortunately, they didn't show up at church and we were a little disappointed. We kept our heads up and went out and work hard Sunday night! We found an older Southern Baptist couple as the sun was setting and they were hilarious. When we knocked on their door, they had just finished up a neighborhood cookout and had probably 30 extra hot dogs, that they made us take from them. We can't wait to meet with them again... We then went over to our investigator Ashley's home. She is really solid and progressing well! 
Not everyone is so receptive!

We are seeing a lot of miracles here in the Winter Park area, and I am very grateful to be on a mission. It's been easy for me to get caught up in the work and not really think about what is going on, and what we are inviting others to do. They are in the middle of changing everything they know about God, Jesus Christ, and in religion in general. I love serving a mission. I'm grateful to be a servant of the Lord and to be a part of the work! I hope everyone had a fun Spring Break! 
Much Love,
Elder Doman
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