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, April 20, 2015

The beginning of another transfer in Winter Park with Elder Weseman!

Brock sounded so much better this week!  He is excited to spend another transfer in Winter Park with Elder Wesemann.  He’s got a solid baptism set up for Sunday and he sounded like he’s recharged and ready to go.

Friends and Family,

We had the transfer calls Saturday night, and Elder Wesemann and I will be staying together in the Winter Park area for at least another 6 weeks! Woohoo! I'm happy to stay here, and am really enjoying the work.

Monday- There was so much lightning here in Orlando Monday evening it was crazy. It is pretty fun to watch it all come down, but it does put a limit on how much biking we can do! 

Tuesday- Tyrone had his baptismal interview Tuesday evening and he passed with flying colors! He was so excited when he got out of the interview. He came right over to Elder Wesemann and I with tears in his eyes and gave us both a big bear hug. This was the first time we had ever seen him very emotional.We could feel the spirit so strongly as he expressed how grateful he was for the miracle it was for us to find him and teach him so quickly. He told us that he knew that what he is committing to do next Sunday (his baptism) is more than just a lifetime thing, it is something he will continue to do for the eternities.  It was pretty amazing to hear him say this when we look back and about a month and a half ago, this man didn't have any type of a relationship with God, and didn't believe in going to church. Very cool experience! After the interview President Pratt, a counselor in the Mission Presidency, called to tell us he wanted to come out and teach a first lesson with us since he has recently accepted a call to be a Mission President up in Canada! We were a little nervous but also pretty excited for someone so spiritual to come out to do a lesson with us! 

Wednesday- We did a lot of finding some new people to teach Wednesday morning with a lot of great miracles. It was fun as Elder Wesemann and I focused on really getting to know the people we talked to. Elder Wesemann and I spent 3 hours looking for new people to teach, in those 3 hours we talked to someone from India, Argentina, Paraguay, and Cuba. Pretty awesome, right? Wednesday evening it was storming pretty bad here, but luckily we had the lesson set up with President Pratt and his wife so they could drive us! As we arrived at the home, in an area that was pretty poverty stricken, we felt like this was going to be a great experience for the 4 of us. We knocked on the door of the home and she asked if we could sit outside instead of entering the home. We said, “sure” and took a seat on the front patio. The humidity was unreal as the sun began to shine and the rain clouds went away. I found myself sweating profusely sitting in my rain jacket testifying of Jesus Christ with a future Missionary President alongside of me. It was just a cool, small experience that helped me along in my mission!

Thursday- Both the Assistants to the Mission President and the Zone Leaders showed up at District Meeting which was great. Definitely added on some stress, but things went great! We spent a lot of time doing some re-activation work Thursday afternoon and evening. 

Friday- Weekly Planning took up a big majority of our day as we tried to plan with more detail this week. 

Saturday- We had our investigator Bob call us early Saturday morning letting us know that he is going in for surgery! It was a total shock for us. He has a big time infection on his foot and had to get it amputated this weekend. It was pretty sad, but he said he feels a lot better because he only had 2 cigars all week!! Woohoo! He was so excited to tell us! 

Sunday- It was pretty bad weather all day on Sunday with constant lightening strikes. Sunday evening as the weather cleared up, we biked down to the Florida Hospital to see how Bob is doing. He wasn't even too sad to see most of his left leg gone, he was more just excited to see us. When we walked in the room he immediately sat up and grabbed his Book of Mormon! He was ready to do some reading :) This made Elder Wesemann and I so happy knowing that with everything going on in his life, he still has the desire to learn more about the church and the restored gospel. 

It was a great week with a lot of spiritual experiences. I'm thankful for all of the help and support I am receiving. I definitely am feeling the love. Thanks again and have a great week! 
Much Love,
Elder Doman

Isaiah 43:2-5
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

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