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, June 29, 2015

Brock's favorite week in Daytona so far.......

Brock and Elder Harman having some fun!

Friends and Family,

This week in Daytona was one of my favorites! We seemed to always be doing
something beneficial and working smart. We spent a lot of time trying to
find some new people to teach. As we worked and had some fun in the sun we
met a lot of pretty funny people. This helps us to take a step back and be
able to enjoy our calling even more. I've decided that the heat in Florida is like
the same feeling you get when you open up the dishwasher in the middle of a wash.
The humidity is real!

We were invited to a dinner Monday night into a
deaf brothers home. This was going to be an interesting dinner because this
man was born deaf and hadn't heard a sound in his life. We weren't quite
sure how dinner would go, but it ended up great. We were able to
communicate through hand signals and facial expressions. Luckily Elder
Harman has picked up a little Sign Language on his mission, but it was
still a stretch! It was pretty neat not communicating very clearly through
out most of the dinner, but when the lesson came and we read from the Book
of Mormon, the spirit couldn't have been stronger.

Exchanges with Elder Hunt! Elder Hunt and I were able to go out and spend a
lot of our day finding! This was a longer day spending most of the day in
the sun trying to just find one person who would listen to the message of
the Restored Gospel. We looked all day and we weren't finding too much
success. The Lord didn't leave us disappointed. The Lord definitely was
preparing us for this exchange. Elder Hunt is a Spanish speaking
missionary,  and as we were headed to the car after a long day of hard
work, a 24 year old man, approached us. He began speaking in Spanish and I
had absolutely no idea what he was saying. I was about to speak slowly and
clearly hoping he understood that I didn't know very much Spanish. Elder
Hunt out of know where began to speak! I had forgotten he was a Spanish
speaking Elder! As the conversation continued, the man's name was Juan and
he was looking for a Spanish church to attend because he had just moved
from Puerto Rico! They exchanged phone numbers, and he attended church in
the Spanish branch. The Lord blessed us for working hard and doing our

We had a lot of administrative work to do for the Zone on Wednesday. We had
a couple of meetings, some planning for this upcoming weeks ZTM. As the day
continued we went to a dinner with a recent convert of a month named
Jackie! Jackie is like the typical little old lady in movies who is the
nicest person alive. She told us she had been just praying and praying for
us to find some people to teach and she has been thinking about how she can
share the gospel with all of her friends. It was awesome to see her desire
for missionary work!

Thursday was a blast! We had a constant day of teaching going from one
appoint,net to another. We've been working on helping our investigators
feel loved from Heavenly Father because just about all of them act really
depressed and down when we meet with them. If there is anything that would
cheer them up, it would be the Gospel! We bore some serious testimony of
the reality of the Savior and his Atonement.
To finish up the night our Elders Quorum invited us out to play some
basketball. We would only come if there was a non-member there. The Elders
Quorum didn't disappoint. The members of the church were out matched 12-14,
Members to Non Members! It was a good thing we attended! Basketball is just
s little bit different out here then in Utah. I felt like I was playing
some Junk Yard ball, as the rim of the hoop was getting some use put to it.
They we're dunking like crazy! After a few games, they turned the time over
to us to share a spiritual thought. A few of them were interested in
listening some more and we hope to see them again this week!

Weekly Planning basically sums up all of our day! Friday Evening we get a
call from the Second Counselor and I was asked to speak in Church Sunday!

Exchanges with Elder Hansen in New Symrna Beach!
This day was full of Service! We started off the morning by helping their
Ward Council clean and organize the building. Immediately after cleaning we
were picked up from a less active member who needed some help cleaning up
and cutting back her yard. It was a long day out in the sun, but it felt
really nice to help out those in need. Pit helped we were rewarded with a
nice bar-b-que dinner.

It was a first time in my life. I wasn't even too nervous to give a talk on
Sacrament meeting! I don't know if it was because they Ward helped me feel
really comfortable, or if I am accepting the fact that it happens to
missionaries all the time. I was asked to speak on the Priesthood, and how
It's blessed me in my life. It really made me think, and I remembered a few
examples and the Priesthood examples to me growing up. Thanks again to
those who have helped! After Sacrament, we were asked to teach Gospel
Principles! The original teacher was sick so we called called to teach!

There was a lot of great miracles seen this week, and I'm loving my time
here on my mission. I love helping people realize that Jesus Christ is the
Savior and he can uploft, help, and edify any situation. The Gospel is
With Love,

-Elder Doman

Alma 7:11-13
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
 12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
 13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.

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