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, July 6, 2015

9 plus hours helping a lady move and first time conducting a zone meeting!

Brock told me that they got a treadmill from a recent convert to the church, he was so excited!!!

Friends and family,

It was a crazy week here in Daytona! There were hundreds of people in
down to celebrate the holiday, and the Coke 400 was going on at the
Daytona Speedway. It was an American filled weekend Ya'll!

Tuesday was a day to remember... We woke up Tuesday and did our
studies, and everything was normal until we got a call from some of
the elders serving in Orlando. The phone call went like this...
"Hey Elder Doman and Elder Harman, did you get the call about that
person who needed help moving today?"
"No, we have no idea what you are talking about."
"Well, there is an older woman moving into your area who needs help

moving in today. It shouldn't take too long, but you should try to get
members to help. We told her you'd be there at 12."
"...Alrighty then!"
When we arrive to her home there was a 26 ft U-Haul packed to the top
full of boxes, and safes. When we met her, there was no way we could
leave. We ended up being there until 9 o'clock! It felt good to do
some service, and to work my sweat glands!

Wednesday we woke up and finished off the 12 ft trailer we didn't have
time to finish up Tuesday. Later Wednesday afternoon, we ran into a
guy that looked as if he came straight out of the Orlando Magic
practice. He was probably 6"10 and was athletic as can be. We invited
him out to the infamous Daytona Elders Quorum basketball games
Thursday nights. He was pumped. He couldn't wait, but he also agreed
to learn more about God and Jesus Christ! Deyonte was a way cool guy!

Thursday we had a ZTM with the Zone! I was still a little nervous to
be conducting a meeting with the whole Zone, but it was a good way to
get out of my comfort zone and  have a good time. I'm learning how to
be myself, but still have responsibilities. After the meeting, we met with our investigator Sirena, and she accepted the baptismal invite. She was way excited! She is living with a less active member of the church, and another investigator. She has never believed in God until a few weeks ago, but has always felt like
there was more to life than just our Earth life. When we went over the
Plan of Salvation she said she had never felt something so good in her
life, and wants this feeling to always be with her. We are excited for
her to take this journey!  Thursday night we had 3 investigators come and of course Deyonte came and put everyone to shame. He was happy coming and liked the feeling in the church!

We have been trying to go track down all of the converts that have
been baptized in this ward over the last 2 years. We found one named
Ivet, or "Abuela" who has been trying to find the missionaries, but
got a new phone and didn't have our number. She has been less active
for about 4 months now, and just didn't feel needed in the church. It
was great to see the Lord lead us to her at the perfect time in order
to reach out and help her needs. We finished up our day by doing
Weekly Planning and continuing to find these converts!

The Fourth of July was spent by visiting families in the ward who
wanted us to come to their cookout! I probably gained 5 pounds alone
from all the southern bar b que!

Sunday was great! We had 4 investigators come to church who all loved
the spirit from fast and testimony Meeting.

Sorry for having to make this a shorter email, we are running out of
time today! It's amazing how quickly this transfer has gone by. This
week will be Week 6 of the transfer, and I'll be getting a new
companion next Tuesday! Again, sorry for the shorter email, but know
that I'm grateful for all of you and I know this church is true. I
know it because of the feeling I have when I do the little things like
reading the scriptures, coming to church and praying! Thanks for all
you do!
With Love,

Elder Doman

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