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 20, 2015

Serving with Elder Scott in Daytona......transfer #1

Friends and Family!

It's been an awesome start to another Transfer in the Holy Land of
Daytona Beach!
There were a lot of successes this week, which I can't wait to share
with all of ya!

My new companion is Elder Scott! Elder Scott and I have served around
each other for just about all of my mission. He was my 2nd District
Leader in Palm Bay, he was my Zone Leader when I was serving in Winter Park, and now we are companions. We've stayed in touch throughout the
year, and we are now stoked to serve together. He plays soccer at BYU,
so... we are both determined to get into better shape. He has 3
transfers left on his mission, so we are really going to finish
strong! It's possible I'll be with him for the rest of his mission (18
weeks) then stay in Daytona for another 6 weeks. Well, that's a lot of
talk about the future, so let's get into this exciting week!

Our investigators made a big progression this week, which was awesome
to see. Leona agreed to set a baptismal date for the 16th of August,
and was stoked. She was a little hesitant to set a date earlier in the
week, but after the right members coming out to teach lessons with us, and after her hearing us testify of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, it seemed to be the right timing for her. We were also able to invite her oldest daughter, Shannon, into the lesson. We finished by giving her a copy of the Book of Mormon and she promised to read it. We had another lesson yesterday with her and she had finished all of 1st Nephi! For the first 10 or so minutes of the lesson, it was her sharing complex details of what she learned from her reading! Golden investigator!

Another investigator, Serena, also set a baptismal date for the beginning of August! It's been so cool to see how she has really opened up to us as the spirit has been working with her. She is living with her aunt which is an
investigator, and her uncle that is less active. The thing that has
made a difference with her is the fundamentals of the Gospel. When she
first moved in, she didn't know much about God, and had never prayed!
She just committed to be baptized!! What a change the Gospel can do
for people!

Elder Scott and I are really working hard with the Zone to serve them.
We've come up with a lot of transfer goals, and are seeing success
throughout the zone as we've set these goals!
Sky (Green shirt) and his uncle DJ who went to Baptisms for the Dead last week!

I've had a lot of fun previously serving in the Deland Zone, and can't
wait for this upcoming transfer with Elder Scott! Thanks so much for
all of the support I'm receiving! Time is moving by so quickly, and
it's both a good and bad thing. Have a great week ya'll!
The beautiful Daytona Beach!!

Elder Doman

No comments:

Post a Comment