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, August 24, 2015

Sad Goodbye to Elder Scott, but at least 6 more weeks in Daytona!!

Friends and Family,

6 MORE WEEKS IN DAYTONA BEACH! I'm so excited to have the opportunity
to serve for another Transfer here in the Holy Land of Daytona Beach.
Elder Scott is unfortunately leaving though. We were so shocked when
we got the transfer email, and we're both pretty upset. But, it is
what it is!

This week was a blast. So last week, Elder Scott and I set some
specific Zone Goals that had to do with the number of new investigators
found through out the zone, and the number of lessons with a member
present. The incentive was that if they achieved their goals, they could
throw pies at our faces at their next District Meeting. The Zone was pumped
and excited to out this into play. It ends up that the DeLand Zone reached
their goals with the exact number needed for each category! So to
finish up this at weeks District Meetings through out the Zone, Elder
Scott and I got pied! (See pictures below)

This week we were able to go a Homeless shelter and help wipe up the tables
after they ate their food. So things were going good and I wasn't sure what
to expect. We helped prepare their food before they were able to come in
and eat some lunch. The first few people came in and everything was
going great.
I guess to sum up the experience, here is a quote from an older man to a women
walking past him..."If you kick my chair again, I'll stab you with
this fork." yeah, there
were a lot of life lessons I learned that day from the homeless in
Daytona Beach, FL.

We had a lot of miracles seen this week, and had a good time doing it!
We spent a lot
time with Leona and Serena as they both are preparing to go to the Temple for
Baptisms for the dead. It was pretty cool to see how they both are
progressing in
the Gospel, and just loving their life right now. It's awesome to be a
missionary and
see these changes happening in the lives of others.

The Lawhorn family of 15 is doing great! They were out of town for the
last half of the
week, so we were only able to see them a couple of times.

Earlier this morning our Ward Mission Leader took us to the Daytona
Speedway so we could go on a tour! We thought it would be even more
 fun to invite the
other Elders close to us for them to attend as well. From the pictures
below, you can see
some of the cool sights here in Daytona and more about the racetrack.
I've never been
a Nascar fan, and don't think I ever will be, but it was still cool to
go into the raceway and
see how it all works.

Everything is going well here in Daytona Beach and I'm excited to see
how things this
upcoming week at Transfers. Tomorrow I'll have a new companion, and I'm pretty
nervous. I think the stress of transfers will never go away, but they
always go okay.
Thanks again for all of the support. I honestly couldn't do it without
you all. Have a
great week! I love and miss you all.

-Elder Doman

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