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 10, 2015

Seren's "Sick" Submersion

Friends and Family,

This week absolutely flew by here in Daytona. There were a lot of good
times and miracles seen this week! Taking a step back, it's unreal
that this week we will hit the half way mark for the month of August.
Times moving so quickly!

So we had a great start to our week Monday night after P-Day finished
up. "Grandpa" took us up to a restaurant called "Top of Daytona." The
circular building is 29 stories high with condo's on the first 28
floors. The 29th floor is a restaurant looking out over all of Daytona
and then out to the beach. "Grandpa" definitely spoiled us with a nice

Tuesday Elder Scott and I pushed ourselves by meeting with a lot of
our investigators. We met with Mrs. Jackson and she is looking good
for her baptism this upcoming Sunday the 16th! We are pumped to see
her enter the waters of baptism. She's so excited for it! We finished
up the night by finalizing Serena's baptism for Sunday and made sure
all was in check! We got it approved to watch "17 Miracles" which is a
movie about the early days of the Saints heading west out to Utah! It
was great to look around to see her and 11 other non members watching
that movie. Definitely something I'll never forget!

Wednesday we had another solid day meeting and finding some less
active members of the church. We saw one of the coolest miracles
Wednesday night! We received a media referral which definitely pumped
us up. We went to visit him and his name was David. He has 3 kids and
is looking for a church to go to! Doesn't get much more golden than
that! As we were walking out of his home on cloud 9, we had a middle-
aged guy say something to Elder Scott and I in the thickest country
accent I've ever heard. I wouldn't be able to do it justice if I tried
to sound as country as possible! We had no idea what he said, so we
had to ask him again, after some talking back and forth we found out that him and his wife want to find a church to raise their children in. We asked him about his family and he has 13 kids!!! We were blown away! We met them all! There are 8 kids under the age of 8. Those parents deserve an
award. They invited us in, and we were able to meet the entire crew!
Hahaha it was one of the craziest things I've ever seen. It took about
5 minutes going around the room to just hear their names. They invited
us back after discussing the Book of Mormon and thy sounded really
interested. How cool is that?

Thursday was our big ZTM (Zone Training Meeting.) It was a great
meeting as we had a deep heart to heart with the missionaries in our
stewardship. We talked about having a long lasting conversion for

ourselves, then to have that motivate our efforts. We feel like it
helped missionaries understand they are accountable to our Heavenly
Father which is truly our deepest motivation. After the meeting we had
to get the classic Tongue Tacos from our favorite ghetto restaurant
with the Elders in the Zone! Thursday night we finished up with some
Elders Quorum basketball!

Friday morning I woke up feeling pretty sick. Throughout our weekly
planning it continued to get worse. I was hoping it was just a common
24-hour cold and it would go away the next day. We were able to drive
up to the Bunnell area for a baptismal interview for one of their
investigators. These interviews are one of my favorite things to do as
a missionary. It's inspiring to see individuals make such a big change
and are ready for the sacred promise at baptism.

Saturday we had exchanges with the assistants and I felt just as
crummy. After calling the mission nurse, it ends up I have a sinus
infection... It stinks, but what do you do?
We powered through the day seeing a lot of people prepare for church

the following day. I spent the day with Elder Tucker from Highland,
Utah. After talking for a little bit we made the connection that he
was good friends with my cousin Adam for most of his life. They've
played on the same teams and have been buddies for a long time. It's
crazy to see how small the world is... Especially in the Church!

Sunday was the big day for Serena! The baptism went really well and
the spirit in the room was great. We had a couple investigators attend
and they loved the service as well. We've been working with a less
active young adult since I've been here and 2 weeks ago he received
the Aaronic Priesthood. This week he was able to participate in a
baptism. It was definitely something I'll never forget!

Well, I'm having the time of my life here at Daytona Beach. As the
weather is cooling down, the miracles are rising. School starts back
up for some of our investigators this week, so this will free up some
more time for us to find some more people! Thanks again for all of the
support. I couldn't do it with out you all.
With love

-Elder Doman

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