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 3, 2015

Spending time with "Grandpa"

Friends and Family,

This week absolutely flew by! As I was thinking back over the week, it
was fun to see how much we were able to accomplish in 7 days!

Monday- We spent most of the day playing some basketball and other fun
games at the church! We are starting to rally up most of the
missionaries in the zone to meet up At our chapel so we are able to
play some fun games!

Tuesday- We hit the ground running Tuesday morning have some big time
lessons with Serena. When we showed up she told us she found out how
to have the scriptures read to her and she was so excited. She was
loving it! Tuesday afternoon we met with Leona. She enjoyed the hymns
a lot more this week so that was definitely a bonus. In her own words
she said, "I'm starting to like ya'lls songs. That one about come come
the saints, made me want to stand up, start marching, to praise the
good Lord" she's awesome! We met with Jackie who was baptized in May
and she finished all of the Book of Mormon and finished the Doctrine
and Covenants this week! Woohoo! She was really excited and is loving
how the gospel has changed her.

Wednesday- Every other transfer, all of the missionaries have an
interview with President Berry. The best way they have decided to do
this is during the weekly District Meetings. They stacked the DeLand
Zone up to have all of the District Meetings on Wednesday so President
Berry doesn't have to make several trips out to the boonies. It was
our job as Zone Leaders to have each 2 hour meeting effective and give
trainings and role plays! So our Wednesday was really repetitive. We
had back to back to back District Meetings! It was fun to be with and
see all of the missionaries in the Zone all day. We were greatly
rewarded with a dinner with President Berry to finish off the night!

Thursday- we dedicated Thursday as our finding day! We spent a lot of
the day working to find some more investigators. It seems like once a
week there is one day that is used to find some more investigators!
This week was rough, and we didn't see too much success. We were
walking on "Beach Street" which I guess is really popular.

Friday- Weekly Planning, more investigator lessons, and some good
fellowship with our ward! Friday night on the way home, "Grandpa"
called us and wanted some help connecting his kindle to his wifi.
Luckily we did it pretty quickly and he offered to take us to get some
frozen yogurt! This story is the perfect way to describe grandpa! We
had just gotten our dish, and sat to our table when a big family of 6
came walking through the door. As they were going through the line to
get their frozen yogurt, one of the kids who was maybe 5 years old
started to throw a temper tantrum. After about 3 minutes of jumping up
and down, grandpa turned over to him, pointed his finger and said
"shut up!" It got really quiet through out the restaurant, and the
only sound was the music playing. All eyes turned to him and he says,
"what? There was too much noise coming out of this kids mouth so I
told him to shut it!" (New York accent) it was a long silence, and no
one really knew what to do.... the mom them says" man, I guess I need
to try that sometime." It was hilarious! We were laughing so hard the
rest of the night!

Saturday- exchanges up in Bunnell with Elder Black! It was a great day!

Sunday- we had a lot of success Sunday with our investigators feeling
the spirit at sacrament. We finish up the day by giving a blessing at
the Halifax Hospital right next to the speedway. Let me tell ya, it
was one of the nicest hospitals I've seen!

It was a great week, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the
transfer! Things are looking good down here in Florida as fall
approaches. It's amazing how quickly time goes by! Again, thanks for
all the support. With Love!

-Elder Doman

Mosiah 2:41-And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.

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