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, September 21, 2015

Better week for Brock!! He's feeling good and bouncing back!

This is a picture of the poster and Abby and Britt made Brock this week, he's going to love it!!

One thing Brock told me this week that I thought was kind of crazy was, “To be honest I kind of miss it. It would/will honestly be a little weird being able to sit and do nothing for a little bit. It's been a little while! Out here it seems like I haven't sat down and just thought for a really, really long
time. The workload is hard and there is a ton to do, but the results are irreplaceable. There isn't a greater joy I've felt before than when I'm out here on my mission.”  I’m so proud of him for being able to see what’s important in life!

Friends and Family,

Howdy Ya'll! Hahahah haven't said that in a while. It's been a really
good week here in Daytona Beach! Vroom vroom! We really picked it up
and had a much better week! It was exciting to see the zone buckle up
and have some fun while doing it! Elder Crismon and I are really just
loving life. We get along really well and have had a lot of good
conversations about the work, football, football and more football.
Hopefully by the end of the time we have serving together, he'll be
persuaded to come down and play some ball! We've been trying to really
get to know the missionaries and what they like. Doing this, we've
just had a good bond and strengthened the trust throughout the zone.

This morning we had a Beach P-Day with one of the districts! It was
way fun to go to the beach earlier this morning, and play some sand
volleyball! The weather was perfect, and it just felt nice to reward
ourselves with a fun beach morning!

This week Elder Crismon and I really tried to used our time
effectively and stay positive. When we showed up to Brandi's Monday
night, she told us she was moving out to NY with her family the next
morning so that was tough. It was hard to see her and her family pack
up and move right before baptism.... One of the most discouraging things
that's happened on my mission. We were pretty discouraged after a tough
week with the Zone along with it. On the way home, we got a call from the
Lawhorn family of 15 saying they were no longer interested, and they
didn't want us to stop by anymore... Boom goes the dynamite. Needless
to say, we had a rough start to the week.

We went home and tried to think of a plan of action to take, we
decided to pray and fast for some divine intervention, some
confidence, and some encouragement. As we were getting ready for bed,
good ol "grandpa" gave us a call just to make us laugh. Pretty cool
how that happened. We woke up the next morning feeling positive and
ready to go to work! We were excited to go find some new people and
have some new peeps in our teaching pool! After diligent work and
definitely some help from The One above, we are stoked for these new
people to teach. One being this guy named Corey who was a media
referral! He requested a bible, but we were able to help him recognize
that the Book of Mormon was another book from God as well! At first he
put up a front like Alabama's offensive line. Nothing was getting past
him... Other than the spirit!! He opened up and was ready for us to
come back when we needed to leave! What a miracle.

Most of our other Investigators are in quite a pit right now... We are
still taking baby steps, but we are climbing up a grand-staircase. We
will get there one day! It's pretty funny how the fundamentals are
always stressed and needed to be focused on, and I’ve learned it more
on my mission than anywhere else!

Well, I hit my 15-month mark this past week! It really was just like
another day. I remember when I hit my first couple month marks and it
felt like years. Now, time is just going crazy and picking up too
quickly. When I've lost myself in the work, I've been happier,
smarter, and just an all around better testimony. Thanks for all the
support I received this week particularly. You're the best!


-Elder Doman

It looks like Brock and Elder Crismon like to goof off!!  It's so good for them to be able to chill and have fun together.

Titanic?????? Weird.

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