Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, January 18, 2016

Week #15 -- Seeing Heavenly Father's Hand In This Work

Hey Everyone,

It's been a crazy and exciting week. Many prayers were answered for my companion and I.  It's so exciting to see that Heavenly Father knows who we are and what we are going through. All we have to do is ask and he will answer it when we are ready. What an amazing week!! Later today I'll send some pics for all of you!

To start of our week we had Zone Conference which is certain zones from the mission meet and there are training that are given by Zone Leaders and our mission president. This one was very special cause we had a general authority. It was Elder Richard J. Maynes from the quorum of the seventy. It was so awesome to hear the council that he gave to us as missionaries. The first half of his talk is that he talk to us about how successful do we want to be as missionaries. We did a lot of question and answer with him. The spirit was so strong there. I'm so blessed to be a missionary and to help in the progression of this great work.

The next couple days was a little rough.  A lot of the appointments we had we canceled at the last minute. So every night after our dinner we would call people on our potential investigator list cause by the time dinner comes around its already dark and it's only 5pm.  So we started doing this Friday night; we were calling the people that canceled earlier in the week, had to leave messages then, they all started calling us back! We had so many people we were able to set up appointments with that Saturday we had 7 lessons that we taught to people. For three of them we had a members come with us; which is awesome to have them to share their experiences and their thoughts. So by Sunday we had a total of 12 lessons that were taught and last week we had 6. We were able to double this week which was awesome!!

A lot of the people we saw were less actives. We have made return appointments with them so we are hoping we they will be able to come to church next week. We are still working consistently with one investigator which is exciting news and he has been increasing his scriptures study and saying his prayers -- so awesome. We are still a little worried about him cause some personal things have been stressing him out so it's going to be harder for him to quite smoking but we think if he continues with his studies and prayers Heavenly Father will help him overcome it. We are also working with an investigator that we hope to figure out a date this week with him to be baptized.  Which is awesome!!

I got to try some food... First thing was "grits" which I do not like. The other is basically regular peanuts and you soak them in salt water. It's really good but salty.

Anyway love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!!  I'll send
some pics later!!

Elder Pearson
Florida Orlando Mission
10502 Satellite Blvd. Ste E
Orlando, FL 32837-8479

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