Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, April 4, 2016

Week #26 - Home again in Leesburg Stake

Hello Everyone,

This week was crazy awesome. As I said last week that I got transferred to a new area and that new area is Apopka which is in the Leesburg Stake. It's super awesome cause when I first got here in Florida my first area was in the Leesburg Stake, so super cool to be back in this stake.

I want you all to know that exciting things are happening here in Apopka and I have only been in the area for a week. When I got in the area on Tuesday afternoon we dropped my stuff off at the apartment and went to work. First person we went to was a less active member. He super cool guy. Knows a lot about the gospel and has a testimony of it. He does have some word of widsom issues and trying to help him get through that. We then went to see a handful of potential investigators. Only a couple of them answered and they weren't really interested. Then later that night we went to see another less active named sister. She's been going through a rough time right now with work and family problems. We read through the Book of Mormon with her and promised her that as she reads and prays and come to church God will bless.

Wednesday was a super busy day. First went to visit an investigator family. Only the mom was there so we talked to her and followed up on her Book of Mormon reading and prayers. She said that she sometimes skip saying her prayers so we talked to her about the importance of prayers and that our Heavenly Father wants to hear from us always. We then stopped by an investigator's home. He's super cool guy and very open and very talkative guy. We asked him how his Book of Mormon reading has been going and he said he's been busy with work. We told him that as he reads from the Book of Mormon he will be blessed. We are meeting with him later this week. Then later that night I got to meet a family that is investigating. The parents only speak Spanish but the kids speak English. So Elder Isaacson taught the parents while I taught the kids. It's was awesome. The spirit was so strong it was amazing.

Thursday was super crazy as well. We had district meeting and then after went another investigator. Really nice guy and really does all he can to have God in his life. We had an awesome lesson with him about prayer. It was super amazing. We are hoping to put him on a baptismal date this week  as well as the investigator family.

Saturday and Sunday there was General Conference which was so uplifting to hear from our beloved prophet, Thomas S Monson. My favorite talk that was given that by Elder Jeffery R Holland. He talked about that we don't want tomorrow cause we don't want to lose the feelings that we have felt on Sunday. We can't give up. We all stumble but the savior is right there on our right and on our left ready to catch us and help us get back up. The first commandment is to love God with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength. The first doctrine we teach as missionaries is that God loves us with all of his heart, might, mind, and strength. God will never desert us when we are going through struggles. I know that with all of my heart. I can also testify that what Elder Holland said is true. God does love us, even though sometimes we might not feel like he does. Through prayer we can have his help and comfort.

I love you all and have a wonderful week.

Elder Pearson
Florida Orlando Mission
10502 Satellite Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837

Left:  Sister Smith sent this picture of Elder Richards and I to my mom 
this week with the caption "These Elders are awesome!!! 
Thanks for sending your boys to us!!"  Right:  My new companion Elder Isaccson

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