Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week #30 - Exchange miracles

Hello Everybody!!

First off I can't believe that this transfer is almost over. To explain what a transfer is; a transfer is 6 weeks long and you are assigned to a companion in that specific area. After those 6 weeks are over you will find out if you will go to a new area or stay in the area your in. My personal opinion, I would love to stay in Apopka with Elder Isaacson. I have been having such an amazing time with Elder Isaacson. He's such a great missionary and a hard worker. You can just tell when he teaches that he really loves the people.

The past week has been a little difficult for us. Not because we aren't teaching anyone but its because the people we are teaching aren't progressing. Which means coming to church, reading the scriptures, and doing other things that we ask them to do. By them following these commitments it helps them gain a closer relationship with there Savior, Jesus Christ, and their Heavenly Father. The couple people we have been teaching have been learning but haven't been keeping some of the commitments that we have given them. It's hard cause if there not keeping there commitments then we aren't using our time wisely. Elder Isaacson has been having a harder time with it cause he's been working with the investigator family for 3 months and he has see a lot of progression with them and it's sad that we will have to drop them this week if they don't start committing.

As we were talking about this, I remember something that I had learned about 2 months ago and it was about agency. There is a reason God gave us agency. If we didn't have agency then we wouldn't be able to know right from wrong or good from bad.  Agency allows us to make choices, whether they are good or bad choices. The choices we make will determine our destiny. In this past General Conference, President Monson gave a great talk about choices. He talks about a part in the classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where Alice comes to a split in the road and she asks the Cheshire Cat, "Which path should I take?" The Cheshire Cat replies, "That depends where you want to go. If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take". As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we know where we are going and which path to take. As a missionary, I want these people so badly to receive the same blessing that I have been able to receive and know which path to take but I can only take them so far then they need to choose for themselves. I know as I continue to have faith and put my trust in God he will help these people and help Elder Isaacson and I to know what we need to do for these people.

Even though we are struggling with some investigators we are seeing miracles. Crazy experience that happened on Tuesday but first backstory. A couple weeks ago we were walking and saw this one guy just sitting in his truck, so we went over and started talking to him. We had to head to another appointment so we didn't talk to him for long but gave him a card with our number on it. Now fast forward to this last Tuesday. I'm on exchanges with Elder Christensen in Apopka. While we were seeing some former investigators there was one that we put down to see but didn't have any information besides a address. We went to it anyway and saw a lady sitting outside and started talking to her. Then while we were talking her husband walks around and sits down next to her so we introduce ourselves. When he came over he looked familiar to us but couldn't put my finger on where I remembered him from. He then told us that we had talked to him a couple weeks ago!!  It was the same guy that was sitting in his truck that we talked to. That is definitely evidence that the Lords hand is in this great work.

I love you all so much and enjoy the emails I get from you. You all are in my prayers and hope that you all have a wonderful week. Always remember you ARE A SON/DAUGHTER OF GOD. You have purpose in this life, ask him for help and understanding of it.

Elder Pearson
Florida Orlando Mission

Thought you guys might like this video. 
This is while I was on exchanges with Elder Christensen. 

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