Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, February 13, 2017

Week #70 -- Miracles, Exchanges, and Sunday Talk

Hello Everybody!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful week and was filled with miracles. If you can't remember then I would recommend to look for them this week cause they are there, sometimes we just need to pay more attention to them.

What a wonderful week I had and so many miracles happened it is just awesome.  To update you on everyone that we are working with. The first investigator is doing very well but has been super stressed about the moving. I'm so blessed that I have been able to meet her. She has such a big desire to follow Christ and to serve him. She will be so blessed once she enters into the waters of baptism. The second is someone that we picked up last week as a new investigator. Her Sister is being taught by the sister missionary's and with a member in the ward also talking to her about the church got her interested. She has been coming to church regularly and she is super prepared for the gospel. Third is  a young man about 23 and just an amazing guy. He dropped out of college so he could take care of his mom. He has been searching for the true church for the past 3 years and is now meeting with us. He reads the Bible and the Book of Mormon all the time. The last is guy from a referral from the Elders in DeLand and is super prepared for the gospel. He has gone through a lot of tough trials. He definitely has been able to draw toward his Savior for help. Those are the top investigators that we have right now. More to come.

Got to go on exchanges this past Saturday with the Zone Leaders. I got to go with Elder Goff to Daytona and Elder Hawkins came her to NSB with Elder Amiott. Had a very good exchange. Saw a lot of miracles. One really cool miracle was we stopped by a house of someone that was formally visiting with missionaries. That person didn't live there any more but the person who lives there we actually got to talk to him and he was telling us how he was a professional Clown for 36 years! Then someone called him and he was telling that person who we were and she then wanted to talk to us. So Elder Goff talked to her and she wanted a Book of Mormon!! What!! She literally lived just around the corner and so went over there and gave it to her. Had a awesome visit with her and committed her to baptism and she accepted!!!!

Then Saturday night I get back to NSB and this is around 10:15pm and Elder Amiott thought it would be good to tell me that bishop had asked me to give a talk the next morning in sacrament. Thanks Bud!! So I then stayed up for 45 mins longer getting my talk prepared. It was super cool how things came about with my talk. So at the beginning of the week I had made a goal to focus on the spirit in conversion, but not only in the people we are teaching, but myself as well. As I was studying that the spirit then taught me something. My studies then focused on love and how that is essential is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

President Monson says this, "Love is the very essence of the gospel, the noblest attribute of the human soul. Love is the remedy for ailing families, ill communities, and sick nations. Love is a smile, a wave, a kind comment, and a compliment. Love is sacrifice, service, and selflessness."

I totally agree with his words. If the world is to be improved, the process of love must make a change in the hearts of men. It can do so when we look beyond self to give our love to God and others, and do so with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. I can promise you all as you work to increase the love in your home you will be able to increase the spirit in your home and be able to strengthen your faith and testimonies.

I love you all and are in my prayers. Have a great week!!!

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

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