Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week #77 -- #LDSConf

Hello Everybody!!

Holy Cow! This week has just flown by! A lot of things happened this past week and so excited to tell all of you. We also have been getting a lot of new people to teach which is awesome. So a lot of these people will be new names.

A really nice guy we found a couple weeks ago by knocking doors is a true miracle find! The first lesson we had with him was so awesome and the spirit was so strong. He has been going through a lot of trials in his life and feels like god isn't listening. We assured him that he is and that he needs to have faith that he will answer his prayers. As we met with him last week we was a little confused on somethings we had talked about previously and so we had to do a little review but he has been reading the Book of Mormon almost everyday which is awesome. We are hoping to put him on a baptismal date this week.

We met an interesting couple that has met with missionaries in the past and that's how we found them. They both have been struggling with some difficult trials in there life right now. As we met with them last week we had a member from the ward come out with us to see them. It was really awesome and was very powerful. He was able to testify of how that as he as followed Jesus Christ he has been able to see the blessing that come from it. We were also able to give the wife a comfort blessing giving her more guidance and be able to have the spirit with her.

Another investigator we have is doing super awesome. He has been progressing really well and has been reading a lot out of the Book of Mormon. Sadly we lost someone who was previously interested but we able to put one of our investigators on a date for May 6th!!! Super excited for him to enter into the waters of Baptism.

Plus to top it all off I got to enjoy General Conference. So many wonderful talks were given and it's been super difficult to really pick a favorite. As I was looking over my notes I really enjoyed the talk given by Gary B Sabin. I am not the best note taker but I would like to share some of my thoughts from his talk. The question he proposed at the begin is; Are you all in? Throughout his talk I had pondered on this question he gave. Am I all in? Have I given everything I got? Is there more that I can do? I immediately thought of the chapter in Alma where Alma asks the questions of the soul. Really finding where my desires are and are they sincere.

I love the story he shared of a dad and son when to a store and the son saw the super cool punching bag that every time you punch it would com back up. The dad then asked the son, "I wonder why it keeps coming back up?" The son replied, "Maybe cause it's standing up on the inside." I thought that was super cool cause it totally makes sense. Are we standing up spiritually on the inside? This is something that will truly make us stronger because every time we get hit down with the lords help we will be able to stand back up. This life has a lot of tough things we will face. If we get tired walking then maybe we should run a little. With the lords help anything is possible.

I love you all and hope you have a blessed week!!

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

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