Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Called to serve the Florida Orlando Mission

Monday, February 29, 2016

Week #21 -- Went To The Beach!!

Hey Everybody!

This week was full of fun times! This past week we did a lot of
service. It also was for people that aren't members of the church.
Sadly that were moving out of our boundaries but we told them that we
can contact the missionaries where they are moving to to help them
cause we could and they really liked that.

Things are still slow here in the New Smyrna Beach area but Elder
Richards and I are doing all we can to put ourselves in the right
place so that we can cross paths with someone that God is preparing
for us to teach.

The only person we have to teach right now is Ben. He's isn't
progressing to much right now but he is seeing that he needs to put
more effort in coming to church and reading more.

The one thing that excites me the most is the ward here. They are so
missionary minded it's awesome. Almost every member in the ward has
someone that they are talking to about the gospel. We have been
working with them a lot and coaching them in what to say and getting
to the point where they can meet with us. So excited for the things
that are going to happen in this area.

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

LOVE this picture!

This is the first time Elder Pearson has put his feet in the sand on a beach!
This is something he was hoping he'd be able to do.
It was early in the morning when the group went.
Had fun building a sand castle with a moat.

Elder Pearson and Elder Richards went to a Mardi Gras Celebration
with some less active members; they got lots of beads.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Week #20 -- Another Week In Paradise

Hello everyone!

This past week was very tough but very rewarding at the same time. I have been on my knees praying a lot this past week. I also have been putting more faith in God that everything will work out even though we don't have many people to teach. That he is preparing people for us to teach and is guiding us to those individuals. The part that amazes me the most is seeing those prayers answered. I am so grateful for the time I have to engulf myself in the work of the Lord. It has blessed myself and it is blessing others that I come in contact with. I invite all of you to read your scriptures and say your prayers daily. You will see the difference in your life and see how God is helping you. 

Anyway throughout the week we got to see some less actives. We are going to try new ways to find people to teach. We are still talking to Ben. He's an interesting fellow. In the last lesson we had with him, he told us that he was seeing how God is blessing his life. Just from hearing that filled me with so much joy. 

Hope you all have a wonderful week and cant wait to tell you how this week goes. God loves ya!

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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Week #19 -- First Week Whitewashing!

Hey Everyone!!

The week has been crazy, hard, fun, and exciting all at the same time.
It's been a blast with my companion Elder Richards. He's super cool
and we are working really hard.

We have one guy named Ben with a baptismal date but sadly we might
have to push is date back. We reviewed with what he remembers from the
last Elders that were there and he doesn't remember a whole lot so.
He's excited to be baptized and to keep learning more which is

We also met with a lot of less actives and meeting with members
getting to know them and also asking them for referrals. There is a
lot of work to get done which makes me happy.

So excited for this transfer and can't wait to tell you all what
happened next week.

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


Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 18 -- I'm Getting Transferred!!!

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful week.

It's been an amazing transfer with my great friend Elder Wilson. Sadly
we didn't get to do a lot of missionary work together cause of his
health. We were hoping that they would keep us together but I guess
that wasn't the plan. He is a great friend and so glade I got to serve
with him. I'm sad that I will be leaving this ward in DeLand also. The
new area I will be serving in is New Smyrna South. Guess what?!?!?
It's right next to the BEACH!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

The crazy part is that my new companion, Elder Richards, and I will be
whitewashing this area. Whitewashing is when you have two Elders that
are new to the area. It's going to be fun. I have a feeling that this
next transfer is going to be a great one.

Really didn't get to do a whole lot this week with Elder Wilson still
recovering from his kidney stone. We did share a lot of laughs though
which was great.

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 17 -- Interesting Week

Hey everyone,

This week has been a long week it feels like. Sadly my companion,
Elder Wilson, still has not passed his kidney stone. So today he has a
doctors appointment and they will see where it's at and what they plan
will be to get it out. So I might not be able to reply back to emails
today cause we will be at that.

Anyway beside that I was able to exchanges with the other Elders in my
district. It was cool to cause with a lot of the people we saw we
taught the restoration. We talked about that the only way we are able
to know if Joseph Smith was actually a prophet of God and is the Book
of Mormon really true is through prayer.  As I have been out I have
been able to see and know of the importance of prayer.  It is a direct
connect we can have with God. He wants to help us with questions we
might have on our mind or things we might need. By how sincere you are
as you pray. He wants to help us all we have to do is ask. It might
not come right away but it will come when he thinks we are ready for

I love you all and hope you have an awesome week!!

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