Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week 27 - Harvest Miracles/find credible sources

Hello everyone!!! I hope you all enjoyed General Conference. I sure did! Sister Furner and I watched it at our chapel and it was a full house...;) there were only one other set of missionaries and two other members. It was weird to not be at home in my pajamas watching it on the couch, but I definitely got more out of it as a missionary. Last time I was watching General Conference I was surrounded by hundreds of missionaries in the MTC...weird! Time flies.
This week we saw some amazing miracles while Harvesting. We had a meal appointment at a members house and afterwards decided to knock doors in their neighborhood. We knocked into a woman who let us in her home to say the prayer. Right after the prayer we were able to teach about the Restoration and she really felt the Spirit. She said she would pray about baptism and come to our church next week.
The next door we knocked on, the woman let us in right away. She was from the Dominican Republic and said that she had seen missionaries ALL over in her country. After the prayer she got right up and walked over to her book shelf to show us the Book of Mormon that her Mormon friend had given her. She said that she had been to our church a few times with her and liked it. She told us that she kept getting the chills because she knew that God had sent us. Before we left we invited her to read a verse out of her Book of Mormon and she assured us that she had already read the whole thing front to back. WHAT?!?!?!?! We could not believe it! God led us straight to her. When he prepares people he REALLY prepares them!
Every week seems to have a theme of trials and this week the theme was investigators looking at anti material on the computer. We had a lesson with a man named Paul who had a hard time believing in Joseph Smith because of some stuff he read online. Inside I just rolled my eyes and thought back on my English teachers telling me I needed to find credible sources for research. If there's anything I learned from that it's the deep importance of relying on God rather than men. The world will continue to be confusing and lead us astray just like in Lehi's dream about the iron rod. As we stay firm in our faith, however, we have been promised safety and peace. All we have to do is rely on God, keep the commandments, and read the scriptures. I can't emphasize that enough. There is so much spiritual safety in reading the words in that Book. I don't know of anyone who has gone inactive who was also been reading and praying regularly. Anyways, that's my little cry of repentance to you all today.
Know that I love you and pray for you daily!
Thank you for all your prayers and support!
Sincerely, Sister Matheson
Our first day as just a companionship

#genconf full house
Our area covers the everglades

I saw Elder Jensen at transfer meeting!
This is Sister Nimer right before she "died".

We went to Menchies for my 6 month "birthday"
Sis Furner changed the name in the phone and then sent this text.
It freaked me out to say the least.
I put my mattress that I was sleeping on, when we were in the trio, under sis Furner's mattress to get it out of the way. She loves her super High bed now!!!

Ft. Lauderdale Florida Temple

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