Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week #31 Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday Sister Furner

(Sorry I posted this one a week late for Sister Matheson.  I was unable to use my computer because we were out of town.)

This week was so crazy amazing!!! Also, I've been out seven months from yesterday...WHAT?!?!

I guess to start, Wednesday was Sister Furner's 20th birthday!!! Obviously I had to set up streamers, balloons, and all of the packages she had gotten. Over the past couple of weeks, every time she got a package I would steal it from her and hide it in my closet so she wouldn't be tempted to open them. As I stood up on the kitchen chair to tape the "Happy Birthday" sign to the wall, the leg snapped off and I fell to the floor. We were dying laughing. I got a good size bruise. I made her breakfast and then we celebrated by getting slurpees. The ward Trunk or Treat was that night and there was an amazing turnout!

Friday we had to stop knocking doors at 5:00 and be in by 7:00, so we Harvested earlier in the day. We prayed that we would find a New Investigator, someone who would be open to having us come back, and someone who would let us teach them on the spot. The last door we knocked on we found a man who had a lot of questions. we taught him about the Plan of Salvation after the prayer and he agreed to let us come back the following week to say a prayer with his wife.
Later that day we got a text from our member. He told us that he had been talking with his neighbor and she said that she had met us. (His roommate actually referred us to her several weeks back and we said a prayer with her, but that was it. We didn't think much of it). She told him that she had a lot of questions and that she actually had the Book of Mormon that we had given her on her night stand. He told us to meet him at her house that night. When we got there she was very receptive. She invited us in and we talked more about the Book of Mormon and church. She said that if she were to go to church that she'd go to her church so we left it at that and offered to come back and do service for her.

Yesterday we were on our way to that same members house to say a prayer with him. When we pulled up she was standing outside of her mobile home. We talked for a couple seconds and then she said, "come on in girls". Sister Furner and I looked at each other and just shrugged our shoulders like, "Ok God, change of plans". We had an amazing lesson with her!!! Sis. Furner had the prompting to call a Recent Convert and have her bare her testimony to this woman over the phone. She said exactly what she needed to hear. Our investigator was asking her really good questions about the baptism and afterwards we invited her to be baptized as well. She agreed to pray about it and said she would come to our Bible Study on Wednesday night!!!

Yesterday we also had a less active come to church for the second time in a row. He's this 13 year old boy with so much sass, but he's finally coming around. He actually got up and bore his testimony in Sacrament Meeting. Even though he's not a baptism, it felt just as good to see another soul coming and partaking the sacrament that hadn't been in a while.

I love you all to the moon and back. Remember, "Charity NEVER faileth" (1 Cor 13:8).

Sincerely, Sister Matheson
Biking all day, every day

The Carrot I got Sis Furner for her Birthday

We were visiting our members and their dog decided it wanted to sit on my lap.

One of my favorite little girls and the trunk or treat

The Root beer we made on Halloween

This awesome pot (head) guy we saw while knocking doors. 
The woman let us take a picture. 

One of our members is a pilot. 
He thought it would be funny if the Sister Missionaries inflated the $30.00 life vest.

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