Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Week 65 - Broken bones and baptisms!

Today we have to email early because...my companion is getting surgery at 9:30!!!

Here is a breakdown of the crazy events that have transpired over the passed three days...

Friday morning exercise; 6:55 am: While doing our circuit workout by our apartments, we decided to do a race. Sister Tui was the only one on her bike so you can imagine how fast she was going (She's fast!). She didn't have time to stop and was about to run into the curb and a parked car so she slammed on both breaks. The bike swerved out of control, she hit the curb, and fell. As she reached out to grab herself she broke her left arm. We stood around her for a while while she lay on the asphalt, letting her catch her breath before walking her back to the apartment. The Zone Leaders came and gave her a priesthood blessing and then I took her to the urgent care where she got x-rayed. Her bone was indeed broken...(I attached a picture of the x-ray). 

Saturday and Sunday: Lot's of pain, sleeping in the living room, tears, wake up calls to get an ice-pack or adjust her arm on the pillow, dressing her like a baby. Good times. You could say we're close now. HA

I'm so grateful for the protection of angels. I know that the brake could've been a lot worse, but Sister Tui was blessed to have it only be her left arm. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to serve her by helping her with everything! She will be getting a plate in her arm and a cast. I'll let you know how it goes next week. 

This week was quite eventful. Our investigator, Kyle, was not too sure about attending church this last week. He wanted to take the lessons really slow and not rush into going to church. We told him to pray about it. We had a lesson scheduled with him for Friday evening, but with the event of Sister Tui breaking her arm, we had to cancel. We called him and invited him to church instead, explaining what he could expect when he attended. He didn't seem to sure on the phone, but Saturday night we got a text from him letting us know that he would be there. After church he said it was the most comfortable he's ever felt at a church before and he planned on coming again. 

Our investigator Sharon got BAPTIZED! We were pleasantly surprised by the member attendance. So many people came to support her and help us out  (since we were one hand short....hehe). On Sunday she was confirmed and Kyle, along with his mother, were there to see it. 

This week I studied about the parable of the 10 virgins. I compared it to the preparation we bring to church when we partake of the sacrament. If we do not prepare ourselves, then we will not be ready for the bridegroom (or the sacrament). The speaker actually talked about that on Sunday as well. 

Love you! Pray for Sister Tui's arm to heal. 

Sincerely, Sister Matheson

pictures from last week...

The hand puppet a little girl made me in our ward.

At the Family History Center to email last week.
Pictures from this week:
We biked 30+ miles this week and it was poring rain for a good chunk of the day. 

We went on a Fire-Exchange with our Sister Training Leaders so that we could knock in our area. 
A man gave us water AND coke. 

Sister Tuiolemotu at the urgent care. 
Don't let that smile deceive you, she was in a lot of pain. 

Sharon's baptism!

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