Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Week 66

Sister Tuiolemotu's surgery was quite a bit longer than I expected, but all was well. We haven't done much besides letting her rest and recover. Don't worry, I'll attach some gross pictures of the after-math:) While she's been recovering we've been able to go on splits with our STL's so that we could have finding time in our area. Last week, while knocking doors with Sister Clegg, we ran into a man who had a lot of questions about the Plan of Salvation. Although his questions were good, he was not sincerely interested and just wanted to talk. If we had let him, he could've talked for much longer, but thank goodness Sister Clegg cut him off and ended the conversation short. 

We KNEW that God had prepared someone for us to find and we had limited time so we started RUNNING to every door. The next door that answered was a woman named Kerri. She invited us in, cried during the prayer, told us that she has been looking for a church, and accepted everything! In that moment I learned the importance of urgency and being sensitive to the "decoys" that Satan will put in our path. 

I've been reading the Isaiah chapters in Nephi as well as a talk titled, "Lessons From Liberty Jail" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.  From both I read this scripture, "The Lord has 'graven thee upon the palms of [His] hands' "  
Elder Holland goes on to say, " Having paid that price in the suffering that They have paid for you, the Father and the Son will never forget nor forsake you in your suffering. They have planned, prepared, and guaranteed your victory if you desire it . . . "

I love you all! Remember that we promised our Heavenly Father that we would come down to earth, with these specific challenges and circumstances, knowing that we would be able to be a beacon of hope to all. Continue to share your testimonies. Continue to stand up for what you believe in. Continue to turn to the Lord in prayer for guidance and direction. He is the author of peace. He will guide you. Also, the talks from last general conference were not coincidental. Read them over as a source of strength. Love you!

Sincerely, Sister Matheson

"Do the face when you just broke your arm..."

Warning: viewers disgression may be advised.

What a nice bruise!!!

Our party on the 4th of July!

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