Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Week #67

Sister Tui is recovering well. She ended up not even needing a hard cast.
We are back to working full days. :)
This week we received a referral for a guy named Dylon. He is 18 and referred himself. We met him on Friday at a park for our lesson. He told us that he had a friend who lived in Utah who was a Mormon. He was looking for a church where the people were "real" and where he could get closer to God. We taught him the Restoration and he accepted everything with excitement. The next day we taught him the Plan of Salvation at a member of the bishopric's house. They offered to give him a ride on Sunday and they ended up being the perfect member friends for him. He agreed to prepare for baptism on the 25th, however, Satan is already trying him. His uncle who he lives with gave him an ultimatum: Either he could "drop the Mormon stuff" or he would have to move out by August 1st. Dylon is staying strong and we are praying that he will find a place to live. 
We know that God will provide a way.
This experience has been a testimony to me that no one is going to go through life without things that will test their faith. It is in those moments when we desire to come closer to God that our faith will be tested. 
That is when our desire and character will be tested. 
In 2 Nephi 9:18 it reads,
" But, behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of Israel, they who have believed in the Holy One of Israel, they who have endured the crosses of the world, and despised the shame of it, they shall inherit the kingdom of God, which was prepared for them from the foundation of the world, and their joy shall be full forever." 

I love you all! 
Endure to the end.
Sincerely, Sister Matheson

Quote to ponder….

Dieter F. Uchtdorf… 

"Often the deep valleys of our present will be understood only by looking back on them from the mountains of our future experience. Often we can't see the lord's hand in our lives until long after trials have passed. Often the most difficult times of our lives are essential building blocks that form the foundation of our character and pave the way to future opportunity, understanding, and happiness…. "


A family in our ward ran over this turtle and then rescued it. 

Larry fed us dinner this week!

This is the after-math of Sister Tui's surgery. 
She got a plate and 6 screws. 
On Friday she got her 18 stitches removed.

Sister Frankenstein...

Here's our Zone last P-day. 
We had a BBQ at a park and played soccer.

I may or may not wear my namebadge to sleep...
I'm never taking it off!

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