Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Week 70 - Live like Christ or Suffer like Christ

God blessed us with so many miracles this week! One of my favorites was when God led us to our investigator, Flor and her eleven year old Sister Jacky. When we knocked on their door they invited us in and we shared a prayer with them. They accepted baptism, church, and a return appointment. We were a little dissappointed when they didn't show up to church on Sunday so we decided to go over to their house that night and see what had happened. She explained that she had slept through her alarm and woke up late, however, we met her mom and her other EIGHT year old sister who both accepted baptism as well! We are going to see them tonight with a member. 
I know that God wants us to teach them together as a family.

Funny story: As missionaries we have weird lingo. Let me brake it down for you. When you first come to the mission you are "born". You receive a trainer who is your "mom", etc. When a missionary is going home they say they are "dying" and their last companion "kills" them. ANYWAYS...Friday we were going to knock doors with our STL's, but Florida decided to downpoor with thunder and lightning at the same time. We switched our schedule around and took shelter in Tropical Smoothie Cafe for dinner in hopes that the rain would stop. As we sat at our table Sister Clegg said (rather loudly) to Sister Ray, " So how many people have you killed?" Sister Ray replied, " oh just 3..." 
I looked at them like, oh my gosh! People are going to think we're freaks!!!! 
We all died laughing...figuratively:)

A member shared a quote in her testimony yesterday that I thought was very profound. She said,  "You can either live like Christ or you can suffer like Christ" it is our choice to rely on him or go through our trials alone. 

In the Book of Mormon I read about the allagory of the Olive Tree in Jacob 5. I loved verse 65 which reads, " And as they begin to grow ye shall clear away the branches which bring forth bitter fruit, according to the strength of the good and the size thereof; and ye shall no clear away the bad thereof all at once. . ." 

The amount of trials God gives us is dependant upon our strength. He only gives his hardest trials to his children who He knows will grow and benifit from them. 

I love you all. Don't get sick of me saying that because I'm going to say it every week. It's an FFLM thing. 

Sincerely, Sister Matheson
This is our District.
We do "hurricane trainings" and an Elder had us make "rain ponchos".
So dumb! Haha

We have an ear-wig infested car.
Sister Brisco took it upon herself to eliminate them. Love her!
 Idk if I ever sent you pics of our apartment so here you go...
Our living room 
Kitchen (view from the front door)

Our bedroom
Elder Brimley from my first District and Ward came to visit this week.

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