Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission // April 2014-October 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Week 75

​Soooooooo funny story. Last P-Day I packed all of my things and brought them down to the transfer meeting on Wednesday. As we sat in the chapel and watched the board, waiting for our names to be read, I heard my name but didn't register where they said I would be going....I realized after a moment of shock that I was companions with SISTER CLEGG!!!!! We're serving in Port St. Lucie which is the area just south of my last area. We live in the same apartment so I packed my things for nothing. I literally just moved down the hall. We freaked out in the transfer meeting and hugged each other right away. We couldn't believe it. We had joked about it so much, but now we're actually companions! 

I'm also an STL (Sister Training Leader) so we go on exchanges with certain sisters and help them in their areas and with their missionary work. Sister Anderson (The Sister I trained) is in our "Sisterhood" and we got to go on a short exchange with her this week. It was so great to knock doors with her like the good ol' days. 

I'm SO excited to be companions with Sister Clegg and to work in the area of Port St. Lucie. I know that this is where God wants me for my final transfer. We have already been seeing huge miracles in our area. On Friday we were knocking doors and saw a mother on a walk with her two children. We talked to them and offered them a card. We also invited her to prepare for baptism and attend church. She accepted everything! As we went back for our return appointment we taught her and a friend who was visiting. The lesson was incredible. When we sat down they said, "can you give us a brief history of your church and tell us what makes it different?" Boy can we ever! We taught the Restoration and everything clicked for them. When we taught about the Book of Mormon he said, "I've always wondered what the scripture meant that says, 'other sheep I have...'. Sister Clegg just looked at each other in amazement. 

We also went to follow up with a former investigator named Carol. She had been seriously planning on attending church that day, but her daughter had to go to the emergency room. We set up a return appointment with her and at that lesson she accepted a baptismal date and agreed to have us over every other day to help her prepare for it. It was incredible!

I actually studied about Ammon and Aaron and their missionary work. After Ammon's encounter with King Lamoni's father, his heart was softened and he was ready for Aaron to teach him. Aaron was open to the promptings of the Spirit and he trusted that God had a plan for him there. As he went and taught a 'former' he found that he was ready at that time and then King Lamoni's father was converted.

Love you all! 

Sincerely, Sister Matheson

I got sick this week. No fun, I don't have time for this! Haha
Our Exchange with Sister Anderson and Sister Tuiolemotu
Reunited and it feels so good.

Our car got stuck in the mud...Haha. 
Luckily I'm not a girly girl and figured out a way for us to get out.
(after getting covered in mud)

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