Wednesday, May 17, 2017

17 May 2017 - Last Email

Bonjour tout le monde!!

C'est la derniere fois! It's my last email on the mission! 

I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE for the support and love and prayers throughout my mission. Vous etes merveilleux!

My mission has been the hardest and the greatest thing I have ever done in my life. It's brought me closer to my Heavenly Father because I've had to rely on Him through it all. And I know without a doubt in my mind that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is TRUE. I've seen it change people's lives and it's changed my life as well. I'm so grateful to have served here in New Cal and to have been able to touch people's lives. And my life has been touched as well. I will never forget New Cal and the people I've met here and all the experiences we've shared!

I'm sad to leave my mission, but it's my time to go. I'm excited to see all of you again! 

Je vous aime tous! 
Gros bisous!

A la semaine prochaine!
Soeur Matheson

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10 May 2017 - 18 months and a cyclone!

Bonjour tout le monde!

This week I hit my 18 month mark, so that's exciting :) That was a good day because we saw all three of our recent converts and the lessons were great! Even Simon is doing a lot better! Little miracles every day! And during zone conference and my interview with President, he prayed that we'd have many positive experiences this week and we did and that's a testimony that God hears and answers prayers!

Other than that, the work is pretty normal. Out contacting all day every day and giving out Books of Mormon like crazy, haha :)

Monday and Tuesday we were on cyclone lockdown. But the cyclone didn't even hit. It was barely raining and not windy at all. Kinda lame. So we were just stuck in the house going crazy, haha. We studied, watched the church movies, I colored like 3 pictures, I even did those puzzles Mom sent me for Easter but to make it harder I mixed the pieces together and did them at the same time, haha. Yeah. And there was a lot of bored eating, haha, NOT GOOD!

But today we are free! We're going to have a district activity a la Riviere Bleue in Mont Dore, so that should be fun. Lots of lasts these next two weeks! Profite-ing de New Cal a fond!! [Enjoying New Caledonia…]

Donc, voila. C'est la semaine! hehe
Hope you're all well and getting cruise ready ;)
Je vous aime!
Soeur Matheson

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

3 May 2017 - Sowing Seeds!

Bonjour tout le monde!

This week was a really good week! We've been sowing a lot of little Gospel seeds everywhere. We're like the farmers in their fields who live next door to us, tee hee.

We got to see Simon again and also teach his girlfriend! She's pretty interested, but sadly she left for Wallis for a month and won't come back 'til after I'm gone. But still a great experience and a great amie for the next missionaries who'll come along.

We had a great zone conference and talked a lot about becoming like Christ, especially in being obedient. Tuesday morning after conference on Monday, we did all we could to be exactly obedient et voila we gave away four Books of Mormon and had a lesson on the street. Obedience brings blessings!

I really loved zone conference--getting to see President and Sister Granger and all the missionaries, playing and having fun, and talking about Christ! My mission has taught me that we really need to LIVE the gospel for it to have it's full effect on us that will help us become like Christ. I want to live like that for the rest of my life because it's so important for our eternal joy!

There's not a whole lot of big exciting stories to share, but I'm working hard and loving the work even when it is hard. It's allllllll worth it!! :)


Soeur Matheson