Update on the Mathii.

Sorry again for the lateness of this post, but life for us has been pretty busy as of late.

Tim is over strep throat now! Praise the Lord! And thank you for all the prayers for our family and friends. I ask that you continue to pray for our family in the days ahead.

I am now finished with my school observation hours as of last Monday! Whoo hoo! So I have more free time on my hands to work on school work and keep our house in order. There are only, I think, 3 weeks of school left in the semester for me! I am so excited for school to be over this semester. As most of you probably know, we leave for New York on June 21st this summer and will return back to Auburn August 10th! We are so excited about what the Lord has planned for us to do in NY!!

I got my test scores back on the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program last week and I passed all three parts of it! This is definitely another praise! Any student who wants to become a teacher must pass this test to get into an education program.

Speaking of schools, I have a huge prayer request for you guys. Most of you know that I am at Auburn University in Montgomery right now. Well, I have applied to Auburn University a couple of weeks ago. I am waiting to hear back from them after they receive my transcripts from UWA and AUM. The reason I applied to AU is because right now I travel to Montgomery 2 days a week on Tuesday and Thursday and that works out great for us, but I could not do that with my schedule in the fall. In the fall, I will be having to go to Montgomery Monday-Friday and stay late for class twice a week and not get home until 11 pm or later on those nights. I do not want to be on the road that late at night and have to travel to Montgomery that much. I would much rather be at home with my husband more and be able to still be active in the ministries at Lakeview like I am. With all the time spent in Montgomery though, I wouldn’t be able to do those things as much as I able to now. So, the Lord is sovereign and in control of all things and I know He has the plan for me. It may be for me to transfer to Auburn and stay close to our home and take classes..or it could be for me to stay at AUM and travel that much. Only the Lord knows and in His timing it will be revealed to me. So, please pray that the Lord’s will be done in that area of my life.

Also, on Friday we got to visit the newest member of the Johnson family! Madeline Rose Johnson is Ryan & Mandy Johnson’s 4th little girl! She is absolutely precious and beautiful. We were so excited to meet her and hold her for as long as we were able to. This a picture of the beautiful girl:

Isn’t she a doll?!

This past weekend we had some friends come to spend the weekend with us. These friends were: Neal & Sarah Butler and Melvin Williams. We spent Friday night at Lakeview’s simulcast of Secret Church. Secret church is put on twice a year and is an intense Bible study and prayer time for our persecuted brothers and sisters in other countries. This secret church’s topic was “The Cross and Suffering”. David Platt did an amazing job of teaching the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We didn’t go to bed until around 4 am Saturday morning! Haha! Oh my word! I cannot tell you the last time I stayed up that late! We got in from Secret Church after 1 am and then I cooked some breakfast food for us and then we stayed up playing board games. Saturday we got to just hang out with Neal and Sarah and spend time together. They left after dinner and more board games Saturday evening.

Yesterday was a wonderful Resurrection Day! Tim left for Louisville, KY right after lunch, though. 🙁 He will be gone until Friday morning. Today, he is in class and tomorrow starts the “Together for the Gospel” conference and it will end Thursday night. I know he will learning more about our Lord and Savior and come back with more knowledge and 30 more books to put on our bookshelves! 🙂 I am so proud of all he is doing for the Lord! I got to go with him this Thursday night to do evangelism on the streets of Auburn and it was so awesome to see him in action sharing the gospel with non-believers. Oh my goodness, I love him so much! 🙂

Please keep us in your prayers this week as Tim is in Kentucky and I am in Auburn. If there is any way we can pray for you, please let us know. Have a great week!

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