Sister Erickson

Sister Erickson

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello friends and family! 
This week I got my new companion, her name is Sister Kerr from Portland, OR. It's been awesome being with her, she is a fireball, a really hard worker, extremely faithfilled, trusting in the Lord and His plan, and a firm believer in creating success. She has been out on her mission for about 3 weeks now and she is doing fantastic as a missionary! We were able to spend thanksgiving with recent converts to the gospel and we had a great time. The hospitality here is so kind and our ward treats us very well. I hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving! One thought that we have been sharing with people we meet is found in Alma 5:40. It talks about how good things come from God. As we continue to be grateful for the things that we have, the Lord will continue to bless us. It has taught me that I must continue to be grateful for what I have and to do it even more! You can never be too grateful!
It amazes me how fast time flies here. It's already the holidays! what?! So fast. 
One miracle we saw this week is when we were knocking doors. I asked my companion in a faithfilled manner, "How many people are we going to find today to teach?" and she reassured me that we would find 10. I was a little surprised, but gladly accepted that as a goal! The next door we knocked on was a family of 10! Which is uncommon here. We will go back this week to teach them, we aren't sure how many of them are interested in our message but it will be exciting to see miracles. 
One quote that i've come across this week comes from President Uchtdorf. He says, "Be patient and compassionate with yourselves.  Some sacrifices are better than others. You need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy. Never forget the 'why' of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift you.  Never forget that your Heavenly Father knows, loves, and cherishes you." I hope this uplifts and inspires you. 
Have a great week! Our Savior Jesus Christ lives and is too good to us. Love you all!
Sister Kylie Erickson 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Transfer 4 in WPB

Friends and family!
It has been a little while, I hope you are all doing amazing things and being blessed by God throughout your lives! I know that He is.
Things are going great here :) I will be spending the next transfer in West Palm Beach, I am so blessed. I love it here. Our ward is incredible and it feels like home. It is a blessing to spend the holidays in this awesome ward!
The temp has dropped down and you would think being raised in WY I would be used to colder weather. But going from 100 to 70 degrees is a huge adjustment I have to make! It is so beautiful though. 
So Anderson, the one we were working with was baptized!! And he was given the Aaronic Priesthood last week. He is so incredible. Pictures to come. 
I am low on time this week, but thanks for your love and support! Love you all!
Sister Erickson 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Everyone! I hope everyone is doing so good! God is too good and I hope that He has blessed you immensely :) He has me. 
This week was so special. Anderson from Haiti, is getting baptized this sunday! he is such a strong example of true conversion to me. He has let Christ take all of his sins and pains and let him take them away. I have loved seeing him grow. he is so special. God has blessed him so much, his first language is creole and he has only been speaking english for 5 months. every time we talk with him, his english is better and better. He is such a blessing in my life!
I was blessed to translate yesterday's sacrament meeting into sign language for my friend Angela and her 2 friends that aren't members of the church. I know that God needed them to learn from coming to church and I'm glad that He was able to speak to them through me. 
Miracles are happening every day and i'm so glad that I get to represent Christ for these 18 months. May the Lord bless you and keep you all. Love you! Have the greatest week!

Love, Sister Erickson