Sister Erickson

Sister Erickson

Monday, March 21, 2016

Miracle March

Hope everyone is doing great. I'm doing well, really enjoying my time here :) This week I've really pondered about the many blessings I've had, especially the ones i didn't necessarily see before my mission. I've felt like i've grown so much and I'm grateful for you all and your influence to me!!
We had a crazy miracle this week. This week our miracle came through patience. An investigator that has been investigating on and off for about 6 months walked up to us on sunday at church and said "Sisters, I'm ready. I don't know what I've been holding back." Gloribel wants to be baptized!! And for the right reasons. She has shown so much intent with us the last week: she's set up her own member present lessons, prayed about a date, asked a member to baptize her, and even argued with her boss about getting sundays off. I know she is feeling the Spirit testify to her that this is what she needs to do because she has never been this ambitious about the church before. She is progressing for the 31st to be baptized in Miracle March :)
This week we had a lesson with our gator Shawn and taught about the word of wisdom. What was pretty cool about it is we had with with some members that have a pretty good name for themselves. We had it in the home of Alan and Chris Hawkshaw. They are from England and Alan was a famous musician and composer. Look him up on google if you want, since most of you can :) haha. but it was a very spiritual lesson and they talked about how they were able to overcome drugs and alcohol that was prevalent in the music industry. 
Hope you all have a great week! Remember to keep smiling, even through the tough. it shows the world and yourself that you trust in God and what He has for you.
Sister Kylie Erickson 

Sunday foto
Greole--> famous haitian food, fried pork and fried plantains. Haitians love their oil... haha. but it's all good cuz the salad makes up for it, right? haha

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mission Tour

Hey Everybody :)
This last week was really exciting, we had a big training from Elder Dube of the Quorum of the Seventy. I learned a lot about the potential we all have as sons and daughters of God and the importance of the Book of Mormon. He talked about how he was given a copy before he was baptized and he didn't open it up until 2 years later! We practiced and emphasized the importance of application from the scriptures and how the Book of Mormon is for us in these days. 
This week we had a miracle involving a former investigator that we taught a little bit back. After having to drop a couple of our investigators, we got a text yesterday from a 23 yr old that was investigating. The reason we stopped teaching her is because she didn't fully believe in prophets, from the bible or from present time. We told her that the way she would find answers from God and to know if He worked through prophets is by reading the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, and praying about it, God is the one that gives us answers for ourselves. We lost contact then received this text from her saying she had been reading the Book of Mormon and feels it to be true and that she wants to look into being baptized. I know God supplies and gives us the tools to be happy. 
I know this church is the church of Jesus Christ and that He rules and governs it. I have learned  that when we go through tough times, our problems can be solved by 1 of 4 things (or sometimes more than 1): faith, humility, hope, or charity. When things seem to not be right, I've tried to adjust my views and actions of one of these things and I've seen myself to be happier. 
Have a great week!
Sister Erickson