Tahlia

Tahlia

Monday, December 11, 2017

SOOOO HOT!!

Hello Everyone!!!!! 

This week was SOOOOO HOT!! Summer has finally arrived here in Curitiba!!! Everyone talks about how cold it gets here, but no one talks about how HOT IT IS!! Walking in the blazing hot sun is not easy.

Sister Oliveira and I wore pants for the first time proselyting. It was very different. People thought we were having pday but we told them that we can wear pants now. 

This week Sister Oliveira and I talked with about everyone in the street. We found 14 new people to teach--that is a lot for us. I am so happy. We focused so much on our goals that we made. There are so many miracles that happen when we do the Lord’s will. 

This next week we have transfers. I think I will be leaving my area, but I don’t know. I have 3 transfers here in Capao da Imbuia. Generally President moves us after 3 transfers. This next transfer I will make 1 year on this mission!! wahooooo. Time has flown by so fast. I am eternally grateful for my mission and all the people I have met and how much I have grown and changed.

This week we had a Christmas dinner in the ward. Every member brought a plate of food. It was really good. We got some chocolate from our bishop. I am excited for this Christmas here on the mission. It will be a little bit different but I am excited.

Our investigators are doing really well. Jane is still trying to stop smoking. Everyone pray for her so she can stop smoking. I know she will be baptized-- maybe not when I am here, but I know she will someday. 

Thanks for all the support! 


Sister Erickson 

Monday, December 4, 2017

First Week of December

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

This week was a really good week. On Monday all the missionaries sang in a Christmas presentation that was really cool, and in a really cool place!! I will send you all photos. Our investigator, Jane, is doing well and decreasing the amount she smokes which makes me soo happy. She says when she has the temptation to smoke she reads the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is AMAZING!!! We invited her to be baptized but she says she needs to pray about it to know if it is right. This woman is so prepared all she needs to do is LEAVE THE SMOKING BEHIND!! I know she can do it.

This week has been so hot!!!! I feel like when I return home I will be a whole new color. hahha. I don’t have much time to write this week (again) but I will send photos to you all because finally my companion and I took pictures.

I hope you all are having a very wonderful December full of snow and lots of things white. I will be having a December full of SUN, SUN, SUN!! 


Sister Ericksonnnnnn <3

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hello Family and Friends!

Hello! This week was full of lots of things. We had Zone Conference this past Tuesday and my companion and I had to talk in the conference. I was shaking because I was so scared. Don’t worry. The Lord was with us and it went well haha. On Wednesday I renewed my visa so I could say in Brasil. 

Today we have an opportunity to sing in the center of Curitiba at a theatre with all the missionaries in my mission and the mission next to us. It is a presentation of Christmas. There will be other choirs singing and dances and the missionaries singing. I am so excited. I will make sure to take pictures for you all to see. 

This past week we were teaching our investigator, Lucas who is 18 years old. He is a relative of one of the members in our ward. Lucas goes to church every single week and lives the teachings of the gospel. We practically pleaded with him to be baptized!! We will work with him the next week. I know he will be baptized. We just need to be patient.

I don’t have much time to talk but I love you all. I’m excited for this Christmas season and the chance we have to serve others on the campaign the church has “25 ways in 25 days!!” I encourage you all to participate!!! I know we can help others throughout this Christmas season!

Love you allllll 


Sister Erickson 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Week!!

Hope you all will have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you all eat a ton for me!! Here in Brazil they think Thanksgiving is a little weird, hahahhaha. They don’t celebrate it here, which I think is a bummer. I just want to express my gratitude for all of you and for the support I am receiving every single day!!

This past week was nothing very special. We had a family home evening this past Monday with all the youth in our ward. It was such a fun family home evening. Everyone bore their testimonies and talked about serving others. After we all ate hot dogs together!

I don’t have much time to write this but I just want to bear my testimony that I know this gospel is true, that god loves every single one of his children. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and is prepared for our days. I know that Christ will come again and that we all need to be prepared so that we can be ready to meet him and our Heavenly Father. I know that the day he comes will be a day of joy! I know that families can be together forever! The gospel brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. God blesses us every single day!! Love you all. Have a great weeekkkk!!

Te Amo Pessoal!! 

Sister Erickson 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Favorite Birthday Ever--Serving Others


First off I just want to say thank you for all the birthday wishes! Especially my wonderful mother who is the best mother in the whole wide!!--20 years old, but still feeling like I’m 16. 

This week if, I’m being honest, passed by reallllly slow!! Since it is the beginning of a new transfer we are trying to find new people to teach. Let me tell you it is not all that easy contacting people all day long and knocking on doors seeing if people want to receive the restored gospel. We encountered all sorts of people this week--people who just want you to give them the invite to church and leave them alone, others who are anti-mormon and will ask you questions all day long criticizing the church, or others who stop you in the street and start crying and pouring out all their feelings to you when you don’t even know their names, and others who accept your invite but don’t live in your area so you can’t teach them. I’m just kidding. There is a bright side to this story everyone! We have been teaching a family who lives next door to a member in the ward who is so excited about the gospel it warms my heart. Viviane, our investigator, is way more excited about church and now stays the whole time. On Tuesday she invited us to come over and have dinner with her. They are going to make us food from japan because her husband is from Japan. I am excited because it is not rice and beans (which is all they eat here in brazil)!! 

It was raining a lot this week but stopped and was beautiful on Saturday on my birthday. I prayed to Heavenly Father and told him that if I could have one present for my birthday it would be a beautiful day so we could work hard on Saturday!! I can tell you for sure he answered my prayers! It didn’t feel like my birthday on Saturday. I had to tell myself the whole day that it was my birthday. We had a normal day finding new people to teach and teaching our investigators. One woman we are teaching didn’t know about Mormons and thought the Book of Mormon was our bible. We explained that we believe in the bible and the Book of Mormon. She was really interested and said she will read! My favorite family in this ward made lunch for me and made a cake for my birthday it was so sweet. I think this was one of my favorite birthdays--serving others.

The primary program here was on Sunday and let me tell you it was the cutest thing ever--kids singing primary songs in Portuguese. Doesn’t get better then that. The spirit was so strong. Viviane’s little girl was singing in the primary program as well. I have never been so happy!!

I love you all! Thanks for everything!!

Until next weeekkkkk.

Love,
Sister Erickson