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Subject: The Last Letter Of Elder Rushton Date: July 29th, 2013

Erik by Graffiti that reads “The Dream Is Now”

Well, I’m all packed and ready to go. It seems surreal that the day is  finally here when my mission ends. Tomorrow I’ll head to the mission office, go through the job and marriage seminar, go to the temple, stay at some other missionaries apartment . . . → Read More: Subject: The Last Letter Of Elder Rushton Date: July 29th, 2013

Last Week!

Erik with his Aunt Jill.

Whenever I’m in a dangerous part of Michigan I always joke about having to go to the ER for a gunshot wound. It’s a joke I’ve been telling since before my mission began. Well I finally made it to the ER, but with pneumonia.

So here’s the short . . . → Read More: Last Week!

When Does The Countdown Begin? Letter from June 24th 2013

Elder Erik Rushton in Flint, Michigan

5 weeks left… Crazy to think that next Sunday will be my last fast Sunday of my mission. It really is bittersweet!   We had a pretty good week this week and we had a lot of service projects that we participated in. Monday night we . . . → Read More: When Does The Countdown Begin? Letter from June 24th 2013

Visit from An Apostle June 17th letter

Erik by “Eastside Mission” Graffiti

So we had a pretty eventful/crazy week this week. I don’t even know where to start. We had a ton of stuff to do and we were super busy all week long. But I like busy weeks so that’s ok.   Monday and Tuesday we’re pretty standard . . . → Read More: Visit from An Apostle June 17th letter

Letter from June 10th, 2013

Elder Erik Rushton by Graffiti wall in Detroit

This week was a pretty busy week for us which was nice for a change. We had Zone Conference on Wednesday and that was a blast. The whole conference was focused on converting ourselves before we can help convert someone else.

President Holmes again shared . . . → Read More: Letter from June 10th, 2013

Biking in the Rain Letter from April 15th, 2013

Erik rides a fish in Detroit.

This week was really slow due to horrible weather. We only have a car Thursday – Sunday so Monday-Wednesday we got stuck biking in the rain. Not just a light rain, a full on downpour. There was a flood watch all over Flint and they closed a couple . . . → Read More: Biking in the Rain Letter from April 15th, 2013

Shortest Area Yet!–Letter From Erik 3-25-2013

Erik’s Bike the Exodus 20:15 “Thou shalt not steal”.

So first things first, I am getting transferred out of Detroit River East tomorrow and yes I am kind of upset still. I was really surprised when we got transfer calls on Saturday and we learned that both Elder Jones and I are leaving. . . . → Read More: Shortest Area Yet!–Letter From Erik 3-25-2013

Always Cold in Michigan Letter from Erik 3/18/2013

Erik by Detroit Graffiti

Hey family! This week was a pretty good week even though it was super cold for most of the week. It just can’t seem to get warm here!

Not a lot of new stuff happened this week to us. We spent a lot of time knocking doors and trying . . . → Read More: Always Cold in Michigan Letter from Erik 3/18/2013

Detroit River East Letter from Feb 20, 2013

Erik tracting in Detroit

Hola Mi Familia! I guess I better start learning some Spanish since I’m now serving in the Spanish branch!

My last week in Warren was a pretty fun one but it is always kind of depressing to leave. We spent a lot of time preparing Warren to receive 2 . . . → Read More: Detroit River East Letter from Feb 20, 2013

North American Auto Show 1/22/2013

Erik used his picture on the Toyota Fun-Vii paint job.

We had a pretty good week last week with a lot of success. We had a pretty cool miracle on Saturday. We received this referral from another set of elders but he wasn’t home. Preach My Gospel tells us that we should tract around the area of . . . → Read More: North American Auto Show 1/22/2013