Monday, March 30, 2015

Last one..

I am now officially legal.. to do what? It really doesn't matter!

Thank you to everyone for the emails!! I loved them:) 

First a quick miracle. I have been working with a family since November. Literally my mission family. The kids all got baptized, but the mom never did. Saturday night we got a call from her saying that she kicked her boyfriend out and she wants to get baptized before I leave!! Definitely shed a few tears during that phone call.. She's getting baptized TOMORROW!! Best birthday present ever! I am so excited! God is so amazing! Everything worked out perfectly. This is absolutely the BEST way to end the mission. Life. is. good.

I can't believe this is going to be my last email. I feel like I just got here yesterday! This is not real life. These past years have been the best of my life. I have grown so much as a person. My love of being a missionary can't even be expressed! 
I really know that this gospel is true. I know that the very church that Christ established is here on the earth. Our Heavenly Father has such a special plan for each one of us. Trust me.. it's not always what we have in our plans. Right when we think we have it all figured out, He might change it on us.. but it is ALWAYS better:) That's definitely something that I've learned. When we humble ourselves and submit to what He has in store for us, we'll be so much happier. This gospel really is the road to happiness. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be one of the Lord's servants for this time. 
Let's take a little walk down memory lane... 
Remember when.. ?
  • I got called to Ecuador! 
  • I got robbed..
  • my stomach basically got destroyed 
  • I was reassigned to the BEST mission! 
  • I served on an Island 
  • I got sick AGAIN! 
  • lived in a house with SIX sisters
  • prophesied that Sis Tippetts and I would be companions 
  • trained my best baby friend!! -Sis Bentz:) 
  • fell off my bike in the middle of the road
  • became an STL in SOUTH Laredo
  • Sis Tippetts and I actually are COMPANIONS
  • became a cross fit champion! 
  • learned how to sew
  • was being searched for by an angry Mexican who just got out of jail
  • accidentally went to the border-and ALL the amazing people I've met throughout all this time:)
I can't wait to tell you all the good stuff! Not even mentioned on here before:)

I love you all! Remember that the gospel is true!! 
I'll see you all soon! But until then here are a few more pictures....

Yes I do get kisses even on my mission!!

Les quiero mucho! Gracias por todo que han hecho! Nos vemos pronto!

con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, March 23, 2015

Walking on Water

This was a great week! I'm excited to tell you all about it!

First things first.. I'm now in a biking area! Whoo! The other sisters' car got taken away to give to someone else.. so now they use our car. We've been biking ever since;) We only use it when we have to go up north for meetings or exchanges. Talk about getting in shape for my last 3 weeks! It's going to be great! I'm just a little more sore than usual.. it will be worth it :) 

We had one of the coolest zone meetings of my life this week. It was all centered on faith. How everything relies on faith. Then the zone leaders asked me and 2 other missionaries to stand on a  table. Then they brought out a huge blue blanket and asked the rest of the missionaries in the zone to hold it around the edges. Then Elder Gilmore started reading some verses in Matthew 14. It's about Peter walking on the water. They turned the lights off and made it look like a huge storm. Not going to lie, I was a little scared. Then they asked us how much faith we had.. Then.. yes. They had me walk across the blanket in the air across to another table. It was scary! But I did it! Then they talked about the power of faith. It's so true, with faith we can do anything. We really can! 

To end the week, Israel got baptized yesterday! It was probably one of the cutest baptisms I have ever seen! He's so old:) He was just so happy. Sister Tippetts and I were just smiling the entire day. It was fantastic! 

Sorry I can't send any pictures today! I'll try next week! 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, March 16, 2015

Que tal?

Alright alright first off.. our 69 year old investigator, Israel, is growing up too fast! He went to priesthood by himself this week and even opened up the hymn book and sang! It seems like just yesterday he didn't know what to do. Cute. Everyone be prepared to see the cutest baptism picture of your lives! I'm stoked! 
We also had the elders come and help us do a service project for him and I am not sure if they helped or made it worse.. ha ha
Oh! So we were in charge of the Young Womens activity this week and let me just tell you about it. We talked all about mission life and answered their questions..normal stuff.. then Sister Tippetts and I were in charge of the activity part..... so we taught them how to ride bikes in a SKIRT. It's harder than you think. It was pretty funny! We brought some extra skirts and made all the girls put them on then ride around the parking lot. Thankfully no one fell. Too hard haha 

We've been doing a ton of bike days this week! Someone gave us free ice cream:) 
But funny story of the week. We were trying to find a family and it was like 8:50 at night and it was pitch black. We were trying to knock on the door. Sketch house. Windows all broken. No lights. But we could see some little kids peeking out the window, so we were trying to talk to them to have their older sister come out, and then Sister Tippetts grabbed me arm and said.. "What the heck. What is that? Is that a dog or a person?" I look over and there is someone crouched down behind a chair by us in the front yard. The yard is kinda like a junk yard, so it was SO scary! I almost cried.. Sister Tippetts almost peed.. then a little 8 year old jumped out at us!! We screamed so loud! Then like 2 minutes later when we were about to leave, he jumped out at us from the ROOF! This kid needs to be baptized.. but we're going back tonight! So wish us luck:) 

Pie day! (3/14/15) Don't worry, I didn't eat it!

But mom and dad don't fear, I have learned how to cook. Yes, I don't burn water anymore :)

I think I'm out of time! Just wait a few more weeks for the rest of the stories! 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, March 9, 2015

Milagritos and a lot of food!

Where to start.. where to start..

This week was a great one! Halfway through the week we got kicked out of our district and moved into the other one, so that's been interesting. Let's just say these new missionaries are starting to learn how weird we are. Honestly imagine two best friends being together for 24 hours a day.. we have way too much fun! 

I don't have too much time today, but something pretty sad this week was that we had zone conference and I had to give my LAST testimony! Oh my gosh it was such a struggle trying not to cry! Oh my.. yes. So hard! I just talked all about how everything we do here on the mission is worth it. Sometimes things don't happen how we would have chosen that they happen.. but God always knows better. We just need to take everything with a smile and know that God has such a great plan. Everything will always work out better than what we planned. That's probably been one of the biggest things I've learned out here.. you all already know that ;) 
Oh! And Elder Perkins and I sang a duet in front of everyone! Miracle of the week.. we didn't mess up too bad haha 
Just some fun pictures.....
Yes I love puppies!

Our reject group! (got sent from other missions)

This is just amazing... and not right in so many ways!!
See you all on the other side;) 
con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, March 2, 2015


Hello all!

Let me contarles (tell you) this story! Usually we know by Sunday who is staying and who is leaving for transfers on Tuesday morning. Sunday came.. nothing. Monday morning came.. nothing. Monday night came.. nothing STILL! And transfers leave at 6:00 am. Our zone leaders sent out a text and said for all the people that are probably leaving to pack.. so the sisters helped me pack. AH. It was 10:52 when we all kind of sat down thinking, "finally we're done!" Then.. we got the transfer calls... WE'RE STAYING TOGETHER!! Probably the best news I have ever heard! I think Sister Tippetts and I cried from excitement! Let's just say... I'm still trying to unpack! 
So our Zone, yes this crazy zone gets to stay together!!!

Now that I officially started my last transfer, we have officially started 6 weeks to sexy. Cross fit is still a thing, eating healthy is definitely a thing. What more can I say? It's been pretty exciting. 

​Talking about eating... here is what happens when you challenge the sisters and lose. You have to drink a whole gallon of milk. The end result wasn't very pretty. Elder Farrar was not to happen with us after this!!

Elder Farrar, before (yes I am cool, I got this):

Elder Farrar, after (fertilizing the plants below):

I can't even explain all the miracles that are happening here in the grand area of South Gate. We thought our week wasn't going too well.. a lot of our investigators fell, we couldn't get a hold of too many people, but it all worked out! The Lord provides! We found three different families this week that are GOLDEN! One is a family member of someone in the mission presidency here, the other grew up going to church, and the other is family of someone in the YSA branch presidency! And it was all really random! We couldn't even believe it! I LOVE being a missionary! 

Oh.. I gave my last testimony in the branches here yesterday. That was a big blow to the heart. I love the branches here. They are so cute and little. We're definitely going to change that soon! #stakeinLaredo ! 

Don't mess with me bad foods.. I killed that Coke!

​I think that's all I have for you all this week! 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt 

p.s. shout out to all my missionary buds that went home this past week! :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

A week of adventures

Like usual, I don't even know where to start! It was a big week!! Okay we're just going to go through the list..

We don't know transfers yet! We're kinda freaking out! Sister Tippetts and I want to stay together SO badly! I would love for one of my best friends to "kill" me for my last transfer. We'll see though.. 

Valentines day! We went on a date to Taco Palenque.. romantic haha

This week we had 3 DAY! It's where we go to McAllen for a week and have meetings from 8am-6pm every day! It's so much fun! We learn so much and come out completely different people. So we have to drive 3 hours to get there and since we're the only sisters, we have to drive down with the elders.. let me tell you.. they're crazy! There was never a dull moment. They started off with energy drinks.. gross! Well, they made me try it and I threw up. So ya. 

3 day was so amazing though! Sister Tippetts and I gave a training to everyone with the APs. It was super fun! We talked about having a good attitude about the area you serve in. If you have to attitude that your area is filled with prepared people, you're going to find them! We just need to be obedient so that we can do everything in our power to help the people in our areas that are waiting for this gospel. Oh yeah.. then we sang. We sang "Where Can I Turn for Peace?" There was even a guitar! Oh yeah.. and solos. Those are always the best;) 

 These are our district shirts! They have quotes that we've said on them. 
We had our last week of Cross Fit together as a zone :( Our leader left! Elder Livingston basically killed us. He gave me all the work outs though so.. watch out future zone. 

Since it's my last transfer, we have something here called "trunky planners". Yep. I have an interesting one for sure haha
Regular Planner...

Trunky Planner...

​Hopefully we'll find out transfers soon! Until then.. have a great week! 

con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

La semana de los milagros!

Hello all!

This week was pretty crazy, but it was a great one! We did some pretty different things this week. Oh to start, we definitely killed the north zone in the Laredo Lucha:) Besides that, we did a 2 zone exchange with the Laredo North zone for 3 days! Everyone was with someone from the other zone. Mission history. I worked with Sister Taylor. It was so much fun! She's a fireball.

It was so great working with him. I definitely missed my Sis Tipsy though. We saw SO many miracles! We had to actually make a list because we couldn't keep track of them! Are you ready for the biggest one?? 
Ok so do you remember the Reyes family? The kids that got baptized in December. Well their mom wasn't able to be baptized yet because her and the dad needed to be married. It's been a whole big deal, but the dad didn't like us! He wouldn't let us in the house, wouldn't talk to us.. nothing. Then one morning we get a longgg text from the mom saying that the dad had a dream and he knows that he needs to be baptized. WHAT? He asked us to go over as soon as possible. We went and it was absolutely amazing! He has changed so much! He really wants to make this change in their life. Then we told them about transfers and how I might leave and he looked me in the eyes and promised that he would get baptized before I left. So.. they're getting baptized next week!! This is my family. I have such a great love for them! I promised them that no matter what, I will find a way to fly down here in a year so that I can go with them when they get sealed as a family. Um yes. Some people were definitely crying. I LOVE THE MISSION! 

My district at the Laredo Lucha

We had the COOLEST district meeting last week! Abraham 3! The Noble and Great one everybody;) There was definitely a black light involved. 
But for real it was really awesome and spiritual. We all stood in a circle with the black light and imagined being there when God showed Abraham who were the noble and great ones. 

​I don't have too much time today, but I love you all! 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt