Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week 9 - spreading the Gospel

What? It`s been 2 MONTHS?? I`ll be home before you know it!
This week was a little more difficult. We are having a hard time finding more people to teach. And the people that we thought were doing really well and progressing, suddenly aren`t very interested anymore, and their baptism dates fell through ALL of them for the next two weeks! Uh that`s probably the hardest part. I know with all my heart that this gospel is true and I want everyone to know what I know! And it`s really hard for me to see people reject it. But the right people are being prepared and maybe everyone else just needs a little bit more time.

But being here on a different continent really has proved to me that this gospel is universal. I had a step-back moment where I really thought about how this gospel is exactly the same here as it is in the United States.. and Sweden and Bulgaria and Argentina and EVERYWHERE else! 
I love spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony is strengthened every single day!
I love you all!!!
P.s. there are some people out there, you know who you are! (Hannah, Ryan, Noelle, Brandon, Eric... and more) that need to write me!!!! I`ll be waiting.

P.S.S. the cable to my camera is not working so I can't get pictures uploaded yet, will get that worked out and then send pictures with these updates.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 8 - 12 Days in Ecuador

12 days already?? That´s almost 2 weeks!! WOW! 
By the way, Gangnam Style is HUGE here right now!!!

Okay so I love being North American here! I haven´t seen another white person.. people literally shout from rooftops and hang out of their car when I walk by. No one has colored eyes here so they are all amazed! It´s pretty fun:)

What´s not so fun is this food! Around 1:30 every day, I feel like I´m going to die! They feed us soo much and we have to eat it all! Oh man it´s a real struggle. Oh my word.. so it´s a rule for missionaries here that we can´t eat pig.. and we were eating at someone´s house and we had no idea what they were feeding us. But I was seriously trying not to throw up! Like seriously. I had to take deep breathes and shove it down. After forcing myself to eat the whole thing, we found out that it was PIG FEET AND INTESTINES! So so far I have eaten that, and FURRY cow intestines (please picture that I pray that I don´t die), and rice with ants in it. 
Oh I am being humbled every day here. The houses are either tree houses or houses that are lucky to have 4 walls and a roof. Most houses only have 3 walls and the rooms are divided by sheets. It really made me appreciate everything that I have back home. The people here are so humble.

Ah Satan has been working hard on me here. The first week I got really sick with an infection that spread throughout my body. I´m feeling a lot better now! They put me on SEVEN different medicines! Then once I started getting better, I got an allergic reaction to the bugs here! My eye was completely swollen shut and all my bug bites turned purple! I´m beter now from that too! Prayers really are answered! 
I love it here!!! Well this is all the time I have. I love you all!!

I plan on getting pictures on these blogs soon, but the cable for my phone isn't working so just waiting for my parents to send a new one.

Hermana Hunt!

Side note to my familia:
I just had to share this funny thing with you all really quick..

So the people here all ride around on motorcycles. Dirt bikes. With their whole family!! on ONE bike!!! Seriously just imagine our entire family hopping on dad´s motorcycle and riding around!!! I´m laughing so hard thinking about it!! And men ride together too! All the time! Now imagine dad and steve! AHAHAH! Oh my word.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 7 - Bienvenidos to the jungle!!

Leaving the MTC in Peru. Here is a picture of my group, GRUPO 14
Well I made it to Ecuador!!! 
The first day was spent at the President's home with President and Sister Amaya. 

Here is what they wrote my parents:
After her experience in the PerĂº MTC we had the wonderful opportunity to receive Sister Hunt at the airport along with other missionaries in her group, we shared together a welcome lunch, and special moments starting her mission. She received instruction on the rules of the mission and the correct manner to work, she met her first companion, Sister Gomez from Guatemala and was trained in the "Plan of First Twelve Weeks, "according to the direction we received from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve. With great pleasure I am pleased to report that the development of the Plan of Twelve Weeks has been so far a great experience with excellent results.
Here is a picture with my trainer, companion: Sister Gomez and Sister Hunt.
And I am literally in a little civilized town in the middle of the jungle! Seriously part of my ward is tree houses!!

So this past Friday we had a baptism! A 19 year old girl named Daniela. She amazes me! She lives with her aunt and uncle and none of her family supports her decision to be baptized. On the night of her baptism, none of her family came! She is doing this all on her own! So I was asked to give the talk at her baptism!! On my SECOND DAY! Oh wait.. that´s not all! They asked me to sing too! I sang and gave a talk at my first baptism. Wow they don´t kid around here.

Sorry I don´t have any time this week to write much! But I love you all!
Hermana Hunt xoxox