Monday, December 29, 2014

What? 2015?

I hope everyone had a great CHRISTMAS! It's crazy how that week just flew by! And to everyone that has missionaries out.. I hope you enjoyed talking to them!

On Christmas Eve our zone had an "Elf" day! We did a bunch of things that an "Elf" would do! We all made a TON of paper snow flakes, then we ate spaghetti and syrup, (Well.. not me. I WISH) Then we all made Christmas Grams! Yes.. ours was a Christmas rap. Why wouldn't everyone make me rap? That's become a thing now that probably needs to stop. It's becoming known around the MISSION. J Hizz is retiring. 

This week was really great here for us! Christmas was here and gone.. now we get to focus on New Years! I can't believe that it's going to be 2015!! WHAT? I haven't been home since 2013! I think this was probably been the fastest year of my life. Probably because I have loved it SO much! I can't help but reflect back on this past year and count all of the blessings I received. I have had the amazing opportunity to be here in Texas as a missionary spreading the gospel. What year could be better than that? 
Last year I came to this mission not knowing why I had to serve in 2 missions. I've grown a lot here and in my mission president's words that he told me in my last interview, "it may have been crazy, but you made it to YOUR mission." I made it! The journey was NUTS! But hey. It was an adventure right? Sorry this one won't be too long! But I love you all! Enjoy 2015! Make some really great goals, then make some PLANS, then do them!! 

My family knows me too well:) My Christmas PJ's....
Our little Christmas tree!

This is how they celebrate Christmas in Laredo, pinata baby.

I am so excited, we get to go see Frozen on New Years Eve. So we had to get into the Disney spirit and have some fun!!!!

This is how we roll!

I love you all. Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.. talk to you again in 2015!!!!

con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, December 22, 2014

Feliz Navidad!

Well first off.. MERRY CHRISTMAS! y Feliz Navidad! y espero que tengan un prospero ano!

Hello all! 
This week was a really great one here in the TMM. The Corpus trip went well! We drove there and back all in one piece. So that's a plus. The Christmas Conference was AMAZING! Well.. mostly funny. There was a little devotional about Christmas, then we did the skits, (I remembered the rap) then we did a musical number. We have NEVER run through the whole thing until the actual performance. Let's just say that we are never going to speak of that again and now we have a lot of work to do to build back up the Laredo South Zone's name.. For real. Then we did gift exchanges and ate a TON of chocolate and popcorn.. then we had a health training about not gaining wait. Perfect timing. I still have a lot of chocolate sitting on my desk. It's tempting! 


It was a lot of work and a lot of prayers, but the Lord provided! They are going to be so happy as members:) They are one amazing family. I was looking through my pictures the other day and I found one from the first day we met them! When they went to a branch activity 2 hours after we talked to them in the street. The Lord prepares people to hear and accept this gospel.

So some of the elders had a brilliant idea that we reenact the Nativity scene for the primary on Sunday. So what did they bring? Towels and ties to put on our heads. The members looked at us like we were CRAZY, but those little kids enjoyed it! I really don't think this zone is normal.

Well MERRY CHRISTMAS! I really love you all! I hope you all enjoy it. Take a little time to think about the true meaning of CHRISTmas. We have been given such an amazing gift. We should love an appreciate it every day, not only in this time of the year; but especially now. We have a Father in Heaven that loves us so much. Every single one of us. And an older brother that loved us so much that he suffered for us. For anyone that might be alone this season just remember that you are never truly alone. We will always have a someone with us. That's something that I've learned a lot here on the mission. We will always have a support. When things get hard, there is one person that we can always rely on. And He always knows how we feel. 

I love you all! Have a great Christmas!! 

con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, December 15, 2014

You can all call me translator Hunt now :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

We've got some catchin' up to do!

Hey world.

So Thanksgiving week was a good one. We barely worked in our area AT ALL. We did a bunch of difference exchanges and blitzes for the elders and sisters here. Well.. exchanges with sisters and blitzes for elders. Let's get that one straight. 
Ok. first. Thanksgiving! Food and a lot of it! We just went from one member's house to another and to another. But the second house that we went to was a member that is a professional chef. Yes. For real. The food looked really pretty.. best looking food I've ever seen. 

Next. TRANSFERS! Sister Petersen goes back to good ol' Utah this week :( so.. boys? She's a really great person. And FUNNY! If you want to laugh.. ask her on a date. She'll be at Utah State. Ready. Go.
Really though, I'm going to miss a lot of these people. Our zone is changing a lot! There has been a lot of missionaries here that have touched my life. It's official.. this mission has the best missionaries. Shout out to the TMM. Best Zone ever!

Oh! Side note. You all probably know this already, but I didn't write about it before. I talked to President Maluenda and I get to EXTEND! I'll be home on April 8th now. (Happy 80th BDay to my grandma) 

Okay quick story.. This past Friday, Sister Pete and I only had a few hours to work in our area, but we set really high goals that day. When we left the house I said, "Are you ready for this Sister Pete? We are going to have the BEST DAY EVER!" Yes I probably looked and sounded like a 5 year old, but we went out and worked as hard as we could. Laughing along the entire way:) We ended up surpassing all of our goals! We really gained a testimony about the importance of having a good attitude and working super hard. It was a really good way to end the transfer. And now I have abs because of how much we LAUGH! I'm sure going to miss my ginger. We have so many times like this.... yes we did that!!
Okay another quick story about this ginger called Sister Petersen. We were teaching a lesson in spanish and there was a picture about prophets, so she tried asking what the person thinks that these old men are doing (viejitos) but instead she asked what the person thinks these little sheep are doing (ovejitas).. close. Prophets=sheep? hahaha. I probably laughed for about 10 minutes. Okay well.. that's it for Thanksgiving week...

Onto this week:

This has been one CRAZY week! Sister Petersen left:( That was a sad moment at 5 in the MORNING! I might have shed a tear or two..or twenty. 

Now I'm with Sister Vazquez! And guess what!.. This is her last transfer. So yes, I'm sending another one home! I just chill here in the background. That also means that I get to stay here in Laredo for another one after that! YES. Life is good. 

So the day after transfers we left back down to McAllen for our meeting with President. It was really fun! And guess who got to work on bikes AGAIN. Yes. I was put with another sister that's pretty new to the mission that has been having a lot of health problems. They wanted me to work with her and basically tell my "story" you could say. Just to give her a little bit of hope. I had a great time working with her! I definitely learned a lot about attitude this week. President focused on it a lot! Especially during the STL meeting. I've always made it a goal to always have a great attitude. I used to think of it as a weakness, but after a lot of work, I've seen the Lord change it into a strength. Mom and Dad, you'll be excited to see the change! President told me the other day that my strength was always being HAPPY. When I was working in McAllen on bikes, the only bike that was there was from a REALLY tall sister. Okay you all know me. I'm the opposite of tall. And the seat wouldn't move! So I definitely had to ride the whole time standing up! My legs are a lot stronger than they were a few days ago:) 

The Hunt hair cut place is now open! I cut all the sister's hair up here:) 

I think that's about it for now! 
I love you all! 
Eat some peanut m&ms for me:)) 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

p.s. watch the His is the Gift video!! Share it with your friends:) 

p.s.s. don't forget to mark your calendar, I come home APRIL 8TH... See you all at the airport!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Going to put on a few pounds this week.... And write me!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

Dear world!

Okay  these past few weeks have been nuts! We had MLC again, so we drove all the way down to McAllen for 3 days, then drove back up, then 2 days later we drove back down for the entire week. Now we're back! 12 hours in the car with the elders here.. It's been an adventure. But I can't even explain how spiritually drained I am right now. This past week was a training for all of the STLs, zone leaders, and district leaders. Basically what happens is we listen to President Maluenda speak and blow our minds.. It's the best. I always come back wanting to change and make myself better. It's a really humbling experience. Something that our mission President talked A LOT about was prayer. Prayer is soo powerful. If we have the faith, we can know for a SURETY that we will receive what we ask for. If our hearts are lined up exactly with His will, we will always be able to call down those miracles. Especially as missionaries, that is so key! When working with investigators and members, we always need the help of the Lord. This work would never progress without Him, so why not include Him in EVERYTHING? President Maluenda invited all of us to really ponder, study, and pray about three gifts that we need (Like patience, humility, love, all that stuff) and include it in every single one of our personal prayers. He chose his 3 things while serving his mission and he has never said a personal prayer without asking for his three gifts. My dream is to become as spiritually strong as him, so I'm taking that challenge to heart. You all should try it too! Use the scriptures, prayer, your patriarchal blessing, all the tools we have here and find those three gifts that you want to always have with you. One of mine is the gift of understanding. I know that if we prayer for these things and try really hard, these gifts will become a part of who we are. We will be one step closer to being like our Savior Jesus Christ. 

​Another amazing thing that happened two Sundays ago, the Barrientos/ Herrera family got baptized! All 4 of them:) It was one of the best moments on the mission so far. I can already see them getting sealed in a year from now. 
Sidenote: It's getting COLD here! Like super. Okay people from Utah.. we're wimps here. It's like 45! When we went down to McAllen for MLC, I was working with a greenie and we were on bikes.. What in the heck? It was really fun though! I may have lost the feeling in my toes.. but it's ok! We went around and everyone told us to go home because it was too cold.. well how about you let us in your house? Nope. Haha okay quick story. I was working with the new sister and we needed to get on the other side of the fence, so she went first and CRAWLED under it. Mad and all. I just stood there for a second looked around, then just walked around the fence! Literally 3 feet to her left the fence ended! I probably should have said something earlier, but it was so funny! We definitely laughed for a good 5 minutes. 

​Okay I think that's all for this week! 
Shout out to all of my friends that are getting home!!! :) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt:)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Two Weeks in One... What a Mess and Baptizing Russel from "UP"

We're a mess of a duo - week of October 27th

Hello! Okay so I can't figure out how to send pictures on this computer.. so we'll see how that goes. 

This week was great! Highlight of the week.. Sister Pete and I killed a cockroach. We saw it in the bathroom cupboard, but we got scared so we just left it! Then later when we went back it was still there!! So we decided to man up a little bit and just kill it.. so. I got some windex and went in for the kill. It took up like an HOUR because we kept LOSING it! We got it though:) Don't even worry about it. Oh! And we have videos. But can't seem to figure out how to get them onto the computer :(

The other crazy part of the week is that we found out that we are addicted to chocolate.. like for real. We were talking to one of our recent converts the other day who's been having a little trouble with the word of wisdom lately. She told us that she's completely quit coffee if we quit chocolate. Freak. That probably lasted like a day. Shout out to Timmy for the package! Full of CHOCOLATE! :) I hid in the closet and ate one. Whoops. Really though, it's hard! Not to mention Halloween this week! I think I'm just going to have to face the fact that I'm an addict. Yeah I'm not doing this challenge.. 
Besides that this week was pretty normal. Early shout out to my dad! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Everyone go give him candy and chips! Te quiero mucho papi! I'm giving you a baptism for your birthday this year! Yay for Thursday baptisms!

Alright, her are a couple of pictures..

Stay cool. Stay humble. (I'm trying to work on that one) 

The scriptures are true! Read those things! 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Jennifer Hunt 

 Hello world! - week of November 2nd

This week was a great one! Jr. (aka Russel) got baptized! He told us that it was his "dream week." No week could have been any better for him. Since he's only 11.. yes I gave him a little hug after. Everyone laughed at me.. Oh well. 

Isn't he a cute fellow? 

Okay so I realized that I haven't really talked about missionary work too much lately. Yes I'm really a missionary. So let me tell you a little bit about the people we're working with. 
We're working with a family of 7 right now. I LOVE them! Who wouldn't love five little kids running around? Originally it was just the mom and the kids, we had no idea where the dad was.. then randomly one day the dad came back from somewhere in the country. We were a little worried because we knew that he drove missionaries away in the past. We were a little hesitant to talk to him at first, but hey. Fear does not equal faith. So we just did it and invited him to sit in on a lesson with the family. Surprise. He loved it! He has been coming to church for the past couple of weeks! He even came with the kids by himself this last week because the mom got called into work. After church we asked him how he liked it.. and his answer was. "I loved it! I'm really excited to get baptized next week!" WHAT? Yes. The family is getting baptized next week! It's crazy how God blesses us. He can touch anyone's heart, it doesn't matter who it is. I have absolutely fallen in love with the people here in Texas. These relationships will last forever. 

Okay now let me tell you a little bit about our Halloween. We had to be back at our apartment by 6:00, but we had a lot of fun! We went to a branch party for a little while, then we went home, made cookies (gluten free) ate popcorn, and watched Doctrine and Covenants movies. MY FAVORITE! We even dressed up. I was Snow White and Sister Pete was Ana from Frozen.. neither of us have seen that movie, but she's a ginger.. 

Everyone have a great week! 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, October 20, 2014

New favorite tacos - Gringas

Family and Friends!

This week was a good one! TRANSFERS! Thank goodness I'm staying in Laredo! Sister Pete and Hunt for another one! We started off the transfer by re-arranging our room. We're new people ;) 
JACQUIE got baptized! ..yes her name is actually spelled like Jacquie in BULGARIA. 
It was the BEST! She was so prepared I can't even explain it. I can't wait for her to start this new life. Their family is going to be so extremely blessed! 

So this week what we did was a district blitz. That's where all the missionaries work in another companionship's area. Crazy things always happen during blitzes. The other day we worked in some Elders' area and while we were walking down the street this guy comes running out yelling, "HEYYY!" We had no idea who he was talking to.. but turns out he was talking to us. So we went over there and he asked us if we were from the church. Of course. We asked him if he goes there. "YES. Well are you a member? YES. You got baptized? YES. You go to church over here on that street? no.. Wait, which church to you go to? ..Oh I don't go to church.." Hmm. So we started to teach him the restoration. I guess he had talked to the Elders the day before for like a minute. We asked him if there was another woman in the house so that we could teach him inside, but he said no. We just talked to him some more then he said, "Oh! My grandma is inside but she's reeeaaalllyyyy old. Does that still count?" Yes. Even older people count as women. So we went inside and taught him and his brother the first lesson. Then halfway through the lesson.. the ELDERS knocked on the door!! Talk about awkward.. They had no idea we were there. So I answered the door. Their faces were PRICELESS! After a few awkward minutes, the elders left and we finished the lesson with two baptismal dates! They were so awesome! And they came to church yesterday! You're welcome Elders;) 

Besides that, everything was pretty normal. 

These are my favorite Senior Missionaries. Elder and Sister Alvarez:) They took the gringas to go eat gringas:) 

BYE! Have a great week:) 

con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, October 13, 2014


Hello world!

This week was really eventful! We got to see MEET THE MORMONS! We all drove 3 hours to Corpus Christi to watch it! Everyone GO! It was so good. It's about 6 families and the last one is about a MISSIONARY MOM! So mom.. see it:) 
This is a terrible picture but we got to STAND BY the beach! Yes I missed California for a second..
Other news. BAPTISM! I love baptisms, but they are SO stressful! They day after feels so good. Let me tell you about this family a little bit. The Elders taught them on and off for like 2 years. Then we found them again! And they were so PREPARED! Some people just need a little  bit of time. One by one their family members have been baptized. All but one sister is baptized! They are so converted it's ridiculous! It's crazy to me how fast people can develop such strong testimonies. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to see the change in people every day. 

OH MY GOSH! I met a horse dog. It's taller than me! 
I've definitely realized in the last couple of days HOW SHORT I am! I didn't know..! Why didn't anyone tell me before? It doesn't help that my companion is like 9 feet tall. I think I'm shrinking.. that's the only answer that makes sense!

So I'm definitely learning how to make Mexican food. You're welcome mom:) I even made a recipe book so that I won't forget! Members have been showing me how to make a lot of different foods. You are all invited to my Mexican party when I get home. Expect greatness. 
Some pictures since I couldn't upload any last week...





I love you all! Eat some ice cream:) 

con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Si Senor, yo te seguire

Monday, September 29, 2014

This crazy train called The Mission

Well hello all you fellows out there. This past week was NUTS. Honestly one of the weirdest weeks I've had so far. So everyone can just take a seat and wait for this madness..

We did three exchanges this week! Man, exchanges are really fun! I worked up north with some sisters over there. I love being able to learn SO much! We've really been focusing a lot on becoming better teachers. Since the way of teaching changed a few months ago, the new missionaries aren't really learning the foundation of teaching, all they have learned is reading a pamphlet. I've definitely seen how much the teaching is improving since we started the teaching work shops. 
Ok moving on to the juicy stuff.. 

So we were supposed to have 4 baptisms yesterday.. that didn't happen. Ok ok I'll try to give a short version of what happened. We talked to the family and the mom didn't feel ready yet, but her kids really wanted it and they felt ready so as of an hour before church started, all the kids were going to be baptized. We talked to the branch mission leader and got everything worked out and ready. Then 1 minute after the meeting starts, we get a call from the grandma saying that none of them were getting baptized because she wouldn't allow it.. WHAT? So we ran over to their house to see what was up. This was all in Spanish by the way. The grandma came out really mad and told us that this wasn't what she wanted for her daughter and grandchildren. An angry grandma.. it was scary. I literally had to bite my cheeks so that I wouldn't say anything.. well.. I said something. We won't talk about that, but it definitely made her mad. In the end, the satan grandma won. We know that that family will have the gospel one day. They have testimonies, it might just take some more time. We were pretty sad. Not going to lie. We decided to say a prayer so that we would be cheery for the rest of the day. While I was praying, I knew that we had done everything in our power, now it's just up to the Lord. And also another investigator popped into my mind. A kid that we have been teaching for awhile. He is so read and so prepared! We decided that we were going to invite him to be baptized TONIGHT! So guess what.. we're having a baptism!! Blessings really do come after the trial of our faith. We're so excited!! It's going to be a great way to end the P day. And to celebrate my 12 months serving in total mark! Basically my YEAR mark! WHAT? 6 months to sexy is starting NOW! I can't even believe it.. I feel old. 

Sorry I forgot my camera today. I actually had some cool pictures! We made a birthday cake for an Elder here and I tried to make it a shirt and tie. The tie was a Ted.. for any of you who are obsessed with ties like the Elders here!'s ridiculous! Anyway.. and it even had his tag and name. We're pretty cool. I know. 

Well I guess that's enough for the day. 

Have a great week! Eat some ice cream for me tomorrow!:) 

con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, September 22, 2014

Viva Mexico!

Happy Independence Day to all you Mexicans out there!

This week was CRAZY! Like honestly a week of roller coaster rides. I loved it! 

Well first off we had zone conference! I LOVE zone conferences! We learn so much! Sister Petersen and I did a musical number in front of EVERYONE! She played the uke and I sang "I Need Thee Every Hour". Well wasn't that an adventure. It actually went really well. Cough cough. 

So this week we did a TWO day exchange! It was so fun! I stayed in my area with a sister that just came in the field! It was so fun being able to be a mini trainer again for a second. I love brand new missionaries. They honestly help me to remember why I'm here. 

On another note, We had a FLOOD this week! I honestly thought that while I was driving we were just going to start floating away. It was nuts. Like not even normal. I'm just glad I never got lost. I'm still working on learning this new area. That would have been a bit embarrassing. Hello STL. Geez. 

Ok voy a contarles una historia. 

So this one day a member texted Sis Pete and I to go to their house for dinner. The PROBLEM is is that there are a million families in our ward with the same last name. We thought we knew which one it was so we went over, taught a lesson, ate yogurt, then found out that they had no idea that we were coming over. Not the right ones. So we figure that it obviously had to be this other one. We go over there, talk to them for awhile, then the mentioned how they weren't expecting us but they were glad we came.. freak. not the right one again. By this time, we were already late for a set lesson and we had to call the sister and reschedule. We went to the wrong house TWICE. Moral of the story.. know people's first names and ask where they live.. 

Well that's all folks for this week. 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bendiciones del Senor!

Hello world!

This week was GREAT! 

I had my first exchange as an STL! I loved it! Working with the sisters here is absolutely a privilege for me. I love being able to have this opportunity. 

Well let me just tell you about our day yesterday. First off, we had to go to the Spanish branch early in the morning to give a talk and sing a musical number. Which by the way isn't even our branch!..I have no idea how that happened. Then we raced to an investigators house to wake them up for the English branch. Then we went back to the English branch, WITH our investigator, and did another musical number and our recent convert from last week got confirmed. Then we ran to get another family of investigators for the other Spanish branch. We waited for our other family of investigators, did another musical number, another talk, and then tried to make sure everyone was in the right classes, while still running around trying to talk to everyone we could and teach some classes. It was the craziest couple of hours of our lives; but we were being blessed! We had TEN people go to church yesterday and a lot of less actives and members there. There was absolutely nothing that we did to receive all of those blessings. We still have no idea how that happened. God is good. God is great! 

Fun fact! My companion is Elder L. Tom Perry's great niece! He spoke at her farewell. HOW CUTE! He's my favorite. 

Fun fact #2! It finally got below 100 degrees in Laredo this week! Hallelujah! 

Me and Sister Petersen! My lovely ginger:) 

Have a great week! I love you all! Send me a quick note if you have time!
Don't forget, here is my new address for mail and PACKAGES: 
3319 S. Barlett
Laredo, TX  78043

Con amor,
Hermana Hunt

Monday, September 8, 2014

Laredo South & New Mail Address!!

Hello all!

This week was a week of MIRACLES! I can't even explain how much I love Laredo! Let me just explain a little bit how this week went.. 

I got here on Tuesday after a 3 hour car ride, we emailed, had a ward meeting, and went to bed. The next day we did the norm; we ran, studied, all that good stuff. Then at like 11:45, we found out that we had a leaders meeting the next day and an STL meeting in McAllen at 3:30 THAT DAY! It takes about 3 hours to get there.. so we packed in 10 minutes, went to district meeting for 5 minutes, and went on our way! We had the STL meeting with President Maluenda, then we worked in McAllen for a few hours, and had MLC the next day. A FULL day meeting with President Maluenda and all the zone leaders. How can it get better than that? We didn't get home until 10:30 that night. So we were barely able to work in our are this week, but we saw so many miracles! 

We found 7 new investigators and hit a lot of our goals in 2 days! We said SO many prayers of gratitude. We taught a lady this week that was taught by Elders before but never wanted to commit. We taught her this week and she decided that she wanted to be baptized. THIS WEEK! So we had a baptism yesterday! It was so amazing! We couldn't even believe it. 
And we had a family of 5 come to church! They are so prepared! Sister Petersen and I are just counting our blessings. God is good everybody. 

This is a terrible picture.. Don't look at my hair, or the fact that no one was looking.. It's still a picture. 

I'm going on my first exchanges this week! So wish me luck:) 

I love you all! Send me gluten free food:) ..if you want.
Here is my new address for mail and PACKAGES: 
3319 S. Barlett
Laredo, TX  78043

con amor,
Hermana Hunt

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Well guess what.. I have finally been TRANSFERRED! About 8 months in Edinburg was fantastic!.. but I'm excited as heck! I am now in Laredo (little Mexico) as an STL. A Sister Training Leader. I am so excited to start this transfer! I am going to learn SO much. I'll have the opportunity to work with President Maluenda, go on exchanges with the sisters, and serve! I'm stoked!
So let me brag about my hija a little bit. Sister Bentz. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to train Sister Bentz. We are honestly like the same person. During lessons and anywhere else, we were always thinking the same thing. It's kinda creepy sometimes. So last week there was a HUGE storm so what did we decide to do? Do a bike day and play in mud on our bike ride home! 
Then the next day, we decided to dress up like Disney princesses.. 

I can't believe we won't be companions anymore. I learned SO much from her. She is an AMAZING teacher, an amazing missionary, and just overall an amazing person. And guess what.. she's TRAINING! I now have a granddaughter! 

I can't wait to see what this transfer brings! Be prepared to hear a lot of cool stories! My apartment is literally less than a mile away from Mexico.. Let's go get 'em! 

Sorry that's not too much! So I will leave you with pictures from my old area... the people there were just so special. The hardest part of a transfer, leaving the people...

I love you all! 

Hermana Hunt:)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello friends and family!

This week was awesome! Just overall a great week. First off, we had a baptism! That's always a plus. One more soul brought unto Christ. His name is Jorge and he is 17 years old. I don't know if I already told you all the story about how we found him.. but you get to hear it again if I did! 
Sister Bentz and I were walking down a street because our appointment had just cancelled. We decided to talk to every single person all the way down that street.. no matter what.. and it was a LONG street. We ran into some very interesting people. There was one man that was sitting in his driveway smoking and when we walked up he yelled, "NOPE. Don't even try." So we asked him if there were any of his neighbors or friends that could use a message about Jesus Christ or just a nice song. He referred us to a neighbor a couple houses down. We went to go contact it and found out that it was a member!..whoops. They had been waiting for us to go over because they had a friend that wanted to know more about the church. Four weeks and many lessons later, Jorge was baptized. Thank goodness our appointment cancelled that one day and that I forgot that a member lived there.. sometimes things like that happen for a reason right? 
The baptism was one of the funniest things of my life.. definitely a journal making moment. The first time that the friend tried baptizing Jorge, he just kinda swooped over the water. I'm pretty sure his face didn't even get wet.. then they did it perfectly!..but forgot to say the prayer. Third times a charm! Jorge was successfully baptized and no one broke any bones. 

Another really cool moment that happened this week was when we went to visit a less active member. He has always been very nice, but we never really had the chance to talk to him too much. We decided to just get to know him this time. He told us all about his life, the war, and his family. It was so cool! Then we sang a song for him and then in the closing prayer he said,, "Hi Heavenly Father. It's me again. I know you haven't heard from me in awhile, but I just really want you to bless these girls.." Then he went on to say the most sincere prayer I have ever heard. Just like a little child would say it. It was so simple, but SO powerful. It really gave me a new meaning of prayer. 

Side note! We found out that our recent convert, Juan, is an amazing artist! We had no idea! I can't even just look at the picture and be amazed. 

I hope you all have a great week! Good luck in school to all you young ins :) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vayan a la batalla

Oh man these past few weeks have been nuts! We had minis.. then this week I got a call that said that I needed to go to a 3 day Leadership Training. I left on Monday and didn't come back until Thursday. A week without Sister Bentz AGAIN! Why does this keep happening to us? It's okay. I was able to learn so much. It was three days all about how to become better missionaries and leaders. The zone leaders were there, district leaders, and Sister Training Leaders. And me:) It was a great learning experience. I was able to work with a Sister that has A LOT of experience. I think my brain is going to explode with all that I learned.

Sorry all my notes are in Spanish.. so I'll try to have this make sense in English. One of the biggest lessons that I learned this week was how important it is to have a good attitude. When we have a good attitude we can work harder, love the people more, have gratitude, make better plans, invite people to baptism, basically everything that we learned about. I have never been to a meeting with President Maluenda and not been called on. This one was no different. He asked me what the Spirit has invited me to do after that training. It told me how I feel like I need to repent and be a better example for the sisters that I live with and have to teach. I live with 3 very very new missionaries. Sometimes it's hard to always have to be the example, or always have to be the one to make decisions or be in charge. But I realized what a great opportunity I have. I get to make myself better everyday so that I can serve the sisters around me. I decided from that day on that I will never let my attitude get the better of me. I will always CHOOSE THIS DAY to always be happy no matter what. 
I was tested like no other this week. After I made that commitment to myself and I got back to Edinburg, I saw some things start to fall apart. I had to make a conscious decision of how I was going to act. I knew it was going to be freaking hard (sorry I have a bad habit of saying that) but I knew that it would be worth it. And it was. We found some amazing new investigators this week and we set baptismal dates with them. The blessings really do come after we show our faith. Choose this day:) 

I love you all!

I found a Texas door.. I swear there are more Texas And Mexican flags here than US ones. 

This might be a reason why I LOVE Texas! 

I also realized that I have a problem with bumping into Elders. I don't know why.. but people are starting to notice. 

Have a great week! Read the book. It changes lives:) 

Hermana Hunt :)

Monday, August 11, 2014

I can hear the wedding bells

Hello all!

This week was fantastic! We had mini missionaries this week. There is nothing more fun than having a 16 year old and 17 year old following you all week. No but for real. I LOVED it! Sister Bentz and I were really really sad though to have to split up for the entire week. I was able to have really awesome experiences with both of the minis. One of the first days, I had to teach one of them how to ride a bike. We needed to ride to some appointments so we practiced around the neighborhood for awhile. That didn't end too well.. she crashed. Whoops. But then we went out riding anyway. Bad choice Sister Hunt. We decided to lock the bikes up and walk for the rest of the day. It's all ok because then later we felt like we needed to talk to these guys playing basketball, so we pros-balled for a little and then set 2 baptismal dates with them! Perfection. Then with the other mini, we found a former investigator that was GOLDEN but couldn't be baptized because he was living with his girlfriend and she wouldn't marry him. (They are like 70 years old) But we found him and he's married! And he still really has those desires to be baptized, so we taught him again and set a baptismal date for later in this month. Miracles are in the air! One of the best parts of the week was being able to hear their testimonies at the end. I had no idea how much of an impact this had on them. Them having the opportunity to live the missionary life for a week really changed them. It made me really appreciate the opportunity I have to be out here. I love being a missionary! 

We had a wedding! Well not us.. but our member and her husband! They are the best. He isn't a member, but he just took this huge step, so it's only a matter of time;) Sister Bentz and I are pretty determined. 

Hermana Hunt

Monday, July 28, 2014

Baptisms and Transfers!

Good day to all! :)

So this week we found out about transfers.. I'm staying!! I get to finish training Sister Bentz! I am soo excited. Not to mention that by the end of this transfer I'll be here for over 7 months! 7 months in good 'ol Edinburg. This transfer is going to be so good! I can feel it. 

We went on a hunt and we found Yudith! Our missing 10 year old. I was SO excited when we found her that I took a picture. 

​I couldn't help myself. We got her at about 8 at night, so we ran her over the the church for her baptismal interview. Oh. Not to mention that we got to ride in "the van". Consuelo's van is very famous around here. She has half a steering wheel and is missing like half of the van. 

​But it was all worth it! Yudith was baptized yesterday and it was the cutest little baptism I have ever been to. I am so grateful that I was able to see this through. It was a great way to end the transfer! 

Other news.. our investigator that invented gatorade, owns half of wells fargo, was kidnapped when he tried turning in his breakthrough on ulcers, and is the commander in chief of the navy, (We still don't quite know what to think about him) is getting baptized this week! Ending and starting the transfer on a good note:) 
I love you all! Thank you for everything! Catch ya on the flip side 

Hermana Hunt 

p.s. eat some cookies for me!