Monday, April 28, 2014

The power of a simple fast

Hello everyone!

This past week definitely tried my faith a little bit. We were supposed to have a baptism yesterday, but everything fell apart in these last few days. Everything was perfect. We had everything set up, but on the day of our investigator's interview, we couldn't find him. We tried for hours. Which then turned into days. Our faith was tested every time we went to his house and no one answered the door. We didn't even know what to do. We were walking around outside on Saturday and we decided to start a fast. Right there. We just stopped what we were doing and begged for help from the Lord. I'm not going to lie, that was the hardest fast I have ever done. It was 100 degrees and I was sick, but it was worth it. The next day at church we had a bunch of less actives and an entire investigator FAMILY come to church! We had a lot of people there! We also saw other miracles falling from the sky. Of course it was difficult, but I now have a very strong testimony about fasting. If we do it right and with a sincere heart, we will receive answers from heaven. We didn't get it in the way we expected; we still can't find that investigator that was supposed to be baptized, but we received what we really needed. 

I love the gospel! I love being a missionary! It is really tough, but every second is worth it. 

I love you all! 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt 

p.s. I have become a pro rapper out here. ..and I'm getting tan. WADDUP!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Las chinchas...

So.. this week was pretty interesting. I'll start off with the weird part. So a couple weeks ago, I started getting these really weird bug bites. I always get bit by bugs, so I didn't really think anything of it, but they kept getting worse and worse. Then I mentioned it to another sister that we live with and she had the same thing! We thought that they were just mosquito bites. But then we were talking to another sister that just moved from our apartment to another one and she had the same thing! Well.. we found out a few days ago that we have BED BUGS! It started in one apartment and because we've done exchanges, it's now in like 6 sister apartments! And we just found out that somehow, ALL the Elders in our zone have them too! Eventually this is going to be an entire mission thing. We've been trying to talk to members to see how we can quickly get rid of them. We basically baptized our entire apartment yesterday with baking soda and salt. So.. if anyone has anymore suggestions. That would be great!
Okay on to the missionary stuff. 
We had a great week! We were able to find a lot of new people and they are progressing really well. We have this one investigator named Roberto. He is absolutely ready for baptism, all he needs to do is get married. So we are trying to plan a wedding for this week so that he can be baptized as soon as possible. He is so great! 
Even though we had a lot of highs this week, we also had a lot of lows. Some of our incredibly amazing investigators dropped us this week. We have no idea why, but we can't ever go back to them again. In a situation like that, it's hard to keep the faith. We might say, we did everything that we could do for those people, where did we go wrong? The only way to get through this is to keep our focus and keep the faith. We need to focus on the people that we actually have and use the gift of discernment to find the people that are being prepared. We are really excited to keep our investigators progressing. All we need is love. I love the people here, and I want the best for them. So I am going to work as hard as I can to help them be as happy as I am with the true gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. 

I love you all! Btdubs.. I love letters:)) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt 

Monday, April 14, 2014

All you need is a little bit of faith..


This week was a little crazy. It was a bit rough. My health, our investigators, companions, just the normal mission life; but something happened yesterday that gave my all the faith and motivation that I needed...

We have been teaching an investigator named Lazaro. He is an older man that is paralyzed from a stroke. He was able to get a little movement in his left leg, but that's it. He has been going through some health trials lately and couldn't make it to church yesterday. We went over to his house to see what was going on, and we decided to have some Elders come with us to give him a priesthood blessing. Lazaro did not doubt his faith for a minute. He knew that he would start to feel better once he received the blessing; but no one expected what would happen next.. He was sitting down in his wheelchair, and out of no where he just decided to stand up!! Then he started shouting, "I DID IT!" And after a little bit, he took a few steps!!! I was just sitting there in amazement! His wife started crying. (I might have shed a few tears also) He knew with all of his heart that he was helped through the power of the priesthood. I know that it is real. Through that experience, there is no way I could ever deny it. I love this gospel! I love what I am able to teach everyday. 

I love you all! Have a great Easter! <3

Hermana Hunt 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Birthday and Hello World

Well as most of you should know, March 30h was my birthday, I can't believe I am no longer a teenager and now 20 years old. Wow!

My Zone leaders threw me a birthday party, they tricked us by saying there was going to be a Zone meeting at the church and it became a birthday party. They even baked me a cake. Yes I blew all the candles out with one breath.

CONFERENCE! General Conference has been on my mind for the last few days. It was AMAZING! Honestly, General Conference on the mission is the best! It was better than my birthday! Oh my word I can't even explain how much I loved it! I have pages and pages of notes. Sadly, I forgot them all at home, so.. I'm just going to wing it. 

One of my favorite talks was the one on Sunday by President Uchtdorf. He was talking about gratitude. I loved when he said that we don't have to be grateful FOR things, but be grateful IN our circumstances. Sometimes we feel like we don't have anything to be grateful for; especially in times of trouble. I know I've felt that before. After listening to this talk, I know that it is our choice. We can choose whether or not to have an attitude of gratitude. We all have trials (I know I've talked a TON about trials) but if we just stay grateful and continually keep that attitude, everything will be okay.

I don't have a ton of time. But I love you all! If you didn't get a chance to watch all sessions of general conference, I suggest that you go online and watch them! They were all amazing!! 

Everyone should send me letters:) I love letters:) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt