Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Hello! I hope you all had a good holiday!

Ours was interesting.. it was full of sick missionaries with the stomach flu. Everyone wash your hands or something. It's going around. Ehh. 

So Consuelo is officially a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!! She was confirmed on Sunday! She is such an amazing person. I am so excited to see her progress as a member. As she received the gift of the Holy Ghost, it made me think about all the times the Spirit has helped me in my life. It was the only reason why Consuelo got baptized. If we had not felt the prompting to knock on her purple door, she would not be a member today. 
Another one I thought about (don't freak out mom) was a couple months ago when my companion and I were walking around in a neighborhood. We were just walking around finding people to talk to when both of us just literally stopped in our tracks. We just looked at each other and my companion asked, "Do you have a weird feeling too?" YES! I did. We weren't sure exactly what it meant. We were trying to figure out if we forgot something that we needed to do, or if we had another appointment.. nothing. Finally I said. "I have no idea what or why, but I really just feel like we NEED to leave this neighborhood." I didn't care where we went, I just knew that we needed to leave. Fast. So we went to visit someone else a few neighborhoods over. The next day we found out from a member that there had been a shooting over in that neighborhood that we left! I am so happy that my companion and I were able to receive that strong prompting. I love the gift of the Holy Ghost! I don't know where I would be without it! I love this gospel! I love being a missionary! 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

p.s. Funny story. Sister Perez and I got locked out of our house yesterday, so our Elders had to come over and break into our bedroom window so that they could climb in and open the door... Then they made us buy them soda.. Yep. My life.

Being locked out...

Also, members give us random food all the time. Good like knocking doors with this in your arms!! I think it actually weighs more than I do. ;o)

Last one, me just being me. Yep watch out, these are Man Eaters!!! Mom and Dad don't get caught in that Hall and Oats 80s flashback!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baptisms and Monsters


This week was GREAT! Sister Perez and I are loving being companions and working here in Edinburg Central. I want to tell a little story.. 

One day my companion, Sister Stevenson, and I were walking around a neighborhood. We decided to knock on this purple looking door. An older lady named Consuelo answers the door and invites us in before we even introduce ourselves. Perfect. We taught her and her grandchildren the first lesson and set Baptismal dates with them for the 11th of June. 
Everything seems perfect. Sunday comes and we are expecting them to come to church. We call her an hour before to make sure that she is still coming and she tells us that she can't because she was going to go to the park. Really? The park? That's why you can't come to church? She didn't budge. Oh well. So that next week we continue teaching her and her family. By this time, her 10 year old granddaughter had already read 50 pages of the Book of Mormon. We were so excited! But then it started to get really hard to meet with them. The kids had sports every day including Sundays. We weren't sure exactly what to do. We decided to try a little harder. Then all of a sudden, we saw a huge change in Consuelo. She had an intense desire to learn more and was calling us every day to see when we were going over. We set up a time for her baptismal interview. Everything was great! Well.. she asked if she could wear a sparkly bikini.. she's like 78. She is absolutely hilarious. I have such a huge place in my heart for her. Yesterday I had to divine opportunity to see her enter into the waters of baptism. She came out of the font glowing with the light of Christ. I couldn't help but shed a tear or two. She is going to be an amazing member. 

Onto the other exciting part of my weekend.. Sister Perez and I had a companionship study with the two district leaders in my zone. After the study, they made us drink a Monster energy drink because we had never tried them before. After a little while, I went CRAZY! That stuff just went right through and made me a maniac! Then a few hours later.. I crashed. Hard. It was the WORST! The Elders were laughing so hard! So advice from Hna Hunt for the week.. don't drink monsters. They will destroy you. 

Alright folks that's all I have for this week! I love you all! 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt

P.S. We got a new car, we can only drive so many miles a week in it. So I still use the bike, but since Sister Perez doesn't have a license, I get to drive all the time. Yay!! My new baby (it won't ever replace Remy, but it's nice)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Feliz dia de las madres!!

**Sorry it's a little late, Dad posts these and he was on a business trip**

To all the moms and women out there, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope everyone had a great day! And to all those missionary families, I hope you all enjoyed talking to your missionaries. I know we all enjoyed it out here. 


Of course talking to my mom yesterday made me think of all the things she has done for me. Being on a mission and away from home really helps me to realize all the responsibilities my mom had. I'm still trying to learn from everything she taught me. ..I make quesadillas in the microwave.. I still have a long way to go. But for real, I just wanted to take this time to thank all the mother's out there. My mom:) my grandmas, my mission mom, everyone else out there who is basically like a mom to me. I appreciate you all and everything you do! 

Well, We had TRANSFERS this week! I am now with Sister Perez! We have been living together for the last 3 months and she just got transferred rooms, so it's perfect! We are both really short so that works out. Everyone thinks we are like 14 or 15 when we're walking down the street.. no no. We are in our 20s. It's a little awkward sometimes. Oh well. This transfer is going to be amazing! We feel it! There are miracles just waiting to happen and we are going to do EVERYTHING we can to be worthy to receive them. 
So remember, "Don't Stop Believing"

I love you all! Thank you for the letters!:) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Hunt 
P.S. Got pedicures with the Elders this week... what a blast!! Can't figure out who is whiter!

Monday, May 5, 2014

6 more weeks!!


Transfers are here! And I'm staying in good ol Edinburg for another 6 weeks! I'm actually really excited to stay here! We have a lot of great things happening here. I wanted to take a little time to reflect on my time here before I start this new transfer. 

I can honestly say that I have changed so much while serving a mission here. I had always heard that missionaries really change for the better while serving, but I had no idea it would be like this! Everyday I get to forget about myself and focus on other people. I get to develop those Christlike attributes while only thinking about other people. I have been studying a lot lately about being "selfless." The key to truly loving people is selfless service. When you have that desire to do good for other people and don't expect any praise or something in return, is when you really develop love for people. I have learned that through other missionaries, companions, and investigators. Some people are a little bit harder to love than others, but that just means that you need to serve them more. I'm not going to lie, this one has been a bit difficult for me, but I know that it truly brings blessings. Alright well that's all I have for this time folks:) 

I love you all! 

Con amor, 
Hermana Hunt 

Some more pictures....

Making Quesadillas,while wearing my favorite family gift, my CROCS!! Sorry dad :)

Biking it.. Yep I am finally riding my bike.

The California kids:
Me, Sister Perez & Elder Wray