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