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:)

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