Sister Jennifer Hunt is a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Originally serving in the Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission, Jennifer is now serving in the Texas McAllen Mission. These are her stories and her views from the life of a missionary.
Monday, December 8, 2014
We've got some catchin' up to do!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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!!
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.
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.
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:))
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!!