Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Mis queridos amigos!
This week was absolutely crazy. Thinking back, I don't know whether to cry, to laugh, to scream, to smile.. who knows. Actually, Sister Tippetts and I definitely laughed throughout the entire week. Whether we should have or not. Attitude right?
Alright where to start. (sorry mom, I'm definitely going to leave some things out. I'll tell you about them when I get home:) Oh ya! We had interviews with President Maluenda this week! I love when it's interview time. I went in with a lot of questions. Of course, he answered them all. Or.. he asked me questions until I answered the question on my own. One of the things that I asked him about was that I didn't understand how I would be able to be THIS happy when I went home from the mission. I just am SO happy here that I didn't want to leave it. He told me that the best parts of my entire life come after the mission. That I need to take every day as it comes and never look back. Then he definitely started to talk about my future husband, but we don't need to think about that right now!
THEN we went down to McAllen to have a meeting with Dallin H. Oaks! It was the BEST. Who knew that he was so funny? He talked a lot about receiving revelation. He now knows my name:) He probably doesn't remember it though.. that's ok! He knew it at one point ;)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
p.s. Scary thought! I got my 90 day call last week where they get all the information to book your flight home!.. This is going by WAY TO FAST! Everyone just pray for time to slow down ok? Thanks!
This first week of the transfer flew by! As we all guessed, Sister Tippetts and I are LOVING being companions. I really don't know who thought this would be a good idea ;) It's way too good.
This week was full of miracles, a few disappointments, tired legs, and a personal trainer elder. It's been interesting!
We started off this transfer not having too many investigators for January. We have a lot of people preparing for February, but we needed some miracles. Right off the bat, we started off with a lot of prayers asking for miracles and people that could be baptized this coming week. The Lord always provides! After searching and calling people and doing a lot of other crazy things, we found 3 people that are progressing to getting baptized this week! We couldn't even believe it! Then after that, things fell a part a little bit. We couldn't find our investigators, they didn't all come to church, we were exhausted, we just weren't really sure what to do. We're still going though! It all comes back to having a good attitude. If we're happy and have the attitude that we are going to help someone return to live back with our Heavenly Father, we're going to do it! We are so stoked for this week! We are going to see even more miracles.
On a funny note, let me tell you about a little story of one of my first lessons with Sis Tipsy. We were teaching an investigator and she mentioned how she might not be able to go to church on Sunday. In Sister Tippetts mind she wanted to say how it sucks that she can't go to church; but she didn't want to say sucks, so she was going to say how it stinks that she can't go to church. But it came out as, "It stinks that you suck." ..yes. Perfection. I started laughing SO hard. There was no way that I could have even tried to hold it in. I think I might have cried from laughing so hard. Well while I was laughing, there was a very awkward interaction going on with Sister Tippetts and the investigator. It all worked out.. well kinda. She didn't go to church haha.
Okay okay. The elders here are KILLING US! Our zone leaders want to have zone unity so their idea of developing that is having all of us work out together in the morning. That means Cross Fit! What? I think I die every morning. I guess 2 and a half months to tiny needs to start sometime right? It's actually really fun! The first day, we did a warm up, just jumping jacks and some other weird things, and an elder threw up.. I knew that I didn't ever have to be embarrassed after that. He took care of that for all of us. Haha.
I love you all!
Hermana Hunt :)
Monday, January 12, 2015
Alright.. I don't even know where to begin. This week and today has been a crazy one. Let's see..
TRANSFERS! Transfers are here everyone! It's always a little ball of nerves when transfers come around. Usually we find out Sunday morning who is leaving, but President decided that he wanted us all to stress just a little bit longer and tell us today just now. So.. drum roll. I'm staying!! Well yeah I actually already knew that because Sister Vazquez is going home. And are you all ready for this?? My new companion is.. Sister Tippetts!! Remember that cute little thing in my picture of us wet on bikes? Yes. Her. YES! It is going to be so much fun!
On another note, we had an all sisters meeting this week! I got to see all the sisters in the mission! Yes that means Sister Bentz!:) Reunited at last;) It was a lot of fun! We did a training for the sisters about "doing the work the Lord's way". We acted out when Martin Harris lost the 116 pages. Yes. I was Joseph. I made President Maluenda laugh. My life goal is now complete:) But for real, if you ever want to feel jacked, read Doc y Con 3. Yep. That's what we shared with the sisters.
Oh okay so apparently I've developed this skill where I can get up and share a talk, completely unprepared, and talk for 20 minutes! Yeah. The missionaries here always randomly get asked to speak, I was the lucky one this time! So I went up there and spoke for a longgg time. Sorry mom.. I talk more than before now. I know that's pretty hard to believe. THEN the Elders here also like to just tell us about random musical numbers that we have to do. So we sang in sacrament meeting, then Elder Jensen-cito and I sang at a baptism and Elder Arredondo played the uke. It actually turned out really well for not practicing! Look at that.
Me, Sister Bentz (mission daughter), Sister Crawford (mission granddaughter)
I got to drive the zone leader's truck down to McAllen for the meeting!
Sorry this is a short one. But that's all I can think of for now..
Have a great week!
con amor,Hermana Hunt
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
People of the world!
p.s. Shout out to those coming to this mission soon! You'll love it!!
Hello. I hope everyone enjoyed their New Years! "LET IT GO! LET IT GO!".. sorry I'm a year late on this stuff. We got to see Frozen for New Years and we had a lot of fun! Then the next day we were off on our 3 hour trip back down to McAllen. You got to love long road trips with a bunch of missionaries. Those EFY CDs are a life saver. Nah haha it's fun!
I learned so much this week! Besides the fact that you ALWAYS need to wear socks.. even when you're wearing tights. Fun fact of life, it's pretty cold being on a bike in the rain! I was working with the one and only Sister Tippetts so it was super fun!
Okay on to the real stuff that I learned. President is a huge go getter about setting goals and making plans. We learned a lot about the importance of doing everything we can to hit those goals. It could be goals for how many lessons we want to teach, or about our future family. (We REALLY don't have to talk about that one right now) It's just really important that when we set a goal, we involve the Lord, and are willing to do everything possible to reach that goal.
Let's see.. we talked a lot about confidence. I went into the meetings ready to receive a lot of revelation for the sisters, but President mostly talked about building ourselves up so that we can help the sisters even more. I realized a lot of things about myself and how I can be a lot better. It's the best!
I'm trying to think what else.. Well we have a meeting this week for all the sisters in the mission! We are going to train about doing things the Lord's way and not how we think it should be done. I'm excited! Oh ya. Then we have to sing. Geez. Somehow I got volunteered to sing a duet with another sister. Wow things just get you by surprise here sometimes ;)
.. oh ya. I had to hop a wall..
I hope you all have a great start to the new year!
con mucho amor,