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.
Like usual, I don't even know where to start! It was a big week!! Okay we're just going to go through the list..
don't know transfers yet! We're kinda freaking out! Sister Tippetts and
I want to stay together SO badly! I would love for one of my best
friends to "kill" me for my last transfer. We'll see though..
Valentines day! We went on a date to Taco Palenque.. romantic haha
week we had 3 DAY! It's where we go to McAllen for a week and have
meetings from 8am-6pm every day! It's so much fun! We learn so much and
come out completely different people. So we have to drive 3 hours to get
there and since we're the only sisters, we have to drive down with the
elders.. let me tell you.. they're crazy! There was never a dull moment.
They started off with energy drinks.. gross! Well, they made me try it
and I threw up. So ya.
day was so amazing though! Sister Tippetts and I gave a training to
everyone with the APs. It was super fun! We talked about having a good
attitude about the area you serve in. If you have to attitude that your
area is filled with prepared people, you're going to find them! We just
need to be obedient so that we can do everything in our power to help
the people in our areas that are waiting for this gospel. Oh yeah.. then
we sang. We sang "Where Can I Turn for Peace?" There was even a guitar!
Oh yeah.. and solos. Those are always the best;)
These are our district shirts! They have quotes that we've said on them.
had our last week of Cross Fit together as a zone :( Our leader left!
Elder Livingston basically killed us. He gave me all the work outs
though so.. watch out future zone.
Since it's my last transfer, we have something here called "trunky planners". Yep. I have an interesting one for sure haha
Hopefully we'll find out transfers soon! Until then.. have a great week!
week was pretty crazy, but it was a great one! We did some pretty
different things this week. Oh to start, we definitely killed the north
zone in the Laredo Lucha:) Besides that, we did a 2 zone exchange with
the Laredo North zone for 3 days! Everyone was with someone from the
other zone. Mission history. I worked with Sister Taylor. It was so much
fun! She's a fireball.
was so great working with him. I definitely missed my Sis Tipsy though.
We saw SO many miracles! We had to actually make a list because we
couldn't keep track of them! Are you ready for the biggest one??
do you remember the Reyes family? The kids that got baptized in
December. Well their mom wasn't able to be baptized yet because her and
the dad needed to be married. It's been a whole big deal, but the dad
didn't like us! He wouldn't let us in the house, wouldn't talk to us..
nothing. Then one morning we get a longgg text from the mom saying that
the dad had a dream and he knows that he needs to be baptized. WHAT? He
asked us to go over as soon as possible. We went and it was absolutely
amazing! He has changed so much! He really wants to make this change in
their life. Then we told them about transfers and how I might leave and
he looked me in the eyes and promised that he would get baptized before I
left. So.. they're getting baptized next week!! This is my family. I
have such a great love for them! I promised them that no matter what, I
will find a way to fly down here in a year so that I can go with them
when they get sealed as a family. Um yes. Some people were definitely
crying. I LOVE THE MISSION!
My district at the Laredo Lucha
had the COOLEST district meeting last week! Abraham 3! The Noble and
Great one everybody;) There was definitely a black light involved.
for real it was really awesome and spiritual. We all stood in a circle
with the black light and imagined being there when God showed Abraham
who were the noble and great ones.
I don't have too much time today, but I love you all!
We made one of our infamous McAllen
trips this week! The ever so adventurous trip was nothing less than
interesting. Of course the meeting with President was amazing! I love
MLC. We talked about faith and goals. Something pretty cool was that he
picked on Sister Tippetts and I quite a bit. Yes it's cool I promise.
Something that he had us talk about was how hitting goals is a mind set.
If we want to hit a goal, we'll hit it. There's no other options. Like
last week, it was down to the last day but we had it in our minds that
we were going to have 2 baptisms. There was no other option. I love how
things in the mission can apply to everyday life. If we have a goal in
life (go on a mission, go to school, become a doctor) we can do it! We
just need to put it in our minds that it is going to happen, then work
REALLY hard, and it will happen. The learnings of life. They're great. I
just love being able to see how much faith works. When we have faith,
we see miracles.
Making dinner with some of the elder's investigators.
So today is going to be a pretty interesting P day. We're doing a Laredo
Lucha. Or Laredo Olympics. Laredo South against Laredo North. Let me
tell you a little bit about South Laredo. This used to be the "bro zone"
because they wouldn't let sisters serve here. It's the poorer part of
Laredo. Pretty sketch, I'm not going to lie. I LOVE IT! We're the "dirty
south" as some say haha. We're definitely going to win! I'm not exactly
sure what it's going to be. A bunch of different athletic things.. oh
ya..and a rap off. No. I'm not looking forward to that one. Wish us
Well hello there everyone. I don't even know where to start with this
email. This past week was NUTS! SO full of miracles, it's crazy. Where
pants. Yes. Loud pants. We bought some super amazing pants to wear
after planning!.. and maybe to play soccer. Definitely worth it:)
Sis Tippetts and I became companions, we knew that we were going to
have to work super hard because we promised the Lord that we would help 2
people take the step of baptism this month and we didn't have anyone..
There was no way we were going to break a promise that we made to the
Lord. So we worked really hard. We looked through everyone in the
records that has been to church before and went by their houses. We
found people then they stopped, then we found more and they didn't work
out. Not going to lie, we were a little stressed. Luckily we have some
amazing leaders that really encouraged us to keep going and work even
harder. The last Sunday of the month came and we still didn't have
anyone. The zone was at 5/7. We needed our 2! Even though there weren't
anymore Sundays left, we still weren't going to stop. God blessed us
with some CRAZY miracles! Diego and Danny were baptized on SATURDAY, Jan
31st. The last day of the month. It was absolutely nuts. We definitely
gained some pretty strong testimonies about having faith and trust in
the Lord. He always knows what to do. Our area 2/2. Our zone 7/7. We
kept our promises to the Lord as an area and as a zone:) Miracles are
real! We just need to make them happen!
baptism. Wow. Now this is a story. We invited Danny to be baptized on
Saturday on Friday! We weren't sure how him and his mom would take it
but they agreed! They really wanted this. So Saturday morning comes, and
the mom called to cancel because the dad didn't agree. We talked to her
for awhile, then Elder Livingston got on the phone with her. Next thing
we know, he comes running in yelling "FILL THE FONT! We're doing the
baptism NOW!" Oh man I can't even explain how much we started running
around! We had to get her a ride, go to her apartment, fill the font,
set everything up. But it happened:) It was amazing! No songs, no talks,
just the prayers and the baptism. It was the fastest, craziest baptism
of my life. I love it! Being a missionary is great!
And as usually, had a lot of fun with exchanges this week...
I love you all!
Hermana Hunt :)
p.s. Shout out to Kelsey who's turning 23 today!!!!