Monday, May 26, 2014

la cucaracha ya no puede caminar

This week I found out that the song la cucaracha has more words than just la cucaracha la cucaracha. Yeah. It{s a whole song. Everyone has lied to me my whole life. Needless to say, I now know the whole song La Cucaracha. WHAT.

Lets see...
1. This week Hermana L ran into a pole. Straight on.
2. I worked in my area with Hermana R because one of the Hermanas from Delicias is sick, so Hermana L was helping her, and I left with Hna R to work. Naturally, we got lost. Really lost.
3. The poor cucaracha can't walk anymore because he is missing a leg.

We had an amazing experience with Hermano R this week and his family. We went to visit them Saturday night and found Hermano R drinking beer. His job had decided not to pay him for the whole week of work (I don't know how that works, but they just didn't pay him!!), so he was pretty depressed. They have two kids to support. We taught him about the Word of Wisdom and how drinking is really bad for him and for his family. He was so happy to hear that we should avoid harmful drinks and substances! It gave him hope. We read about the blessings we are promised when we obey the Word of Wisdom, and he liked the promise that we will run and not be weary. He read the suggestions on how to overcome the need to drink and how we as missionaries can help him overcome his challenges. He was so happy!! It was like a ray of light entered his world. He knew Heavenly Father is on his side and will help him overcome his addictions. He poured out all his beer in that moment and got rid of all the beer in the house. An amazing experience that I will never forget.

I know Heavenly Father helps us overcome our challenges. He helps us make good decisions. He loves us so much that He gives us many blessings, but also knows that we grow and progress when we have challenges and trials in our lives. I have passed through some pretty interesting trials already in the mission, and I see how they have helped me to become stronger, with a stronger testimony and a stronger desire to be more like God. I know He loves us enough to cut us down to help us grow. I know He will help Hermano R in his challenges just as He loves and helps every one of us in our challenges. 

This has been a good week =)

Hermana Hunt

I ate a carrot mixture thing with pineapple and creme. it was actually really, really good. lol

These are the missionaries I have to work with. lol they{re pretty awesome. 

Limes filled with coconut. best thing. ever. super. super. delicious.

Gorditas, meet my family and friends. Friends and family, meet gorditas. 

Monday, May 19, 2014


This week has been one of the best weeks of the mission!! I love my new companion, Hermana L, and we work well together and we have had success. I'm in an area directly next to my old area. You can see my old area in our map. That doesn't mean it's the same! Where my old area was very flat, we are hiking in the mountains in this area! I love it! Where there were tons of people in the street to contact in my old area, there are hardly any people in the street here! It is really weird that it is so close but so different!

Funny things:
1. My new district thinks that my dad owns Hunts Ketchup.
2. A bird pooped in my hair on Wednesday.
3. I invited people to commit to reading their scriptures with a word that means commit a crime here--definitly not commit to reading.

Awesome things:
My companion is constantly trying to help me improve in a constructive-way. I have a lot to learn from her for my future companions. She is going to complete 9 months in the mission the day after I complete 6 months in the mission (tomorrow!). She is like the sweetest person ever, but you better watch out if you start to question her authority. She teaches with love, but knows how to say things directly.

I have learned more of the worth I have this week. I love the chapter of Proverbs 31 that talks about virtuous women. Many people know one verse of this chapter, but the whole chapter is super awesome!! Except the part that talks about how we should drink our worries away...good old bible. HOWEVER. This chapter talks about how hard it is to find a virtuous woman and the things virtuous women do. This week I have tried to improve on my virtue. There is a part in Preach My Gospel that talks about repentance immediately after we sin. We shouldn{t wait until the night or end of the work day to repent. Virtuous people repent in the moment they recognize they have commited an error. I love the feeling of being clean and virtuous. It is hard with so many temptations in the world these days, but with Jesus Christ{s help, we can be pure and have the Spirit with us.

Hermana C, the Mission President's wife, held a reunion with all the sisters this week. She had a nice, glass jar she showed everyone and talked about how the Spirit is super fragile, like a glass jar. She then dropped the jar and glass shards scattered everywhere! She talked about how we can lose the Spirit in a second when we get angry or when we think of something bad. That simple. One second. She then brought out another jar. This jar was super pretty with flowers and decorations. It was made of really thick glass. She said we need to work so that we can feel the Spirit more strongly in our lives. She then proceeded to throw that jar to the ground too! We were all afraid at this point...;) She talked about how even if we have the Spirit more strongly in our lives, we can lose it just as easy--in one second--when we let temptation overrule our good actions. I am learning how to make sure I have the Spirit with me through choosing the right!

Love you all!

Hermana Hunt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I have transfers today. Saddest day on the PLANET. How have I accumulated so many things? hahaha

It is horrible to love people so much and then have to leave them without being able to say goodbye. That is possibly the only bad thing about missions.

This week I have learned better the value of things. The culture here teaches to value what you have. People think little things like a hand-made rose or a purse are precious and they value even the little things that don't cost anything. They will compliment a shirt like crazy and always point out the good in what they have. They live humbly but very happily. Every little thing has a value to them. Even when it's old, out of style, and sometimes out of service, it has a value. A grand value. And I love that about Mexico. Here's to wearing out-of-date clothes that no one wanted up there so they came down here! And they{re cute here! hahaha :D

I get to go meet my new companion now!

Have a great week!

Hermana Hunt

 I want this dog. Dogs act so different here! I want a dog from Mexico. lol

Monday, May 5, 2014


Okay. Lets talk obedience.

How many of you watched General Conference a month ago? How many of you heard an apostle tell the world that they should all have a copy of Preach My Gospel and they should all be reading it and they should all be emailing their favorite missionary with what they are learning? How many of you have emailed your favorite missionary with what you are learning? Why not?

Your favorite missionary is waiting ;)

Also. How many referrals are you supposed to give every year to the missionaries serving in your ward? Do you remember the apostle who said we should give at least four referrals every year? One every quarter? How many referrals have you given this year?

I know this work is the work of our Heavenly Father, and no other work brings such great joy into our lives and into the lives of our friends, family, acquaintances, or the person down the street you don{t even know. I know this is the Lord{s work, and He said get a move on it!! The end is coming fast. I see that here in Mexico. Better hurry.


Attached is a totally rad picture of one of our investigators. He has a liquor shop and you don{t even have to get out of your car to buy anything. He always matches his belt to his boots and always has his sunglasses and hat on. Totally RAD. The first time we met him we were walking on the other side of the street and he yelled and waved at us. Imagine this guy waving at you with a smile as big as the moon on his face. Yeah. Hahaha! He said he felt something special when we passed by and he wants to know more. He is really receptive to the spirit, and this week he is going to give up drinking!

Love you all and hope that this week you can find a way to share this marvelous gospel!

Hermana Hunt

our sister leaders came to work with us Tuesday and Wednesday. they're awesome!

We get to go downtown every Monday for our district meeting. These guys just wanted a picture with me. lol

I ate a bug on Tuesday

It looked like this: 

dia de los niƱos--they have a whole day off from school here just to celebrate that they're kids! This is how one of our investigators dressed up to celebrate children's day

Tortilla making machine. One of our investigators makes corn tortillas all day long with this sweet machine. It makes the tortillas super flat and exactly round