Monday, January 26, 2015

Cuauhtemoc, my land!!

Here in Cuauhtemoc, it is really cold and there are a lot of menonites. Every day people ask me if I am a menonite. And the menonites look at me very confused trying to figure out if I am menonite or not.

My new companion, Hermana R, just made it from the MTC here. She is from Colombia. I teach her spanish. It is pretty cool. Words like un chorro and los cholos and una pluma. It makes me happy. She teaches me words like chi chì and pitìllo and nevera. She is very dramatic too. It`s just the culture, but I find it very funny. We have a rat in the house and she screams a lot. I probably should be a better companion and not laugh every time.

Here in Cuauhtemoc, things are moving FAST!! We are opening up an area where there hasn`t been anyone working for a little bit. We have a really great map and really great members, and that is a good thing, but we have still gotten lost a few times this week.

On Tuesday, we couldn`t find our house and it was already almost nine at night, so we found a little store and went inside to ask if they knew where our street was. Turns out our house is only two houses down from the store. Oops.

People here are really open to the gospel. We found a really wonderful family here, M and C, that are super ready to hear the gospel. They already went to church and everything. We are placing baptisimal dates with everyone--even the people we start to talk to in the street. It is a beautiful life and a beautiful time to be a missionary!!

Love you all!! No pictures this week--next week we`ll find a cyber that sends pictures!

Hermana Hunt

Monday, January 19, 2015

Last Day in Parral

This week has been wonderful!! Sister L is getting over some freakishly bad strep throat, and the doctors told her she had already had WAY too much antibiotics, but it just doesnt go away!! She´s feeling much better now, but we did go in to Chihuahua to have the doctors check it.

This week we have seen so much progress in the L family. They are so excited for their baptism this saturday, but they were starting to tell us they weren´t ready and they wanted to keep listening, but this saturday they went to another sister´s baptism, and when it was over the L family exclaimed: we´re ready to be baptized!! hahaha they are so amazing. They have changed so much in these few months that I have been in Parral.

These few months that I have been in Parral have already ended. Today I have transfers. Yikes. I will miss Parral with all my heart--and the people that are here. I love everyone I have come in contact with here, and many have my heart. Good thing there is a thing called facebook, right? Parral really is the land of miracles. I have seen how much the Lord really is hastening His work here in Parral. In a desert where they said that a year ago they didn´t have any success, Heavenly Father has really sped things up here! Soon it will be a stake and soon there will be a temple here ;)

We´ve been trapped up in the house this week because we´ve been sick, but we have not stopped seeing the wonderful miracles that Heavenly Father gives us!!

Love you!

Hermana Hunt

we made ¨buckeyes¨ for ohio state football.

chuey made us these lovely pictures when their whole family went to church! 

one day we went to eat pizza. i was really excited. my companion not so much. :D

Monday, January 12, 2015

When you enjoy liberty, protect it!!

This week has definitely been productive. At the beginning of the week, I was sick and Sister C told us we had to stay in the house and not work. Then at the end of the week, my companion got sick. Yay for only working a few precious hours this week!! But a lot of good came of it. For example, my companion painted one of the rooms in our house, we helped some sisters change houses and while carrying a mattress, one of them peed their skirt, we are finishing the books we have been trying to finish all our missions, and I got to try coffee. Picture evidence attached.

So this has been my week!!! But! It has not been in vane. I have been reading a lot and understanding a lot. Here is a lovely story for you all:

A pretty little bird was hanging out high up in his tree one day doing happy things and being happy when he saw a mysterious man pass by with a strange black box. The bird went down to see what was in the box.

¨What do you have there?¨ Asked the bird.
¨Worms,¨ replied the man, ¨but every worm costs one feather.¨

What a wonderfully easy way to get my food! And delicious too!! thought the bird. He carefully chose one of the smallest, ugliest feathers that he had to pluck it out. It hurt really bad to take it out, but after eating the delicious worm, he felt better.

Every day the strange man passed by, and every day the pretty little bird chose another feather and feasted on a worm until one day the bird took out one of his main feathers. He now couldn´t make it up to the highest part of the tree, but he feasted on a delicious worm.

Finally the strange man stopped passing by because the bird didn't have any feathers left. The little bird was not pretty anymore, couldn't even reach the first branch of the tree, and was very sad.

This is how Satan gets us. He starts out with something so small as the smallest, ugliest feather the bird had until all of the sudden we are giving him our most precious feathers. The feathers we have worked hard for. The most beautiful and expensive possession that we have. Satan does not try to tell a field that it should be full of weeds, but starts out with one little dandelion until the whole field is covered in bad.

¨Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.¨ Galatians 6:7

I hope we can all plant, even in our simplest of simple thoughts, good things, so that we will be able to harvest the good. If we let even the smallest of bad into our thoughts, that thought will grow until we only are able to harvest the bad. 

Plant good things this week!!! Protect your precious feathers!!

I love you!

Hermana Hunt

PS estamos tan hermosas.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Years!

New years is so different here. Nah, it´s not that different. Just that everyone shoots their guns in the air to celebrate instead of just some little fireworks. Happy you might die from a stray bullet day!!! That´s how you know that the new year will be a good one--if you stayed alive long enough to see the new year!! hahaha just kidding. It is pretty scary and we had to enter the house at seven, but all the houses are made of cement, so there is hardly any risk. More people died from driving drunk than from stray bullets.

This week I have been meditating a lot on a quote from Heber J Grant that says ¨That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing changed, but that our power to do is increased.¨ I know this year we can overcome the faults we have had the last year just by persisting in what we know to be true and trusting in Heavenly Father to help us.

I hope we can all have a wonderful new year full of one year goals, six month goals, monthly goals, weekly goals, and daily goals. This life is a life of goals, and if we are constantly trying to change and be better, we will have the spirit with us more strongly.

Love you!!

Hermana Hunt