Monday, April 27, 2015

A,B,F,M and R

Okay, let me just tell yall about a guy that is named..we´ll call him F.

One day late at night, we were headed home when we spotted F. We weren´t going to contact him, because contacting men late at night normally isn´t a very good thing. For some reason, I contacted him. He accepted and committed to go to church the next day. We called him Sunday in the morning and persuaded him to go to church. He said...okaaayyy.

The week after he went to church was such a good week for him in his work that he said--the difference is that I went to church this week!!--so the next week he went to church again until finally this Saturday he was baptized. He said yesterday in the principles class that it is important to keep going to church so that one day we can live with God again. 

He is such a cool guy! He had a shady past, but now he will receive the priesthood. I am grateful we were able to contact him and help him on his way. 

¨For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward. But he that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned. Doctrine and Covenants 58: 26-29

R, who was baptized last week, said this week ¨I want to have the Priesthood so that I can help others.¨ He is preparing to receive the priesthood in three weeks. 

B, a 17 year old investigator, woke up at six yesterday to meet us in the park to go looking for all our investigators so that they would go to church at eight thirty. He has been going to church and youth activities every week and is seriously looking for the truth. He still hasn´t found his answer. Prayers for him would be appreciated.

M is going to church every sunday and even though he doesn´t learn very fast, he said this week that ¨every week he would go to church and that he already is mormon, just needs to be baptized.¨

A was really excited when we had a family home evening in her house with her family. She just got divorced this week and has been needing a lot of help from Heavenly Father. The family home evening helped her to relax and to feel the spirit, then play and have fun, and of course, eat something yummy.

Things are going great and we are seeing a lot of progress in the investigators and recient converts here. That is what always makes me happy--to see that they are changing, repenting, and getting better. Whatever price I have to pay, whatever thing I have to do, whatever stretch I  have to make--I will do it for them. I love the people here, and I love this place. I love being a missionary! It is all worth it!! :)

Love you all!!

Hermana Hunt

Monday, April 20, 2015

semana 1

There is a saying in Spanish that every young child with a speaking problem says when they see mormons walking down the street. 

¨Ay vienen los mamones!!!¨

Here come the mammons!!!

This week has been so incredibly awesome! I have a new companion, Sister L. She´s fresh off the patch and has been teaching me a lot. She has a lot of faith and has the spirit so strongly with her. This week we found some awesome new people that are interested in the gospel!! We had ten investigators go to church yesterday--more than I have had one Sunday in a long time--and they are all progressing and want to know more! We are so excited to keep teaching them and keep seeing their progress. We´ve gotta stay humble, obedient, and faithful so that we can keep seeing miracles. 

Brother R was baptized on Wednesday. His whole family went to see the baptism. It was a really special day for us. His change has been so huge and I am so grateful that I was able to see it. I feel like I just stood on the sidelines watching the winning game. I am grateful to have had my seat so close to the game.

We also found a new family to teach by offering to help a guy in the street wash his truck. Everyone tells us no, but I have seen how their minds change when they see that we want to help them. He didn´t accept our help, but he did accept our message and introduce us to his wife. He said he had never ever listened to missionaries from any church before in all his life, but accepted our visits because we had offered to help him. They are preparing for baptism and their first Sunday at church was yesterday. How amazing that a little helping hand can do so much for someone else.

¨In the April 2014 general conference, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reminded us: “We best serve our Father in Heaven by righteously influencing others and serving them. The greatest example who ever walked the earth is our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Selfless service—forgetting ourselves, responding to the needs of others, and laying down our lives in their service—has always been a characteristic of disciples of Jesus Christ. As King Benjamin taught more than 100 years before the birth of the Savior, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17). “Pure religion” is more than a declaration of belief; it is a demonstration of belief.¨

I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Hermana Hunt

Muy suave discurso:

4918. R´s baptism. What an awesome guy.

4788. Crossing the ¨river¨

4830. D visiting with us from a few weeks ago

4840. Arent we just the prettiest sight you´ve ever seen?

4850.Mission activity. 

4847.Chopping onions made us all cry.

4884. opening cans mexican style

4878. Look who I got to see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A from Chihuahua :D :D


This week was such a good week!!! We could work well and we saw a lot of miracles! Remember R? This week HE PAID HIS TITHING. Investigators that pay their tithing? WOW. We taught him about the blessings of tithing. He is struggling a bit to feed himself and his son and keep his house and everything. They live off of 80 dollars a week. That´s 120 pesos of tithing. He put his faith in Heavenly Father that He will help him with all he needs this week. This guy is so cool.

We found a family this week too of 5. The dad had never ever stepped foot in a church before in his entire life. Yesterday, he went to church for the first time and loved it. His wife is already reading in 1st Nephi 8 and wants to know if the Book of Mormon is true. We are super excited to teach this family!!

I shouldn´t say we but I because today my companion has transfers. We are pretty sad. But things are going to be alright :)

We learned about gifts and talents this week with Mathew 15. President told me in front of everyone that I am not using the gift I have. Ouch. I will be working on that in these next few weeks!! If Heavenly Father gives us a gift, we should not hide it like the man who hid his one talent. We should not have fear that things are going to go wrong. We should develop and use the gift that He has given us so that He doesn´t take it away! When much is given, much is required!

Love you! Hope you all have a great week!!

Hermana Hunt

Funny things:

My district leader scratched his butt in the middle of his presentation on monday and then proceeded to hand us chocolates with the same hand. I told him I don´t like chocolate...

My companion wore a hat this week so that she wouldn´t get burnt so much. That day three people talked to us in German thinking that we were menonites.

We contacted a guy under a tree the other day sitting on a bench. We were going to sit down with him when we realized the bench was covered in A BUNCH of bird poop. The man said that the bird poop had just barely fallen. While we were talking to him, bird poop kept falling down from the tree, covering this guy in crap. He was all good with it too. It didn´t matter to him that birds were pooping on him or anything!!!

fruit on the street. I´ve got chile of course and my comp just lime and salt

learning how to make tauramara skirts

my comp is a little bit weird.


our tauramara family is never very happy....they are so so so so so shy