Saturday, November 28, 2015

Week 23: Exchanges and Holidays Galore!

¡Familia y Amigos!

Wow this week was awesome! 

We went on exchanges on Saturday and it was absolutely incredible! Love that I get to learn from so many missionaries! I went out of the area to Northern Kansas City with Sister Muñoz, and it was awesome! We saw so many miracles and I learned a lot! Hna. Delgado and Hna. Rollins were able to reach all of our goals we set for the week in our area! It was awesome! We had 3 people lined up for church, our last goal, and none of them ended up coming, which was pretty sad, but we will try again this week!

We set up all the Christmas decorations at the Visitor Center this week and also pulled out  decorations for the house we live in, and Christmas music was approved to listen to! I love Christmas, crazy that it is so close!

Well I don't have much time left except for a 2.0

This week I just want to bear my testimony about charity. Charity is 'the pure love of Christ' (Mormoni 7:47), and it is should be something we are all praying and working to develop. I know when we have charity we are much happier and can look beyond ourselves and see how we can love others and view them through Heavenly Fathers eyes. May we all strive to be more charitable as we go through our days!

I love you all so much and hope you have a week full of miracles!

¡Abrazos y Oraciones!

Sister/Hermana Hunt


So weird wearing pants!





Thursday, November 19, 2015

Week 22: When the Cougars Come to Zion

¡Familia y Amigos!

Wow! Another week come and gone! time is seriously crazy out here as a missionary! I feel like I just barley wrote my last email but this week was awesome! 

For starters, Im sure you're wondering about the title and let me start off with a little history. In the two years the saints were here in Jackson County Missouri after the prophet received revelation that Independence would be the center place of Zion about 1200 saints settled around independence. We Saturday there was a BYU vs MSU game and on Friday we had about 350-400 guests at the Visitor Center, but Saturday we had 1376 people come to the visitor Center and was NUTS! We had jokingly said we wanted the saints to gather to Zion, and we got more that we thought! In the summer on one of the highest days they had about 800 people come and usually there's tour buses and things scheduled so they have a general idea of how many people, and when they would be there, Saturday we had no clue! It was the most amazing experience taking 30 people on history presentations and just SO many people all coming in at once! It was incredible! Hna. Delgado and I had been on shift all morning and ended up staying an extra hour after shift change to help explain the system to the Sisters who were just coming on, but it was so awesome to be able to help all those people feel the spirit of the visitor center before they went to the game! It's truly such a privilege to bear my testimony about the history here and about this gospel everyday! Then that night Our Branch President  asked if I could sing in church, he asked me the first week I was here if I had any talents and Hna Delgado told him I sing and play the piano and so one if the Elders in our ward sight read the music and I sang Sunday at church, so it was a crazy day!

We have another investigator that we invited to be baptized and she accepted! We are still determining her date, but she is awesome! This area has so many prepared people and it is truly a blessing to be serving here! All of our investigators speak Spanish, and Hna. Delgado told me that this week it is now my turn to take the lead in the lessons so wish me luck!

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My 2.0 this week is just my simple testimony that I know this is Christ's church and I know it is true. I know that He is the Savior of the world and that through His atonement we can change. I know we are never alone, that our Heavenly Father sends us the people we need in our lives when we need them, and I know that He has so much trust in us and gives us all opportunities to be the person who can bless the lives of those we interact with. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It has changed my life and I get to see it change lives everyday. I know this gospel is true with all of my heart and love nothing more than sharing it with those I get the chance to meet.

I hope you all have a week full of miracles!

Abrazos y Oraciones 

Sister/Hermana Hunt


Practicing a musical number!


Planning for the week!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Week 21: There's Power in Simplicity

¡Familia y Amigos!

This week was awesome! 

We had a full proselyting day this week where we had the whole day in our area and we aren't on shift at the Visitor Center, and we saw SO many miracles! We found 6 new investigators and were able to contact 17 people! It was incredible! We also had a baptism of one our less active families daughters! She was so excited! And it was awesome!

We had stake conference this week and Elder David S. Baxter was the 70 that came, and he had some super powerful words to share! It was awesome! He talked a lot about testimonies and reminded us that a testimony is the feelings and beliefs that you  know to be true and invited to keep our testimonies to 2 minutes or less on fast Sunday. Good reminder again that the gospel is simple :)

I don't have much time this week to write because I didn't realize how late it was, so 2.0 time

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There is literally no sweeter joy than being a missionary! I love that my responsibility everyday is to invite people to come unto Christ and share a message with them that will change their life forever. Speaking Spanish has been a very humbling experience as I don't know many words, and I still don't speak very well, Elder Baxter made a comment that was an answer to my prayers, he said 'some of the most powerful testimonies are in the simple truths of the gospel'. I don't know much, but I do know the simple truths of this gospel are very powerful. No matter how simple your testimony is, it has the power to change someone's life forever. Don't be afraid to share it.

I hope you all have a week full of miracles!

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Hunt



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Week 20: Soy Hermana Hunt, again!

¡Familia y Amigos! 

This week was crazy! So transfers happened. I am still serving in the Visitor Center, just in a different ward, and with a new companion, Hermana Delgado! She's from Texas and she also came out with me! The branch we are serving in is about 45% Spanish and almost all of our investigators are Spanish so I'm trying really hard to learn as much as I can and hopefully quickly also. But the sisters here at the visitor center, basically just rotated companions. Out of the 19 sisters 17 are still the same, CRAZY! 

So my first night in the area we went to a lesson with one of our investigators who's on date and her husband was home and apparently this is the first time he has been there also. We taught the plan of salvation and we invited him to be baptized and he accepted! So both of them are scheduled to be baptized December 5th! Pretty exciting! And what an incredible experience.

We also were out finding in our area, just last night, and we were looking for a less active that we were visiting last minute because no one was home and we had like 10 minutes ,and the address didn't exist! So we were walking down the street and stopped in front of this house and we both looked at each other and asked if we should go stop by, and then these two little yippy dogs come charging at us and the people came running outside and we ended up giving them a pamphlet and we are going to see them later this week! Miracles miracles!

So this area is going to be a great adventure, and I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for it!

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This week there was a Presidents Devotional, where recent converts come and bare their testimonies, and our recent convert form my last ward bore her testimony, and after she got down one of the Elders sang an arrangement of 'How Great Thou Art' and the last verse really struck me. "When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration And there proclaim 'My God, how great thou art'". What wonderful words, and what a wonderful promise! There will come a day when all of the trials and struggles and hardships will all seem so little an effort to be able to return back and live with Heavenly Father and the Savior. So my realization is this: Keep going. President Eyring once said 'As hard as things may seem this day, they will be better the next day.' I know that's true. Turn to the Savior and he will give you the strength that you will need.

Love you all and I hope you have a week full of miracles!

¡Abrazos y Oraciones!

Sister/Hermana Hunt