Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week 78: Forever Grateful ❤

Week 78: Forever Grateful ❤️

¡Familia y Amigos!

We have had some AMAZING miracles this last week! We received a handful of referrals this week from our members and have appointments with them this week! We found a new investigator too! And we just had a flood of tender mercies from the Lord. He is really the one who is over this work.

We had an amazing Christmas, probably the most amazing one I have ever had! We had some incredible talks that were given about how we can show our love for Christ and I was reminded that we don't have to wait for Christmas to think about, and serve like Christ! We can remember him in our daily lives by doing simple things like reading the scriptures and praying.

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Right about this point I feel like my heart is going to burst! I never thought this moment would come but I have so much love and gratitude in my heart. I am SO grateful that the Lord sent me to the Missouri Independence Mission. He has spent the last 18 months, shaping and refining me into this person I now am, and I am forever grateful to him for doing so.

I have come know that Jesus is the Christ. He live and his atonement is real. He has the power to change who we are into who we can become. I know He loves me and you. He has been through everything with me, and He has become my best friend. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve him.

I have come to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is by that testimony that I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that the Priesthood has been restored. I know Thomas S. Monson is the Lords mouthpiece on the earth today.

My mission has changed me forever and has laid the foundation for the rest of my life.

Thank you to all of you for your love, letters and support! I have been so blessed.

Love you all and hope you have a week full of miracles, and I will see you soon ❤️

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

My Favorite Scripture- 2 Nephi 31:20

Week 77: Thanks Be To God! 🎁

Week 77: Thanks Be To God! 🎁

¡Familia y Amigos!

Hello! This week was full of wonderful adventures!

We started the week off with Zone Conference and it was AMAZING!! We talked about the #LIGHTtheWORLD (Again, if you haven't checked out the video or the calendar, it's not too late! ---> mormon.org) and one of the biggest things I took away from the conference is that all we do should be helping us become like Jesus Christ! He set the example, and we know what we are to do- so lets go and do it! Becoming like Christ is only done in action, and thought. I also got to share my departing testimony, which was so surreal!! Always thought hose missionaries were ANCIENT!! (I mean because being 20 is 'SO OLD'....) But I am beyond grateful the Lord sent me to this mission. He is teaching me so much!

We were able to go to the temple again after Zone Conference- President and Sister Vest's Christmas present to us :)- and it was amazing as usual!

Then we had exchanges, from Wednesday- Thursday, and I got to go to Olathe with the one and only Sister Costley! Probably one of the highlights of my mission! We saw so many miracles in Olathe and Sister Wilkey and Sister Masina found a couple of new people to teach, and met a referral from some members who is SUPER excited to have us stop by again! EXCHANGES ARE INCREDIBLE! Always one of the most miracle filled times of the transfer.

Then we had Interviews with President and Sister Vest on Friday, and tell ya what- I love them both so much!! I know that the Lord sends people into our lives to bless us and help us become better!

I mentioned last week that Sister Masina had gotten a cold, and it hit full force this weekend, so after Friday, We were able to go to church and made it to one dinner appointment, but she spent the majority of the weekend sleeping! Hoping she starts to feel better this week! We also had a HUGE snow/ice storm this weekend- I think the snow is very pretty... UNITL YOU GO OUTSIDE. We had to scrape our car, and after church we even had ice on the INSIDE of the windshield. So, yes, the winter time fun is here!

I also was given the opportunity to speak in Sacrament Meeting yesterday- last minute and on the spot of course! But one of the girls in the ward leaves on her mission on the 28th, and after she finished speaking, the Bishop asked me to come up and share my testimony. I sure love this ward!!

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I stumbled across this scripture in 2 Corinthians 9:15 and it pretty much sums up all my feelings this last week:

"15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."

I cannot express in words how grateful I am for Jesus Christ, the Ultimate Gift! I know that because of Him, I have been changed into someone I never thought I would be. Because of Him, you and I can ALWAYS be lifted during trials. Because of Him you and I, can repent. Because of Him, you and I, have the possibility to be with our families forever, and Because of Him, you and I, have been given the opportunity to obtain the greatest of all of God's gifts- eternal life.

I love my Savior! I love this beautiful time of year to remember him and all that He has done for each of us. May we express our thanks by remembering Him always. Hope you all have an AMAZING Christmas 🎄 😊

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

At the Temple after Zone Conference with President and Sister Vest.

We had a CRAZY ice/snow storm on Saturday and this is Sunday aftermath!! It was 6 degrees and  FOR SURE was WAY colder with the windchill factor!

Exchanges! Sister Costley, Sister Masina, Yours Truly, and Sister Wilkey!

Saw this at a Members house this week and really liked it!

His Love is real.

Week 76: Happiness I have Found Here :)

Week 76: Happiness I Have Found Here :)

¡Familia y Amigos!

This week has been a full blown adventure! We had some really amazing lessons! Our investigator that is preparing to be baptized left to China until January 2nd! It was pretty hard to say goodbye! Glad it's only temporary! We have her email and through the miracle of technology we can still teach her :)

It snowed this last Wednesday! IT WAS SO COLD. But It was really fun! We even took advantage of it to share #LIGHTtheWORLD (pictures attached) I had a cold this last week and am in recovery, but my sweet companion woke up sick yesterday! Theraflu, Puffs and Ricola have been some good friends to us! :)

We went to a service project this week in Olathe and I was able to use my Spanish! Which is getting really rusty, but that was a tender mercy for sure!

We had stake conference this weekend and it was amazing! It was really focused on the Book of Mormon! The Stake President issued an invitation for every family to prepare a a Book of Mormon for a specific person, and to highlight all of the 'gems' of scripture that are in it, and when they finish to give it to the person they wanted to share their gems with. It was really neat, and I have found a few gems myself in that book! It has changed my life.

We found some new people to teach this week! SO BLESSED. We had countless miracles everyday! Seriously, the Lord is incredible and this truly is his work.

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This week as I hit my 18 month mark I wanted to just share a few thoughts I have had on the principle of obedience!

There is a bumper stick we saw this week that said 'The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice' and it really got me thinking about the testimony I have gained of striving to keep the commandments as a missionary and two quotes came to mind:

"If you want to be the happiest missionary, be the most obedient missionary!"- Elder Gary E. Stevenson

"Obedience is the lifeblood of faith. It is by obedience that we gather light into our souls. But sometimes I think we misunderstand obedience. We may see obedience as an end in itself, rather than a means to an end. Or we may pound the metaphorical hammer of obedience against the iron anvil of the commandments in an effort to shape those we love, through constant heating and repeated battering, into holier, heavenly matter....But perhaps there is a different metaphor that can explain why we obey the commandments of God. Maybe obedience is not so much the process of bending, twisting, and pounding our souls into something we are not. Instead, it is the process by which we discover what we truly are made of."
President Dieter F. Utchdorf

It is by the consistent effort we give to strive to obey God's commandments that we can discover who we are, and who we are capable of becoming. Satan will try to distract us, but we can ALWAYS lean to the Savior and trust that as we obey him, and serve him, we will recognize and feel confidence in his presence!

It is my firm testimony that as we strive daily to love the Lord by keeping His commandments and following His example, that we draw close to him and begin to catch a glimpse of our potential.

When we fall short- The Savior's infinite Atonement has made it possible for us to repent and try again. I love my Savior. I know He lives! I know that Elder Stevenson's promise applies to all of us- not just missionaries! I have come to know for myself that the key to a happy life is to live an obedient one!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Merry Christmas :)

Our dear investigator left to China this last week! Sure going to miss her!

It Snowed for a whole day, so we decided to advertise! #LIGHTtheWORLD

These three have been real lifesavers this last week!

Week 75: Living With Intent!

Week 75: Living With Intent!

¡Familia y Amigos!

This week was a little bit discouraging- several of our investigators dropped us, and almost all of our plans fell through, found out our investigator might be going to China for the next month- ya know, one of those weeks! BUTy I am so grateful when they happen! It reminds me to rely on the Lord more fully and t remember that He is teaching us in all that we experience.

It also hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday in sacrament meeting that it was my last fast sunday on the mission. I bawled my eyes out as I thought about all the amazing people who have loved me and helped us and our investigators while I've been out. The Lord knows us. He truly knows us.

We did a lot of work with some of the inactive members in the ward! One of the sisters is older, and she lives in assisted living, but she really wanted to go to the Nativity display this last weekend. Well by a miracle we were able to help her get dressed, prepped, and ready to go! It was amazing to see her face light up as we helped her get into the car with a family in the ward to go.

#LIGHTtheWORLD this week has been such a blessing! SERVICE IS THE BEST PEOPLE. When we get outside of ourselves, we get so close to the Savior! Sister Masina and I have been having a lot of neat experiences doing the service everyday! The Lord loves all of his children! And Serves with us each and everyday.

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So We had a lesson yesterday about how the cure to going through the motions is to LIVE WITH INTENT. Have a purpose to what you are doing!!

And guess what? We all have a purpose! Heavenly Father wants us home! We are to seek to do all that we can to become like Christ, live his gospel and help other do the same. I know that when live life with the intent to draw ourselves and others closer to Christ, we find joy and beauty in everyday!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

District Pic!

These two Cuties made our week!

and the cheeser was too die for cute!

Really loving these scriptures lately!

Week 74: Temple, Copper Cars, and Tinsel! 🎄

Week 74: Temple, Cop Cars, and Tinsel! 🎄

¡Familia y Amigos!

Hello folks! This week was amazing! We had some pretty great service opportunities and really have been so blessed!

So we didn't have very many teaching appointments this last week because of thanksgiving- people going out of town, spending time with family, cleaning, recovering from food comas- you name it! People were very busy! But the ones we did have went really well!

Also - have you all checked out #LIGHTtheWORLD!? IT IS SO INCREDIBLE. We have seen so many hearts soften and so many people willing to participate in this worldwide efforts to spread the light of Jesus Christ to everyone! If you haven't checked it out head over to Mormon.org and find out how you can share light with others :)

Speaking of lighting the world- we helped put up so many decorations this week! It was neat to help people place Christmas decorations and talk about the true meaning of a Christmas amidst all the sparkly lights, and shiny tinsel- It's all about the Light and Love Heavenly Father sent to us- Jesus Christ!

We were able to go to the temple this morning and it was BEAUTIFUL and amazing, as always! It's almost been a year since the last time I was able to go, so it really made me appreciate being so close to a temple and even having one in my mission! If you live near a temple- take the time and go!

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This week's 2.0 is our Funny Story/Miracle of the Week:

We started off the day and prayed for the Lord to lead us to those who are prepared to hear the gospel, or that He would lead them to us and so we were out contacting people who previously met with missionaries one night, and since daylight savings time happened it gets dark around 6:45 -7ish.

There was one person in particular we felt like we should stop by and visit. It was about 7 and we knocked a few times and no one answered. So as we drove out of the neighborhood, there was a police car at the entrance and we didn't think too much of it since we have a tiwi- so we weren't speeding, and we came to a complete stop at the stop sign. Well, the car follows us for a good few minutes and even followed us as we drove into an apartment complex.

Well, as soon as we parked we were about to pray, and Sister Masina says: "Sis, He's coming over!" So we rolled down our window as he shined his light in and he starts talking to us:

Him: 'Hi, I'm Officer H_____ and I just wanted to make contact with you all and see what you're out doing!'

Us: 'Oh! Well we are missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and we are out sharing the gospel!'

Him: '...Oh... talks into his walkie-talkie and ends in 'all other units are clear''

So turns out, the person we had tried to contact called the police on us which isn't too rare in this area), and was really freaked out! But amidst this interesting encounter we had a miracle!

The officer went on to ask us where the church was at, what we do as missionaries, where we were from, why we were out here. As we were explaining that we leave our family and friends and school to come on our missions- he starts asking what we believe! So we shared the restoration with him and ended up inviting him to come to church and to check out #LIGHTtheWORLD on Mormon.org! We ended up talking with him for about 10 minutes and then asked what his name was again and he introduced himself by his First name.

It was INCREDIBLE to see the light that came to his eyes as we testified of the Restoration and how it has brought so much Joy into our lives! And so miracle was- even though the former called the police on us, Andrew was led to us! Our prayers were answered.

So this week I am extremely grateful that the Lord works in mysterious ways and am grateful there are many opportunities to share the gospel! :)

I know the Lord places people in our paths for a reason! As we have the courage to simply open our mouths, they are filled and we are filled with the Spirit. I love my Savior and I'm so grateful to be a missionary!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

The KC temple ❤️

One of the families we are working with- She and the baby will be out of town the a whole month of December so I won't see them until March! Love them!

A cute little girl in our ward drew our pictures while we were at dinner (Sister Masina on the right and yours truly on the left!)

What gift will you give to Christ this Christmas? #LIGHTtheWORLD

Our Cute neighbors dropped off some Christmas goodies!! Love this place ❤️

Week 73: Gratitude in and Because of Jesus Christ

Week 73: Gratitude in and Because of Jesus Christ

¡Familia y Amigos!

Transfers: So Sister Soutas got transferred (sad day) and I got a new companion- Sister Masina! She is pretty great!

So this week was crazy crazy! One of investigators got married this week and so we got to go. It was just at the Court House in Olathe, but it was good. I have also been on the verge of getting sick on and off this last week but I am feeling better today so hopefully Its all good!

So our investigator moved her date to January 7th, but she feels a whole lot more confident in her choice!

And I will be emailing next week on Tuesday because we are going to the temple :)

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This week I am grateful for trials! They truly give us the opportunity to become like Jesus Christ. There was a song that we were listening to this week and one line in particular has been running through my mind :

'... and then I'm filled with clarity, as you explain your plan, you say : 'I'm not through teaching you to be, as I am.'

Aren't we so grateful that even through the trials of life the Lord s always the silver lining! I know that when we express gratitude for the experiences that the Lord has give us grow and learn, we feel his love and he gives us the strength we need!

I know that the Savior is real! I know he knows us personally. And this week when you think of te thing your are grateful for, take time to thank your Heavenly Father for the Savior.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Olathe Zone For Life!! Love these Sisters!

Look who I got to say hi/bye to! Love you Hermana!

Saying a temporary bye to some of my favorites!

My New Comapion, Sister Masina!! She's a Gem!!

Wedding at the court house!

And Selfie in the cold!!

Week 72: And High Priest of Good Things to Come

Week 72: An High Priest of Good Things to Come

¡Familia y Amigos!

Here we are again! Jeez the weeks go by so fast!! This week especially because we were so busy!! We also have transfers this week on Thursday and we'll find out what happens Tuesday night! (May the odd be ever in your favor right?)

Well we found new investigators AGAIN this week!! Seriously it is so crazy to have watched this area grow the way it has!

One really cool thing we did this week was missionary Kits! So a few weeks ago in correlation with our Ward mission leader, he threw out the idea of having missionary Kits for all of the members-- crazy town because we had had the same thought that week!! So we had a fifth Sunday lesson about missionary work and the last couple of weeks we have been ordering the supplies and getting it all ready!

The whole idea was based off of Elder Oaks conference talk- helping them with what the Lord wants them to do to be involved! So for the second and third block we had some tables set up in the cultural hall with Book of Mormons (Books of Mormon - for all you who have watched the best two years), pass along cards, Nativity invites and of course treats!! We had everyone shuffle through and build their own missionary kits! It was so awesome to hear about the goals the people had!! This Ward is seriously doing great things with missionary work.

Our investigators were doing really well! Our investigator who is on date for the 10th is feeling some apprehension about being baptized and we have to change her date anyway because we have stake conference that weekend, so we are going to solidify her date on Tuesday because it will either be the 3rd or be moved back to January. So we will see what happens!

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I had a WHOLE lot of revelation this week- having the gift of the Holy Ghost is pretty amazing. But I came across a talk by Elder Holland titled 'An High Priest of Good Things to Come' The first four paragraphs sum up a lot of my thoughts from the this last week:

"On those days when we have special need of heaven’s help, we would do well to remember one of the titles given to the Savior in the epistle to the Hebrews. Speaking of Jesus’”more excellent ministry” and why He is “the mediator of a better covenant” filled with “better promises,” this author--presumably the Apostle Paul--tells us that through His mediation and Atonement, Christ became “an high priest of good things to come.”

Every one of us has times when we need to know things will get better. Moroni spoke of it in the Book of Mormon as “hope for a better world.” For emotional health and spiritual stamina, everyone needs to be able to look forward to some respite, to something pleasant and renewing and hopeful, whether that blessing be near at hand or still some distance ahead. It is enough just to know we can get there, that however measured or far away, there is the promise of “good things to come.”

My declaration is that this is precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers us, especially in times of need. There is help. There is happiness. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. It is the Light of the World, the Bright and Morning Star, the “light that is endless, that can never be darkened.” It is the very Son of God Himself. In loving praise far beyond Romeo’s reach, we say, “What light through yonder window breaks?” It is the return of hope, and Jesus is the Sun. To any who may be struggling to see that light and find that hope, I say: Hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. Christ comes to you in His “more excellent ministry” with a future of “better promises.” He is your “high priest of good things to come.”

I know that because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can always have hope for something better! The Savior is the sunlight in our lives and is a light that will never stop shining. If you are seeking that time of knowing that things will get better, I can promise that because of Jesus Christ, good things will come! And as Elder Holland concludes:

“Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead--a lot of it--30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hun

Sister Soutas and I after setting up part of the missionary kits! :)

We even got the primary involved! These kids are solid missionaries!

It was also cold enough this week that we whipped out our coats-- winter is trying to creep in!!

And our district- had some real good times with all these lovely people! We have some veterans so we will probably get flip flopped for transfers!

Week 71: Use Your Gift!

Week 71: Use Your Gift!

¡Familia y Amigos!

The weeks just keep flying by! Can't believe it's already p-day again!

Well this week we had the Car and that was a huge blessing! We were able to see a whole lot of the people we were working with. We found a couple of new investigators this last week and that was exciting! (miracles in 2.0)

We also had Zone Training this week- President Vest is so inspired!! I loved ll the trainings and received a whole lot of revelation!

All in all it was a good week.

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This week we had a pretty neat experience! So about two-ish weeks ago our Ward mission leader gave us an old paper areabook -- (we were REAL pumped! Names to go try and if they moved, some new friends!) We had already met one of our new investigators last week from it!

But this week we were out contacting one day and we had pulled the car over and walked his trail and talked to a few people and as we were going back, we felt like we needed to go look at the records and visit the people who lived in that particular area.

So we go back and only find 2 records but there was one we decided to try. Earlier in the day we had prayed to find people to talk with who would be willing to listen to our message. And as we show up to this persons house, we go to knock his door and a guy comes out- not our friend we were looking for- and he was doing some odds and ends outside and said he would listen while he cleaned his car. WE GOT TO TEACH THE WHOLE RESTORATION AND HE SAID WE COULD COME BACK. And now he's a new investigator!

Learnings from this story:

Prayers of faith!! - when we offer specific prayers and are seeking specific answers, the Lord will show us his hand!

2) FOLLOW THE SPIRIT- that promoting to go look at those old teaching records came 3 different times, and it was when we finally acted on that prompting- as silly as we thought it was- that the Lord showed us a miracle.

I am so grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost! He is truly always leading and guiding us in all that we do! I am also grateful for agency- to choose to be obedient, to choose to act, to choose right.

I know that the Lord guides us through the Holy Ghost! Make an effort everyday to pray to be guided by the spirit in your missionary work! The Lord is preparing others, he has prepared you. Trust him and his promise that "...I will be in your midst, and you shall not be confounded."

I know that the Lord knows all of his children. I know he watches over each of us.

I am grateful for all of the love and support I feel from you all. I know that you have been placed in my life to bless me! So go out an answer some prayers his week!!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Zone Pic for the win!! But wait!.....

Love these people!!

Selfies with our Elderly friends!

Week 70: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Week 70: These are a Few of my Favorite things!

¡Familia y Amigos!

This week has been a crazy one full of MANY tender mercies! I am humbled every week by his love and strength!

So... WE FOUND 3 NEW PEOPLE TO TEACH THIS WEEK!!! It has been so long!! But it is incredible to see the unfolding of the miracles the Lord has here in the Red Bridge ward! I feel so blessed to see the change that has happened!

We were also on walk week and so we got to talk to lots and lots of people!! Always a good time Testifying of Jesus Christ! :)

We went to the Historic Liberty Jail (Yes, still love that place with all my heart) AND the Kansas City Missouri Temple with the member we have been working with! We got to the temple just as the sun was setting and it was BEAUTIFUL. I love the temple more that any other place on earth!! The last 30 minutes we were there all we did was look up at the temple- none of us wanted to leave! But after our trip she ended up coming to church with us!! Highlight of the week!

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So we had fast and testimony meeting yesterday and a dear sister stood up and said something that really put all my thoughts into words from this last week.

"Sometimes we expect the miracles that God gives us to be perfect, wrapped with a silver bow and a sign that says 'here's your miracle!' But God's miracles come to us in ways and time that we need them, we just have to look"

So i was thinking this week about the tender mercies of the Lord and at one point Julie Andrews came to my head as I reflected on some of the things the Lord blessed us with this week.

So weather or not your favorite things are the miracles the Lord gives you, or they are simply a stranger who stops to listen, the Lord has many miracles going on in your life.

"6 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

7 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls." - Alma 37:6-7

So this week look for the small and simple things. When we are humble and acknowledge our blessings, I know our eyes and understanding to the Lord's will are opened.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

It's full fledged fall here in Kansas!

We even went on a leaf raking adventure today!

At the Liberty Jail!

Kansas City Missouri Temple!

Week 69: "For I Will Lead You Along"

Week 69: "For I Will Lead You Along"

¡Familia y Amigos!

My dearest people, can i jut say home much i love you all! Thank you for al of your emails and love and prayers! They are felt and appreciated!!

So this week was an adventure!  We really felt like we should focus on working what the members in our ward to find this last week because with the regulations of the city and such, there are a few set backs- BUT we had some solid referrals this week!!

We went to the Jail this week with our investigator! I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!! Every time we have the opportunity to take people there, I feel the spirit SO strong! We were able to talk about the Book of Mormon and the role Joseph Smith played in the restoration. I am forever grateful to be a missionary in the Missouri Independence Mission!

We also went on exchanges- I went to Olathe 1st ward with the one  and only Sister Wilkey! (It's fine- I've only been praying to be companions with her since last August... DREAM COME TRUE!) I was so good to be with her ad use some Spanish in Olathe :) And Sister Soutas and Sister Crockett met one awesome people that we have some appointments with!

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While I was on exchanges, Sister Wilkey shared a scripture with me that really touched me! It is from Doctrine and Covenants 78: 17-19:

"17 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;

18 And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.

19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more."

We do not know all things. Sometimes we are not always shown a why, or a what, but we are promised that he 'will lead [us] along'. What an amazing promise!

I know that the Lord is always standing by our side. He leads us along as we allow him to. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I know they watch over each and everyone of us. Look to them and believe that miracles are coming and happening in your life!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

At the Historic Liberty Jail with our investigator!

EXCHANGES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND!: Myself, Sister Wilkey, Sister Soutas and Sister Crockett :)

and a couple good ones to think about this week!

Week 68: There is Hope!

Week 68: There Is Hope!

¡Familia y Amigos!

HELLO!!! Happy Week Everyone!!

Shout out to Eric and Ellen-- So excited for you and Welcome to the World Baby Beckham!!

This week was walk week and so we had some really good miracles!

Also - shoutout to all the AMAZING members who gave us rides and went to our appointments. You are a bigger help than you think you are!

Sister Soutas was so awesome this week! She invited our investigator to be baptized and she said YES!!! Seriously it was a huge miracle!! So that is so exciting!!

We had some HUGE miracles this week! One of the less active members, who has had almost no contact with the church for 3ish years, and the members are amazed that we meet with her a coupe times a week-- She even came to a service project with us this week!! I have learned so much from her!

We also had ANOTHER miracle!! So we had a prayer of faith to have 3 people at sacrament meeting and we had invited everyone to church on Sunday and we were pretty hopeful!

So-- One of our investigators who is on date came, and then we go to Gospel Principles and two members brought 2 friends to church! It was so awesome!!

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Well this week I really have been so grateful for the Atonement study we are doing as a mission.

There was. Quote this week by Joseph B. Wirthlin that really stuck out to me.

"The Lord knows we will make mistakes. That is why He suffered for our sins. He wants us to get back on our feet and strive to do better. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents"

Because of our Savior, we can truly change. We can get back on our feet and try again. So if you are down trodden, if you are feeling defeated, if you are all out of ideas-- Look to the Savior. He can help.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

At the service with our member!!

It was also FREEZING the day we were there- hence the boots, and the pants!

And just for fun:

Also Shoutout to Sister Soutas for hitting one month on the 14th! (Same day Beckham was born!)

Week 67: Look How Far You've Come

Week 67: Look How Far You've Come

¡Familia y Amigos!

HELLO PEOPLE!!! It's been a week!! Haha! Sending Sister Fletcher home, picking up Sister Soutas (pronounced like so-tuhs)- my cute new companion! She is from South Jordan, UT and get this- Her and Hna. Baggett are in the same home ward! Small world :) But she is fresh from the MTC! in fact, President Vest let us see the new sisters pictures, and i even picked her out in the MTC Choir during conference!

But i am running low on time! But This week has been crazy busy and lots of craziness going from sending a missionary home to having a brand new missionary! We are excited for all of the adventures we will have!

2.0
This week I had a pretty neat experience while i was taking the sacrament. I was thinking about how a year ago today, October 10th, Hna Baggett and I were getting everything ready for Darlene's baptism back in independence. And as I was pondering about all of the things that have happened in the last year, the spirit whispered to me 'Look how far you have come'. I was overwhelmed as a series of lessons i have learned and how i have grown rested in my mind.

I know that sometimes we can get don thinking we haven't improved all too much, but look back to the last 6 months, the last year, the last 5 years. I can promise you that you are changing and doing better than you think you are.

I am grateful for that personal moment to see how the Lord has helped me change throughout my mission. I know that the sacrament is time for us to reflect on how we have drawn closer to the Savior, as well as a place to know what we can do to continue to draw closer to him.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Last Day With Sister Fletcher! Gonna miss her!

My cute companion! Sister Soutas! :)

Sister Soutas, Yours Truly, Sister Jones, and Sister Peterson at transfers! :)

Thankfully, she thinks my jokes are funny! And my crazy faces too!

Week 66: IT'S A GIRL!!!

Week 66: IT'S A GIRL!!!

¡Familia y Amigos!

Hello Hello!

Ok folks- THIS WEEK WAS SO GOOD!! Full of adventures too! Conference, walk week, migraines and meeting!- but it all turned out amazing!

Title Explanation: Little bit of mission lingo lesson for you all who could be slightly confused: When a sister trains a new missionary they are called their mom and so based off that mission lingo: I'M GONNA BE A MOM!! I couldn't let Ellen and Andrea have all the fun! :) haha! We got a call from the Assistants on Thursday night telling me I was receiving a training call! (Pics attached) So I'll be dropping Sister Fletcher off and sending her home at transfers and picking up a new missionary!

With the training call I was invited to attend a meeting at President and Sister Vest's house-- it was absolutely amazing! I know that President and Sister Vest are called by the Lord! I am humbled and grateful for their love and service!

Conference: CAN I JUST SAY HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE PROPHETS AND APOSTLES!! My heart was SO full as I listened to talk after talk of answered prayers and comfort! I hope you all took seriously the thoughts and promptings you received of what the Lord would have you do because of what was shared! I know that as you act on those personal invitations from the Lord, because that is what promptings are, you will be truly blessed. You will draw closer to the Savior and feel his atonement working in your life! We have a Savior and He lives.

2.0
So this week I have been studying Repentance- which was beautifully explained in conference! And I came across a couple verses in Alma 34 that really hit me:

"14 And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.

15 And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance."

The whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice.

Think about that: all that we are asked to do by the Lord, turns us to our Savior, Jesus Christ. The sacrament, reading scriptures, keeping the commandments, and especially Repentance.

I know that salvation is not out of reach because of our Savior! We have access to his grace, love, and mercy as we choose to repent joyfully, humbly, sincerely, and daily.

I am grateful for all that the Savior has mad possible for each of us. No matter where we have been, where we currently are, with Christ, we can achieve all that the father has asked of us and become like him.

May we all truly consider what we can change in our lives to more fully obtain his grace and mercy!

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Calling our Cute Less Active to let us in to watch conference! :)

A screen shot from the video of my reaction when I got my training call! Shout out to Sister Fletcher for getting it on film!

And our district of miracles! I seriously love these people and we seriously worked some INCREDIBLE miracles! Love being a missionary!

And ice cream from Syla's and Maddy's with the Sisters! A cute, homemade ice cream place in Olathe!

Week 65: Walkin' on Sunshine!

Week 65: Walkin' on Sunshine!!

¡Familia y Amigos!

WOW!!!! THIS WEEK WAS SO GOOD!!!!

Appointments fell through, our investigator who we put on date dropped us, we had some fun car adventures, BUT, despite it all, the Lord has blessed us with plenty of sunshine! :) I know that as we seek out the hand of the Lord, everyday can be the best day :)

So we started teaching a former investigator when we went out with a member a couple of weeks ago named Flower, and she has taken the missionary lessons on and off for about 4 years due traveling. Last Sunday we had an AMAZING gospel principles class and we had an appointment with her on Friday. We prayed really hard about the member we needed to bring with us, and felt like we got our answer! So we show up to our lesson on Friday, say our opening prayer and Flower looks at us and says:

"After what we talked about on Sunday, I feel like I need to take the next step and pick a date to be baptized."

JAW DROP (You would think after 15 months of being a missionary I would be better at keeping my composure when miracles like this happen!)

We showed her a calendar, and in the first 10 minutes we were making plans for December 10th!! (WHERE IN THE WORLD DID TIME GO?!)  SO AMAZING! And our member gave her all of the encouragement that she needed to keep asking questions, keep praying and reading, and that the Lord will help her as she make that leap of faith! And let me tell ya, it was a HUGE leap for her to make! So that was super exciting :)

Also we were able to see the Claridy's, our family, this last week! I love them so much! We have an appointment this week to see them and we are really excited to see how it goes!

We weren't able to meet with Margret this last week due to schedules, but we will see her this week :)

AND THE GENERAL WOMENS BROADCAST: ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS!!! My Heart is so full for the love I feel for the Leaders of the church! Shout out to my Mom: all of the mini tissue you sent me sure came in handy during that meeting!! The spirit was so strong and really touched me! I wanted to share some thoughts for my 2.0 :)

2.0
If you missed the broadcasts, you can watch them on lds.org!

Sister Bingham:
We can show charity by withholding judgement from others not only in our words but ALSO in our thoughts.

Sister Stephens:
The Savior would do ANYTHING to take burdens from you in fact, He already has. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real!
Rely on tender mercies! They are a light in dark times :)

Sister Oscarson;
We can be assured that as we stand for the Savior, as we teach and live his doctrine, We will be prepared to meet the persecution, struggles and trials that will surround us in the current and coming times. We need not be afraid of what lies ahead because we have been given all the tools we need to navigate the storms of life and make it home to our loving Heavenly Father.

President Uchtdorf:
FAITH IS WORTH OUR EVERY EFFORT!
In the end all will make sense, but until then, we walk by whatever faith we have, seeking always to grow it.
To be a 4th floor missionary! There are people who are anxiously awaiting the blessings of the gospel, and I have been called and set apart to knock every door and walk every street to find those who are ready!
Faith comes to the humble, diligent and enduring. Faith come to those who are willing to pay the price of conversation, not simply dipping our toes in the water, but completely immersing ourselves in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I know for myself that the Leaders of the church have been called of God.

My invitation this week to you all is to ask the Lord what He would have you do to prepare to hear his servants this weekend. As we prepare for the messages that will be shared, we will receive answers to our questions, guidance from our Heavenly Father, and a greater resolve to follow our Savior.

I love being a missionary! I love all of the hard things, I love all of the BEAUTIFUL miracles, and I especially love how I have come to know my Savior.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

Tender Mercy for the week: I had just finished telling Sister Fletcher how my grandma always takes us out to Sweet Tomatoes after the general women's broadcast and our member who signed up to feed us texted us and asked if we could go to Sweet Tomatoes on Saturday, just before the broadcast! AND when we went we saw President and Sister Vest there too!! The Lord love us!

This is Flower, In the Middle, and Sister Bright , our member, after our lesson on Friday! We took one pictures because the next time we have a lesson with flower, Sister Fletcher will be flying home! (Transfers are October 6th)

It's also in the 70's today so I whipped out my sweater! Still have that Arizona Blood! :)

Week 64: Intercambios, Baptismos, you MIRABELES!

Week 64: Intercambios, Bautismos, y MIRABELES!

¡Familia y Amigos!

THIS WEEK WAS AMAZING!!!

And So this email is a little on the lengthy side!

I got to go on exchanges to Olathe, (makes my day every time!) and one of the first things Sister Crockett says : "Since you're here we are going to take advantage and use your Spanish!" HEART HAPPY. So I got to be an Hermana :) funny moment: When we met Regó, and I asked him if we could come back on Wednesday to teach him more and he agreed, and while Sister Crockett wrote their info on the pamphlet, he looks at me and says "Ustedes son bonitas, Entiendes?"...alrightly then! We are excited to see what happens when the Elders stop by! Haha! Grateful for Elders to hand people over to!

We had some AMAZING appointments this week! Two people came to church, we had so many members come out with us, one of our less active's called us after a melt down of a day- HUGE deal! The real trust is there!  and........ WE PUT SOMEONE ON DATE!!!!!!! November 19th is going to be a good one :)

AHH!! I seriously think this week was one of those weeks where I looked back at 9 weeks ago when we got to this area up until now. I got a little teary eyed last night as we talked with our District Leader! I know that the Lord will always bless us as we work diligently, obey his commandments, no matter how weird you may think they are, and do all we can to love the people like He does.

2.0
I love reading the Book of Mormon SO much! And there are lots of parts that I love dearly, but my favorite part is when Christ comes to visit the people after he was resurrected.

After Christ comes, He has the people feel His wounds one by one, give the priesthood and sets up his doctrine, and teaches the people and then tells them that He is going to leave for a time. I have always imagined myself being among this crowd of people, listening to the Savior.

3 Nephi 17:5 says: "And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken, he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude, and beheld they were in tears, and did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them."

Every time I read this verse I am overwhelmed with love for the Savior! I imagine hearing him teach. I imagine the love and humble gratitude I would feel for Him as I touched the proof that He truly 'has graven [me] on the plans of [His] hands'. I can imagine the deep longing I would feel as he tells the people He is about to leave them for a time.

But what really shows me His love even more is in the next three verses as He replies:
"6 And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you.

7 Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.

8 For I perceive that ye desire that I should show unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem, for I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you.'

Christ WANTS us to spend time with us. He longs for us to plead for his healing balm. He is real. He lives! He lives and he knows you! He knows me. I know that He wants to be in our lives, and that He is in the details.

He is there during the sleepless nights. He sits quietly and weeps with you when you think no one is there. He celebrates every victory that you have, and is there through every defeat.

I know He cares, and you are struggling to know if He is, make the effort and spend more time with Him.

Read your Scriptures. Say your prayers. Serve others and you will begin to walk with Him. Overtime as you walk with Him you will come to know Him and realize that He is and always will be there.

I love my Savior! I am humbled more and more everyday by His love and patience and allowing me to be apart of His work.

Keep hoping and keep trusting. I promise He will never fail you.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

All photos this week are from Olathe! Love that place!!

The compound! Taught all of these kids the story of Ammon!

ANOTHER American flag! I was obviously a little excited :)

Met Gabriella on exchanges! I heard a lot about her and her family from other missionaries! And look:

She had her Peruvian flag out! Shout out to Eric and all my other people who love Peru!

Week 63: Power of Patience!

Week 63: Power of Patience!

¡Familia y Amigos!

Wow! Another crazy week! Walk week always seems to go by so fast!!

WE TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE THIS WEEK.

And all of you that know me know I love to talk BUT...I LOVE talking to people about all the random things of life and LITERALLY EVERYTHING RELATES TO THE GOSPEL!!!!!  But really, it's amazing! :)

We were able to find a new investigator! She is so sweet and we are really excited to meet with her!

We have 8, YES EIGHT!, set appointments this week!! Things are starting to really pick up now that the whitewash is more normal :) We are just continuing to see countless miracles!!

2.0
This transfer I have been studying the Christlike Attribute of Patience!

MANY people have made the comment or given me the advice to never pray for patience on my mission, but as I have studied what patience really is, I recognize the need for this attribute!

Doctrine and Covenants 101:38 says:
"And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life."

I know that I am not perfect by any means, but I know that I have a Perfect Savior. As we continue to seek him, we can overcome the natural man dad become like our Savior and Heavenly Father.

"...patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can--working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!"  - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

We had a relief society had an activity and the theme was the Olympics. Love America!

Walk week selfie!

Remember that your Life guard walks on water.

Week 62: YOU ARE A BIG DEAL!

Week 62: YOU ARE A BIG DEAL!

¡Familia y Amigos!

WOW!!! This week has been SO good!!

We were SOO Blessed! We found 2, yes people TWO, new investigators!! AND not only that but we met some super solid potentials! This week is walk week, and guess what? WE HAVE APPOINTMENTS EVERY NIGHT!!! THAT IS A HUGE MIRACLE PEOPLE!!! I have seen the Lord countless times this week! He truly knows his children! He will help us in his work as we turn to him!

Our investigator Margret came to church again!! She is so sweet! We called her earlier in the week and asked her how the Book of Mormon was going, and She has been reading EVERYDAY!! AHHH!! I feel like being a missionary is almost like being a mom! I love watching all of these people progress and see how them begin to understand all of these things that are new to them!

We just had lots of miracles and blessings this week! Tender mercies are real! :)

2.0
So yesterday was testimony meeting and WOW! We are all here to help each other!

So one of our members got up and started taking about how we all tend to compare ourselves to what others have, how we idolize or look up to people who are 'a big deal', she then went on to say 'We are all kind of a big deal! We are all kind of a big deal because we are children of God!'

We are all so important! Our Heavenly Father has a plan for you. He knows your situation! When we fall short, We all have a Savior who can help us get back up. I know that they are both there, and because you are a child of God, You are a big deal.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

I see at least 3 Arizona License plates a week! Definitely tender mercies!

We also got to go on a blitz with the Iola Sisters, and Sister Matagi has been on my list of people to be companions with! We had a blast and saw some pretty great miracles!!

Well folks this is the district-- love these people!

Also! Elder and Sister Toronto (The Visitor Center Directors) Came to our Ward yesterday! So good to see them! :)

Week 61: I Still Got A Lot of Fight Left in Me!

Week 61: I Still Got a Lot of Fight Left in Me!

¡Familia y Amigos!

FELIZ CUMPLEANOS KEVIN!!!! Holy Hannah! I cannot believe you are 18!! Hope you had a good day :)

Well folks- the streak has been broken! 14 months in and I have my second comp for 2 transfers! Haha but all is well!

So this week our Family went to the Visitor Center this week! I sure love that place!! It was so good! One of my old companions, Sister Bentley, took us through! and I saw a couple other lovely people!!!

But it was so good! They committed to seriously read the Book of Mormon as a result of the trip so that's real win there folks :)

Well this is super short, but it was a good one :)

2.0
John 16: 33
'These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.'

I am so grateful for a Savior who willingly descended below all thing to help each of us overcome.

I know that the Savior loves us! He knows each of you! I know that because of our Savior we can deal with everything that comes our way, with confidence that we will have 'a lot of fight left' and strength through Christ.

I love you all! I know that with faith firmly planted in Christ, and a smile on our face, we can do anything!

Love you all and hope you have a week full of miracles!
Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

My Favorite is home!

Our Cute Family!! :)

Sister Bentley! :)

The license plates here get me every week! :)

Week 60: Here We Go Again!

Week 60: Here We Go Again!

¡Familia y Amigos!

Well Hello there! I hope you all had an AMAZING week!!

The title comes to you as a PSA that.... (DRUMROLL).... It's transfer week! Haha and to be honest I don't think anything will change here in the Red Bridge Ward, but due to the lengthy track record I have... We aren't going to rule anything out! So we shall see next Monday :)

Well this week has gone by really fast! Well actually time in general is going so fast! But I am grateful for the love of the Savior I have felt this week!

So we had another appointment with the Family we are teaching! :) They really make my heart happy! They have really busy crazy schedules, and they told us last night at our lesson that the only time they usually see each other is when we come by! Feeling really blessed that they would choose to spend their limited time together learning about the resorted gospel! We are going to the Visitor Center this coming Saturday with them so that should be exciting!

2.0
As I was reflecting on the hints I have learned this transfer and I am beyond grateful for the growing experiences the Lord allows us to have. We are so blessed to have trials that allow us to turn to the Savior to shape and grow us! Heavenly Father always knows exactly what we need.

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

Abrazos y Oraciones

Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️

My INCREDIBLE District! So grateful for all these people!!

We serve at a local assisted living home a couple times a week and this week they had the olympics with all the resident and We helped make the treats and run the games! These are fruit by the foot and Oreo medals!

Shout out to one of my Favorites who goes home Thursday! I love you Sister Whitehead!! (For those of you aren't familiar with mission lingo- When someone goes home you say they are dying hence the RIP. )

Also you probably can't see them too well, but those black spots in the background: THEY ARE COWS!!! I haven't seen a cow since I was in Albany and it made my day!! Only in Kansas do you find Cows in one of the richest county's in the U.S. Tender mercies of the Lord :)

Week 59: Miracles On Mulberry Street!

Week 59: Miracles On Mulberry Street!
¡Familia y Amigos!
Well Folks, this week has been one for the books!! There have been countless miracles over and over, and I know that the Lords hand has been so apparent. THIS IS HIS WORK! How grateful I am to be be a part of this work!
(1) The Claridy's- So remember that family I mentioned last week? THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!! We had such a an awesome lesson with them! We asked them at the end of the lesson if they would be baptized if they come to know that the things we teach are true and they both said yes! They remembered so much from what the Elders had taught them, and ahh! They are such a blessing! We have an appointment with them tonight and our Bishop is coming with us!
(2) Zone Conference- We had an incredible meeting this week with several other zones, and the spirit was so strong! I was also able to see the Tornoto's - they are the Visitor Center directors- and some of the other senior couples! Huge tender mercy!
(3) Margret- OH MY GOODNESS! Ok so she was probably the biggest miracle of the week! So Saturday night when we were planning we looked at our goals for the week, and we had a goal of one person at sacrament meeting, and so we texted all of our investigators and we prayed jand did all we could. Well, Sunday morning came and they all told us they couldn't make it... But we had faith!! So 5 minutes were left until church starts and things weren't looking too promising, and just as we were going to give up, one of our members came up to us and told us that her friend was coming and she wanted to introduce us...... Here we have Margret! and we found out that she had called our member and asked 'Are you going to pick me up for church or what?!' AHHH!! And she loved it so much that she is coming next  week and we are getting her a Book of Mormon in Swahili! Miracles are real and God IS a God of miracles!
2.0
So this week as I was studying in the Book of Mormon and this verse in Jacob chapter 4:7 and it says:
"Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things"
I LOVE this scripture! This week as I was pondering over the many miracles we saw, I am beyond grateful that the Lord calls weak people to help him as he works miracles.
But I am grateful for these weaknesses, and grateful for the experience that I had as a missionary. I am grateful for my weaknesses. But I am especially grateful for the opportunity they have given me to turn to my Savior.
I know that through the Savior we can overcome our weaknesses.If we desire to help in his work, he will qualify us.
Love you all and hope you have a week full of miracles!
Abrazos y Oraciones
Hermana/Sister Kim Hunt ❤️


One of my Favorites took me through the Jail! Another fellow Sister/Hermana Morgan! :)

This is Leawood, Kansas folks featuring 'COR' (like core) or the Church of the Resurrection. Lots of people in the area attend it, but the sky looked so beautiful I just had to take a picture!

Also, Sister Whitehead (one of my old companions) is going home next week! We are both a little sad, but I love her lots!!