Monday, October 27, 2014

Week 62 (October 27, 2014)


This week was SUPER good!!! It has been raining a ton down here!!! A tropical storm passed through this week and drenched us haha. Also another young man opened his mission call this week! It is so cool to see the youth down here open up their calls.

We had a super good week this week. We actually had some very special experiences. Like we had planned we were able to put a date with Minerva. After a little bit of time and a lot of patients, we were able to help her overcome her doubts and finally put a date. 15 Nov.
Sunday one of our new investigators came to church. David. We were also able to pull him aside and teach him a lesson. We started teaching him Lesson 3. We left him with homework to read 3 Nephi 11 when we asked him about it he started explaining in depth the chapter. He got to the part where he said Nephi was called forth and given the power to baptize. Our investigator really liked that part. So we decided to talk more about the baptism. Long story short he really enjoyed the lesson and when we asked him to be baptized he got really excited and said yes.  We now have him set for the 8th of November. 
This week in our companion practices we focused our efforts on trying to solve a problem that one of our investigators is having. Edwin is a young man that has been assisting the church for about 1 year now, but hasn’t yet been baptized. He never wanted to tell us why either. So we decided to focus on him this week in our studies and practices. Yesterday we were able to pull him aside after church and talk with him.  We started by teaching him about baptism and after a while of talking with him we started asking him all kinds of questions. We started using what we learned in the District class about helping them with their doubts. We were able to have a wonderful lesson with him. Using many instances from the life of Jesus Christ. It was a very spiritual lesson. I am so thankful for the time we took to focus on him this week. We still don’t have a date but WE KNOW that he will have the desire to be baptized. He told us that no other missionary has explained to him baptism like that and was very thankful.
I feel really blessed this week for all that has happened. I know that the Lord helps us as long as we do the things he or his servants ask. We hope to have Edwins baptism date this week
I added some photos with Edwin in here. And also some other youth from the ward. Things are going so well down here. 

The other photo is a huge fruit that some member bought down here. Ha-ha It was so big!

Talk to you next week

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 61 (October 20, 2015)

First off I would just like to state that my gun was found present in Zacks photo therefore I claim part of the luck Zack used to get that deer! hahaha CONGRATS ZACKY!!!!!!! I am super proud to be the big brother of such a stealthful killer. I don’t doubt his skill with all the neighbors birds dead thanks to their practicing in the back yard hahah ;)
This was a terrible week haha. We could not find a soul in their house this week. And to make everything better a cold front swept in this week leaving us soaking wet everyday hahaha. So much walking that I now have another ingrown toenail ugh!!!!!! But hey next week will be better :)
My new companion is great! He is a new elder that is here in his 2nd area. I am his first American companion. We get along so well!!! He is another Mexican elder. “Mexican elders left and 2 more came hahaha so we are in the same situation again.
My favorite part about this transfer is that this new elder has the new missionary spark! He is very excited to work, that has helped me a lot!!  We have been working a lot with the inactives this week. We were able to find a whole bunch of new people to teach. I like working with the less actives because at one point in their lives they have felt the spirit and it is super cool to help them feel the spirit once again. So this week we focused on helping the less active. We hope to have a better week this week.

Take care! I love you all a ton.
Elder Hunter

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 60!!!!! (Oct. 13, 2104)

This week was transfers. I will be staying here while my companion goes to a new area. I am now here with an Elder that just barely started his mission. I am like his 3rd or 2nd companion. (still don't have a photo with him.) So I will stay here as a Senior companion again. This week was super good because we finally got our district shirts. hahaa they look so good. I am proud because it was my design. haha.

We had a zone class this week which was super good by the way. We were able to learn a little more to be able to better our teaching. This week was a little slower because the companion i was with is about to finish his mission and really had no desire to work. So we weren't able to do much. But now I am super excited
because my new companion is super excited to start working and so am I.

We cleaned our whole house this week as you can see from the photos. We took everything out of our house 1 by 1 and scrubbed it down. You should be very proud mother hahaha. But hey it looked so good after. It actually changed alot from how it was before. 
I am not sure if this in the clean or the messy??
 I really enjoy this district that I just had we were able to have alot of fun together. Actually we put our mattresses in their house and slept there all last week ahaha. My companion and 1 from their area left. And now 2 more Mexicans came hahaha i am going to be the only white guy amongst pure Mexicans yet again hahah. seriously though our district was like the best!!! The sisters were so cool too hahaha they were like our best friends. (i added a photo)
As far as Edwin. He still has not made the decision yet to be baptized, but it think he is getting there. I hope and pray that the Lord will bless him and that he will make the right decision.

We were able to visit one of our more difficult investigators this week. We decided to talk about baptism, so after a long SUPER COOL lesson she finally accepted to be baptized. It was the coolest thing. Now we are just working on putting a date. She feels she is not ready and so we are helping here feel more ready haha

That is really all that happened this week. I hope that with this new transfer we will be able to start from new and be able to find a whole lot more people


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week 59 (Oct. 6, 2014)

We had an after conference BBQ! It was so great. We were able to find BBQ sauce here!!! Thank goodness I'm in a big city, the only thing missing was the Mountain Dew but Hey still good anyways with coke. The conference was super good. I’ll be honest I'm really missing the after priesthood ice cream runs Dad :(. But hey next October we will do it.

I like how the Conferences are changing so much. It was the biggest surprise when they talked in their native tongue. The members here were so happy to have one without a translator. I really don't like the translators voice.  It was cool to be able to hear a talk in Spanish and understand 100%, even cooler that it came from conference.

It has been really hot down here lately. Me and my companion have been sleeping outside in our hammocks haha with the fan. I'm really digging the hammock thing, Mexico is so cool.
This week we needed more investigators, so we started asking the sisters if they knew anyone we could teach. We were able to find 4 new investigators they are part of 2 families!!! We are excited to help them. Our investigator Edwin had an interview with Pres. Morales first counselor. He is ready for baptism but we are just waiting for him to say yes. He is the coolest investigator. He has really become like one of my greatest friends in the mission. I hope he decides soon.
The transfers are next week! People are starting to get sad because I have some time on this area and they don't want me to leave. But hey we will see what happens. You will probably get a lot of photos next week.
I love you all so much and hope you are all good!