Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I wonder who THIS pic is for...Papa K?!?!?!
Hello family and friends!  
So here are a few fun experiences I've had this week:
The weather is really starting to change...we were out dooring one night and it began to pour. Well, we had a 45 minute discussion in the pouring rain in just our suits...yeah, we were soaked. (what about the lady they were talking to???)
A bunch of the other Elders and I decided to have a Lobster Lunch. We bought the lobsters from the market, and brought them home to fry them up. Well, I thought I'd be exotic and try the lobster...yeah, I almost puked after my first bite. Never again.  (He sent a video of one of the elders killing the lobster before throwing it in the boiling pot of water.  UGH!)

So remember how I cut my own hair...? well, I did this week again, but ended up slipping with the buzzer....So i had a big bald patch in the back of my head, and had to have my companion cut my neckline really high to get rid of it...awesome...

We have a recent Convert we've been having a lot of lessons with. Her name is Griselda. She moves back to El Salvador after being here for 5 years, and we're going to miss her so much! She's such an amazing, strong person!

We had a fireside at the mission home on Sunday! It was really fun to get together with a bunch of Elders again. I've made some amazing friends, but some of my favorite are actually the senior couple! Elder and Sister Tiffany have become like my grandparents out here and I love them so much!

It's amazing to see the effects of the Gospel and the spirit in peoples lives. Linda Thompson, the lady we baptized a couple weeks ago, who has MS and is in a wheelchair, can't do anything for herself. She hasn't been able to move her arms, hands, fingers, or hardly talk. We've had to read her lips most of the time. She even wasn't able to scratch her own face if she had an itch. However, this past week, Linda was able to attend the temple and be apart of Baptisms and confirmations for the first time. It was a great experience and she really loved it. Well, the next day we received a call...Linda was able to use her arms, hands, and fingers to actually do something. She was able to hand some things to other people and was able to talk to us over the phone, to where we could actually understand her! Then at church, i sat across from her in Gospel principles class, and watched as she was able to lift her arm and hand to scratch her own face....I was overcome with joy from the work of the Lord. The effects of the spirit and the temple are an amazing thing, and I have truly been witnessing a miracle from the Lord this week!

After we did baptisms for the dead, we went back to the Stuarts (the ward mission leader) house and Griselda made us Papusas ( I think that's how you spell it). A really good tortilla and beans real Mexican dish. Yum!
(L-R) Elder Deem, Elder Jensen, Elder Wolsey, Elder Sloan, 
Elder Hardy, Elder Thompson, Elder Fisher (Elder Hunt on the floor!)

While planning one morning, we prayed about where to go that day. I really felt we needed to focus on a certain street. So we decided to go, and happened to door into a former investigator. We asked how she was doing, and she proceeded to tell us how crazy life is. So many things were going on, and on top of it all, her best friend had committed suicide the day before...We told her it was not a coincidence that we were there, and she invited us in. We taught her the plan of salvation, and I was able to relate my very personal experience dealing with that same thing with Denzel. The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I know that, had I not gone through that trial in my life, I wouldn't have been able to help Joanne with that same trial. I'm grateful for our trials and how they can bless us in our lives, even though we may not see the blessing come until far after the actual trial. Trust in the Lord and know that He will provide.
I love this missionary work, and I love all of you back home. This is where I need to be at this time in my life, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve. I know this is the true Gospel. I'm able to experience its truth and works every single day out here. If there is one thing I can tell you, it's to trust in the Lord and HIS will. Never let our own wants and desires push God's will out of the way...we can never go wrong with Him on our side.

Love you all! Take care! And write me... I love letters. (:
Love Elder Hunt


  1. Great letter! I'm going to share of couple of his stories with Breanne. The picture of him holding the red lobster looks like someone is doing a brain experiment on him! I remember the feeling of comfort of having senior missionaries nearby on my mission. Like he said it was kind of like having Grandma and Grandpa there. Papusas/pupusas are like thick, stuffed tortillas. Mmmmm...

  2. Oh, and I'm pretty sure pupusas are El Salvadoran.