Monday, December 3, 2012


Hello once again,

So this week just cruised by. It was transfer week, so things were a little bit hectic in getting switched around with new companions, area's, etc. I now have my new Elder, Elder Davidson. He's a pretty sweet elder from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. So he's pretty used to all of the cold that we've been getting this week. (Walked outside one day and it was -7, not including the 20mph wind chill....brrrzzzz!)

FIVE "Generations" PIC
Elder Biddulph, Elder Unger, Elder Deem, Elder Hunt, Elder Davidson
(Elder Hunt mentioned that during transfers he got to take one of his MTC district elders [Elder Diodati], upper left, to the airport when he flew up to Newfoundland.  Dallin loves getting to see some of his old MTC buddies!!)

But Elder Davidson and I are adjusting to each other, and settling in nicely. He's not afraid to get out and teach, so that's great. I'll learn just as much from him as he learns from me, so it will be a great companionship.

The Christmas Devotional  was last night. We watched it broadcast at the church with a few members there. I love listening to the First Presidency speak. They all have such strong testimonies and you can feel the spirit when they talk.  President Eyring's talk especially touched my heart. As he told his story about his family and mother sitting on the piano, with the kids singing hymns and Christmas tunes, It really brought me back to my own memories. 

I have that same amazing example in my mother. Maybe she didn't realize it at the time, but by gathering around the piano and singing songs, she helped to create some of my fondest memories. (I had always HOPED that the music in our home would have a big impact on our children.  I'm so grateful for a husband who loves music too, and was always a part of our family music time!)  I still miss those Sunday nights where we'd all get together and sing hymns, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and many other tunes.  

I've realized that the things we come to miss are those things that have changed our lives. It's those little things that make all the difference, and I'm so grateful to Dad and Mom for providing a home and a life where we could do those things that truly matter. I wouldn't have it any other way, because those gifts I've received from my parents and family, I will carry with me throughout this life, and into the next. (Elder Hunt and Amelia Bruce [flutist] played Be Still My Soul for a baptism last week.  He said it went really well, but during the 3rd verse a HUGE flashback to Denzel's funeral hit him and "it was not fun."  I let him know I understood those feelings very well.  But I also was accompanying Natalee last Sunday evening, playing a Christmas song that Dallin used to always play {Coventry Carole], and I had a HUGE flashback of DALLIN and it made me really well as miss him!!)

So it's been a good week, and the missionary work continues to move forward. Especially with the Christmas season, everyone is so much more willing to listen and learn. I love it.

That's all for now! I love you all!

Love Elder Hunt

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