Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Dear Family,
So this week has NOT been one of the most amazing weeks of my mission.  I have been very, very sick.  But at least it wasn’t my stomach giving me trouble.  I’ve had body aches and chills, like I did when I had meningitis…but I think it was just the flu.  We tried to get out and do different things in spite of my being so sick…had some great meetings with Rosie and she has set a baptism date for July 4th, which is so exciting.  Even though I’ve been coughing up gross mucus, and have slept a lot, we’ve had some good teaching appointments and a couple of dinner appointments, too.  Elder Dupont gave me a blessing and that helped, as well.
Wednesday was an especially hard day.   I think when I’m sick it’s easier to feel down and “abandoned.”  All the more reason why we need to work hard to keep our bodies healthy…so our minds and spirits have a good environment to be in!  Sister Leavitt told me to go to the hospital, because things were getting really bad, but I decided to wait until Thursday and see how things were…and they were much improved.  So I didn’t go.  We had a good morning of working, came back to the apartment for lunch, and I passed out…until 6:00 p.m.  I think the rest really helped.  We were able to go teach Rosie again that evening, and it was great!
On Friday we volunteered, helping with the Relay For Life event and we also did a lot of knocking and contacting. 
And we have had some good lessons with Jeff.  He is making some good changes in his life, and it’s exciting to see his progress and growth.  Great to be a missionary!!

Elder Hunt

P.S.  Happy Birthday to Nat and to Hans!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014


Dear Family,
This has been an amazing week!  Maybe the pictures will have to do most of the talking!
Pres. Leavitt gave Elder Dupont and I permission to drive to Lumsden, up on the Northeast coast of Newfoundland to meet with Tim and help him prepare for his baptism.  While we were there we were able to do some “regular” things and spend the day with Tim.  We went exploring the coast together and saw a lot of icebergs…hundreds of them!!  Some were MASSIVE!  I even ate one, so I can officially say I’ve taken a bite of Greenland (since all of these icebergs break off from Greenland and float down here!
We spent the night at Tim’s and went for a run to the shore in the morning.    The icebergs were incredibly beautiful and the water was turquoise!  Amazing! 
Tim’s baptism has been pushed back just a little, but he is progressing very well and we’re happy for him and for his progress in the gospel!!  Hope you enjoy the pictures!!

Elder Hunt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Dear Family,

Things how been warming up so nicely here in Grand Falls, and we thought Spring was right around the corner. . . well, we were wrong!!!  Last Monday was Cinco de Mayo, but it doesn't really mean anything here since no one has any idea what "Mexican" is.   We had a good evening, though, having FHE with Cathy, Cindy, Raymond and Robbie.  We had a lesson, then played some board games.  It was the first time they had ever had a Family Home Evening.  Tuesday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland...AGAIN!  And it continued to snow all day.  But things went well in spite of the weather.
Wednesday was good (Elder Dupont and I get to train at a gym before hours, and have the gym to ourselves, which is really nice!!).  Had a great Skype interview with President Leavitt, and also had a "Reptile Night" at the youth center where we volunteer.    I got to hold a tarantula, pet an anaconda snake, a python, a tortoise, and iguana, and an alligator!!   We also had a "Pie Fundraiser" where people could pay $2.00 and throw a pie in one of the volunteer's faces.  Obviously, Elder Dupont and I were picked a few times to get pied!! 
Thursday we drove out to Gander.  We worked there for the whole day.  There's a member there who has a pretty "colorful" past, but found the church and has turned himself around.  Just goes to show that the Lord can work with anyone!!!  We also did some contacting and found a few good potentials!  In the evening we were back in Grand Falls, and held our Young Men's activity.  We had a soccer game, and got a lot of the kids that were at the park to join in with us.  It was a good night!
On Friday we visited an investigator who is in the hospital to help her stop smoking.  It makes me sad to see people whose families have dissolved to the point where the children don't want to see their mom, even on Mother's Day.
The day started out so beautiful on Saturday, but it quickly turned to rain, then freezing rain!  In the evening we had dinner with John and Angie.  It was a fun time and a great meal!  After that we met with Tim and talked about his upcoming baptism.  He's having some difficult feelings, so we will continue to work with him and pray for him.
And Sunday was great!  We had a good time at church, and spent the day knocking and contacting.  After dinner we got to Skype home!  It was s good to see so many of you, and to hear Brandon and Nikki!  And it was especially nice to talk with Mom since it was her day!!It was kind of weird to have to talk about plans for "when I come home."  But it was great to be able to Skype with the family!!
I hope you have a great week!! And who knows, maybe spring will manage to come to Newfoundland after all!!

Elder Hunt