Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hard work and answered prayers

What a week! I honestly don’t know how I’m going to tell you everything with such little time.
So being in a trio has its ups and downs. It was a rough start to be honest. We were not used to teaching with 3 people and had some pretty lame lessons, so that was frustrating. We were having some other little problems with studying and decision making because were covering two areas and it was just really hard to adjust. So Mondayand Tuesday night, I prayed for help and a little relief, and that’s exactly what I got. It’s so amazing to see the hand of the Lord in all things and I know that he really does work in mysterious ways.
Wednesday morning we got a phone call from the assistants. I answered and they needed one of us to accompany an elder to the hospital for some surgery he was going to have on his leg and I accepted. When I got to the mission home I was able to see two of the best missionaries ever, they were heading home: Elder Reyesleyva (my papa) and Elder Spence (my zone leader from Comitan) it was so great to see them and catch up with each other! They’re such great elders and so dang funny. I’m going to miss them. After that I met up with Elder Caredenas (the missionary that was going to have surgery) and we headed over to the hospital. He’s from Peru and has been out on his mission for about a year. Sadly he’s going home to recuperate from the surgery. It was  nice talking with him about our missions and the differences between the USA, Mexico and Peru. It also gave me time to catch up in my journal, PMG, and the scriptures. When I got back to the area I was refreshed and filled with energy and ready to work, and that’s exactly what we did.
Carmen and her kids are doing great!!! Her son is getting baptized in 2 weeks and her daughter in 3 and then Carmen in 4 (because she didn’t come to church), but it was a blast teaching them this week. We taught them about the 10 commandments and talked a bit about the law of chastity. 
Adolfo is doing great as well. So far so good with the Word of Wisdom and the lessons. He came to church yesterday and everything was going good for his baptismal date until we got the awesome news that Elder Oaks is coming to Tuxtla AGAIN!!!! I’m so excited, but he’s coming Saturday morning and that’s when we had Adolfo’s baptism planned. We can’t to it in the afternoon so we’re thinking of doing it on Sunday because it will be stake conference and he won’t be confirmed until NEXT week anyway. So basically, everything is great with Adolfo!
Saturday was a crazy awesome day. We went on divisions for the whole day and so we had a TON of lessons with members, a total of 20 for the whole week!!! (that’s a good thing)
Sunday was the best Sunday ever. We had 15 investigators at church!!! It was a miracle. A couple were nonmembers that were invited by member friends or part member families but most were investigators that are actually progressing. Remember Maria and Jose Luis? Their kids came to church! It was awesome!  
Just a great eventful week and I know you’re all going to hate me because it’s a really un-detailed letter but don’t worry mom, I’m still writing in my journal and I’ll explain EVERYTHING when I get home!
Love and miss you all tons!!!! You’re the best!
Elder Hunt
PS . . . . Happy birthday Madeline and Ciera, I hope it was fantastic. Miss you both a ton!

Miracle Week!

Ok, this week was crazy and today is too but I’m going to explain everything chronologically
Monday we taught Carmen and her family about the word of wisdom. THEY ARE SO GREAT! They easily accepted the word of wisdom. It was funny, they were apologizing to us for drinking coffee. They said, "Oh we're so sorry, we didn’t know it was a commandment! We’re so sorry. We’ll get rid of it right away!!! It was so awesome! Jorge, the 10 year old son, reminds us every week about his baptismal date! He’s so awesome!
Tuesday we found a man named Servin. Let me try to give you a picture of him. He’s about 6 ft. 2in. and 200 lbs., scars all up and down his arms and hands and some on his face as well. We didn’t know this about him until we talked to some of the members and investigators who live by him, but he’s got a reputation in his neighborhood for the crazy bad stuff he’s done. Everyone says he’s robbed combis (taxi vans), gotten in tons of fights, and is always drunk. Now for the good about him . . . . When we contacted him he said "I want to change" in fact he said it about 100 times. After teaching him about the restoration he asked if he could come to church! We were like, "of course you can!" Anyway, we see a man who has made a TON of mistakes, and who really wants to change.
We met with Adolfo afterward and taught about the priesthood and the organization of the church. He’s much better, healthwise, and is still super excited for his baptism even though we had to put it back to the 13th.
Wednesday my companion got sick and we got super lost going to the doctor
Thursday we met with Carmen again and talked about the Sabbath. We went with the bishop’s 2nd counselor and his daughter, Brother Rivera and Monce. They were a great help! Their testimonies were much needed and now Carmen and her kids have some great friends in the church.
Friday honestly was a bit frustrating no one was home, but we had a great correlation meeting with Brother Sanchez! He’s going to be an awesome ward mission leader.
Saturday we put on the boosters and were contacting like crazing and teaching as many people as would listen to us, even if it was a little 5 min. lesson with a prayer at the end. We also had our last choir practice to prepare us for ward conference.
Sunday we had our ward conference and it was awesome!!!!! We had 190 people in church and Carmen came with her kids, Servin came, and so did Adolfo!!! It was awesome!!!!! They all loved it so much! The choir did really well too. I didn’t mess up too much! The theme of the conference was the Holy Ghost! It was perfect for the investigators and their needs
Monday we got the transfers . . . . WE’RE IN A TRIO!!!! It’s me, Elder Perez, and Elder Rosas. They’ve closed down one of the areas in the ward so now we have 3 missionaries covering 2 areas! So basically were going to be doing divisions every day since we have 5 investigators that are pretty much sure for baptism this transfer!
The Lord works in mysterious ways. I don’t know why it is happening but I know the Lord has much planned for us here in Aguilas ward!
I love ya all tons thanks for the love, prayers, and letters!
Elder Hunt