Monday, April 18, 2016

General Conference!

What an incredible General Conference. This was a good and busy week!

Tuesday we moved houses and wow! our new house is awesome! We had a lot of help from the youth in the ward and so it got done pretty quickly. And our new house looks American! It’s the best house I’ve ever had, I’ll send pics next week . . . all it needs is AC!

We found a new kid named Christian, he’s a referral from a recent convert. They’re both 13 years old and Christian is a little timid, but he’s great. We gained his confidence pretty quickly and got him laughing, he said he’s had missionaries visit him several times but he’s always said no. Recently he starting going to mutual and he’s loving it. He already wants to be a member of the church, but sadly he couldn’t come to conference, but next week he should be coming to church.

We also had a great lesson with a part-member family, the man is named Gustavo and his spouse is Dora, they’re not married. He’s been really casual about the fact that they’re not married and his girlfriend (the member) wants to get married because she knows it’s what she needs to do. So we talked about The Family a Proclamation to the World. We were straightforward and there was no beating around the bush. As we went through it paragraph by paragraph he started to realize what he needed to do. The spirit was strong and after we read it and talked about it, I asked him "So Gustavo, what do you need to do first to comply with what we just read?" and he said "Well, I need to get married" It was a great lesson and we were definitely led by the Spirit. We’re going over tonight to talk about the temple with them so that his goal won’t just be marriage, it will be eternal marriage.

We had other lessons with the other investigators but because of time, I want to talk about general conference . . . . What a conference! So many answers to prayers and was perfect for what we need not only as members of the Church, but the whole world. President Nelson’s talk especially impacted me. The Lord has no need for me if I have only the priesthood authority but no power. He needs men with the authority AND POWER. We need to be the kind of priesthood holders God can count on. Only with that power can we as men serve others and support our families and achieve happiness. The more Christ-like attributes we develop the more priesthood power we will have. Then elder Holland’s talk . . . . what a finish! That talk was definitely an answer to MANY prayers. Not just mine, but to the whole Church. God WANTS to bless us, we just need to keep trying. The Lord blesses those who WANT to improve. Heaven is rooting for us.

I’m so grateful to live in this dispensation, with Thomas S. Monson and the Twelve Apostles being led by  our savior. There’s no other path to take, no other option, this is the Lord’s church and I know that it’s true. I can’t deny it nor will I ever. I’ve seen too any miracles and felt too many spiritual impressions to be able to do so.

Love you all so much,

Elder Hunt

PS: Congrats Dax on your mission call to Bolivia! My mission president served there and wow, does he have some great stories! Read Preach my Gospel and if you can, go out with the missionaries in your ward often.

PSS: And mom please send me pictures of LaRea’s prom night.

Elder Legorreta

AWESOME WEEK! my companion is a boss!!! Seriously he’s such a great guy. He’s from the state of Toluca, Mexico. He’s been out about 10 months, speaks English really well, and within about 10 min. of getting to know each other, we were laughing a ton. He’s awesome.

So . . . this week was great and hard and HOTTTTT! I’m really used to working in the bottom part of the ward because that was my old area. So this week we did a lot of exploring and contacting and finding new investigators. So all in all, this is what happened this week . . . .

Jorge and Carmen and Angela are doing great. When Elder Perez left, Jorge cried himself to sleep. Poor guy! Carmen and Angela are still ready for baptism!

We found a new investigator named Yamili. She’s a Seventh Day Adventist, but not active. Her husband passed away about 7 years ago and she has several small children. We taught her about the restoration and she said she seems willing to make changes. She knows the Book of Mormon is true!!!! So that’s pretty cool!

Sylvia is the referral we contacted about 2 weeks ago. She’s awesome! She has read part of the Book of Mormon and says she feels peace when we teach her. Right now we’re just trying to help her recognize the Spirit and keep on teaching her and get the youth involved with her.

We had a special experience Thursday. It was 7:00 PM and all our lessons had fallen through. All we could do was teach people on the street and make future appointments. It got to the point where we were just walking around without much success and then off in the distance we saw a member step outside his house. We walked up to him and he asked us if we could give his sister a blessing. She was really sick. When we walked in the sister started crying and her mom said they had been praying for the elders to come. We gave her a blessing and promised that she would feel better by Sunday and that she would be able to come to church, and she did.

I learned that day that sometimes the Lord needs us to be in a certain place at a certain time and that He will guide us to His children that are in need.

Adolfo is still passing through some rough times. He moved out of his old house because of some problems with the landlady. We helped him do that this week. He blessed the sacrament on Sunday, which was awesome!

Yuriana is also passing through some rough times. We don’t exactly know what it is but we know she’s having some family issues. She didn’t come to church on Sunday, but this week we taught about the atonement. She had no idea that Jesus made such a sacrifice for us. She knew he came to the earth and died but that’s it. She didn’t know why. So it was a special lesson we had with her.

Well it was a great week and we saw many miracles. I love being a missionary. I know that Jesus lives and that we as members of the Church don’t celebrate his death, we celebrate his life and resurrection . I love the gospel and I know that sometimes we don’t understand everything about the church or the gospel, but if we act with faith, everything works out.

Love ya,

Elder Hunt
PS: Congrats Ethan, for your call to Indonesia!!! You’re going to see miracles!