Monday, January 19, 2015

Homecoming Talk Info

Hey everyone! Hunter will be home SO soon! :) 

He is giving his homecoming talk on February 8th, 2015 at the church building on Greenfield and Southern (1249 S 48th Street Mesa, AZ 85206). Sacrament meeting starts at 11am! See you there! 

If you have any questions, feel free to message Erica Wu on Facebook.

January 19th, 2015

Well my friends, this is the last PDay of the misison, and its pretty nuts that my mission has come to an end! The misison really was the greatest thing that I have been able to do in my life, and I have learned so much. Its crazy because so muc has hapened in these last two years, and its weird that it will all come to an end. Before the misison I had a bunch of feelings; exciteent, nervousness, and all that. And thats kinda how I am feeling right now. I am ecxited, nervous, anxious, I dunno! I bunch of stuff. BUt it should be cool! I am excited!

This week we have been teaching alot and I have been working super hard. I have been super tired these last few days, but its because I am trying to go all out before going home! SO it has been good. Yesterday we had alot of people at church! We hav been working alot with reactivation, and yesterday 10 people that we less active returned to church, and we had likt 6 investigators, and so like lmost ahlf of the people there were people that we had been working with or brought. It was really cool, and everybody that went loved it. We have a family tat will be baptized here, right after their marriage, which we are going to try to mark this week! It is cool.

This week I leearned that God answers prayers in interesting ways. We were on the top of a hill in our area knocking doors, and we were walking down the road when I noticed a really big dog that started to bark at us in front of a house. Luckily the house had a gate and so we passed by the house with the dog.... and when we passsed the dog escaped and started barking at us. And this dog was like the size of a bear. It was huge and mean. Haha and to make the situation worse, the road we were on was a dead end, so to go back down the hill we ha to pass by this dog that for sure was going to eat me and my companion. So I said a super fast prayer in my head that we could pass by the dog without him bothering us, and right when I said the prayer...... the dog started to do some business...., and we passed by him without harm haha. It was funny, but I thought it was cool how my prayer was answered even though it was just a small little thing.

But yeah I dont have alot more, I am xcited to see everybody, I hope you all are well. I love you allI I will see you all soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Até LOGO!!!!!!!:)

January 12th, 2015

Heeelllllllllllllo everybody! Can you believe that this is my second to last Pday on the mission? What?! Crazyness!!! I am sper excited to see all of you again. I miss you all. Its weird because even though I am stil on the misison, I am already starting to miss the misison. Its weird, in some moments I am super super ready to come home, and other moments I am super super sad that the misison is ended. They are mixed feelings. I am really sad that the expereince of being a full time misisonary is coming to an end, but I am super excited to be with my family again... and to be in America again. Look, Brasil is amazing, but there is no place like home right! And it will be good for my feet to get some rest. They are well..... hmmm..... well Ill just have to show them to you when I come home.... hahahahahaahha.

Anyways this week was a great week of rain and awesomeness. This part of the summer is cool because its kinda like monsson season in Arizona, where it rains almost every night. This last week it was super hot in the afternoon, and then it rained almost every night! And when it rains in the summer, it stormssss!!! iT WAS WAY COOL. But alot of misisonaries use the rain as an excuse not to work... buttttttt I am so grateful for the goals I made with Presidente until the end of my misison, because they helped me work my hardest, and I feel good knowing that I reached my presonal goals this week, even though it rained a ton! So I am happy and working hard!

We are having a hard time helping people progress because of a big issue here, which is marriage! Nobody is married! The only people that I know that are legally married are the member of the church, the rest just live together without being married, and this is a huge problem because to progress towards baptism people cant be living in this situation. But we have alot of faith that we will find alot of people to teach and help here!

But yeah... so thats about it!!! I am just working hard and yeah!!! I will be able to tell you more aboiut the dtails in a few weeks!! I love you all!!! Have a great day!! ATÉ MAIS!

January 5th, 2015

Hello everybody this is officially the first email of 2015! Crazy right? And its like the third to last before I come home. Also, very crazy! Yeah this week was actually a great week! Im glad to see you all had good festivities and whatnot, I miss you guys but I am glad you are all doing well!

This week started off with an interview with Presidente Castro on Tuesday. I went in for the interview and we were talking about the kinda of goals I made for myself until the end of the misison, and it was good to be able to talk to him and have his counsel. He really is a great President. But anyways I left that interview super excited to reach the personal goals I have made until the end of the mission.

So yeah! This week we had the oportunity ot baptize Pamela! It wa really cool to see how she recieved a testimony. From the start she didnt recieve an answer to her paryares, but she continued with Faith, and then during a lesosn we could see in her eyes the moment when she recieved an answer. It was realllllly special. The baptism went great, and my comp Elder Alves baptized her!

On new years eve we didnt do too much, we just ate dinner with a Family here in the Ward, it was pretty cool! Haha there isnt much we could do on New Years, but I am thankful for the families here that treat us so well.

Um yeah, other then that nothing much happened this week. I love yuo all and am very excited to see you. I can now offically count the days on my hands and feet, pretty cool huh?:) Haha but yeah. Have a great week I love you all!