Friday, September 19, 2014

Week 33

Ladies and Gents, the Impossible has happened... We had a baptism this week :)  She told us she wouldn't be able to do it this week which was tough because we've worked so much with her but on Wednesday she informed us that she would be able to. Her family is going to Quito but they changed it to next week. It was great to finally baptize her! It's a family of 5. The father is less active and the mom and the kids aren't members. 

In the Stake Conference we had this last week they talked a ton about the work of salvation and working with the less active members to make them stronger and bring them back to the fold of God. This family has so much potential and what I hope to do is help the parents want to get married so the mom can be baptized and also baptize the other two kids so that they can all go to the Temple and be sealed together forever! 

I know that there are a lot of members back home in Utah and sometime's we only think that missionary work consists of finding people to baptize, but the people that are less active have already had that ordinance. There are many less active members all around us and they all need our help! They are all our brothers and sisters and just want to find where they are accepted and find the path that brings them happiness. We need to be more welcoming at church and make sure that we are including everyone and making their experience at church a good one and not a bad one. We need to act like Jesus would if he was there personally welcoming the people. 

This week was a good one with the baptism and getting her sister progressing towards baptism too. It's still super hot here and super hard when we have to fast haha but I know that sacrifice bring forth the blessings :) I love it here in Santo Domingo and I know that there are so many people here that need my help. We really have to be sensitive to the spirit because we never know who needs our help. 

I love being here in the mission and have already learned so much and still have a long time to go but I already know it's the best thing I've ever done and I will never regret it if I do everything that I can! Although we have some tough days I know that they won't last forever and that the blessings will come only after the trial of our faith and much tribulation. (Ether 12:6, D&C 58: 2-4) 

I love you all and hope for the best for every one of you! I can't wait to come home and give you all a hug and tell you about all the things that have happened here but until then, stay safe. 

Que Dios Les Bendiga :) 
Con much amor, 
Elder Hunt

Baptism :)

Elder Flores (Doesn't like his picture taken)

Out in the boonies in an indigenous
village but there weren't any people


Out in the boonies in an indigenous
village but there weren't any people

Out in the Boonies. No people but there was a Soccer Field :D

Me and the foggy morning

Me being lazy :O


The Duck that we bought for dinner tonight

The Duck becoming dinner tonight

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