Monday, January 26, 2015

One of the buildings in Aberdeen that inspired the Salt Lake Temple! :D It's way cool right?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hi everyone, just a quick email - not much happened this week, but it turns out I am headed home at the end of this transfers to take care of the pain problems I have had. I'm so grateful for the miracles I've seen, for the people I've been able to help, and how I've grown. If you'd like to email me before then, I'd love to hear from you! Stay strong in the gospel my friends and family! I love the Savior.

Elder Hunter
P.S. Kirk out in 2 weeks!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello! This week was great! I hope yours' were! We went to the Adam's family for New Year's Day, and we had a blast playing games like Just Dance and Sing off or something like that. I keep getting the Lego Movie song confused with ''Since You've Been Gone!'' Oh well.

This week, our less-active friend Bob is still progressing, and has started to read the Priesthood manual to prepare to receive the priesthood. He is an amazing member and friend. Other than that, I'm excited to get the ball rolling again after the New Year's with our investigators! Our phone broke, too, so we'll see how that goes!

I know the Church is true, and I know that Jesus Christ loves us and wants us to be happy, and does what's best for US, because He loves us.

Well, that's all! Have a great New Year!

Elder Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hey everyone! How's it going?

This week, Bob came to church again! He's still off smoking and tea, so he's ready to go to the temple just about! He's so excited.

On Boxing Day, me and Elder Benson were messing about and found this tiny halfpipe in a park. THe frost on the ground made everything really slippery, so we slipped down it on our shoes. THen I wanted to go penguin style, but I said '''no I'll hit my chin!'' Then Elder Benson said ''No, you won't.'' So I went for it... and I hit my chin. I have a nice big scab now for it. :) Love you all!

Kirk out
Eldr Hunter

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dear everyone,

This week was moves call!!! And.........................

I'm staying in Bridge of Don with Elder Benson! :)
That means that I am now on my 3rd 4 transfer/6 month area... I'm so happy! :) I might end up going 4, 4, 4, 5! But we'll see what happens.

This week, we had a real miracle with xxx. I was worried that we would teach him the stop smoking program and he would forget to do all of it, but we taught it to him two weeks ago... and he is off smoking! :D Yay!!! He has stopped drinking tea, he has stopped smoking... now all he needs to be worthy to attend the temple is go to church more regularly! :) It is really cool to see the Lord working miracles in his life because of xxx's faith, and our prayers. His grace is truly sufficient.

Well, that's most of the news this week. I am excited for Christmas to happen! Hope you all have a merry Christmas! #Sharethegift !

Elder Devin Hunter

P.S. Kirk out!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hey everyone who reads these, of whose interest I am especially grateful, :)

This week, I wasn't in Bridge of Don since last Saturday (nine days ago). I was again given the privilege to be in the ''Mormon Missionary Choir'' to sing all over Scotland in malls, St. Giles Cathedral, stake centers, and other places.

The Christmas Concerts went fantastic! The Spirit was really there, especially, I felt, at the Dundee concert. We went to Aberdeen, then Dundee, then Paisley, then Glasgow, then Edinburgh. I played my recorder in St. Giles Cathedral and it was super cool with all the echoes and stuff! So I ended up playing the piano for O Holy Night, playing an improv-play-by-ear-by-memory rendition of What Child is This on the piano, playing the recorder and singing the alto part in O Come, O Come, Emmanuel again, playing the piano in a piano-violin-solo-voice trio for Savior, Redeemer of My Soul (the version that Vocal Point or one of those groups does) and finally, the organ for Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. It was such a good experience. One of my favorite insights happened in Dundee. While we were singing Angels We Have Heard on High, I was trying to figure out something I could testify while I was singing. Then, right before the third verse, the congregation stood up (at Elder Black's request [he was the director this year and last year]) to sing it with us, and the Spirit and this realization hit me. "Angels We Have Heard on High, sweetly singing o'er the plains, and the mountains in reply, echoing their joyous strains''. Right then and there, I had heard and was witnessing angels singing, testifying of the birth of Christ, over the hills of Scotland, and the Highland mountains echoing their reply. It was a very special moment for me, and brought a special meaning to that song that will last forever.

That's pretty much all for this week. Remember to share your spiritual gifts with everyone around you! Spiritual gifts are gifts to other people - although they bless you, just like the Priesthood, they are given to share with others. Just a cool thought.

Love you all! Fit like anywho?

Elder Devin Hunter

P.S. Kirk out!

Here are some photos of his concert.  There's also a video I posted on facebook.

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's funny looking back to those huge emails I sent a few months ago... I haven't written that much in an email in a while!

This week, we finally got another new investigator, Jamie Smith! He is a fantastic young man! He reminds me of Nick all the way back in Cumbernauld - I am so excited to teach him! Nick accepted a baptismal date in the 2nd lesson... so we'll see what happens, but I pray he makes it. Elder Benson and I have been doing a lot of ''AUFs''' where we go by a baseball baptism and see if they're still interested in the church, and then knock 10 doors aside. Most of our success lately has been from this, which is a good change from last year. Hopefully we'll see a lot of success from that! Thanks for your emails and prayers! I had a good birthday on the 20th of November - much cake and good letters from home. :) Well, that's all this week. The book is true, Joseph Smith is too!

Elder Devin Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!