Monday, December 9, 2013

Dear Family, Friends, Acquaintances, and All You People Who Got Lost On the Internet and Are Reading My Blog At Random,

A lot of changes are happening right now! It is pretty crazy what is going on. And I might say that every week, but that is because it is true! So we are hopefully teaching Mary and Ryan for the 1st time tonight FOR REAL! That's the hope. We've had a bit of trouble meeting her when she's in, or feeling well, or having a joint teach there. But tonight Brother Cattell, our ward mission leader, is going with us!
I think this Sunday was the longest time I ever spent with an investigator! We picked up Stephen Beattie to go to Church at about 9:15, and it was a good three hours of Church. Stephen ended up downloading the Gospel Library on his phone so he could read the scriptures whenever he wants to. After Church ended at 1:00, Bishop had a few errands to run, and Stephen was supposed to come right over after Church for a meal, and he was our only ride to his house, so we ended up at the Church for about an hour and a half. In that time, I shared with him my talent of playing songs by request on the piano. He loved it! Then, by the time, we all got down to Bishop's house (it was two trips of about 20 minutes each I think), had dinner, shared a message, and Sister Black (Bishop's wife) dropped us off in Abronhill, it was 5:30. So we spent about 8 hours with Stephen! We all were a bit shattered after that.
As far as Nick and Lee go, we haven't been able to get a hold of them, and we are still praying for them. It was super exciting, because John MacCormick called us this morning, and left a voice mail that said he was sorry he hadn't gotten back to us for a while, and he thanked us for our concern, and asked us to call him back! YIPPEEEEEE!!!

As for this upcoming week, I have some really big news... I'm staying in Cumbernauld! And Elder Boehme is moving to Dundee to be a Zone Leader with Elder Neilson, a now-former Assistant to the President! He is such a great leader and hard worker, and I am glad to see him moving to leadership positions so quickly. As for me and Cumbernauld, we will be receiving Elder Christenson, who's been out for 4 and a half months and looks like a pretty happy guy in the ''facebook''! Elder Boehme and I decided to start a tradition for moves' call night, which has officially taken on the name of ''Fortnightly Fortnight''. :) It basically looks a lot like this:

Elder Boehme and I built a fort and slept in it. It was super fun! Read 1 Nephi 2:15, it's talking about Elder Boehme. It is a truly humbling and sorrowful experience to see Elder Boehme go. We have become such great friends, and I have grown a lot because of him. I know that Elder Christenson will have a lot to teach me as well, but it's hard letting another companion go, especially since he is my first in-the-field companion. I will be leading out the area of Cumbernauld, and I hope to be able to gain the trust of the ward more as I work hard to bring souls to the knowledge of their Redeemer and eternal salvation. I know great things are going to happen here after this transfer.
Last Thursday I had a very Spiritual and testimony-building experience. As we were praying before we left the flat, I specifically prayed and asked Heavenly Father if He would send us someone new to teach. That morning, our appointment fell through with an Indian man named Ali who we have not yet taught, and so we chapped 5 aside on both sides, and when we came to the bottom of the close, a young man was looking through his door and we had a short conversation at the door, after which he invited us in! We taught him about the Restoration and invited him to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if God is there. His name is Jay Smith, and Elder Boehme connected very well with him. They were both fans of Iron Maiden and other bands, and his brothers had many similarities with Jay. I also learned that Jay and I are both fans of Doctor Who! He is super prepared, and he is 19 years of age, just as we are.
There are some great things going on in Cumbernauld, and I will make sure to tell you about Elder Christenson next week! I love you, and I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. I know He leads the work. I know there are people pulling for us on the other side of the veil. I love you, and thank you so much for the continuing letters and love and support and stuffs that I get from you! Stay strong in the gospel, and as Stefan would say, Peace my brothers (and sisters)
Elder Devin Jay Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!

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