Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hello everyone, this time I have 12 minutes, time always flies by so fast for some reason when I am emailing. I guess I think too much while reading emails.

So this week, we did a lot of finding again, and have some pretty good potentials that we came across, 2 of which live right next to each other, Annick and Mark. Annick is interested in religion in general and is very teachable. She asks good questions and is a good listener. Mark talks a lot and knows quite a bit about our Church actually, so teaching him means we will have to answer his questions that he got form the internet about temples and ''secret mormon stuff''. But he's very solid seeming. We are also teaching a spanish couple, tony and laura, laura is the niece of 5-month recent converts jorge and noame, so that is good. They seem like the Lord is preparing them too. There is another country to add to my ''people from different countries that I've taught'' pool. Also, yesterday, for Zone Development Day, we played capture the flag and had lunch at Slain's Castle in Cruden Bay. It was a blast! I jumped off a wall to avoid being caught, and captured the flag for the last game. Then we played chair football and had a nerf war in the gym at the stake center.
This week I learned in my personal studies that the Word of Wisdom is a concept that was taught to Adam (aka the fruit was not for eating, and brought death), and also that Lehi landed in South America. I must be silly, but I did not know that the location of his landing was known. Jesus the Christ is a very informative book. Well that's all for this week. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He leads His Church and the Father's children. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Elder Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dear everyone,

I've only got about 9 minutes until this computer auto logs off, so here we go.

I moved to bridge of don ward after some fantastic goodbyes and stuff in sligo. I will miss the branch more than i miss american food, which is very very much. bridge of don is an amazing 70 strong ward with cool members and a recent convert named stuart who i was in the circle with for hisw confirmation. i live in a small flat with elder johnson, my new companion. he is very funny and not serious at all, which can be a very good lifeline sometimes, especially when finding is getting long-winded. our ward mission leader, brother twigger is fantastic. we also went and herded some cows (pronounces COO'S in Scotland) at a farmer's farm in inverury, where we do our service for him. he is an investigator who runs his farm practically alone, but he seems to be doing a fine job. something funny that happened this week was that i have already mixed up two members and the bridge of don sisters over the fun. Here's a picture or two from bridge of don. Hope you's have a great week!
Elder Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!

Elder Erickson
 In Sligo, with the branch mission leader.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dear family and friends,
I learned that the official name of a person from Sligo is ''Sligonian''. Who'dove thunk?

So, to catch up on the past 2 weeks... and big news at the end...

2 weeks ago, we had an awesome experience with a woman named Moirade . We traveled to a small town outside of Sligo, knocked 2 doors, and nobody answered, but the 3rd door we knocked, this woman answered and she was probably the most prepared conversation I have ever had. She asked the right questions, we taught her about the Book of Mormon, and she asked for our contact info, and said things like she didn't practice her faith, but ''I guess now is maybe the best time for me to investigate this.'' It was very cool. We are going back to see her near the end of this week. Not much else happened that week.

Oh! So 2 weeks ago, and this week, we were teaching Sean, our miracle man, and he has been getting up early, reading the Book of Mormon, and praying every morning! I was blown out of the water! He has been very accepting of our message and, although a ton of it is new to him, he has demonstrated great faith in learning and asking questions and his actions. We are still trying to help his family accept that he wants to join the Church, which is the only thing in the way it seems at the moment. I have great faith that Sean will be baptized in the future.

Also, for my last P-Day in Sligo... we went to Strandhill Beach and found a jellyfish and some small crabs. Then I went jumping down the sand dunes and it was a blast! Although none of the other elders wanted to do it with me, so it was kind of awkward jumping down the dunes with a bunch of little kids... but hey that's life I suppose. Elder Banks burned his suit because it was the end of his mission. It was intense! We made a makeshift suit frame of sorts to stand it up, made out of a tree branch, drenched it in some white spirit, and lit it with a shirt torch. I will send pictures and video to you as soon as I find a new enough computer to work with my camera... :l

We also went to teach a woman named Betty, and she is prepared as well, but right before we came by her sister was diagnosed with cancer, and so we gave her some comfort and will wait 'til next week to hopefully teach her more. Brother Tiernan is still hilarious! :) On Saturday, we had a baptismal interview for Tom, who has been taught by the Mullingar elders for a few weeks. He passed, and he is good to be baptized next Saturday. Woohoo!!! :) Also, at Eagles Flying, we really connected with the people working there, and taught them a bit about the Church. Hopefully in the futre, there will be ample teaching opportunities for our friends there.
Yesterday, I got pictures and signatures from all the members there, just in case I was moving. It was a very emotionally charged day. And now, the news you all have been waiting for... Elder Erickson is... Staying and is TRAINING for the 2nd time IN SLIGO! :)

As for myself,

I will be leaving my very dear home in Sligo and will be serving in the Brdige of Don ward in Aberdeen! HOW COOL IS THAT? I will be serving with Elder Johnson as senior companion. Time for a little more responsibility as President put it. I'm excited to move to a new area and hopefully make a good impression and work hard there to build the ward and serve them in any way I can. 
It's double spacing now. Dumb. 

Anyways, that's the news for this week. I hope you all are well! I know the Church is true, no matter where you go or what active members you meet, the Church is true. Like Elder Boyd K. Packer said, ''Follow the Brethren'' and you will know it is true. I love the Lord! I love His work! I'm not afraid to get my shoes and trousers a little dirty to make it happen. Stay faithful my dear beloved family!
Elder Devin Jay Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hi everyone, this P-Day Elder Banks, an elder in my district, has his last P-Day and so I have only had 45 minutes to email. It's lame but anyways I will email a double letter next week. Hope you're all doing well! :)
Elder Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!