So this week we were able to make some really good progress with the investigators and drop a couple that weren't going to progress. We had some really good lessons and were able to answer a lot of their questions and doubts that they had! As opposed to a zero assistance of investigators in church last Sunday we were able to get 8 this Sunday! I think that might be a record in the mission for me. It was so awesome and Ririe and I were so stoked to have that many! The members are actually starting to help us out more here and its awesome cause 2 members brought new investigators to the church that already have interest! Were gonna go visit them this week!!
We had a super sweet contact this week and one of the most favorite Ive had in my mission. We got out of a VAP or a lesson with a member and then as we went outside we saw these 2 kids like around 16 playing a guitar on the corner or learning how to. So as we were walking past them I felt like them holding that guitar was like a sign from God saying talk to them. Contact them. So I asked them how it was going, and if they could play the guitar good. They said no but were learning and they asked me if I could play I said somewhat and I sat between them both and started playing a couple of songs. It was super cool and we hit it off just like that! They are also super interested in learning English so we invited them to the English classes that we are giving as missionaries and they said they were going to show up! It was also super cool cause they kind of just opened up to us and talked to us and told us that they arent like regular Honduran people here. And many people think that they are a little weird or not the norm. They said they dont like to do bad things. They dont like going to bad parties, they dont like drinking or smoking or having bad girlfriends. They were just like we like to do good things and help people and stop bullying. We find greater joy in doing good things. So that was shocking to hear from 2 kids here. Weve already taught them twice in the church and they love the message of the Restoration! See what happens with them! But pretty cool being able to contact them by playing the guitar!
Also got to go with my comp to another baptismal interview he did but we had some time like 30 minutes before the interview started so we were walking to it and I heard something very familiar. Then I realized that it was a baseball bat hitting a baseball. So we looked over and saw some dudes playing around with 2 mitts a baseball bat and a ball. I havent seen a baseball in like a whole year! So we went over and were watching through the fence then the ball came to us so I threw it back and they invited us over to play with them. It was so fun hitting the ball and throwing with some guy on a baseball team. Ive missed it so much and honestly been wanting to throw for like 8 months now. It was so fun!! We invited all these dudes to church as well.
Also we have like 4 couples right now that we are working with to get married. Such a barrier here in Honduras. Satan sure has worked here to make marriage so difficult to do and has made it custom to the people that marriage is unimportant and unnecesary. So ya were trying to help all of them to get a testimony strong enough of the church so they know they have to get baptized and have to get married so they can get baptized. Its tough but we'll keep on working with them! But please pray for all of them that they might be able to gain a strong testimony of the church and that the Lord will open up the means for them to get married!
Have a great week and Im so excited for this general conference! It is going to be a memorable and special one for sure. The Lord has lost three of his 15 finest servants in the world right now. These 3 apostles have served well in all their callings they have ever had and God has called them back to his kingdom. This General Conference we will have the opportunity to find out who the Lord has chosen and called to be his new apostles and we will have the opportunity to sustain them. May each one of us take the time necessary to prepare ourselves for General Conference and prepare ourselves to be able to receive the word that the Lord wants us to hear. The things we need to know at this time in our lives to be the best members and people we can be. We will receive what we put into it. It is also a great time to invite others who arent members to listen to a living prophet with us and invite them to learn more about our church. Take advantage of this time to share the only true, complete gospel of Jesus Christ with your friends and loved ones! Also make sure to go with a question in your heart and I promise that it will be answered in this conference! I love all you guys and miss you tons! Have a great week!
Love Elder Hunt