Another great week with lots of growing trials. hahah. To start off i want to let everyone know that if you are assigned the prayer in sacrament you must also write a talk just in case haha. So Saturday i was asked to say the prayer in Korean for the Whole Zone (80 missionaries). So that night i prayed about what i wanted to say and felt that i was ready to pray. So Sunday comes and i give the opening prayer and it went great! Then while thinking how everyone must think im so good at Korean i hear "elder Hunsaker will give us the second talk today on Faith in Jesus Christ'" I was in disbelief and had nothing ready to say on that topic and especially had no idea how to say it in Korean. So in a moments notice i found myself up in front of the whole zone trying my best to speak on Faith in Christ. It went ok, but i was crushed. i was so mad at myself for being unprepared and as soon as the meeting was over i was in a the cleaning closet balling my eyes out feeling so imbarrassed and ashamed to God and the Zone. I was taking that experience wrong in every way. I didnt realize that maybe Gods trying to telling me something or push me in a way i had never experienced before. I still Dont know everything that i was supposed to learn but i already have a dozen things i am changing and working on just from that one experience.
Also T-minus 9 days until Korea!! We all got out flight plans and it still doesnt seem real haha. Kinda nervous but ready to serve!
Love and miss you all! God Speed.
Not a lot to say this week but im happy and so ready for korea. Not really ready but im ready to Leave the MTC. 2 weeks left!! Cant wait!! The studying never stops and the work never ends. Its a constant battle to feel enough for the lord but thats whats so motivating. We can work and work and work but it will never be enough unless we have Christ take the rest of the burden for us.
Last night we had a devotional and it was so amazing. The spirit was so strong. President Robbins gave a talk about the future affects that our mission will have on us and how much it will prep us for life. He also talked about having a Why to everything we do and why we are on a mission. I am so Blessed to have my reason ringing through my ears when this gets too tough or when im having a bad day. So i challenge everyone to have there own "why" or reason for something you are putting yourself through for the good.
Love you all so much, Elder Hunsaker
This has been the fastest week of my life. i feel like a plane going down the run way getting faster and faster. I cant wait to leave for Korea and help as many people as i can. I definitely heard you last friday night haha its so crazy knowing how closer you are at those games and being stuck in the MTC.
The district is leaving separately at the moment, it keeps changing so we are kinda confused at the moment. But i will have a cell phone to call home and your house when i am at the airport!!:) cant wait for that!! Thanks again for the package!! Nothing makes me happier than my mom talking with you and em and you all keeping in touch. haha im sure she isnt the easiest person get a hold of at times but she needs a friend like you in her life! actually everyone needs a friend like you in there life. My companions have helped me with a lot. Learning to love two people that are so so differently has been hard but it has taught me so much about looking for only the good in people. i still feel alone at times because its pretty easy for them to start talking about video games and stuff and i have zero idea how to talk about video games haha so its still tough but it gets better each day. Before i left i told my mom i was already excited to be home. she was confused and asked me why. i told her that i couldnt wait to be home as the best person i can be being molded into the best cameron i can be. i know without a doubt the lord can change any bad habit or attitude that we as humans cant change. i cant wait for my companions that will stretch me in ways that will leave me with nothing but the lord to rely on. So rely on him. Lean on the lord no matter what. i dont care if its driving down the road at night or cutting a tomatoe haha all things can be done safely and perfectly through christ.
love you so much and pray for you.
Elder Hunsaker (clam)
Another amazing week as a missionary. I swear it goes faster and faster every day. I cant imagine being in any other place. This is where i need to be.
We as a district are getting closer and closer. hahah that might be a bad thing. Someone stole our Korean map the other day and we put together all this evidence as a district and search every where for it haha i felt like NCIS. its so clear as to why every single person in my district is there for me in a different way. so so blessed.
Our teacher on Tuesday (brother chandler) shared a story about the Korean people. I was visiting a lady that had a super hard life and only had 5 grapes in her whole house for food. He talked about the korean people referring to everyone and everything as "ours." The lady gave him and his companion all the grapes. He mentioned a saying they have in Korea "even a single bean should be split among friends." it was so humbling to hear how the Korean people want to share everything. I know this is the only place the Lord could send me to truly humble me and so many ways.
Last night i got to sit about 10 ft from David A. Bednar!!! so so amazing! this spirit was so strong. I swear he looked straight into my eyes for like 5 min haha. He mentioned Pleading for the Lords Joy! i am so blessed to have found the Lords love this early and cant wait to share that with the people of Korea.
Love you all so much! Elder Hunsaker
I cant believe that this is the one month mark in the MTC! feels like i just got here. I love it more and more each day! I feel like i just got here but we have a joke in our district about how we were all born in the MTC and our old life was just a dream haha. NOT TRUE! i miss all of you so dearly.
Conference was amazing. it was so nice to sit with no distractions and listen. I will admit i was so anxious sitting in a chair for two days straight feeling guilty that i wasnt able to study Korean. But it was worth it. I never felt more motivated spiritually. I realized how dangerous it is to be comfertabel in the spirit and how we (I) must constantly search for the spirit in different ways.
After conference we got to listen to BYU Vocal Point. they were amazing! none of them went to Korea on their mission but I guess they are pretty cool.
Last week we gave a lesson to one of our investigators and it didnt go so well. I asked her if she would go to church with us this week and she declined. I cant describe the feeling i got when she said no and i didnt know enough Korea to talk about what was holding her back. It truly hurt my soul hearing someone say no to what i knew to be the best thing for her. It motivated my companions and I to work twice as hard in the language and prep for any situation.
The Language is still super hard. There are so many rules and grammar changes but its all making sense so far. I swear its our teachers job to make us fell behind 24/7. Its like homework that can never be complete. but i love it so so much. I always said i wanted it hard on my mission and thats what i got.
At the end of our lesson yesterday Brother Chandler told us about his mission and showed us pictures. The spirit was so strong when he talked about the families he baptized and helped. It got me so excited for Korea and the people i will be serving everyday.
Love, Elder Hunsaker
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