So I have been slow with Hunters blog in last few weeks because frankly Hunter hasn't had anything in his email's worth putting on here! His last few emails have been either asking for things or sorry for spending money and telling us about his ailments! so I have tried to compile some of the interesting stuff from his last few emails here.
you woulda laughed at my talk haha...I would've just babbled for 15 minutes cause I forgot I was giving it until the night before and I think the night before is when I was dying from allergies.
Oh that reminds me! You'll here a better explanation about it on the tape when I send it home (the first side is almost full! haha) But the other night I woke up at like 450 in the morning with a absolutely horrible pain in my chest, like right below my sternum. At first I thought I should just shift on the bed because maybe I had slept on nit wrong or something. But it still didn't go away and I was in serious pain. So figuring it was probably heartburn or something I got up and and tried to find the tums in the dark. I found em and took three and sat down on the couch hopefully the pain would go away. It still didn't get any better. and It was excrutiating. One of the worst pains I've felt. It was also making it hard to breathe and it made me feel like I was gonna throw up. So I went in the bathroom and sat on the ground and just was feeling like I was gonna die. I think it was funny haha because even though I was in so much pain I just kept thinking "Heavenly Father...please help me...I don't wanna go to the hospital..." haha. But it still wasn't getting any better. And so I went into the bedroom and turned on the light and said "ELDERS, WAKE UP" and they were like, what in the world is going on? and I just told them I had this really bad pain in my chest and I didn't know what it was and I needed a blessing NOW! haha. And so my companions gave me a blessing and honestly I don't even remember what was said, but what I do remember is that as soon as my companion laid his hands on my head the pain started to leave and by the end of the blessing it was completely gone. Now you may say that it was the tums or wahtever but I know it was Heavenly Father's hand in it. If it hadn't gotten better in the next few minutes I would've had the elders drive me the 45 minutes to the hospital. But it was a really cool experience and I talked with the medical advisor about it later and she said it was probably just really bad heartburn/gas and I agreed. I mean it was terrible but I didn't think I was having a heart attack or anything. It was funny because she thought that I thought I was having one haha. But yeah the medicine I had to buy was to help with that problem. Because I've been having some problems with heartburn and whatnot over the past few months, so hopefully this should help.
no our branch doesn't feed us every night! we'll get about three or so dinner appointments every week. They are trying to make it better but it's hard in a little branch and I guess the fact that we always say we are fine when people ask us for food kinda puts people off. But we don't MEAN to do that, we just don't want to be a burden on people so I'm not gonna ASK for food! It's like inviting yourselves over to their house! haha. But yeah I try to eat better we have been doing pretty good. This last week we bought carrots and potatoes and apples and a few other things to try and eat healthier! I love making baked potatoes in the microwave! so good! haha.
haha you'll do awesome when you talk! Just don't write it all out and you'll be fine! Make sure you just have certain points and scriptures you wanna talk about and it will be a great talk!
The frontrunner is that one we always see going back and forth when we are down there right? That thing would be way fun to ride on! I'm glad utah was fun! Tell them all I miss them and they are awesome! haha. Yeah I'd lvoe to see the pictures you have! I'd send some but you've seen em.
Well I gotta go myself, gots lot of stuff to do but we had a crazy thunderstorm a couple days ago, and you'll hear it on the tape but I saw a ton of fireflys for the first time and I just sat on the porch and watched the lightning! it was so cool.
haha I'm sure you did fine in your talk! Talks are not that bad because they all know and trust you! haha. I did get my allergy meds! Took a little while but I got it figured out. I'm tellin ya the only reason I go to rite aid is to get certain things like: deodorant, body wash/shampoo, medicine, or batteries. and ONCE IN A WHILE pictures. I can't help the battery thing because several of my things need batteries to work. And Virginia is having a hurricane preparedness week thing so things like batteries, tarps, lanterns adn all that stuff is tax free so I might pick up some more to save money. (not tarps or lanterns obviously just batteries haha)
I'll go ahead and buy some prilosec when I'm at the store today. I'll take it. I think it will help. I'm hoping it will help my stomach cause I still have those stomach issues like when I drink milk and stuff. It's frustrating! But I'm more than happy to take it! haha. with the eating before bed thing, we have to eat dinner at 8 o'clock in this area because if we don't have an appointment at 8 it's too dark to knock on peoples doors and people get upset. we actually had someone call the sheriff on us for knockin on their door at 8:30. ha! The pain in the chest hasn't come back so I think I'm alright. But you know how it goes.
You'll hear my response to that on the tape :P
Yeah I'm gonna keep working on it. We've been biking like no other lately so that's helped. but my companions chain broke yesterday so that's done until he gets another chain.
We actually had a funny experience with the branch wanting to feed us deal. We got a call from a member yesterday in the evening telling us to meet him at food lion. And he went and bought us like, almost 90 dollars worth of groceries! I was like :O! But we can't like, say NO to that! ugh.
I'm glad you weather has been intense...ours has been kinda HOT. The humidity is so bad sometimes. It makes you sweet when you don't even feel hot. I inherited a camel back from another elder so I use that in my backpack so I get water and what not but it's so bad sometimes. I mean yesterday I was sweating like a pig even when it wasn't that hot! gosh!
Yeah that's fine about the letter! I hope everyone is doing ok. Tell sis dunmire beer that I got the package and I'm so grateful for it! I loved it all! Early signs are showing me that the dvd doesn't work completely (like the menu comes up and stuff but no videos will play) but hopefully it's just the dvd player. They sent me a dvd with all the mormon messages on it from youtube! The may not realize it but that stuff is like, missionary GOLD. My comps were so jealous when I pulled that out HAHAHAHA. But it was in vain...no work-o. :P But tell them thank you so much!
But I love you all so much! Please stay safe and tell dad (if he doesn't read this first) that I love him too and I'm so sorry I'm a super lame son and didn't have anything to send him for his birthday. I hope it was good though.
The allergies are doin justttt fine. And yes. It's EXTREMELY warm here. like, the past few days has been up in the 90's. It's terrible. And the humidity makes it not fun. haha. I noticed y'all were having lots of rain. It's pretty boring I bet haha. we had a pretty sweet thunderstorm last night. I wish I could video tape it for you cause it's amazing. haha.
oh man the yard looks crazy. It looks alot bigger! That's insane...did the machine just like rip off the top layer or what? haha. It sounds like the yard is really coming along! I'm excited to see it when it's done! I do get the pictures I justalways see them after I read everything else so I sometimes don't comment on them haha.
Thank y'all for being so patient and helping with me...I'm trying to do my best with what I got but I just can't spend my msf on certain things.
holy cow random story here but I swear some people should not be allowed to use computers because this guy sitting next to me is smashing the mouse with his finger cause he's getting so upset with the computer. There should be a sign that says "if you have temper and/or high blood pressure problems, don't even bother using this." over each computer haha. He's sighing that frustrated sigh ever 5 seconds AHFLKJSDHFLKSDJF
I love y'all so much and miss you tons. Please keep us in your prayers and please please please stay safe! My birthday is in like 3 weeks! Crazy! haha
haha you all are lucky! It's been like 95 with 100% humidity here a couple days ago! It sucks! haha oh well.
I'm gonna say the lawn is gonna turn into the pond kinda deal haha it'll take 3 years before it's finally finished! haha. keep putting it off cause of the rain and you'll never get it done! haha.
yeah I heard about that missionary like, back at the beginning of my mission. His name is Elder young. Way sad story, he was just in the right place at the wrong time. But you know he is recieving those blessings in heaven. But don't worry about it. I've already had guns pulled on me (only once! haha I just don't tell you about it ;D) and no one is foolish enough to shoot. Don't worry yourself about it!
I'll attached another epic picture! We got a bunch of ties this week and I got a bunch of skinny ties! The one in the picture is about as skinny as I can wear. haha. the other one is to skinny to be legit. haha. I love em!
I'll keep an eye out for the bishop! I don't even know if we cover burke. I'll have to check!
Your trip sounds awesome! I love portland. I would've loved to have gone with y'all. That's one thing a mission has done...makes me want to just spend all the time with y'all! haha it's like the whole reason I wanna defer college till january is so I can be home with everyone for a bit. haha. I loved the pictures! That voodoo donuts place looked interesting...weird people in portland fo sho. haha.
Ya korihor died because even though he said, oh well satan tricked me, he wasn't sincere, and like Alma said, if his voice was given back he would've just started deceiving again. so yeah. you'll notice that alma didn't condemn him to die, the Lord cursed him.
Alright well I gotta go! I love y'all so much because how awesome you are! Stay safe and we'll talk next week!