Monday, December 12, 2016


Hello Everyone!

This week, we had some fun reminders that Christmas is around the corner! The Relief Society had a white elephant gift exchange, and we brought our friend Sherry, who we've been teaching. I got a candle, Sister Durrant got a plaque, and Sherry got a lovely cow hoof flask...   But it was fun :) 

I am staying in Tampa 2 again!

We got to go with Lorraine to the family history center. She is so excited to start her family history, especially so she can bring her family names to the temple and be baptized on their behalf. 

Church was awesome yesterday! The primary kids sang a couple Christmas songs in Sacrament meeting. I was especially touched by these lyrics: "Hosanna! Hosanna! Oh, let us gladly sing. How blessed that our Lord was born; let earth receive her King!" I am so grateful for this time of year that we get to remember that Christ was born, and that because He came to the world and did all that He promised to do, we can rely on Him.

Merry Christmas! Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, December 5, 2016


Hello Everyone!

We had a good week! The weather has been nice and it has been fun finding some opportunities to serve and inviting others to serve for #LIGHTtheWORLD. I attached the calendar so you can do it with me if you'd like :) 

I loved the Christmas devotional last night! I have been thinking about the scripture story that was mentioned (in 3 Nephi), in which the people Christ visited prayed for the Spirit to be with them. President Monson noted in a past talk that the spirit of Christmas is the Spirit of Christ. I hope you each are finding opportunities to have that Spirit with you! 

Have a great week!
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, November 28, 2016


Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. Our friend Mel invited us over for fried tacos! Very different for Thanksgiving, but they were really good.

We met a few people this week who are so genuine and so hungry spiritually. It reminded me of the scripture (D&C 123:12-13) that says "they are kept from the truth because they know not where to find it" and that we should "wear out our lives in bringing to light all hidden things of darkness, wherin we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven." One of these, Dan, has been seeking. As we were able to share with him the message that Jesus Christ's gospel has been restored to the earth through living prophets, and as he learned in church yesterday, his countenance changed. He said it was refreshing to hear that after this life those who have passed away without the opportunity will have the opportunity to accept the Savior's Atonement. Amazing. I love seeing people taste the fruit of the gospel for the first time.

We had a pretty good week as far as teaching goes. Thursday was a little slow, but Saturday was fantastic! We were busy all day. Monday we had a zone meeting.

We are so excited for #LIGHTtheWORLD ! It's a Christmas advent calendar, but instead of taking out a little chocolate (or whatever), there will be a world wide opportunity to serve for the first 25 days in December. (Example: Jesus fed the hungry, so can you! Invite a neighbor to dinner or donate to a food bank). It's going to be a great way to reach out to others and feel the Spirit of Christ this Christmas. The calendar is on if you want to do it with me!

Have a great week!
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, November 21, 2016


Here are some pictures from cake with Lymariz, Alberto, and Tristin. Tristin was being funny so we didn't all look at the same time...

Dwight finally made it to church! He went consistently in NY but it was harder coming down here. Some members had us and him over for dinner.

I gave a talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ in Sacrament meeting faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end).

Monday, November 14, 2016


Hello Everyone!

We had a pretty great week! A few highlights:

I have been thinking this week a lot about our zone conference last week, which inspired me to want to be a more consecrated follower of Jesus Christ. A favorite scripture as I have been reviewing is Alma 42:27. Basically, we will always have the choice to follow and will never be forced. 

This week we have been extra grateful for the cooler weather as our AC has been out. Thankfully, our fans and windows work great :)

I turned 20 yesterday! We are going to go have a birthday treat with Lymariz today. Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes and notes. I felt loved. 

More importantly... Lorraine was confirmed yesterday (and baptized Saturday)! She has worked so hard to be ready to make that promise with God. It was amazing to be there with her, and especially to feel the Spirit as she was given the Gift of the Holy Ghost. She has been so happy!

I have been thinking lately about the role of righteous examples. Thank you to each of you for the positive influence you have had on my life. Keep making a difference for others!


Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Haloween!

Hello Everyone!

We had a pretty good week! The ward Trunk or Treat was on Tuesday. It was an awesome chance to talk with the ward members. We also got an opportunity to do service on Tuesday! We helped pull weeds in a garden. Very fun.

We had a cool teaching moment. We had been praying about what to teach Lavonda next and ween't able to access the record of what she had already been taught. The only thing that came to mind was tithing. I was hesitant because it was a random topic and one we thought would bring up concerns. But, we decided to teach it. When we told her we wanted to talk about tithing, she was in tears. She felt like something was missing, and had felt that she needed to pay tithing earlier that week. She was so happy! We didn't know she needed to hear those words, but God did.

The weather is so beautiful here! Also, people are really big on Halloween. We get to help hand out candy tonight :)

Happy Hallowen, and have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt 

Monday, October 24, 2016


Hello Everyone!

We had a great week! Loraine is doing wonderfully and is anxious for her baptism to happen soon. She has been a good example to me of "go and do" (1 Nephi 3:7). Lavonda is doing well and we were able to meet more frequently this week. Alberto, who was baptized in September, was able to receive the priesthood yesterday. We have been able to winess many miracles.

We were able to teach the Word of Wisdom (God's health law) to a couple of people we are working with. In both cases, I was amazed at how readily they accepted that they can be blessed for living this law, and can know it is good for themslves as the pray about it and live it. I hope that I can be the same way and not drag my feet when good things are asked of me. 

I hope you're all doing well!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, October 17, 2016

Read it!

Hello Everyone!

This week we were challenged to focus on teaching everyone from the Book of Mormon. It was amazing to see all different people learn and be blessed from that book. 

We were on an exchange when we knocked on one man's door- he opened for just a second and said "I'm atheist" and started to close the door. I wasn't sure what he said, so I asked for him to repeat himself. He did. We asked if he had ever considered the concept of God, which led to an awesome conversation. We testified of the Book of Mormon and the power it has to help people know for themselves if God is there. We promised that if he would read it and ask God if He is there and if the Book of Mormon is true, he would learn for himself. He accepted and said he would read it by December. 

We had several experiences where we were able to help members who have not attended in a long time feel the Spirit through Book of Mormon verses we shared. 

One sister we are teaching has really dived into the Book of Mormon. She is learning and coming closer to God every day. We asked how her reading has been going and she told us that she reads all day- she can't put it down! That morning, we mentioned something about inviting her to be baptized on 11/12 (half seriously), but it felt right. We prayed about it right then, and we both felt so much peace and power, and knew that it was what our Heavenly Father wanted. She prayed about it at the end of our meeting with her, and she gained that confirmation as well. 

The Book of Mormon is true. I have seen it change so many lives and soften so many hearts. It helps us to know Jesus Christ. If you haven't read from it lately, or if you've never read from it at all, I encourage you to pick it up today. They're free on I promise God will help you to know if it can bless your life as well. (And then tell me what your experience was- I'd love to hear it!) 

Thank you all for your prayers, support, and encouragement!


Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, October 10, 2016


Hello Everyone! 

This week was a little drizzly, but we were pretty unaffected by the storm otherwise. We have been keeping the people on the east coast of Florida in our prayers. 

It seemed like everyone had some surprise health problem this week, so we didn't get to meet with most of the people we usually teach. We were able to meet and teach some new people though, so that was great! We were also able to meet with a handful of families who are wanting to return to activity in the church. It was special to see how the gospel of Jesus Christ can help people in every different phase of life. 

For protection from the Zika virus, sister missionaries in the Florida Tampa Mission are now approved to wear dress pants. That will be really nice for biking :)

The ward is great! We got to teach Young Womens yesterday, and focused on how much the Lord really loves each individual. Here's a scripture we shared: "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God; For, behold, the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh; wherefore he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him" (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10-11). What an amazing doctrine.

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, September 26, 2016

New companion!

Hello Everyone!

Quick letter this week because preparation day is a little shorter. Transfers were this week. My new companion is Sister Durrant, and she is awesome! It has definitely been a personal growth week. It has been a little stressful learning the area for myself and teaching another missionary about the area, but we're working on it. We're biking more and Sister Durrant is helping me learn to store contact more effectively. I'm learning that choosing to have faith and trust requires our will and our work.

Have a great week!
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, September 19, 2016


Hello Everyone!

This week was one of those weeks that remind me of the bigger picture. Alberto was baptized and confirmed! The Spirit was so strong at his baptism. We were able to sing/play "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" for the intermission. What an amazing message - because He lives, we can live again, and we can become clean and new.

His mom, Lymariz, who was baptized in May, received her patriarchal blessing. She felt so much love and remembered that God really does know her. She was so grateful for those who reached out and brought her closer to the Savior, and encouraged us never to give up on sharing the message that God still leads us today.

I was reading in Mosiah 15 this morning. I was impressed that Amulek had challenges and sacrifice because of his service, but he also got to see small glimpses of how God has a perfect timetable. Miracles still happen, we just have to patiently trust the Lord.

I'm so grateful for my opportunity to serve God and my brothers and sisters. I hope you each have opportunities this week to feel His love and to share it with others.

With Love,

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, September 12, 2016

9/12/16 Update

Hello Everyone!

It's been a crazy last couple of weeks. We spent a few days on and off lockdown because of the storm. It didn't hit Wesley Chapel too bad, just rainy. One night they had us pack up really quick to stay the night in Tampa with some other sister missionaries so we wouldn't have to chance driving in the morning to a meeting.

Teaching has been good. Tuesday, we had at least one lesson every hour. It was so cool to see so many people have the desire to follow God and know more about Him. That was one of the common themes this week. We met with a man who has had so many trials medically, but has seen miracles and chooses to follow Chist, even when it would be easy not to. He knows there is something more mission in his life, and he's working hard to know that this gospel is it. We met with a sister in the ward who has wanted to come for a long time and has not been able to until recently. She has some pretty heavy family challenges, but she told us "I'm not giving up on this eternal family!" It has been so humbling to see so many of God's children stand so firm in their faith.

Hope you all have a great week, and thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

Sister Brittany Hunt

(Pictures: in Tampa waiting out the storm, some of the sisters in my MTC district, ice cream because Sister Felt reached a big personal goal)

Monday, August 29, 2016

update 8/29

Hello Everyone!

We had a pretty good week! We had zone conference on Thursday, and stake conference on Saturday and Sunday. Elder and Sister Foster and Elder and Sister Kosta came and spoke. I loved having the opportunity to have special training from these servants of the Lord. One of the things President Cooper mentioned is that the Book of Mormon has the power to connect people to Heaven. I know this is true. The training focused on the importance of member missionary work. Once we have felt God's love, we have a responsibility to share it so that others can too, no matter what stage we are in our lives, name tag or not. I'm excited to apply the things I learned!

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

(Pictures: 1. We got Moe's for dinner on P-Day. Best queso dip ever. 2. Picture of our zone with the Fosters, Kostas, and Coopers.)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Update 8/22/16

Hello Everyone!

This week was pretty good. Alberto came to church! We have been focusing on teaching him in a way that he will understand, so we have been using a lot of object lessons and examples. He's getting really excited for his baptism. 

Favorite scipture of the week: Helaman 10:12. Nephi is finally headed home after a struggle with an unrepentant people. On his way, the voice of the Lord blessed him with increased power and understanding, and then commanded him to go and preach repentance. He stops in his tracks and goes back to follow the command of the Lord. When we immediately obey, even when it's hard or we think we need a break, we are blessed.

Pictures: People in Florida like to power wash their sidewalks- and sometimes they get artistic about it.

Have a fantastic week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, August 15, 2016

I've been transferred to...

Hello Everyone!

Transfers happened this week! I am now serving in Tampa 2! My companion's name is Sister Felt. It's been a good week! We have 2 malls in the area, so we got to go contact in them a few times. That was a lot of fun. We met a lot of people who want to learn and build their faith! I'm working on learning my way around the area and getting into the teaching groove with a new companion. It'll be a great transfer!

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, August 8, 2016

6 Months!

Hello Everyone!

Not much to report this week. I hit my 6 month mark! It's crazy how fast missions fly by. We had a zone training meeting this week on teaching repentance. One of my favorite lines in one of the missionary manuals is "Repentance is not just the backup plan. Repentance is the plan of happiness for every person." The Savior loves us, and He wants us to experience joy. We can do so as we strive to be a little more like Him every day.

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Update 7/25

Hello Everybody!

We worked really hard this week, and saw some miracles too! During district meeting, we were challenged to focus on those who keep commitments, because people learn by keeping commitments. We were promised that if we did so, we would have more people to teach. We took on the challenge, and we had more people put in our path! We were on exchange yesterday (trade companions) and we stopped by someone I thought was probably not interested. We ended up having a long discussion about the Restoration of the Gospel and the role of agency and prayer and read from the Book of Mormon. He ended up committing himself to read the whole Book of Mormon, and is excited to meet with us again.

Tomorrow, we get to go to the temple! I am so excited! I am especially excited to feel the peace that is in the temple. 

This upcoming Thursday is Sister Minson's birthday, and we're going to celebrate with weekly planning! Woohoo!

I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sister Hunt- 7/18/16

Hello everyone! 

Not much to update on. We're still working on finding and teaching!

We've been going through a bit of a rough patch, but I'm learning to trust the Lord. He has a better plan than we ever could have. I've been studying in the book of Alma, and I love the example of those missionaries and their faith as they continued, trusting in the Lord and His timing. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and blesses us.

I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, June 27, 2016

Blessings in Disguise

Hello Everyone!

This week was an interesting one... which I guess isn't uncommon. On P-day, we got to see a recent convert, Debbie, from Palm Harbor! It was so good to see her and her family doing well. The gospel of Jesus Christ really does bless families. 

Update on my tendon: I'm starting to learn the meaning of Mosiah 4:27. We're putting it in a boot for a little while to try to get it to heal faster than it was healing in the brace. It's been a blessing in disguise as we've had to reevaluate how we are finding people to teach, and not wasting any time or steps. 

Miracle of the week: We had a slower week, but we asked for referrals from everyone we talked to. We talked to a lady who was ready for a nap and wasn't too excited to talk to us, and we still asked if she knew anyone who needed a prayer or a message about Jesus Christ. She sent us over to her neighbor, whose husband passed away a couple days prior. We went over and prayed with her. We taught her about the Plan of Salvation, God's plan that allows us to live with Him again. We told her that we lived with God before we came to the Earth, and that death is not the end. Through the Savior's Atonement, we can live with our Heavenly Father and loved ones again. The Spirit was so strong and we all felt peace. She felt much more comfort.

I know that God is real, that He is our Father, and that He loves us. I know that He sends us miracles. He gives us opportunities to grow and to strengthen one another. I challenge anyone who reads this to pray and ask for yourself if He is there, and if He loves you. I know that He will answer.

I hope you're all doing well. Thanks for all the support and prayers!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, June 20, 2016


Hello Everyone! 

Crazy last couple weeks. Last Monday was the mission beach party, so we traveled down to Bradenton. It was lots of fun! 

We have an investigator named Orlando who is awesome. We knocked on one of his neighbor's doors, and were sent over to his house. He talked to us for a little bit and he shared how money isn't making him happy, and how he is searching for more. We prayed with him for his mom. When we met with him again later, we taught about the restored church and it all made sense to him that God would still call prophets today. He told us later that his mom immediately started feeling better after that prayer. Miracles are real.

We have had a lot of rain! It will roll in from nowhere, and often we can see the rain from a cloud a few yards in front of us while we're driving and know exactly when we'll be in it. 

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Weekly Update

Hello everyone!

We had a good week. Lots of different kinds of learning experiences. The weather has been kinda crazy (thank you tropical storm Collin), so we're getting good at having backup plans B and C for everything! Yesterday, we were instructed to stay in our apartments for the afternoon. We made some pretty great hurricane kits. 

Friday was definitely the highlight of the week. We had so many little miracles as far as teaching opportunities. One cute older woman we taught invited us in her home and began to tell us how stressed she was with her current challenges. The feeling in the apartment became almost contentious as she began to dwell on problems others are causing her. I asked her if we could show her a short video that would bring her peace. I played the #Hallelujah video from Easter, which takes different scriptures about the Savior and testimonies about finding new life through Him. As this 85-year-old lady hunched over my iPad screen and listened, her whole countenance changed. She sat down and thanked us for showing her the video, and apologized for the way she talked about others. She could recognize the Spirit in her home. Later that day, we set a baptismal date with a man and his son. We hadn't been able to set a date for a while, and so I was so excited when they said they'd be baptized that I couldn't remember what came next and I had to let Sister Minson talk to figure out which day! It is so amazing to see people make real life changes to bring themselves closer to the Savior. Whether it's changing a habit or accepting an invitation to be baptized, that is the best part about being a missionary.

 Have a great week! Go serve someone!


Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, May 23, 2016

Staying in Odessa!

Hello Everyone!

It's been a good week. We had transfers on Wednesday, and I'm staying in Odessa. It's getting warmer and wetter! The rain didn't hinder our work though. That was a miracle. 

We tried out a few new areas this week, which was pretty successful! A few of the people we met didn't realize that the church still sends missionaries. One of the highlights of the week was a presentation by Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices choir. Gladys Knight bore her testimony of the church and directed the choir. It was a lot of fun, and had great turnout! We were able to have some less active members of the ward come with us, and they came to church the next morning! 

Have a great week! 
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sister Hunt 5/16/16

Hello Everyone!

Pretty great week. Not a whole lot to report. We saw another alligator. Small tendon problem. Clear skies all week. Transfers this upcoming week.

We've been fasting and praying that we will be able to find someone who is prepared to receive the gospel. We've had a lot of blessings in answer to those prayers. Just before we were about to go in Saturday night, we stopped to talk to one more person. She is so awesome! We got talking about her religious background a bit, and she agreed to come to church with us the next morning! And she came! Our Heavenly Father answers prayers.

I hope you're all doing well!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy May!

Hello Everyone!

The last few weeks have been pretty busy, so I didn't get a chance to send out a group email. But busy is good!

 We had Zone Development Day on the 25th. We Played volleyball, then we had a meeting and a few of the missionaries from the zone were asked to bare their testimonies. One of the important things I pulled from the day is that we are each here for a reason. All of us have something we can do to help and lift those around us. Each of us has a gift that will bring someone else the light of the gospel. One of my favorite hymns lately is "Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy," which talks about how Jesus Christ is the Light, but He allows us to help others as He does.

Another exciting thing that happened since my last email -- we stayed inside sick for a few days. As  a missionary, getting sick is awful because all you want to do is be outside teaching people, and all you can do is be inside thinking about it. But the thinking time was good for me. I was reading some scriptures, and I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be all in. C.S. Lewis says it best: "Give me all. I Don't want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work: I want You. All of you. . . Hand it all over to me and I will make of you a new self in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart." That is what I want to give the Lord, and I know that as I give the Lord all, He gives me all.

We had a bit of a miracle this last week. We were tracting (knocking on doors -- any of you who know about missionary work know that this is usually one of the least effective ways to find people who want to learn). We met a man who came close to baptism a few years ago, but he couldn't give up coffee, but he's ready to learn more and will consider being baptized! We read Alma 5:26 with him and talked about how the Lord knows we make mistakes, and we can change and become better. It was awesome.

Mothers' Day was good! We got treats from some of the ward members. And we got to call home! It was a bit stressful before the call because we were constantly thinking about how we were going to fit everything in 40 minutes. But I have a great family, and they inspired me to keep working hard and serving as best as I can.

I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, April 18, 2016

Whitewashing Odessa!

Hello Everyone!

Lots of exciting things happened this week. 

Tuesday we had a specialized sister training for all the sisters in the mission. We read from the scriptures and had a Q&A session. Right after the training, my companion and I found out that we were being transferred! We went back to our apartment, cancelled our appointments, and deep cleaned the apartment. We moved to Odessa on Wednesday! Whitewashing (when 2 missionaries come into an area) is a blast. We have to start everything from the beginning, and we've been working to find people to teach. 

Yesterday evening, Elder Anderson and Elder Zwic came to give a fireside to the Tampa stake. The closing hymn for the fireside was "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." It was a powerful reminder that our Savior lives, and because He lives, He is always there for us. 

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hello Everyone!

It's been a somewhat crazy week. We helped with transfers and prepared a nearby area to whitewash. We packed our car pretty tight to get everything out of the Clearwater apartment. At transfers, we helped the new missionaries for the area to get ready to whitewash. It was really great to have an opportunity to help in a way we don't get to help every day.

On Thursday, we had a tornado in the area! Luckily, it only got us up about 15 minutes earlier than usual. We just waited it out. I don't think it was a very big one, because I haven't seen or heard of any damage.

We had three people confirmed in church yesterday. It was such a special experience. It was amazing to feel the Spirit in the chapel. They were all glowing! That evening, a woman flagged us down to pray with us after declining a few minutes earlier. The best part of being a missionary is seeing people love God and accept Jesus Christ in their lives.

Have a great week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, April 4, 2016

It's been 2 months!!!

Hello everyone!

It's been a great week! One of the highlights was General Conference. I loved having the opportunity to hear advice and encouragement from leaders. I had a lot of questions answered! I hope you all did too. 

It is so special that we have a prophet on the Earth today. We tried to share that with as many people as possible this week! We brought some of the Relief Society sisters out with us that we don't usually have the opportunity to teach with.

It's been raining a little more. We've taken it as an opportunity to learn to talk more to people in stores. Still shaky, but we're getting there!

Transfers are this week. I'll know whether I'll be leaving or staying sometime this afternoon. We also gained another companion for the next couple days! 

Pictures: Gator #3 next to one of the bayous we taught at; Sister Minson likes taking large leaf pictures haha :)

Have a great week!
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great Easter! We had lunch with some members here who have a daughter in the MTC. They are so great. There are so many wonderful members here who take good care of the missionaries. Church was great. The choir sung some Easter hymns I hadn't heard before.

We had a lot of miracles this week. One thing that I am learning is that exact obedience brings miracles.

We met a woman and her daughter in the park on Tuesday. They weren't planning on being there, but they felt like they should go. We were able to teach them about the gospel and how it can bless their family. We hadn't planned on being in that park either, but both of us were led there because, she felt, they needed the message that we shared with them.

We've been seeing a little more wildlife with the advent of spring. Mostly mosquitos, but we did see a school (herd, group?) of dolphins at the Bayou! Lizards everywhere. It's been great.

Missionary challenge of the week: go find someone to serve! Service is a great way to learn to love others the way Christ loves us.

Have a wonderful week!

Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Easter Week!

Hello everybody!

I went on an exchange to St. Pete on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It was really fun to get another perspective on some of the things we do daily as missionaries. We were walking around a pond showing the 2 minute #Hallelujah video to people. A couple different people told us they didn't have time to watch it because they were on their breaks. It's normal for people to say don't have time because they're working or on their way to work, so this was kind of a funny surprise! Gotta stick to that break schedule.

I saw two alligators this week! We saw the back of one last Monday night, and I saw the eyes and snout of another while I was on the exchange. Apparently there are more than I thought, they're just good at hiding.

Last night, we had a lesson with a family. The father was in a lot of pain because of some physical health challenges. I felt prompted to ask if he wanted to receive a priesthood blessing. He had chills when we explained it to him. We called over a priesthood holder, and he was given the blessing. The Spirit was so strong in their home.

I decided to read about Palm Sunday from Luke 19 yesterday. I read about Zaccaeus, who climbed up a tree to be able to see Jesus. When the Savior passed by, He looked up and called Zaccaeus by name. The Savior knows each of us by name and notices our efforts to come to Him. Go and read the chapter if you get a chance!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and remember the sacrifice and miracle for which we celebrate.


Sister Brittany Hunt

(Pictures: Book of Mormon class in St. Pete; Sisters Morgan, Hunt, Minson, and Judkins on "St. Pete"ric's Day)

Monday, March 7, 2016

One Month!

Hello everybody!

The question I have asked my trainer more than any other question is "is this how it usually is?" ...I'm starting to think that there is no such thing as an average day.

I hit my one month mark this week! We celebrated with ice cream (twice! we were off by a day the first time).

One fun thing that happened this week was when both my companion and I got to use the languages we studied in high school. We went to go contact someone, but a deaf man answered the door, so I was able to use ASL. A little later, Sister Minson got to speak Spanish with a woman we met street contacting.

The most rewarding part of missionary work is when those you teach start to understand for themselves. We were meeting with one of our investigators, and we could tell that her whole countenance had changed since the last time. It is so incredible to see how the Spirit teaches people. Even though she is no less busy, it is clear she has more peace in her life.

Good news! I got my iPad all set up, so I have pictures! Here's one of Sister Minson and I. 

Have a great week!
Sister Brittany Hunt

Monday, February 29, 2016

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Hello all!

The weather's been nice, so the insects haven't crawled out yet. But there are Volkswagens everywhere. I think everyone in the Palm Harbor area drives a yellow bug. It's made the slug bug game pretty easy.

I'm in a regular companionship now. We moved one of my companions to another area just after I emailed last week. We went out tracting (knocking on doors) that evening, and there was this one lady who let us in and had us eat dinner with her and her boyfriend. They weren't interested in our message, but the ribs were good! We had a really awesome discussion with another lady that night who requested a Book of Mormon on She seems like she genuinely wants to learn more, so we're hoping that we can find times that will work with her schedule in the near future. 

District meeting was really helpful. We talked about how to make initial contact more effective so that people will know our message is important.

We've had some difficulty finding people to teach the last couple days. This morning, we read the account of Samuel the Lamanite. We are here for the one who is ready. We're excited to find them this week!

I gave a talk yesterday. It was about applying the Atonement in our lives, "drawing closer to the Savior." It has been amazing to see how new converts in the area have faced a lot of trials, but through the Atonement, they can have so much faith in the future. It is so inspiring. It reminds me of Paul, who turned his whole life around and had trials as one result of his change. But he moved forward with faith, saying "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." True happiness isn't the lack of trials. It is the presence of the Savior in our lives.

Sorry for the lack of pictures again, I'll send some when my iPad gets set up.

Have a great week!

Sister Hunt

Monday, February 22, 2016

Finally in Florida

Hello all!

This week has been crazy but I'll try to remember as much as I can. 

On Tuesday, I left the MTC to head to Florida! It was very bittersweet. I had a wonderful time there, but I was excited to get to work! I got to call home that morning from the SLC airport. We had a layover in Atlanta. As we were landing there, the back of the plane, which was filled with probably 30 some missionaries, started softly singing "The Spirit of God." I was worried at first we might bother someone, but the Spirit was so strong on that plane, and I think the other passengers enjoyed it.

When we got to Tampa, there were 25 missionaries. Usually there are about 13. The assistants picked up most everyone, but my companion and I rode with the president and his wife. He asked us what our fears were as missionaries. It was a little intimidating, but he promised that as we were exactly obedient to the Lord and mission rules, we would be fine.

I'm in a tripanionship! Well, at least until noon today. Sister Handley is being transferred to the mission office so she can be off her feet with her pinched nerve. It is very different than having one companion. I think it'll be good for me though, because I have a few different perspectives to think about when we approach teaching people. My trainer's name is Sister Minson. She's from Gilbert, so she can compare some places here to places there to help me understand the area.

By the way, I'm in the Palm Harbor area (yes, we have a beach, but I haven't seen it yet). 

We met with some recent converts on day one. It is incredible to see how the gospel changes lives and makes hard things possible. I know that as we follow the Savior, He will help us to accomplish more than we could on our own.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

sorry... one more :)

My lovely companion forwarded this to me so I could have a picture to send.

MTC Update

Hello everyone! I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures. The computer isn't reading my SD card. I'll send them on my next P-Day. 

The MTC is AWESOME. I'm actually a little bummed I'm only here for 2 weeks instead of 3. We follow a pretty tight schedule starting at 6 AM and ending at 10:30 PM. We study, we pray, we go to class, we pray, we teach. All day every day. 

It is incredible to experience the spirit that is here. As I have been studying the Book of Mormon and other scriptures, I have felt of Christ's love and concern for myself and for my investigators. I know that that spirit is not unique to the MTC, and that as we follow the Savior we can feel His love any time, any place.

So we don't go tracting or anything here, so we get investigators through the TRC (Teaching Resource Center), where people in the area can come to be taught by missionaries. We assume that they are all non-members, but some are converts or have gone on missions themselves. Many will come because they are curious about what we believe, especially since they live in a highly populated LDS area. The cool thing about teaching at the TRC is that whether or not they are truly investigating the Church, each is a child of God and needs His peace in their life, and as representatives of Jesus Christ, we can help them come closer to Him.

My district is awesome. We have 3 sisters going to Tampa, 2 elders and a sister going to Ft. Lautersdale, and 5 elders going to Tucson. We have 2 teachers, Bro. Norris and Bro. Slavens, who apparently knows Megan and Sarah Chapple! I've seen a lot of people I know from high school and BYU here, which has been a fun surprise.

Today we get to go to the temple. I'm so excited. Besides that, we get to use today to prep for the upcoming week and a half so that we can focus on the Lord's work the other days.

Yeah. That's about it. God loves you and has a plan for you. Let Him in your life and you'll see miracles.

Love you all!
Sister Hunt

Monday, February 1, 2016

So long, farewell!

"How did you decide to serve a mission?" Story time.

The summer before my freshman year of high school, my parents decided to take the family to some of the church history sites in New York and Ohio. I'll admit, some of us were a little less than excited to go… but it ended up being a great experience. I was able to tour simple places where sacrifices and miracles occurred. Leading many of these tours were sister missionaries. This is when I started to think that I wanted to serve a mission.

I started high school and went to seminary. I learned more about the scriptures. I kept a mission in the back of my mind as an option, depending on my ability at age 21 to take off in the middle of pursuing a degree. My sophomore year, the prophet announced that young women could begin serving as young as 19. A mission became a reality.

Sometime in my Junior year of high school, I started attending mission prep. Not going to lie, it seemed intimidating at first. I was asked to participate more than any other church class I've ever been asked to participate in. And it was so worth it. I felt such an amazing peace in my life as I went. I gained a greater understanding of the simple gospel truths. Mission aside, I will forever be grateful for that opportunity.

I was at a farewell talk when I realized I never prayed about whether I should serve a mission. That night, I told God that I wanted to serve a mission, and asked if this is what He wanted me to do. I opened my scriptures to Doctrine and Covenants 4:3, which says, "if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work," and felt an overwhelming "yes" answer.

In September, I submitted an application to serve. I haven't felt so much opposition in all of my life. It was hard to focus in school. I worried a lot about whether I was "good enough" to serve. I prayed that God would send me where I could grow the most and serve the best.

One month after I submitted my papers, I walked down to the mailroom, expecting a package from my sweet mom, who, I knew, was sending me some goods. When I told the girl at the desk my verification code for the package (I received a notification that morning), she said, "oh, I think I know what this is…" and instead of a box of gifts, she pulled out a white envelope. Hopefully my disbelieving scream of joy didn't freak her out too badly.

As I walked back to my apartment, treasure in hand, I had an undeniable feeling that whatever the contents described was exactly the mission that I needed to go to.

I had to go to an opera that night for my humanities class, so I figured I'd just open it the next day when my dad would be home from work and I could FaceTime my whole family. Instead, my mom had my six-year-old brother guilt me into opening it that night (she was excited too, okay), after the opera at 9:30 (when my dad would be home). The opera got out a little late, so I (literally) ran straight to my apartment to be on time for my call opening.

"Dear Sister Hunt, You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Florida Tampa Mission."

I finished off the semester (still a little hard to focus, but better will a call in hand), packed up, and came home. Spent a month getting ready (buying clothes, riding a bike, learning to go to bed at 10:30, all that jazz).

It's crazy to think that I report this week! I am so excited! I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve and to love. Along the way, I've come to know of God's love for me and for each of His children. I want to share that. He has a plan for each of us. I want them to know that because of the Savior's sacrifice, we can have joy in this life and in the eternities!

That is why I will serve.