Tuesday, 29 March 2011

March 20, 2011 to Micah

HI mic! Mission life is treating me very well. The new Area is tuff, because we dont really have any legit investigators. :(, but it has been a blast trying to find new people. Elder Combe and i have been leading out the Mission for the number of oyms. This week we had 312, but we easily could have had more, because on saturday we went to an awesome Airshow. The airshow was a large free event put on by the city, and the small airport. It was fun watching all the stunt planes go crazy. I have already had some fun new experiences here in the new ward. I love being on bike, and even better when i got here there was already a gym practically set up in our large garage! we dont have a car, because the spanish missionaries we live with are on bike as well! Time has gone by way to fast! What was it like after you hit a year on your mission. It doesnt feel to different for me, because i am already sort of entrenched in the work, but it might start getting crazy when i get over 18 months! 
The baby is due very soon! so did you guys decide on a name for sure yet? Dont forget to email, or mail me some pictures! i still havent got any pics from Keiras wedding. :( i think she gave me a web address to view them, but it didnt work. 
So how is football going? what does the team look like for this year, i now its quite early, but geez are there any players still around that i would know? Thats cool you are doing some good lifting, and speed, and agility training. Hey is old coach taylor still around? Well i got to get going, but i hope all goes well with the baby! :) keep me posted.  Well i cant say goodbye with out sharing this funny joke. Hey! Did you know who invented the C section? Why its obvious C stand for Chuck Norris. He round house kicked his way out of his mamas belly. Well be sure to share that joke its a goodin. i think  Matt would like it.


Hey there pal how’s the mission life treatin ya?  Pops tells me that you have been transferred to a new area.  It’s always a fun challenge to go to a new area and see what new experiences await.  Well I really should be better at sending emails to you, and it seems like every Monday I plan on doing it at work and then something comes up!  Well how is the new area?  How about your new comp?  It’s pretty crazy to think how fast time flys, I can’t believe you’ve been gone a whole year now!  I guess it’s all downhill from here.  Well as for me here back at home, it’s been super busy as always.  Last weekend I attended aCoach’s Clinic in Reno for a few days, it was fun until I started to get sick.  I had been sick about a month ago and then I thought it was gone but it hit me again pretty hard and this time it turned into bronchitis!  It really stunk! I think I’m finally over it now so that’s good, I’m just gonna have to take extra good care of myself.  Well we are all super excited as the time for the baby gets closer.  We are now 2 weeks away from the due date.  It’s crazy to think how close she really is to being here.  Kaylee is done working for now, she has like 2 months off or so for the baby.  She has been super tired lately and it will be good for her to rest up.  I have been really busy with football lately as well.  We are lifting 3 times a week and then I’m doing some speed and agility training 2 times a week.  We are also doing position meetings a couple times a week.  It’s a lot of work but I think it will help set up the program for the type of success we all desire.  Well I gotta get goin, but I hope things are going well for you.  I pray that you can find success in your new area.  Keep up the good work!


Monday, 21 March 2011

March 18, 2011 Photos

Me and Jason
Tater Tot

Elder Combe on Bike

Me and my apartment in Hemet
Elder McHardys first time getting wet he baptized Nick, the skinny dude in the pic holding the kid.

March 18, 2011 to Missy: We love Elder Saker!!.... Oops. I mean: Elder Pee-Weed.

HI missy I loved your Email, the jokes were hilarious i was laughin my name tag off. lol well i am going to send you some pics to post on the blog, and to pass around to everyone else. Its easy if i send pics to just one person, but it depends how fast the computer is.. well The first should be of me, and Jason, then tater tot, then Elder Combe on bike, then. The last pic of me, and my appartment in Hemet, and last Elder McHardys first time getting wet he baptized Nick. (the skinny dude dude in the pic with the kid on his shoulders. Well i plan on findin time next week to respond to ya, but i hoped you enjoyed my big email


Hey Elder Broseph!!

Let me begin my email by giving a little Missionary Advice: When a big mean, dog attacks you, just remember, you don’t have to run faster than the dog, … you just have to outrun your companion. Pretty funny, huh?! 

Everything here is going great! Parker and I went to the junior high preview and registered him for classes next year. He had hard time mastering the locker combination (because I taught him wrong. oops.), but soon got the hang of it after someone else showed him the correct way. OK. Now this is pretty cool and totally not fair because I didn't get this when I was in Jr High. Each day the students get a half hour of free time. It's supposed to be so that they can get help in the classes they are struggling with or do homework... But, you know that most kids goof off. They can play computer games, lift weights, play in the gym. Whatever they want. Anyway, Parker's pretty excited about Jr High.

Grace and I have started taking oil painting classes and really love it. When we finish a project, I'll take a pic and send it to you. I love hanging out with her! We took a drive to St George last weekend. Ever wonder how Grace gets her complexion to look so beautiful? The secret is.... Llama spit! Just stopped in Scipio and they had a petting zoo. One llama got jealous of the other... and... Viola! Spit all over Grace's face. Those critters can SPRAY! Once in a lifetime. Once in a lifetime. The best part of the experience was when Kate said, "WOW! This is the best vacation ever!" Grace did not appreciate that comment. 

As you can see, Kate is still crazy little Kate. She says the funniest things. Here's some of her latest antics:

"Our cookies just aren't as good as Aunt Pammy's cookies. I bet that she is at the Holly Ghost's house looking up new recipes on the internet for all of the different holidays."

"Mom, can you give me a hug? I need a little strength cause my backpack is so heavy." After I gave her the hug she says, "Thanks. That's just what a I needed."
Kate sleeping next to me in bed says, "Mom, please don't toot. My blankets are hot enough already."

Kate pulled a tampon out from under her pillow while I was tucking her into bed. I asked her where she got that and what is was. She said, "I got it out of your bag. I think that it is curling iron for my barbies. What was THAT doing in your bag anyway!" She was a bit offended by my laughter. Sorry Kate.

Emily is doing great! She is so full of life and loves to smile. She says a ton of words, but her favorite one is, "Hey!" She says "hey" every time someone does something she doesn't like. And she says it until you stop. Emy and Kate are like two little puppies playing together. They hug and roll around the floor and give each other kisses all the time. It's pretty funny when they try to that in the bath tub and their little bummies stick out. (sorry. that one was a bit of an over-tell.)

Remember that we love you. The Lord is with you and is guiding you those who are in need of the gospel and you spirit. You are a choice son of our Heavenly Father who loves you more than we can comprehend. He saved you for this day. To serve these people. Keep on the straight and narrow. Keep following the missionary guidelines and you will continue to have great success. I am so proud of you. I am blessed to have you in my family.

With much love and hugs,


P.S. Here's a few more jokes that you might like:

Q: Why do Mormon women stop having babies at thirty-five?
A: Because thirty-six is just too many.


Leaps tall buildings in a single bound,
Is more powerful than a locomotive,
Is faster than a speeding bullet,
Walks on water,
Associates with God.

Leaps short buildings in a single bound,
Is more powerful than a switch engine,
Is just as fast as a speeding bullet,
Walks on water if the sea is calm,
Talks with God.

Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds,
Is almost as powerful as a switch engine,
Is faster than a decelerating bullet,
Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool,
Talks with God if special request is approved.

Barely clears a mud hut,
Loses tug-of-war with locomotives,
Can fire a speeding bullet,
Swims well,
Is occasionally addressed by God.

Makes high marks on the wall when trying to leap tall buildings,
Is run over by locomotives,
Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self-injury,
Dog paddles,
Talks to animals.

Runs into buildings,
Recognizes locomotives 2 out of 3 times,
Is not issued ammunition,
Can stay afloat with a life jacket,
Talks to walls.

Falls over doorsteps when trying to enter buildings.
Says, "Look at the choo-choo!"
Wets himself with a water pistol,
Plays in mud puddles,
Mumbles to himself.

A blurb from Rolley and Wells column, SL Trib:
Two Mormon missionaries in dark suits on bikes recently were left motionless and speechless when two scantilly clad female joggers passed them at Sego Lilly Lane and 1300 East in Sandy.
In fact, they didn't notice a Sandy City police car behind them, until the officer advised over his loudspeaker, "Think of a hymn, elders."

A stake mission leader related this:
When the MTC was built in Provo, beautiful green athletic fields were planted so the missionaries would have a place to exercise. However, they were so inviting that BYU students were attracted there, and you would see BYU students out playing touch football, throwing frisbees, etc. on the missionaries' field. To deal with this problem, a large banner was posted, which read "Missionaries Only."
The next day, BYU students were out on the field, playing touch football and throwing frisbees. They had posted a new banner which read, "Every member a missionary."

March 18, 2011 to Dad: Happy Big 1 Year

Pops, and Family!! I thought i would just maybe send a large email to everyone this week, but i will see if i can respond to y'all individually after this email! :)
This week was awesome!!! I had the privilege to go back into Hemet for 3 baptisms. All 3 happened at the same time, and all 3 were committed to baptism when i left. I had the wonderful opportunity to go into the water again to baptize Jason Clark. I don't know if u remember Jason from any of my emails, but he is a great guy. He has learned and changed soo much since i met him. He was our neighbor that moved in next to us, a long time ago, and we just befriended him well, and he asked us when he could come to church with us, and we got him a ride, and he has been coming ever since. He was quite the shy non social guy when we met him he still has a little trouble reading, but BOM on audio has helped a ton, he had his vices, and struggles, but now he has been baptized and a great addition to the Echo Hills ward. The other 2 people that got baptized were David, and Lori Cooper they actually got married the day before his baptism. AS Elder Combe would say. I left a Gold Mine back in Hemet. I hope Elder Mchardy can continue to uplift those that live in Hemet.
So the work here in the Arlington ward is in what i personally call the Planting Seeds, and Pulling weeds stage of missionary work. We are in finding mode right now, and we are just pluggin along on our bikes trying to talk with as many people as possible. Sometimes i like to think that we are the Spiritual police patrolling the area looking for those in trouble, and need.
Well Elder Combe is the Man. I really enjoy working with him. He is a funny dude, but yet very quiet, and serious he is a hard worker. Hmm i think that would be cool if you met his dad Pops. He is kind if in the same scenario as us, but his mom kind of just up, and left his family a while back. He is the oldest of 4 he has 2 younger brothers, and his youngest is his 11 yr old sister. Elder Combe liked to race motocross, and ride Bmx bikes before he came on his mission. Seems like he has a great solid pops just like us.
Well i cant believe i am over the hump. Crazzzyy! :0 I have learned and grown so much on my mission, or at least i feel that way. I am soo gratefull for all the wonderful oppurtunties i have had while serving the lord. I am soo blessed to have the support i do, and the prayers from those that love me. Please Keep praying. Pray always.
I am soo happy that everyone back home has been doing well, and have been continually blessed. I want the best for everyone! I know that if we strive hard to do the things we now are right, and do the things that we can control. The lord well bless us by pouring out the blessing of things we cant control. He is bound when we do what he says. WEll i g2g i will try to write you all back i love you all heaps, and heaps.
Im going to try, and include some Pics of Jason, and other fun stuff from the mish

Elder Hunsake

Monday, 14 March 2011

March 14, 2011 to Dad

HI Dad!! 

Thanks for the awesome Email!! sounds like things at home are still doing a OK! that is Awesome. SO i did get a email From Sam last week. Man i love that kid. I wrote him back a nice email. it was so good to hear from him. He seems to be doing really well.

Well my week has been Awesome. I am picking up on the new area fast. We have biked sooooo much its crazy. i wish i would have invested in a odometer in the beginging of my mission. We also talked to a ton of people i brokepersonal best for OYMS this week. OYM means open your mouth. so three OYMS means you talked with 3 people. The reason why we have done soo much biking, and talking to people is this area is a little dead. SO the past couple months have been interesting for the Arlington ward. So for the past 7 months the Arlington ward just had a senior couple for the Area, and about 6 weeks ago the senior couple moved into the Office to replace the Densleys, and so 6 weeks ago was when Elder Combe, and elder Verma got doubled into the area. Elder Verma Only had a few weeks left on his mission,and he was ready to go, so that slowed Elder combe down from working. Senior Missionaries don't generally tract, so we have also have been tracting a bunch too.
Well i kind of just threw a bunch of random info at you, it as organized as i would have liked. This computer is kind of funky. Anyways Elder Combe is Great. He is a hard worker too. He is from Heber City Utah! my first companion from Utah in the mission. He is an Awesome Elder. I have had such good companions i have been very blessed. He is a funny funny guy. He remarkably reminds me sooo much of Sean its crazy the humor, his actions. everything. I know that the work here is going to pick up. It already has a little bit. I am super excited to find new people to teach. NO matter where you are you can find the children that God has prepared. Elder Combe has been out for 6 months.
The Area here is very nice, but it is big time city area no doubt. The north part of the area is very nice. for the majority it is an all round great area. The only part that gets sketchy, and we are encouraged to stay away from it at night is the casa blanca area. I am already getting a hang of the area, and the streets from all the biking. I am very excited to have the chance to be serving here, and i hope to do my best in picking up the work. The ward is primarily full of older people, and the ward is about 75% less active, so we might be doing alot of reactivation work. Our appartments are right across the street from the our chuch the stake center. Our ward meets at 11, and right after us the Deaf branch has the sacrament. So idk if wing has ever attended the Deaf church meeting here in Riverside on jackson street.  

Well i g2g soon, but everything here is awesome, and it has just begun so i will be sure to fill you in on more next week. well ttyl love ya


Hello son how has your week been? Very busy I am sure, moving and getting settled in and getting to know your area and new companion. Hopefully things have been good for you , so your new companion is Elder Combe, where is he from and how long has he been out? Looking at the map on line it looks like a nice area where you are at, looks like maybe there are some orange groves in your area or close around. Well I am happy for you still being on a bike, I think I would preferr that myself, you can probably get around easier than in a car in most cases. So how did your baptisms go on saturday before your transferr, I am sure it was nice you were able be apart of that before you left. Let us know all about you new area and what things are like and what your doing. I have been thinking this past week and have been impressed to say I really feel the Lord put us all in certain places at specific times for a reason. I feel certain you are where you are because the Lord has something special for you to do, so every day look at all those you meet and listen to the spirt it will speek to you heart, do what you feel impressed to with courage and no fear, you will be amazed at what the Lord will do for you.

Well things at home are doing fine, Mic was gone to Reno last week (wed to sat) to a coaching clinic, but the bad part is he came home sick again. Kaylee is doing good she will take off from work after tuesday to get ready for BABY, it could happen in the next two three weeks. Matt and Keira was down this weekend also, it was spring break for Matt last week but Keira still had work but she took off friday, they are doing great Keira was under the weather a bit I think she got something from Matt, he was sick earlier. Red is still working away, she still enjoying Good Earth. Work for me has been picking up and they started opening up on saturdays last weekend. I have been blessed so far still to not get all the sickness going around, which I am thankfull for.

Well I better wrap this up but I have hoped and prayed that all is well for you and your feeling happy with your new companion and area. I am sooooo very happy for you and proud of the great example you are. This week will be the big half way point for you so that means you have to increase your efforts and and work faster so you will be certain to accomplish all the Lord has planned for you. Well I am sure you have thought and planned it out allready. I am excited and looking forward to your email and hearing all about your experiences this past couple weeks. I am so blessed as a father to have such a great son, thank you so much. I  hope and pray you will have a great week ( look and Listen the spirt will guide you) and find those whom the Lord has lead you to that they will find happiness they have never knowen.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

March 7, 2011 to Dad

HI dad. I dont have much time to Email. i will might have time later this week, but i am getting transferred To Riverside! i will be Companions with Elder Combe. I will be serving in a good part of Riverside in the Arlington ward. I will let you know how it is. when i get there. I am happy to still be on bike!!


Hello son I really enjoyed your email, it sounds like you have some hard and some exciting times coming up. First of all congrats on the two baptisms that is a great note to leave on, I can tell you have done some great things in Hemet and left you mark on those you have met. I know it will be hard to leave those eternal freindships you have made there, thats one of the great things about the church is coming to know and love so many great people. But as you said it is exciting to look ahead to new challenges, new freindships, and know the Lord has many more great experiences ahead for you. I can deffinatly tell the great growth in you and your spirt as you have served in Hemet, and having the first oppurtunity to train Elder McHardy, I am sure it will be hard to part ways but I am certain you have taught him well and he will be a great missionary. It was good to here you had a chance to go to the temple again, what a great experience it is in the temple, I am still going every saturday morrining early an it is so inpowering to me I just can't see myself not going now, I love it.

Well things here at home are much the same nothing really new, the weather here has been a bit rainy also in fact it is cloudy and rainy this morrining. Kaylee is planning on taking of from work about the 15 of this month, it is getting a bit hard for her to stand a cut hair very long. I think everyone is over the sickness purty much, so far I have been blessed to miss it I hope it stays that way. It is exciting though as it gets closer to the baby's birth, just think you will be an uncle.

Well I am going to wrap up, I don't know if you will be able to email if your transferring today but were excited to know your new area and calling. Another 10 days and your at the half way point in some ways it seems fast. My best advice ( and I am sure you plan to) is keep your heart, your mind, your whole soul fully invested in doing the Lords work to the very last day of your mission and you will be blessed with so much joy, happiness, and peace unlike you have ever knowen. With God all things are possible, my you be blessed with his spirt so powerfully that you may know his every will, and have the strenght and determination to do his will. I am so so very happy and proud of you my son, you are a great yong man with an awsome spirt, stay happy and enjoy all the Lord has instore for you. I am graitfull very graitfull  for you and all the Lord has blessed me with, may you have a very enjoyable week and my God bless you in all things.