Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Target on my back much?

Hola mi Amigos! 

Once again, thank you for all the emails! I love you all so much and the emails just make me feel so close to you all.  I love it here and the time is going SO FAST.  One elder described it as:

The days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days.


But, anyway, onto stories, si??

Well, We go to the temple on P-days (so.. Today)  and it is just BEAUTIFUL.  The power in the temple always feels like home.  I love it, and the Spanish twists make it that much more impressionable.  SO many Spanish words do not directly translate, so.. They have other words to fill the spot.  And those words have special meanings on their own... So that makes it interesting and fascinating.

Also, I found out by showing a fellow Elder a picture that he used to WORK with my Uncle Homer!!! Ask him about this Elder, named Elder Jake Hamilton.  GREAT stories to tell.

Also, I totally forgot to mention, Elder Collin Clark is in my district, so that is always nice! It is great to have a familiar face around here and there (Or, you know... All the time!).

So, this week was very... normal, as far as the MTC goes.  A lot of spiritual experiences that just affirm how real the work is.  I am known as the singer/actor/dancer among the Elders and Hermanas, which is nice.  I get told 'tranquilo' a lot... Which is frustrating cuz I CANNOT HELP BEING EXCITED TO BE ON A MISSION. SORRY.  I find myself performing old monologues by request ALL the time, I get asked to sing to an Hermana (or, a couple of times) an Elder cuz they heard I sing.  Usually pretty awesome reactions!  It is humbling to see how much music can unite people....  And I feel very blessed for the opportunities I had to use my voice so that here it can spread the gospel.  I am amazed every day at all the Lord has blessed me with, and even though I am told to calm down all the time, I just refuse to take those blessings for granted!

I want you all to know how much I love you and how amazing each of you are.  Every single one of you means so much to me, and I hope that college/school/mission prep/WHATEVER else is going incredible for you all.  

So, I began to read the Book of Mormon over again when I got here.  I am currently in 3 Nephi 13 (Best parts, RIGHT?) and I am just blown away at how real this book is.  I KNOW it is true, and I KNOW that it is a miracle and the strongest evidence that God loves us in this world.  Whilst reading, I came upon this scripture that I have adopted as my own, and I use it frequently. In the chapter heading of Helaman Chapter 16, a section reads as follows:

"Some harden their hearts - and others see angels."

This scripture hit me so hard... And it's in a chapter heading!!! I love that.  Yes, in the chapter that exact thing literally happens... But in our lives, this still rings so true.  Some will harden their hearts for one reason or another.  But others, despite the confusion, despite the pain, despite the fact that we DO NOT know all of God's plan, Will See Angels.  That is an incredible statement and one that we can all apply. 

As a missionary, I will tell you now... There are many here who have hardened their hearts.  You can see it in their countenance, and when the spirit comes, they don't notice.  But others... Others have become that exact thing that is promised in that scripture.  They have become angels of the Lord.  That is what I aspire for, every day I wake up.  Some harden their hearts, and others see angels.  Although I am far from perfect, I have never felt so close to my wings as I do these past few weeks.  

At one point, during a devotional, they had to stop the meeting cuz it was raining so hard.  Most went to the commodore to wait for the stuff to resume.

But what did I do?


Yeah, I was soaked.  The president of the CCM thought it was hilarious.  SO WORTH IT.

So, the President of the CCM, Presidente Cox, has not been here the entire time I have been here cuz of a sickness that kept him in Salt Lake.  Well, he came back about 5 days ago.

So What happens?  The WHOLE CCM is there waiting, and about 45 seconds into his 'I am glad to be back' speech, he goes...

"Oh yeah, and where is Elder Kristian Huff?"


"Uh... Hi?"

Apparently missionary work introduced him to my bishop.  And,... My bishop told him about me.  So...

"I am very glad to have you here Elder! Seems like your bishop and ward has high expectations of you, So I will too!"

Target on my back much? 



But honestly, I love it here. I CANNOT WAIT to get to the field, but still. It is wonderful.  Among other things, my hair is mostly back already, I have been initiated into at least 4 secret missionary clubs and I spend a lot of time dancing through the hallways.  Song of this week? Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley. Mom, POST IT.  (been posted) I looked up all the stories associated with it, and GHSGAGHSAFGAGSG I LOVE THAT SONG.

I love you all.  
Yo amo el Señor, y esté evangelio.  Esté iglesia es verdadera, y yo sé que mediante fe en Jesucristo y su Expiacion, podemos ser limpios del pecado.  Yo amo esté verdad, y si usted tiene preguntas acerca el Evangelio... Orá a Dios, y estudiá su palabras.

Vosotros estáis maravillosa. Hasta Vez.

Y estas cosas yo digo, en el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.

Shout outs... Steph, Emily, Enoch, Lara, Caroline (Way to go Girl!), Gracie (Rock that music), Dallin, Kailey, Jeri, Lizzie and Assael.  I love you all. 

Talk to you soon!

Elder Kristian Huff

1 comment:

  1. Kristian!! I miss you so much!! I wish I had your email.. I can't begin to tell you how sorry I was for not making your farewell.... I tried I really did.. :( Your my best friend!! I really hope your enjoying yourself!! I hope to hear from you soon!!!!
    Your friend,
    Neysa Moreno