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Hi I'm Elder Hunter Thomas

I am a missionary in Oaxaca Mexico, I am a son, a brother, a dreamer, a believer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Oaxaca Mexico Mission from July 2015 to July 2017. I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have a mom from Mexico City who converted when she was 19 years old. My dad is American, he is from North Carolina. Both of my parents met in Provo, Utah. From then on, they started dating and got married shortly after. I am the oldest of 5- I have a younger brother named Hayden, another brother named Harrison. My little sisters are named Hailey and Harper. We adopted Harper when she was a little baby, and we were sealed to her for all etrernity in 2011. For the next 2 years I will be focused on serving and teaching the people of Oaxaca. When I get back, I plan on continuing my education at BYU and studying poltitcal science. I want to go to law school, and get into law and politics, shortly after. My dream is to help those who are of the church but especially who are not- I have a great love for everyone around me. I want to improve society and people both, I want to make the world a better place- I want to change it. I also want to raise a family, that is the most important thing that I can do while on this earth. I am dreamer, I make high expectations, because I believe I "can do all things, through Christ who strenghthens me."

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in this church, with a mother from Mexico City and a father from Charlotte, North Carolina. Both of my parents are converts; my mom was baptized when she was 19, and my father when he was 8. I am so grateful that I am born and raised in this amazing church. This church can change lives. I know that to be true because I feel it everyday. I see the change in people everyday. I see it in my investigators, in the members of the church, and in the missionaries that I work with. I know that Christ lives, and most importantly that is why I am out here serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ. I know there are people out there who are trapped in sin and addiction, I know that there are families in need of mending, I know that there are people who have questions, I know there are people who see no hope or no light in their lives, I know that there are people who are confused and lost- And I have been in some of those moments in my life. If we go unto Christ and follow him, just as the scripture in John 6:35 says, "He that cometh shall not hunger and he that believeth shall not thirst." Christ is our living bread and water, and if we just go unto Him, and believe in Him, though Him we can be perfected. I testify of that. He died for every single affliction and trial, and any pain we will feel in our lives. But through Christ our burdens may be lifted. Through Chirst, we can become whole, we can change, become better people, and live with Him again. Because that is our ultimate purpose in life, is to return to His presence. God lives and loves everyone that He sent His son to be spit upon, humilated, laughed at, thrown around; he bled from every pore and suffered every pain; he had nails in His hands and in His feet; and pushed the tomb out its place, for YOU. And ME. And all of us. This message will change the world. The tomb is empty and He lives.

How I live my faith

For now, I am focusing 24/7 on teaching and living my faith for those in Oaxaca Mexico. Everyday as a missionary, I get up and focus on others. I study every morning for others. I go around handing out pamphlets and Books of Mormon for others. I try to be the best example for everyone around me, I am not perfect, but I know with God and Christ, if I do my best, I will be the best example for others. I cannot tell you how honored and humbled to be serving a mission in Mexico. I feel as if this is the exact place I need to be. The language, the people, the land, all seem so familar to me. This is where I need to be.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Elder Hunter Thomas
No, they are not. It is all based on choice. Young men from the ages of 19-21 are strongly encouraged to serve a mission. Young women are also encouraged to go, but again it's all based on their choice. Young men are now able to serve missions at 18, while young women can start serving at age 19. Show more Show less