Monthly Archives: August 2014
August 26, 2014
The people in Hungary are still hungry for the gospel! The work is going great and each day we find someone ready to recieve the gospel. We had an incredible week full of hollidays, new investigators and I witnessed my very first baptism. August 20 was St. Stephens day, one of the biggest hollidays in Hungary. To celebrate we headed over to Gyula, this beautiful, quaint town about fifteen minutes away from Békéscsaba. Its a tourist city with wonderful food, ice cream and a castle from the midevel times! It was beautiful and we all had a wonderful time. They ended the night with a big firework show. We didn’t get to see them, but they sounded great
We put on a talent show for our members and passed out flyers to people on the street. It was quite the big hit and we had many wonderful acts. The missionaries sang, “Let It Go”. It was quite attrocious but at least we were able to get a few laughs from our crowd.
I witnessed my very first baptism this week and what a beautiful day it was. As I said in my previous email, we recieved a portable baptisimal font but satan worked his magic and we werent able to use the font because of plumbing reasons. We called everywhere and everyone to find any pool for Hajni to get baptized in and they were all turning us down. just a couple days before the baptism, we found a lake about ten minutes away that was absolutely perfect. After, we had a delicious lunch together and enjoyed the special day with our newest member, Hajni.
We have a new investigator named Rosza and she is an absolute dynamite! She read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true and she said that all of her questions were answered. She LOVES the Book of Mormon.
Also, you know you’re teaching the gospel too much when you start preaching what you know is true in your sleep, in Hungarian no less.
This week we have mini transfers and sadly one of my amazing companions, Simons Nővér (on the right) is leaving tomorrow to a different city. Simons Nővér has truly changed the way I see missionary work. She is someone who gets up with a smile on her face and is ready to get on her feet and work. She is been my biggest example and I know she will bless many lives wherever she goes.
August 18, 2014
As we were having a language study with our district at the church, a big truck pulls up at the front. A man comes to the door and has some paperwork for us to sign for a package delivery. He wheels out this huge box on a crate and leaves it for us to open. Turns out it was a portable baptisimal font! Apparently they ordered the font about two months ago and it wasnt suppose to get here for another four months. At that time, we had a sceduled lesson with our investigator, Hajni whose baptisimal date is August 23rd. She was there when we opened up the box and she was beaming. I have never seen anyone happier. It was such a bittersweet moment for all of us and I know that Hajni will be the first lucky one to use it. It was just for her right at that time.
August 12, 2014
Our days are quite busy here in Hungary and the only time I really get to be away from it all is during personal study, which is my favorite time of the day. A time where you forget and push away concerns or fears, and focus becoming and learning more about the Savior. The first week being here, one whole hour seemed like a lifetime. As weeks went on, I find myself so excited to read and to find out what happens. I have truly learned to love the Book of Mormon and each day I try to apply everything that I read to my own life. I have already developed wonderful habits that I can take home with me and continue for the rest of my life.
Our investigators are champions. We have an investigator named Robert who is a complete hoot. He speaks English great, he loves fitness and he is obsessed with old Volkswagen bugs. He loves saying the word “absolutely” and that gets repeated quite often. Our last lesson with Robert, he gave us each a ping pong paddle key chain. We have another investigator by the name of Irén. She is the sweetest lady and we invited her to church and she came! That was the sweetest miracle. Laszló, another investigator who we met from Engli class, told us that since he has been coming to our church building his life has changed and he wants to learn more. WOW! That was another miracle. You can find miracles everywhere you go and sometimes you don’t even know it.
On Sunday. my companions and I hopped on the train and headed to Buda for my new missionary training. We got in late to Buda but luckily we were able to sleep over night in the mission home. The next morning I had training, I learned how to be a better missionary and follow mission rules with exact obedience. That same day we headed back to Békéscsaba and got right back to work.
August 4, 2014
The work is incredible over here in Hungary. This week I have seen many miracles everyday and I know the Lord has been with me every step of the way. We are never alone.