Another successful and busy week here in Nyiregyhaza. On Tuesday we woke up at 4am, hopped on a train and headed to Buda for interviews with the President. We had a wonderful talk with President and his wife. We saw some old friends in Buda and even bought ourselves a delicious, Mexican burrito (very rare to find in Hungary). Hopped back on the train and headed home after a long day.
We had quite the scary experience on Wednesday trying to find an investigator we had contacted and set an appointment with. We found the street, got on a bus and crossed our fingers it would take us to the place we need to go. At the last bus stop we walked off and were completely lost in this unknown city and we were the only white people. A man walks off the bus to come help us. His name was Mario. He spoke very poor English, and had the biggest smile you’d ever seen. Together we walked up and down the dirt roads in search of this family. We find a neighbor that knows the family and points over to an abandon apartment building that looked over 300 years old, completely run down. Sister Nybo and I were in complete denial that anyone would live there, but to our surprise, that’s where the family lived. As we walk in, there was garbage and plaster everywhere. The living conditions were horrible. Mario is still leading the way and we feel a strong urge to leave. We knew we had to get out. Mario stayed with us the whole time, but we sadly had to tell the family we had to go and schedule another time with them. I know God sent us Mario at that time to protect us and get us home. God is always watching out for us.
We met with many less active families this week. The spirit was so strong and each one of them said they would come back.
I love this gospel with all my heart. I know it is true and that we all have a purpose here in this life. I have come to realize on my mission that no matter how many times we mess up, God is still there with open arms ready to welcome us back.
I hope you all had a wonderful valentines day this week. Thank you for all your love!
All my love, Whittaker Nővér