Sister Whittaker’s 5th Week in Hungary

August 26, 2014

Szia friends and family!

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 :)

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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.

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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.

week_13_hungary9I have learned this week that missionary work is not easy, and life isnt easy either. That is why we are given the gospel to get us through it all. We are nothing without His help. I sure do love this gospel and I know with all my heart that it is true.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Be safe and always know that you’re in my prayers.

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