Monday, February 25, 2013

Week 30 in Hungary (Feb. 19-25, 2013)

Sziasztok Mindenki!

After a sad departure from Elder Smith, I brought Elder Christensen back to Pécs and we've been hard at work ever since! He's in his third transfer and he's a super stellar guy. He's probably the most chilled and relaxed guy I have ever met but he's been super great to work with so far! We were miraculously able to pull off another week with super standard! It came through a lot of miracles while tracting.

On the day of transfers, a group of us missionaries went to a famous all-you-can-eat-buffet in Budapest. Good earth, it was so good. Those kind of places are very rare. It was super awesome though! I tried some shark for the first time. 

So get this! On our way over to this internet cafe, a car pulled up along side us and the man inside asked us if we spoke Hungarian. We came to his window and I said, "Igen, beszélünk Magyarul." (I just put that into google translate and it completely messed it up haha) Anyway, it means "Yes, we speak Hungarian." and he said, "great!! Where is your guys' meeting house and when are your worship services?" so I gave him the information and before he drove away I got his contact info and told him we would love to meet with him and he agreed and said he would love if we came and taught his family!! Wow!!

This Saturday is the baptism for our investigator! I'm super stoked! It's been really stressful as the senior companion here because a lot of planning and things go into it but it's been a great experience. I'm really happy for him. 

For our youth night activity, we had a karaoke party. It was rad and it was a lot of fun to hear all of these Hungarian youth sing these English Disney songs. 

While tracting, we tracted into an 82 year old lady who was blasting Justin Bieber in her little apartment. I had to laugh and give her some bonus points for being awesome. She ended up letting us in and giving us her daughter's phone number and said she thinks that her daughter would maybe like to meet with us sometime.

One thing I really get a kick out of is when someone is answering our "survey" while we tract and say that they don't believe in a life after death after they have already exclaimed that they are a proud Roman Catholic. Or when we say, "hi! We're doing a survey!" and they say, "what's it about?" and we say, "it's about God and his relationship with us." and they reply to that with, "sorry, I'm Catholic." 

Anywho, be rad and read out of The Book of Mormon EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Alldredge Elder
 We have one of the oldest phones in the mission. This is the total amount of call time that is on it. It equals about to be half a year of being on the phone!!

 Saying goodbye to Elder Smith

 The Pecs Gang

 My new companion, Elder Christensen! And yes, he's always that smiley.