Monday, June 24, 2013

Week 57 (June 18-24, 2013)

Hát, simán ment a csere.

On Wednesday, I drove to Budapest to drop off dear Elder Cox up to meet up with his parents and I got my new companion, Elder Nabrotzky! He's from Ontario. Which I learned is right on the brim of America's nice hat. That's pretty cool, eh? He comes from a big family. He's the oldest of 6. We've actually only spoken in Hungarian to each other since we met up. We plan to carry out such a thing our entire time we serve with each other! He's super stellar at the language so I'm excited to learn all his secrets. (Our cute faces will be attached below)

All of the new converts are doing great. We talked to them about temples this week and they were all super stoked about it. All three boys are preparing to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. It's a wonderful thing!

This week, while getting ready to go to bed, we hear a bunch of chanting and saw a bunch of torches outside our window. It was a bit alarming at first until we realized it was some sort of strange parade at night... with chanting and torches. It was for the "Opera Festival" ....whatever that is. Interesting nonetheless!

We met with one of the recent converts this week planning to talk about the Priesthood. When we started, he told us in detail how the priesthood works, what office you become at what age, and what each quorum's duty is. It was incredible! We asked him how he already knew it all and he told us he already read about it in the Gospel Essentials Book. He then went on to tell us that he did a lot of research on President Monson and watched some videos about him and he basically relayed his whole life's story to us. He was really pleased with himself that he knew more about the prophet than the missionaries did. What a slammin' member, right?

We had some really tender experiences while tracting this week. We had one lady last night who was just dying to hear what we had to say. It was amazing to see such a thing. You could tell that she knew this is what her and her family need right now. I'm stoked to return later this week so we can help the Lord show her what she's been looking for. 

It's been such a blessing and a blast to work with these wonderful people here in Miskolc. It's been a little alarming to realize that I don't miss home as much as I'm sure is socially acceptable. Is that bad to say?

Needless to say, things continue to be fantastic on my side of the waters. Hey! My best friend/little sister is here in Europe! She'll be right next to Hungary soon enough (She's visiting Germany and Austria for her senior trip!!) How rad is that?

It's scientifically proven that you can't be upset, frustrated, sad, depressed, or mad while reading from The Book of Mormon. Do it.
Sok Szeretettel,
Alldredge Elder
This is the kind of area that we tract in all day everyday. The beloved "ten stories."

The night parade of torches! Or "Opera Festival"

Elder Nabrotzky and I

Miskolc Streets

The beautiful city of Miskolc.