Life is kind of unreal right now... but we had a good week.
We had cleaning checks and interviews and then the győr sisters here on splits.
We had a great lesson with Jozsef!! He is doing so great and every lesson is just fantastic.
After the lesson we went to Kriszti's and had pizza with her and Panni and talked all about repentance and she is just such an incredible member. I just love her so much.Kriszti and me
|Kriszti and me|
|panni and kriszti|
|Panni and willets|
We visited zsuzsanna in the pin shop again. Shes crazy but a sweet old lady.
Later we had a cool lesson with this couple. The boyfriend is mexican and a member but his girlfriend is hungarian and they met online learning italian.. so thats cool. We talked about the restoration and it was really good. We taught in a mixture of english, spanish and hungarian so it was facinating.
Later we met with Csilla and Kriszti was with us. It was super cool because Kriszti was able to testify about repentance and things we talked about with her the night before so it was super cool.
We went on splits to békéscsaba. It was super cool.
It was a really facinating day though. First we were tabling and this crazy guy debated with me for like an hour about how to get knowledge from god and how we cannot know what truth is as people so that was interesting. Later we went tracting and got hit on by this guy who told us that eminem was his role model and was super surprised when we said we could listen to music besides just classical as mormons. He also had this giant tattoo of eminem's name on his arm. #classy
Later we had a lesson with a néni but one of the sisters bikes tires blew so I rode side saddle on the back of sister Lebaron's bike all the way to this lesson. It was an experience for sure. On the way back I offered to try and it was a disaster. So first off i'd never riden a bike in a skirt before and I was wearing a pencil skirt so it was kind of restricting and then having someone on the back I just fell over. We fell over on the sidewalk in front of this person's fence with two little yappy dogs barking in our faces and we were just cracking up and then this guy road by and just looked down at us and shook his head. It was for sure unforgettable.
Then, as if that's not enough, I got locked in the bathroom of their apartment.
We got back to kispest in the afternoon, had district meeting. So elder knight always makes this joke about asking if I want a medal for doing something and so he made me a medal out of no bake cookies. Pictures to come.
|knight and my medal!|
Later we went tracting and got a let in with this italian guy and it was fantastic. Totally should have served my mission in italy. He was just drinking a glass of wine and was like "talk to me, I'm feeling religious" and it was so funny. Later he was like, Do you like chocolate? and then brought out all these little chocolates. It was so funny. We mostly just introduced the church and he didn't have much time then because he was working but said we could come back so that was awesome.
After that we met with a less active who found the church because of this mormon family on youtube. It was cool. She has this little girl who is just a darling and they've met with the elders a lot in the past and so her daughter found a tie in her play things and wrapped it around her neck and was like "elder vagyok!" (I'm an elder!).
So they filmed us finally for the tv special and it went okay. It was kind of sad though because they made us cancel with one of our investigators because we "didn't have enough time" but more because they didn't want to film in the boring venue of the branch house.
It was cool though. They interviewed us in this park and then filmed us cooking and me drawing and then we met with two member families.
We had a picnic with the Medveczkyék and then had a family home evening with the gyenesék and sang and stuff. It was good.
It was kind of cool because I was able to talk about how much my mission has helped me and I just hope that they put the good stuff in and that somehow this could help someone.
Later we met with this couple that called us on the train home from békéscsaba. They are less actives from the pest ward that took their names of the records. So basically we are teaching them all the lessons again. They are the coolest couple ever. She served a couple of mini missions here in hungary. They were just so loving right off the bat and such a miracle to see in my last week. On sunday they came up to me at church and were so sad I was leaving and just asked me to keep in touch and tell me all about when I find my fehér lovag. (white knight).
|barbi and peti, the people we met with on saturday|
|lebaron and the canal in békéscsaba|
We had church then a lesson with Jozsef! It was super great. He is just really doing so good and he has a testimony of Christ!! It was so cool. So he always calls me hermione because he thinks i look like her and so as we were leaving the branch house he stopped and asked willets to hold his water bottle and then he opened his other hand and a magic wand appeared. It was super funny. He gave me a wand as a little going away gift. Gonna miss that crazy guy.
After that we met melinda at her office and figured out how to get the book of mormon in audio on her phone so she can listen to it when its slow at work. I just love her.
After that we tracted a bit and then sat by the side of the duna and just took it in.
Then we had our weekly evening meeting with sister szabadkai. It was wonderful. I jsut love her so much.
|cribbsie at hero's square|
We had a lesson with a less active named éva. It was super good. Much better than the last time we visited her.
Then we went and visited gyönygi :) Shes so wondeful. She started reading the book of mormon again!!!!! She read the intro and then randomly flipped to a chapter and read that which happened to be my favorite chapter, Moroni seven. She is just such an incredible lady. I know it wasn't an accident meeting her.
After that we went tracting and met this cool swiss guy.
Then we had ice cream cake with a couple of members at this little sweet shop for his birthday. They are incredible examples to me.
Well, I guess this is it. Last email as a missionary. I just have gratitude to express. I love my mission more than almost anything I have ever experienced. I love this country with my whole heart and I know a piece of it will be left here. I can't even imagine what the future brings but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me. I'm sure I will miss it here dearly but I know that it will forever live in my heart. And in that way, I'm never really going to be finished. I can always be a missionary and I never have to stop loving these people, these crazy, special people. The ending feeling of it all is just gratitude. Just gratitude and love. And I feel peaceful knowing that its all worked out the way it needs to. I've seen myself grow as I've tried to help others and I have come to know my saviour in a way I never would have if I hadn't been here. My last thing I guess I want to write as a missionary is just turn to Christ. Let him make you into a new person. Let him mold you into the masterpiece you were created to be. Let his love change you. Everything he can do is possible becasue of this love. I know he is real and I know he does love you.
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