Sunday, September 20, 2015


selfies with Klaudia

13 July 2015


first off, sorry for the lame email last week. We only had about a half hour to email before the library closed so it was really rushed. haha
quick overview of last week:
Monday: helped one of the elders investigators move apartments.
Tuesday: Met with Balás and Anita (the cute couple we met while chalking). They had a whole paper of questions prepared to ask us and wanted to film us answering. Kind of weird but I didn't get a bad feeling about it and they were genuinely curious and seemed to love it. We'll see what comes from it.
We also met with the lady we met while tracting, Nórá. She basically said in the nicest way possible that she wasn't interested but we got to share our testimonies so thats whats important.
We met with Laci and his family.Their son is super good at english, basically we just talk with him so he can practice with native speakers. They are super fun and love to talk.
 chalking, with help from some little girls

Wednesday: We had a családi est with the branch put on by the youth. It was super great. The missionaries sang a musical number. It was super fun to get to know the branch a bit better. They are seriously the greatest.
Thursday: We met with this lady named Mária. She was super legit and loved the restoration idea and said she would read the book of mormon but she can't meet til later in august so we'll see if we can contact her again. Then we had Angol óra later and we had this new guy. He used to work in saudi arabia and is SUPER smart. But he's also kind of stuck up about it, it's super funny. But he and the english teacher guy that has traveled the world are kind of friends now so that is funny.
Friday: We had zone training with President Szabadkai and Sister Szabadkai. It was all in hungarian, but I understood most of it. I think that's because they spoke super simply though..haha but it was good. They are such wonderful people and I you can tell that they really love us. They created this new goal for our mission to be full purpose missionaries. Basically meaning that we give our whole hearts over to the Lord. It reminded me a lot of the fourth missionary talk.
Saturday: Fourth of July!! we met with Timi and taught her the plan of salvation. She loved it and said she would pray about it.
We had a bon fire on the side of the tisza river with the elders and one of the members, viki to celebrate America!! It was fun, we got hot dogs and tried to replicate smores, which sort of worked. It was just freaking hot with the fire and the hot day haha.
Fourth of July by the river
Sunday: We had church, which was great. And then that evening we met with the Laciék. Best people ever. We had a really good conversation about family values and they loved it. They basically just love us so much and we love them.
Okay, now moving onto this week
Monday: We had a transfer during the week so tuesday was our p-day instead. So we worked. We had a long day of finding. It has been super hot here. In the high 30s and even into the 40s. (Celsius)

Tuesday: We met with N_ Zsuzsa (aka Sue) the lady we streeted that was SUPER excited to learn english. It was her, her husband Szabolcs and her daughter Nikolet. She is a beginner but is a quick learner and has a real desire to learn the language. It was funny, when we asked them when we could meet next her daughter quickly responded "tomorrow!" so we said sure!
where we go streeting by the beautiful tisza

just streeting across the belvárosi bridge
Wednesday: We met with Piroska, a less active. Super sweet néni. She LOVES to talk.
We met with Zsuzsa (depressed one) and brought her balloons, because she loves balloons. Cool story though. When we were at the store buying balloons we started a conversation with the balloon store clerk and it turns out that he likes making balloon animals and stuff and is actually super talented and that he tried out for "Hungarys Got Talent". But he made us a balloon crown like wicked fast. It was super cool. It also turns out that he knows Viki, the member and that they are friends and after meeting him, he texted Viki and said that he would like to meet with us!! so we'll see where that goes.
Balloon man!
Then we met with Sue and her daughter. They are hilarious. We taught them about the book of mormon and when we said that she could have one for herself she was so excited. She told us that she knew it wasn't an accident that she met us on the street and that she knew that Heavenly Father knew she wanted to learn english and He sent us. She also said that as we told her about the book of mormon she could see it in our eyes that we knew what we were saying and that we really believed these things and that she felt lucky that we gave her such a special book and that her and her daughter would definitly read it. So Szabolcs sometimes has to be away from home for a couple of days for business and that is hard for her and her daughter sometimes and it turns out that this week he was traveling too and she said that she knew that Heavenly Father gave her the book of mormon right now so she can get through this time without Szabolcs. We really hope that she is serious and I think she is. Can't wait to meet with them again!
one of the families we teach (márkék)
Thursday: So there was a transfer and one of the elder companionships got shut down here in szeged so its just four of us now. We got a new elder, elder oakes. He seems cool. From arizona.
We met with Roli and talked about the temple. He loves it and can't wait til he can go! Also this sunday in church Roli will be getting the priesthood!! yay!!
our elders (oakes and höferl)
We now teach both profi and haladó angol óra. I teach profi. So after angol óra, saudi arabia guy and traveling guy and I started talking and we had a really good conversation about what it takes to be a good teacher and they were super nice and said that I was a good teacher because I had the passion behind my teaching, then we got on the subject of  education and then the traveler guy suggested that we go somewhere where we could all sit down, so we went to this cafe (nyugi kért) near where we email and we talked about all sorts of things. It was funny though because we asked them what their opinion on mormons were. They were honest and said that sometimes the sisters in the past were really pushy and tried to force them to meet with them and that they weren't interested in that. But they thought that we were nice because we didn't pressure them into anything. It was funny though because we basically ended up teaching them about the restoration and they liked hearing about it. I think we're going to be able to teach them, just in a round about way haha
Friday: We met with the Márkék. Magdi néni wasn't there. And she hasn't been to church in a couple of weeks. We'll have to have a talk with her about if she is ready for baptism.
Saturday: We met with Piroska again. She was having a really bad pain in her leg so we offered to call her home teacher for her to get a blessing but instead she said for him to come over on sunday. So we talked to him about that. The poor thing. She was hurting so bad but we just prayed with her and shared a scripture.
We met with Timi! She prayed but said she didn't get an answer so we encouraged her to keep trying. We taught about the restoration and she loved it. She said she wants to get an answer about that too.
Sunday: Church! We went to young womens for the third hour and it made me miss it so much! It reminded me of back home in Pittsfield.
We met with the Laciék that evening and taught about the restoration. Bube teared up when I was bearing my testimony about Joseph Smith. But then after she went off about how she loves that we love what we believe but that we should worry about teaching the younger people that are lost in life and that she is already happy and has found God. But I could tell that she felt something. Hopefully they will read the scripture we gave them. They are so wonderful though. Laci wants me to draw something on his surfboard, which is pretty cool!
Well, thats about it for this week. Photos to come! Love you all and have a great week!!
Sister Heath

jewish temple near the branch house

Szent Mátyás templom
Szent Mátyás templom, coolest statue ever

 a drawing by one of the kids in the monastery school
 an old family record book from the 1600s
a chair from the 1400's

How high the water was in 1879

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