Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 7, 2014

So for the week. We had a few successes and a couple disasters this week.

Towards the beginning of the week, we got a call from a senior couple who specializes in service projects throughout the country. They asked us to translate for them, so we brought a member who knows english and went to help them. Long story short- The project was from a member here who teaches at a school that needs help with a few projects. Since the senior couple may or may not have left the information at home, we weren't 100% sure of what to do. Luckily the member we brought knew the school where the lady worked... 
Long story short, the member worked at 2 different schools, and one was not supposed to find out about the other. Unfortunately, we went to the wrong school and spilled the beans and made life harder for a lot of people who were trying to sneakily start a new school. The end.

Later in the week, we headed up to Budapest for an important meeting, and I didn't even fall asleep! 

Afterwards, we switched and went on splits with the APs. When people would actually talk to us at the door, the first thing we would ask was, "What is the best Hungarian food?" After we would talk for a little bit, I think people realize that we aren't as weird or crazy as they supposed, and they are more willing to talk. Thomas and I tried the same thing here, and we've actually found a lot more success. A family even told us to come back this week! 

We got to teach a few families this week already! 

One investigator family was super fun. We normally have a FHE with them and someone is assigned the spiritual thought and snack for the week. This time was my turn, so I brought cheese and crackers and somehow made a connection to loving everyone and serving others. It was delicious.

One is a less active family. We got the other elders with us to teach like 8 kids that live in less than ideal conditions. We taught them about prophets in the scriptures and then played soccer with them. Their grandma is a member and wants us to come and show them a good example every once in a while. Then they came to our "Sportnap" or sport day and played some soccer with us. They're like 8 years old and suuuper good.   

On the 4th, we helped put on "America's birthday party." My companion made an american flagout of snickerdoodles. The party was super great and a ton of investigators came with the members. Some guy even brought a British relative who was just in town, haha. Happy 4th of July! 

It's getting harder and harder to stay awake in church. 

Other than this, things kind of went how they normally do. We are having a good time here still, and working to find some more awesome people! 

Yes, I love you all, bye

Elder Young

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