Well, we had a pretty good week, had some good times.
Last p-day we visited Budai Vár (Buda Castle). It was really pretty, I have a ton of pictures too. We had some good times there with Elder Harris and Elder Jameson. In the evening we spent some time finding, had a good time.
Tuesday we had a weekly phone call with President Szabadkai, which was good. Then we met up with the other elders in the branch house and learned about using facebook. Now we are facebook using missionaries. Well, we would be, except for the fact the Elder Leavitt and I both forgot our passwords. So, we are almost facebook using missionaries.
After that, we had an exchange with the other elders, Elder Jameson and I spent a lot of time finding and we got a let in. It was really fun and the people were super nice. They told us that they had been looking for the truth, and we had the opportunity to tell them that what we were teaching them was the truth. That was a lot of fun. After that Elder Jameson and I had a quiet evening with Dinner, language study and some 12 week (the program that missionaries do for the first 12 weeks of their mission). I haven't done twelve week since January when I was with Elder Pulsipher in Szolnok.
Wednesday we had some good times, Elder Jameson and I did some streeting. Then we ended the exchange and Elder Leavitt and I spent some time finding. We went white boarding near a university in Pest, it went pretty well. In the evening we tried to go home teaching, but the member couldn't come.
Thursday we had district meeting and afterwards Elder Leavitt and I went whiteboarding again. It went pretty well. In the evening we had English class and some time to call folks. We've set up a lot of lessons, but most of them fall through or get canceled, so we had some time to find.
Friday we had weekly planning and then we met up with the Kispest elders and started an exchange. Elder North and I had a good time together. We had two lessons set up, and a member, Gábor came with us. The first person, Katalin, got called into work and so we ended up visiting Ági first. Ági is still doing great, she has been so happy since her baptism. We had a good lesson with her. Then we went back to Katalin's and visited her, we had a good lesson with her about the plan of salvation and how it affects our lives. Afterwards, Gábor invited us into a McDonalds and gave us some dinner. He basically spent his entire Friday evening with us, which was really nice. He's great.
Saturday Elder North and I met with Gergely, who was a church media referral. He'd heard stuff about the church, and a week or two ago he saw two missionaries on the metro here in Budapest and he did some research online, found out he could order a book of mormon and requested one. We met with him and taught the restoration. It went well, Gergely is a really cool guy, I'm excited to meet with him again.
Later we ended the exchange and had a lesson with Erzsébet. It was a lot of fun. Elder Leavitt and I worried that the lesson wouldn't work out because our male member canceled. We'd invited Margit to the lesson, but we still needed a man. When we let margit know the situation though, she found a male member who could come with us. Ágoston came and taught with us. It was really good and he is super enthusiastic. The members here are really great and helpful, which is nice.
Sunday we had church, then we met with Márta and had a good lesson with her. In the evening we did numbers and then we watched a Europe area fireside with Elder Ballard. It was a really great experience and I learned a lot.
Well, this was our week. We did another lesson/discussion from the self-reliance program this week, the topic was Be Obedient. It was a good one, and one of the scriptures we read was D&C 130:21-22 "20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—
21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated."
I really like this scripture, and I know that it is true. Whenever we obey God's commandments we are blessed for it. The Lord is bound when we do what He says, and He wants to bless us. All we have to do is do what He asks.
The attached pictures are the various sights around Buda Castle.