The first big news is that Elder Aardema is leaving me to go to Pest. I'll be staying in Dunaújváros, and my new companion will be Elder McKim. I've met him a couple times, he's a fun person. Also, he's Australian. That'll be fun. I'll send more information about him later.
We had our crazy week of commuting to and from Budapest. Not fun. I've gotten better at driving, but I'm still not a fan. The plus side is that our apartment is very good looking. It's almost scarily nice. I'm worried we'll ruin the new flooring or something. But it'll be okay.
We did good stuff on the car. One time we got stuck in traffic because there was an accident. But we are all okay, and now we don't have to commute. Although we are going to Budapest tomorrow for transfers. :(
Anyways, we had some good times. The big news is that one of our investigators, Ildikó, has a baptismal date for the end of July. It'll be good. Our lesson with her and her less active husband was really good, and we taught some great things. We're going to do our best and hopefully the baptism will go through.
Lots of the other people we are meeting with are kinda in the same boat. The Hingyiék didn't come to church, but Eszter did. Ildikó and her family did not because it rained. It was a really great rainstorm. Sunday afternoon we were out tracting/looking up people/finding (aka thrusting in our sickle) and this amazing storm came in super fast. We were drenched within a minute and we had to walk around 15-20 minutes to get home in this super intense downpour. The miracle of the week is that we didn't die. There was a lot of lightning and some of it was pretty close, but we managed to survive and get to our apartment safely.
Anywho, we had some good stuff go on this week, I liked it.
We also had some members feed us to say goodbye to Elder Aardema, which was nice. And we are going to hit the ground running in the next transfer. We've already got a lot of good stuff lined up.
The spiritual thought for today is Alma 32:16, one of my favorite verses from this chapter. It says, "16 Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe." I really like this because it gives a great definition of what it really means to be humble. It means to follow and believe in God willingly and without being forced to know everything. When we aren't stubbornly fighting for what we think is right and acknowledge that God knows what is best, we are being humble.
Well, that is all for this week. Here are some pictures.
The first is of a sign. The reason I took it is because it says, "Nagy feszültség" which means stress or tension. But Eszter always tells us that she is feszült (stressed) because of stuff in her life. So I took a picture of this sign. It's above the train tracks in Kaposvár.
Another is of elder Aardema on the floor in the mission home garage. He went to pick something up (A 50 forint coin, I think) and fell down, so naturally I took a picture instead of helping him. (I helped him afterward)