We had a pretty fun week with lots of good stuff happening. Here is a day-by-day summary of last week.
Monday- we went bowling with the Sisters and I won. It was pretty fun. We also got dogged in the evening and got some pretty weird phone calls. And tracted a bit.
Tuesday - We had our weekly phone call with President Szabadkai, which is always fun. Then we has service on the Jó szolgálati otthon (a home for disabled peoples). It was a lot of fun. It was also the 4th of July and one of the workers there asked us to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Elder McKim even joined in, so we had a great time there. After that we met with János and Ildikó, and they are doing pretty good. Then we met with Eszter, who now is on bap. date again for August 19th. We may have to reschedule Ildikó's baptism, so we might have 2 baptisms on the same day, we'll see. In the evening we tracted on our street and talked to some nice people.
Wednesday- We home taught Erzsébet with Plesz testvér, our ward mission leader. It went well, and Erzsébet really likes it when we visit. She loves the church and comes to a lot of lessons. Then we went home teaching with the Mészárosék, visited Ági, a not-so-recent convert. She's really cool, and she talks with a really intense accent which is fun to hear. She's been going on a tour of branches and wards in Hungary, so we don't see her that much. Then in the evening we met with the Hingyiék. It went well, but then we got sidetracked. They used to be Jehova's witnesses, and they asked who Jehova is, so we explained for a while that Jehova is Jesus and used some scriptures. It went well, they are a super great family.
Thursday - we had district meeting, met with János and Ildikó again. The lesson accidently got really long because we talked a lot, then the member we brought talked a lot, and then their son Bálint pulled a plant off of a shelf, so we had to clean that up. It went pretty well though, we taught the Word of Wisdom and they didn't really have any problems.
Friday - we had weekly planning and then we drove to Kaposvár for exchanges. It was a fun drive, it took 2 1/2 hours, but by train it's closer to 4 hours. We saved a lot of time. I was with Elder Huber again (we had exchanges in Kaposvár about 3 weeks ago) and we had some good times. Tracted a bit.
Saturday - still on exchanges, we did some tracting and got a let in. It was great. The lady was super nice and we taught her the restoration, she said she'd read and pray. The kaposvári elderek are going to meet with her again in 2 weeks. So that was fun. Then we drove back home, got home at 8:45 p.m. So that day was almost all in kaposvár.
Sunday - We had branch council and church. Eszter came to church, the Hingyiék slept in and Bálint got sick, so János and Ildikó couldn't come. Church was pretty great, afterwards we did some tracting and dropped by the Hingyiék. Then we had the regular sunday evening, with dinner (I made some palacsintas for desert) and getting numbers from the zone.
So that was our week. We also got haircuts today, so now elder Mckim looks really good.
The spiritual thought comes from Plesz testvér. Recently, he's been a big fan of the 3rd article of faith, which reads, "3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel."
Well, I just noticed that the thing that I wanted to point out isn't in the enlish one. Well, the Hungarian translation reads: "3 Hisszük, hogy Krisztus Engesztelése által az egész emberiség megszabadulhat, ha engedelmeskednek az Evangélium törvényeinek és szertartásainak."
Basically, it says "We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind can be saved, if the people obey the laws and ordinances of the gospel"
Plesz testvér really emphasises the "IF" when he says it, because we can only be saved if we obey the laws and ordinances of the gospel. There is no other way, and that is why it is so important to share the gospel with everyone. So, share the gospel today!