We have a great week behind us! We had a lot of fun things happen, and I hope all of you had a great time too.
Monday after emailing we went to a place called "Erzsébet Kilátó" or Elizabeth View. It's a little tower towards the western edge of Budapest. We went with the sisters, had a good time there. The view is amazing, I took a ton of pictures. It was really pretty and it was a good time. After that we went tracting and set up with a couple of people.
Tuesday morning we used a White Board to set up a street display. It was a lot of fun. We wrote up "What is the purpose of Life? Why should we do good?" and then Elder Leavitt drew a little stick man who was pondering. It was fun to use, but unfortunately it was raining, so not very many people wanted to talk to us. We had a good time though. We found one or two PI's and I talked to an older lady for a while that was really nice, unfortunately, she wasn't super interested. After that we got dogged, and did some tracting. That was most of our day, then we made some calls and had language study.
Wednesday we had Zone Conference. It was a lot of fun, we learned about a lot of things. We taught about learning the language from PMG 7, the Sister Training Leaders talked about the same thing. Then we learned about self-reliance from a senior couple. We are going to be doing some self-reliance stuff each week, which will be a lot of fun. After that we learned about technology use. We were hoping to be able to use Facebook, but there were some problems, but now we can use the computers in the branch house for 30 minutes a day to keep in contact with investigators via email and look at church stuff online. That'll be a lot of fun. After that we met with Alex, who is doing good. He still asks a ton of questions, but it went well. Then we tracted.
Thursday we had district meeting in the morning, had a good time there. Then we spent some time finding and then we had a lesson with Veronika. She is a lot of fun, she used to meet with missionaries in Debrecen. We're hoping that things will go well with her and that we'll be able to give her a bap. date soon. After that we had English Class and a game night.
Friday was weekly planning, which was a good time. Then we met up with the Buda Elders and Elder Shepherd came back with me for exchanges. We had a good time. We met with Ági and the lesson went well. She's really excited for her baptism on Saturday. It'll be a lot of fun. She's super ready. She randomly opened to Mosiah 18 this week and it made her really excited for baptism.
Saturday morning Elder Shepherd and I meet with Erika. She's a less active who moved from another sister (does he mean city?) a few years ago. She didn't know anyone in Budapest and couldn't find the church, so she went inactive, but then a few weeks ago she ran into the missionaries, got our number and called us up. We met with her and it went really well. She really wants to relearn a lot of stuff. She was also excited to come to church, but then she got sick and couldn't come. After that Elder Leavitt and I were reunited and we met with some recent converts, Attila and Dora. They are really cool people. They were really busy during the summer, but now they should be more free and we can meet with them.
Sunday was a lot of fun. We had a missionary farewell, which was good and then one of the counsellors in the bishopric spoke about not being offended. It was good. Then we spent some time tracting and met with an investigator, Márta. It was pretty good. Then we came home and had numbers and dinner.
All in all, it was a good week. We have interviews with President Szabadkai today, which will be a lot of fun.
Pictures of Elizabeth View:
|Elders Terry and Leavitt|
|Elder Leavitt's man pondering why he is on the Earth.|
Whiteboard display in a rainstorm :)