Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Week 11 in Buda

Hi everybody,

It’s almost Christmas!!!

First of all, my companion and I were ill over the weekend. We got some food poisoning but we are good to go now!

We had quite a few programs this week.

Last Sunday we found a new investigator. Tibor is his name and he is an older man who is very kind and wants to quit smoking. His wife passed away a couple of years ago. He said that he was going to come to church on Sunday and he came!  

We talked to one of our investigators about why it is so important to have balance in our life. He doesn't come to church often because he thinks that it prevents him from achieving his personal goals in his walking program. (Last time he walked about 67 kilometers!). We invited him to come to church on Sunday and told him that he should not take care only of his physical needs but of his spirituality too.We visited a less-active member's house to introduce the church’s advent calendar. This calendar was a great success in our English class too! Everyone was given a copy of the calendar in Hungarian and a Light the World card. The class translated the words into English while we talked about Jesus too! It went really well.

We also visited the bishop’s home for family home evening and introduced the advent calendar to them too. We ate a very delicious meal at their place.
Our district and some members sang Christmas hymns at the Széll Kálmán square. It was a great success. We distributed many cards and received six phone numbers to contact people later on. At our district meeting we discussed how to be better next time. I heard that the church members are starting to get excited and more people are planning to come next week. President and Sister Szabadkai may come too.

My great-grand mother passed away in February of last year, and soon the temple work can be done for her. Thinking of that makes me feel that the temple work is not a matter of random names, but it is for people who once lived and were loved. This gives me a whole new perspective on the importance of family search and temple work. I am glad that I can serve here in Hungary, the land of my ancestors!

Well, that was the summary of what happened this week!

I wish a nice week to everyone.

Elder Gonzalez

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