Monday, 30 January 2017

Week 7 in Kaposvár


Well, the big news this week was the missionary broadcast. The time schedule was changed, so we now have more time on P-days, a more flexible daily schedule, and fewer key indicators to report. I am sure that the missionaries in Toronto have talked a lot about it.

Elder Bednar spoke about how we should try to to share our message with more young people because we are of the same age and are looking for goals in life. I followed Elder Bednar's guidance and I talked on on the street with a high school student about faith and the purpose of life. We exchanged phone numbers and he said that he wanted to meet with us at another time. It was a very special experience because when I followed the advice of an apostle, right away it worked!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Week 6 in Kaposvár


On Monday, during our P-Day, we visited an "escape room" called ParaCity. We were locked in a room for an hour and had to solve all kinds of codes, locks, and mysteries to free ourselves (which we succeeded at with plenty of time to spare!).

Elder Harris bought a board game called "Settlers of Catan" and we had a lot of fun playing with the other elders. I won the first two games. It's great that everything is in Hungarian!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Week 5 in Kaposvár


This week was quite exciting! It finally snowed all day Friday and it did not stop. Fortunately, it was planning day, so we spent much of the time indoors. One day we rode our bikes to a program, so we were like Dad, riding his bike in the winter. Another day we shoveled the sidewalk of a church member. It was the first time that Elder Harris shoveled snow. (He comes from sunny California).

In English class we played Taboo and the advanced class really enjoyed the game. While knocking, Elder Harris and I once followed a friendly cat, and if it went in to a house we knocked there. We called it “cat finding.”

Monday, 9 January 2017

Week 4 in Kaposvár

Hi all,

This week was not as exciting as last week, but it was very very cold. With the wind at times it felt like –20°C. It is funny because everyone in the church thinks that this is nothing to me because I came from Canada. I think that some people really believe me when I make the joke that I live in an igloo.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Week 3 in Kaposvár

Happy New Year everyone!

New Year's Eve was very good in Kaposvár. A family invited us to have dinner with them. We played a game similar to Pictionary and I was able to come up with a few words in Hungarian that our hosts where surprised I knew. I learned that in Hungary people eat lentils at New Year's Eve to make a lot of money, pork to be lucky, and also they eat many wieners. (Tesco, the local grocery chain, had great discounts on wieners this week). At midnight, there were fireworks in the city.