Monday, 27 March 2017

Week 15 in Kaposvár


Monday was a very special day for me. We went to Kalaznó and Hőgyész to look for the graves of my ancestors in cemeteries. We went by train from Kaposvár to Dombóvár. Then a bus took us to Hőgyész and another bus to Kalaznó for a total of 70 km. First we visited the Kalaznó cemetery and then the Hőgyész cemetery. I managed to find most names on the list that I had plus a lot of new ones! I was able to photograph great-grandma's house on Béke street.

There were many tombstones but I was successful in finding many names. I found about forty graves that probably belong to my ancestors! Some were missing the date of birth or death, but I also found many ancestors of whom I had not even heard before. There were also a few with photos on the tombstone. I am excited that my family will take these names to the Holy Temple to do the saving ordinances for them. This experience strengthened my testimony of temples and eternal families. These ancestors were people like us who also had successes and challenges. Unfortunately they were not able to learn about the restored gospel, but God loves us and gives everyone a second chance. So, now, as their offspring, we can perform the temple work for them so they can gain salvation. I am grateful for the plan of salvation and also for serving as a missionary in Hungary, the land of my ancestors.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Week 14 in Kaposvár

Hi all!

Today we’re going to Hőgyész and Kalaznó so I will be brief with this email.

On Monday we went to Krisna-völgy (Krishna Valley is a 260-acre estate in Hungary dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna where around 200 devotees and monks live), which  is a small village not too far from Kaposvár. Few people were there. Somebody took us around the church and we saw their statues, their paintings, and colourful walls. It was nice to be there and learn more about their religion. The tour guide called us “Mormon brothers” at the beginning.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Week 13 in Kaposvár


First of all, I got President Szabadkai’s permission to go next Monday to Hőgyész and Kalaznó to work on my family files, so I am very excited!

On Monday, we had a family home evening with one of the member families and it was very good. My first family home evening in Hungary!

The zone leaders from Dunaújváros came down for splits with us this week and they were also there for our district meeting.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Week 12 in Kaposvár


This week we said goodbye to the Petersons. They took us to a nice restaurant and gave us a lot of things that they couldn’t take home with them. Everybody here was sad that they were leaving. They were a great help to the branch and to the missionaries.

We taught the advanced English class this week. Not too many people came, so we played Uno with them to practice colours and numbers. It was great fun!