Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Week 18 in Kaposvár


I'm going to Kecskemét! My companion will be Elder Knight from Arizona. He is two transfers ahead of me. There are also two sisters in our district (STLs) and I will be the district leader.

First of all, I am very glad that I had the opportunity to serve here in Kaposvár with Elder Harris and then with Elder Phillips. While I have been here, I have seen changes in people's lives. There was a church member who used to have problems with the Word of Wisdom and tithing, but now he is preparing to go to the Temple. Many investigators were touched by the message of the restored gospel and read the Book of Mormon regularly. I learned a lot here and have good memories of Kaposvár. I am also happy that I have an opportunity to serve in a new city with a new companion. I think it will be a very good transfer in Kecskemét with Elder Knight, and I will learn a lot there.

This week was the SYL (Speak Your Language) week, so all four of us only spoke Hungarian throughout the day. Yesterday was strange when we spoke English! Everyone learned a lot and improved this week.

The great news is that our American investigator has a baptismal date. During the lesson this week he started talking about baptism and asked a lot about what it takes to be baptized. We read the baptismal interview questions to him, and he said that he believed in everything and wanted to be baptized next week. Of course, it is a little too soon, so we set May 20 as his baptismal date. Now he needs to attend church regularly.

Last Monday, during our p-day, the four of us went to hike in a forest park. Elder Murphy brought his whip, so it was good to try it. We had a nice time together.

We went proselytizing to the Kaposvár university, but there was hardly anybody there, as it was spring break. We then visited the lake Deseda.

We shared our Easter message with many people and baked cookies to less-active older ladies. On Easter Sunday we were invited by the Matuszka family and we had soup followed by schnitzels. On Monday Judit gave us ham, eggs, and horseradish which was very strong. Everything was delicious. Church members gave us Easter eggs and cookies as well. The people here are all very kind to us.

Lots of love,

Elder Gonzalez

With Jim

With Évi

With Fonzi and Judit

Whippin' like a villain...

With Elder Phillips

Kaposvár University

Lake Deseda

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