Friday, 26 May 2017

Week 5 in Kecskemét


On Tuesday and Wednesday I was in Szeged on missionary splits. I was with Elder McKim with whom I served in Kaposvár. (We were not companions, but we were in the same district). It was a great experience. We taught an investigator a lesson about tithing and temples. We also knocked on a ten-story building and two Jehovah Witness ladies let us shared a small message with them about prayer. They were very good and we gave them a copy of The Book of Mormon and they gave us a small book about their religion. I did not see much of Szeged, just a two-tower church, the great synagogue that was just being renovated, and the cathedral (Dóm) from afar. But there was a grocery store near to the chapel where we could buy root beer.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Week 4 in Kecskemét

Hi all,

It was so good to Skype on Mother's Day! It was a great boost for me and seeing you and talking to you was very nice. We will meet again in less than a year.

On the weekend we helped pack up for Donna, as she is going to move to Alaska on Monday, and it was a good service opportunity.

Elder Kearon came on Wednesday for a mission tour and talked to us a lot about our missionary goals and teachings. He thanked us for our service. His entire talk was very uplifting. Elder Kearon is a very smart man.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Week 3 in Kecskemét


The most interesting thing that happened to us this week was that we went to a Hungarian high-school graduation. One young man from the ward, Krisztián, invited us to attend. Most men were wearing suits, so we were just like everyone else! There were many songs, music, and verse reciting. We also listened to two or three speakers and then some awards were given to the students with excellent marks. The ceremony lasted less than an hour and a half, so it's much shorter than the ones we have back home. There are many differences. For example, there is no graduation gown and nobody gets a diploma. In the middle of the ceremony, the students' parents were called to give flowers to their children. It didn't take place in a special banquet hall but on the school yard. Many ward members came to support Krisztián. At the end we were invited to a lunch in a nice hotel where we ate a lot of delicious and fancy meals. It was a very good program.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Week 2 in Kecskemét


First of all, happy birthday Pablo!

We are teaching an investigator who owns a big property and even a horse! He gave us a little tour after our lesson and showed us his horse.

On Wednesday we had zone conference in Budapest. The theme was the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts. I learned a lot there and we had a very good training. After that, Elder Knight and I went to Magic Burger to eat real American burgers, French fries, and root beer!