Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Week 18 in Kecskemét


This past week I was in Szeged on a day split with Elder Hughes. We set up a white board with pictures and a question: What makes you happy? It went really well, since many responded to the question on the board and we had good conversations. In addition to finding people, the teaching of the Book of Mormon was one of my goals for the split and we had two lessons where we introduced the Book of Mormon to people. It always feels special when I talk about this book to someone who has never heard of it.

On Thursday we had interviews and they went well. Transfers will be on August 30th, so the next p-day will be on Tuesday, August 29. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to a new city.

After the interviews we had our district meeting and the theme was the Word of Wisdom. We focused on the concerns of our investigators who are struggling with this law. Studying the lessons as a district helped us all to see how we can improve the teachings and how to properly explain a difficult topic. Elder Allred and Sister Manwaring had their one-year anniversary in the mission, so after the meeting we went to a restaurant and ate gyros.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Weeks 16 and 17 in Kecskemét

(Week 16)


This week we tried out a new finding method. Elder Allred can make origami birds and we wrote small messages on them like "you are wonderful," "prayer helps," or "God loves you." Then we went to the downtown area where we gave these paper birds to people. Many were glad to receive them and loved the messages. It was good to see people smile. We still have to work a bit on this finding method to start longer conversations (like writing questions on the birds), but it's a good start.

We had a sports day and young people came from the branch. We played basketball, soccer, badminton, and tossing an American football around. There was also a sprinkler and it was very good to run over it.