Hungary Budapest Mission

Hungary Budapest Mission

Monday, April 14, 2014

November 4, 2013

I’m probably going to send a package home for all of you (family) for Christmas. I’ve been slowly buying and gathering little things like ties, hats, clothes and also a Hungarian Flag. Is there anything in particular yall would like that I can only get here? I might send some chocolate or something.

So this week we had zone conference where a member from the 70 came and talked to all of us, we had do go on a 3 hour train ride there then it lasted for like 5 hours then another 3 hours back so our entire day was taken, but it was well worth it considering how much we learned from him. He was super awesome and he really kept the conference fun, interesting and super informative. He really focused on praying more. Personally and with investigators… and when we pray with investigators to first ask them if they know anybody that is in need of help and what help, because we know that prayer can and will help. It was the best advice I’ve ever received as a missionary. He also really focused on getting referrals from progressing investigators and so soon we will see how well it works.

Anywho, we didn't do much for Halloween except we tried to make fruit soup which ended up failing and tasting terrible, so we dumped it down the toilet where it BelOngED! but then on the first of November there’s this super cool Hungarian tradition, it may be all of Europe, idk. But they go to the graveyards, light candles and put wreaths on them. We went to the cemetery and it was the COOOLEST thing ever. It was really cold and at night in the graveyard you just looked around and see all these lights. It was breath taking. the pictures I took could not capture just how amazing this was. We ended up running into a recently baptized member and went with her to go honor her husband who died years ago. It was just super touching to know that all these people are not lost; they are only gone for but a moment. It does break my heart to see people who don’t know with surety what will happen after death.

But it was really interesting to see Halloween as it should be, actually celebrated, instead of with candy and costumes (even though I still do really miss Halloween), this Hungarian Halloween was amazing. Hopefully I can send Pictures. The computers here are beyond slow and really hard to work with which is why last time I couldn’t send my pics but I shall try again and again.

Well hope that yall are doing good, I almost forgot that we taught the TBone family how to hold family home evening and we made them brownies and brought a pumpkin for them to carve. we didn’t have enough time though, but that Sunday he told us they had a good time with it. It was also really cool teaching about family home evening because I remembered all of ours and all of the good times we had together as a family and how important it really is to just sit down and spend some good ol family time and also sit down and eat as a family. Eating and cooking together seems to be a really good way of bonding, or so i have realized out on my mission. stay cool!

sok szeretettel
Waldvogel Elder

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