Hungary Budapest Mission

Hungary Budapest Mission

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 28, 2014

Dear Family,

Sounds like you guys had a blast in Cali, it looked super cool; loved the pics, really made me miss the ocean a lot. Good to hear you all doing well, as for your challenge mom I did not do it this last week (because of transfers) and will be doing it this week.

Anywho, this week was an intense week full of many programs, little adventures, and a new comp.

Elder Meek is super awesome and super chill, his language skills are pretty poppin; he’s a lot better than I was at his age, that’s for sure! He is from Lehi, Utah and went to BYU for a while. He loves sports and also cereal, so we are going to eat tons of cereal this transfer! He also knows how to make quite a bit of Hungarian food, the other day we made töltött paprika, or stuffed pepper, which was pretty bomb.

So this week we were able to meet with a lot of people like Mrs. George the old néni and we also met with Christian right before Elder Redford left, which was sad, and also with Rose, and Laslo and I also finally set up to meet with Sajt again, vagyis cheese. LOL such a funny nickname and such a cool dude. So we had to do quite a bit of travelling this week so we weren’t able to get a ton of finding in, but we did have some intense finding adventures.

So we were tabling downtown and didn’t want to go back to Kispest because we had a program in the downtown area not too far away. So we decided to go tract around downtown Budapest for 2 hours or so. It’s funny because I’ve never tracted there before and almost no missionaries go there to tract… well, I found out why.

Besides the overall busyness, the people are just mean and do NOT like us. It took us forever just to get into a building to start tracting, and when we finally did we get to the top floor and this old bácsi is just like "what are ya doin??" I answer him normally, and he walks on mumbling and later yelling random things; then as we start talking to this lady who asks me who let me in and then telling me how we can’t be here, repeating herself like 6 times, but we ended up having a pretty good conversation. As I’m talking to her... the old dude pops up again!!!!!!! And starts yelling more random stuff, which I just ignored, trying to pay attention to the lady I was talking to. Super funny then later on, a story lower we see him again a story above us and he’s like "your still here!?!" then goes on talking to some other lady asking if the Christians already talked to her and what not. Then some other random lady came and kicked us out.

But at least the downtown area was super Pretty and European looking!

Then on Saturday we were tabling with the other elders, and this hobo comes up asking us for money, and we just tell him that we can’t give him money because it’s a rule for us as missionaries. So he keeps trying for a while, awkwardly stands there for some time . . . . . . . then just Flips the Table!!!! We just picked it back up and started laughing because for district meeting the day before, (also before our downtown tracting) was all about staying positive and turning our crappy situations into a good one, it was funny because I originally planned to teach about Charity, but I felt like teaching this other lesson instead; now I know why. Also during district meeting Elder Lynch told a story of a missionary while streeting or contacting, some guys drove by and egged him! And the missionary who now had egg all over him turned to his companion, and asked him to grab his camera and take a pic.

We forgot to take a picture, but the idea behind it is the same. We were in some bad situations these past days, but they were also some of the best and funniest situations of my mission. It truly was an amazing week!!!

Hope you all make the best out of your situations and have an even more amazing week!!

Sok szeretettel
Waldvogel Elder

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