July 28, 2014
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
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
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
Hope you all make the best out of
your situations and have an even more amazing week!!