Two sisters are going on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robin is serving in the Budapest, Hungary mission (started May 2013). Katie reports to the Mexico MTC February 5, 2013, then heads to the New York New York North Mission. This blog will chronicle their letters home and pictures they take.
Szolnok is so different now without
Sister O and Elder Miller. The branch feels way different too.
Thankfully over investigators are still good, which is the most
important part. We did have 1 drop us, Laci, the guy's birthday party
we went to my first week in the country and he was on bap date. But
it is no apparent that he was not meeting with us for the right
reasons. We meet with him once with out Sister O, and he tried to
give the BoM back but we got him to keep it. 2 nights later he called
and Sister Peterson handed me the phone and said Laci wants to talk
to you. Ok Laci I have been in the country for 3 months. I can't
understand what you are saying to me. (ok a bit of an exaggeration)
So we chat for like 10 minutes and very unlike Laci he lets me speak.
He says he misses Sister O and I tell him how she is needed elsewhere
for other people and how it is revelation from the Lord. You know
transfers are a good thing for the missionaries in the sense that it
filters out the investigators who are not serious about the gospel
and only meet with us for the missionaries.
Sister Peterson is my new companion.
She is from somewhere near Salt Lake. This is her 6th transfer and my
3rd. She is the baby of 6 kids. She loves to sing and play her
ukalali (how do you spell that). She is good at singing and her mom
is in MoTab. She has a boyfriend on a mission in Mexico right now and
went to the University of Utah before her mission. She is my second
companion who went to the U premish (sister Maxfield my MTC companion
did as well).
So we had a meeting with the branch
president Bíro elnők after church yesterday because he wanted to
talk about our recent converts and the less actives we go visit. It
was heartbreaking. I am so grateful to have served with him for this
long and that he trusts me this much to ask to speak with us about
them and what is going on and what he feels that we should do to help
him. I am fortunate to serve in a branch where the branch leader is
very involved and active in our work. Like for example tomorrow he
is coming with us to see Hajni so he can play with the kids while we
meet with Hajni alone to see what is up. Everyone is having WoW
issues right now. And it is like breaking my heart a little bit
because I know them and love them so much. I know they know what they
need to be doing, they just aren't doing it. I just want to shake
them and be like see the blessings?!?! Agency can be the worst
sometimes, but I know it is a wonderful gift. Seriously the blessings
are so apparent that come from the obedience but the adversary is so
good at what he does.
Imre is so legit. I know I wrote home
about him last week, but for real. He is so great. He is all about
how this isn't something that he is just going to do for the next
week or year but something that will be a part of his life for the
rest of his life. I love it! He is so golden. I love it because I can
just see how prepared he was for the gospel and is prepared. I have
seen him progress so much and I want to stay in Szolnok forever so I
can see him be baptized and see him receive the priesthood, go throw
the temple. He is going to be such a strong priesthood holder and
such a great strength to this branch.
Have a wonderful week!
Being a missionary is the best.
we tried a new method of tabling
This is where I live. The elders were
meeting us so we could go street over to that super good ice cream
Just a great pictures of me making a
phone call. Valentine wasn't at church so I was just calling her to
see why. She was at her Grandmothers. We were tabling in the main
square. I realized that a lot of the pictures I have sent home
recently I am wearing that shirt. Ok I just really like it.
And here is the last pic of Sis O and I
at the train station before we parted ways. She was such and amazing
trainer we worked so hard, were very obedient and were blessed with a
lot of success my first 2 transfers. I was very fortunate and blessed
to be with her.
This is Daniel and I. He is a really
cool guy and my first transfer we taught him a lot, and he was on bap
date. He was our coolest investigator. It was really sad when he told
us he wanted to take a break from meeting. Sister O and I were
crying, he was crying too. just sad all around. We see him on the
street a lot though. I got a picture with him this time. He is
writing a book and said he will email it to me so he has my home
This is the state of our bathroom right
now. I mentioned that the are fixing it? We shower at the senior
couples every morning.
Here is picture of me and my new comp.
The branch threw a small birthday/going
away party for Sister O and Elder Miller. Hajni really wanted to take
pictures. She has 3 children and we looove her children.
And we went to dinner for Elder Millers
and Sister Os last night in Szolnok.