Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 1

Thursday, February 6, 2014 

boo boos m here safely and everything went alright, i didn{t really cry on the plane, funnily enough i didnt actually put any music on my ipod but its all good. LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH. Until my next letter where i can telll you more!!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

P day is today!! its warm here and really nice! thanks for sending off robins packages! oh i forgot to tell you Dallin H Oaks came to dedicate our mtc last sunday it was really cool! love you!

To Mom: 

bahah you need to teach your clase mamma!!!! hahah you crack me up. yes the first day waws probably the hardest day of my life i could not fall asleep m pretty sure i had a   panic attack and it was scary but all is better now and everything is great! but i miss diet coke a ton you know? food is is nt amazing and everything does have cheese i mean really? the language is uber hard! and im sorry i could not get pictures this wekk! i know lame! my companions are awesome sister burley and sister wright we all get along super well and we love our district!i hope grandma is doing okay! how are you boo boo? mexico ispretty awesome all the people here are pretty cool and nice. good luck on the job hunt!!haha thats awesome about kate hanson! tell me all about it! exciting about the architect!!! im so excited to see hwat it will l look like! bahha so my pdays are on thursday! and i hope i run into billy too but he didnt email me!! neither did jenny go yell at them k? thanks for all your kinda words and i loved the letter i found even though it made me cry. i love and miss you and talk about you tons!!! hopefully i will master spanish soon! i love you more than the world okay mamma? always know that!!! oh great now im crying.... okay well i think thats all you can read dads letter too obviously! i miss your hugs and please send me stella and merlin and annie pictures!!! you are the best!
Aww tell sister peterson i say hi too and im sad that i couldnt say goodbuye to her either! maybe give me her email please?

To Dad: 
Hahha i am soo sorry that you are cooking for yourselves now! i loved your email it made me laugh! i miss you and thee first night believe when i say was very hard but i promise you that being here is the right thing for me and i love it and im so gladi stayed! i was ready to come back on the next flight but now i love it! i am in a trio and i love my hermanas so much they are the best! my district is pretty cool as well! what has been going on there? did you put that money into my bank account? por favor mi padre! i love you and i am so grateful for your love and support. the weather here is pretty great in the mornings it is cold though. i dont know if i have time to write one big letter for the blog just maybe write somethings about how i am but i am more focused on writing you guys you know? thanks for the pictures i left my camera in the casa sorry you will get more next week but i did take pictures. so dont you think that it was funny about my ipod i mean come one!! okay so i really regret not taking as many shirts because im already running out and some really dont match my skirts! and i wish i had brought lotion they dont sell any here. so we cant go into the temple beacuse it is closed but we are going into the visitors center soon which is still cool!! how is everyone? i dont actually have jenny or billys email address can you send me it? even though THEY SHOULD HAVE EMAILED MEEEEEEEEE but you know im cool about it obviously. so the language is really hard but im trying. they threw us right into teaching out investigator but we are almost done with our first one. sorry but i do not like the food and mom was wrong there is OHH SOOO MUCH CHEESE in everyhting. but they juices are good so im drinking a lot to make up for no diet coke which i miss so much! oh well
love you and i miss you!

love hermana grigg

Week 47

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dear Family,

We had a great week! We had interviews and went on splits, and then yesterday we got feed lunch and dinner. I felt like a missionary in America :) haha

I was a little worried for this week because we were loosing almost 2 full days with going over to Budapest for interivews and splits (we both stayed in Buda to work with the sisters there), but the Lord helped make everything happen that we needed to.

We came back from splits on Saturday and met with a referral. It was this couple that lives in a village outside of Szombathely, but they came to the branch house. It was one of the best restoration lessons of my mission! The spirit was so strong and Sister Hinckley and I were teaching really well with each other and both the Husband and the wife were feel  the spirit super strongly. They were in tears and were talking about how it is super important for them to find the right and true religion! They want to be baptized so we were able to commit them to a bapdate. They came to church the next day and only stayed for sacrament meeting, but without us telling them or prompting them they said they will get everything done this saturday so they can stay the whole time this Sunday! they taught themselves keeping the sabbath day holy.

A few thinks happened in the work this week that were miracles but kind of pretty private for the investigators so I don't want to put them on here. Such know that the Book of Mormon is amazing and changes lives! I love when people tell us that is spoke to them!

So how much would you all hate me if this was the end? Ok sorry!!

Love you all and Have a great week!
Sister Grigg

Week 46

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dear everyone,

Katie is a missionary!! How exciting is that? Two Sister Grigg's in the family at the same time. She is going to be a wonderful missionary! I am so proud of her decision to serve the Lord. I am sad I didn't get to listen to her whole farewell talk, but it was so fun to hear the sounds of her voice!

We had a great week! One of our investigators got baptized! B. He is 16 years old. It has been quite the rollercoaster teaching him and getting him ready for baptism, but I have learned so much about life and what it means to be Christian. I think it also helped me learn to be a little more patient. But if I am being completely honest I am still not that patient. Rough life. I am working on it. He is such a tender guy and during his baptism the member that spoke about baptism talked about how it isn't every day that you see a 16 year old boy make this serious of a decision. One who wants to follow the savior one that wants to put God first in his life and shows that make making covenents with him. It was really humbling experience to be a part of his conversion process. Looking back I can really see the Holy Ghost at work. Because in the end, it is the Holy Ghost that converts people. All we can do is try our best to invite the Holy Ghost so that our investigators can feel like.

Weather wise it was a rough week! It has been snowing like all week and than yesterday is was like raining but is was froozen but not quite hail. So we didn't walk to church yesterday we really ice skated. It is rough. When we are in a hurry, which is like all of the time. The walking is really hard. But when we aren't in a hurry than it is soooo fun! It is like being on an iceskating rank without the ice skates!

This week has been really neat to see they why the Lord can work through us if we let him. For example we walked with one of the sets of elders to one of our investigators so they could give her a blessing. And it was like a 40 minute walk so we decided to take turns talking to people that we saw on the street. Like every other person kind of thing. It was our turn so we talked to this cute girl and ended up talking for a good amount of time and set up to met with her on Thursday. It was neat to see how our mission corellation meeting ran long so we missed the bus so we had to walk so that we could talk to this girl. The Lord really is preparing the people of Hungary for the gospel. T a different investigator has had 2 bap dates and it currently praying about his third. I have been fortunate to teach him the whole time he has been an investigator and looking back the past 3 months with him it is amazing to see the difference in him even if he can't see it. He is just a better person because of the gospel. It was so neat to see him come to church yesterday when a good portion of the members didn't come because of the weather. How neat is that? I am prayins so hard that he will get an answer to his prayers and get baptized in the next few weeks!

Ok so life is great. we are working hard. the weather is horrible but we are blessed with a good amount of teaching. tons of funny things are happening. sorry I can't share them all. we ate rabbit this week! it tasted like chicken.

Love you all and have a great week!
Sister Grigg

Benji's baptism 

there is a bakery called boston pékség I don't know what it is doing in hungary