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.
So this week has been filled with
Starting off, we went and visited this
women we had found tracting a couple of weeks ago. She completely
opens up to me at the beginning of the visist. Tells me that she took
a pregnancy test and it was positive. It would be her 6th child,
which is totally unheard of in Hungary, having that many kids. And
she said she is going to the doctors in a couple of days to have is
confirmed. She is praying that is it a mistake and that she got a
disease and her hormones are out of wack or something. And then
proceeds to tell me that if she is really pregnant she is going to
get an abortion. She is married but said that they can't handle the
financial stress another child. She didn't understand how it happend
with breastfeeding her youngest. And yes went into when her husband
had last had sex. It was interesting. I just had no idea what to say.
I had just met her. We introduced the BoM to her and told her to pray
about the baby thing, read, and ask God what she should do. I said
abortion wasn't good but literally had no idea what else I good say.
Afterward I felt bad that I wasn't more like, "Don't do it!"
We are now helping another investigator
quite smoking. He is on bap date scheduled to happen in 2 weeks, but
I am thinking we will have to push it back a couple weeks because he
went MIA for 2 weeks. But we found him again (he doesn't have a phone
and we would always meet with him in the branch house so that proved
to be a little stressful but with lots of pray and listening to the
spirit we found him again). He is really committed to this. Came to
church and stayed for all 3 hours. We had a great program with him
afterwards and one of the other young single adults in the branch.
When he gets baptized he will be the only younger guy in the branch,
which would have to be hard. Also great for him because their are
like 5 young single adult girls in their early 20s. haha.
Sister Feil extended another bap
challenge this weekend, and our investigator accepted. She has meet
with sister missionaries for a while but no one could committed her
to baptism because she doesn't want to do it with out her family. So
we had a great lessson talking about the positive influence women
have on their families and read 1 Nephi 7 where the daughters of
Ismael soften Laman and Lemuels hearts when they wanted to kill
Nephi. And she said that she will be baptized in a month if her
husband gives his blessing and support. We promised that by her good
example her family would follow later. The day before we met her
husband and 2 sons on the street, which was a small miracle because I
had never met the husband and older son before. So hopeful that is a
We went to Tokaj this moring with the
missionaries from Debrecen in our district and went hiking. It was
way fun but I am already sore! It was surprisingly step. We went
whipping at the top and I was horrible at it. oh well!