Monday, June 9, 2014

Week 64

Monday, June 9, 2014

Dear Family,

Ok so this week the coolest thing ever happened. Bogi came up last Pday to be in an  "I am a Mormon" one of those thingys. They filmed it in the mission home, and the plan was we would came to get her to go to lunch. We got there, and they weren't done filming and Bogi goes this is the missionary that baptized me. And they were like what really, well if she is here lets have her be in it to. So we spent and hour and a half last pday filming for an "I am a Mormon" video. So cool. They said it will online in September. it was so fun. Reinacting our first program, when we put her on bap date, when she brought Péter to meet with us. They filmed her write on facebook and sending the links to people to invite them to church or to meet with us. It was such a cool expereince. And then we finally got to go out to lunch. It was so good to see her again and talk. She is just such an awesome example to me of member missionary work and sharing the gospel. 

Today is a holiday in Hungary. The celebrate pentecost. So everything is close except for this internet cafe. So we have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. 

Really cool. That investigator who came to church last time got his answer in church that the Bom is true, the church and everything. We had him pray about a date in June and July for baptism. i was like Ok so July and he goes why july? June is good for me. So he is getting baptized in 3 weeks, and we also have to switch him to kispest. the rule is they have to go to church there atleast once before their baptism and then the baptism has to be there. So we talked about it and he is deciding when he wants to switch to the kispest elders (there are no sisters there). It is sad but ok because it he will get baptized whether or not we are the ones who teach him.

Our work is going to take a little dip because we have to pass over 2 bap dates this week. one to the pest sisters. 

There was this all day ward activity on Saturday and we went for a little bit and brought an investigator. It was so fun! The little girls in the ward love me. which is neat because last week in you letter mom you were talking about Young Womens. I think it is just because I have long hair and the can play with it. They came up to me in church the next day and were like when are you coming over? i was like uhhh we need to talk to your Mom. But then that would have been super awkward if we had gone up to their mom's can just been like oh yeah your daughters want us to come over so like when? So I told them to tell their mom's. (sister Fowers already told me I am the worst), but it worked after Relief Socitey they came up to me. haha. 

We met with the cutest girl ever! She is like 5 days older than me and we streeted her like a week and a half ago. She was with her son's dad's cousin. And he goes we aren't believers and walks away pushing the stroller. She goes," What? I am a believer." and talked to us. We met with her twice last week and she is so prepared it is nutty. Loved the restoration. She was filling in the blanks. She has a 2 month old son and has been reading the BoM outloud to him at night. So tender. And guess what? She is from Nyíregyháza. Funny that when I leave there I start meeting tons of people from there. I am so excited for her to keep progressing in the gospel! We are hoping to give her a bap date this week.

Ok well love you all and hope that you have a good pentecost (we don't celebrate that in the states do we? it was a bigish (not huge) deal in Jerusalem when we were there but that is a little more understandable because that is like where it happened)

Sister Grigg

the internet is too slow to send pictures today. sorry!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Week 63

Monday, June 2, 2014


Sister Fowers really likes to email so I hope you are ready for a long email this week :) 

It was a great week. Z had her bap interview on Tuesday and so we got the whole thing together in 2 days and the Baptism was friday and she was confirmed on Sunday. It was super great! I'll send a picture later. Nutty thing. Someone had a violin so I played a musical number and it was the first time I have played in like 16 months' talk abouty nutty. The baptism was lovely. I love baptisms, they are so simple that is the perfect environment to feel the spirit. 

We met with the coolest, most prepared guy ever this week. we streeted him our first week together and then we meet with him for the first time this week. He speaks like a billion langauges, is from blangladesh but was born in England and raised in Libia. nutty. So he doesn't have a christian background so teaching him is interesting. it is really good. though. We had our first program and had a rockin restoration. we read moronis promise with him and he goes why did you chose these verses I already believe it is true. so cool. we were coming down the stair in the branch house and he was looking at all the pictures and everything on the walls and there was a picture of the first vision and we were like this is what we just talked about. He goes I have goosebumps I feel something. and then he came to the baptism the next day looked it. after the service we were talking about it and how she was getting the the gift of the holy ghost on sunday. He goes what is that. and we explained what it was and told him that he felt it when he was looking at the picture. He is sooo cool. We are meeting with him tonight. I have been thinking for a few days of how to teach a plan of salvation to someone without a christain background it should be good. Plus we are going on our first set of exchanges starting tonight. The Szombathely sisters will be here with us. I am going on splits with the new misisonary so it should be fun. 

We had an interesting case this week. We have a bap date that we planned some rockin member presents with because that is what she has been missing a little in her progress. she cancelled them all and I asked why and she was like I don't care about meeting other people. It was so weird. She had meet them at church last week. So when we met the next time we talked about baptismal covenents and part of that is having friends and the spirit totally softened her heart and she agreed to have a member at her next program. And the next day at church she did a good job and going to met new people and talk to them instead of us dragging her around to meet people. 

We have this other super cool guy that unfortunatey doesn't like on our side of the river so we have to switch him over. It is a bummer because he is progressing really well. We did a church tour and we started it off and the time before we had bap challenged him and when we followed up on it he told us that he tried asking God about the Bom and baptism and he didn't know what his "sign" would be but he shared an experience he had and asked if that could be his "sign" it was cool. He had a rockin time at church. I asked him if he got his answer and he said yes! so cool, and we will put him on bap datetomorrow. The switch over has to be done classy because he is progressing so well. we don't want it to hinder his progression. Sister Fowers like to comes up with intense "game plans" for church. and they have been known to switch mid-church.i was on "Barnabas duty" during sunday school. being a missionary you like have licsense to do some awkward I did some forced friendsshiping between him and a recent convert who had yet to be in the fellowshipper role. so good. 

I love Buda. I love serving with Sister Fowers. We are so different and have done misisonary work differently, but it is really cool seeing how we can bring our strengths together and how well we are doing together! And how great we get along.

Oh remember that cool couple that Sister Rupard and I found on splits in Debrecen. They are getting baptized in July and have come to church every week since then and the woman bore her testimony in church there and thanked God for answering her prayer by having Sister Madline and Sister Robin for knocking on her door. so cool right? 

Have a great week! 

Sister Grigg