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 the nuttiest thing ever happened
this week. Tuesday it was pouring rain. Our programs for that day had
either dogged or cancelled so we had 3 hours of finding to do after
dinner. We walked out of our apartment and it started down pouring.
so we said a prayer asking were we should go tracting. we all felt
like we should go this one way. so we went. had terrible luck. no one
was letting us in even into the building. we kept going up the hill
tracting the buildings we felt prompted too. It was approaching the
time when it wouldn't be ok to keep ringing doorbells and on the
comps goes lets do this last building. no luck. right across the
street was a pretty yellow one so I said last one and then we go
streeting. and this young guy answers and we told me we were doing a
survey could we ask him a few questions and he said sure. (and we
have permission to go into a guys home the first time if we get let
in while tracting) he asks to switch to english because it turns out
he goes to college in LA. he said we had perfect timing because he
just wrote an essay about our religion. I was like Mormons? because
most people in Hungary have no idea. He asked how we knew to come and
I told him that we had prayed about where we should go and the Lord
led us here. He goes oh know why it is because my dad is mormon. I
said I had no idea. So we talk to the kid for awhile and then his dad
(who is less active) comes home and we introduce our selves asked who
sent us. I said God. We prayed asking were we should go and got lead
here. He says nothing and walks into the kitchen. I was like oh he is
going to kill us. Turns out he is a world reknown spine surgeon and
they had a beautiful home. He comes back with super classy beverages
and then sits down and we all start talking. It turns out he was the
first branch president in Hungary. He was the only church member in
the country when Hungary was dedicated for missionary work so he was
with Elder Nelson when he dedicated Hungary and they are still good
friends. 2 months before he had dinner with the Mission president and
Stake president and their wives. His son had no idea about any of
this. We had no idea about any of this. He tells us his whole story
that his son had never heard before. Turns out his wife was the first
person baptized in Hungary after WWII. the son had no idea. He told
us why he is inactive. He did so much for the church here in the
beginning it is so sad he is less active. The spirit was so strong
while he was telling his story. It was such a blessing to be there. I
know that it wasn't by chance that we knocked on his door and that
the Lord led us there. Gave him that oppertunity to bare his
testimony to his son. It was amazing. I know I still have 3 weeks
left here, but it was like the Lord's way of telling me that I did
what he wanted me to do here in Hungary. I love the feeling of
following the spirit. Because of that I really feel like I have been
a successful instrament in the Lord's hands here in Hungary.
Obviously I am excited for the last 3 weeks!!!
Have a good one!
gellert hegy just missing one
set of elders and that is all of us in the buda ward
Here's the new companions. I know that
you all have been dying for a picture!
Sister Cox (the greenie) me and Sister
Last pday we went to Gellert hegy,
which is the place where Hungary was dedicated for missionary work.
In the mountain there is also a church cave. So we took a tour of
that. It was really cool.
These were our favorite elders last
transfer out of the tons that are here in the city. And then this is
one of their investigators that is getting baptised this Saturday.
How cool right?