Monday, January 12, 2015

It snowed!

We got the fist real snow of the year on Wednesday, it felt like the winter was finally starting. It's already all melted though and has started to get warmer, so I think winter might be ending again. I was expecting winters in Hungary to be a bit more harsh.

We had a solid week, a bit disappointing because we were expecting some new investigators to make it to church yesterday but they didn't show up. Good News though, apparently a new law just passed that will make all shops close on Sundays starting in the spring. I don't know the details, but that will be awesome, a lot of people work on Sundays so that will be a huge blessing and help to missionary work.

One of our best programs this week was a bit unplanned, a member showed near the end to come to a program right after, but that program had just canceled so she came in and talked with our investigator a bit, shared her conversion story, and they became great friends. Totally unplanned, but it worked out awesome. Those are the best times in missionary work.

We had a cool find this week, it was right after a man (same from last week's email) had tried to kick us out of the neighborhood. He got mad at us for trying to get into a building so we streeted in a big circle for a couple of minutes and then came back when he was gone. We that got in the building and found a cool man we talked to. Super nice, "Do you speak English (He was pretty much fluent), do you want to come in, let me take your coat, can I get you something to drink? (And he even knew ahead of time we didn't want alcohol)" Super nice, he is really interested in religion and how our church is different. We talked a bit and then set up for Wednesday.

We also had a member quote my favorite scene in the Lion King in a program. What does it mean to have the image of God in our countenance (see Alma 5, read entire chapter)? Consider the advice Rafikki gives to Simba right before Mufassa's ghost appears. Actually consider all of the advice Rafikki ever gives.

Something from General Conference (I got and read it through in December, so I'm a little behind) I've been wanting but forgetting to share. Everyone go read the scriptures more. And if you don't think you have time consider the talk from Elder Scott (I think it was him, I know it was an Apostle) in which he says reading the scriptures is more important than sleep, work, school, etc. So pretty much no one has excuses. The scriptures are awesome. Read them.

Love you all, have a wonderful week.
Parkinson Elder