Monday, April 20, 2015


Spring is going strong here in Hungary, and our suitjackets just came off. It is feeling good.

We are hoping to have a baptism on Saturday, but we still haven't been able to find a place to do it. The spot they usually use in under rennovation and we haven't found another one yet. Satan is defintely working on this one. Our investigator works for the police and for the past week every time we get a program set up she has gotten emergency called in the day of the program and had to cancel. She still made it to church after working a long shift last night though, she wants to be baptized. Where there's a will there's a way.

We had a Zone Training on Thursday in Dunaújváros on working with members, member missionary work. That was super good, we've already used some of the ideas we got from the training and it has gone well so far. The travel was a little less ideal, it was a 3 hour train ride where we had to switch trains twice, and on the way back after waiting for an hour to get on the second train we accidently got on the wrong train back to Dunaújváros. So we had to go there and back again, wait another hour in Pusztaszabolcs, and then catch the right train. In my defence the train we wanted came in as 1, and then split in 2 on the platform and went in 2 sepererate directions. On the bright side we were able to share a little about the Plan of Salvation with a women on the next train so maybe it all was supposed to happen.

We have switched our tracting area to actual houses instead of apartments, it has worked out well so far. A lot of nice people, and some success. We met one really cool old man who had met with the church at the Washington DC visitors center when he lived there for 2 years, and he said he almost got baptized. Then he came back here and I guess he lost contact for over 10 years, very excited to meet again. That was a big morale boost at the end of a long day.

Fun story of the week. My companion cooks up some kolbász (basically sausage but better) with his eggs. Takes one bite and then has his throat set on fire. I go read the package, Pokolian extra csípős kolbász. Translation - Extra spicy kolbász from hell. We'll have to be more carefull when shopping in the future.

Keep reading the scriptures! Have a great week!
Parkinson Elder