Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Life

Big news of the week, V. is a priest. He got baptized on Saturday, confirmed on Sunday, and then had a quick interview with the bishop and was given the priesthood during priesthood meeting. Also, speaking of priesthood meeting, we had 30 people there. And thats not even counting the Bishop and first counsler who were doing interviews. Thats possibly twice as big as the biggest priesthood meeting Ive ever seen here, and 10 times my first week in Eger. So the church is going well here in Budapest. 

V. said he feels like a completely new person, he looks like it too. He called us up last night and told us he was free all day and if anyone needed any help with anything he was ready to serve. Also, his mom came to the baptism and to church yesterday, hopefully we will start meeting with her as well. The ward members were great with that, after the baptismal service we had some snacks and she sat down by herself. I thought, I should go talk to her, make sure she is fine. 2 seconds later she was swarmed by a bunch of women who started chatting with her. Also, he played the organ at the baptism which was super cool. Did I mention he is self taught and can't read music?
Besides that I can't think of a ton that happened. We had a ward New Years party, which was a lot of fun, but none of our investigators showed up.
We had a couple of new people that we met with, including a guy from Italy that let us in and a guy from Argentina that told us we could come back. We also met with another really poor guy that is also apparently a really good pianist and oranist. Conincedence?
Oh, it also snowed today. Its officially winter. Its getting a lot colder too. I am starting to feel some sympathy it for those Minnesota missionaries back in the day.
My camera just died so I will send baptism pictures next week.

Parkinson Elder