Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 27, 2015

Email from Elder Priest's mission president, President Lowell  Smith:

Dear Missionary Family:

Your missionary, along with nine others, has arrived safely in the Hungary Budapest Mission! We are excited to finally receive these new missionaries. Here is a photograph which we took in the Mission Home, following our dinner.

When we returned from the Airport, I conducted initial, brief interviews. These interviews are helpful to me as I prepare to make companionship assignments. Following dinner, we enjoyed a wonderful Hungarian dinner. At the conclusion of the meal, the missionaries sang (in Hungarian) “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing.” It was wonderful.

The missionaries then went to Castle Hill, where they overlooked the Danube River, the Parliament, Lion Bridge, and other significant Hungarian sites. The Dedicatory Prayer for Hungary, given by Elder Russell M. Nelson on April 19, 1987, was read.

Tomorrow, the missionaries will have photographs taken for residency permits. They will also be “contacting” individuals on the street (called “streeting”). They will then return to the Mission Office, receive training, and will then be assigned their first companion and be assigned to their first city. The missionaries will depart to their new area of service immediately following the assignment meeting.

We have asked the missionaries to e-mail their family on Preparation Day (Monday). You should expect to hear from your missionary then.

Thank you for your prayers on behalf of your missionary - and on behalf of all of the missionaries in the Hungary Budapest Mission.

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