Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 23, 2016


Gonna try to keep this email quick today. Here's what happened in our week!

Wednesday, we had our zone training for the month at the branch house on Hajnóczy Utca. As the focus of the training, we worked on being good support and help for the missionaries once we've already returned home (since we had a lot of missionaries in our zone who just left on Saturday or will leave in another two weeks or so). We had Attila, the fantastic mission leader from the Buda ward, come in as part of our training and talk to us about how we can better work with members to help people. He's a great leader who teaches through his own example, so it was really great to have him there with us as part of the training!

After the training, we headed back home to grab the things we needed to go on splits with the elders in Érd. On the way there, the Palmers (a really nice famliy from the Érd branch) invited us over to have dinner with them on Wednesday night. It was great to see them again and get to talk to them for a little bit, and then we headed off to meet with Laci and the elders at the branch house. Laci's one of my best friends that I've made here in Hungary, so it was nice to talk with him with Elder Winegar! Being with Elder Winegar on splits was also a really neat experience, because I hadn't seen him too terribly much except for at zone trainings or occasional mission conferences since we'd been in the country, and it was a blast getting to be around him again and see how much we've both grown since the MTC!

On Thursday, we met with some more good people from Érd, finished off by a lunch at Anikó's house. She fed us SO much food, but it was all sooo good! That ended our stay in Érd, and we headed back to our own house here in Pest.

The rest of our week consisted of doing some streeting and finding, a doctor's appointment for Elder Martineau's ankle, and saying goodbye to Sisters Rankin and Hafen from our MTC group. It's crazy to think that they're already home! Our week was topped off with church on Sunday, and then that brings us back to today!

I think that's pretty much all the news for this week. Hope you're all doing well! Love you lots! :)

Got to see my good friend, Laci again when we went
 back to Érd for splits this week! :)

With Anikó, one of the nicest ladies from the branch in Érd! 
We visited her in Százhalombatta with Elder Winegar 
(my comp from the MTC), and Elder Craig, who
went home this week on Saturday

This is the shore of the Duna, right where it bends past 
Százhalombatta at a place called the Halászcsárda.

A few pictures of the heart of Budapest by the 
Parliament Building at the Kossuth Lajos Square

It's super funny how many people ride Segways around Budapest.

Walking down one of the streets that lead to the Basilica in Pest

Some parts of the city are definitely very square and cold-looking,
but the Hunyadi Castle is a really pretty building!

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