had an amazing week here in Kispest. I absolutely love it here! There were a few experiences I had this week that really showed me that I am suppose to be here at this time, serving with these amazing people.
Here are just a few highlights from the week though. We visited a member, Kristi, and we really enjoyed talking to her and learning from one another. She even made us cobbler! She was so excited because she said she had found an American recipe. We talked a lot about choices with her and it was really interesting. We all have so many choices that we make each day. I was thinking about choices this whole week and how when we have choices in our life we really should ask ourselves "what do I value?" and then also think about "what does God value?" It is important to keep an eternal perspective always, but especially when we have important choices we need to make. Heavenly Father does have a specific plan for us and as we seek his guidance in our choices, He will help us. Often times, we need to take action, we need to get started on a path and as we go, we should seek guidance from our Father in Heaven because He will correct or assure us in our path.
Another really cool experience that happened this week was tracting. We knocked on one of the doors and after speaking Hungarian to the lady who answered, she told us she only spoke Georgian and English. She was renting the apartment for only a few days having a short visit before she went back to the Republic of Georgia. We were able to have a great lesson with here and taught her about the Restoration. She was really interested and she talked about how good she felt while we were teaching her! We quickly ran to the mission home to pick up an English Book of Mormon for her and we were also able to print out the Articles of Faith for her in Georgian, she loved it! We gave her the information about the church in Georgia and she said she was excited to meet with the missionaries there. It was wonderful! It is so crazy being here and hearing so many different languages each day. It is really interesting though.
We had a really fun bike ride with the Medveczky family. They are so much fun! I just adore the cute 5 year old, Álmos. We had a great times riding bikes in a forest, having a picnic,
and playing soccer in the super hot weather!
We also had some really great lessons with our other investigators this week. We are teaching a woman named Csilla who has been progressing for a while now. She had a challenge with coming to church but we had an amazing lesson where we talked about the blessings of Sacrament Meeting and the peace we can receive from coming to church --- and--- she came to church yesterday!!!! It was also really neat because it was a Ward Conference and one of the talks was all about the Sabbath day and how we can pray about the things we can do to get more out of our Sundays. She really loved it and I'm so happy she had a good experience.
We also met with Józsi twice this week. I absolutely love teaching him! I think I like teaching him so much because he reminds me a little bit of how I was a few years ago. He has a lot of similar thoughts, and questions that I have had in my life. Józsi has really started making a lot of progress recently and I feel like I have already seen his faith really grow. We talked with him recently a lot about prayer and how important it is to ask specific questions and talk openly with our Heavenly Father. He was feeling like he couldn't ask for help from Heavenly Father because it shows weakness. But, we talked to him about how in reality, it is the opposite way. As we turn to our Heavenly Father, it shows that we have Him to put our trust in and when we humbly ask Him for help, it really makes us stronger. Asking for help does not show that we are weak in any way but instead helps us find our strengths through faith. He recently read 3 Nephi chapter 13 which is also one of my absolute favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon. If you haven't read that recently I would challenge you to take a few minutes and read it because it is really moving. My favorite verse is 21, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
|Great day with the Medveczky Family|
|We had a really enjoyable bike ride!|
|Who doesn't love a picnic?|
|More pictures of us riding our bikes through a beautiful wooded area|