Monday, March 13, 2017

Boldog Nőnapot! (Women's Day)

Hello! It's been a really good week here. We spent a lot of time outside and it actually has gotten colder, but refreshing. On Tuesday we met with Gyöngyi again. She has been coming to church recently and is doing quite well. When we met this last week she told us all about what she had studied and learned recently and went through the entire Plan of Salvation. She is so sweet and wants to be baptized so hopefully we can set a date for that. 

We went to Szeged for splits on nőnap (Women's day) and I was with Beck nővér. I love the town of Szeged and it was especially fun for Vielstich nővér to go back because she served there. It's such a beautiful city. On Thursday, we went to the special needs home again. As always, I loved going there! I colored and talked with a girl named Erzsi who I hadn't met before, she is really cute. We also met a new guy there named Zoltán who talked to us all about star wars and would draw all the characters from it.

We were also able to meet with Erzsébet before Angolóra again. We had a good lesson with her and talked more with her about the Plan of Salvation, the Atonement, and having hope in the resurrection. She is such a strong lady. During English class we were talking about the days of the week and we went around the room and asked them each what their favorite day of the week is. When it got to cute Erzsébet she said, "My favorite day is today." She is the cutest.

We went to Szandaszőlős a few times this week, it's a pretty rural area about a 20 minute bus ride away. It smelled like farm land and it was actually really refreshing to be there. The people were really kind and we saw sheep, lots of chickens, saw the stars better, and found lots of nice dogs.

We also went to Cegléd to look for a family. They weren't home when we went, so we left a note and decided to head back to the train station. While walking back I felt like we should tract this one yellow apartment building we were walking past. We started to csengő and then someone let us in, which doesn't usually happen unless they are expecting someone to come. We went up to the last floor and knocked on the door and started to talk with the woman, Tünde, who answered. We asked about what the most important thing was to her in her life to which she answered, "boldogság" (happiness). She invited us in as we asked if we could share a message about happiness and we were able to talk with her and her boyfriend, Gábor for a while. They both said they didn't really believe in God but they intently listened as we talked with them about God, and how He wants for us to be happy most of all. It was really great to talk with them and although they don't want to keep meeting right now they said maybe later and told us how grateful they were that we came.
Church was good yesterday, Gyöngyi came again and loved it. The men in the branch gave each of us (the women) a tulip for nőnap and they are so pretty! 

I know that just as we shared with Tünde and Gábor, the message of the gospel truly is one of happiness and I am so grateful for that. This week, I found a lot of comfort in D & C 68:6 which says: Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come." I know that He really does stand by our side and loves us. 

Have a great week! 

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

Lots of great dogs here.

Tracting out in Szandaszolos.





They love their hedgehogs.

The sign says "Good luck".

We have so many wonderful sunsets here.


We came upon this darling little cat that followed us for awhile.

Lots of friendly dogs.




1 comment:

  1. The people in Hungary love you and it appears all the animals do too! The Lord God made them all!! Sister Morton

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