Sunday, November 29, 2015

A few pictures and a few thoughts...


     We have had so much fun in the snow over the past few days on our walks to the Provo Temple! Our District is getting ready to leave for Hungary and we are all so excited.  
     I just have a quick thought, and a few scriptures that I have found a lot of comfort in lately, that I wanted to share with you. I was asked today, "what is the most valuable lesson that you have learned during your time at the MTC?" It is very clear to me that the answer to that question is that we need to LOVE everyone around us. We each have experiences that we have gone through and are currently going through, both big and small that we may need others help with. I have also learned over the past few months that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are keenly aware of what we are currently going through as well as our personal feelings and the desires of our hearts. I believe that our relationship with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is evident by the way we treat the people around us, and how we show our love for them. I know Heavenly Father loves us, His children, so incredibly much. 

 In Moroni 10:32, it says:

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ea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the power of God.

And in 1 John 4:7-9, 18-21, it says:

7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
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every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

 8  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

 9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us,because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth ou
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fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 19  We love him, because he first loved us.

 20  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

 21  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also

     I hope you all have a great week! I have one last week to receive Dearelder emails if you want to write to me (and I am hoping you do) because I absolutely love hearing about how things are going for each of you.

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

Friday, November 27, 2015

MTC - Week 8 (Nine Days Left at the MTC)


     It has been another great week here in the MTC, and the time is really starting to fly by. I can't believe I leave in just nine days! 
     So first things first, we got our FLIGHT PLANS! I will be leaving early in the morning on Monday December 7th (and when I say early I really mean early) as we leave at 3:30 AM, and then we won't arrive in Hungary until noon on Tuesday. I am SO excited! 
     Another item that I am excited about is that I was informed that I was selected (out of about 2,000 missionaries) to be part of the 40 member choir that is going to sing at the Christmas Devotional on December 4th. I am also the section leader for altos for the choir, which is kind of fun since I've never had that opportunity before. What that basically means is that I help the alto section learn their notes and straighten out parts where we aren't singing correctly. Being a part of the choir has already been such a neat opportunity and I absolutely love the choir director, he is inspiring as well as immensely talented. It is going to be an amazing evening, that I am really looking forward to. We will have approximately five more rehearsals before the performance, so it is also a nice break from the normal every day schedule, every once in awhile. 
     On Wednesday, I got to Skype with Levente's mom! This was so fun for me! As some of you know, I met some of Levente's family this summer when I visited Hungary, and had such a sweet experience - if you are interested in reading about that, it is on my blog from this summer in the July section - Anyways, as soon as Sister Medveczky answered the Skype call she started to smile and laugh when she saw that it was me! It was the cutest! I was able to talk to her about faith and enduring to the end. One of my favorite scriptures that I shared with her is in Doctrine & Covenants, which says:
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My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall
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be but a small moment;
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And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

​     It was so wonderful to "see" Sister Medveczky again, and it was also fun to see little Álmos again as well, (he is Levente's cute little brother).  
Álmos kept running up to the camera and saying "Szia!" (Hi).  He even dressed up in all his armor and wanted me to see it. I'm not completely sure if he actually remembered me from my visit this summer, but he is the sweetest little boy! 
     Yesterday was a really great day, even if it was a little sad not being home on Thanksgiving. In the morning, we were blessed to have Elder Dallin H. Oaks come speak to us. My favorite part of the program was when some of his children and grandchildren preformed the special musical numbers. They played 'Amazing Grace' and 'Oh Divine Redeemer', they were both incredible! His daughter, Jenny Oaks Baker, is an extremely accomplished violinist, it was wonderful to hear her preform as well. Elder Oaks and his family also sang to us which was really sweet, and I can now say that I've been sung to by an Apostle. 
     After the devotional we had a Thanksgiving Lunch, which was really yummy, and then we watched the movie '17 miracles'. I had never seen this movie before and it was outstanding. I am so grateful for how strong, faithful and brave the pioneers were, and for everything they accomplished. After the movie, we did a Service Project which involved preparing meals for people who don't have enough food. It was really enjoyable, and the organization that came said we made more meals this year than any other year at the MTC, even though we had less people! For dinner we had PB&J sandwiches in our classroom because no one was working on Thanksgiving night. It was fun though, we all went around the room and expressed what we were truly grateful for. 
     I also learned yesterday not to trust the Albanian Elders (they are a part of our zone) after they told me you could break a banana in half by basically smashing it into your head. Just so you know, it's not true - it doesn't work - so don't try this at home (haha) I guess I'm a little gullible. 
     We finished the day with a Devotional that I played organ for! The Devotional was entitled "A Gratitude Tribute." We watched several inspiring videos, put out by the church, and had some incredible talents shared by missionaries. There was also a point in the program where they had people recite 'The First Vision' in different languages. The last person to recite it did it in sign language, which I thought was so very special. Playing the organ for the Devotional was a neat experience, and I'm so pleased to say that it went really well. My favorite part of the Devotional came during the closing hymn, which was 'I Believe in Christ', and about halfway through the hymn, all the missionaries started to spontaneously stand up, one by one. The spirit was so strong and powerful. 
     That is about it for this week. They put Christmas lights up here, so we are all really happy about that.  I love you!

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

Sister Ausage from New Zealand, I love her! She is always so happy whenever I see her, and I have had so much fun getting to know her.

Playing the organ for the Thanksgiving Devotional
Classroom group

Monday, November 23, 2015

MTC Week 7

​Boldog Hálaad
ást! (Happy Thanksgiving!)

     So, I don't have too much to report on this week because our Preparation Day was changed from Thursday to Monday, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. I only have a few minutes to email, but I wanted to share some really exciting news with each of you; I will be playing the organ for the special Devotional on Thanksgiving!!!  They seldom have missionaries play the hymns on the organ for Devotionals because there's just not much time available to practice, and the organ is only set up on Sundays and (a small part of) Tuesday. I feel so honored to have been selected to play the organ. I will be playing 7 hymns for the devotional (4 will be sung during the program and 3 are what they refer to as "Prelude Hymns," which are sung with the congregation prior to the start of the meeting). I will also play the prelude and the postlude music for the meeting as well. I am so so excited to have this opportunity and (I have to admit) also pretty nervous. I've never played the organ for such a large congregation before. I'm very excited, it will be a another really neat Missionary Training Center experience. 
     Hope you all have a great week! I love you all! I want you to know that I am so grateful at this Season of Thanksgiving for each of you, and for your friendship, love and support.

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

Sister Greenwood and Hannah

Sister Vashica and Hannah

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MTC - Week 6

     This week has been both eye opening as well as comforting, all at the same time. The language (learning Hungarian), among other things, can be challenging and discouraging at times. However, I have also had my testimony strengthened so much recently of the enabling power of the Atonement, and I know that we can can receive strength and peace because of Christ's Atonement. 
     A friend of mine, Kaleb, sent me a letter and he shared a scripture with me that was really helpful. In 1 Nephi 20:10 it says,  "For behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." He expressed to me that although there will be things that are hard to understand at first, and even though we may not know why things happen the way the do, we can still benefit from them. He pointed out that eternal refinement comes at a great cost, but it is also a time when we can humbly come closer to God and learn from each experience, instead of shrinking. (If you want to read more about this topic, you can find Elder Bednar's amazing talk that Kaleb sent me entitled "That We Might Not Shrink." 
     During our Devotional on Tuesday night with Elder Kim B. Clark, we were taught about 'Simple Truths' that can help us to have a positive, powerful impact on other each day. These principles are obedience, hard work, striving to have the spirit, and love. Each of these are simple, yet powerful, and I know they are so important in our lives. 
     In Moses 6:31-34, we read a beautiful promise given from the Lord, to Enoch, who was called to be a prophet. But, I know that it has application to us today, and it was so comforting to me when I read it. 

"31 And when Enoch had heard these words, he bowed
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himself to the earth, before the Lord, and spake before the
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Lord, saying: Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me; for I am slow
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of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?
32 And the Lord said unto Enoch: Go forth and do as I
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have commanded thee, and no man shall pierce thee. Open thy mouth, and it shall be filled, and I will give thee
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utterance, for all flesh is in my hands, and I will do as seemeth me good.
33 Say unto this people: Choose ye this day, to serve the
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Lord God who made you.
34 Behold my Spirit is upon you, wherefore all thy words
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will I justify; and the mountains shall flee before you, and
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the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide
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in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me

     Like, Enoch, I feel like I am "slow of speech" but I know that with the Lord's help I will be able to learn the Hungarian language and communicate with the people of Hungary. I love at the end of the scripture passage where the Lord says "walk with me." I know that if we are being faithful and striving to walk with the Lord, He will bless us. 
     A funny story before I tell you about what happened Sunday is from our First Counselor in the Mission Presidency, who is quite the guy. After every story he tells (which are numerous), he usually just laughs at himself even if it wasn't a very funny story, and he clearly is not worried about whether or not it relates to anything we were talking about. He told us that when he was on his mission he would only iron the very front of his shirts and then he would just throw on a suit coat so no one knew that his shirts were super wrinkly. He said he did that his WHOLE mission and still does today! Hahah, I thought that was a hilarious story, after many which were not so funny. 
     Anyways, last Sunday we had a Women's Conference which was really inspiring. The first speaker talked to us about miracles and the second speaker, Sister Cindy Gilbert, talked about how we each have "stuff" we are holding onto that may be hindering our potential. She illustrated this by telling us about her granddaughter who really wanted to help her carry some cans of food up the stairs, but also really didn't want to put her doll down, even for just a second to help. I think I am sometimes like this little girl, and I so appreciated her sharing this because it was a great reminder for me to be focused on what I know is most important, and to put down the things I don't need to be carrying right now. 
     In church last Sunday I played a piano duet with Greenwood 
​. We played 'My Heavenly Father Loves Me'. It is a really beautiful arrangement by Sally Deford, and it was wonderful to play with her, we actually auditioned the piece this morning so we may play it in a Devotional at some point as well. 
     Also, in church, our Branch President, President Garr, shared the story of Joan of Arc which I have reflected on several times since. I realize I have heard the story before, but this time I truly took it to heart. He shared with us Joan of Arc's last words, which were, "The world can use these words: I know this now - every man gives his life for what he believes; every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it, and then it's gone. But to surrender what you are and live without belief is more terrible than dying, even more terrible than dying young."  Wow, that is just so powerful to me! 
     Another Devotional on Sunday night was given by Greg Droubay, he has a leadership position in the Church Media Department. He showed us the new Christmas video, "A Savior is Born" which hasn't actually been released yet (look for that soon). He also told us about a huge bill board the church is putting up in New York City for Christmas, along with 400 taxi toppers! 
     Yesterday, we Skyped with members of the church in Hungary, and had to talk as well as teach them for thirty minutes. It was definitely eye opening, because that is what I am going to be doing in person in just 2 and a half weeks! It was honestly a bit difficult to hear them because of the bad connection, but it was a really cool experience. Next week we get to do that again, and I am hoping to be able to Skype with Levente's family! Another companionship in my District got to Skype with Levente's mom as well as his little brother, whom I love so much! 
     Anyways, I think that is about it for the week. I have been speaking a ton of Hungarian, and  our District is starting to review all that we've learned thus far. It is crazy to realize how much I have mastered in 6 weeks, and it is even crazier to think about the fact that I will be getting on a plane for Hungary in 17 days! 
     One more thought I wanted to leave with you is a quick quote that my companion, Vasica 
​ shared with me, she said "It doesn't get easier, but we do get stronger." I know that is true, and she is the best example of that truth for me. I realize that I am suppose to be companions with her, and that I am suppose to be here right now. I have learned so much in the past six weeks, and I am just so grateful for the experiences I've been able have here at the Missionary Training Center.

     Tudom hogy Jézus Krisztus él és A Mormon Könyve igaz. Tudom hogy családok örökévalóak. Tudom hogy boldog vagyok az evangélium miatt. Tudom hogy Isten szereti gyermekeit és ő akarja, hogy visszatérjünk hozza.  (I know that Jesus Christ lives and that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that families are forever. I know that I am happy because of the gospel. I know that God loves his children and that He wants us to return to Him.)

Szeretek titeket! ​

Sok szeretettel,   Schoendorfer 

Learning Hungarian can really give you a brain cramp!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MTC - Week 5

​     Hey! 
I can't believe I have been here for a little more than five weeks. This week flew by! I will be getting on a plane for Hungary in 3 and a half weeks! I am so excited! 
     This week was really great but I want to first tell you about this morning. I had the opportunity to go to the Provo Temple, and do temple work for my sweet Aunt Becky who passed away a few years ago. I was able to be baptized and confirmed for her in January of this year. So today I continued doing some other work in her name. It was a really amazing opportunity. The temple worker who was with me was Nicki Infanzon again and it was a really sweet experience. I felt our Heavenly Father's love that He has for each of us, so strongly. Heavenly Father is truly aware of us as we go about our lives. 
     This week I said goodbye to two friends who left the MTC for their missions. Sisar Jones left for Finland and the night before she left we were up way late helping her pack everything and clean. It was sad to see her go but I am so excited for her to be in Finland! I also said goodbye to Elisa (Hermana Huhem) who was only here for 12 days, but it was so fun to see her pretty much every day. Elisa is such a happy girl and it was fun to talk and catch up with her. I am excited to hear about how she is doing in Washington. 
     So one of the coolest things that happened this week was that I had a dream in Hungarian. It might sound crazy but it happened! It was super short (haha) but I had a dream that my companion and I were in Hungary and we were at a restaurant together, and I ordered a glass of water. I woke up so confused, but it was way cool. I guess that's what happens when you are learning Hungarian all day long for 5 weeks. 
     Our devotionals this week were Brother Richard L. Heaton and Elder Hugo Montoya of the Seventy. I played the piano at the devotional on Sunday night, accompanying a sister playing 'I Need Thee Every Hour' on viola. After the musical number the speaker, Brother Heaton, joked about a missionary who one time said "I don't know about you but, I need Thee every half hour!" Hahah, it was really funny, he was an amazing speaker, and after the devotional people again recognized me from playing the piano! He talked about reaching out to others and just being friendly to everyone we come in contact with. He had his son, Russel, who has special needs, help him with the program so Russel was running around to everyone handing the microphone to different people to speak. He was adorable! His dad would tell him to hand the microphone to someone close by, and with that Russel would turn around and bolt all the way up to the top of the bleachers and give it to the missionary sitting the furthest away. 
     During the devotional with Elder Montoya, we learned about how important it is to be alert, be genuine, and be obedient. In the beginning of the talk he told us a story about how he had seen a meme of him speaking at General Conference that was on the internet, with a play on his name from the 'Princess Bride' with the famous line " killed my father..." He laughed about it and thought it was funny but then he went on to tell us the story about how six soldiers in Mexico, many years ago, killed his great-grandfather for being a Mormon. This story was heart-breaking and inspiring to me, because his great-grandfather believed in Christ so much and wasn't afraid to show others that he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot even imagine what that experience must have been like. 
     I also loved that Elder Montoya talked about President Hinckley's 'Be Attitudes' (Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Involved, Be Clean, Be True, Be Positive, Be Humble, Be Still, Be Prayerful). He then added a few of his own - Be Alert, Be Genuine, and Be Obedient. I loved this because growing up (and still today) my dad has always been sure to remind me of these 'Be Attitudes' from President Hinckley. I will admit, sometimes I would roll my eyes at him because he was always putting these little 'Be Attitudes' in places where I would see them, but I am so grateful now that he did that. 
     I loved that Elder Montoya added to be alert and genuine because I feel like those often go hand in hand. As we are aware of how others around us are feeling we are able to genuinely reach out and get to know them. Elder Montoya shared that we need to be genuine as we talk to others, even if we are doing it in a language other than our first language. He talked about the fact that he understands how hard that can be (he was born and raised in Mexico, so English is his second language). He said that as we act with the Savior as our example, we will be able to let love and the Spirit work within us to bless the lives of others. I also loved that he said to "enjoy the hot sun, the cold winter, the wet rain, and the freezing snow." He encouraged us to make the best of our situations, because we have so much to be happy about. Elder Montoya encouraged us to be bold and optimistic as we go into our missions and reach out to others. 
     As Vasica 
Nővér and I taught our lessons this week we were really able to be guided by the Spirit. We went into one lesson with Evelein, having not had much time to plan, but I had felt like we needed to share Lehi's Dream of the Tree of Life with her (1 Nephi 8). It was perfect for her! We talked about the fact that we were on missions because we cared about her and wanted to share the happiness of the gospel with her, just like Lehi. In previous lessons she had expressed a concern to us about how hard life can be sometimes. We were able to relate Lehi's dream to her and teach her that sometimes we will have to walk through a mist of darkness in order to endure to the end and have eternal life. I testified to her that if we are faithful and continuously keep hold to the iron rod, we will be greatly blessed and that when the time comes we will be encircled in the arms of our Heavenly Father as we return home to Him. I love the scripture 2 Nephi 1:15 about this! I also have found great comfort in 2 Nephi 28:32 because we know that Christ always has his hand extended out towards us and wants to help us so much, but we need to be the ones who reach up for Him. 
     A few fun highlights from the week were that we were able to have Chick-fil-A one night for dinner! Everyone was so excited! This is one of the first times they have brought in food from outside the MTC. 
     Our district was asked to host the new missionaries that arrived yesterday, which was so fun! It was so tender watching missionaries drive up and say goodbye to the families at the curbside. I hosted a Sister named Hannah who was so sweet. She is also friends with two of the 
Nővérek (Sisters) who left for Hungary in the group just before me, one of them who I know from BYU, Willets 

     I think that's about it for this week, have a great week! 

     Keep using Dear Elder (the free on line service) for the next 3 and a half weeks, because soon I won't be able to get letters daily. I can still write of course, but it will just be much slower once I'm in Hungary. I love hearing from everyone! 

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

We had fun playing in the leaves this week!

We had fun playing in the leaves this week!

So grateful that I got to know this amazing Sister

Hannah and Elisa (Hermana Huhem)

We have had snow this past week
Hungarian Scriptures
This is a drawing that Greenwood Nover made for me of an organ! She is so talented!

This is our entire Zone, right before the Fins left

Thursday, November 5, 2015

MTC - Week 4

Szia!  (Hello!)

     This week has been pretty great. I'll just start out by saying, "I'm officially MTC famous." But I mean, it's about time since I have been here for a little more than four weeks. Hahah, just kidding, well kind of. I played a piano solo in devotional with all the missionaries on Sunday and it was so fun! I played an arrangement called "Joseph Smith Medley," which is one of my favorite pieces. I have had people come up to me everyday since I played and say something like "Hey! You're the girl who played in devotional right!" It has been so fun, my district has been joking that soon people will start asking me to sign their scriptures. 
     The speaker at the devotional was Tim Zeidner, a professor at BYU. He spoke about families and how central families are to the gospel. He got up to speak right after I played and he said that when I played, he was reminded of an experience he had on his mission. He told us he didn't speak the language very well, but that he was able to share a sweet and powerful testimony about Joseph Smith and how he is a prophet, called of God. I felt the spirit so strongly as he shared this and recently my testimony has been so strengthened about Joseph Smith, especially as I teach others about his life and share my simple, but sincere testimony about it in Hungarian. 
     After the devotional though, a senior missionary couple came up to me and the man, clearly blind, put out his hand to shake mine while his wife told me, "My husband told me I had to find you and bring him to you because he absolutely loved your playing." It was such a tender moment, I think people who are blind have such a special ability to connect with people. Also, Elder Juhasz (an Elder from Hungary who is also cousins with Levente) came up to me afterward and told me he started to cry as I played, and that he wishes I could just play that song for everyone I meet in Hungary. He is so excited for me to go to his home country to bless the lives of the people there. 
     I had an amazing experience this week with listening to the spirit. My companion and I were about to teach a lesson to Franciska, who plays the role of a gypsy in Hungary. She is really hard to talk to and is always feeling pretty down. Before the lesson I prayed that we would be able to understand her needs and talk to her about what she needed to hear and I was able to convey a message of love and peace as we taught her about the restoration. I may have sounded like a caveman but the spirit in the room was strong and the conversation we had with her was sincere. The gift of tongues is real and I love learning this challenging language! 
     On Saturday, Sisar Jones and I were feeling a little bummed out about it being Halloween and being in the MTC, so we dressed up as homeless people and went trick or treating in the residence hall. It was so fun to meet the girls on the other floors and talk to them about where they are from and where they are going. We also, surprisingly, got so much candy! Sisar Jones leaves for Finland in four days and I am going to miss her so much! She has been so helpful and comforting whenever I have a 'not so good day'. She will do great things in Finland though, without a doubt.
     Last week, my friend, Elder Horne who is serving in Spain, sent a letter about how we get out of things what we expect based on our attitude going into them. He also talked about how God will give you challenges in life but He will also bring you up and make you stronger through them. Through the Atonement, we can not only be forgiven, but we can receive strength and comfort. Christ knows how we feel in every situation and we are able to feel His love if we soften our hearts and look for the good. 
     This past week, I was having a rough time and feeling overwhelmed with the language and some other things going on. My companion and I were at the front desk figuring some things out and as we left I ran into Elisa Huhem, who I didn't even know was at the MTC yet. Elisa is a close friend from BYU who I love so much and it was such a blessing to see her at that moment. I know Heavenly Father loves us so much and He will show His love for us even if it is in small ways. 
     Also, this past week, I was called as Music Coordinator, which didn't especially come as a huge surprise haha. From now on, I am in charge of finding hymns for us to sing in Sacrament meeting which is actually a harder task than usual because we need hymns that are in the English, Finnish, Hungarian, and now in the Albania hymnbook, so it is sometimes a challenge. We got a new group of Albanian missionaries this week and they are so fun. Two of the elders are from England so they have the best accents and it's fun to hear the different phrases they use. 
     Another attribute that I have been trying to focus on this week is having more patience. Patience is being able to hold up under pressure in a calm and hopeful manner. I know there are times in all of our lives where we feel pressured to do the right thing but it is important to also remember to be patient with yourself. I have found being patient with yourself while learning a language is tough but it is so crucial. The Lord puts us in certain situations so that we can see our weaknesses and improve. He will help us improve by transforming our weaknesses into strengths if we put forth the effort. None of us are perfect. I love in Mosiah 24:15 where is says, "they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord." That is what I want to be able to say at all times, even when it may seem hard to have patience and stay hopeful. Heavenly Father has a plan for us, and He won't leave us to figure out this life on our own. 
     At the devotional we had on Tuesday night, the speaker was Richard J. Maynes, of the 70. He talked about constantly looking for ways to reach out to others and about having greater faith than fear. I feel like these two things go hand in hand because I'm sure there will be times when I will be scared to talk to people in Hungary, but if I have the right attitude and greater faith than fear, I will be able to open my mouth and talk to others about the source of my happiness in my life - which is the gospel! 
     At the devotional, I was in the choir and we sang "Be Still My Soul." I love this song so much. The words are so comforting:

  1. Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;
    With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
    Leave to thy God to order and provide;
    In ev'ry change he faithful will remain.
    Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav'nly Friend
    Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
  2. Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertake
    To guide the future as he has the past.
    Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
    Be still, my soul: The waves and winds still know
    His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.
  3. Be still, my soul: The hour is hast'ning on
    When we shall be forever with the Lord,
    When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
    Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
    Be still, my soul: When change and tears are past,
    All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
     I love learning Hungarian and learning so much about the gospel. I have never had so much of a love for the scriptures as I do right now. They truly have the power to answer all of life's questions. Heavenly Father knows us each personally and wants to help us, we just have to let Him.  

  1. Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér
  2. Sister Jones and I dressed up as homeless people and went trick or treating on Halloween
    Picture that Emily drew and sent to me, she's incredible!
    Elisa Huhem is here! To bad she leaves next week :(  It has been fun to see her though.