Monday, January 25, 2016

Running after the bus with broken boots

9:55 AM (9 hours ago)

     So first off you are probably wondering about this title! So the boots I brought from home, the ones that I was really excited about because I got them on sale, ya they completely died this week!! No wonder they were on such a good sale! Hahah but anyways the zipper just stopped working and wouldn't zip up but we were out and about for the day and running from one member's house to another and I had to run to the bus looking like a fool with one of my boots just flapping all around, it was too funny.
     Anyways this week flew by, I seriously just feel like I was emailing yesterday! Izabella and her family are still doing great. She is still working through some health problems but we had such a neat experience one night when the elders had the opportunity to give her a priesthood blessing. It was a really sweet blessing and she said that she really has been feeling better. She continues to be the sweetest néni here and I just get so happy every time I see her, which is quite a bit actually because she comes to all of the branch activities along with church. 

     This week we actually went to another funeral! That's right, two in a row. This one was a little different. Joli, who the funeral was for, must have been really loved because there were so many people there. It was also snowing during it so it made for a pretty cold time since the service is basically outside under a covering. It was again just so sad to see how sad the family was and it again just made me so very grateful for the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation I have that I want share with everyone. 

     I wish I would've kept a tally of how many times this week a néni told me I wasn't dressed warm enough. The funniest time was when we were at Klári Néni's who is so so sweet. She is a member of our branch and she has one of the strongest testimonies of anyone I have ever met. She had just read Richard G. Scott's memoriam in the Liahona and she started to cry as she talked about the prophet and apostles and how she knew they have been called of God. As she talked about this, it reminded me of my dad's conversion story, which I'm sure if you ask him he can tell you better than me. I remember that he told me a time when after he had been learning about the church, he went a devotional that President Kimball gave and my dad said he "felt the spirit so strong and could not deny that this man was a prophet of God. Ever since then I have always loved hearing the voice of the Prophet and other leaders of our church, who lead and direct us. As we listen with full purpose of heart, oh what happiness and joy we will feel. It isn't always easy to hold on through challenges but oh how sweet it will be when we feel the blessings of out hard work" (my dad recently shared his conversion story with me). I am also so grateful for the Prophet and church leaders we have and my testimony has been strengthened as we have taught people this week about Prophets and Apostles. 

     We were let in tracting for my first time since being here!!! It was the coolest because it was the third door we knocked on and it was my turn. I told the gentleman who we were and he said in Hungarian, "Your accent is not Hungarian! Where are you from!?" It was so funny, I told him we were American and we started to show him the Book of Mormon. He invited us in and I really felt the spirit as we taught him about the restoration and Book of Mormon. His name is Viktor and he works with a traveling musical group which is really cool. He was really involved as we taught him. Also, the TV was on when we got there and was making noise in the background but as soon as I started to share Joseph Smith's first vision, it was quiet! It was the neatest experience! We are planning to go back this week and hopefully teach him again so I am excited about that!

     We went over to Ilona Néni's again this week, who I have talked about before. The cranky néni who acts super sad until you get her laughing, ya that's her. Anyway we went over there and her son and his girlfriend were there. They actually live in England but we got talking and they were super interested in the the church. It was so amazing! I think Ilona was a little sad about not getting all the attention haha but it was one of the best lessons! We read from the Book of Mormon with them and taught them about the restoration as well. 

     We had a zone training in Miskolc this week which was fun. It was actually kind of sad because I wasn't able to see any of the sisters from the MTC, in fact I didn't get to see any other sisters at all because Sister Wilson and I are the only sister missionaries in our zone! It was still fun though. At the end though, the elders were staying overnight for splits, so it was just Wilson and I with a large box of Book of Mormons and two packages that I had gotten. We thought we had more time but surely enough found ourselves running for the train and just barely making it on with all our stuff haha, it was so close! It was perfect timing though because the next train didn't come for hours and we made it back just in time for Korus and the lessons we had. 

     Sport nap was really fun again this week, it is so funny to play basketball with everyone. This week we had 8 of us and played Americans against Hungarians and it was too funny. There is this one Hun, named Zsolti who they always put me in charge of guarding since we both aren't very good at basketball but he is hilarious. Zsolti just dances around everyone to try and get the ball from them and when he shoots he pretty much just chucks the ball and it goes every which way, sometimes it doesn't even hit the backboard or anywhere near it, haha I love it! 

     At church this week I really felt like part of the ward. I really love each of the members and as I am able to communicate more and more I feel like I really am getting to know them more personally. They are all so sweet and although it's small, I am so grateful for the branch we have. Jelenna, our branch president's mom, had us over for dinner last night and fed us yummy fruit soup and treats us so well! She really does a lot for the branch too and I am so happy to have met her and continue to be able to get to know her better.

     Today we went to the zoo with the elders and it was so fun! If you were wondering when a good time to go to the zoo is, ya know like when it isn't crowded or anything, I have the answer! It's in the winter time, when it's snowing! Hahah, it was great though and we basically had the place to ourselves. It was also good that we went today because it was our last district outing with all five of us because while we were at the zoo we found out that Elder Murdock is leaving us  :(   I guess there is an Elder going home so they need to split up the trio. 

     A scripture that I found this week that I really loved was in 2 Tim 1:7, which says "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." I really love that whole chapter and I just love those words! I know that as we strive to be strong in our faith, we will be blessed!

Love you all so so much!

 szeretettel, Schoendorfer 

Trip to  Miskolc: this is right after we ran and just barely made it on the train. I hadn't even had time to put my money back in my wallet after quickly buying the train tickets.  

Wonderful zone training with the East Zone (Jan. 20th) in Miskolc!

Last district photo with all five of us!

Had a great time at the zoo on our P (preparation) Day

Monday, January 18, 2016

Another Great Week

Sziastok!  (Hi!)

     It really has been another great (and really cold) week here in Nyíregyháza! Early in the week we were invited over by a bácsi, named Attila's house from our ward. To give you an image real quick, he reminds me of the older next door neighbor in the movie 'The Little Prince' (if you've seen it) or Belle's dad in 'Beauty and the Beast'. He is probably my favorite bácsi here because he is just so creative, sweet, and inventive. At one point he said something about how he knows he is old but that isn't going to stop him from trying new things - I love it! 
     When he started to drive up to his house, his dog can running out and was so excited he was coming home, it was like the dog knew the sound of his car from way down the road! Attila built his house and is actually still adding on to it. I thought it was funny how many little projects he had started around that house, it reminded me of being at my brother Frankie's house when he first bought it and started to remodel. Attila made lunch for us and told us stories. He also loves teaching about the gospel and I think he taught us more than we taught him! When he thought I didn't understand something he was talking about he would say it again in a mixture of English and German (I told him about how I lived in Austria last Summer) and it was so cute! 
     After we left his house we went to Erika's. I think I've talked about her and her cute family before. Her daughter, Kata, who actually wasn't there when we arrived, is starting to learn the piano and said she wants to be an organist! I actually told them there was a video of me playing the piano and organ on youtube from my High School Senior Recital and she said they would watch it together. Erika is always so thoughtful and gives us little treats when we leave. I hope we can start teaching her family more and maybe at some point I will be able to play piano with Kata. 
     We went tracting afterwards and it was so so cold and no one was interested, but there was a bácsi walking outside and I went over and started talking to him. At first he wasn't really interested but as we introduced ourselves and testified of the Book of Mormon he really listened. He said he had never heard of the book before but that he would read it. Sometime we will have to stop by there again. 
     On Tuesday nights we sometimes go to what they call English Club. I can't remember if I've talked about this before or not since we only have been once before, but it is in the upstairs portion of a bar which is kind of interesting. Ure Elder and I were on a team playing fussball and we totally crushed Murdock Elder and Dóra. Afterwards though, Betti who came a little late and I started talking. She has started to read the Book of Mormon, and I taught her about the Restoration. It was great to be able to teach in English for once and I shared with her one of my favorite scriptures, Helaman 5:12, which says,

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of
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God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

     I think that is such a powerful scripture and I have seen how having a sure foundation really does hold strong when hard times come our way. If our faith in Christ is strong then everything will eventually work out. The spirit really was strong as I talked with Betti, even if it was in the upstairs of a bar. 
     Also this week we attended a funeral of a member's (Margít) sister, her name was Anna. I never actually met Anna, but I have learned that she had schizophrenia and Margít had been taking good care of her for a long time. They are both older and my heart sank as I watched Margít with one hand on the top of the casket, before the service started, with tears rolling down her face. The service was really interesting and it was the first funeral I have attended in another language. It was also the first funeral I had been to where they actually buried the casket at the funeral with everyone there. Margít dropped in a piece of a blanket and some flowers. This experience really strengthened my testimony of the Plan of Salvation and I am so grateful for the knowledge we have that families can be together forever and I love sharing that knowledge with the people here. 
     One night this week we went to Kata's house. At first she just had one small lamp on and we were just talking and I was trying to talk to her mom (who I included a picture with) since there is no hope of really understanding Kata. Just kidding, I actually started to understand her a little bit more this week, but she talks so so fast and always is bouncing off the walls with energy. After I finally got the Néni (mother) talking, it was impossible to get her to stop haha. I started to share a scripture and then when I started to explain why I liked it she just went off about who knows what.      After we left their house we went over to Laszlo, Évas, and Danis. Dani is their 7 year old (kind of) monster of a child. And no, I'm not just making that up; Laszlo actually called him that and that's how I learned the word for monster (szörnyű). It was enjoyable to visit with them, they are a sweet family. But at the end of a nice dinner and visit with them as we sat on their comfy couch we were suddenly caught off guard by Dani flicking us with a partly empty danimals yogurt! It was like it happened in slow motion, and my companion and I had spots of yogurt everywhere on us. After this occurred, his parents made him go take a bath but really it was Wilson Nővér and I who needed the bath haha! It was one of those moments were I was like "I'm just a missionary in Hungary, getting sprayed with yogurt by a little 7 year old." Luckily it was at the end of the night and I just thought it was rather hilarious. 
     Now for an update on Izabella, Iza and Viktor. They are still doing great but they have a few obstacles that will hopefully work themselves out. Izabella  has some health problems which she wants to make sure are okay before she gets baptized, but this week were are going to teach her more about the priesthood and see if she would like a priesthood blessing. Iza and Viktor continue looking for a new jobs so they would be able to attend to church, but I'm not sure how long that will take. The first lesson we had with them was great because we brought a Ukrainian member who was able to talk to Viktor a little bit, but during the second lesson we didn't have her with us. This week we were teaching them more about the gospel and as we taught, Iza was translating what we were saying into Ukrainian for Viktor and it was so neat to see him learning through Iza. I really felt the spirit even if I didn't understand a lot of what was being said, but I am so grateful that there is one language that is universal - the language of the spirit! I love teaching them and I hope they will continue to progress, I know that the Lord provides a way for us in situations as we strive to come closer to Him. 
     A few other fun opportunities that happened this week were korus, jaték est (game night), and sport nap. At korus, Wilson Nővér wanted to try to play the piano for a few of the songs again. We had a little break then during practice, since Ure Elder and I were sitting next to the piano, we started knocking on it as if were tracting and gave our door approach and Kata about lost it laughing haha, it was pretty funny. Kata loves the missionaries and loves when we come to korus and double the numbers of the people there. Jaték est (game night) was so fun this week and Kristőf (a boy with special needs) was the life of the party. We were playing this game where we had to say a name of an animal and pass it around the circle before the person in the middle tagged us. Kristőf kept forgetting what animal he was and then he just started making turkey noises and said he wanted to be darth pulyka (pulyka is turkey). It was too funny! Everyone loves Kristőf and he will always brighten up your day. 
     And finally Sport Nap - I'm a little hesitant to write about this because I know my brothers will just get a kick out of it and their klutz of a sister haha. I was playing around with the soccer ball with one of the members on the basketball court. We were playing around on a court that was covered in snow for the most part, but there was one part where you couldn't really tell was covered in straight ice, and I totally fell backwards on it when I ran to get the ball. It hurt so bad, but I'm okay! We also played a game of basketball with a new group of guys that came and I don't know if any of them had ever played basketball before, it was so funny to watch as the ball was going every which way. Later that day we were at our Relief Society President's house, teaching her granddaughters, and I told her about how I fell earlier and she gave me a little pillow and insisted that I sit on it. I know I say this almost ever week but the nénis here are really just the best! 
     I think that's a good recap from this past week. I love you all and hope you have a great week wherever you may be. Oh there is one more thing to share. On the way home from church yesterday, a básci stopped me and before he even heard me say anything he said "honnan jöttel?" (where are you from?) It was so random and then he just told me about how he coulndn't speak any english, but told me I was pretty and then just walked away before I could say anything else. I don't know what it was that made him wonder where I was from, maybe my blonde hair, but it was just so random and made for an interesting walk home!

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

When it gets super cold, you just have to really bundle up

3 D puzzle of the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest

Member's mom who lives with them and she is so cute. She usually acts miserable as if she doesn't want to talk to you but if you just keep trying to talk to her she'll be laughing within the next few minutes, and then you aren't able to get her to stop

We go tracting in many big apartment buildings and they almost always have lots of plants everywhere, I love it!

This is the view outside my window where I study everyday and the sky today had a really pretty sunset!

This is a really cute note that Kristof wrote in my planner one night, I have talked about him before (the young boy with special needs). He always brightens your day. It says "You are a friendly girl and also nice. I hope you enjoy it here in Hungary."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Christmas in January

     Hello! It has been another great week here in Hungary! You are probably wondering why the title says 'Christmas in January', well I finally got my Christmas packages this week!! We had the New Missionary Training in Budapest last Wednesday and it was SO fun to receive packages and mail. Thank you so much to everyone who sent letters; mail is like gold here. I'd love to hear from you (and my birthday may or may not be the middle of February - wink wink). Anyways, it was so so fun to see everyone I went through the MTC with once again and to be taught by our sweet Mission President and his wife. 
     After the conference was over I got to see Levente! He came to the mission home and then Greenwood Nővér, the Sister Training Leaders and the Nyír (new) missionaries went to Gringos Amigos (Cafe Rio!) with Levente. It was so enjoyable to catch up with Levente. After dinner we walked around a little bit until we had to catch a train back to Nyíregyháza. Before we left we were in an H&M Store, waiting for Elder Murdock to buy some new pants after he had torn his (that's a whole other story) and Levente was like "why don't you just open your Christmas presents here!" So this year I had Christmas in an H&M - haha, it was great. 
     When we got on our train to go back to Nyíregyháza a funny thing happened. A rather intoxicated man, and sadly we think possibly homeless gentleman came up and starting talking to Ure Elder about how he knew Michael Jackson and John Lennon and how they taught him English, even though he had forgotten all of it. It was interesting and then he was booted off - sajnos. 
     In other news, I have been here for more than a month now! To celebrate my first month in Hungary I ordered a pizza all by myself and it was HUGE! 57 cm. to be exact. The funny part was when they arrived to deliver the pizza my companion was in the shower and I had no idea what the delivery man was saying over the phone when he rang our doorbell. I survived though and the pizza was really yummy and we had lots of leftovers, haha. 
     So we are continuing teaching Izabella, the miracle néni. She is the sweetest person ever, I just love her! When she first met us she was a little hesitant and now she is always hugging us and yesterday she called me drágám (my dear) and I think my heart melted a little bit, it was so sweet. We asked her if she would like to be baptized and her reaction was precious. She asked us if she was allowed to be baptized because she had been baptized in a different religion and was so excited as we explained priesthood authority to her and taught her more about the restoration. 
     Tonight we are meeting with her and also her granddaughter, Iza, and granddaughter's boyfriend, Viktor. Iza is really kind to her grandma and is always buttoning up her coat and holding her hand on the stairs, it is so so sweet. Iza and Viktor have been to all the lessons we've taught and Viktor always stays even though he doesn't understand Hungarian very well at all, he is just learning - like me! They are all Ukrainian, although Izabella and Iza are fluent in Hungarian. Iza and Viktor haven't been able to come to church yet because of work but Iza told us she is looking for a different job. They came to a few of the activities as well. This is my favorite story from this week - after we were finished teaching the English class, I gave Viktor a Ukrainian Book of Mormon and as soon as he saw it, his eyes lit up and he was so excited! It made me so happy to see how interested he really was because during lessons he doesn't always seem that completely engaged, but I am thinking that's because we don't speak Ukrainian. But, tonight we are taking Jelenna (a member from the branch) with us to our lesson and she's Ukrainian! I'm so excited! There will be lots of different languages being spoken tonight.
     This week at one of the activities, we all went around and shared our testimonies about the Book of Mormon. This was a neat experience for me as I spoke in Hungarian about why I love the Book of Mormon. I also shared 2 Nephi 1:15 because I just love how it says "I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love," I have really felt our Savior's love, especially here where it is sometimes easy to feel alone and like no one understands you as you are trying to communicate in a language you've been studying for only 3 months. But, I know that His love is real and that the Book of Mormon is true. At church on Sunday I  felt like I am truly starting to get to know the members here and I am just so grateful for their love and patience. I also feel like Sundays are the days where I can somewhat see the progress I am making and I feel like I was able to understand a whole lot more at church this week than I have been able to in weeks past, it's still a struggle but it only gets better! 
     A few more funny things that happened this week were singing with Sharika, singing and Ime, and conversations with nénis and bácsis (older men). Sharika is a member who we visit and I think I've talked about singing with her before but she loves to sing kareoke and always asks us for recommendations for American music. She is so cute and this week she wanted to sing 'Twist and Shout' with us, by the Beatles, and it was too funny! I love visiting her! At chorus practice I played the piano again and Ime (there was a picture of him last week, he is a boy in the ward with some special needs) snuck over to the piano and asked me to play his favorite hymn, Titkos Ima (Secret Prayer). I played it and he sang it with the Elders and he just belts out the chorus of the hymn and it is so cute! I always catch him singing that song to himself, he loves it! 
     On our way to church on Sunday we were approached by one bácsi who ran up to us and enthusiastically said "Jó reggelt Elderek!" (Good Morning Elders). We were both a little thrown off about being called Elders which was kind of funny and then he was asking us if we were on our way to go to church with him. We told him we were actually on our way to go to our church and he quickly walked away. The other bácsi who talked to us was on the bus was asking us basically why we were so happy. Another member who happened to be on the bus chimed in and said we were happy because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and because we are missionaries. He pretty much didn't say anything else and then got off at the next stop. These little things like that definitely make the days interesting. Also the other néni we teach, Ilona, who I've talked about before was really funny this week and she went on and on about how we weren't wearing enough clothes for the really cold weather. I showed her that I was wearing thermals and also leggings with my skirt and then she just went on about how I was smarter than my companion - it was hilarious. She always makes me laugh!
     I think that pretty much sums up this past week.  A few scriptures that have helped me this week are found in  John 16:33 and Alma 34:15-16. I am so grateful for the Savior's atonement and I love how in John, Christ says " of good cheer, I have overcome the world." It is so true though, we have so much to be grateful for and cheerful about! I also love the part in verse 16 in Alma 34, where is says "arms of safety." Those words are just so comforting to me! 
     I hope you all have a great week. Also I wanted to include this poem that I read this week by Edward Everett Hall -

I am only one, 
But still I am one
I cannot do everything
But still I can do something,
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something
That I can do.

     I love this poem because sometimes I feel like I could be doing more but I realize that the little things we do really make differences in other's lives. I also read a poem in Hungarian this last week that was similar to this one and I'll try to find it again and include it at some point. 

Love you all so much!

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

She finally got her Christmas packages
The rather large pizza she ordered to celebrate her first month in Hungary

Hannah and Sisterr Greenwood - good friend from MTC 

Hannah and Levente at the Mission Home

Train ride back to Nyiregyhaza

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

Boldog Új Évet! 

I hope you all had a great New Years. I can't believe it is 2016! 

This week it got so extremely cold. I think the coldest day was yesterday, it was negative 12 (celsius). I usually don't go outside with wet hair but we had an early meeting and in less than a minute my hair was completely frozen! It was kinda crazy. 

It was a good week though, we are starting to meet with more people now that the holidays are over. We are teaching a woman named Erika who we were actually able to meet over the holidays because she is a teacher and had some time off. She has three little children who maybe I've talked about before, but they remind me of my nieces and nephews are are just darling! I love teaching their family and this week she really started to show more of an interest, so hopefully we can continue going to her house even with the start of school and her returning to teaching. 

Izabella, the néni I've been writing about, is still as cute as ever! We went to her apartment this week with the Elders and it was a wonderful meeting. We rang for her outside the building and then by the time we got up to her floor she was standing outside her apartment waiting for us and gave us all hugs and kisses! We taught her, along with her granddaughter and her granddaughter's boyfriend, the message of the Restoration and it went really well. During the lesson I recited what Joseph Smith said about his experience in the Sacred Grove and I felt the spirit so strongly. Ever since being in the Sacred Grove frequently a few summers ago, my testimony has been strengthened about the Restoration, and I am so grateful for the knowledge we have and for Joseph Smith being a faithful young man and prophet of God who was so courageous. We are asking Izabella this week to be baptized, which I am excited about. Another favorite characteric of Izabella's is that she is pretty short and sometimes when she sits in the chairs at the Branch House her feet don't reach the ground and she just swings them back and forth and I think its one of the cutest things. 

This week I taught Dani another piano lesson. It is so fun teaching him 1) because he is only about 6 or 7 years old so he is just a typical little boy with a short attention span and 2) because I am teaching him in Hungarian which has been a new experience for me haha. It is so funny but he is actually doing a lot better! Ever week though he finds something of mine that he wants, like a little paper origami Christmas tree I made, that I tell him he can have at the end of the lesson which has been helpful. 

So this week we received a referral from SLC from the Church's Christmas Website and it was for a man that lives in a village called Tiszalök, which is about an hour away by train. We lost track of the time a little bit before leaving and ended up running to the train station and got really lucky because the train was running a few minutes late. We were so excited to go but when we got there we found a really small village that looked pretty much like a ghost town, but it still an interesting experience. There was hardly anyone in the town and there were a lot of things that were rather run down. Unfortunately we weren't able to get a hold of the referral we had been given because the address was for a store that was closed because of the holidays. We are thinking that he might work there and maybe someday we will be able to go back. But we did some tracting and found an older man who was really interested. We gave him the Book of Mormon which he said he would read and hopefully we will hear from him at some point. It might be difficult to teach him since he is so far away but we shall see. Most of the houses in the village had some intense guard dogs that would just bark until we were out of sight and there wasn't even any workers in the town's train station. It was the most unusual place I've been to so far, but I'm glad for the experience. 

On New Year's Eve we went to a little party at one of the member's houses which was super fun. We had to leave early to get home but before we left I ended the night by singing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air on Karaoke with Elder Murdock which everyone thought was hilarious! On New Years Day we helped clean the Branch House with a few members, and they later took us out for dinner and then to a concert at a school where our Branch President was performing. Our Branch President is a professional dancer and it was really interesting to see what he does every day. 

This week we also taught Néomi, Levente (her younger brother), and Zsofi. I sent pictures with them at the Christmas party, and they are darling kids! We read the scriptures with them and talked to them about how important prayer is and how much strength we can gain through it. They also have the cutest 6 month old dog, named Mimi who is being trained right now, it was so fun to play with her! 

We had our Sport activity and it was so so cold! We played basketball and then afterwards we went to a football practice with the Elders which was held at a farm nearby. There were a bunch of animals there which were fun to see and also about 6 kittens running around which were super friendly. At one point, Elder Roberts and I each put one of the kittens inside our coats so just their little heads were poking out and we were playing soccer hahah, it sounds so weird I know, but it was a lot of fun! Afterwards the little kitten inside my jacket was just all cuddled up and didn't even want to get out. We also have been spending some more time trying to figure out the rather challenging bus schedule, after we ran around and missed 3 different buses this past week and weren't able to visit one of the members we were hoping to see. But, that's all part of the adventure I guess. 

Church this past Sunday was the best it's ever been for me and I believe that's because I tried to express myself more. I actually spoke about a few things in the meeting we had and also said the opening prayer for Sacrament Meeting. Néomi came to Relief Society with her grandma because she is just 11 years old and not old enough for Young Women's and the Primary teacher had gone home sick. I was able to sit next to her during Relief Society and it was so fun to talk with her a little as well. I showed her one of my favorite scriptures (Ether 12:27)1which she marked in her own scriptures and said she really like it too. I am so excited to continue to teach and meet with her more. 

Anyways, I think that is about it for this week! I would love to hear from you so feel free to write a letter or email. We have a 'New Missionary Training' in Budapest which I am so excited about because I'll get to see everyone I was in the MTC with and I'll also get to see Levente!! I was able to talk to him on the phone a little bit last week (while he is home in Hungary for a few weeks) and he sounds great. I was also able to talk to my friend Reni, who also came home to Hungary for the holidays. Unfortunately I'm not able to see her this time because she lives on the opposite side of the country but it was wonderful to talk to her. 

Have a great week and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sok szeretettel, Schoendorfer Nővér

Town of Tiszalok

Wilson Nover and Hannah