Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I am getting transferred to Pécs

Hey everybody!  It was a super good week this last week.  So like the title of my email says, I am indeed getting transferred :(.  But that is OK because like the song says I will go where you want me to go!!!  Elder Ure is getting moved up to Zone leader which is super cool and the new Zone leader city is going to be Győr (so I am happy for him).  It is super cool though, even though I am super bummed that I am leaving Győr (especially because the kid Roland that we have been teaching is going to get baptized in a week from Saturday, I know a miracle) I am super happy to be able to go and serve in Pécs.  Apparently it has the reputation for being the most beautiful city in the entire country.  Our president is actually from there.  I am a little bummed but I know that it all happens for a reason and I hope that I am able to bless the lives of the people in Pécs that I come in contact with!  I am going to serve with Elder Olsen who was an office Elder a couple transfers ago and speaks absolutely incredible Hungarian!  I am going to suck his brain and I hope to be able to improve a ton this upcoming transfer.  The language is definitely coming and I am understanding more and more and I am able to carry on decent conversations with people.  It is hard though, because you have to literally think in Hungarian, you can't just translate the English, because the way that they say things is just so different.  It will come though (it already is).  I am not worried about it at all and know that if I work hard and rely on the Lord then I will keep on improving!!! Anyway it was a really good week this last week!  It was a weird week just with transfers and everything, but it was good.  I was able to get the package from Budapest yesterday (thank you so much!!!).  I loved the pictures (pictures and letters are always my favorite things!) and I loved the goodies.  We also had cleaning checks this week and our apartment looked super fine (mom you would have been proud).  It was also a week full of getting dogged.  We got dogged a bunch but the lessons we did have were super good and Roland, the young kid is progressing super-super well.  He and his mom were able to come to church on Sunday and I really think that they were able to feel the spirit.  I am again super bummed that I won't be here for his baptism but I know that I am going to Pécs for a reason.  There are people there that I hope to make a difference in their lives!  It was super hilarious!  So yesterday, we were teaching Roland about the word of wisdom.  In Hungarian, the word for milk is tej (sounds like tae) and the word for tea is the same.  So Elder Ure and I are explaining that we can't drink tea and the kid goes nuts!  He is like. Why?!?! I drink it every morning for breakfast and I love it, I don't understand why it would not be allowed.  Then me and Elder Ure ask him what kind he drinks (thinking it might be herbal) and he goes, I don't know the regular kind that you get from the cow!  That is when we realized that we had been saying milk the whole time and we felt like total idiots (so funny, can't break that accent).  I am super happy for him and know that the gospel is totally going to change his life.  I love you all tons, thanks for being the best!!!  

Gentry Elder


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