Hey everyone. I hope all is well and that you all had an absolutely incredible week. It was a very busy week but it was good. We went on 2 splits this last week (one we went to a city called Dunaújváros with the Zone leaders and the other split we stayed in Pécs and the Elders from Kaposvár came to us). Dunaújváros used to be a city that was totally run by Stalin (used to be called Stalinújváros which means Stalin’s New City) so it is like totally a communist style city and not the most beautiful to say the least. We went there on Tuesday and that is the day I lost my voice. Last email I think that I mentioned that I was fighting a nasty cold, well, on Monday it made its way to my throat. I did not think much of it and did my usual talking while tracting and streeting. I talked to a bunch of people and by the end of the night, I knew that I was going to lose it. I woke up on Tuesday and I kid you not, I could not talk. It drove me flipping crazy. It was the funniest thing though because I did not want to accept the fact that I could not talk so I just kept fighting it and talking to as many people as I could and needless to say I sounded hilarious and completely and totally wrecked my voice. I was freaking out thought because had interviews with President on Friday and it was still gone when I woke up on Thursday morning. I ended up calling Sister Szabadkai just to see if there was anything I could do to try to get it back by interviews the next day. She told me that the biggest thing that I needed to do was not talk and how hard she knew that would be a very hard thing for me to do, haha. I told her that I would try, but I will be honest, I did not obey her counsel entirely, haha. We were on splits at the time and I was with Elder Lister from Fort Collins. It was super funny. We tracted into this guy that was a young father. I had been talking in a very hushed voice and when this guy answered the door he told us that his kids were sleeping and that is why he was talking to us in a quiet voice. I gave him our whole message in a whisper and I bet he did not even know that I was sick, haha. We set up another meeting with them for this upcoming Tuesday. Interviews came around and my voice came back to me but it was still a bit raspy. It was good though. This last transfer has been absolutely incredible. The Lord has just been placing people in our path and it has been great! I am hoping to stay here in Pécs, but I know the right thing will happen and I trust in the Lord. Keep being the best family in the world!!!!
Elder Lister - from Fort Collins
Elder Jensen (BYU Swimmer)