What is up my awesome family! The title of the email is Happy New Years btw. I am so excited for the upcoming year and can't wait to give it all to the Lord (it is pretty awesome to think about huh?!). Anyway, so it was a good week this last week. We were able to go on splits with the Elders from Tatabanya and I was with the one and only Canadian legend Elder Leavitt. It was so fun being able to be back with him and doing some legit missionary work (not just the mtc stuff, but that was still good practice). We were able to teach Roland and the lesson went pretty darn well (we have each improved quite a bit from the good old mtc days, haha). We did some look ups and I kind of got us lost but eventually found the way back. Elder Leavitt is a stud and I really would love to serve with him in the future!
New Years Eve was crazy, like I am talking out of control. People just shooting mortars off of their apartment buildings constantly, kids setting off these bomb things in the street, little kids throwing the most powerful poppers that I have ever seen at each other, and lots and lots of alcohol ( I am very glad for the word of wisdom). I had this super good chinese food on New Year’s Eve that was very similar to panda express but only like 3 dollars. Elder Ure did not have any (I will be honest it was a bit sketchy) but despite them warming my meal up in the microwave I was so impressed! It literally sounded like a stinking war outside and needless to say I did not sleep much that night especially because some homeless drunk dude was screaming at the top of his lungs from 2:30-5:30, good times (but I was in bed at 10:30 which is the most important part).
The work this week was still a bit slow due to the holidays but we were still able to have some really good teachings with people. We were able to meet with Roland a few times this last week and the lessons went really well. He is really growing in his love of the gospel and has been reading from the kid Book of Mormon by himself. He is really coming to understand the doctrine and for an 11 kid his testimony is getting pretty strong. He has been coming to church mostly every week and most of the time he rides his little scooter for like 3 miles to get there (so cool). The kid is incredible and is so stinking funny. In one of our last lessons, we were talking about prophets and he asked me and Elder Ure which one was our favorite. We said that we did not have a favorite but he kept on insisting so finally I told him that my favorite was President Benson and he asked why and I told him and he totally flipped out. Needless to say President Benson is his new favorite prophet, haha. We were also able to meet with this older lady that I tracted into my very first day in country. She is super legit and is super nice. We taught her the plan of salvation and it went really well. She said that she is coming to church this week and we are going to try to get her on bap date this week.
I love you all so much and hope you all have a great week! 2017 is going to be an awesome year!
Biking in the freezing cold!