It was a good week this last week and we were able to meet with a lot of good people! Elder Hughes is feeling a lot better and we were able to get back a semi-normal routine which was super good.
On Monday, we were able to have our Preparation Day and it was good. We really did not do much because Elder Hughes needed to rest from the surgery (he really tried to make it to church the day before, however, pushed himself too hard and had a fever break out in sacrament meeting). We did not have any lessons that day, however, that night I went on an exchange with the secretary Elder Bloomer and we did some really good street finding! In our district we have a goal for this transfer to testify of the Restoration at least 10 times every day! There is power in testifying about our unique message to the world and the Lord will honor us when we do so. We also have another district goal to always have a copy of the Book of Mormon in our hands while proselyting, there is such a power in the Book of Mormon that I never want to live a day of my life without!
On Tuesday, we planned to go to the city of Miskolc for exchanges, however, we moved it in order to give Elder Hughes some more time to rest. We were actually able to have some great lessons, however, here in Buda so I am glad that we were able to stay. We were able to meet with our investigators and were able to teach about the plan of salvation. They are doing really well and are each reading from the Book of Mormon. Like I mentioned before, one of them is agnostic, however, he is open to learn. As he keeps reading from the Book of Mormon he will come to know God, I have a testimony of that. During the lesson, their little rascal puppy would not leave me alone and untied my right shoe lace and chewed a whole through one of my ties, haha (I paid attention to them through the whole thing which was good, haha).
On Wednesday we were able to meet with the another of our investigators. We were able to talk about the importance of a living prophet and were able to show them the talk about choices that president Monson gave (choose the harder right over the easier wrong). They are doing really well and are really excited for Saturday. We made lots of invitations and gave them to people at stake conference. She has her baptismal clothes and is set. That night we were also able to meet with the Bishop and his family. They have a 16 year old girl living with them that wants to be taught, we are excited to teach her.
On Thursday we were able to have district meeting and we also met additional investigators. We taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and taught about how infant baptism is not good (read from Moroni 8). We think that they might be meeting more for the friendship than the gospel so we’ll need to watch that.
On Friday I was able to go to the city of Pest and was on an exchange with Elder Terry. We met with this super cool guy. His father is African and his mom is Hungarian. He is really interested in these things and loves college football (it was fun to talk to him about that). We taught the Plan of Salvation then I went to Ikea and got 6 hot dogs and piece of cake! You got to love Ikea, haha. Elder Hughes met with another of our investigators while I was gone and said he is really considering baptism now as he has been thinking about it a lot. They also met with a chinese man name that we got as a referral from the secretaries!
On Saturday and Sunday we had Stake conference and it was great! It was fun seeing the members from Pécs and Győr and it was good to hear that they are doing well. The things that stuck out to me were the following.
- We need to read, reread, ponder and pray about the talks from the prophets and apostles paying special attention to the promised blessings and what we need to do to obtain them.
- We need to STUDY the Book of Mormon daily as a family and individually
- If we want to strengthen our faith, then we need to strengthen our obedience!
It was awesome and I am going to try to better apply those things! Have a wonderful week and I love you tons!