This email is going to be a bit shorter but it really was an amazing week…..
We had Zone Conferences every day (Monday to Friday) all for about 4 hours. They were so good and we really focused on the importance of giving commitments, finding through the youth of the church (Andrew and Bethy :), Charity, and this amazing Christmas campaign Light the World. We got 1000 pass along cards as a mission and we are really excited to use it as a missionary tool and also as a way for us to personally grow closer to the Savior during this wonderful time of year!
On Saturday, we had Elder Homer visiting (he is a member of the Area 70). We had to go and pick him up in the car and then President Szabadkai asked us if we would translate for him all day (it was really stressful but cool at the same time). The 1st meeting was for branch presidents on the west side of the country and Elder Hughes and I translated for him (Hungarian to English). One of the guys said he taught dance (a branch president) but I heard interpretive dancer and so I translated it that way in the microphone (it was kind of funny, haha). The 2nd meeting was with the 2 district presidents of the country (like stake presidents for places with not a lot of people). I was Elder Homer's interpreter (English to Hungarian) during that 2.5hour long meeting and it was tiring but really a great experience. I was able to share my experience with reading the Book of Mormon every night as a family and he said he felt the spirit so strong when I testified about how important it is to read the Book of Mormon as a family (thank you for always doing that!). After that we ate dinner with the Szabadkais and following that we had a great conference with the Budapest Zone and him. He said that during meetings we need to pay attention to what we 1. heard and 2. heard that wasn't said. He is a really cool man. After that, Elder Homer came with us to one of our families and that was so cool. He was so impressed with what an amazing family they were and they were honored to be able to meet him. He also spoke in Church and that was so fantastic!
The investigators are so great! We committed one investigator to live according to the Word of Wisdom and she is doing it and is doing it well! She says it is not easy but that she is still doing it! The other ones are doing great as well! Have a wonderful week! I love you all so much!
Colorado Missionaries in Hungary