Eger is pretty great.
After the initial shock of a totally bizarre transfer call, Rada Nővér (one of the three sisters from my MTC group) and I are having a blast. They finally broadcast the last session of General Conference in Hungarian for the second and third hour of church this Sunday (the translation of "ponderize" was pretty adorable) and there was a part in Elder Bednar's talk where they showed a picture of Richard G. Scott. And we just turned to each other and were like, "Remember when we were with each other over a year ago in the MTC and he was still alive and we sat about ten feet away from him and he looked into our eyes and we're here together half a world away fifteen months later and actually speak some Hungarian? Yeah. Dang. Me, too. Wow."
Having skipped the whole "co-senior" phase of the mission, it's been pretty weird being with someone who has been with me since day one (but kind of hasn't at the same time, you know? We've had such different missions--it's kind of cool to come together at the end). In most ways, aside from fighting off the trunkiness, it's been nothing short of amazing though. Tracting is easy. Street contacting is easy. Teaching is really, really good. We both have finally figured out our stride and though I thought it would have been nice helping someone else find out how to get to this point, we're doing really, really well with each other. We started this together, and now we're going to see it through to the very end together------so we like it.
This city is stinkin' beautiful as well. After the scarring event that was being ripped from Nyíregyháza prematurely, I thought I was going to need some sort of therapy---but Eger is simply as stunning as it gets and that's saying something (#szegedgreenie). The mountains and the castles and the history and the people are enough therapy for me, I really already love it here.
The branch is small, we're back to Elders as branch presidencies---but it reminds me of Békéscsaba days and heaven knows those were good ones, so I like it. I like it a lot. I've already met a lot of cool people and on Sunday we put someone on bap date and had one of our investigators come to church for the first time so the ball is already rolling and is only going to pick up speed from here.
I'm doing really well. Hungary has been pretty rainy the past week and is getting cold---they say this upcoming winter is going to be the coldest they've had in years so we're starting to bundle up.
I love you all and hope all is well in the America lands or wherever you may be.
I want to end with my testimony of Christ. There's nothing as beautiful as taking comfort in the fact that there is someone who knows exactly how you feel. Exactly. And I've come to realize the power of that a lot more in my life throughout the course of my mission, and I felt it even more this past week. Christ knows me. And all the hurt, or sadness, or disappointment, or even combination of all three, simply fades away when you accept that into your life. I watched the video "My Burden was Made Light" the other week with a member and really I felt that. When they said that the hurt fades away simply when you direct the anger at Christ and realize it's all okay, it's really true.
He knows you.
And He knows me.
And really good things are going to be happening in Eger this transfer. I really have faith in that.
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