Heeeeeyyy, e'ryyyyybooodddyy! Hope you're all having awesome ends to your summer. I hope everything across The Pond (unless you're Dad and Ian...in which case...across The Land Mass??) has been super great. Miss you all immensely!
This week I:
1.) Had to give an impromtu talk in Sacrament meeting due to someone cancelling--which was actually fine, except for the fact that my topic was "The Spiritual Influence of Women." (????) Like, what the heck, my resources on that are limited in English. I was ready to just get up and recite "Footprints in the Sand," throw down the mic and sit down, but I decided that would actually not be very appropriate, or really very missionary-like at all, soooo I talked about Esther and read from D&C 25. I also talked about Elder Richard G. Scott because, for real, you can't have a talk about the spiritual influence of women without throwing a little Jeanene in there :)
2.) August 20th! Happy 1015th birthday, Magyarország! Not to be that person, but you're getting up there, bud haha :) It was good, though. I feel like everyone kind of mystically disspears when the holidays pop up, so that's kind of every missionary's worst nightmare, but we tried to take it in stride and it wasn't that bad. The 20th was super cool--there were a bunch of traditional dancers and fireworks and stuff, I loved it.
3.)The insane heat has finally cooled off, which is sooooo nice, I'm totally ready to bring on the sweater weather of fall---it was. SO. HOT.
4.) We went to Miskolc for zone training and the Szabadkaiék were there. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the zone leaders used a really good video about Elder Russell M. Ballard and not having fear in your heart. I guess if there's something I've learned recently on my mission it's how important that is. It takes a lot of courage ot just to be a missionary, but to live your life in a way that you want as well. When others hearts fail them, we can take courage in Christ. I can honestly testify of that---the training was good :)
5.)This week we also had this amazing lesson with this woman in our branch who converted when she was seventy years old and is ten years of activity strong! She was so cute, she asked me what my favorite Hungarian food was and made it for me. She had such a strong testimony and love of the missionaries--it was really touching. I love these people. Really, I do.
Alsoooooo...I told my companion I would put this in here...but I also lit a bag of popcorn on fire and set off the smoke alarm and we had to throw it out the window. It was embarrassing. Until further notice, my microwave privileges have revoked.... Meh.
Love you all! Wriiiiiiite me!
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