This week it was nice because we went on this really cool hike with one of our investigators and his friend to the "Hivestones" up the mountain. They're these really cool old abandoned wine cellars out in the middle of nowhere from way back in the day. The weather was nice, and the people were nicer so it was a really good experience.
Aside from that, someone from the mission presidency came and visited our little branch and gave one of the best talks I've heard in a really long time, and it was really a heart.warming experience. We also went to Miskolc for a zone training and by far the highlight was being reunited with one of my favorites--Sister Jeppson!
This week one night before bed I felt prompted to read my favorite scripture from the Book of Mormon---which was actually pretty weird because I actually have it memorized in Hungarian. Despite that, it was only a few page flips away, so I opened my scriptures to Alma 7.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be
fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon
him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the
flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
And for some reason the word "succor" stuck out to me like it never had before. Not even because of the literal meaning of the word, but because it had been so long since I read it in English that when I read "succor" I instantly connected it with the word "suck" and just in my mind imagined Christ literally sucking the pain of His people away. And it was just one of those "pure truth" moments.
Have you guys ever just read something, or seen something, or heard something, and that, combined with what you've been dealing with, praying for, and seeking after, just speaks to you in a way you can't really describe to other people? It just kind of leaves a spiritual mark on your testimony that you can actually pinpoint? Zaps you straight in the heart(for lack of a better phrasing)?
It was kind of one of those moments. I felt like I had been really seeking for something, and I finally found it in something I already knew. Something I already had memorized for crying out loud. A moment of pure truth.
It was pretty cool.
And that little moment just really reinforced my testimony I've just come to know that God has a plan for each of us.
And sometimes it feels like things happen by accident, but I've come to figure out that they rarely do. And the surety that there is someone out there who sees it from every possible angle makes it all infinitely better, and infinitely easier to choose to just be happy. And it's pretty dang amazing.
Alright, alright. I'll get down off of my missionary soapbox for today, but ya'll should give it a try--I challenge you to pray for pure truth.
Love you all!
And, of course, when all is said and done:
Tudom hogy a Mormon könyve igaz!
p.s. Shout-out to Sister Williamson for her BYU acceptance I cannot wait to party in Provo with you !! :)