Magyarország - jó itt- (Hungary- its good here)
March 15th was a national holiday and everyone wears these.
I must have been getting too comfortable with where I was because this week, we got a call that a sister had to go home early and in 2 days, Evans Nővér and I would have to be in Budapest with all our suitcases and would be going to a new city. I was so shocked and really sad to leave all of my family and friends in Győr. But through it all, I prayed to the Lord, telling Him I trusted him and in return, he reassured me that everything is going to be okay - better than ok and I was at peace amid all of the chaos of our surprise transfer.
|Viki, my mother here in hungary.jpg|
|I love you Johanna!!|
|Surprise transfer! On train headed to Budapest|
I am now serving in the city of Nyiregyhaza. As part of this transfer call, I am now a Sister Training Leader which means I get to go on splits with Sisters in other cities (Debrecen and Eger) I am so excited to help them and have this opportunity to learn from them!!
I feel so blessed to have been able to serve with Evans Nővér. We have become so close and have laughed lots and worked hard over the past 4 weeks that we had been companions. I always get blessed with the BEST companions! I don’t know what I do to deserve them! The pattern just continues because my new companion is Dorney Nővér and it has only been 3 days together and she is already one of my best friends. We feel like we have known each other for years. It is pretty special.
|new comp, new city, HAPPY AS CAN BE!!!|
ÁLDOTT VAGYOK (I am blessed). Our first day together was full of little miracles. Here is one of them:
We went tracting our first day together. We knocked on about 3 doors and Dorney Nővér asked me about why I am serving a mission and it turned into a pretty spiritual discussion about our moments of personal conversion. Now, as I look back at it, having that discussion made my spirit so strong and my confidence and testimony unbreakable. As people were slamming the doors, I felt strong and I knew the Spirit was with us and those who were ready and open would feel it and want to hear more. On the last floor, we found Zsanett. When we told her we were missionaries and wanted to share a message of happiness, she immediately let us in. We sat down and we had one of the best lessons I have ever experienced. I think she had muscle dystrophy and life has not been easy for her. As we started to talk about Heavenly Father and the Book of Mormon she was beaming and accepted all of what we were saying. We had been led to someone who had been prepared. And I almost cried as she said the closing prayer already asking God if all of this was true and I could see the Holy Ghost touching her and telling her it was.
We left her apartment and as we were walking out the building, my companion and I just threw our arms around each other. I have never been so happy in my entire mission. And it’s only been 3 days in this city! Change can be hard, but also can be needed and I can feel that we are going to get so much work done here in Nyiregyhaza. Never been so pumped and motivated!
Our District went to the Zoo on P-day
Also - I love the branch here! We went to a Relief Society activity and then church on Sunday and I already feel so at home. they are constantly hugging us and smiling and it is easy to say that I am going to like it here!
|The Relief Society Activity was learning to make food look beautiful!!|
So yeah, this week was pretty crazy. And I can’t help but be thankful for the hard weeks because they really make me appreciate the good ones. And these past few days have been some of the best.
More to come next week!
|Fagyi (ice cream) season is starting!!!|
|Győr, I love you with all my heart|