My new companion is Elder Zwingli, he is American... and Canadian... and Swiss. He literally has 3 passports, which kinda blew my mind because that's the kinda thing you see in Jason Bourne movies with Matt Damon. I have been waiting for Hungarian secret police to come smashing into our apartment and my companion to just go all "kung fu" on them. But I am slowly starting to think that may not happen. (Kinda think it would be cool though!)
|Elder Oakes and Elder Zwingli|
|Elder Zwingli checking out the lay of the land|
We actually just got back from our train trip to Hortobadgy. It is a grassland preserve here in Hungary. I went the first week I was here too, so instead of going to the preserve, we played around and explored the town that's there. A really famous part of the town is the city center where there are a lot of hawkers. One guy there sells custom made whips. I got one last time I was there so I brought mine and he helped me practice! Super fun! Elder Zwingli got a whip, maybe it can help him fight off the secret police...haha!
|Dori and Elder Zwingli|
|Dori and Sis. Sholly|
|Elder Zwingli and Sis. Naegle|
|The Train :)|
|Polish Family with Demi|
I am glad I got to stay a little longer in Debrecen. Most people stay in their "greenie area" for four or five months anyway, so not too uncommon. Taiwan Michael comes back today too, so I can't wait to see him!
It was pretty said to say goodbye to Elder Whiting and Sister Jensen. There aren't any sister training leaders anymore, there are just too many young sisters and not enough older ones. Sister Naegle is the new trainer with Sis. Schnoor and Sis. Sholly. I think she has been in the country since January. I definitely learned a ton from Elder Whiting, he was a great trainer! But I think I was ready to move on. All good things come to an end at some point, right? (Well, outside of the gospel anyway.) Good experience and lots of hard work.
|Elder Whiting, Sister Otillia, and Elder Oakes|
|Elder Whiting, Jozsi, and Elder Oakes|
|Elder Whiting and Elder Oakes saying goodbye|
|Elder Oakes' art work|
|Dori, Sis. Sholly, Sis. Jensen, Sis. Schnoor|
|Sis. Naegle, Sis. Schnoor and Sis. Sholly|
Love ya all so much!
Elder Oakes, Hungary Budapest Mission