Full Time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Hungary, Budapest Mission

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week 22 - 4th Week in Szolnok

Hey Mom

The week has been good with its ups and downs. I sent another two packages home as well. So three should be coming in the next week or so. One of them is for dad the others are for everyone. (They are Hungarian movies by the way, most should have options to watch in English as well, but not all of them.)

We have actually been doing more tracting than any other kind of finding and the work is starting to improve. We have one new investigator that we will be meeting with tomorrow for the 2nd time that we are super excited about. Our investigator is Hungarian but we teach in English because his English is way better than our Hungarian. We do English classes here as well, like we did in Debrecen. That is a mission wide thing I believe and actually something that the church has made a standard practice in countries that are non English speaking. The branch is good here. They have about 25 to 30 people. There are a lot more priesthood holders here than in Debrecen even though the branch is smaller. I have already made really good friends with a few of the members and really like them.
Elder Oakes and Elder Weaver
BANG game
Sunday Night Dinner
Elder Depallens
The language is coming along slowly. It is a really tough language to learn!
Language lessons!
We had an appointment last week with a less active member and it was raining really bad! I sent some video of it, but just so you know, I bought an umbrella!

We haven't had any dinner appointments yet but we have done a few district meals with the other missionaries. I made a waffle breakfast for district meeting and we had a district lunch. The other day we had a palacsinta dinner, super fun. Palacsintas are pancakes but way different than American pancakes they are super thin and are served rolled up with some sort of topping thinly spread inside. More like our crepes we make. We have been playing the card game BANG together a lot in our free time as missionaries. It is super fun and a game I highly recommend to our family back at home.

Tell Sam Cooper I said WAY TO GO on the eagle scout project! Have him email me too if you can so I can say hi to him myself! Tell Naomi way to go! Her picture at Bass Pro Shop is awesome! It is seriously one of the best places in the world I think, and tell her good luck with the tonsils...

I LOVE your lesson! That sounds super awesome and a great way to get people to notice how to be more Christlike. Man, if I didn't know stuff like that wasn't allowed for us to do as missionaries I would use that! Super cool, way to go super mom!

I love you so much mom! Thanks for the pictures, it means a lot. I really like the updates of the dot calender. Keep one of those coming every month. It's fun to see it filling up! I love you so much, I have to go now, I'll talk to you later!
Elder Oakes and Fred
Shrine of a Saint
Example of everyday things I see that I wish I could fix!
Elder Oakes, Hungary Budapest Mission

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