So this week has been pretty crazy. We worked HARD!!! but despite working hard things just kept seeming to fall through. So instead we ended up doing a lot of finding and let me tell ya it was rough... We have been trying to do lots of honest finding to build the work here in Sopron.
This last week I have been met with more resistance to our tracting efforts than I have ever experienced in my entire mission. Not only has 20+ hours of tracting produced no results, we have repeatedly had to leave areas because of individuals who begin to verbally attack us for being there. It creates such a problem that we have no hope of being able to peaceably contact anyone in that area for some time...
We have, however, found some success in Area Book work, We were able to renew relationships with 2 former investigators and through our current investigators we have received 2 solid referrals. For that reason we were able to have 4 new investigators.
That was probably one of the really cool things that happened this last week. We were contacting former investigators out of the phone and happened upon some oddly spelled names. We knew they weren't Hungarian, but we called them up anyway. Turned out to be two super cool international students studying here. One by the name of Aijzhan (eye-john) and the other by the name of Yanin [yawn-in(like "ing"but without the g sound)]. Super cool so we set up a program and they said they would come.
On Saturday 2 other people showed up with them. Joe and Margerit. They were all super cool! Aijzhan is from Kyrgyzstan (I think). The other three are from Thailand. They all speak English and we were able to get to know them and share a message with them from the scriptures. Aijzhan we gave a Russian Book of Mormon but we didn't have any in Thai for the other girls but we ordered them! Anyway, super cool girls we set up to meet again next Saturday. The rest of the week was kinda a blur, we did a lot of work but not a lot of stuff we feel is going anywhere.
We are considering moving out from the city center in our finding efforts. I am feeling like it may be good to try tracting in neighborhoods rather than apartment buildings here. We are going to give that a try for this next week and see how it goes. Hopefully we will begin to see a change in how things are going though.
But I am glad things seem to be a lot more lively back home! Amanda is having a little girl!!! OMG congrats!!! I am gonna be an UNCLE!!! YEAH. Lizzy is looking good in her dress for Prom too! Hope you have a great night Liz!!!
I love you guys back at home so much! I miss all of my friends as well, to those of you out on missions I wish you a great week! Love you all!
Elder Oakes, Hungary Budapest Mission