Monday, May 18, 2015

Rooftop View

 What's up everyone! Only a couple more weeks left in the transfer and probably Győr, so that's pretty hard to believe!  I do have some exciting news this week! Janka decided that she is going to be baptized!  May 30th, which is great because then I will be able to be there for her! How it happened, is basically, we walked into a program one day, and she said, hey guys, I've decided that I'm ready to get baptised and I want it to be this month.  She is so awesome and I am super happy that I got the chance to know her.  She has amazing faith in God and in Jesus Christ. So that is really exciting! 
That was the really big news for the week, and we are working with her now, figuring out the details, but that's going to be a really amazing experience! 

 We had interviews with our mission president this past week which was good. Got to talk to him a little bit, and I got to see some of my friends in the mission up in Budapest and go out to lunch with them, so that was a lot of fun.
Last night, we also went to one of the members house, and deep fried some cheese and had a big party/picnic on the roof. I have some pictures I'll attach, and they will probably post some more on facebook that you can see. 

It's such a great opportunity for me to be out here in Hungary, and help people make a change in their lives and find happiness. It's definitely tough sometimes, but totally worth it to help people overcome a lot of their problems and issues, and help them really figure out what it is that they need in their life so that they can be happy. I would also just like to say that I'm really grateful for this gospel.  I'm grateful for my Father in Heaven, and I'm thankful for my family. Families really are the most important part of what we teach people, and that we can find joy with them, and live with them for eternity after this life. 

Hope you are all doing good back home and I miss you all tons! Love you lots and have a great week.

Elder Dalton

p.s. This picture is a pretty good description of Hungary. Some nice parks and views, surrounded by communist ten story buildings that all look the same. Kind of interesting.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mother's Day Skype

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!!! Thanks for all you do and for always loving us!!! I got to Skype with my family this week, as I'm sure most of you have already seen the picture, but it was really amazing to be able to see and talk with my awesome family. Love being out here, but I do wish they could be out here with me! It's gonna be a long wait till Christmas! Anyway, that was kind of the big event of the week, talking with them, but I don't really know what else to say about it. I'm sure you can all imagine how great it is to see your family after such a long time. 

As far as other stuff, we also had an old missionary come back to visit with his family. His name is (I guess, was) Elder Carter, and he was one of my friends from when I was in Buda. Most of you probably saw on facebook already, but we went to a big cookout in a park nearby (same place we whipped. not a bad spot) and cooked bacon, hot dogs, and REAL American s'mores. Couldn't believe how much I missed those until I had one! But that was a lot of fun! Carter actually just got engaged too, so that was weird talking to him about that, But none of you get too worried, you will all probably have to wait a while after I get home before anything like that happens.

Other stuff, work is still going well. Still working with the people we're meeting with, and working to find a few more people that we can teach, but not a whole lot of success recently. Lots of doors and lots of people, but I still love the work and the great people we get to meet with, We're heading up to Budapest tomorrow for interviews with Pres. Smith, so that will also be exciting I guess, That's about it from here.  Love this work and love being out here doing it! Love you all and hope you have a great week! 


Elder Dalton

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mission Ninja's

Hey there! Another week gone by in Győr and it’s already May, which is pretty ridiculous!!... In just a couple of months I will be at my one year mark!!! Can you even believe that? It really does fly by! Especially when you’re doing the work of the Lord!

So first off, last P day, we just had a little picnic with the other missionaries, and went whipping and even did some American Ninja Warrior challenges (aka, climbing across the top of the swings). The pic isn’t exactly how the whips are supposed to be used, but they are actually super fun and super loud. Apparently Hungary is known for having really good whips, so who knew? I will definitely be bringing one of those home.

Teaching is going good but this week was kind of tough... A lot of people couldn’t meet this week, I actually feel kind of bad because people always talk about these amazing miracles and experiences that they have on their missions, but honestly, Hungary is just a little bit tougher. I have still seen lots of miracles on my mission, but it’s just kind of different... The Lord's work always goes forward, so we still find people, but it’s usually more like, 1 or 2 a transfer. I’ve gotten pretty used to not having much success, so it really doesn’t bother me all that much. I’ve learned to focus on the little success we do have and to rejoice in those! 
We just started working with this super awesome 20 year old guy who was a referral  from one of the members. He’s a super cool guy, studying to be a police officer, and hopefully we can give him a Book of Mormon next time we meet! He seems to really like being with us, so that’s good! The work really is even more amazing when the members are involved.  
Also, we had a fantastic program with one of our investigators.We had a big talk about what a testimony actually is, what she actually believes, and told her that is her testimony. Testimonies don’t have to be big, but can be small too, it’s really what we believe and hold dear.  It was one of the most spiritual programs I had ever been in.. Anyway, running out of time, but love you all and hope you have a great week. 

Elder Dalton