Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer in KIspest

Sorry that I haven't been as great about making blog posts the past couple of weeks, and no promises that this one is going to be much better than nothing, because I still don't have a lot of time, but everything is still great out here in the nagy falu of Budapest! Really, the work is just going really well out here. We have a good number of programs, and have found a few pretty cool people as well! We also had yet ANOTHER crazy storm. This wasn’t quite as bad as the first one of the transfer, there wasn't a ton of lightning, but literally just crazy down pours. The roads were totally flooded and we got soaked and we were totally drenched coming home, wading through water calf high on the street. So that was fun, and luckily everything was actually dry in our apartment, despite having only a blanket for one of our windows. 
 Things are going well with all the people that we are meeting with.  We met a few new people. There was this one family that we met eating ice cream on the steps of the branch house that we talked to and they invited us over for dinner sometime in September, so that was really cool. And we met some people tracting and streeting and what not, but one thing, is that for about ever 50 potentials,  we maybe meet with one, and if they end up being legit, that is really a miracle. but things are going really well with the work actually. We had this really sweet old Catholic lady come to church this week which was good, and this one family that we are meeting with, the daughter, about age 17 is really considering baptism, and we're hoping the rest of her family can start thinking about it seriously as well. We have a few more people that are working towards baptism, which would be super great!
For P day we had a lot of programs and stuff, but when we had free time, we just went around town a little bit seeing some sites.   I have basically seen all the good sites by this point, but I still get amazed every time I walk past the parliament building even though that's just an everyday sight for us now.   Hope that you all are doing well back home and surviving the summer months better than I am out here. Miss you all and hope you have a great week! 


Elder Dalton

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Two Weeks in Kispest

     Things in Kispest are going well. To answer some of your questions, we actually play basketball with the other guys almost every morning, and with some of our investigators too, which is pretty good exercise, but I'm definitely not in the best shape of my life.
       It's kind of weird not having English class, but it's good. We have more time to focus on other thigns, so we will see how it works!  We have made some progress with some of the people we meet with, a few families, which is totally awesome, but other than that we are still just plugging along trying to get the people we are teaching moving along. We are actually teaching some really cool families right now! There is one mom with three little kids that we teach. Another is a mom and son (around 18) who are super cool. We go play bball with the son sometimes. He's really good and a super nice kid. Then there is another family that we teach, Mom and Dad and two kids who are progressing really well. They just came to church for the first time yesterday and really seem to be enjoying it! Other than that we have just a few single people that we meet with, all really cool!
Scripture study is going well. Just mostly trying to get through the Book of Mormon in Hungarian. Pretty easy to get distracted reading other stuff that's in English and more understandable, but I can just about understand most things now, which is pretty cool, and I'm hoping I can finish it some time in the near future. We have also been focusing on using scriptures in our lessons more effectively, so I've really been trying to focus more on what programs we have for the day and what they need, as opposed to just reading through. 
Yeah, Hungarian is definitely a lot more manageable now, but don't get me wrong, it is still incredibly hard... I still sometimes have no idea what people are saying. Actually, yesterday in church, there was a guy from New Hampshire! He said he knew Justin Millis really well and that he had been up to Ellsworth before and been to church. I can't remember his name though... sorry always bad at that.  I had to translate for him in sacrament meeting, and it is incredibly hard to do that, especially in church. 
Anyway, really great to hear about all the fun things everyone's doing back home!  Have a great week! Love you!

Elder Dalton
  Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
Moroni 10:32

Some pictures from back in Sopron

 P-day in Kispest