Monday, May 10, 2010

Transfer 3, Week 5

Hello everyone!
so, first of all, here's just a little bit more in-depth version of something I (might have) talked about last week...
Elder Bird and I had been streeting without any luck last Sunday when we started heading home for dinner, and somebody actually came up from behind us and wanted to talk with us! His parents had died a while ago, and he had questions about what our view was on what happens after death, so we taught him part of the plan of salvation, gave him a Book of Mormon, and got his number! He seemed genuinley interested, and we are really excited to meet with him again. The whole incident really was quite amazing--a lot of decisions led to us being where we were when he came up to us. We had decided to have dinner earlier, to break up the streeting time, which we usually don't do; and then we decided to go home and get our bags later (they were at the branch house) which we probably wouldn't have done--we were pretty close to the branch house when we decided that. So, because of that decision, we ended up going home a back way, and that was were he ended up running into us. It was such a faith-building experience, and just a reminder that when we do all that we can, the Lord will put people into our path who have been prepared to recieve His gospel.
Yeah, so I can't remember if I talked about that or not last week, but it was really cool, so i thought I'd just be sure and throw it in here.
So, this week.....not much going on...we thought we were going to have two new investigators this week, but it turned out that they didn't have time...hopefully we'll be able to set up other times to meet with them in the future, because they really seemed genuinely interested.
Saturday was such a great day! Ah! The first baptism I've seen here in Hungary! It was such an amazing experience! Haha, kind of wierd though, just becuase we had it at an indoor swimming pool---still really cool though! We actually had two investigators come to it, as well as some less-actives, so that was really fun to see them there. And, it was really great because all of the stuff was done by members--her friend baptized her, and his friend confirmed her. It was really great to see the priesthood holders here have a chance to use the gift that they've been given.
Sunday was also really good--we had Stake Conference in Budapest, so we got to go up there for that. We rode with a member, and another member brought one of our investigators, and the girl who had been baptized was there as well. It was really great to see them there, and it was really cool to see so many members together at once. It's been a really long time since I've seen that many members all at once. It was good to see them and the example of their faith in being willing to go there.
Yeah, so those were pretty much the highlights of this week....not much else going on here...we got to make our Mother's Day calls Sunday evening, so that was really was super great to hear from our families! I love the support you all provide, especially in your emails, it's always great to hear from everyone.
Well, that's about it.....I love you all, and I hope you all had a great week, and we're looking forward to another great week here!
Elder Murray

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