Saturday, March 26, 2011

Transfer 11, Week 3

Hi everyone
Sorry about the super quick's kind of late right now.....we had a busy day......this morning, Elder Miller and I had to translate for President in a district presidency meeting, then we helped clean up the branch house, then the APs and us went with some members to see István, a Király (Steven, the King). It's a rockopera about when István was made wasn't the best thing i've ever seen, but it was still fun. I learned a lot more about Hungarian history....and then, at the end, they play the music from the Hungarian anthem, and everyone stood up. It was really cool. After that, we came back to the mission home and the Buda ward was having a little party, so we stayed there for a bit, and now we're up here emailing.
Alright, so this was pretty cool, elder Miller and I went streeting one night, and it was kind of sketchy, just because it was dark out, so people were kind of avoiding us, but we talked to one guy, and he said he's not religious, but he said he was really interested in learning more, so we got his phone number and hopefully we'll be able to set up with him next week. Then, right after that we talked with someone else who was kind of interested. Then, the next day, one of our english class students came up and asked if we could come to his house to help him more with english...hopefully we'll be able to get him more focused on the gospel...he already speaks english really well, so it shouldn't be too hard. so yeah, that was our week. It was really fun, we're having a great time serving together.
well, i'm going to go now...i'll try to get to the rest of the emails throughout the week, if i have, we'll talk next week!
Elder Murray

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Transfer 11, Week1

Hi everyone
Ok, so, it's officially transfer 11 now.....super weird.....and, i'm serving with Elder Miller from back home! super fun. We're both super excited about that, it should be a super fun transfer. Hm.......this week...........oh, we went and saw Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat--they were both amazing! the music was great, the singing was amazing, the choreography was superb, it was just pretty much super awesome! That was my first time seeing either of those live, so that was just super amazing! I'll have to see them at home now and see how they compare... :)
So, let's see....we met with one of Elder Miller's old investigators from Szolnok who is studying here. It went pretty well. I hope we can meet with him some more, he seems like a really great guy. Let's see......what else......Tuesday was super pday (March 15 is a national holiday) so we went to Visegrád. It was way fun, we ended up parking down at the river and hiking up the mountain (when i say mountain, i mean hungarian mountain, which isn't too high). It was pretty fun, we had gorgeous weather all the way up, while we were in the castle, and during the bobsled ride (hehehe, elder miller (the other one) and I almost flipped our bobsled.....whoops). then, as soon as my last ride was over, it started sprinkling, and slowly got worse until it was just dumping. Elder Wanlass and I volunteered to run down to get the car, so we got to navigate the trail all the way back down--the trail which was slippery enough before it rained. luckily, we managed it without any falls. Then, wouldn't you know it, as soon as we got down to the car, it stopped raining. It was good we had gone down though, because some people had to leave pretty quickly and it would have taken them a while to hike back down. yeah. so, that was Tuesday. then, Wednesday was transfers.....i think i stressed a few months off my life with that one, we had a million things going on. it was kind of ridiculous. but, we made it through, and things are calming down again. so, that was about it for this week. I think everyone's still singing the songs from Cats and Joseph everywhere they go, it was really fun.
alright, well, i hope you all have a great week! talk to you next week!
Elder Murray

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Transfer 10, Week 6

Hi everyone
sorry i didn't get an email out last week, or a good one this week.....we've had some pretty crazy days around here...but, yesterday was super awesome, we started out by going to the Chinese Piaz.....nobody got anything, except maybe a disease or two....that's about the only reliable thing you can get there....haha, just kidding (about catching something)....after that, we wandered around the mall for a little while, then we came back to the mission home for a baptism. It was really amazing, I was so glad that we were able to go.
After that, a group of about 30 of us went to go see Cats--it was soooooo awesome! I really didn't understand too much of it, but the music was super amazing, and it was just super fun to be able to go and see something like that in Hungarian. We were talking to the Bagozzi's afterwards, and they said that they've seen it in the states, and, even though they didn't understand any of it, they said that this one was the best they've seen. Pretty cool.
alright, now for the big news....Thursday night, we were getting ready for bed when President called to tell Elder Hintze that he'll be leaving the office. His replacement is........................Elder Miller!!!!! ah! I was so surprised to hear that we'd be serving together, but i'm super excited for it! He came in on Friday night, so he's already getting into the swing of things. ah! i'm super excited.
yeah, that's the news for this week.....sorry i didn't get it out yesterday, we had a ton going on....
I hope you all have a great week!
Elder Murray