Monday, June 25, 2012

Cave church

At the bottom of Gellert Hill is the "Cave Church". They have a self-guided tour you can take. It's amazing how well it's been preserved after so many years. The Pauline Monks worshiped there for many years but in 1951 the entire Pauline order of Monks was arrested by the communist government. The head monk was executed, the rest were put into labor camps and the church was sealed behind an eight-foot wall of concrete. In 1989, after the fall of communism in Hungary, the wall was broken down and the cave reopened.

Lunch after Gellert Hill

After our hike up Gellert Hill we stopped at this little cafe to have lunch. They had pictures of the items on the menu, but we discovered pictures can be deceiving. Megan's hamburger was huge. It was hilarious to see her face when the waitress brought it out.

Gellert Hill

Another day we hiked to the top of Gellert Hill. There's a statue about halfway up of St Gellert. He tried to bring Christianity to Hungary. But he was severely persecuted for his beliefs. He was put in a barrel filled with spikes and rolled down the hill.

Fish Pedicure

One day while Megan was here she and I went to have a Fish Pedicure. It was a very interesting experience. It feels a little creepy to have fish eating at your feet. But we had a good time.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lilla and Sebastian's Wedding

On June 8, 2012 Megan and I went to Lilla and Sebastion's wedding. She looked beautiful. Her father is in the Stake Pres so I work closely with him at the Center. They were sealed in the London temple the next day. According to the law they must get married in Hungary first and then they are able to go to the temple. Her little sister was adorable. It was a very nice day.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


One night in June we took everyone bowling for Gofri Est. Many of them had never been bowling. I realized after a few minutes that I should have had someone give a few lessons. Elder Reese tried to help but it was difficult to get to everyone. I was afraid some of them were going to break a finger or something the way they were dropping the ball. But they had a great time. It was so much fun.

Kinga's Baptism

In May Kinga was baptized by her boyfriend Ricsi. Ricsi has only been a member for a few months so it was a great experience for both of them. We are excited to have more and more young adults getting baptized and joining us at the Center.