This the Branch House in Tatabanya. I thought it was so cute. Someone told us it used to be a Bakery. The guy in the other picture was a missionary in Hungary a few years ago. He was one of the speakers that day. He built that podium for the Branch. They loved that he came back to visit. He was one of the first missionaries in Tatabanya.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We were assigned to speak in Tatabanya but the Friday before we found out someone else had already been asked. It was great news for us. We still went, but it was much more relaxing because we didn't have to speak. Elder Wanlas was transferred there last transfer so it was fun to see him. We brought him and the other Elders treats because
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
We went to a cool graveyard in Pest. I have never seen so many different and elaborate tombstones. Some very famous people from Budapest are buried here. It was very interesting experience. We heard that at the end of October they have a night where the whole graveyard is lit up with candles. Cool sight to see - but I don't think I'll be going to see a graveyard at night near Halloween. YIKES
Here's a picture of our 2nd Place cake. Also Karolina's cake won 2nd Prize with us. I think she got robbed because her's was much nicer than ours. The cake in the middle of the table with all the fruit perfectly lined up won 1st Place. It was a fun day but I think the judging was a little off.
The cool thing was how happy the members were that we entered the contest. Rachelle told me to get involved with the members, make comments in class, go to their activities etc. She was right. They loved that we participated. The next day at church many people said Hi to me. One man who knows I speak German even said "Guten Morgan" as I walked in. Such a nice man - So it's fun that I'm starting to feel like I'm part of the ward. Really nice people here.
Megan taught the FHE Lesson for us on July 4th. She did a great job. The kids participate so much. Megan has a great way of relating to people. I think they could tell she really cared about them. The lesson was about feeling the promptings of the Spirit. At the end she told them how great they were at welcoming her and Rachelle. She told them she knew they had the Spirit with them by the way they treated her and Rachelle. She also told them how much she admired them for the sacrifices they made each week to attend church activities. Some of them travel over an hour by train or bus to come to church activities. I think they were all very touched by her comments. I was very proud of her. One of the YA kept telling Megan "You're going to miss me"
So cute- Mimi translated for her. She's a sweet girl and did a great job. ( well I think she did- I still don't understand Hungarian) When some of the YA would make very lengthy comments Mimi would say a few things and then say - That's basically what they said. So funny.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Here's the bulletin board Megan made for the Center. We are going to leave it up for a couple months and then just change the leaves on the tree in the Fall. She did such a great job. Hers makes all our other bulletin boards look pathetic. But I intend to get full use out of this. The way I figure I can use it for at least 4 months. :)
After going to Heroes Square, we walked over to the Castle near there. The girl in the purple is Barbie. She was such a good tour guide. She took us everywhere. When I was busy with things at the Center she took Megan and Rachelle to see many fun things in Buda as well. It was so nice of her to spend so much of her time with us.
One Sunday while Megan and Rachelle were here we had our District over for lunch. We had a full house but so much fun. We served Chicken Enchiladas and for dessert - cake with raspberries and chocolate drizzle. They loved it. Notice the missionary with the orange tie. Megan liked it so much, he gave it to her to take home.
Who says Missionaries don't have fun??? I'm not really sure how he was even able to get this jacket on. It belongs to this darling YA - Simon Reka - It was pretty funny to see him with her jacket, scarf and bracelet. He was such a good sport to let us take his picture.