Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gringos Amigos

     This week was worse and better than last week all at once. #missionarylife.
     I am doing good. Our investigators are kind of doing not so good, but that is okay, because I will tell you later in the email.
     Elder Weaver and I are doing good. There is a transfer next week (again!) so we will see what happens.
     This week. So on Tuesday our District went running! I loved it so much. It is so much fun. However, after the run the cops came up to us and asked us for our Igazolvany-s (ID cards) and we kind of got kicked out of the Foter. LOL. Later that day we went to Grigos Amigos with the Bishop. It was just a testament to how cool the members are here, because he just did everything he possibly could to help us. So awesome. Also on Tuesday, I had two cool moments while tracting. 1. I realized as I was having a conversation with a teen Hungarian, that I can speak Hungarian! I can speak this language. More than that, I enjoy it! What is this? When did this happen?! So cool. The Gift of Tongues is so cool! 2. I had been having a pretty crappy day and everyone was turning us down. Then we tracted into a man. He was so cool. He had so many good questions, like who God was, why suffering happens, how he could grow closer to God. It was awesome to help him get answers. He said he didn't want to meet with us or listen to us and he didn't show up to English class, but I got to help answer his questions. In the end, I think I realized that God wants to help us feel better when we are sad. Even though he turned down the opportunity, after that little talk, I felt better. I felt happier. I had been able to help someone. That was awesome. I was very grateful for that.
      Wednesday was kind of the worst day ever. So remember how we went to Gringos Amigos? Yeah, apparently it wasn't prepared to well, because almost everyone in our District got crazy diarrhea. NOT. FUN. Especially as a missionary. So I was down in our apartment until like 1:00. Finally I decided that we needed to go out. I felt really bad, but I could walk, so we were fine. We were in a program and towards the end, I was like, "HOLY COW WE NEED TO LEAVE." So we left and I was rushing home, but I couldn't make it. So I calculated the closest place that had a bathroom. Where was it? Nowhere else than Gringos Amigos. So I got revenge on Gringos Amigos by destroying their own bathroom with their foul food. TAKE THAT GRINGOS. LOL. It was pretty funny even though it was absolutely horrific!
     Thursday was probably the highlight as far as missionary life goes. So we have this investigator who we dropped, because he was being a jerk and just making fun of us and asking ridiculous questions. Well, he came to church on Sunday and asked if we could meet. I said, okay and we met. He walked in and he was so quiet and humble and began by asking, "Hey, what do I have to do to be baptized? How long will it take? Do I have to cancel my Catholic baptism?" WHAT. IN. THE. WILD. WORLD. So cool. It was so amazing, because WE DID NOTHING. The Lord just helped him see something. He just said that something had changed in him and he realized that this was a good thing and he wanted it. How cool is that? I will never forget his humility. It was such a big change. So cool. So awesome. These are the miracles I get to see. I am so grateful I get to see them!
     Friday we met with a family out in the boondocks. They had over a friend and he was pretty drunk and he basically made fun of us the whole program. We had a member there that deserves all of the awards. He is so cool. He patiently listened to him and tried to help the man. This member is so Christlike! He even gave him a ride home. It was just amazing to see how patient and kind he was to the drunk man. Even after he had mocked us for an hour straight. What an awesome example he was to me.
     On Saturday we went and did a service project at a member's house. It was so cool to serve someone again.It was fun. I even got sun-burnt! Yay!
     Sunday was awesome. We went to church and had a fifth Sunday combined meeting where the members got together and decided to fast together to help the missionary work here in Kecskemet. So cool! They are such amazing members here! I am really excited, because I feel this is just what our work needs and I think we will see a lot of amazing things this week.
     Because it was a fifth Sunday, we also had a lunch after the meetings. As I was sitting there, looking around at all the people in Kecskemet, I realized that I do love these people here. They are such amazing people. I do love them. I love them so much.
     I am so grateful to be here in Hungary. To be a part of this work. Besides all of that though, I am grateful to have the opportunity to love these people. I am so grateful to get to love them. I am so grateful that I get to know them. What did I ever do to deserve this? Leaving is going to be so hard.
     I love you all so much. I am so grateful for all of you and for all of your support and prayers and love. Thank you so much!
       Sok szeretettel,
             Neely Elder.
On our way to the service project.

Elder Weaver

1 comment:

  1. Neely Elder we are thankful for your service and pray for you everyday.