So first things first, we got our call this morning. Sister Kimball and I are staying together in Pécs...and we are getting a new sister to train! It'll be an adventure in our little apartment, but we're excited to keep the work moving forward in this beautiful city.
Another exciting thing- we have two more people preparing for baptism! They are a really cute couple who have been investigating the church for years, but have finally decided to get married and get baptized. I know they will be very blessed as they move forward with so many great changes in their lives.
Now, I've really struggled knowing what to write about this week. There are so many stories I could tell, so many insights I could share... but I just can't get the words I want to express any of it. This week is going be Easter. Do we really realize what this season means? I know I don't fully comprehend it. I've been studying the last week of Christ's life this past week. I started on Palm Sunday and have been reading a few things about those days during my personal study. (Thanks mom for the idea). It has been so good. I feel like just in the past few days, I've come to know so much more about Christ and his personality and characteristics. He is our Savior, he overcame physical and spiritual death for us. Do we really comprehend what that means? I don't think we really do. And if we aren't spending time in the scriptures every day, we never will.
We've had a few opportunities to meet with some people with very unique backgrounds. One of which came from a situation where every single member of her family and friends that she was with at the time-31 people total-were killed. She was the only survivor. We've had some really sweet conversations with her. What a blessing it is to know that we can be with our loved ones again after this life. We can. But only becuase of what Christ did. I suggest everyone read more about the last week of his life on earth. Don't let Easter go by without studying, pondering, and praying about the reason we celebrate Christ's last week.
Love you all! Thank you so much for your support and prayers!
P.S. Some scriptures to get you started with your study this week :)
SUNDAY The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
MONDAY The Cleansing of the Temple and the Cursing of the Fig Tree
Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46, Psalm 2:7, Mark 11:12-14, 20-21
TUESDAY Teaching in the temple and the Mount of Olives
Matthew 21:33-46, Matthew 24:1-46, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-36
see Joseph Smith’s translation of Matthew in the Pearl of Great Price.
WEDNESDAY Anointing at Bethany and Betrayal
John 12:1-9, Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9,
THURSDAY The Last Supper and Gethsemane
Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-39, John 13:31-17:26, John 17, Luke 22:44, Mosiah 3:7,
FRIDAY Betrayal, Judgment, Abuse and Death
Leviticus 1:3-5, Matthew 26:45-27:26, Mark 14:41-15:15, Luke 22:47-23:25, John 18:2-19:16, D&C 88:6
Isaiah 53:5, Alma 7:11-12, Psalm 69:21, Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34, 3 Nephi 27:14-15, Numbers 21:6-9
1 Nephi 17:41, Alma 33:19-22, John 1:26, 36, Exodus 12:3,5,46
SUNDAY The Empty Tomb and the Risen Lord
Luke 24:12, John 20:3-10, Mark 16:9, John 20:11-16, Matthew 28:9-10, Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-32
Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:14-18, Luke 24:33-51, John 20:19-30, Acts 1:2-9