Monday, September 30, 2013

More exciting news...

Cintia (Tia) is a super cute member here in Szombathely. She's been a huge help. She has come with us to some great and hard programs and occasionally tract or streets with us.  Well she put in her papers to serve a mission. She received her call...TO HUNGARY! She will be in our mission in January (my one year mark in the country). She is going to be such a great missionary. It was also really cool to have her family there. She is the only member in her family. Her grandma especially was not supportive, but as you can see in these pictures- prayers are answered. I'm so excited for Tia to be a part of this mission :)


Boldog napot nekem,
22 sounds so weird, but hey it's already been fun. Yesterday was Sister Peterson's birthday (the only day we were the "same age"). When our investigator Zoli found out, he grabbed her ear and said "and another 100 years to you!" not sure if that's a cultural thing, but either way it was funny. I surprised her with some candles in a Milka bar in the morning and this morning she "made" a cake out of paper for me. Oh the things we do on a mission. Its hard to surprise someone when you are with them 24/7.
Story for this week:
We were rushing (almost late) to a lunch appointment with some of our investigators, and suddenly I made eye contact with a lady walking by. I almost walked past, but felt I needed to stop. Despite how worried we were about being late, we stopped at talked to her. She said she hadn't read very many good things about the church on the internet, but we exchanged numbers and bore testimony.
Then a couple days later- SHE called US (that very rarely happens, even with people who are really interested). She set up a time to meet. We met her at the branch house and she ended up bringing her husband and her daughter. At first I thought we were going to have to battle misinformation and distorted views, to a point, there was a little skepticism. But with testimony of the Book of Mormon, they both agreed to read and meet again. They even wanted their own copies of the Book of Mormon so they could read at the same time. It was kind of cool to feel like their hearts began to open in that meeting, to give place to at least a "portion of the word". 

Anyway, this week is going to be super busy. We have interviews in Budapest on Thursday and then we are staying the night to do splits with the sisters there, and then of course we have CONFERENCE on Saturday and Sunday. I'm super excited. We are still not sure if we will get to watch it in English,  but either way it will be great.
Love Always,
Curtin Nővér

P.S. The little details:
1. Me blowing out my candles on the "cake" Sister Peterson made.
2. Us together on the day we were both 21.
3. Sister Peterson with the birthday "cake" I secretly bought for her.
4. Us with Tia a super cute member here. More pictures to follow in another post, with some REALLY exciting news :)