This last week we had Zone Conference with Elder Dyches. He gave a lot of great advice and training and I'm really excited to see where this mission continues to go. I have a pretty strong testimony of the power and blessings that come when you follow the council of the leaders God has put in place for you. I'll give one example: President Dyches mentioned one way of working with the wards to look up and find addresses of missing members. He said to go there and try; if they aren't there then tract 10 doors on each side and you will see miracles. Well we happened to have a name from the ward to look up, so we tried it.
The lady we were looking for, wasn't there. So... we tracted 10 doors on each side. At one, a lady opened the door only slightly. At first she wasn't too keen on talking to us, but then when she found out the name of our church, something changed in her and she let us in. We went into her apartment, sat on some stools while she sat on her crate-made bed. We opened with a prayer and she cried. We read a little from the Book of Mormon and she said she knew God sent us. She agreed to come to church.
Well then Sunday came around and the first meeting started and she wasn't there. Pretty disapointing after several prayers. But then... in she walked, all the way to the front row and sat down. After church we talked to her and she said on Friday she had gone to a different church and not felt good, but when she came to ours on Sunday, she felt she found her place.
It doesn't matter how simple the instruction, when it's given from a leader and you follow- blessings always follow.
p.s. The little details.
1. March 15 is a holiday here. Because of that, they sang the national anthem in church. One of our investiagtors gave us a little run down of the background of the song. It comes from a lot of suffering and years of wars, but a lot of deep rooted family ties and courage. God bless the Hungarians.
2. It is rude to yawn without covering your mouth.
3. Today we went to the local piac- which basically is a hundred small open air markets selling a whole lot of meat.