Tuesday, 28 April 2015
April 27th, 2015
This week was amazing!! Wow, we don’t know what happened, but the work is finally taking off! We stayed really busy this week and met some amazing people!!
JÁNOS!!! Wow, so Sister Feil was streeting someone last transfer and János just stopped and started listening. When the conversation was over he asked what the Book of Mormon was, said that he wants to follow Jesus Christ and wanted to meet. We finally contacted him this week and met on Tuesday.
He is amazing!!! Has been reading every day and already praying! One of the first things that he said was the Book of Mormon answered questions that he has had about the Bible his whole life. He said that both of them together contain the fulness of Christ’s gospel. Wow! He is SO incredibly prepared for the gospel! We met with him three times this week and he has just LOVED every lesson. In the first lesson, we asked if he understood and he said “oh yes! I understand it all, and I love every word that you say! Keep teaching!” We taught him about faith, repentance and baptism. We asked if he would like to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by someone holding the proper authority. He said “of course!” We then asked when he felt that he would be ready to be baptized. He said “minden nap” which means “every day!” We explained how it only needed to be done once, but he is sooo incredibly prepared to accept the Gospel!
He told us of his life story. He was pretty much raised on the streets. He said his Dad would teach him “games” when he was 4 or 5. The “games” was him stealing. He didn’t know anything different. Almost everyone in his family has passed away and his wife left him. He didn’t have anything. He said “that’s when he turned to God.” From that day on, he said he felt like he was preparing for something, studying the Bible daily and waiting. He said that now he knows why. He said that he was preparing for this, to meet with us and learn of the restored gospel.
György (mex) came 40 mins late and said he “got damage to his face”. We didn’t exactly know what he meant until we saw him. He brought us a huge bouquet of lilacs to apologize for being late. He had glasses and a hat on, but half of his face was all swollen. He took off his hat and glasses and I have never seen an eye so swollen. It was awful! It was swollen so much that he could barely see out of it, it was such a deep purple, it looked black. His cheek bone was also broken and his ear was literally black. When we asked what happened, he said “my Dad, I made him mad.” like it was nothing and put his glasses back on. We taught him about his Father in Heaven. We told him that he has another Father, not just one on earth, but one in Heaven, who is the Father of our spirits. We told him how much He cared for and loved him. György kept shaking his head really slow and saying “wow, really? He loves me?” it was so wonderful to reassure him that He does! We explained the importance of prayer to him and how we can have a relationship with Him. How God will always love him and want to talk with him. The spirit was there so strong and György said the closing prayer.
I gave a talk in church this week! My mouth still gets sore when I speak Hungarian a lot! haha Just the way that the they conjugate everything.
Well, so much more happened this week, but this is all I have time for this week!
We printed pics today and I forgot my card!!! Ah! I’ll have to send pictures next week, so sorry!
Hope your doing great, I love you so so much!l!! xoxoxo