Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good time going back to school and what not. Ah, good times...The work is picking up a bit out here in Szolnok! We have hit a dry spell due to us having to drop several non-progressing investigators, combined with losing contact with a few others, and then there was a holiday. Yeah, our numbers were not so great last week! But we really worked hard and we are starting to see more success! As we try to get more investigators, we chose to spend a good chunk of our finding time with tracting some monster 10-stories out in the Szechany district of Szolnok, where about half of the population of the city lives.
We also tracted into a really, really old "néni" or a really old woman, and she absolutely loved us being there. We gave her a Book of Mormon and her contact info, and as we were preparing to leave she did the traditional Hungarian "puszi" kiss on both cheeks with us! That was my first time ever! Kind of awkward, but we can't really say no to it without offending them sometimes, so we just go with it! LOVE the people here!
|beautiful Szolnok, we had a break in the weather!|
|One of our awesome members|
|Eating cow liver|
|Tracting a 10 story building|
|Another awesome member|
Our family received this email and pics from the couple serving in Joseph's area!!!
Your son has been such a joy to work with here in Szolnok. He is so excited about the missionary work, and has such a strong testimony. Yesterday Marvin attended a program with him and he bore such a strong testimony about the need for baptism and confirmation. We have included three pictures of your son that we thought you might enjoy. You should be so proud of him! May God bless! Love, Sister Ruth Smith and Elder Marvin Smith
P.S. We will miss him so when he transfers out of our area.