Monday, January 6, 2014

End of the Year 2013! 2014, Here We Come! (Dec 30)

Beware! This one is a little longer... :) (if you dont care for all of it, just skip to the last 2 paragraphs, that one matters. :) )

So this week, we had a ton of craziness! It started off with us making a poster with the sisters, so that when we go tabling we have something to catch people's attention. It is actually a super cool poster! We took the 2 most recent conference Liahonas and cut out a bunch of pictures of people's faces, or like a family, or whatever else looked cool, and put them on the poster. Then in the middle, we put a "MORMON VAGYOK!" on it, which means I am a Mormon! So now when we go tabling, people have something much better to look at other than our faces... :) hahaha. Then we had Christmas Eve, played foci (which is Hungarian for football or, in American, soccer) - which we do a looooooooot here in Szeged ahaha. Then we went over to Ati's, an investigator who is suuuuper cool!, and played some Uno, and enjoyed some gift exchange. Then Wednesday, Christmas! :D, we played some more foci! Then, we went over to the other elder's apartment for some palacsinta's (or in American/British English crepes) which were amazing but veryyyy full of unhealthiness hahaha. Then with the other elders, we played some Mormon card game called Stupor, and it was so funny :) hahaha. One of the other elders (they are actually the zone leaders!) is Elder Bebel, and that dude is hilarious! His humor is a lot like Jacob's, and he is a total goofball hahaha. Then, at 4, we went over to a member's house, her name is Evelin, and we SKYPED!! :D Haha, then on Friday, we went to do some finding (looking for people to teach) and we stumbled into the Árkád (the local mall) somehow hahahaha, and I ended up buying some playing cards. For 720 Forint! Super cheap, and they are really nice cards! (listen to me try to justify it hahaha) Then Saurday, we started off with some foci, and then we went to a Hungarian wedding!!! And ohhhh my gosh, it was sooo adorable! The room was really pretty, and the bride and groom (who were investigators but just yesterday got BAPTIZED!! :) ) looked soo cute together. :) Then, Sunday we went to church and hung out with an RCLA, and helped him with some English things, and my comp toooootally fell asleep on his bed (his room is his bed and a desk, dont think that sounds weird haha, Hungarian rooms are really small!) haha then Pali, the RCLA, posted it on Facebook for the whole branch to see hahahahahahah :) classic. And then it's today. Where we played foci, went to an investigator's place, and are planning on making palacsinta's again tonight with another investigator. 

In other news, happy new year! Hope you take the time to think about how you are gonna make this year even better than last! As we close a chapter to our lives, let us think about how we can start a new one with a good start, and how we can allow more of the Savior in and better remember how to follow Him.

This week was kinda hard, what with Christmas and the holidays upon us. It was hard to be away from family, hard to be with people that I have for a maximum of 5 months, and hard to always remember that I am a servant and represent of Jesus Christ and how much that really means. But in the end, it is easy to remember how much He loves me, easy to think about how much happier I have become because of this gospel, and easy to know that He is with me always. So overall, it was a good Christmas week. :) 

I am so grateful for the holidays, and the opportunities to look back and remember how much He has done for me, my Savior Jesus Christ. This year has been an interesting one, from being in college to being in Hungary.. Quite a lot has changed. But I am so grateful for it. And I absolutely love it here. Looking back on the year, I have accomplished a few of my longest-standing and most important goals I set in my life. And how great it is to think that I was able to spend over half the year in service of the Lord.

Love you all!! Thanks for bearing with me and enduring to the end. :P BÚÉK! 
Sok szeretettel,
Flake Elder
 Palacsinta Party!! 
 The weapons
 Load those babies up! :) 
 More and more deliciousness. 
 Like the "banana cutting knife" ;)
 Well that looks like a heart-attack waiting to happen! ;)
 playin some cards. hangin around. 

PS dont worry, it was P-Day. We werent being lazy, promise haha

 this is what we call tabling. well, the Elder Cutler style ;)

PS dont worry, it was posed. he was only mostly asleep ;)

PPS just kidding, he really wasnt

 One of our foci games. The end result. 
 the wedding room! and Tóth Zoli haha
 the lovely bride and groom! ....and that weird elder. haha 
 more of the bride and groom! and Robi on the right, one of the coolest members here in Szeged. :)
so, lesson for the week. Dont pour boiling water into glass cups in the sink. They dont like it. 

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