Preparing for family home evening gives me a little something to do on my preparation day, prepare for dinner. It seems that we are all more open to talk and to accept a message over a meal. There is just something about eating. We are also trying to get each branch member or family over. It is really helping us get closer to them.
We decided that waffle night was getting a little stale, so we had szuper waffle night and played some games. You will recognize scrabble here. It was very fun to play. I cheated and had Kata Édés help me. And we won. You will notice below that this is not the scrabble that you are used to. There are a few more letters to work with. This is my scrabble game so everybody get ready to play when I come home!
This is the investigator board that took me forever to make. I still haven't got the pieces laminated. But it is a good thing because the folks in the Branch found a couple of mistakes i had to correct. I used the Conference messages and the Gospel principle and Preach My Gospel to get my text. Pictures I found in old Liahona's and also I went on line and copied some. I have in mind what my next one will be. It will have more pictures and less text.
This is Etta, our Hungarian teacher and her husband Richard and her son Max. We spend every Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday morning at Etta's from 9 to 11. It seems like such a lot but we still don't really speak any useful Hungarian. We just hope that we can get this family interested in the church. We try to work in gospel principles as much as possible.
The one thing that was lacking in our lives was a place to sit. Sometime before Christmas, our friends Richard and Etta took us shopping. We told them that we wanted "cheap" as we would be leaving it behind eventually. Etta took us to a used furniture store and we found these lovely couches. And the best part - the man said that if there were no cigarette holes in them he would buy them back when we left. And they fit the bill for amazingly cheap. So we arranged to have them delivered. I had to wash them a few times as they had this faint aura of cigarettes, but it wasn't bad for anything from Hungary, where people smoke a lot! They look like something from your first University apartment but we love them and the couch even has a bed in it! We are living the good life.
Bruce and Karen Haslem are serving a mission in the wheelchair initiative for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They will be serving as service missionaries in the Quezon City mission in the Philippines. This blog will help us keep in touch with all our friends and family and let you in on what we're doing with our time away.