Well I'm finally out of the big city of Budapest and into the beautiful little city of Kaposvár. Basically, to quote the Fresh Prince of Bel-air, "My life got flipped, turned up-side down" this week.
Tuesday was my last day together with Elder Allred, so we grabbed some chinese, got our last tracting hour in together and headed up Gellért Hegy to finish off the day and to farewell my wonderful time in Budapest.
Wednesday was transfers and I basically forgot that I was training again until they were calling up all the trainers for the meeting, so that kind of hit me. But we had a great time in the meeting and I was able to meet my brand new companion, Elder Thomsen, from Atlanta, Georgia. So that officially brings my Utahn vs non-Utahn companion count to even at three a piece. We were actually in a trio for a few days while we waited for Elder Gonzáles to leave the office, so we jumped on the three hour long train with Elder Harris as we anticipated seeing Kaposvár for the first time. We basically just got everything ready for the rest of the night and saw a bit of the city, which is super pretty especially because it's all done up for Christmas right now.
Thursday was our first real day together in the trio and it went great. I had to do my first District meeting, but it was pretty easy because we basically just all introduced ourselves and stuff then had like a 30 minute training. After that, we did some tracting, met with a member who fed us some delicious stew, taught English class and finished it off by meeting the branch president and his wife who are both super cool.
Friday was basically just getting a whole bunch of stuff ready again and getting ourselves aquainted with the area. We then had to pick up Elder Gonzáles from the train station and get ourselves moved in to our new apartment. The apartment is alright, the only problem is that we don't have any heating, which is not fun when it's in the negatives outside during the day.
Saturday we were able to meet with a few investigators, one of which we were able to extend a baptismal invitation which she accepted, so hopefully that will turn into something in the future. The other was a really cool 12 year old girl who's dad is a member but her mother doesn't want her to get baptised, they're super cool.
Sunday was interesting. We woke up and not only had no heating in the apartment still but it turns out our hot water doesn't work either, so we're still working on that but hopefully we can get that fixed soon. After that we had church which was interesting because church is only 2 hours here and Priesthood/Relief Society is first then sacrament meeting after. It was really good though, the ward isn't too big (25ish including the missionaries) but the love the missionaries and they're really excited to have another companionship.
So yeah life is pretty crazy at the moment, even if it doesn't really sound much like it, but hopefully it'll calm down as we get into it and understand a bit more of what's going on.
Hope you all have a magical Christmas!
- McKim Elder
P.S. Sorry, I haven't actually taken any pictures of Kaposvár yet, been way too distracted
Elder Allred and my last comp pic together