So I had my first mission birthday, which just so happened to be on Easter Sunday, and despite the subject of the email I wouldn't exactly describe it as a bonanza, but it was still a pretty cool day. We started out with the normal Sunday stuff, meetings and Sacrament meeting (we did get new STL's though which is cool). We sang in sacrament meeting though as a district because it's our last normal Sunday in the MTC and I guess it went pretty well. Then after that we had a special Easter devotional which ended up being with Elder M Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It was a super cool experience to hear an Apostle basically just testify of Christ for an hour, and he shared the experience of his Grandfather Melvin J Ballard when he saw the saviour in a vision and it was from some special family notes so it was different to any other time that the experience had been shared before. There are so many things I wish I could write about that devotional, it was awesome, but I'd be here for hours and no one would want to read the massive email, so I'll just say that it was a super spiritual meeting and I learnt so many things about Christ from Elder Ballard's words.
Friday was pretty cool, we had our first Skype TRC, so we got to teach real Hungarians over skype. Robinson Elder and I kind of lucked out and we got a really good person but there were some rough experiences in the other groups. One groups person just didn't rock up so they just sent a video message instead of teaching the 40 minutes lesson. Our sisters just had an all round experience in their lesson, first their skype wasn't working, then their guy would just correct everything they said to him, then Brantley Nővér's chair broke and she just kind of awkwardly descended while she was talking to him, then she also accidentally swore to him while she was testifying about Christ. So needless to say, it didn't exactly go fantastically. Still a pretty good experience though.
On Wednesday we had the Armenian teacher come in and teach us for the morning, which was a super weird experience, we haven't had a completely english lesson in a very long time. Then we finally got to lunch and the fire alarm went off right as we were finishing our meals, so that was a bit of an experience. Then finally one of the Sister Training Leaders, Motra Lyng, just suddenly went missing for like 6 hours and we all had no idea, where she was. Turned out that she was taking some asian sisters to the doctor or something.
Those were the main exciting moments from this week. The other thing we learnt this week is that Hungarian people are pretty much the weirdest people on the planet. So they think that air conditioners will make you sick and die, sitting on cold things will make you sterile, they think that everything and every famous person is Hungarian even though pretty much no one is. They just have lots of weird things, but I'm sure I'll love them. By the way the longest word in Hungarian is "Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért" we're not actually sure what it means but the root word is just "szent" everything else is just endings that you can put on words to make them nouns or verbs or adjectives or add a -ness or make it the opposite, so it basically just keeps changing it's meaning as it builds up until it means some ridiculous 10 word sentence in English.
Szeretetemmel (With my love)--
PS. Pics! First one is Robinson Elder and I (Zone leaders) with our new STL's, then a bunch of the elders in our zone when we realised we were all wearing pink ties, then a pic with Robinson and I with two of the Dutch sisters, Zuster Lucero and Zuster De Souza (they just wanted a picture so I thought I'd chuck it in)