"For unto [me] a child is born, unto [me] a son is given: ... And his name shall be called Elder Allred"
So another transfer day has gone and past and this time I was given the opportunity to spend this transfer with Elder Allred who is straight out of the MTC and ready to work! He's super cool, he's from Colorado and just loving it being here in Hungary.
So on tuesday after we emailed, Elder Stringham and I had the opportunity to take all the brand new missionaries on their first streeting adventure in Hungary. It was way fun, they were all super pumped to use as much of the Hungarian that they learned in the MTC as they could and they had plenty of interesting experiences with the random Hungarians on the street.
On Wednesday I got to transfers bright and early to be there ready for the meeting where we would be getting assigned our new missionaries, which was super fun but also way hectic. We then went out tracting for Elder Allred's first time ever, we had a super cool experience that wasn't quite a 4th floor last door situation like President Uchtdorf spoke about, rather a second 10 story building last floor situation. We were just tracting in some 10 stories and we had been having a lot of people either not pick up or not want to listen to what we said, then finally someone let us into the building on the very last floor after Elder Allred asked if we could share a message in his best MTC Hungarian. We were able to share the message of the restoration with them and then testify to another person of their ability to live eternally with their family and we're hoping to return to them some time and share more about the gospel. I have a testimony that new missionary miracles are definitely a real thing.
Thursday was our normal super hectic day with district meeting, MCM and english class, but we were able to have a super fun time at district meeting and it gave us an opportunity to learn more about each other. We also had a fun time out tracting in the pouring rain, luckily Elder Allred's coat has a hood, but unfortunately mine does not, so yeah.
Friday and Saturday were really good working days and we've got some people now that we should be able to meet with in the coming weeks, so that'll be nice to actually have some investigators in Elder Allred's first transfer.
Sunday we got to take Elder Allred to church for the first time, which also included ward council, it just reminded me of my first sunday when I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I actually had the opportunity to translate for the first time too, it's super crazy to think that only 6 or so months ago I was in Elder Allred's situation and now I'm able to translate for someone else. We're also doing a country wide book of mormon challenge this week, where all the members are meant to give out a book of mormon to someone and invite them to a meet the mormons night that we're having on saturday, so we got to role play with a bunch of members to practice that too which was fun.
Well life is definitely crazier once you become a senior companion but I'm still loving every minute of it!
All the best!
- McKim Elder
Haven't actually taken any with Elder Allred yet, but sometime, so sorry.
Last comp pic with Elder Stringham
Elder Stringham and I's last meal before transfer call.