Sunday, August 18, 2013

Finally. I can whip it good.

August 12, 2013
What a crazy morning!!

Today has been like a total mix of emotions. We got permission to go out to a little farm town, Hortobágy, to get whips and just kind of check it out. I was so excited I couldn't even sleep!! I woke up at like 6:00 and couldnt fall back asleep. Turns out my life is great. We planned to get the 8:45 train and everything was great. And then, I went to the ATM, and it ATE my card!!! I was freaking out. The bank we were at didn't open until 8:30, the train left at 8:45, and so, I was kind of really flustered. I mean, the ATM ate my card! Ha, I kept calling all of these different numbers and stuff to get it all figured out, and I just kept saying, the ATM ate my card!! The first lady asked if I spoke english, and then after I explained the whole situation, she was like, this is a real estate agency... Awkward... But, in the end, I made it to Hortobágy, and I got a whip! I explained the situation to the whip master, and he gave me an awesome deal. It is kind of an older edition... but it is sweet.

Here it is, in my little hands.
It cracks really pretty, so that is nice :)
The trip was really fun, and I would even say successful. Don't worry that I have no money to my name, the apostles of old didn't even worry what clothes they needed to wear! And at least I have got clothes, so that is a nice start.

Sister Magda and I in Hortobágy.
Every area is so completely different. I have like, given up on having expectations. Ha. Obviously I work and do my best, but you just never know what is going to be around the other corner, you know? So, I just keep moving forward with faith.

I have done a lot of soul searching this transfer, and it has been really cool. Last night I was reading to Sister Magda from my journal, and that was fun. I wrote in my 4th transfer something really cool: I finally realized why I am on a mission--to teach the gospel! Ha. Turns out it was a really simple answer, but I read it last night and was like--yeah! That is why I am here. Anything else I gain through my experiences and stuff is literally from the good grace of God, and I will be eternally grateful for those things I receive, because it is hard to see the fruits (baptisms) or our labors in these here parts sometimes. And so I keep just growing and changing, and become better. So, I am not the perfect missionary, and I don't have the Book of Mormon memorized... yet... but, that is okay, because I really know who I am, and I understand more of who God is. Love that.

We went tracting this week, and we talked to a lady. She doesn't believe in God, and we just kind of asked how she finds happiness, in her family, and we asked her about the best Hungarian food, and then we asked her if she were to ask God anything what would she ask. And she had an answer almost right away. Really interesting. She wanted to know why God would let people, especially little children, suffer. And she was like, I am not talking about wicked people, i am talking about kids that are hungry and can't eat. And then she thanked us and left. So interesting. For not believing in God, she had a very good and a very real question for him, but didn't necessarily want to hear anything else from it. It was just an interesting little story.

I know that God loves us. I know that He is aware of our trials, He is aware of our fears, He knows what makes us happy, and He wants us to always be happy. Eternal happiness. Sounds incredible.

WOW!! Some lady we talked to last week just walked into the Internet place. Wow. Seriously, God loves us.

Kennedy novér

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