On Friday there was a huge Hare Krishna festival in a falu (village) about an hour away from Székesfehérvár. This member invited us to go and check it out and we gladly accepted his invitation. We didn't know what to expect at all. None of us knew about Hare Krishna before we accompanied him. All he said is that they are very spiritual and religious people. That's about all we knew.
This Hare Krishna village was actually inside another village. Everyone who lives in this little village is a member of Hare Krishna. As we drove through the village and I saw the tiny school house and other facilities I thought that this would be a little cute party, we'd eat some snacks, have someone talk to us and then leave, but no. We get there and we go to their temple and you walk up to the temple and you see all of these shoes outside. It was requirement to take off your shoes in order to walk into the temple. Plus it was really muddy and rainy that day so I don't blame them, but I think it was more of a respect thing. We take our shoes off and walk in. Immediately everyone came up and started talking to us. I was a little nervous and I was thinking in my head, "oh boy, what will they think of all these Mormons coming..." but they were the nicest people ever! They all knew the Mormons and treated us with the highest respect. It's hard to explain what all happened, but it was such a great expereience. We were so happy that we went. We had multiple opportunities to share the gospel to many people and the greatest thing was people were coming up to us!
I am glad I will be staying in Székes. The big transfer will be at the end of November, so there are no garauntees that I will be staying in Székes for much longer, but for at least four more weeks. I really love it here. The branch have a Halloween Party scheduled for Friday, that will be a blasty blast. Then next week we are holding a Family History presentation, where the Family History missionaries from Budapest will come down and give a nice presentation to all those who are interested on how to start doing their family history. It will be grand.