Tuesday the sister training leaders (older sisters in the mission) came to Székes and we went on splits. That was a lot of fun. We split up our programs and had a good day. I learned a lot from the STLs. It's always to go on splits with them and see how they do missionary work, because even though missionary work is pretty "standard," it's really not. Everybody has their own way of finding, and teaching. I learn a lot from everyone who I go on splits with and it's always a good time.
Then on Wednesday afternoon, we rode a train back to Budapest with the STLs because we had interviews with President Smith. Interviews were good. During my interview President told me that 70% of the missionaries in the Hungary Budapest Mission came just this year--consequently, there will be some missionaries who will need to fill some important leadership spots maybe more earlier than they had wanted to. Basically, that was just a shout out to me and my companion that we might be going senior this next transfer. Now this is just me making assumptions and I should be smart enough to know that usually when I make assumptions 99.9% of the time they're wrong, but who knows. We will see in ten days! After our interviews we went back to the train station to catch a train back to Székes...well if you remember what happened last time when we tried to get home (we ended up in the wrong town) we were super skeptical about which train we needed to get on and what if the same thing happens as last time and we don't make it back home in time. We bought our ticket and were running around the platforms asking people where this train was (people were definitely starring and laughing at us). We found the train and jumped on, only to find that all the lights were off and that neither Sister Schnoor or I knew this particular layout of a train so then we were definitely sketched out. We jumped off and stood by the train, looking like confused foreigners (woah! we were!). All of a sudden a young guy comes walking towards us and I just thought to myself, "this is the 10th guy we've asked about our train ticket, what's one more..." so I go up to him and ask him if this train will go to Székes. Turns out he was on his way to Székes too and he told us that, "yes, that is indeed the train you need to be on." Schnoor and I hop on the train again thank him for his help. We're about to take our seats and see that this man who had helped us was still walking behind us. We sat down and he asked if he could sit with us. We were super happy that he asked, because we DID NOT want to miss our stop...plus I think he could see the fear on our faces and just wanted to make sure that we got to Székes. Turns out his name is Marcel and he is going to school to be a lawyer, and he goes to Budapest everyday for his job, so he knew the route real good. He also spoke English, probably the best of any Hungarian that I've met so far, so we ended up talking the whole train ride home about well...everything. It was so cool. We were talking just about Hungary and all of a sudden this young guy who was sitting in the room next to us comes over and starts talking to Marcel. Schnoor and I both thought that Marcel knew this guy, who came over and started talking to him about everything we had been talking about for the past twenty minutes (eavesdropper? ha.). This other guy goes and gets his stuff and plopps down right next to me and starts talking with us. He too spoke English and he was also from Székes. His name was Debrenceni, which is actually really funny because here in Hungary if you were born in Debrecen, you call yourself a "Debrenci" so we just thought it was funny that this guy's name was Debrenci. He was quite an interesting character but we still had a good chat. They were both super nice to make sure we got off at the right stop and afterwards they helped us get on the right bus. It was super nice of them, we actually gave both of them English Class flyers and told them if they ever wanted to practice their near-to-perfect english, that we would love to have them at English Class. You really find finding opportunites everywhere. It's pretty amazing. Thursday, (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I LOVE YOU!) we had a program with an RC (recent-convert). It was more or less a visiting teaching program but it was super good. This RC has had a lot of struggles in her life and I think she just wanted someone to talk to. She opened up to us a lot and told us about the things that are hard for her and her family right now. It was nice because we were able to share a few scriptures with her that really applied to what she is dealing with right now, and those scriptures brought great peace and comfort to her. Thursday night we had Angol Ora. Angol ora is just a blast, we get to teach people English and teach about the gospel at the same time!