Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

These are pictures of The Balaton. The largest lake in Hungary. These are actually not super great pictures because we were taking them from a moving train. We went to Siófok which is a city by the Balaton and so we took pictures of it on the way there. Hopefully we can actually make a trip to the Balaton sometime soon and take good pictures from the beach.

My companion and I were walking down the street the other day (one of the main streets in Székesfehérvár and all of a sudden we hear a few motorcycles and we didn't think anything about it untill we saw this.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Missionary Christmas conference it was wonderful.

A beautiful view from Michaela's apartment

I bought myself a basketball hoop... Merry Christmas to me...
The guy in the middle is a member here in Székesfehérvár. Saturday, he left Hungary to travel to the United States, he will be working on the Carnival Cruise Ship ( I don't know where- obviously somewhere in the ocean). We were sooo excited for him. It's his first time being in America. He will do so great. He will work for the cruise ship for eight months and then come back to Hungary for a two month break, then if he liked it, he will go back for another eight months. He was a super solid guy, and he will do great things in America!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Saint Nicholas (Mikulás) Day from the missionaries in Székesfehérvár!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Michaela Janae Whitaker

Holy cow! Things are so busy! Sorry for last week that I didn't send out a blog email. I was a little short on time, but everything is good here in Székesfehérvár! My companion and I are definitely staying busy with our investigators, while still getting in some finding.
We had a baptism this last week, it was one of the Elder's investigators, and he's probably one of the sweetest guys I've met here in Hungary. I kind of want to put him in my pocket and take him everywhere I go. It was really neat to go his baptism and feel the special spirit there.
Christmas is getting closer and closer and you can definitely tell by walking down in the belváros here in Székes. There are Christmas booths everywhere selling Christmas gifts, food, and Hungarian's personal favorite: hot wine. Yeah, that's popular here. The other day we were walking in the belváros and there are stages set up everywhere, on one of the stages there were Hungarian fok dancers. That was really cool to watch, because I had never seen them, but they were super good and most of them...actually all of them... were all younger than me. They definitely had a really good skill.
Saturday was a Hungarian Holiday. They call it Saint Nicholas (Mikulás) Day. It's essentially just a gift-giving day. The night before, children put their boots in the windowsill and if they were a good they wake up with chocolate and other treats in their boots. If they were bad, they get  sticks and onions in their boots. Funny, huh? Saturday night we had a Mikulás Büli as a branch. Elder Whiting was Mikulás and the other missionaries were well...I'll just let you look at the pictures and you can see for yourself (: Anyways it was a pretty good week.

Love you all,
Whitaker Nővér