Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This week in a nutshell: Pretty dang good.
One more week and then there's a transfer, all of us are trying to work as hard as we can to leave Szeged better than we found it. Unfortunantly we will be losing at least two people out of our cute little district. Our Zone Leader, Elder Neely, will be heading home in ten days, and one of the elders out of the other elder companionship willl probably end up bouncing after this transfer. It's kind of sad to think about, but they are needed somewhere else. My companion and I don't know if we will stay together,  I will most likely stay in Szeged seeing how I just got here like two weeks ago, but Sister Layton might leave. We hope not though, we have become best of friends and have helped each other through so much, it would really suck if we got seperated but we will just see.
Sister Layton and I's week was pretty busy, we had at least two programs everyday which is actually a big deal. Our programs went really well. We are teaching this family who the dad is really really interested in the gospel and wants us to come back whenever and as soon as we can because he just loves listening and learning about the gospel. We visited them twice this past week and it went really well, we are going to meet with them this week again and the way it's going now we hope that we can bap. challenge him and his family this upcoming week or soon after. They are just that excited about the gospel and it's just awesome to see that! 
We had zone training this past week, it was the first time I didn't have to go anywhere to go to zone training because everyone comes here to szeged. Oh heck, that Thursday was also my year mark! I entered the MTC a year ago. That is crazy to think about and now I only have six more months left...uhh but zone training was super good. It was Elder Neely's last zone training, super sad, but Elder Neely and Elder Whiting did really good!
Sister Layton and I did that flyer finding. We went out Wednesday and put out the flyers saying that we would be tracting in the area on Friday and Sunday. We weren't too sure how successful it was going to be. Friday we saw some success from it, we talked to a few people and they were super nice. We even gave out a few Books of Mormon, but no let ins. Sunday, on the other hand, wasn't too successful. Everybody definitely knew that we were coming and gave us a swift, "No thank you" or looked through their peep hole and didn't answer the door. It's okay though, we tried and that's all that matters. You can't get them all.
On Saturday we had a baptism for one of our investigators. She was suuuuper nervous and scared all the way up to it, but it turned out to be super super good! She really had nothing to worry about it. A lot of people came and it was just a great success. You could tell almost immediately after she came out of the water that she had definitely been "reborn" and the happiness was evident by her face and tears. Then on Sunday she got the gift of the Holy Ghost, truly a good experience! Now she is a member and doing super well! Just keeping her strong with MEMBER SUPPORT is what we need now. The members, in general, stay, the missionaries don't. It's hard to get our investigators converted to the gospel, instead of the missionaries, but I'm sure this lady will stay strong and be a huge contribution to our branch here in Szeged.
For our P-Day activity today we went to the zoo, here in Szeged. We were there for two hours and I was pretty much zoo-ed out by the end. I was so tired of walking, but it was soooo fun!!!! Totally worth it!!  The zoo was like divided into continents and there were animals from Antartica, Africa, Asia, America's. Crazy cool stuff!! That's just a random side note.
Anyways, everything is super good here in Szeged. I'm enjoying myself here and I hope I stay here through next transfer. Holy cow, Easter is coming up soon. Time is going by too dang fast!
I hope everything is well for all you back at home
Love you guys,
Whitaker Nővér

Michaela Janae Whitaker

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