Saturday, January 16, 2010

An Erdekes (interesting) Day

We went way out into the country to visit an inactive German family. We took a pair of young missionaries and 3 young visiting teachers joined us as well.

Picture this scene. Ten of us were gathered around the table indulging in tea and coffee cakes.

2 spoke only German. 2 spoke only Hungarian. 2 spoke only English/Canadian with very little hungarian. 1 spoke German and Hungarian with a little English. 1 spoke German with a little English. 1 spoke English and Hungarian and another Hungarian with a little English. Are you still with me? It was sorta like playing charades at the UN, or finding the pea under the walnut shell, or better yet figuring out "who's on first". This went on for 2 hours.

Before leaving we had to meet his huge horse, who by the way spoke no language at all which was rather pleasant.

To guide us back home, our GPS who normaly speaks British decided to do so in Dutch.

All in all, it was an interesting day, but it was all Greek to me.

Oh by the way.....the family is still inactive.

1 comment:

  1. That's a hoot! You described this well. Hopefully everybody got something good out of it. I have to giggle as I think of Heavenly Father's hand in all of this. We're all just trying to build the Lord's kingdom in the best way we can! And it's a pleasure!