April 15, 2010; Heather
Yesterday was transfer day again, time is flying by here in Hungary. We lost Elder Németh who went to join Elder Cheney up in the north east part of the country. We will miss his cheerful smile. Elder Recksiek traded places with Elder Golze, who had helped us get our visas while in the office. Elder Recksiek is the new secratary in the office. We will miss him and his multiple talents. Elder Hay's new companion is a Greeny, Elder Bouck from Texas.
Norm and I spent a few anxious minutes just before English class as all the students arrived and there were no Elders yet. We had visions of having to teach 3 English classes, which would have been a disaster. But just before class time the Elders came huffing and puffing , bag and baggage having run from the train station a few blocks away. We were so glad to see them we let them have 5 minutes to catch their breath before they did their teaching duties.
After teaching English to 30 or so students, the Elders had a Branch Mission meeting with the Elder's Quorum Pres. the Mission leader and Branch missionaries. I think they might have been able to go home and unpack by eight o'clock that night. They had a very long and exhausting day but they handled it with enthusiasm as always. They are awesome Elders. We are looking forward to getting to know Elders Golze and Bouck better and best of all -- we are not the Greenies any more.