Why do I keep thinking I should be driving a Corvette instead of a Skoda. The route from Pécs to Kaposvár is actually highway 66.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Norm: When we received our call to the Hungary Budapest Mission we had no idea what to expect climate wise. We checked the atlas only to realize Hungary was on a similar latitude to Butte Montana. That did very little to ease our concerns as to what the winters would be like. Well now that we have been here coming on a year and a half and experiencing two winters in the south of Hungary, we feel that we have been blessed. This is grape growing country and is described as sub Mediterainian. To say it is much like the Napa California may be a bit of a stretch, but maybe comparable to the Carolinas or as the Matsons may agree, somewhat like Louisiana.
When I saw this new green fig leaf, I thought of the Savior's parable of the fig tree in Luke 21: 29-31. When we see the new fig leaves we know that summer is "nigh at hand." So too when we see the signs given in the sun and the moon and the earth in distress we know "that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand." There is always a sermon in God's marvelous creations!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This is Livie and she is 15 very articulate and loves everyone. She helps Zsuzsa in the class with those who can not do so for themselves. Zsuzsa teaches them how to read, do math, and the usual elementery school courses. They have a large bright classroom and they take good care of their things. This school is run by a charitable foundation. The parents or famililes of the children do not have to pay for the school. Some of the children in other classes are profoundly handicapped and need one to one care. We saw how dedicated everyone is to these most fragile of Heavenly Father's children. The staff is doing His work as they care for these children. We are so glad we were able to visit with them and we look forward to seeing them again.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Elders Nielson and Payne did a pretty good job of disguiseing them with icing.