December 2010

Christmas is coming and winter is here!

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . ."
Elder Thompson putting the finishing touches on an advent wreath

A group of our talented missionaries toured around Hungary during December and performed Christmas concerts in several of our churches.  The following photos are from those concerts:

Our performers heading out on tour:  Front row, left to right: Medveczky Levente (organist),
Sister Bodily (pianist), Sister Roderick (vocalist), and Elder Rummler (vocalist).
Back row:  Elder Ottley (guitarist), Elder Allen (violinist) and Elder Kubricky (vocalist).
The first concert was in Győr and the building was filled to overflowing. 
After the concert everyone enjoyed delicious süti (desserts) and other goodies.
Sister Roderick and friend
Válóci Ferenc, Sister Baughman, Válóci Roz and Sister Roderick

Our concert in Szolnok was held in a local school to accommodate a larger audience than our church building would hold.  The following photos are from that concert:

Elder Ottley (center) and Elder Wiscombe (right)
Elder Rowland
Elder Allen
Sister Roderick (center)
Sister Roderick and Elder Egan (the branch president)
These cute students from the school served as ushers.
Elder Egan
Elder Rummler, Sister Baughman, and Medveczky Levente
Elders Ottley, Kubricky and Allen with Kordic János
Mervai Péter and family with Sister Roderick
(Péter is now serving a mission in the Spain Malaga Mission)
Elders Lundeen and Nielson with Kiss Anna in Pest.
"All of the missionaries who have served in Pest love her
and her cooking," says Elder Nielson.

Sister and Elder Folster in Eger with Adam at his baptism

Ho! Ho! Ho! Sisters Bodily, Walker, Roderick and Shurtleff
with Santa in Győr

November 2010

Elder Németh and Elder Caviness
Sister Johnson with Sister Steck - What great smiles!
Elders Baumgartl and Müller helping a friend
Sister Thompson and the Edes family using dictionaries to communicate
during Family Home Evening in Sopron.

Elders Müller (left) and Baumgartl (right) sharing some hot chocolate
with Zsolt, a friend from English class, in Sopron.  The chalk
on the sidewalk says, "Free hot chocolate."
Elders Lundeen and Nielson with Lákos Lilla and Kocsi Edit at the Stake Center in Budapest
Sister Harris (left) and Sister Wade with James East, one of our new members

Sister Shurtleff with a friend
Elder Vandermark and Elder Recksiek
A few of our elders with Simon Réka and friend at the Stake Center in Budapest
Elders Lundeen (left), Nielson (second on right) and Peugnet talking with a friend
Elders Diamond (left) and Németh

Elder Nielson (front) with Elders Jackson (far left), Peugnet, Lundeen, Rummler, and Murray
Elders Bennion (left), Crandall, Mullen and Galland in Pécs
Szabadkai József with his wife, Adrienn ( in green scarf), and two members from Pécs
Elder Peugnet conducting zone conference in Budapest
One of our zone conferences
. . .and another conference
Elder Allen with his Milka bar birthday treat
Elders Lundeen, Musters and Nielson
Ya gotta love 'em!
Sisters Johnson, Steck, Roderick, Bodily, Harris, Wade and Baughman enjoy a little "girl" time
Taking a break at zone conference
Elders Feuz (left) and Hommes, Sisters Jordan and Wolfe, with Sister and Elder Haslem in Szombathely
Members in Szombathely enjoying lunch after District Conference
Elder and Sister Haslem serving homemade sticky buns in Szombathely - Yum!
Elder Haslem looks like he's thinking, "I could eat those all by myself.
Let's not give those away."
Thanksgiving Day in Budapest
All of the missionaries serving in the Budapest area gathered at
the mission home for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Elder Rummler with President Baughman and Elder Garner

Elders Schwieger and Nielson
Waiting patiently for dinner. . .

Still waiting. . .

Elder Rummler (left) and Elder Bouck relaxing after the feast

Elder Nikolov (second on the right) is our missionary
from Bulgaria who speaks 10 languages!!
Elders Musters (left) and Caviness helping with clean-up.  Do we have great elders or what?

Our incoming missionaries for this transfer (front row, left to right):  Elders Vandermark (from Saugus, CA), Weston (from So. Jordan, UT), Galland (from Provo, UT), Sister Johnson (from Warsaw, NY), Elders Nealy (from Colorado Springs, CO), Allen (from Ogden, UT), and Wiscombe (from Davis, CA).  Back row:  Elders Clark (from Mapleton, UT), Braman (from Carlsbad, CA), Van Os de Man (from Almere, Netherlands), Molnar (from Bellevue, NE), and Runnells (from Orem, UT)
Elders Musters, Kubricky and departing Elder Lynn with departing Sister Kovacsis
and Elders Clark and Ottley at the farewell dinner.
President Baughman greeting Elder Wiborny (from Germany) at the Budapest Ferihegy Airport.
Elder Wiborny was detained at the MTC due to health problems,
so we were thrilled when he was finally able to join us!