August 2010

Our departing missionaries:  Sister Low with Elders Golze, Smith, Houstman, Nichols,
Daybell (back), Bohner, Brockman, Jones and Cheney.

New Arrivals:  Sisters Bodily and Johnson with Elders Wanlass, Saunders and Jackson

Going for an early morning run around Budapest with the assistants, Elders Houstman and Daybell

 Our zone conferences in August were special in that we had training in the morning and then boarded a bus to see the sites.  We visited Skanzen, an open-air village museum, and then stopped in Szentendre to tour the town.  The following are photos from that outing:

Elder and Sister Garner
Elders Diamond, Crandall, Hansen, Apgood, Davies and Bouck

President Baughman

Sister Haslem and Sister Baughman

Elders Peugnet, Gardenhire, Mullen, Allen and others returning to the mission home after a fun outing.
Elder Rummler (left) with Gizi, Sister Thompson and Elder Baumgartl in Sopron.  Gizi is 89 years old
and faithfully goes with the missionaries every week to teach older investigators.

Elder Baumgartl (left) and Elder Bohner (far right) with Eva and Dénes Balog at their baptism in Sopron.
Transfer day at Keleti Station in Budapest

Glimpses of Budapest

The Chain Bridge joining Buda with Pest

Basilica of St. Stephen (above and below)

Statue atop Gellért Hill

The Parliament Building
Looking from Pest to Buda

One of the many outdoor restaurants

The magnificent Opera House

Heroes Square (above and below)

President Baughman with Maeve and Chris Baughman
in front of the palace in the Castle District.

To the right and below are photos taken at the Indoor Market Hall (Vásárcsarnok), a covered market in the heart of Budapest.  This market houses numerous stands selling fruit, vegetables, meat, Hungarian paprika, breads and other baked goods, plus an Asian market and booths selling folk art, toys, linens, leather goods and other finds.

This and the following photos were taken in the Castle District of Budapest on Aug. 20, 2010, one of Hungary's national holidays.  Craftsmen and artists from around the country set up booths, displayed their wares, and demonstrated how to make them. 

It takes a steady hand to decorate those gingerbread cookies.  Some
of them have very intricate patterns.

Dressed in native costumes

Dyed hair and good food - Hungarian style

The holiday ended with a spectacular fireworks display over the Duna.