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Current address:
15/2/1 Atilla utca
Gyor 9023

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From Josh:

Hogy vagyok (How is everyone)
Sadly the Gym has been closed since I got here. They have been redoing the floors and it opened back up on tuesday after I had gym class. So tomorrow I have gym at 6:30 and then I will finally get to play some ball again. Yay! I want to put up lots of pics in my room so everyone send some pics up to my address. If you need it just email my parents. It's And write as much as possible. Being cut off to the world really makes you anticipate a letter from a loved one and/or a beautiful girl. So send in the letters and pics asap. Ha. I miss everyone a lot and it's only been a week. I miss lots of things but after I was set apart as a missionary I felt this great sense of relief that has really helped hold me together. It's hard to explain but it basically helped me not miss things to the point of giving up out here.
It's so nice here. It's not too hot and not too cold but it's very beautiful. While walking around the Front of the MTC out at the field between the temple and MTC I can see "Y" mountian near BYU and the Temple with awesome snow capped mountains in the background.
Some interesting things are that one of my teachers Snow Nover (o has umlauts and e has two accents) or sister snow looks almost exactly like Reese Witherspoon. Very pretty. What's also funny is so many girls I would never find attractive are lookin cute cause of the lack of female interaction. lol but I'm not here for that. The language is pretty much one of a kind, but I'm still learning ok. It's only been a week and I can pray, bear my testimony and stuff in hungarian. because of umlauts and accents I'll write it to my mom in a letter and have her type it up. Also we only have half an hour to write emails so I can't try to figure out how to do that.

Something funny is that not even a week in my companion and I almost got into a fight. Everything is fine between us. He just got mad because I said Incubus sucks when he was talking about it, and he said if you say that again I will come kick you. I thought he was joking so knowing me I said it again. He came and tried to kick me and I blocked it but then we argued a little and he wanted to fight because he thought he was a tough guy and I dont want to mess with him cause of where he's from. He's from a rural part of New York and he's like up to my shoulders so he didn't scare me. I think the whole thing was pretty funny, but like I said we are cool now and my district is so awesome. A guy going to Hungary in 6 weeks has a brother that you guys may know. He is the brother to the actor who plays Joseph Smith in the Emma movie, which is really awesome. I saw pics for proof. But today I went to the temple and it was so awesome. I am also in the MTC choir cause my dad said it was awesome and it totally is. It's so cool to hear a deep boom of young mens voices all at once.

Love you all and you'd better write
Hosch Elder Bye guys

Monday, May 25, 2009

First Letter

We got our first letter from Josh! I wish we would have gotten the mail Saturday because there's no mail service today, clearly this was sitting in our box all weekend.

In the MTC Josh's companion is Elder Connor Stark Kubricky from Ogden, Utah. {I can't help but wonder if he knows Elder Kevin Hosch, Ken's cousin's son, who has been serving a mission in Ogden for the past 2 years! That would be pretty cool. The "Mormon" world is a small one sometimes...}

Josh is doing really well. He sounds SO excited and so happy. He said one of the most amazing things was singing with all the other new missionaries. Is this my son? Saying singing is amazing? Haha! Just before entering the MTC Ken and Josh spoke on the phone. Ken told Josh he should volunteer for the MTC choir so he could sing on Tuesday evenings for the General Authorities that visit. Josh laughed about that, but after the experience he had singing with the other missionaries, maybe he'll change his mind!

He's also with Elder Miller from Spanish Fork, Utah and Elder Wirthen from Las Vegas, NV.

I guess they say the last name first, then Josh is actually Hosch Elder, not Elder Hosch.

He says the reports of the MTC food are all true, his stomach is gurgling like crazy. Sorry to share that but if you've been there you'll relate.

PS Josh said there is a movie they show at the MTC and he swears he saw Ken in the crowd of young elders in the film. Apparently it was filmed about 1985, which is when Ken was there...anyone know any real details about the film shown at the MTC?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 19 and 20

We had a special family breakfast, then took Josh to the airport for his flight to Salt Lake. There he would be picked up by our great friends Mark and Rachel Schenk, who took great care of him! Thanks to the Schenks for taking him out to dinner and for ice cream, giving him a warm bed to sleep in, and treating him like one of your own.

He called us from a cell phone when he got to SLC, I couldn't understand where he'd get a cell phone because he left his here (cell phones don't go on mission!) and he said he'd sat beside another missionary heading up to the MTC with his mother and sister (and he said, by the way, the sister was REALLY cute). We told him we'd stood and watched his plane from the roof of the airport parking garage. We could see his gate and watched his plane for over an hour until it took off. He said he never once saw us! He was sitting in an aisle seat talking the whole time. There we were in 100 degrees getting sunburned at 9:30 am; but so excited, yelling, crying, waving things, and he was talking to a hot girl...

Then on Wednesday he went into the Missionary Training Center, or MTC, and officially started his days as a missionary.

Open House May 17th

Josh had a great time visiting with long-time and new friends at this open house~thanks to everyone who came and brought food to share!