Mailing address

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

~Postage is 98 cents~

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 12, 2010

Hey mom.

Things have been going a little better here. Not really work wise, but I've just gotten to a point, like with the language, where I got tired of things not going how I want them to, so I'm just working harder and feel better about it. I can't really do anything that I used to know how to do, but that's just more things to work on when I get home. I can't believe that I'm almost a year and a half out here. It just seems surreal and like it's not been that long.

So how has the car been going? Jeremy emailed me and told me that Dad worked on it for like ever this week. I think he's funny. I think that Jeremy's doing better. He has a really great job and is doing great. He seems to be happier too and feels really small--his words cause he said that Adam and Austin are getting huge.
I wonder what it's going to be like when I get home and see them almost as tall as I am and bigger mass-wise.

Well this week Elder Mason has been over with some other missionaries to help clean up some of the damage that has gone on over on the west part of the country (contaminated mud). I think that it's crazy how that will never be the same.
It's sad to add this to the things that Hungary has gone through.

The people really love when we do Hungarian things over here, though. Like today we were whipping and a Hungarian came up to us and just started talking about how they used to use them in the Army when they faught. I think it would hurt like crazy to have one of those things hit you. It might not kill, but definitely make you cry and run from the pain. I'll have to show you guys when I get home how to whip and how loud I can get those things cracking.
Well I love you guys and hope you have a wonderful week.
Love Josh

October 4, 2010

Left to right: Elder Mason, Elder Houstman, Elder Hosch

(Elder Houstman heading home to the U.S.!!)
Hello guys,
Not much has happened this week. It was transfers, but then just back to normal.

Well, conference really made me think of you guys a lot, so when Elder Holland was taking about while he was on his mission and how he really appreciated his family, I realized that I never really tell you guys how much you mean to me. I love you guys so much and I am happy for all that you have done for me. I love my brothers and being able to do things with them. I am also very glad for all that you have gone through to make me who I am today. I am happy with who I am today and I know that a lot of it is because of the things you have done before.

Speaking of conference, it makes you really proud to be a missionary when they talk like that to the whole world about you. It's good to hear that some people are happy with what we do. I'm not saying that there aren't those people, just way out here I don't hear it often and feel like what I do isn't important to the people that try to help. I love this church, even more so since I've been a missionary and feel welcomed by another people. I've learned to love them and really want them to be happy, especially after all that they have gone through, when they feel like there is no future or hope, I want to tell them there is and they don't want to hear it. That's why missions are hard. To me the work is easy, it's just the fact that so many people are cold and bitter towards God for there lack of good earthly riches and those who are good in that way aren't satisfied with what they have and miss out on what makes them truly happy.

Mom, I've been a senior companion for three transfers. Elder Johnson was only in his 2nd. I loved serving with him, just not much happened. My new comp is Elder Christensen from idaho. He's also pretty quiet but I make up for it. He is really cool though. We have had a great week together. Lots of fun and trying to figure out how to get things going here. Other than that we are just getting things going.

I love you guys. We are going to Hortobágy today to get some whips and have some fun.
Love you and I'll write you guys a letter, too, with more details, when it comes to e-mailing I have no idea really what to talk about.

September 27, 2010

Sorry if this is a little short. I wrote an email to you earlier but the internet was down at the place we were at and so when I went to send it, it wouldn't send so now I have to try to rewrite my email.

I basically said that I'm staying here in Debrecen and that Elder Johnson is going to Pécs. And the funny thing is that I called that. I have been good at calling stuff like that. I dont know how, but I knew when Elder Houstman was going AP and I knew that Elder Egan was going to Budapest and that I was most likely coming here. So I'm guessing that I'm going to either train next transfer, here, or go ZL. We'll see.

I also said how much I miss Györ. No city that I serve in, I think, will ever compare to the memories that I have there. I love that branch over there so much and I wish that I could take them all back to our ward back at home. I think that would be legit.

Anyway, other than that not much has happened. The work is still kind of slow but we have a few things on the way. I hope that things pick up. I hate having to street about 20 hours a week. It's not very fun to have to do a lot of that. I'd much rather teach.

Well tell Gma pinky that I love her to pieces and I love you too, mommy.
Love Josh

September 20, 2010

I'll fill this in later when I get a copy of Josh's email from 9/20 from our old computer.