May 17, 2014 was Rici and Heni’s wedding. Rici was baptized in 2012 – before we came on our mission. His parents embraced the Gospel before he did and they are leaders in the Buda Ward. He was not too active in our YSA until 2013, when he became extremely active and involved about the time when Levente returned from his mission. They became good friends. He thought about going on a mission, but he had to turn in his papers before he turned 25. About that same time he met Henrietta, a beautiful girl from Miscolc. That was the end of the mission plans! He was also called to be the Mission Leader in the Buda Ward, quite a demanding calling for someone so young in the Gospel.
After Panni’s baptism, Viki, Lavi, Adri, Andras and Evalin, who came up from Szeged for the wedding, and the Felsteds traveled by the metro to Pest Ward to help decorate. Heni and Rici wanted the same colors and decorations as Livi and Zoli’s wedding, so they were recycled – in a slightly different form! So resourceful!
Then we drove over to the Pest Ward Building (also known as the International Ward and also the Stake Building) for the after wedding festivities…
Heni found her dress at a rental shop. It was for sale for less than to rent. That was a wonderful blessing!!! She had Sister Hauck add the straps to the dress – and it turned out so beautiful!
Both set of parents are members of the Church. So Rici and Heni will be a second generation family. Super, since the Church is only 20 years old in Hungary!
At one point they had couples come up to dance and then asked everyone married less than 1 year sit down. Then 5 years, then 10 years… Of course, we were left at the end – having been married nearly 52 years. Then they asked for advice! We were put on the spot! Elder Felsted deferred to me and I said “Stay close to Heavenly Father and your marriage will thrive!” I think they were hoping for more but Elder Felsted did not add anything else, so that is all they got!
This was Heni’s cute going away dress…
I went to both their FB pages to get some of these pictures….
Wonderful news!!! Another beautiful new family in Hungary.
How blessed we are to have associated with these choice spirits of our loving Heavenly Father.