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Week 29 & 30 : Aruku Valley and wonderful people

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Hey All, I am sorry for not emailing last week. Got caught up.  So yeah, last week we for a fun Zone Activity to Aruku Valley, its a hill station in Vishakhapatnam and is a beautiful place. I am attaching some pictures from that day :)) Also, this past week we got to meet such amazing people! We met 3 women of such a strong character that have inspired us a lot. Venu, she is a college student here in Vizag but is actually from Orissa. She belongs to a Hindu family but loves to attend church because it gives peace to her. She is super talkative which makes meetings with her all the more fun. Then there's Priyanka(a girl we just met in an auto going to visit a family) and Prem (a friend she got with her to meet with us). They shared with us how they have been praying since they were kids and how that has blessed their life so much. We all shared our testimonies with each other that day and the spirit was so strong in the room that evening. We all could feel it inspiring us and strength…

Week 28: Getting all my cousins

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Hey all, I received my new companion, Sister Chadda. She is also from Delhi and is adorable adorable adorable! she is tiny and very sweet. She makes me smile a lot :)) She has a very strong testimony and it has been strengthening mine since she came.  With her, i got Sister Beesa in my apartment too!!!! it is super crazy how my cousins always end up being around me on the mission. It amazes me to see her on a mission and how good of a missionary she already is. We have been laughing continuously since they came. It's fun. They're both tiny and Sister Kongu and I are not so we feel like big aunties in front of them. hehe  This last week we had an appointment that I will probably never forget. We were teaching the Restoration and Sister Chadda shared her testimony n Hindi, when I looked at sister Kongu to say that I will translate it in English and then she can do it in Telugu, she said she that she got it and she went on and translated the whole thing in Telugu! It was crazy!! we …

Week 27: Dab on the 6 month mark!!!!!!!

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Hello,
It's had to believe but i completed 6 months on the 10th of August. It has been such an amazing time!! 6 companions,almost 2 areas and many many wonderful memories. I am enjoying every day on my mission. I feel like i just came but it definitely has been quite some time.I have come a lot more closer to my Father in Heaven and i am realizing each day that I have the potential t become like Him and His Son Jesus Christ.  We are very excited for the new sisters to arrive!!! i am really hoping i can b with one of them!!  I am eager t see how the rest of the year will be :)) I am doing well. I am happy and healthy. 

ps- dab on the 6 month mark!
Sister Massey India Bengaluru Mission

Week 26: There's so much more to experience!

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Hello, Beautiful People! How is everybody this week?  I had a wonderful week. We met new families and individuals that are so interested in the gospel and we feel that they are very well prepared to heed the message of the restoration. Also, these new families and individuals speak and understand English really well so it is a lot more fun and easier to teach them.  We celebrated rakhi with a few missionaries here yesterday. I have attached pictures with the email. It was really fun.  Saturday night we got a phone call from President Mortensen and he gave us a news that's both happy and sad. He told us that i am being transferred to Vizag for the time being until new sisters come in in next week. I couldn't stop thinking about the people i was always with here in Rajahmundry. It made me really sad. I cried a lot with my companions but then we talked to our bishop and he reminded me that i am on a mission to learn from all these experiences and that there may be more people in V…

Week 25: Another good week

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Hi, I have loved sharing the gospel this past week. We were able to meet a beautiful family. The best part is that they speak Hindi too!! We had our first lesson with them in Hindi. They are from a Christian background and rear chickens in their yard hehe. They had many questions for us and we loved answering those for them. There's 3 of them. Mom, dad and their daughter. She has polio but what amazed us was that she teaches tuition to kids like her. We got to see one of them That girl was about 8-10 years old and she had the most beautiful smile!! Sister Waghmare and i were filled with awe at seeing her and her beautiful smile. Next time when we visit that family we will meet all her students. We're very excited for that.  We met a member last week, Vicky, who has been a member since 2008 but has been inactive ever since. We learned that he lost his father last month and visited him. He is a really sweet person and we had a good time with him. We shared John 3:16-17 16 ¶ For G…

Week 24: Because i have been given much

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Hi, This past week we had a great time with our ward members. We met a very cute family last week. they have 2 daughters and they live RIGHT BEHIND our stake center. They came for English class and that's how we met them.  Ramanama is doing well. She didn't come to church last Sunday though. We have planned visits with her this week and are excited to be working with her.  We had a zone conference last week so our whole zone was together. We have 19 missionaries in our zone which make us the biggest zone in the mission. We all love working together and learn a lot from each other. I have attached a picture of our zone with this email. Yesterday i gave a talk in our ward. It was the longest talk i have ever given! but it was fun.I was impressed by the spirit to talk about my favorite hymn, hymn #219  Because i have been given much. I talked about the last verse in the hymn that says, "Because i have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord. I'll share that love again a…

WEEK : 23

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Hi,
Guess what? I went proselyting in Bangalore last week!!
So we were there for a training and President suggested that as we had
a whole extra day there we could go and meet some families. SO we did
and it was the sweetest experience. Some people we couldn't meet
because they were busy but we did meet Dina (the girl in the picture)
and Brother Vishnu's family. his wife was just baptized 3 months ago.
It was so good to see these people. Dina shared with us how she is
wanting to be a missionary like us once she is done with her studies
and we were able to give her some suggestions and shared our
experiences that made her more excited and gave her a clearer picture
of what we do as missionaries.
Then we met brother Vishu's family. We shared about temples with them
and loved knowing about how excited his wife is for their family to
visit the temple one day and be sealed to her family not only for this
life but for the life after death as well.

In Rajahmundry also we met new people this week…