Showing posts from June, 2017

Weeks 19 and 20: God is mindful of each of us

First of all sorry for not writing last week.
These last 2 weeks were so good! We were able to serve in Rajahmundry
in a trio. We met some wonderful people too. One of them is the
Balakrishna Family. We had a restoration lesson with them that went so
well. We felt the spirit so strong in the room when Sister Kongu was
sharing the first vision. She did hat in Telugu but as she did that it
was testified to us that it doesn't matter what language we speak, the
holy ghost can touch, speak and testify to all of us of the truth.
We also witnessed a miracle!!
So last Sunday I was greeting everybody in church and as I went up to
greet sister Seerapu she told me that her son was coming to
Rajahmundry on the 24th (which meant they could have been baptized
because they were waiting for their son to come and baptize them) So i
immediately asked her if they were thinking about baptism still and
she said yes, hey were. I couldn't believe it! This is the couple that
had been coming to church for 18 …

Week 18: Comforted by a sincere prayer

This was a crazy week! We had no clue how we were going to manage both
areas but as we did it this week and it seems possible now. We were
able to meet a lot of people here in Vizag.
It is good to have two support systems for a few days.
We are excited to go back to Rajahmundry and work with Sister Kongu there.
Our investigators in Rajahmundry are doing good. We are working on
ways that can help them better understand the purpose of this life so
they can be more willing to follow Christ into the water.
Last week I got to know that one of the recent converts in rajahmundy
passed away and it shook me a little. He had 2 kids, I think, and the
older one is just 17-year-old young women. I knew that the Plan of
Salvation is real but at that moment it made me doubt it. I couldn't
stop thinking about her and her family. Plus, them being recent
converts I was afraid that they will move away from the church. My
companions assured me that Lakshmi's dad is safe and is really in the
spirit world and is p…

Week 17: TRIO

I hope you all are well hydrated this summer! i am doing my best myself :P  We had a lot of new things happen this past week. Sister Waghmare and I found out that one of our investigators speaks Hindi so we had 2 appointments teaching in Hindi. I never thought i would ever be teaching my native language. It made me realise that God always provides us with ways to keep doing His work if we really have the desire to. I am in a tri-companionship now with Sister Waghmare and Sister Kongu(my MTC companion) and we are serving in rajahmundry and in Vizag! We're excited to see how this works out! Yesterday we had the opportunity to attend one of the fist Stake conferences in the Rajahmundry Stake. It was wonderful to see so many faithful saints gathered here in Rajhamundry! They came from Kakinada, Dowleshweram and here. I was so happy to see and have short conversations with some of them! I know tha Heavenly Father has great things in store for the saints in India and i know that as…

Week 16: Elder Cook's visit

Namaskaram :P This last week was precious. As a mission we got to meet a special witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. It was a beautiful experience and i sure got to learn a lot. The spirit was so strong that i couldn't hold my tears the whole time. Sister Mortensen inspired me a lot! I got a lot o answers to my prayers through her short talk that day. It gave a testimony that prayers do get answered and that God really is there and is ALWAYS listening to what we are saying.  It was such a delight to be in the same room as an apostle of Jesus Christ. I will always cherish the memory of conducting the music when an apostle visited our mission.  I was nervous of being picked on by Elder Cook and not being able to answer the right thing and all that but as soon as he started talking certain calm came upon me and i knew that the holy spirit was there and that even if he asks me something, that i will be fine. It felt so good in my heart when he was addressing us all. What i loved…

Week 15 : 48 Degree Celsius

We met a new family last week, Balakrishnan, his wife Madhuri and their 2 adorable daughters. They're a sweet family and we're hoping that they progress well in the gospel. The most amazing part of meeting them is that they are a referral from brother Bonthi who was just baptized this march. We are as trying to meet with a referral from the Juthuka family but those guys are young and they seem to slip out during opening prayer. I think its hilarious but i hope they stay and would want to listen to what we have to share this week :P
Everything is great here. the heat is increasing day by day.  i am getting a new companion this coming week and i think she is from Mumbai so that will be fun! 
Our mission meets Elder Cook this Wednesday! We all are very excited!! It always a treat to be able to see and hear from a living special witness of Jesus Christ. I'd love to share more about that next week. 
Take care. Stay hydrated. Don't lose that smile :))

Love, Sister Masse…

Week 14 : Rajahmundry Open House

We had one of the best experiences here in Rajahmundry last week. We had the first Open House at the Rajahmundry Stake center and it was a successful and a beautiful event to be a part of. We invited everyone we could.  We started off with a word of prayer, there were about 40 of us who were there for that but we could feel the spirit so strong as our stake president spoke about how grateful we are as a stake to have this opportunity. We shared all that we do in our different auxiliaries with the guests and a lot of them loved it. Sister Botcha and i were helping out the Young Women's program.  There was a different feeling in the building the whole day and we knew that we were all brothers and sisters working together to let those who visited know that this is what makes us so happy. Everyone had beautiful smiles on their faces and there was so much love around.  It went on for the whole day and we had a big dinner with everyone who helped out after. Our stake president addr…

Week 13: Chinnari's Baptism

Sorry for not writing to you all yesterday! We were in Vizag busy with Sister Botcha's things so couldn't send out emails. But I'm here now so, hey!
Last week was another great week. Had new experiences and met wonderful new people, Vijayalakshmi being one of them. So she came in our English class last Friday and told us how much she wanted to meet with us and learn more about the church. She asked us to pray for her as she wasn't feeling well too. So we did and gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon and a pamphlet of Joseph Smith's testimony. The next day when we went to meet her we were so surprised to see that she had actually read the pamphlet and remembered what she had read. She told us that she felt very happy while she was reading it and that she wanted to learn more. We invited her to church and she \came. She felt the spirit so strong in the sacrament meeting that when I looked over at her during sacrament I could see tears in her eyes. We are very…