Hello! 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 years but was not ready to be baptized. I asked her the same question like 10 times ( jk..well, maybe not :P ) and the answer was same, "yes" I couldn't believe it. So we met them on Tuesday and confirmed it with a brother too and got them ready for their baptism. We were still worried that they might back out any moment. But,on Saturday, the 24th, Brother Simhachalem Seerapu, and his wife, Varalakshmi Seerapu entered the waters and were baptized by their youngest son. They were confirmed as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and received the Holy Ghost the next day. All worries disappeared and we all were so so so happy for hem and their whole family. Their son expressed how he was happy and that now they will be making plans to visit the temple as a family in the coming years, so they can all be together as a family even after death. God really does prepare people an softens their hearts. It was then testified to me that there is a time for everything. And this was heir time. My mission has been a really humbling experience for me, Though it has just begun, I have been able to learn so much and I am still learning each day. I know God lives and loves every single one of us. Last week we visited a sister who has been away from church for 4 years now. And as she shared some of her problems and concerns with us we were really heartbroken. But the fact that she still believed in God and remembered how merciful he has always been she shared how she has never forgotten to thank her. She taught me that ay that no matter what the circumstances in our lives might be, we can move on if we remember that our Heavenly Father loves us immensely and that He will never leave us, but that He is always always mindful of us. I know that to be true. I love you all so much! I hope you're all doing good. And I hope you all can feel God's love each day. If not, look closely, you'll see it :))
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.
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…
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 MasseyIndia Bengaluru Mission