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.
We reached safely! It turned out to be longer than we expected. The whole journey was really funny haha people were getting lost but we managed to find everyone and gather them all in one place and make I to the hotel.
Okay yeah, funny story! so when we got to Bangkok we were supposed to meet up with other missionaries who were gonna join us from Bangalore. We got there, went through security and thought that the most sensible thing would be to wait in the waiting area before boarding. Half an hour passed by, then an hour and there was no sign of these missionaries. We kept scanning the whole area for them but no luck. said prayers but haha nothing seemed to be working. And then right before we boarded we saw the sisters coming down the escalator without the Elders xD then we waited for another 10 minutes for the elders and finally boarded the flight. When we asked them where they'd been they said,"Wee were out looking for you guys" what even!! haha we all had a big…
First of all, i am sorry for not being able to email yesterday! It was a crazy day.
I am doing great and am so so so happy for all our investigators who are progressing! Sister Chandra, Sister Suvarna and Brother Pandu are ready to be baptized this coming Sunday!
Sister Jancy and her husband Bobby need some more time so we are just helping them figure things our to be baptized. Vineet is very eager to learn about Christ! and says he surely wants to get baptized this year! We have also been able to meet with Brother Sekar and have started the discussions with him. He is happy to learn of God and His teachings.
On Saturday after our very first zone conference, we had an opportunity to be a part of a family's baptism. Their son is on a mission and was able to be here for his family's baptism. His dad and grandparents were getting baptized. He with us how just last week he was telling his companion that his family will never change and will never accept to be baptized and h…