Hello hello all what is up!
This week was pretty docile here in Bengaluru. We had an appointment or two fall through this week. Ok maybe more than that. We DID, however, have a baptism!! That was awesome, I will chat about that today.
Our young investigator, Gowtham (age 13), was baptized yesterday! It seems that a number of previous missionaries had attempted to teach and baptize Gowtham, though they were not able to because of a common dilemma that often prevents youth and young adults in India from being baptized: his parents did not approve. As a companionship we decided that we would address the issue head on and just talk to his parents! So one night we went to his home and explained what our church was all about (it is important to note that Gowtham has been attending church for a good while now). We talked about what he was learning from our church and how it would help him. We asked her if she'd noticed any difference in her some since he'd been attending for a while. She responded in the affirmative and told us that she's observed how helpful he's become and how good of an example he is now to his younger brother. As soon as she consciously thought of the good the Gospel has done for son, almost immediately she went from being against him taking baptism to wholeheartedly supporting him taking baptism. The change the Gospel brings into people's lives, regardless of age, is incredible.
That's really it for this week, I thought that was cool haha. I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the photos (that hopefully come through)!
Keep the faith. Stay strong.