Happy Republic Day this past week, everyone! It was kinda disappointing, Bangalore didn't really do anything crazy for this Republic Day, but it was nice that everyone had a holiday, we were able to find and teach more people that day!
This week was pretty solid for us. Early on in the week we had a cool little miracle. On P Day, Elder Barry and I were talking about the growth and progress of the church in India. We both concurred that India would definitely benefit from an increase in strong priesthood holders who will help establish the church here. We then resolved to pray that night and the next morning to find and teach more potential priesthood holders. The next morning, after we'd finished our administrative tasks in the office, Antonett walked in. Antonett is in his mid-20s or so. Just by looking at him, we could tell that he'd been going through a lot in his life. He said that he was just walking along the road, saw the name Jesus Christ on the sign outside our building and felt impressed to come in. As we met with him, he opened up to us about everything he's been struggling with. Among these things he told us that his father's leg had been amputated and it was now up to him to provide for his family. He was desperate for peace and direction and, now more than ever, was searching for God in his life. We taught him about the nature of God, his relationship with God, and how much the Savior loves him. It was one of the most peaceful lessons I have as yet been a part of on my mission. The Spirit was abounding and Antonett was touched. We look forward to meeting with him again this week and in the coming weeks. It's cool to see how quickly God hears and answers prayers.
In other news, we set two amazing families with baptism dates this past week and we are STOKED for them. We have a lot of work to do haha.
We also went to a lunch buffet at this super nice hotel with our good family friend, Brother Loren Krieger, who is here for work. He is a boss. It was fun getting to spend time with him.
I do have my camera this week so I will be sending some pictures your way! Hope you'll enjoy them.
Keep the faith,
pic 1 - Mom and Dad with Loren Krieger in St. George before his visit to India
pic 1 - me playing the piano at the wedding last week haha
pic 2 - Elder Barry carrying one of the youth in our ward haha
pic 3 - me with a cute little boy in one of the areas we work