the kind 87-year-old man and his granddaughter
Mayur sitting with the children
one of my favorite areas in our area
What's up y'all? How was the week?
Our week was pretty solid. I think I forgot to include this last week, but we had transfers and I'm staying here in Whitefield! One addition to our companionship though: Elder Alaguretnam! Remember him? He is the one from Sri Lanka/Salt Lake City haha. Anyways, he is back with us and he may be receiving his Sri Lankan citizenship sometime soon.
The highlight of this week? Definitely meeting Elder Quentin L. Cook. It was a little chaotic: THE ENTIRE MISSION came to AND LEFT from Bangalore in a day, but amidst the chaos was the stillness, sweetness, and surety that was present as we were taught by Elder Cook. One cool part of that day, for me, was shaking hands with Elder Cook. He looked me in the eye and said, "Thank you for your service." It is such a cool thing to know that an Apostle is thankful for the service we as missionaries render. Probably the other coolest thing is that, at the end of his address, Elder Cook said, "I bear sure witness that the Savior lives and is divine." He made sure to place a special emphasis on the word sure. As he said those words, I received an overwhelming assurance that the Savior does, indeed live. As does Heavenly Father. And because they live, there is a marvelous plan in the works, one of which we're all a part. Our Savior Jesus Christ makes this marvelous plan possible.
Another cool experience: this one is kinda random haha, but here's the situation: I'm with Mayur on exchange. We started teaching a new family that lives nearby an investigator family we've been teaching for a couple of weeks. At the head of this new family is an 87-year-old man who has been through a lot in life. It just so happened that as we were talking to this man, some neighbor children, whom we have been teaching, came in and sat down. I introduced them to this kind elderly man and then asked them, "Of all the questions in the world, what would you ask an 87-year-old man?" They all paused for a few moments and thought, then one of them said, "Do you know about Jesus?" That was incredible. What a great response, am I right? That should be a question that occupies our attention each day.
Ok, we have an appointment we need to go to now, but I hope everyone has a good week and remembers to learn about Jesus.
Keep the faith,