they named him larry kumar
What's up y'all, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY this week!!! We tried explaining the Fourth of July to an investigator family we're teaching in this way: it's like Diwali, but better. TRU.
This week was pretty amazing. Elder Raju got transferred to Visak and in his stead we received Elder Kimmings from Sydney, Australia. He is a boss, he just arrived in India this past transfer and came to Bangalore from Visak for medical purposes.
The highlight of this week: so we have been teaching this investigator family from Hindu background, they are rad. They held a memorial service for their son this past week who passed away a few years ago. They invited us to come offer a prayer for their family, so we did. After saying "Amen," the grandpa, who was conducting the event, leaned over to us and said, "Aren't you going to sing a song?" The three of us looked at each other just like, "Uhhh...yes." So we pulled out our little hymn book and the three of us sang God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again to a predominantly Hindu audience. They loved it. We had three or four different families come up to us during the event and ask us to come visit their home and share a message with their family. Super cool.
Also, in other news: I'm being transferred!! I received a new assignment this past week to go help establish the Church in the city of Vijayawada, in Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada just opened up this past transfer with one companionship serving in the home group there--yes, not branch, home group. There are about fifteen or twenty members in the city. There is a lot of good work to do there. Oh, also, I will be training a new missionary in Vijayawada, his name is Elder Ramishetty, from Hyderabad. That will be great because he speaks Telugu and Hindi and those are the predominant languages spoken in Vijayawada. Hopefully I'm fluent by the time I complete my mission (;
Hope everyone has a great week, keep the faith!