Last week was honestly the worst week we have had in Rajamundry so far. It was very slow and the work was not as good as it could have been. My companion and I were able to reach out and meet a referral given to us who were actually really good. They all spoke English and they were curious about us and why were are In India. The brothers name was Sudhakar, and there was Akhil, and Prasadi(I think). They let us into their home and we exchanged family photos(the best way to start conversation and build trust). We explained to them our purpose and why we were here and we invited them to church. This week we plan on meeting them so lets see what we can do.
My companion and I are having trouble helping others keep their commitments. Maybe we are not doing the best we can to follow up with them? That is something we are going to work on as a companionship and see how the work progresses from there.
There has been one topic in my mind that I have been thinking about this past week and it has made me reflect on our investigators. Do I truly love my Father in Heaven? Do I love Jesus Christ? If you truly have a desire to be like Jesus Christ and you really love your Father in Heaven, making that first step towards baptism should not even be a discussion. The investigators we have now have some very interesting reasons why they want to hold off on baptism for a while(Alma 34:32-34).
Some of them just don't feel it is necessary to keep their commitments because they think they know everything? This next week I am going to try something very different in my teaching. I am going to be more bold in my lessons and I really want these people to understand why everything we are teaching them is for their salvation! No more mr nice guy...kind of.
I was sick on Saturday:( There is going to be a huge announcement coming up in Feb. President Funk is coming, someone from the seventy, the Asia area President, and an Apostle (I am guessing Holland!). There might be a new Stake getting announced so lets see what happens:)