The past six months he's been in Rajahmundry. He has had so many wonderful experiences and had been an instrument in bringing the gospel so several people. As the time drew closer for us to talk to him, his friends just showed up. We initially just had to use our phone because there was not a computer available for him to Skype on. His friends Grant, Tyler, Kevin, Johnny, and Jeff all made time to come over...even though their own Mother's Day activities were going on. Later in the evening, we were able to Skype with him and they came back and talked with him some more.
As I was sitting back listening to the conversations between friends, it's like he never left. The conversation turns toward movies, video games, sports, and of course they poke fun at each other as well. He is really blessed with wonderful friends who know that he is doing a great work in India.
The past few days we have been trying to figure out how to get a new camera to him. The one he had, he sold, so now he wants a different one. It's not cheap, and it's not an easy thing to deliver given the wacky mission address that he has now. We will also be sending him a care package. We found out that a 12lb box will cost $289 via DHL. Looks like we need to cut the box down by half just to have a shot.
He's doing great! He has really made an impact the past year of his life personally, and in the lives of those whom he is serving. It's at the 11 month mark at this point and he is such a better person today than he was 11 months ago. Thank you for all the support and good wishes of Elder Dusara in India.
|Phone call with Kevin, Jeff, Tyler, Grant, and Johnny|
|Skype with Jeff, Grant and Kevin|
|Skype with Rajina, Mom, and Noni|
|Family photo on Mother's Day 2014|