So this last week was the most stressful week of my entire mission...actually my entire life. Elder Mulampaka and I have been working very hard this past week and we both have been stressed in so many different aspects of the missionary work here. We were not able to get splits to happen when we wanted too, investigators were not keeping commitments, RM's from the branch are not doing a single thing to help with the work. Its a stressful time here. But I think the most stressful experience comes from Sudhi's baptism.
We have teaching brother Sudhi for the past 3 months every Sunday and his progression has been astonishing. He really understands the gospel and he has felt a change in his life and he felt that getting baptized would be a great way to show his love for his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Based on where he stays he actually would belong to the other branch but he already knows everyone in our branch so he would like to stay. I told him that if that was to happen then he would have to shift his home into our boundaries. He thought about it for sometime and called me and told me that he is going to look at homes in Ramamurthy Nagar.
So since everything changed last minute, I had to cancel some appointments and make like 50 calls to different people regarding the cleaning of the font, the agenda, the records, and tons of other things. Everything went great and Ajay preformed the baptism. The spirit was very strong and I had ever seen the branch so happy in my time here. All the stress of the week was quenched in the little moment when Sudhi was Immersed in the water! I was comforted and reminded by the spirit that it was all worth it:)
Sudhi is from Kashmir and he is super cool! He might be one of the coolest North Indians I have ever met on my mission. We have been blessed this week with many new investigators and we have had some really good lessons. Next week we are planning for three baptisms. Sister Shanthi, Brother Nielson, and Lazaar. Nielson and Lazaar are bothers of Nicki. Blessings are being poured out over here in Ramamurthy Nagar! Lets keep the spiritual juices flowing:)
|Ajay, Elder Mulampaka and Sudhi baptism day|
|Shudhi and Ajay|