Elder Dusara continues to "Hasten the Work" in India. He and his companion have been in Rajahmundry for approximately 6 weeks and they are averaging about 25 lessons each week. They are having a wonderful time serving among the saints in that part of India.
This email will be nice and short because there is not much to say other than the work is moving forward and we had the Baptism of Brother Lokesh on Sunday.
We have been teaching Lokesh for about 2 weeks and he is more than prepared. The Baptism was preformed by Elder Thambi (His first baptism) and everything went awesome! Brother Srinivas also baptized his son Satish. The day just got better when we went back to Lokesh's home at night. We taught him about the Holy Ghost and tied his father into it as well since he is not a member of the church. We asked him how much he loves his family and if living together forever would be something to look forward to, of course he said that he would love that and we just felt like we should invite him to be baptized. He was unsure about it at first and then when we asked him to pray about it he said he would to that.
We have been playing soccer every morning here for the past 2 weeks and not only do we get a good workout, we get the chance to teach some awesome people as well. This past Sunday we saw brother Vamsi at church and he has been playing soccer with us since day one and he loves the members of the church. He wanted me to hook him up with Gospel Library and to come to his home to teach him and his grandparents. Since the Cricket world cup is happening soon we will be playing Cricket in the coming weeks and hopefully I will have the chance to teach the YSA's how to play American Football.
So much for a short email. I mentioned last week that we have been struggling to have our investigators at sacrament. This past week was the greatest blessings we have received in a long time. Every investigator that we have been teaching that has not come to church in the past 3-4 weeks came yesterday and they had a blast at church. The members fellowship great and now all those investigators want to come back next week:)
We are having a hard time meeting with all our investigators even when we go on splits. Heavenly Father is blessing this area abundantly!
Enjoy the Photos
|Teaching bro Srinivas and Satish|
|Lokesh and Satish|
|Baptism of Lokesh and Satish|