Questions for Parents?

Questions for Parents?


Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 88: Santa Claus is coming to town...

Dear Fam and Friends,

Last week we were able to meet Ashita and her parents at their home. They were very welcoming to us Elders. After we shared a scripture Ashita pulled out her Liahona and asked us some questions from Thomas S. Monson's talk. She had the entire talk all marked up.In my entire life of being in this church I have never done that. It was amazing to see her desire to learn more about our church. She was able to attend church. But she had to leave early because she wasn't feeling well. But she did accept to be baptized on January 8th. We are very excited for her decision.

It was cool to be interviewed by Elder Funk and President Hodges last week. Elder Funk just asked us how our mission experiences have been and what success that we've seen. It's funny because I actually met him 3 days before I reported to the MTC at an all India mission reunion. He said he remembered meeting me. I think he was just saying that to make me feel good.

Last night while riding back to our apartment in an auto I saw this big thing moving up ahead of us. We were traveling on the free way and I was puzzled to what it could be. Then when we got close enough I screamed. IT WAS A FLIPPING ELEPHANT!! YES AN ELEPHANT! I almost told our driver to pull over so I could ride the Elephant home. I'm going to ride an Elephant before I leave this place. If I don't, then people are going to question if I really served in India.

I'm way stoked to Skype home this week.

Elder Dusara

Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 87: New investigator, Ashita. Vivik brings friends...


This past week was okay. We finally had a investigator come to church. Her name is Ashita. She also attends the level 3 English class. She comes from a christian background and she has a great understanding to the gospel. We are planning on inviting her to be baptized this week. We were finally able to meet with Vivik as well. He brought 4 more of his friends from English Class. One of them actually attends St.Dominic church just one block away. She said she was going to come yesterday but didn't show up.
I also read somewhere that walking around the streets of Delhi in the winter is the same thing as smoking 8 cigarettes a day. Today we have a sweet lunch appointment lined up with Brother Beesa from 2nd Branch. Then after that we are going to use one of the couple missionaries kitchens to bake chocolate chip cookies and deliver them out to members and investigators. Hopefully I can remember what my mom taught me back at home.
We are planning for our white elephant gift exchange next week. Then we have district meeting tomorrow with English class later in the evening. We already have Christmas booked with church, dinner appointment with couple missionaries, mission activity, and dinner at a members home. I think he is from Fort Lauderdale or something like that. 

One of the couple missionaries (the Hubards) went to Gujrat last month and they said that it looks like northern Arizona. I'll probably skype from their apartment. I'll do it the day after Chirstmas for me early in the morning like at 5 or 6.

The lines at the atms are like 3 hours long. last friday we woke up early and waited at the atm before 6am.. we still ended up waiting for 30 minutes. Also i finally weighed myself and I've lost 7 pounds in the last 6 weeks. I'm down to 175
Merry Christmas

Elder Dusara

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 86: Meeting with pastor and others

Happy December Everyone,

Last week we continued to struggle with meeting with our investigators consistently. We visited the Paul family with their pastor. He is really nice. When we walked in his home there was a few other members from their church that were there. They were all meeting for prayer. They were all showed great hospitality towards us. They all prayed that we have success in building the Lords kingdom. We hope that things will turn around this week.

We have a nativity program at the church every Saturday with snacks and games. We also show all Christmas videos on our tvs.

Also I have started to try to complete activity on the light the world campaign. We try to share this video and the message that it holds with as many people as we can. If you haven't seen it check it out. It's a great Christmas video for everyone.

I invited all of you to light the world in 25 ways over 25 days!

Elder Dusara