Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 - Bangalore, Whitefield

Hey so last week i guess the mylds system crashed, so i guess my email didn't send to you.  So i forwarded last weeks:

So the title of my email this week is ummmm because i have no clue how to explain this week...So Tuesday and Wednesday i was just kind of chillin and mixing with different companions and stuff until the trainees came on Thursday.  So we had our trainers trainees meeting on Thursday morning and got assigned to a new Elder from India...

But the ummmmm part is what happened that day.  Right after the meeting and lunch, my companion was talking to president berrett for a while and then that night, he got on a train and went home.  I didn't even get to take him back to the apartment.  One day and he was gone that day.  So sad.  Poor guy.  He was awesome too.  Has an awesome testimony and so much gospel knowledge, speaks good english and is a really cool guy.  So basically i have been without an official companion this entire week.  These last four days i have been with my good friend Elder Porter (one of his batchmates), as he is waiting for his new trainee who comes in this week from England.  So i have no clue what is going to happen.

So not a lot got done this week but Preethi was baptized!!! It was awesome.  She brought her parents and friends, and it was so awesome!! Her mom introduced her to everyone and cried and shared her testimony it was awesome.  So Babitha probably will get baptized on the 28th!!! And Thanush also came, so he is getting baptized this upcoming week!!! It is great!!! Back to back to back baptisms.  For sure back to back and hopefully back to back to back.  

So basically it has been a difficult/weird week so i don't have much to say...sorry about that!  Thanks for the updates on the fam, and the SC and everything.  We will see what happens to me this week. 

We have about 78-80 missionaries right now.   After my batch, no one has come back yet...and no more hindi.  Yep Elder Ward worked with us for his last week!! it was cool.  I really like that guy.  Hey now!!! Don't put down my elephant ride!!! haha  Elder Coleman, one of the assistants rode with me.  They did two at a time.  So basically that's all i got this week...bummer right? But i guess it will all work out in the end! Love you guys!
Here are some pics from the baptism!!! 

As for this week....i will keep it fairly short.  Basically, out of nowhere I was asked to be an AP (Assistant).  Crazy how before this transfer i hadn't had any leadership, but this will be a great opportunity for service and to learn a lot.  I am in a tri-panionship with Elder Coleman and also my Aussie mate Elder Basil.  So we are together until Elder Coleman goes home next transfer, and then me and Elder Basil will be companions and run Whitefield by ourselves.  We have enjoyed being together and are working really hard.  We extended Thanush's baptism to next week and are hoping Babitha will also be ready.  We will see for sure, but basically this week and these days have been a blur, and this assignment by President Berrett came as an absolute shock to me but it will be great to learn from him.  So this probably means that i will be finishing here in Whitefield.  So basically that is it.  That's what i got for you this week and last week.  Been crazy but good.  Love you guys!
Elder Ball

Elder Chetti is on the left
Elder Ball and Preethi

Elder Ball and Elder Porter with Preethi and Irene

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