Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 - Bangalore, Whitefield

Hello fam!!!!
This week was an interesting one.  We had MLC this week and learned some great things from President Berrett about weekly planning.  He taught us really well, and so we are hoping that our planning was really effective so that we can have a better week this week.

Our week wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.  We got BUNKED. Hard.  We did spend a day in Coimbatore on Friday which was cool.  Pretty cool place.  Fairly big city but with a small town feel, so the people are super nice.  Except i guess there have been some issues there again with the missionaries and the RSS.  Hoping we can get all of that sorted out.  But i left my camera on our trip to coimbatore so i didn't get any pics....oops.  But Elder Basil has a few, so i will try and get some from him.  Other than that, Thanush was confirmed.  He is the shorter kid in the baptism clothes in the pic im sending.  He also received the priesthood which is cool.  Babitha didn't come again so that is super disappointing, but we are going to have to figure out what her real concern in.  Another one of our investigators named Rishmi made some nice progress this week, and Preethi's friends Sindu and Swathi are doing great.  In the near future it doesn't look like any baptisms for us, but we have a bright future for the April time period.  

So yeah we have been pretty busy.  I have been really bad about writing in my journal lately too because i just don't find time with all the things we have to do.  So yeah it will be quite different when the new mission president comes.  I probably will still be Assistant when he comes, so that should be interesting...
So answers to Pa's questions: Elder Coleman is from Layton, UT.  Preethi's fellowshipper is Irene Lobo.  We live like a 5 minute walk from the mission home and office.  Literally next door.  We don't go there very much though.  APs used to be in the office a ton, but now President Berrett has us out in the field all the time which is nice.  We don't see President Berrett a ton.  He travels a lot.  I have so much respect for him.  He is amazing.  Blows my mind how awesome President Berrett is.  I firmly believe he is the best mission president in the world.  

Thanks for the sports that at least MV made state.  NBA's going to be insane this year.  Also March Madness starts next week i think...send me a bracket???:)

Thanks for all of your support.  It's crazy being at the point i am now also, because i realize how much weakness i have and how much i still have to improve on, so this is a great opportunity to learn a lot.  And with great companions and the best mission president, seems like a pretty good situation to me.  Loving it.
Elder Ball
Thanush Baptism

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