Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 - Bengaluru, Whitefield & MLC

What month is it???? Not quite sure anymore! 3 months left.....not real, and not sure i want to go home;) 

But...this week wasn't too bad.  We were pretty busy but still managed to get some decent work done.  Elder Funk came and taught us some awesome things about teaching repentance, and he is a great teacher.  Great experience with him and President Berrett (who is also awesome). Best Mission President in the whole world.  

This week with Shanthi and Prathapan, Prathapan had a set back, but we and his family all fasted for him on Sunday to have the strength to overcome, and so we are hoping that our faith and fasting will work so that he can be baptized on Sunday.  But Shanthi is amazing.  So ready.  And Preethi, our recent convert, is incredible.  Amazing girl with a strong testimony.  We found a few new investigators this week which is good, so we have a few more people to teach! We are still going hard and finding some success, so as Dory says, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." 

About the area, Elder Basil will be leaving for a new area next week.  Not sure where yet, but i will be the transition assistant with the new mission president.  Should be interesting.  Many times i find myself completely inadequate, but i guess that is what this is for is to show weakness, make it a strength and grow in humility.  Nothing like a mission to bring someone down to earth right?? 

So life is continuing on.  Very hot in India.  As far as skype next week, i will probably skype you next Monday morning for me so it will be Sunday evening for you.  I got the package mom!! Thanks!!:) You are definitely the best.  I downed the Reeses in like 3 days btw, oops haha:) But we are enjoying the waterbottles and also the towels.  They are good for our morning workouts as well:)

Well i guess next week i will just speak to you on skype!! 
Have a great week!
Elder Ball

And an email we received from Sister Funk this week...

Dear family of Elder Basil and Elder Ball,

Elder Funk and I had the opportunity to be with Elder Basil and Elder Ball today during the Mission Leadership Council held in the mission home.

During his testimony Elder Ball said that "it isn't an accident that we are where we are and who we are meeting. We need to rely on God."

Elder Basil testified that "God is our loving Heavenly Father. If we follow the gospel we will find peace and happiness."

They are doing a great work and we enjoyed being with them. It has been delightful for us to be in India for a mission tour.

Sincerely, Sister Funk

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