It was one of the young missionary's birthday and this family invited all four of us to dinner. Their home is very small but love and hospitality...
Expanded it to create a fine restaurant. We enjoyed tasting several dishes with a different flavor than we had experienced before.
This is their bedroom and it became a place of great cuisine.
We ended the day with very happy feelings. Their plans were successful and we had eaten a perfect meal. (You may have observed from this picture that the family expanded from before dinner. A young neighbor is always there every time we come. He has a great five year old way. Holding up two fingers one on each hand he will say, "Watch the magic," and the hands go behind him and back out as he says, "I can turn two into ten." Sure enough there are ten fingers wiggling in the air.)
Three people were baptized Sunday at the second branch.
This young man and......
These two friends were the first to be baptized in....
Our new font. The old one had engineering problems and began to leak. Our new one does not have stairs on the outside, but nothing stops the work. A step of bricks leading to chairs and our friends were ready for their hearts desires.
The ironing man and his assistant work on our street. Besides long sarees and wide bedding they handle shirts beautifully.
The huge iron is filled with hot charcoal and they go to work. The assistant also gathers clean laundry from around the neighborhood then returns the finished work later that day. Does this seem an old fashion way to handle clothing? If you stand and watch for awhile...........
Like we did you will see that low-tech meets high-tech. Everyone in India has a cell phone.
This is our street very near our home. What is going on here? The other side of the world from us is asleep. When you wake try to guess what is happening. Post your comment and leave your guess. We will give you a second clue in your evening. Who will be first to figure the answer to this question?
Last year we were trying to talk about what goes on up and down our street. We got a little start but like anywhere life swooped in and got in the way of our plans. Finally we have caught up on the pictures of baptisms, conference, new districts and a bit of traveling. Well almost. There is one more baptism to be posted that we had to get out of another camera.
On our street you can buy coconuts. Every morning we hear the cries as vendors advertise their wares. If we spoke Tamil we could tell you all the things that are available, but all we know is that the cries for customers are enticing and unique.
“I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” 1 Nephi 3:7
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” Psalms 22:27