Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Saw this missionary again at the last zone conference. It is fantastic how quickly these men take hold of the difficult work here. When they come to this big city they can have the "deer in the headlights" look for a few days, but very soon they are veterans. They can swing on and off crowded buses without falling and they can work all day in the hot sun.

This man was our math expert when he served in Chennai. He took time out from Stanford to serve in India.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Always The Gospel

Our friends. He is a new member at the first of 2010 and she has come to Church three or four times. Last time she came to a marriage class and really liked it.
Our young new member, there daughter and her cousins...
Listened to a Gospel messages and a tender story of early days in Utah.
They and their father liked the story.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just In Case

Just in case this picture did not get in, here are happy primary children with their Baptism banners. They are learning to be the future of the Church.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Last Weeks

A new family is the latest baptism on this side of the city. You always want to finish strong. The last month one of the young elders dubbed our city "Madras Madness." Formerly the "Sizzling Chennai Zone" (When you're hot you're hot.) This was really fun because in the month of August 2010 our number was fourteen, the highest ever and with less missionaries than in past years.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Saving For A Long Time

The official paper. Our friend has been saving for a long time to get his own auto.
We call it the sports model. They all come this way and you take it to another dealer to build the top.
A great moment for this family.
Our friend had saved a big down payment but he was struggling with the bank. You need a co- signer. Their prayers were answered because an announcement was given by the government that for one day you could get a loan with no co-signing. How wonderful that he was prepared.
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Ready To Receive

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Wedding Details

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At The Reception

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Lots Of Weddings

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The End Of The Outing

A minute in the shade and then we were ready for the rest of the outing.

Now a first time in the ocean for these girls.

Indian style swimming is fully dressed.
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The Group

When your group starts looking like this it is time to...

Feed them and give them....

Plenty of hydration.
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Even the resting was silly and...

the games got faster and sillier...

Until everyone was wet...

And dusty.
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The Branch Outing

We arrived two hours out of Chennai at a place called Scripture Village.
We unloaded the bus and then just a short wait and we were escorted.....
Pass the cricket field...
To a tree lined arbor where we played lots of silly games.
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