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.
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.
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.
“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