Elder Hayden L. Williams

Week #12 - Vizag - "My old enemy... Stairs!"

So today we went to a big Hindu Temple on top of a hill called Samanchalem Hill. We weren't able to bring camera's inside so I will just say that the inside was like a line for disneyland. It felt like the waiting line for Indiana Jones but there were more idols and there wasn't a fun ride at the end. The inside of the temple made me uncomfortable. We took a bus on the way up to the temple but walked down the stairs to see the view. 

So in other news I have lost 10 pounds already. Kind of a terrifying prospect but not an unwelcome one. I also got told by Elder Barry that I have the best British accent he has heard on the mission. Looks like all that time we spent practicing at home paid off. 

So one of the pictures this week is with Brother Pedely this week. He is a member from Mumbai and he is high up in a company called HP. It is the main petrol company here. He likes to feed the missionaries wherever he goes and this is actually his second time feeding us I just forgot to mention it last month. The meals he provides are in this clubhouse that his company owns and it is some of the best food that I have had here. 

So Manohar seems to be hesitant to be baptized because he thinks he has to be perfect after he is baptized. We haven't been able to meet with him to tell him otherwise because it feels like he has been avoiding us but we are trying our best. We don't have a lot of others who are progressing. They struggle to come to church or really follow any commitments that we give. We have one promising family, the Kantha (any h after a t does not make the -th- sound but instead emphasizes the a, as in Kant-ha) family, Sister Kantha asked us yesterday where other members of our church lived and we told here some places nearby and she said to us, "Oh, so it's only our family who aren't members yet." We all got a good laugh out of that but I am hoping that it could actually mean she has thought about our invitations. 

Well that is all that I can think of for this week. 
Namascatam (Telugu Version of Namaste)

Elder Williams