Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Greetings from Hyderabad!!

Hello everyone! 
Greetings from Hyderabad! In big news.... I'm getting transferred! After spending the last 6 months of my mission here in Hyderabad, the Lord has seen fit to send me somewhere else.. That somewhere is.... Bangalore! I will be serving in the Whitefield Branch! That branch just got the first stake center in India that was completed like 6 weeks ago and so it is basically brand new! I'm stoked! I definitely will miss Hyderabad, but I'm excited for a change of scenery. I guess Whitefield is very posh, just like my area in Hyderabad.. Maybe it's a sign that I'm supposed to be rich when I grow up? 
This week was a good week! We achieved almost all of our goals and we had 4 people at church! That family we are teaching came and their baptism is this Sunday, but I won't be here! I leave this Wednesday for Bangalore.. I'm sad that I'm going to miss their baptism, but I am confident in the missionaries that are coming and I know that they will be blessed to baptize that family! I still get to count them too so I'm happy for that! ;)
I'm very happy that I get to go to Bangalore. I heard that it is a cool place (both in weather and style) and they even have a Taco Bell there! (but no beef still) I'm really excited and I know who my companion is! His name is Elder Alosias (Uh-lo-see-us) and he is from Coimbatore! He is a really fun guy and I'm really excited to serve with him. We should have some good fun! 
The family in Oregon looks great! They all are way big except for Riley. He looks tiny compared to everyone else. And Andy looks like an old Justin Bieber. Haha! Well, I'm happy that you are happy and I'm happy that Dad is enjoying is new car until I come home and Mom gives it to me for free. Love you! :) 
Elder Head

Monday, May 20, 2013

Skyping was way better ;)

Hello everyone! 
It feels like its been forever since I last sent an email home, but Skyping was way better than writing a dinky little email! 
This week was a pretty good week. We worked hard and we had four people at church! That family missed a Sunday so we have to push their date until June 2, but they are solid and really good! We also were able to find two other families this week to teach and one of them has a date, so things here are going well for missionary work! 
Church was good this week! Like I said, we had four investigators at church which was huge. Then, I had to speak in Sacrament meeting again for the fifth time in five months! I was a little worried that everyone would be sick of hearing me, but everyone (including the stake president) said it was an awesome talk and that they were uplifted and they felt the Spirit. It was a really cool thing. I still get nervous though when I have to stand up to speak.. I don't know why! I teach people everyday and I have spoken a lot, yet I still get butterflies every time! 
Haha but I don't really have too much else to share this week! It was a good week and we are still waiting for President Berrett to come! That's really funny that Sarah saw Sister Funk! I love the Funk's so much! I'm still sad that they left, but I know that they have other assignments and important things to do! 
Thanks for all the love and support! It was nice to see and talk to the whole family last week! 
Elder Head

Monday, May 6, 2013

Incredibly Hot in Hyderabad....missionary work & the temperature :)

Hello everyone!
This week was a really good week! One of the most productive and a week with some of the highest numbers that I have had in my time here in Hyderabad! We were able to have 4 people at church and 4 people with a baptism date set for May 19th, so we are hoping that things will turn out and that they will be able and ready to be baptized on that day! We have some work to do to help them to prepare, but this is the missionary work that we love to do!
We worked really hard this week, It has been kind of hard though because India is incredibly hot!! It was so hot that I thought I was going to die! It's going to stay this hot until at least the second week of June.....Pray for me!!
Things in my district are going well! We are finding people to teach now, setting baptism dates, doing all we can to work hard and be obedient! It is an awesome feeling to have success and the Lord is definitely blessing us! 
Nothing really cool happened this week.....so I really don't have much else to say, but I am really happy that I get to serve in this mission! I feel lucky and honored that I was called to serve here and the Lord saw enough potential in me to send me to the greatest mission in the world! I love being a missionary!
Thanks for all the love and support!
Elder Head

Haha.....it must be really hot there as every sentence ended in an exclamation point!!! Here's a few photos. We hope that Ryan does survive the HOT temperatures :)

Naan preparation!! 

This must be the "just keep swimming" building!

Hyderabad traffic....yikes

Elder Head is working so hard his bag needs repairing.....

You bite it....you buy it??

Elder Head and Justesen doing the work!

I am sure this picture is for Grandma Cheryl and Great Grandma Alice as they absolutely love mice and rats ;)    ewwww!!