August started out with a fun visit to the Chauhan family with one of the new couple missionaries, the Hubbards. Brother Chauhan is a chef and Elder Hubbard wanted to learn how to cook from him. We first went shopping for all the needed ingredients and then the cooking began, with both Brother and Sister Chauhan doing the teaching and help from their daughter and son as well.
We first met the 3 Chauhan children in our English Class in Dwarka and they have since been baptized. Their mother joined just a couple of weeks ago. They are a great family!
Dwarka Branch was the location of our next wedding: President Arpit Pandey (1st counselor in District Presidency) married an RM Sister he met while she was serving in Delhi a couple of years ago.
They are a very handsome couple!
August 14 was the baptism of Brother and Sister Talwar.
August 15, we celebrated our 41st anniversary by eating at Barbeque Nation.
When we got home, I noticed all these returned emails that I had never sent. I had been hacked!
We get excited when new missionaries join us, but the opposite also happens.
I finally bought and conquered a coconut.
Here are some repairmen working on one of our air conditioners.
Last week India celebrated Raksha Bandhan—a festival celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie some bracelet around their brother’s wrist and he gives her gifts of sweets or acts of service. A couple of families we visited the next day shared their extra bracelets with Elder and I.
Here are a few interesting photos:
13 passengers packed inside a share auto with 4 more upfront on our way to visit members.
One family lives next to a dairy.
Look what was causing a traffic jam on a narrow side road:
A goat tied to a tree in the median.
Narrow side street scenes while waiting for a member to come guide us to their home.
Traffic Jam: when the light turns green, no one moves because there is no place to go.
A herd of cattle using the same road as our taxi.
Life continues to be very busy and most interesting here in New Delhi, even at our slightly slower pace.