This week was awesome and we are having such a good time in Lajpat Nagar! This area is so much fun and there is a lot to do, both missionary stuff, and fun crazy sightseeing stuff. I hope you can see some of the cool pictures I sent home. This week the work carried on and everything is going in our favor, Elder Karkala and I are having a great time and are working so well together, I seriously still haven't had one fight with any companion. It's a huge goal for me to make it the entire way without an argument, and I think I can do it. I have learned a lot of patience and love, even when it's tough, but I always want to be the companion that lifts the other and always loves. I think if we all try that, we will see great results.
|Sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb in Dehli|
|Elder Karkala and Me|
This week all I have to share is a BIG Happy Father's Day!
First to both of my Grandpa's, it is such a blessing to have you in my life. I have learned so much from both of you and both of you serving missions was a great example to me growing up. You raised my two awesome parents and I am so thankful for your love of the gospel and faith so that I could have the gospel in my life and share it with others. I love you guys so much and cannot wait to see you again soon!
And of course, my dad. Mom to this day says I'm a Daddy's boy, but I love you both the same and couldn't choose either one, so I'm glad I get to choose both! But Dad, I love you. I know you love to be called Coach, but you're the man that even on the football field was hard to call coach, because you've always been Dad first, and that's the title I'll always remember you as.
There are 4 things that come to my mind when thinking of my dad. Love, Integrity, Hard Work, and Service. No one who ever reads this will be able to count the lives you have changed. You love everyone (excluding bad refs and Snake River). The kids who played for you will always remember you as a man who loved them, and then as a coach. You never did your job as a police officer just to do your job. You have always done it to help others and you have always been a man of Integrity. You tell the truth, you honor your word, and with a handshake you know it will get done. You do what you say you will do, and that's a rare thing in today's world. You have always served, and I think you will never understand how much you have actually served the Lord, even though you didn't serve a mission. You're the best example the World has, that the mission isn't the only place you serve your fellow men and help them change. I promise the Savior is so grateful for your service.
Finally, how could I leave out Hard Work. Holy cow! You taught me and the brothers to work, and that's exactly what we do every day. Parker on the farms of Marsh Valley, Price 12 hours a day 6 days a week, and Preston in India as a missionary. You once told me the best thing you could teach us, was how to work hard. And I didn't understand that as an 8 year old boy, but I do now, and will always be grateful that hard work is instilled in my body and mind, because of a dad who made life tough when it needed to be.
I want you all to know that I am proud to say my last name, Armstrong, in India and America, because my Father continued the pattern of being a good man and honoring the family name. I am proud to tell people in America that you are my dad. And I hope to always follow your example in everything I do. You honor the Priesthood, and you have been a good husband to mom. You are the definition of a good man.
Elder Armstrong #StayWard
|Dinner with the Aslami (Not Islami) Family|
|The Aslami Family from Afghanistan: The Grandpa, mom and dad and
Zechariah, Tanya, Shakib, Sheebah, and Mary. I seriously love them and I would do anything for this family.
|Recent Convert Rakeesh He is so strong in the Gospel.|