TellAll, What would you say to the early apostles such as Paul, Thomas, Mark,
and others who traveled out of Palestine and into Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Asia
Minor, all believing that they were preaching a "better way"? (Not to
mention the followers of Muhammad who rode out of the Arabian desert to spread
Islam throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, or the missionaries sent
out of India who carried Buddhism on its way to becoming a world religion).
Congratulations India! I am former Elder Tucker, a missionary who served in the
India Banglore Mission from 2008-2010. The people of India are humble, sincere,
and faithful. I enjoyed teaching them and helping to build up the church there.
I knew President Guday Rao when he was the District President, and I was happy
to hear that he was called as the first Stake President in India. The church is
very strong in Hyderabad, and we all had a sense that there would be a stake
there soon. I celebrated along with everyone else when the first stake was
organized. I'm hoping to go back to visit, for I have a love in my heart
for India and the Indian people. How thankful I am that the Lord allowed my to
serve them, and to get to know them and their culture. What a blessing that has
been for me!
Organized stakes in Russia, India. Daniels prophecy is being fulfilled. It is
an exciting time to be a Latter Day Saint.
When I visit a foreign country I'm most interested in learning their
culture, their religion, their customs, their cuisine, and so on. I find it
offensive when outside religions arrive thinking their way is better.
the nation of India is already a great nation. But by allowing the
Savior's message to be taught in their land will make them a predominant
nation in the world. Watch closely as India rises to become an influence for
good in a troubled part of our world. Would that other nations who do not allow
the savior's message to be heard would begin to understand this principle.