This week has been the craziest yet, and that's saying a lot. Last week, we did a whole lot of visiting less actives, and trying to visit our investigators for the last time before Elder Willis went home. That went pretty well, but I remember next to none of it. The latest events kind of overshadowed that...In India, there is a festival called Pushkaral that happens every year, rotating around the 12 holy rivers of India. This year, it was Rajamundry's turn, with the Godavri river. Whenever there is a Pushkaral, people flock to the river of the year to take a dip in it, from all over India, as a Hindu religious thing.They are usually pretty massive. However, this was the 12th Pushkaral to happen there since the last 12th Pushkaral, so this one is insanely massive. As in, 2,500,000 people are expected to go to Rajamundry alone in under two weeks, the duration of Pushkaral. There are a whole load of other cities along the Godavri that are getting even more people. We got shifted out of Rajamundry for Puskaral, for a few reasons. First, it's going to be almost exclusively Hindus there. Second, it'll be a huge party. And finally, Rajamundry's population is going to explode, so it will be really hard to do anything. Oh, and on the first day already, 27 people were trampled to death when the Prime Minister took his dip. The rest of the two weeks will be even worse as more people show up. Luckily, I'm 1000 kilometers away right now!
It sounds like you had fun at girls camp! It rained last night, hard enough to cover half the roads in a foot of water. Maybe they put you in that capstone course because you are finishing! And as for things to send, could you send some family photos that are waterproofed in some way? Everyone here has them, and all the members and investigators ask to see them. They have to be waterproofed because walking or cycling in the rain gets you wet pretty quickly. Other than that, things are pretty good over here. I've decided what I'm getting myself for my birthday- a camera with an optical zoom, and can see in less than sunlight. You can find cameras for super cheap over here!