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Hi I'm Elder Bala

I grew up in Chennai a city in India. I serving My mission In ''India New Delhi Mission.'' I am a MORMON.

About Me

I'm twenty three years old, I'm the oldest in my family and I have one younger brother. I finished my degree in Criminology and worked for ICICI Lombard as an investigator. I also have a degree in 3-D animation. My hobbies are playing Soccer and driving in street races. Most of my life has been spent in Chennai. I'm from Hindu background. I'm the only member in my family and I have been a member of the church for three years. I met two Elders who were serving in Chennai, India.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born a Mormon. I grew up in a Hindu family, but I wasn't very active in my traditions. But my mom had small faith in Christianity and she had been to some other churches for a while. I'd heard of the stories of Jesus Christ when I was a young boy. Mine came when I met two Elders in Chennai. One Elder was from Utah and Elder Prabhakar from Hyderabad. They helped me to know about the Restored Gospel and living prophets. The major thing that they taught me was the Plan of Happiness. I learned that even after this life I could live with my family. When I learned this for the first time, I was very surprised. I desired to know if what the Elders had told me was true. I prayed and through the Spirit, I gained a knowledge and testimony of the Plan of Salvation. Anyone can gain the same knowledge that I gained by praying and asking Heavenly Father. No matter if we were born into a family of members or if we have become a member on our own, there is always a point that we come to know of its truth. I know that this Church is true and I am living it.

How I live my faith

When I came to know that the Church was true and that the Gospel had been restored, I was happy to follow all of those things by attending all of the church meetings, fulfilling my callings and reading the scriptures. Through the Scriptures I have learned the answer to the question "What is my purpose in life?" Because of this knowledge, I had a desire to serve a mission. Right now I'm serving as a missionary in the India New Delhi Mission and I love it!