Selamat Pagi semuanya!
This week was kind of normal in a lot of ways, but I'll just share a couple weird things that happen in the normal lives of missionaries.
So last week the pad lock on our front gate to our house finally got so rusted that the key couldn't open it... So for 2 days we had to climb over the gate really awkwardly, and people always gave us really weird looks. We tried to break the lock one evening and Sister Rowntree was being really loud banging it, and the lady across the street kept peeking her head out of her gate to make sure we weren't doing anything crazy. It was way funny haha. Eventually we went and bought a hammer to bang the lock open. That was a wonderful moment when we finally got it off haha.
We had a couple experiences trying to meet with new people to have new investigators. One of them was ........ She is like 75 years old and goes to a church here in Bogor that has 3,000 members! That's insane! She is super devoted and the whole time during the lesson she would just agree with whatever we said and then say "Puji Tuhan" which means "Praise the Lord." She interrupted us twice and just started praying to the Lord and it was way funny. We thought it was going to be fine to go back, but then she called us like 2 hours later and asked for Rp 200,000 in Indonesian money, which is quite a bit here... So that's when we pretty much have to decide not to go back, because we know they're usually not sincere... So that was pretty disappointing.
Another one we went to was ......... We met her on the bus last week. She is 16 and Catholic. We gave her a Book of Mormon and she gave us her address and was so excited to meet with us again. We tried to call her but she gave us the wrong number, so we just decided to find her house from the address. Well we miraculously found it, but when we got there, her parents were way confused on how we knew her name and where her house was. She came up right then on her motorcycle and had a terrified look on her face. She kind of pretended like she didn't know us because I could tell she was embarrassed. Her parents were nice like all Indonesians are, but the look on her mom's face definitely meant that she was mad... We shared a little message from the Book of Mormon about Jesus and then we left... It was a way awkward situation and we felt bad for ........... Hopefully her parents aren't too mad at her...
.......... baptism is planned for the 26 of February in Bekasi, so we just have to pray everything works out with that ward. It's been way hard to coordinate everything so we just pray everything works out.
This Wednesday there is a meeting with Linda K. Burton, the General Relief Society President in Jakarta! Wednesday night it is for all Relief Society sisters and Young Women. We get to be in the Choir again too. Then on Thursday morning we get a devotional for just the missionaries and her. I'm way lucky I get to be in West Java right now so I can go! It'll probably be the closest I've ever been to a general authority.
That's about all for this week! I hope you have a great week. Love you so much!
Dengan Kasih, Sister Davis
Sister Jacqueline Davis
Sister Davis is currently serving as a missionary in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Sister Jacqueline Davis
Indonesia Jakarta Mission
Jalan Senopati 115
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