Sorry this is late today. We went to Taman Safari again because Sister Roylance and Sister Wheeler hadn't been before so we went again. It was a lot of fun and it is just one of the happiest places on earth for me all for only 12 dollars :)
So unlike most people from America think, including me before I came here, Indonesia isn't just down in the corner here because everyone already knows who the President is. We were sitting on an angkot like 2 hours after it had been picked and someone asked where we were from and we said from America. They asked us who the new president was and we said we didn't know yet, so a girl on the bench in front of us immediately says Donald Trump and I was honestly super surprised from what I had heard. Even though this is a third-world country, one thing everyone prioritizes are cellphones. EVERYONE has a cellphone, and most people have smartphones. So they find out everything on the internet super fast. Sister Roylance doesn't say she is from Washington because everyone things it's Washington DC and start talking politics, so she says Seattle instead. Maybe other parts of Indonesia don't know as much, but missionaries are only in big cities, so we really live in pretty established places.
This week we had a few different things happen. We went on splits with the Sister Training leaders on Wednesday, which was good. We showed them some of the struggles we were having and they agreed with some of them and gave us suggestions on how to improve, so hopefully we can have more success when we try them. Sister Roylance and Sister Jatmiko went to ....... and they had a great lesson. They taught about the Restoration again because it had been a long time, and at the end she said she wanted to be baptized and she was going to pray about December 3rd! and we had as a companionship made a goal and were praying for there to be someone to be baptized on December 3rd. We tried to go to her house on Saturday but she wasn't there, so we couldn't find out her answer. So we were waiting at church on Sunday, so excited for her to come, but then the member that said they would bring her came and she wasn't with them. The member said that they had a friend they had to take to the station at 9 in the morning before church and that there wasn't enough time to go back and pick up ........ My heart kind of broke in half, especially because this is the second week she actually wanted to come and couldn't come. So we are really hoping her hopes aren't crushed and we can get her to come the next few weeks. We're going to go to the Bishop's house and see if he has any suggestions for us.
We did have a few weird lessons this week, but that's okay. Hopefully things are just waiting for us to receive them and we will be blessed with at least one person new this week that has been prepared to receive us.
Love you! I hope you got the picture from Brother Ezra today. That's gonna have to be it for this week :)
Love, 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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